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Top 10 Best Places To Get Craft Beer in Las Vegas

The one thing that Las Vegas has no shortage of is laid-back places to get your drink on. No matter your price point, music preference, ethnic background, nationality or age, someone on The Strip is ready and willing to meet you at your idea of fun and hand you a stiff drink, in exchange for your dignity and your hard-earned moolah. All around Las Vegas from the Strip out to the suburbs, thousands of bars offer up libations and suds of the common and obscure variety to entertain the city’s 650,000 residents and 42,000,000 annual visitors.

craft beer, Las Vegas

Vegas has its share of dayclubs, nightclubs, bars, live music venues, and fancy lounges; however, if craft beers are your guilty pleasure and weapon of choice, Sin City can surely deliver what you want… if you know who to ask and where to look. Regardless of your style and flavor preference, Vegas-brewed craft beers have undeniably become less of a gamble and more of a sure thing. From ales to lagers, lights to stouts, and hoppy to fruity, here are Discotech’s Top 10 best places to sample craft beers in Las Vegas:

1. Beerhaus @ The Park Vegas / T-Mobile Arena – $$ – North Strip

inside of Beerhaus at The Park Vegas, Las Vegas

Built in 2016, the 20,000-seat capacity T-Mobile Arena is an ultra-modern gathering place for large-scale concerts and sporting events. To complement the hundreds of entertainment dates scheduled at the arena annually – and also to draw tourists to the area on the few nights the arena is dark – the stadium grounds are bordered by The Park Vegas, an open-air cobblestone footpath lined with casual restaurants and bars that are perfect for T-Mobile pre-partying… and post-partying, since Vegas never sleeps duh. The best of the bars in the bunch is Beerhaus, an uber-fresh take on the German beer hall concept that features hundreds of craft beers on top complemented by made-to-order high-end bar grub favorites – burgers, ribs, hot dogs, brats, soft pretzels, wings, tater tots etc. – using hormone-free meat and locally sourced produce. On any sports nights at the stadium, the place is packed more than two hours in advance and one hour after; even if you don’t have tickets to T-Mobile, Beerhaus is perfect for getting together with friends, sampling new small-batch brews, and watching your teams on one of the pristine flatscreens while taking periodic breaks to talk smack over a game of ping pong, Connect Four, or cornhole under the patio misters.

2. Aces & Ales$$ – Off Strip (Summerlin)

Aces & Ales - Las Vegas, Nevada

Located on Tenaya in Summerlin, locals’ favorite Aces & Ales offers 50 different craft beers on tap, more than 150 bottle types, and gourmet comfort food and is well-known for hosting numerous community events such as tap takeovers, trivia nights, and Burger & Beer Nights. Inspired by the classic gastropubs of London, Aces and Ales appeals to the casual craft beer connoisseur who knows what he or she likes but nevertheless seeks to be adventurous and break free from the mold. The managers frequently rotate their inventory to ensure a full range of beer styles from pilsners and imperial stouts to reds, hefeweizens, and IPAs, and they are hands-on with each of their suppliers so that they are more knowledgeable when talking beer with their guests. In addition to top quality craft beers, A&A also offers a fine selection of ‘vintage’ single malt Scotch, Bourbon, and Tequila for when the workday or night shift requires something a bit stronger.

3. Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar – $$ – Off Strip (Downtown)

Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar - Las Vegas, Nevada

Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar is the perfect place to wet your whistle when exploring the rejuvenated Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas. The venture was launched by two Bay Area craft beer nerds who traveled all over America to sample local craft beers, then brought their knowledge and experiences to America’s favorite meeting place. Three Sheets boasts 30 taps, which gives them the ability to showcase a wide variety of unique craft beers from around the country side-by-side with those of local Las Vegas area breweries. The atmosphere is quite simple compared to glitzier watering holes on the Strip, but it’s a relaxed, congenial atmosphere where you can catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and focus on one goal: enjoying craft beer. If the weather isn’t too hot or chilly, the venue has two patios as well as a biergarten courtyard for plenty of space to enjoy drafts, ciders, and wines in the open air; it also has HDTVs for sports and is dog-friendly in case you want to bring along man’s best friend while enjoying cold sips of man’s “other” best friend.

4. Tilted Kilt @ the LINQ Promenade – $ – Center Strip

Kilt Girls bartenders @ Tilted Kilt Las Vegas

If craft beers are on your mind but so are food, sports, and eye candy – and in Sin City, we don’t blame you for multitasking – then Tilted Kilt Las Vegas is your jam. Tilted Kilt is THE BEST sports bar on the Las Vegas Strip, checking all the boxes off any list a customer could wish for from both a local sports bar back home and a fun-loving pub while on a hard-earned vacation. Great location? Check. (Stumbling distance from any Strip resort.) Theme party with sexy Vegas kitsch? Check. (Bawdy Scottish pub meets naughty schoolgirl fantasy.). Attentive, very easy-on-the-eyes service staff? Check. (See above pics… C’mon man, it’s Vegas!!!) Sports on every TV? Check. (Forty large plasma TVs and two extra-large projectors always tuned to live action, plus the Holy Grail: friendly floor managers that move quickly to fulfill any channel change requests.) Mouth-watering bar food? Check. (World-class buffalo wings, “Big Arse” Burgers, flatbread pizzas, loaded tater tots… the list goes on.) And… craft beers? Ohhhh, you betcha. TKLV carries over 60 beers on draft, over half of which are local craft stars now showcasing their major-league qualities on the All-Star stage of the Las Vegas Strip. A cold craft beer never looked so good…

5. PKWY Tavern – $$$ – Off Strip (Summerlin)

PKWY Tavern outdoor patio during craft beer festival - Las Vegas, NV

Way out west where the sun sinks behind the rose-colored mountains, PKWY Tavern is the beer-soaked heart of activity along the perimeter of the Las Vegas Valley. PKWY’s 250 beers include sudsy selections that are drawn from 120 taps linked to a spacious keg fridge, with the majority of beers coming from breweries in Colorado and points West (including locals such as Big Dog’s and Sin City). PKWY also serves up some of the best American comfort food in the city – their twist on pub grub includes appetizers like “beer poached wings,” a pork belly burger glazed with hot pepper scorpion sauce, sandwiches, pizza and desserts like a “Guinness Mocha Cake” – as well as an array of games from shuffleboard and cornhole on its 3,000-square-foot outdoor patio to darts, Bowlingo, and arcade machines inside. Regulars can join the PKWY TEAM (Taphouse Exclusive Active Member) loyalty program to earn rewards for every beer consumed. It’s also a popular college bar, and Thursdays and Friday nights – as well as any night when UNLV football or basketball is playing – draw a younger well-dressed adventurous twentysomething local crowd looking to sample new craft brews and make new friends.

6. Atomic Liquors – $$ – Off Strip (Downtown)

Atomic Liquors - Downtown Las Vegas, NV

The oldest free-standing bar in Clark County, Atomic Liquors was originally built in 1945 as a café and was converted to a freestanding drink-pouring bar in 1952. The bar was named for the atomic blasts taking place at the nearby Nevada Test Site, which could be seen with a cold beer in hand from the roof of the building. As most things downtown in Vegas, it’s not the upscale environment of the Strip, but what Atomic Liquors lacks in swank it more than makes up for with nostalgia, cementing its status as one of the timelessly cool bars in Sin City. Over the years, it’s been a celebrity hang-out, a dive bar, a film set, a pool hall and more, and a complete renovation several years ago brought new life to the venue. The Atomic is known for its solid craft beer list – there’s a rotating list of 20-plus brews on tap, from Saugatuck Nitro Blueberry Maple Stout to local seasonals – as well as a range of beer cocktails. And as a heads-up for any craft beer lover who might have just hit it big at the blackjack or roulette table: Atomic Liquors owns and sells the most expensive bottle of craft beer in Las Vegas. The beer, which was featured on the show Brew Dogs, retails for $3,600 USD.

7. Brooklyn Bowl @ the LINQ Promenade – $$ – Center Strip

bar area at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Located on the LINQ Promenade just steps away from the High Roller Ferris wheel, Brooklyn Bowl is a ultra-hip upscale bowling alley, a well-loved restaurant by Vegas locals (their Blue Ribbon fried chicken is some of the best in the city), and a concert venue showcasing heavyweight names in reggae, alt-rock, and other lightweight music genres that have rabid followings. But its expansive bar area at the front of the spacious, modern venue also shines as one of the best and most underrated drink stops in Vegas. Their craft beer selection showcases the best of East Coast and West Coast microbrews and rotates frequently and is artfully complemented by their bar food menu which offers high-end creative takes on the classics. Insiders tip: if you’ve got concert tickets, we highly recommend you come for Happy Hour (Mon-Fri, 5-7pm) and then stay for the concert afterward to avoid long waits in line. Except on the 1-2 times a month a major artist drops in for a more intimate show, Brooklyn Bowl is one of the more affordable ways to sip fine craft beer while enjoying live music on the Strip and thus always draws a crowd.

8. Beer Park @ Paris Hotel – $$$ – Center Strip

Beer Park at Paris Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada

So much for creative naming. Beer Park is designed with the goal of giving tourists a no-frills slice of Americana, but with all the frills of Vegas, baby, Vegas. The open-air entertainment venue, of which American mega-brand Anheuser-Busch is a strategic investor, puts forth a nostalgia-inducing atmosphere that mixes the feel of a classic baseball stadium with the communal charm of a suburbia park with all of the glorious food and drink favorites each has to offer. Similar to the Vegas Strip itself, this brand-new space was designed to bring people from all over the world together. Inside Beer Park there is a 10,000-square-foot upscale “living room” foyer with parlor-style furniture seating arranged in circles to encourage meeting new people; outside there are Oktoberfest-style communal picnic tables for communal drinking and a grassy lawn to challenge strangers in friendly classic bar games like giant Jenga, Skee-Ball, Pop-A-Shot, darts, and billiards. But on top of all of these perks, Beer Park totally understands – and focuses on – beer as the great global unifier. Their expansive beer menu highlights numerous best-in-breed craft brews along the hoppy-to-sweet spectrum and from all over the planet. Because there’s nothing more American than the beauty of diversity.

9. Pour 24 @ New York New York – $$ – South Strip

Pour 24 Craft beer bar @ New York, New York Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada

In Las Vegas, everyone flocks to the newest and hottest place / person / thing. However, any serious craft beer fan must pause to tip the cap and pay respects to the wise yet aging elder statesman, and Pour 24 in New York New York Hotel & Casino is the cagey veteran with the “When I was your age…” stories. Within the walls of this otherwise nondescript watering hole lie a craft beer drinker’s heaven: there are 24 taps pouring beer 24 hours a day, including at least seven locally sourced suds. In fact, Pour 24 had exotic microbrewery selections on offer way before the craft beer movement started becoming a thing. Nowadays, its simpler ambiance doesn’t hold a candle to larger and more modern bars and taphouses that have sprung up along the Strip; still, Pour 24 is simple, easily accessible, and gives a no-frills craft beer fan exactly what is needed. The bar has a full wraparound counter with wireless phone charging spots and some additional seating by the railing overlooking the NYNY casino floor; it’s the perfect setup for grabbing a brew with buddies (or solo while the wife is shopping), zoning out, and people-watching amidst the Vegas madness.  Added perk: Pour 24’s bartenders are longtime locals who are well-known for their super-friendly and helpful demeanor at all hours of the day… which is more incentive for you, dear craft beer lover, to check out their after-hours happy hour which runs from 3-9 AM. Only in Vegas….

10. Yard House @ The LINQ Promenade – $$$ – Center Strip

Yard House - Las Vegas, NV

Yard House – the beer-based restaurant chain born in California – opened its third Las Vegas-area restaurant – and 50th nationwide – in 2014 at The LINQ Promenade. To satisfy the thirst of the many visiting tourists, many of them coming from California for weekend visits, YHLV jumped on the local-brew bandwagon, serving popular Las Vegas craft beers such as Big Dog’s Dirty Dog IPA, Joseph James’ Citra Rye Pale Ale and Craft American Lager, and Tenaya Creek’s Hauling Oats and Hop Ride IPA. You won’t get bored by “local” either: the massive 18,000 square-foot bar and restaurant offers over 160 beers in every style around to appease stout supporters, amber aficionados, lager lovers, and bitterly loyal IPA enthusiasts, as well as a sprawling food menu with more pages than a children’s book. Yard House is the place to indulge and relax with a cold beer after a morning stroll along the Strip and Promenade, as well as the perfect prelude to…. more craft beer next door at Brooklyn Bowl when afternoon turns into evening. In Sin City, there’s no such thing as excess.

Bonus Activity: Big Dog’s Brewing Company Draft House (Off Strip – North Las Vegas)

Big Dog's Brewing Co. beers

An up-and-coming Las Vegas beverage brand rapidly gaining national recognition, Big Dog’s Brewing Company has been dedicated to brewing exceptional craft beer since 1993. Its flavorful microbrews, which are handcrafted in small batches and packaged in colorful cans that capture curious eyeballs in the same way those bright Vegas neon signs do, are showing up at every bar and restaurant in the city and you can’t miss them. Our personal favorite is Big Dog’s Red Hydrant Ale; the Black Lab Stout, the Dirty Dog IPA, and the Tailwagger Wheat are excellent as well. If a brewery tour is on your agenda for your next Vegas visit, we recommend a trek to Big Dog’s Draft House, which is a ways up Hwy 95 but worth the drive for farm-style hospitality, a delicious Midwestern-inspired pub food menu, and collegial atmosphere along with great craft beer. And of course, the brewery is dog-friendly so bring along your favorite four-legged friends! (Did you even have to ask?)


OK, so you’ve gotten your craft beer itch scratched early, and for your next chapter in your storybook Vegas weekend you’re ready to let loose on a pulsating dance floor, amirite? What’s the next step??? Line up your party plans in advance and set aside the appropriate budgets (or sign up for guest lists) using our Discotech app. Available in both the App Store and Google Play and featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp!, Discotech is here to make sure that rising bar buzz of yours carries over into high-energy late-night and next-day adventures. Cheers lads and lasses!

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Top 10 Best Happy Hour Deals on the Las Vegas Strip

Headed to Sin City on a budget? These affordable happy hour on the Las Vegas Strip offer the most bang for your buck, not to mention prime location and plenty of upside.

The Las Vegas that most out-of-town visitors know is the one of sheer opulence, fast money, gluttonous excess, glitzy sensory overload, and high-stakes swings in fortune.  Of course, the locals and insiders are happy to indulge all those “Sin City” stereotypes, because that’s the version that many tourists pay handsomely to witness – hey, there’s no business like show business!

And Las Vegans (hilarious, but yes that’s what they’re called) play the fiddle in tune because “a fool and his money are soon parted” as the old saying goes.   Hey, there’s a reason why there’s no state income tax in Las Vegas: millions of visitors a year foot those locals’ tax bills via hotel taxes, entertainment taxes, sales taxes, and all other taxes on general debauchery (and stupidity).

Happy hour deals in Las Vegas, Nevada

That being said, having a blast in Las Vegas on a budget is actually much easier than you think. It starts with the right cheap hotel choice, and after that you can save A TON money for all the fun stuff: shows, attractions. reasonably priced (aka “Ballin on a Budget”) bars and nightclubs… and of course, “Happy Hour” aka the food & drink deal of all deals.  Take it from us experts: there are a plethora of entertainment options that offer loads of fun in the central location you want – right smack dab on The Strip – at ridiculously reasonable price points.

But, we know you’re here for a good time, not a long time… so you’ll need some expert guidance to help narrow down your choices. And that’s where we come in! Here in order of our highly experienced customer service staff’s preferences is our Discotech Top 10 best Happy Hour deals list of on the Las Vegas Strip that you and our friends can give a whirl in those hours to kill between partying your face off at the dayclubs and nightclubs.

1) Stage Door

Happy hour at Stage Door - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Literally 24/7
  • Happy Hour Deals: $1 domestic beers, $3 shots, $5 well cocktails
  • View Stage Door Menu: here

If it’s all about cheap drinks for you – ambiance (or lack thereof) be damned – then there’s a clear-cut #1 happy hour to hit up while on a budget in Las Vegas. Stage Door Casino is a local classic – cheap drinks all day and night, central location, slots and video poker at the bar, a world-renowned juke box, a liquor store for to-go orders, and some of the friendliest bartenders in town… and not just behind the bar, but sitting next to you as they get ready for or unwind from their grueling work shifts on the Strip.   And of course, this “mother of all dive bars” is the home of the 24-hours-a-day $3 beer and hot dog – you remember their can’t-miss sign from every walk you’ve ever taken on the Strip, and you won’t find that deal anywhere else in Vegas. Added bonus: Stage Door was a favorite hideaway to Las Vegas celebrities back in the glory days of the 60s and 70s – Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack would relax at there after their legendary performances, and heavyweight championship boxers like Smokin’ Joe Frazier would wet their whistles there before and after fights. So you can tell Grandpa (post-COVID of course) that you drank at his favorite bar in Vegas, and paid the same prices he paid to do so.

2) 107 SkyLounge

107 SkyLounge @ The Stratosphere - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Stratosphere aka “The Strat” Hotel & Casino (North Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Daily from 4PM to 7PM
  • Happy Hour Deals: Half-price cocktails, wine, and beer; social plate specials (e.g. cheese plate with truffle gouda, Saint Andrè brie, manchego, spiced Marcona almonds, seasonal fruit, and local honey as well as lollipop chicken wings served with spiced sweet chili sauce)
  • View 107 SkyLounge Menu: here

You want views with your Happy Hour deal, The Strat is the place to get them. Being 107 stories above the Vegas strip in the Stratosphere Tower gives this ultra-lounge its name; while it lacks a unique moniker, 107 SkyLounge makes up for that with the most unique skyline view of the city. It’s the highest point on the north end of the Strip facing properties south, so it offers scenery only matched by the high-rise private residential towers in that area. Their drinks are incomparable as well: high-end martinis and more adventurous spirits expertly crafted from award-winning bartenders. 107 does have DJ formats and morphs into a quite lively “clubby” scene on the weekend evenings… but if a high-volume party isn’t your forte, it’s still got plenty of quieter nooks and crannies to enjoy the desert sunset and subsequent evening and ridiculous views in the company of a special date.

3) Beerhaus

beerhaus main bar - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (South Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Daily from 2PM to 6PM, 10PM to 3AM
  • Happy Hour Deal: $4 select draft beers, $4 gourmet hot dogs
  • View Beerhaus Menu: here

Built in 2016, the 20,000-seat capacity T-Mobile Arena is Sin City’s ultra-modern gathering place for large-scale concerts and sporting events (the NHL’s Golden Knights play their home games here, and it’s the arena where the UFC hosts their megafights). To complement the hundreds of entertainment dates scheduled at the arena annually – and also to draw tourists to the area on the few nights the arena is dark – the stadium grounds are bordered by The Park Vegas, an open-air cobblestone footpath lined with casual restaurants and bars that are perfect for T-Mobile pre-partying… and post-partying, since Vegas never sleeps duh. The best of the bars in the bunch is Beerhaus, an uber-fresh take on the German beer hall concept that features hundreds of craft beers on top complemented by made-to-order high-end bar grub favorites – burgers, ribs, hot dogs, brats, soft pretzels, wings, tater tots etc. – using hormone-free meat and locally sourced produce. On any sports nights at the stadium, the place is packed for happy hour more than two hours in advance and one hour after. Even if you don’t have tickets to the night’s event at T-Mobile, Beerhaus is perfect for getting together with friends, sampling new small-batch brews, and watching your team (or the team you just placed a bet on) on one of the pristine flatscreens, while taking periodic breaks to talk smack over a game of ping pong, Connect Four, or cornhole under the patio misters.

4) O’Sheas

Beer Pong tables at O'Sheas Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Monday through Friday from 10AM to 2PM and 2AM to 6AM
  • Happy Hour Deal: $8 Irish Hand-Cuffs (a beer and shot of Jameson); $4″Irish dessert” (12 oz. Guinness draft)
  • View O’Sheas Menu: here

With its brightly lit neon “O” sign beckoning thirsty patrons strolling down the prime location of retail and entertainment that is the LINQ Promenade, O’Sheas Casino has a fair share of tourist traffic wandering in and out at all hours of the day but especially during happy hour. In the late afternoon, the foot traffic tends to linger a bit longer… and the world-class beer pong tables – well-kept with glossy surfaces and eye-catching O’Sheas branding – are the key reason why. In addition to great Happy Hour specials, O’Sheas has $5 table games, an Irish cover band slapping 90s and 2000s hits, and even a leprechaun pouring shooters down visitors’ throats. But let’s be honest: people stay to take part in beer pong table after glorious beer pong table, and to take on the crowd of revelers lining up to stake claim to the “Best Ponger in (Insert Your Home State)” title and accompanying bragging. It’s a competitive but super-friendly and super inexpensive atmosphere: only $28 gets you one pitcher of beer plus server gratuity, 20 plastic cups, and 2 ping pong balls with unlimited use of beer pong tables first-come, first-serve. So get down to LINQ, get happy for their amazing happy hour, and shoot your shot champ!

5) Bird Bar

Bird Bar @ Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Flamingo Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Daily from 5PM to 7PM, 2AM to 10AM
  • Happy Hour Deal: 50 cent beers from 5-6pm, $1 beers from 6-7pm; $4 draft beer and $5 fruity tropical cocktails from 2-10am
  • View Bird Bar Menu: here

Flock on over to Bird Bar and get your beak wet with some of the most intoxicating drinks on the Las Vegas Strip, each named after an exotic bird. Which one will you put into your cage: the Pink Flamingo (Barefoot Rose, New Amsterdam Peach Vodka and a splash of soda), the Blue Jay (Bacardi Limon, Blue Curacao, Lemonade, & a splash of lemon-lime soda, with a float of Cruzan 151 Rum) or the Jungle Bird (Bacardi Dark Rum, Cruzan 151 Rum, Peach Schnapps, Orange and Pineapple juices, and a splash of grenadine)? In addition to tropical paradise in adult drink form, Bird Bar offers Strip-side people-watching, live entertainment on some nights, and easily accessible table/slots gaming right outside the bar floor… oh, and did we mention dollar drafts? Still not enough for you? There’s an Instagram-worthy bevy of birdcages hanging from their bar ceiling, and an outdoor patio that’s perfect if you and your crew are feeling caged in and want to fly the coop. (Had enough bird puns yet?)

6) PBR Rockbar

Mechanical Bull Ring @ PBR RockBar, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Monday through Thursday from 2PM to 6PM, 12AM to 2AM
  • Happy Hour Deals: Two-for-one draft beers and well cocktails; $5 and $7 small plates
  • View PBR Rockbar Menu: here

Deep in the heart of Tex… – ahem, Vegas – is a rodeo-themed gem of a drinking post with Texas-sized happy hour deals. Located on the highly trafficked Strip side of Planet Hollywood’s famed Miracle Mile Shops, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a Professional Bull Riders affiliated mega-venue that truly epitomizes the phrase “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” Rock Bar is a sprawling, modern, 16,800 square-foot backyard barbecue featuring two DJ booths, and hundreds of big screen TVs lining the bar. However, its crown jewel – or is it its shiny, oversized belt buckle? – is its massive hydraulic mechanical bull at its center, mounted and ridden in constant rotation by buxom staff and ballsy tourists. Get on up, squeeze tight, pull the bull rope and lean back for the greatest ride of your life… getting bucked will never feel so good, especially if you’ve already had a few of PBR Rockbar’s signature frozen cocktails to work up that liquid cowboy courage. Giddy up!

7) Foundation Room

Foundation Room @ Mandalay Big ay Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (South Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Daily from 5PM to 8PM
  • Happy Hour Deal: Select beer, wine, and Ketel One cocktails for $6; gourmet appetizers (e.g. Yuzo Miso Wings, Shortrib Poutine) for $8-10
  • View Foundation Room Menu: here

This is Vegas baby Vegas, where you can make a spectacular rooftop bar view even better by stopping by during a stunning sunset happy hour. Foundation Room – one of the Mandalay Bay Resort’s premier gathering spaces – offers the most spacious amount of real estate for large groups of happy hour enthusiasts to mingle comfortably. The venue is located 63 floors high and gives visitors an exhilarating panorama of the world-famous lights of the Las Vegas Strip; in addition to breathtaking outdoor vistas, the dimly lit interior exudes intimacy and dark-toned luxury. It’s a very popular space with corporate clients as a gathering backdrop for high-ranking executives sporting suits, or just middle managers in polos and khakis happy hour pregaming before throwing themselves headfirst into the late-night craziness of the Vegas strip down below.

8) Brooklyn Bowl

brooklyn bowl lanes, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Daily from 5PM to 7PM and 11PM to close
  • Happy Hour Deal: $6 craft beers; 50% off all cocktails and appetizers
  • View Brooklyn Bowl Menu: here

Located on the LINQ Promenade just steps away from the High Roller Ferris wheel, Brooklyn Bowl is an ultra-hip upscale bowling alley, a well-loved restaurant by Vegas locals (their Blue Ribbon fried chicken is some of the best in the city), and a concert venue showcasing heavyweight names in reggae, alt-rock, and other lightweight music genres that have rabid followings. But its expansive bar area at the front of the spacious venue also shines as one of the best and most underrated drink stops in Vegas. The craft beer selection showcases the best of East Coast and West Coast microbrews and rotates frequently, and perhaps even better than the beer is their bar food menu which offers high-end creative takes on the classics. Insiders tip: if you’ve got concert tickets, we highly recommend you come for Happy Hour and then stay for the concert afterward to avoid long waits in line. Except on the 1-2 times a month a major artist drops in for a more intimate show, Brooklyn Bowl is one of the more affordable ways to drink, eat, and catch live music on the Strip… and thus always draws a crowd.

9) Interlude

  • Location: The Cromwell Hotel & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Monday through Friday from 9PM to 8PM
  • Happy Hour Deal: Vodka cocktails and beer specials for $2
  • View Interlude Food Menu: here

Ummm…. in case you just missed it above, this place offers $2 well vodka drinks from 9 in the morning until 8 at night – 11 straight hours of debauchery. Oh, you need us to sell you harder than that? Interlude, the classy casino lounge inside new(ish) Cromwell Hotel, is the perfect spot to meet up with friends for a happy hour drink at any time of the day. Located at the heart of the resort’s richly red-hued upscale gaming floor, Interlude is surrounded by all the blinking-lights-and-dinging-sounds action Vegas is known for, which makes it the perfect spot to connect with friends and strangers, socialize, and tell your tawdry Sin City stories about last night. Booth and table seating offer intimate spaces to gather, and video poker fans can enjoy plenty of space at the bar while friendly bartenders are quick on the draw with a happy hour cocktail. Guests can enjoy free live music on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, or from Thursdays to Sundays take in one of the best people-watching scenes in Vegas: the evening crowd buildup to crazy nights – and crazy lines – at Drai’s Nightclub and Drai’s After Hours, each located next-door to Interlude and hands-down two of the best hip-hop music scenes in all of Vegas.

10) Tom’s Urban

Tom's Urban Happy Hour - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: New York New York Hotel & Casino (North Strip)
  • Happy Hour Time: Monday through Friday from 2PM to 5PM; Sunday through Thursday from 11PM to close
  • Happy Hour Deal: Half off bottles of wine, all beers, & punch bowls; $5 and $10 appetizers & bites (e.g. loaded tots, mac and cheese, fried pickles, chicken potstickers, sliders, and wings).
  • View Tom’s Urban Food Menu: here

A national casual dining chain founded in 2012, Tom’s Urban evolved into a restaurant and interactive sports bar with “big watch opportunities” AKA ones where guests would gather to watch various big-ticket sporting events from the Super Bowl and the NCAA March Madness basketball tourney to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes to live music performances and even major e-sports tournaments. If you’re in search of a food-centric happy hour experience on the Strip that remains reasonably priced, Tom’s Urban literally has something for everyone in your group with its eclectic blend of – and flavorfully unique takes on – the world’s favorite street foods. From signature dishes such as The Slopper and Asian Crispy Duck Wings to classics like burgers, wings, pizzas, and sandwiches, Tom’s Urban is one of the best casual dining joints and watering holes in all of Las Vegas. It’s also great for late-afternoon happy hour people-watching, with two covered outdoor patios sporting state-of-the-art misters to help you beat the summer heat as you laugh at all the inebriated tourists (including yourself) crowding the Vegas Strip.


OK, so you’ve gotten your “Happy Hour in Vegas” itch scratched early, and for your next chapter in your storybook Vegas weekend you’re ready to let loose on a pulsating dance floor, amirite? What’s the next step??? Line up your party plans in advance and set aside the appropriate budgets (or sign up for guest lists) using our Discotech app. Available in both the App Store and Google Play and featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp!, Discotech is here to make sure that rising bar buzz of yours carries over into high-energy late-night and next-day adventures. Cheers lads and lasses!

Las Vegas Strip Skyline at Night - Las Vegas, Nevada

Top 10 Best Sports Bars on the Las Vegas Strip

The one thing that Las Vegas has no shortage of is laid-back places to get your drink on while watching your favorite sports teams play. No matter your price point, music preference, ethnic background, nationality or age, someone on The Strip is ready and willing to meet you at your idea of fun, hand you a stiff drink, and put up with your high-fives and chest bumps in exchange for your dignity and your hard-earned moolah. Most of the time, that stiff drink also comes with a warm smile, a welcoming ear, and witty chatter that may eventually lead to a memorable Sin City game watch experience.

To be sure, Vegas is teeming with alcohol-fueled entertainment options – pools, dayclubs, nightclubs, bars, live music venues, and fancy lounges. However, if sports are your guilty pleasure and a must-see match is a centerpiece of your vacation weekend, Sin City can surely deliver what you want… if you know who to ask and where to look. Your team is playing in a big game, you’ve placing a big wager on them, and you’re looking for a big flatscreen and some big mugs of beer to watch the festivities. We’ve got you covered, superfan: throw on your favorite player’s jersey and make your pregame warmup jog from your hotel over to one of Discotech’s Top 10 best sports bars on the Las Vegas Strip.

1. Tilted Kilt @ The LINQ Promenade – $ – Center Strip

Kilt Girls bartenders @ Tilted Kilt - - Las Vegas, Nevada

Repeat after me: Tilted Kilt Las Vegas is THE BEST sports bar on the Las Vegas Strip. There is zero hyperbole in this claim, as TKLV checks all the boxes off any list a customer could wish for from both a local sports bar back home and a fun-loving pub while on a hard-earned vacation. Great location? Check. (Stumbling distance from any Strip resort.) Theme party with sexy Vegas kitsch? Check. (Bawdy Scottish pub meets naughty schoolgirl fantasy.) Reasonably priced drinks? Check. (Some of the cheapest on the Strip, surprisingly.) Attentive, very easy-on-the-eyes service staff? Check. (See above pics… C’mon man, it’s Vegas!!!) Sports on every TV? Check. (Forty large plasma TVs and two extra-large projectors always tuned to live action, plus the Holy Grail: friendly floor managers that move quickly to fulfill any channel change requests.) Mouth-watering bar food? Check. (World-class buffalo wings, “Big Arse” Burgers, flatbread pizzas, loaded tater tots… the list goes on.) Turnt up parties on big occasions like St Patrick’s Day, Halloween, and NFL Playoffs / Super Bowl? Check. When it comes to bars, Vegas is the major leagues… and TKLV is a first-ballot Hall of Fame candidate.

Closest nightclub afterparty to Tilted Kilt: Drai’s / Drai’s After Hours (@ Cromwell resort next door)

2. Lagasse’s Stadium @ Palazzo – $$$ – North Strip

Lagasse Stadium - Las Vegas, Nevada

In Sin City, you better believe size matters — especially during a big sports weekend. The cavernous Lagasse’s Stadium at Palazzo showcases delicious game-day grub from New Orleans celebrity chef and New Orleans Saints die-hard Emeril Lagasse (duh) in an ultra luxe setting; it’s everything you could ask for from a game watch on the Strip. The all-in-one hangout is an auditorium-sized man cave with leather couches and tables scattered in front of more than 100 TV screens, along with a giant four-story riser of stadium-style VIP seating that faces a 16-foot-wide video wall. Private rooms can be booked for larger parties, and some of these rooms open up to an outdoor patio facing the world-famous Vegas Strip. And the best part: guests can place last-minute bets on live sports events at Lagasse’s in-house William Hill sportsbook window, making it convenient to make money of your “sure thing” hunch in between bites of your Meatloaf Po-boy…. or Creole Burger… or Spice Rubbed Baby Back Ribs… or Shrimp Gumbo…. or Classic Wings…

Closest nightclub afterparty to Lagasse’s: Tao Nightclub (in Venetian next door)

3. Beerhaus @ The Park Vegas / T-Mobile Arena – $$ – North Strip

inside of Beerhaus at The Park Vegas, Las Vegas

Built in 2016, the 20,000-seat capacity T-Mobile Arena is an ultra-modern gathering place for large-scale concerts and sporting events (home games for the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights and UFC megafights are hosted here). To complement the hundreds of entertainment dates scheduled at the arena annually – and also to draw tourists to the area on the few nights the arena is dark – the stadium grounds are bordered by The Park Vegas, an open-air cobblestone footpath lined with casual restaurants and bars that are perfect for T-Mobile pre-partying… and post-partying, since Vegas never sleeps duh. The best of the bars in the bunch is Beerhaus, an uber-fresh take on the German beer hall concept that features hundreds of craft beers on top complemented by made-to-order high-end bar grub favorites – burgers, ribs, hot dogs, brats, soft pretzels, wings, tater tots etc. – using hormone-free meat and locally sourced produce. On any sports nights at the stadium, the place is packed more than two hours in advance and one hour after; even if you don’t have tickets to T-Mobile, Beerhaus is perfect for getting together with friends, sampling new small-batch brews, and watching your teams on one of the pristine flatscreens while taking periodic breaks to talk smack over a game of ping pong, Connect Four, or cornhole under the patio misters.

Upcoming events at T-Mobile Arena
Closest nightclub afterparty to Beerhaus: On The Record (in Park MGM resort next door)

4. Beer Park @ Paris – $$ – Center Strip

Beer Park @ Paris - Las Vegas, Nevada

So much for creative naming. Beer Park is designed with the goal of giving sports nut tourists a no-frills slice of Americana, but with all the frills of Vegas, baby, Vegas. The open-air entertainment venue, of which American mega-brand Anheuser-Busch is a strategic investor, puts forth a nostalgia-inducing atmosphere that mixes the feel of a classic baseball stadium with the communal charm of a suburbia park with all of the glorious food and drink favorites each has to offer. Inside Beer Park there is a 10,000-square-foot upscale “living room” foyer with parlor-style furniture seating arranged in circles to encourage meeting new people; outside there are Oktoberfest-style communal picnic tables for communal drinking and a grassy lawn to challenge strangers in friendly classic bar games like giant Jenga, Skee-Ball, Pop-A-Shot, darts, and billiards. But on top of these perks, Beer Park totally understands – and focuses on – sports as the great global unifier: along with Lagasse’s it’s one of just a few bars in Las Vegas to offer onsite wagering outside of a sportsbook, and gargantuan towers on each side of the main bar display multiple high-definition televisions that are ideal for watching the biggest sports matches of the day whether you’re a longtime die-hard or a new “fan” holding a $20 wager in hand.

Upcoming events at Beer Park
Closest nightclub afterparty to Beer Park: Chateau (in resort on first floor)

5. Tom’s Urban @ New York New York – $$$ – North Strip

Tom's Urban, Las Vegas, NV

A national casual dining chain founded in 2012, Tom’s Urban evolved into a restaurant and interactive sports bar with “big watch opportunities” AKA ones where guests would gather to watch various big-ticket sporting events from the Super Bowl and the NCAA March Madness basketball tourney to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes to live music performances and even major e-sports tournaments. If you’re in search of a food-centric happy hour experience on the Strip that remains reasonably priced, Tom’s Urban literally has something for everyone in your group with its eclectic blend of – and flavorfully unique takes on – the world’s favorite street foods. From signature dishes such as The Slopper and Asian Crispy Duck Wings to classics like burgers, wings, pizzas, and sandwiches, Tom’s Urban is one of the best casual dining joints and watering holes in all of Las Vegas. It’s also great for late-afternoon happy hour people-watching, with two covered outdoor patios sporting state-of-the-art misters to help you beat the summer heat as you laugh at all the inebriated tourists (including yourself) crowding the Vegas Strip.

Closest nightclub afterparty to Tom’s Urban: On The Record (@ Park MGM next door)

6. Brooklyn Bowl @ The LINQ Promenade – $$ – Center Strip

bar area at Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, Nevada

How about some friendly sports competition alongside your sports viewing? Brooklyn Bowl is an ultra-hip upscale bowling alley and late-night concert venue showcasing heavyweight names in reggae, alt-rock, and other lightweight music genres that have rabid followings. But its expansive bar area at the front of the spacious venue also shines as one of the hippest and most underrated drink stops and game-watching ambiances in Vegas. The craft beer selection showcases the best of East Coast and West Coast microbrews and rotates frequently, and perhaps even better than the beer is their bar food menu which offers high-end creative takes on the classics and is a well-loved restaurant by Vegas locals (their Blue Ribbon fried chicken is some of the best in the city). Insiders tip: if you’ve got concert tickets, we highly recommend you come for Happy Hour, catch a few games on TV, and then stay for the concert afterward to avoid long waits in line. Except on the 1-2 times a month a major artist drops in for a more intimate show, Brooklyn Bowl is one of the more affordable ways to drink, eat, and catch sports and live music on the Strip… and thus always draws a crowd.

Closest nightclub afterparty to Brooklyn Bowl: Drai’s / Drai’s After Hours (@ Cromwell resort next door)

7. Blondies @ Planet Hollywood – $ – Center Strip

Blondies @ Miracle Mile Shops, Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, Nevada

If the girlfriend or wife is the type to spend a large chunk of her Vegas weekend in “shop ’til you drop” mode and all you want to do is relax and zone out over a beer and a ballgame, set her loose at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops and mosey on over to Blondies. With free parking on-site and a prime central location a reasonable walk from all Strip resorts, Blondies has rightfully earned its title as “Best Sports Bar in America in the Middle of a Shopping Mall” It also has more than 40 big screens, including one that’s 12 feet long, an expansive bar food menu, best of all a and a pretty killer happy hour: $20 all-you-can-drink specials are offered on domestic drafts and well liquors Monday through Friday from 3-6pm and from 10pm-1am Between baseball, football, and whatever the international tourists want to see – usually soccer – there’s always a game worth watching and a friendly crowd to chat up while waiting for your significant other to max out your credit card.

Closest nightclub afterparty to Blondies: Jewel (@ Aria across street)

8. The Book @ The LINQ – $$ – Center Strip

The Book @ The LINQ - Las Vegas, Nevada

Much like that of a Vegas Fight Weekend headliner, the LINQ’s penchant for punching above its weight when it comes to luxury has long been known among hardcore Vegas insiders and locals, and you’re likely still in the dark. The youngest sibling in the Caesars family – and perhaps the one with the most spunk – the LINQ was renovated, rebranded, and relaunched in 2014 with an emphasis on targeting fresh-faced Millennials. In 2018, the LINQ’s sportsbook underwent a major modernization effort and relaunched as The Book, replacing its sterile casino image with a non-traditional sprawling layout that looks a little more like a luxe living room. There’s plenty of comfortable furniture for lounging around, 87 flat-screen televisions (some as large as 98”), a full-length bar with video poker stations, nd “fan caves” for seating larger groups. The space is as much an interactive sports bar as it’s a sportsbook, and it’s designed for guests to take control of their gambling and gaming experience. There is a non-gambling gaming element with X-Box and augmented reality games; you can even choose to play video games on the TV if your team gets blown out early. Beer is served through pour-your-own digital taps and food is provided by Sticky Chicken, an in-house food truck best known for its Gladiator fried chicken and grilled mozzarella sandwich.

