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Where to Drink in Las Vegas Right Now — March 2022

The guide to the hottest drinking spots in Las Vegas

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The drinking scene in Las Vegas is ever-evolving beast, which is why this cocktail heat map, updated quarterly with the newest, most interesting spots, is an essential tool for any seasoned drinker looking to imbibe well. Much has changed in the last two years, but cocktails still reign supreme here, though a new brewery makes our list, as do several spots with outstanding wine programs. For a list of tried-and-true cocktail Vegas, check out our essential bar list, but if you’re looking for the newest, coolest thing, look no further than these six spots.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. North 5th Brewing Co.

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60 W Mayflower Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 312-7911
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Sister and brother team Amanda and Matt Payan opened North 5th together with head brewer Patrick Tofte in December after first announcing the concept three years ago. It’s the first brewery in North Vegas, with a 730-square-foot taproom and capacity to brew about 15 different beers. For now, the styles are pretty classic: you’ll find a scotch ale, a hefeweizen, and a cream ale, along with a several styles of IPA.

2. The Pepper Club

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921 S Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(725) 228-2393
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The Pepper Club opened at the end of February 2022 inside Todd English’s latest venture: The English Hotel. The restaurant takes inspiration from Mediterranean and Japanese cooking, and the cocktail program follows the same inspiration, with ingredients like yuzu and sake stirred into twists on classic cocktails. An extensive by-the-glass wine and sake menu offers something for every kind of drinker. Go mid-day to enjoy your drinks by the pool.

3. Caviar Bar LV

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3000 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 676-7936
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The cocktails at Caviar Bar are just what you’d expect at a restaurant with a focus on such a high-end ingredient. Try the High Roller, a martini made with Beluga vodka and topped with a blue cheese and prosciutto stuffed olive. Whiskey drinkers will enjoy the International Date Line, made with Wild Turkey Rye, black pepper syrup and orange bitters, while rum drinkers can enjoy the Strip View, with sorrel syrup, lime and egg white.

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4. Bar Zazu Las Vegas

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3000 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Chef Nicole Brisson’s Spanish tapas concept, Bar Zazu, opened at the end of 2021 and while, yes, you could sit at a table and have a formal meal, the tapas concept is just as suited for stopping in for a drink and a bite to eat. Excellent sangrias are on the cocktail menu, plus a selection of signature cocktails all named after the custom digital art pieces on the walls. Try the Highlander, inspired by Spanish gin and tonics, with Botanist gin, green chartreuse, lime, tarragon, and tonic.

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5. Ski Lodge

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Level 2, Chelsea Tower
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 534-3419
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Superfrico has a couple of bars inside it, but the best is the Ski Lodge, a speakeasy style bar decorated to feel like an apres-ski spot in a high-end mountain town. Guests can snack on pizza from Superfrico’s pizza menu, but the cocktail program is distinct, with drinks designed by Leo Robitschek and Mauro Villalobos. Try a take on an espresso martini, made with cold brew, coconut cream and cardamom.

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6. Larrea

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4515 Dean Martin Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 463-9777
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For wine drinkers, Larrea is an off-strip treasure trove with a list designed by master sommelier Lindsey Geddes. Dinner and bar guests can order bottles or glasses from the menu, and Ralphie’s Wine Shop, inside the restaurant, offers bottles of wine and six-packs of beer. A cocktail menu designed by Benjamin Browning feature house-made cordials, fresh juices, and strong pours into balanced cocktails.

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1. North 5th Brewing Co.

60 W Mayflower Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Sister and brother team Amanda and Matt Payan opened North 5th together with head brewer Patrick Tofte in December after first announcing the concept three years ago. It’s the first brewery in North Vegas, with a 730-square-foot taproom and capacity to brew about 15 different beers. For now, the styles are pretty classic: you’ll find a scotch ale, a hefeweizen, and a cream ale, along with a several styles of IPA.

60 W Mayflower Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

2. The Pepper Club

921 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

The Pepper Club opened at the end of February 2022 inside Todd English’s latest venture: The English Hotel. The restaurant takes inspiration from Mediterranean and Japanese cooking, and the cocktail program follows the same inspiration, with ingredients like yuzu and sake stirred into twists on classic cocktails. An extensive by-the-glass wine and sake menu offers something for every kind of drinker. Go mid-day to enjoy your drinks by the pool.

921 S Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Caviar Bar LV

3000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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The cocktails at Caviar Bar are just what you’d expect at a restaurant with a focus on such a high-end ingredient. Try the High Roller, a martini made with Beluga vodka and topped with a blue cheese and prosciutto stuffed olive. Whiskey drinkers will enjoy the International Date Line, made with Wild Turkey Rye, black pepper syrup and orange bitters, while rum drinkers can enjoy the Strip View, with sorrel syrup, lime and egg white.

3000 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

4. Bar Zazu Las Vegas

3000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Chef Nicole Brisson’s Spanish tapas concept, Bar Zazu, opened at the end of 2021 and while, yes, you could sit at a table and have a formal meal, the tapas concept is just as suited for stopping in for a drink and a bite to eat. Excellent sangrias are on the cocktail menu, plus a selection of signature cocktails all named after the custom digital art pieces on the walls. Try the Highlander, inspired by Spanish gin and tonics, with Botanist gin, green chartreuse, lime, tarragon, and tonic.

3000 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Ski Lodge

3708 Las Vegas Blvd The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Level 2, Chelsea Tower, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Superfrico Ski Lodge
Superfrico

Superfrico has a couple of bars inside it, but the best is the Ski Lodge, a speakeasy style bar decorated to feel like an apres-ski spot in a high-end mountain town. Guests can snack on pizza from Superfrico’s pizza menu, but the cocktail program is distinct, with drinks designed by Leo Robitschek and Mauro Villalobos. Try a take on an espresso martini, made with cold brew, coconut cream and cardamom.

3708 Las Vegas Blvd The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Level 2, Chelsea Tower
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. Larrea

4515 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
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For wine drinkers, Larrea is an off-strip treasure trove with a list designed by master sommelier Lindsey Geddes. Dinner and bar guests can order bottles or glasses from the menu, and Ralphie’s Wine Shop, inside the restaurant, offers bottles of wine and six-packs of beer. A cocktail menu designed by Benjamin Browning feature house-made cordials, fresh juices, and strong pours into balanced cocktails.

4515 Dean Martin Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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