Vegas City Guide: They’ll Tell You Where To Go!

February 04, 2014 BY MAIA SCHOENFELDER

Skip The Strip! These Vegas vets share their favorite spots to eat and drink in Sin City.



Double Down Saloon

Recommended by Steve “Dirty” Wolski, Director, BPMW Agency

There are many kinds of disgusting in Las Vegas. The Double Down is the kind that serves Ass Juice and Bacon Martinis in a complete shithole of a bar. That’s the good kind. I once went to the Double Down with an Interweb famous menswear blogger who shall remain nameless. The bouncer wouldn’t let him in. “You’ re wearing a blazer, only assholes wear blazers.” ‘Nough said.

Slots A Fun

Recommended by Hillary Taymour, Collina Strada

I prefer Slots A Fun to do most of my drinking… conveniently located near the Golden Arches with a kitschy name. Here you find yourself sitting amongst the “real gamblers” playing $1 slots all night. Standard Vegas rules apply while gambling -- you get free drinks, they basically pay you to dazzle them with your good looks.

289http://1b4http://1b4http://1b4 S Las Vegas Blvd.

The Peppermill

Recommended by Ryan Keenan, Meg Company

For that classic Vegas vibe (the Elvis Vegas days).

2985 Las Vegas Blvd.

Frankie’s Tiki Room

Recommended by Jeff Halmos, S&H Athletics

Last time I was in Vegas, I went to this place called Frankie's Tiki Room. Apparently you get a free drink if you're wearing a Hawaiian shirt, which I wasn't. But you can bet there were plenty of people (had to be locals) decked out head to toe. I enjoyed a pina colada (or two), that's for sure.

1712 W Charleston Blvd.

The Chandelier Bar in the Cosmopolitan Hotel

Recommended by Noelle Sciacca, Lucky Magazine

It’s a great spot for drinks if you want to be where the action is. It spans over multiple stories in the center of the hotel and is literally draped in crystal beads to look like a chandelier.

37http://1b4http://1b4http://1b4 S Las Vegas Blvd.

Circle Bar at The Venetian

Recommended by Adam C. Passarella, The Cools

Simple and easy. The best spot for quick drinks. No lines, and random run ins. The jump off for starting or ending your night and the easiest location for meetings.

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd.