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15 Secret Restaurants and Bars To Discover in Las Vegas

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It’s hard to believe that there are any secrets in Las Vegas. The city tends to favor over-the-top displays of grandeur over subtly. Nightclubs feature giant chandeliers and Cirque du Soleil dancers. Casinos don’t just close; they’re imploded with flourishes of fireworks. And yet even among the dazzling displays of neon, Las Vegas has its share of secret restaurants and bars.

For those who believe that the best slice of pizza is at the end of a nondescript hallway and the most memorable cocktail is served at a bar with a password, here’s exactly where to go.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Kame Omakase

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7331 W Lake Mead Blvd #104
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 771-0122
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This blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spot sits alongside Yummi Grill & Sushi in Summerlin. The omakase-style sushi restaurant, which offers two seatings nightly Monday through Saturday, takes diners on a journey of fresh fish over multiple courses. For $165 per person, sushi lovers gain access to an exclusive experience and rare, seasonal fish selections.

2. The Underground at The Mob Museum

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300 Stewart Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 229-2734
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What better place for a speakeasy than in the basement of the Mob Museum? The Underground pays homage to Prohibition-era speakeasies with Art Deco design and a working distillery plus artifacts from the 1920s. To access The Underground, patrons must ring a bell and provide a password. Once inside, they can order classic cocktails and moonshine and enjoy live jazz.

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3. Mike Morey's Sip'n'Tip

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111 Las Vegas Blvd South (DCR alley)
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 880-3696
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A short trip down an alley between Sixth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard reveals the entrance to Mike Morey’s Sip’n’Tip. The darkened, intimate bar was originally an event space for the adjacent Downtown Cocktail Room and now offers a simple space for locals in the know and enterprising tourists to order beer, wine, classic cocktails, and shots.

Mike Morey’s Sip’n’Tip
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4. The Laundry Room

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525 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 701-1466
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The chandelier-adorned downtown spot Commonwealth already oozes cool, but hidden inside is something even more stylish than the bar’s main room. The Laundry Room is the Commonwealth’s take on a speakeasy. The tiny, elegant space can only be accessed by texting 702-701-1466 and requesting a reservation and directions.

The Laundry Room
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5. Yaki-ba at Yui Sushi

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3460 Arville St HS
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 202-2408
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Yaki-ba is an under-the-radar chef’s table experience at Yui Sushi. Only two tables are available in this hidden, reservations-only back room of the restaurant. Those who seek out Yaki-ba will find a five-course dinner centered around certified Wagyu beef, which is available in four-ounce or seven-ounce portions. The menu also includes sake, owan soup, and wine and beer selections.

A5 Miyazaki wagyu seasoned between Himilayan salt bricks at Yaki-ba
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6. The Paiza Club

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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-1000
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Perched on the 36th floor of the Venetian, the Paiza Club is a dining experience that’s so secret, the average Las Vegas tourist isn’t even aware of its existence. Visitors to the Venetian won’t find any signs on the casino floor pointing to the Paiza Club. The exclusive space is invite-only and is typically reserved for the highest of high rollers. Once invited inside, guests are treated to fine Asian cuisine and just about anything else they desire.

The Paiza Club
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7. HARI-Sushi Kaiseki

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3945 S Durango Dr # A6
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 228-8856
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Located inside Naked Fish’s Sushi & Grill, HARI-Sushi Kaiseki is open Tuesday through Saturday by reservation only. The restaurant treats diners to a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner with optional sake pairings.

Naked Fish’s Sushi & Grill
Naked Fish’s Sushi & Grill

8. Sara’s

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4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 944-5931
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Interesting developments have been underway since the Palms announced its $620 million renovation in 2018. Notable culinary addition, Mabel’s BBQ, opened in December 2018 and subsequently added the carnivorous take on a speakeasy. Sara’s, which is named so-called “meateasy,” is named after chef Michael Symon’s business partner’s late mother and seats 54 diners with a small menu of Continental fare including lobster, Dover sole, prime rib, and duck.

9. é by José Andrés

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Level 3, Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7950
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A private room next to Jaleo’s bar holds a luxurious, performative dinner experience. The exclusive é by José Andrés offers only two seatings per night Tuesday through Sunday at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. At $275 per person, diners are enchanted by 20 courses that are as visually astounding as they are delicious. The dining room only seats eight and reservations often fill up three months in advance.

é by José Andrés
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10. Ghost Donkey

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The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Level 2
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000
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Ghost Donkey isn’t easy to find, but it sure is worth seeking outside. The secret tequila and mezcal bar is located inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas behind an easy-to-miss door that’s marked with a simple donkey illustration. Inside, the bar is decked out in glowing red string lights and floral and donkey artwork. The tiny space offers limited seating and a robust selection of tequila and mezcal, plus speciality cocktails and nachos with eclectic toppings such as wild mushrooms, tripe, and black truffle.

Ghost Donkey
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11. Secret Pizza

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Level 3, The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7860
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Late at night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, it’s not uncommon to witness a curious sight: crowds of people disappearing into a narrow, nondescript hallway. This is the unmarked entrance to Secret Pizza, technically named The Pizzeria, an after-hours pizza eatery with New York-style slices plus beer. In other words, it’s the perfect drunken discovery.

Secret Pizza
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12. Talon Club

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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000
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The Talon Club is just steps away from the action of the casino floor at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, but the ultra high-limit gaming that goes on inside will dissuade the common gambler from trying his luck. For those inclined to gamble big, the perks of high stakes include cuisine from chef Sam Yip (formerly of the Mansion at MGM) such as a specialty $688 bowl of soup featuring Cordyceps fungus, which is a rare Himalayan fungus with healing properties.

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

13. Catch

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3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 590-5757
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On the surface, there’s certainly nothing secret about Catch. The seafood and steak restaurant, which also has locations in Los Angeles and New York, opened with a flourish at the Aria in October 2018 and diners have been flocking to stand beneath the ethereal, floral-draped entrance ever since. However, the lounge at Catch offers a more clandestine entrance. The leather and wood adorned space, which is inspired by the look of a private library, has a secret, VIP entrance.

The bar at Catch
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14. Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar

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3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 730-6700
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It would be easy to walk by the entryway to Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, but to do so would mean missing out on a swanky, refined steakhouse outfitted in leather furnishings and Tiffany lamps. The expansive restaurant inside Park MGM is the perfect spot to slip into the shadows and enjoy oysters, bone marrow and dry aged bone-in ribeye. An exploration of Bavette’s uncovers private dining rooms and a hidden lounge at the back of the restaurant.

15. Su Casa

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3333 Blue Diamond Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 263-7777
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Located inside Mi Casa Grill Cantina at the Silverton, Su Casa is a hidden Asian spot that bridges that gap between its Mexican counterpart by building off of the seafood-focused menu of the larger restaurant. Here, diners will find sushi rolls and burritos, ceviche, ramen, poke bowls, and sake in a blue and red toned dining room.

Su Casa
Amelinda B Lee

1. Kame Omakase

7331 W Lake Mead Blvd #104, Las Vegas, NV 89128

This blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spot sits alongside Yummi Grill & Sushi in Summerlin. The omakase-style sushi restaurant, which offers two seatings nightly Monday through Saturday, takes diners on a journey of fresh fish over multiple courses. For $165 per person, sushi lovers gain access to an exclusive experience and rare, seasonal fish selections.

7331 W Lake Mead Blvd #104
Las Vegas, NV 89128

2. The Underground at The Mob Museum

300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Chris Wessling

What better place for a speakeasy than in the basement of the Mob Museum? The Underground pays homage to Prohibition-era speakeasies with Art Deco design and a working distillery plus artifacts from the 1920s. To access The Underground, patrons must ring a bell and provide a password. Once inside, they can order classic cocktails and moonshine and enjoy live jazz.

300 Stewart Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Mike Morey's Sip'n'Tip

111 Las Vegas Blvd South (DCR alley), Las Vegas, NV 89101
Mike Morey’s Sip’n’Tip
Mike Morey’s Sip’n’Tip/Facebook

A short trip down an alley between Sixth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard reveals the entrance to Mike Morey’s Sip’n’Tip. The darkened, intimate bar was originally an event space for the adjacent Downtown Cocktail Room and now offers a simple space for locals in the know and enterprising tourists to order beer, wine, classic cocktails, and shots.

111 Las Vegas Blvd South (DCR alley)
Las Vegas, NV 89101

4. The Laundry Room

525 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
The Laundry Room
The Laundry Room/Facebook

The chandelier-adorned downtown spot Commonwealth already oozes cool, but hidden inside is something even more stylish than the bar’s main room. The Laundry Room is the Commonwealth’s take on a speakeasy. The tiny, elegant space can only be accessed by texting 702-701-1466 and requesting a reservation and directions.

525 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

5. Yaki-ba at Yui Sushi

3460 Arville St HS, Las Vegas, NV 89102
A5 Miyazaki wagyu seasoned between Himilayan salt bricks at Yaki-ba
Nes R./Yelp

Yaki-ba is an under-the-radar chef’s table experience at Yui Sushi. Only two tables are available in this hidden, reservations-only back room of the restaurant. Those who seek out Yaki-ba will find a five-course dinner centered around certified Wagyu beef, which is available in four-ounce or seven-ounce portions. The menu also includes sake, owan soup, and wine and beer selections.

