Casino bars usually bring to mind watery rum punches and built-in screens for playing poker at your seat. So when you walk past the blackjack tables in the Palms to find a huge deconstructed shark and Unknown’s cocktail menu with things like a barrel-aged negroni and an allspice dark and stormy, you’ll have to reconsider your expectations. That might just be the motto for a trip to Vegas, though. Sitting at the circular bar is perfect for people watching or testing out your new pick-up line that starts with “there are plenty of fish in the sea” before mumbling something about sharks sleeping with their eyes open and introducing yourself.
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On the 56th floor of the Palms, Vetri has one of the best views in the city, alongside some of the best pastas you’ll find in Vegas.
Libertine Social in the Mandalay Bay is where you should start your night of hotel-hopping; get a good cocktail and share a few small plates.
Rosina in the Venetian is one of the classiest looking bars you’ll find in Vegas; come for a cocktail with someone you’d like to impress.
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Mike Morey’s Sip’n’Tip
Mike Morey’s Sip N Tip is a great, somewhat hidden beer bar downtown for a more casual nightcap.
Ghost Donkey is a hidden speakeasy in the Block 16 Food Hall with a massive mezcal selection.
Juniper Cocktail Lounge
Juniper in the Park MGM is big and a great spot for a couple drinks with coworkers after a long day.
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