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18 Essential Dive Bars in Las Vegas

These 18 bars offer everything including a honky tonk country joint, a gay bar for the leather set, a drunk of the month, and more.

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In a city that's not short of classy cocktail joints, but long on thrifty and thirsty patrons, it makes sense that economical dive bars litter the Las Vegas Valley. Many of these bars possess a novelty value that might help patrons overlook some obvious flaws in their business plans. Others simply fit the bill of a locals-only dive bar, and might provide the adventurous with an off-Strip experience absent from any tourist guide book. Find gems such as Dino's Lounge, the Double Down Saloon with its "Shut Up and Drink" attitude, the Dispensary Lounge with its great burgers, LGBTQ destination Fun Hog Ranch with peanut shells on the floor, and more.

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Saddle N Spurs Saloon

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This 24-hour country bar boasts country music karaoke night, live music, and plenty of room for boot-scootin'. Resolute cash-only policy. True honky tonk bar.

Four Kegs Sports Pub

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Here’s a sports-obsessed bar that even sponsors two local softball and soccer teams. Most famed for their comfort food menu, in particular the Stromboli and pizza selections, this is a favorite of Gut Fieri’s. Unique for a Vegas dive bar, a separate back room welcomes families with children.

Hogs & Heifers

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The Vegas outpost of the New York City original and inspiration for Coyote Ugly is popular with genuine and wannabe bikers. Female visitors are encouraged to dance on the bar and donate their bras to hang from the ceiling. Bartenders frequently berate customers via megaphones.

Atomic Liquors

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Atomic Liquors is the oldest freestanding bar in Vegas, with a history that dates back to the 1950s. The age adds to its appeal as a tourist destination, but it remains a comfortable, no-nonsense destination for a great cocktail or beer with one of the best patios in the city.

Frankie's Tiki Room

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The premier Las Vegas Tiki lounge is home to deadly potent drinks, authentic, and plentiful Tiki props, and a peerless surf music selection on the jukebox. Find an expansive selection of rums, bartop gaming, and a ceiling swirling with glowing puffer fish and cigarette smoke.

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Frankie’s Tiki Room
Frankie’s Tiki Room

Tap House

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An Italian-American bar and grill since 1964, find 24-hour dining noted for its pizza and hot wings. The Monday night open-mic jam sessions draw from a roster of veteran local performers.

Huntridge Tavern

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Noted for cheapness of booze, plenty of TVs, unpretentious locals, and rockabilly crowd, this spot was a favorite of Anthony Bourdain’s. An ominous hunk of wood labelled "Attitude Adjuster" hangs on the wall. Their Jameson Century Club celebrates regulars who have downed 100 Jameson shots.

ReBar has it all: comfortable bar stools, friendly bartenders, a great selection of locally brewed beers, and even a stellar food menu from Davy’s next door. Outdoor seating is eclectic but spacious, with local bands performing almost daily.

Dino's Lounge

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A dive bar since 1962, Dino's welcomes neighborhood regulars and downtown hipsters. A simple joint with sticky floors, limited drink options, and open pool tables, this bar is most packed on karaoke nights, when nearly every patron takes a turn on stage.

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Dino’s Lounge
Dino’s Lounge

Hard Hat Lounge

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Perhaps best known for the mural on the wall allegedly painted by Frank Bowers in 1962 to pay off a bar tab, the Hard Hat Lounge is now under new ownership but continues to pump out game-day specials, industry nights, and really really good pizza from Guerilla Pizza, located inside.

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Hard Hat Lounge
Hard Hat Lounge

Moon Doggies Bar & Grill

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This small and smoky pseudo surfer bar with Buffalo, New York, design accents, and a sports team focus is best known for its elite bar food. Pair cheap drinks with cheesy, greasy (in a good way) bar food, with options like loaded fries, tender wings, and thick-crust pizza.

Champagnes Cafe

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Velvet-draped walls and red vinyl booths, framed Marilyn Monroe pictures, and the Rat Pack on the jukebox, this dark, smoky dive bar is all charm and no frills. Even a “Bar Rescue” attempt couldn’t modernize this 80s-style bar, which reclaimed its divey vibe after the TV crew left. Nightly drink specials only further energize late-night karaoke.

Griff's Las Vegas

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With 26 pool tables, you’ll never have to wait to play at Griff’s. Even if you’re not in it for the pool, take advantage of regular drink deals, pizza, and a friendly crowd. Unlike some of the other nearby pool halls, Griff’s is non-smoking.

Fun Hog Ranch

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A dive bar that also happens to be a gay bar. Fetish wear and leather are encouraged by their patrons. A rustic and basic design is matched by the unpretentious atmosphere. Cash only!

Stage Door

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The 24-hour dive off the Strip next to Battista's Hole in the Wall has cheap drinks and great people-watching.

The Dive Bar

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Open 24 hours, the Dive Bar carries the trifecta of dive bar beers: Hamm’s, Olympia, and PBR. This dark, dingy bar features sticky floors, loud music, and Las Vegas Raiders football near UNLV. Just don’t get lost in the bathroom reading all the stickers and graffiti.

Double Down Saloon

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In your face attitude and design, matched by the loud DJ soundtrack and shifting roster of live acts ranging from rockabilly to punk. Covered in art, stickers and helpful signs such as, "You puke, you clean." Legendary libations include the Ass Juice shot — rumored to be the collective bartop spillage of previously poured drinks.

Dispensary Lounge

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A working water wheel, living room-style seating, and 1970s lounge decor comprise this dive bar. Playboy magazine rated it the fourth best dive bar in the country at one time. The $7.95 half-pound burger remains a perennial draw for locals.

Saddle N Spurs Saloon

This 24-hour country bar boasts country music karaoke night, live music, and plenty of room for boot-scootin'. Resolute cash-only policy. True honky tonk bar.

Four Kegs Sports Pub

Here’s a sports-obsessed bar that even sponsors two local softball and soccer teams. Most famed for their comfort food menu, in particular the Stromboli and pizza selections, this is a favorite of Gut Fieri’s. Unique for a Vegas dive bar, a separate back room welcomes families with children.

Hogs & Heifers

The Vegas outpost of the New York City original and inspiration for Coyote Ugly is popular with genuine and wannabe bikers. Female visitors are encouraged to dance on the bar and donate their bras to hang from the ceiling. Bartenders frequently berate customers via megaphones.

Atomic Liquors

Atomic Liquors is the oldest freestanding bar in Vegas, with a history that dates back to the 1950s. The age adds to its appeal as a tourist destination, but it remains a comfortable, no-nonsense destination for a great cocktail or beer with one of the best patios in the city.

Frankie's Tiki Room

A dark bar with tiki decor
Frankie’s Tiki Room
Frankie’s Tiki Room

The premier Las Vegas Tiki lounge is home to deadly potent drinks, authentic, and plentiful Tiki props, and a peerless surf music selection on the jukebox. Find an expansive selection of rums, bartop gaming, and a ceiling swirling with glowing puffer fish and cigarette smoke.

A dark bar with tiki decor
Frankie’s Tiki Room
Frankie’s Tiki Room

Tap House

An Italian-American bar and grill since 1964, find 24-hour dining noted for its pizza and hot wings. The Monday night open-mic jam sessions draw from a roster of veteran local performers.

Huntridge Tavern

Noted for cheapness of booze, plenty of TVs, unpretentious locals, and rockabilly crowd, this spot was a favorite of Anthony Bourdain’s. An ominous hunk of wood labelled "Attitude Adjuster" hangs on the wall. Their Jameson Century Club celebrates regulars who have downed 100 Jameson shots.

ReBAR

ReBar has it all: comfortable bar stools, friendly bartenders, a great selection of locally brewed beers, and even a stellar food menu from Davy’s next door. Outdoor seating is eclectic but spacious, with local bands performing almost daily.

Dino's Lounge

Dino’s Lounge
Dino’s Lounge
Dino’s Lounge

A dive bar since 1962, Dino's welcomes neighborhood regulars and downtown hipsters. A simple joint with sticky floors, limited drink options, and open pool tables, this bar is most packed on karaoke nights, when nearly every patron takes a turn on stage.

Dino’s Lounge
Dino’s Lounge
Dino’s Lounge

Hard Hat Lounge

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Hard Hat Lounge
Hard Hat Lounge

Perhaps best known for the mural on the wall allegedly painted by Frank Bowers in 1962 to pay off a bar tab, the Hard Hat Lounge is now under new ownership but continues to pump out game-day specials, industry nights, and really really good pizza from Guerilla Pizza, located inside.

A neon sign for the Hard Hat Lounge
Hard Hat Lounge
Hard Hat Lounge

Moon Doggies Bar & Grill

This small and smoky pseudo surfer bar with Buffalo, New York, design accents, and a sports team focus is best known for its elite bar food. Pair cheap drinks with cheesy, greasy (in a good way) bar food, with options like loaded fries, tender wings, and thick-crust pizza.

Champagnes Cafe

Velvet-draped walls and red vinyl booths, framed Marilyn Monroe pictures, and the Rat Pack on the jukebox, this dark, smoky dive bar is all charm and no frills. Even a “Bar Rescue” attempt couldn’t modernize this 80s-style bar, which reclaimed its divey vibe after the TV crew left. Nightly drink specials only further energize late-night karaoke.

Griff's Las Vegas

With 26 pool tables, you’ll never have to wait to play at Griff’s. Even if you’re not in it for the pool, take advantage of regular drink deals, pizza, and a friendly crowd. Unlike some of the other nearby pool halls, Griff’s is non-smoking.

Fun Hog Ranch

A dive bar that also happens to be a gay bar. Fetish wear and leather are encouraged by their patrons. A rustic and basic design is matched by the unpretentious atmosphere. Cash only!

Stage Door

The 24-hour dive off the Strip next to Battista's Hole in the Wall has cheap drinks and great people-watching.

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The Dive Bar

Open 24 hours, the Dive Bar carries the trifecta of dive bar beers: Hamm’s, Olympia, and PBR. This dark, dingy bar features sticky floors, loud music, and Las Vegas Raiders football near UNLV. Just don’t get lost in the bathroom reading all the stickers and graffiti.

Double Down Saloon

In your face attitude and design, matched by the loud DJ soundtrack and shifting roster of live acts ranging from rockabilly to punk. Covered in art, stickers and helpful signs such as, "You puke, you clean." Legendary libations include the Ass Juice shot — rumored to be the collective bartop spillage of previously poured drinks.

Dispensary Lounge

A working water wheel, living room-style seating, and 1970s lounge decor comprise this dive bar. Playboy magazine rated it the fourth best dive bar in the country at one time. The $7.95 half-pound burger remains a perennial draw for locals.

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