3460 Arville St HS
Las Vegas, NV 89102

6. The Paiza Club

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Paiza Club
Amelinda B Lee

Perched on the 36th floor of the Venetian, the Paiza Club is a dining experience that’s so secret, the average Las Vegas tourist isn’t even aware of its existence. Visitors to the Venetian won’t find any signs on the casino floor pointing to the Paiza Club. The exclusive space is invite-only and is typically reserved for the highest of high rollers. Once invited inside, guests are treated to fine Asian cuisine and just about anything else they desire.

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. HARI-Sushi Kaiseki

3945 S Durango Dr # A6, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Naked Fish’s Sushi & Grill
Naked Fish’s Sushi & Grill

Located inside Naked Fish’s Sushi & Grill, HARI-Sushi Kaiseki is open Tuesday through Saturday by reservation only. The restaurant treats diners to a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner with optional sake pairings.

3945 S Durango Dr # A6
Las Vegas, NV 89147

8. Sara’s

4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Interesting developments have been underway since the Palms announced its $620 million renovation in 2018. Notable culinary addition, Mabel’s BBQ, opened in December 2018 and subsequently added the carnivorous take on a speakeasy. Sara’s, which is named so-called “meateasy,” is named after chef Michael Symon’s business partner’s late mother and seats 54 diners with a small menu of Continental fare including lobster, Dover sole, prime rib, and duck.

4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

9. é by José Andrés

Level 3, Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
é by José Andrés
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas [Official Site]

A private room next to Jaleo’s bar holds a luxurious, performative dinner experience. The exclusive é by José Andrés offers only two seatings per night Tuesday through Sunday at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. At $275 per person, diners are enchanted by 20 courses that are as visually astounding as they are delicious. The dining room only seats eight and reservations often fill up three months in advance.

Level 3, Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. Ghost Donkey

The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Level 2, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Ghost Donkey
Amelinda B Lee

Ghost Donkey isn’t easy to find, but it sure is worth seeking outside. The secret tequila and mezcal bar is located inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas behind an easy-to-miss door that’s marked with a simple donkey illustration. Inside, the bar is decked out in glowing red string lights and floral and donkey artwork. The tiny space offers limited seating and a robust selection of tequila and mezcal, plus speciality cocktails and nachos with eclectic toppings such as wild mushrooms, tripe, and black truffle.

The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Level 2
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. Secret Pizza

Level 3, The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Secret Pizza
Secret Pizza/Yelp

Late at night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, it’s not uncommon to witness a curious sight: crowds of people disappearing into a narrow, nondescript hallway. This is the unmarked entrance to Secret Pizza, technically named The Pizzeria, an after-hours pizza eatery with New York-style slices plus beer. In other words, it’s the perfect drunken discovery.

Level 3, The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

12. Talon Club

3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Talon Club is just steps away from the action of the casino floor at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, but the ultra high-limit gaming that goes on inside will dissuade the common gambler from trying his luck. For those inclined to gamble big, the perks of high stakes include cuisine from chef Sam Yip (formerly of the Mansion at MGM) such as a specialty $688 bowl of soup featuring Cordyceps fungus, which is a rare Himalayan fungus with healing properties.

3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

13. Catch

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
The bar at Catch
Amelinda B Lee

On the surface, there’s certainly nothing secret about Catch. The seafood and steak restaurant, which also has locations in Los Angeles and New York, opened with a flourish at the Aria in October 2018 and diners have been flocking to stand beneath the ethereal, floral-draped entrance ever since. However, the lounge at Catch offers a more clandestine entrance. The leather and wood adorned space, which is inspired by the look of a private library, has a secret, VIP entrance.

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158

14. Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

It would be easy to walk by the entryway to Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, but to do so would mean missing out on a swanky, refined steakhouse outfitted in leather furnishings and Tiffany lamps. The expansive restaurant inside Park MGM is the perfect spot to slip into the shadows and enjoy oysters, bone marrow and dry aged bone-in ribeye. An exploration of Bavette’s uncovers private dining rooms and a hidden lounge at the back of the restaurant.

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

15. Su Casa

3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Su Casa
Amelinda B Lee

Located inside Mi Casa Grill Cantina at the Silverton, Su Casa is a hidden Asian spot that bridges that gap between its Mexican counterpart by building off of the seafood-focused menu of the larger restaurant. Here, diners will find sushi rolls and burritos, ceviche, ramen, poke bowls, and sake in a blue and red toned dining room.

3333 Blue Diamond Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89139

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