Closest afterparty nightclub to The Book: Omnia (@ Caesars’ Palace across street)

9. PBR Rock Bar @ Planet Hollywood – $$ – Center Strip

Inside of PBR Rock Bar with mechanical bull

Deep in the heart of Tex… – ahem, the Las Vegas Strip – is a rodeo-themed gem of a sports bar. Located on the highly trafficked Las Vegas Boulevard side of Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a Professional Bull Riders affiliated mega-venue that truly epitomizes the phrase “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” Rock Bar is a sprawling, modern, 16,800 square-foot backyard barbecue featuring two DJ booths, hundreds of big screen TVs lining the bar, and a massive hydraulic mechanical bull at its center, mounted and ridden in constant rotation by buxom staff and ballsy tourists. In addition to the bull, Rock Bar’s boasts an expansive outdoor drinking patio – with cooling mist in the summer, heat lamps in the winter – that is packed nearly all times of the year and at all times of the day. Rock Bar’s steady reservations traffic is endlessly bolstered by walk-ups seeking to take advantage of PBR’s awesome drink specials to quench their thirst at its specialty frozen drink bar or its three other full-service bars. Locals normally shy away from Rock Bar as this is a true tourist trap, but that doesn’t make it any less fun a time for the visitors who dismount from their saddles and wander in looking to catch a big game on the Texas-sized flatscreens. Cowboy Up!

Closest nightclub afterparty to PBR Rock Bar: Marquee Nightclub (@ Cosmopolitan across street)

10. TAP @ MGM Grand – $ – South Strip

TAP sports bar @ MGM Grand - Las Vegas, NV

If sports is religion to you and you prefer your sports bars to take on a church-like quality, then TAP is your place. The walls are decorated with sacred memorabilia, from boxing gloves used in championship fights to hockey sticks used in the Stanley Cup Finals. With a whopping 60 HD flat-screen televisions in all directions, you’re in for great food, ice cold beer and an unparalleled upscale sports dining experience. The beer selection is heavy on local and seasonal brews – drafts on tap, of course – and the kitchen turns out tasty sports bar fare like buffalo wings, Philly cheesesteak sliders, sourdough pretzels with cheese sauce, and fried s’mores. TAP is also a stone’s throw from the MGM Grand sportsbook, which makes it convenient for you to place a halftime bet without losing your table. Added bonus: the usually monstrous lines for Hakkasan Nightclub less than 100 feet away can be conveniently eyeballed from TAP’s bar area, which makes this sports bar the optimal pre-game / rendezvous point prior to entering Hakkasan… not to mention the first spot to reconvene your all-star team for one more drink (or eight) upon exiting the cavernous nightclub.

Closest nightclub afterparty to Tap: Hakkasan (in resort on first floor)


OK, so you’ve gotten your “sports bar in Vegas” itch scratched early, and for your next chapter in your storybook Vegas weekend you’re ready to let loose on a pulsating dance floor, amirite? What’s the next step??? Line up your party plans in advance and set aside the appropriate budgets (or sign up for guest lists) using our Discotech app. Available in both the App Store and Google Play and featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp!, Discotech is here to make sure that rising bar buzz of yours carries over into high-energy late-night and next-day adventures. Game on, lads and lasses!

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Sky Combat Ace, Las Vegas, NV

Top 13 Best Bachelor Party Daytime Activities In Las Vegas

Headed to Sin City for a stag (bachelor) party soon? Other than dayclubs and nightclubs, you’ll need to plan afternoon and early-evening group activities for the bachelor and the group that are fun and memorable while still giving you the most value for your money spent.

The Las Vegas that most out-of-town visitors know is the one of sheer opulence, fast money, gluttonous excess, glitzy sensory overload, and high-stakes swings in fortune.  Of course, the locals and insiders are happy to indulge all those “Sin City” stereotypes, because that’s the version that many tourists pay handsomely to witness – hey, there’s no business like show business!

And Las Vegans (hilarious, but yes that’s what they’re called) play the fiddle in tune because “a fool and his money are soon parted” as the old saying goes.   Hey, there’s a reason why there’s no state income tax in Las Vegas: millions of visitors a year foot those locals’ tax bills via hotel taxes, entertainment taxes, sales taxes, and all other taxes on general debauchery (and stupidity).

Why is planning a bachelor party so hard?

That’s the question that you ask yourself as you let out a big sigh, open up your laptop and hop on the internets, and get to work on mapping out this epic weekend in Vegas.  As you start your search, you know you’re not totally a lost puppy – you’ve partied in Vegas many times in the past with and without the man of honor, and you’ve got numerous friends in high and low places who are willing to offer sound and not-so-sound recommendations – but of course you wouldn’t mind having a professional to guide you.   You know, someone who can take all those half-formed suggestions floating around and give you accurate, actionable answers?

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Enter Discotech – your ultimate solution for lining up the Stag Party dayclub and nightclub festivities. We’re 6+ years deep into this Vegas nightlife game, and we know how to play it to a “T” boys.  We’ve helped THOUSANDS of satisfied clients with their bachelor party needs; we’ve been featured on BBC Travel and we are also highly reviewed on Yelp! and in both the App Store and Google Play.  

But apart from any clubbing the crew will be doing, you’ll absolutely need to do some group activity planning to appease the guys who aren’t really into DJs and dance floors. Some of those options are cliche, but who cares: Vegas is the cliche Bachelor Party destination, and it earned that title for a legit reason, didn’t it???  Look, we know you’re here for a good time, not a long time… so you’ll need some expert guidance to help narrow down your choices to round out your ideal bachelor party agenda.

And lo and behold, that’s where we come through for you once again! Here, in order of our highly experienced customer service staff’s preferences, is our Discotech Top 13 list of best and most entertaining bachelor party activities in Las Vegas – you know, cool stuff to do when you’re NOT at a restaurant or nightclub – that your bachelor party would do well to line up during those lazy daytime/afternoon hours.

1) Get Wet – Pool Party

  • Venue (Location): Varies by price and music type (click here for recommendations)
  • Cost Per Person: Free (certain guest lists); $10-150 (discounted guest lists & presale tickets); $300 and up (VIP tables)
  • Time Length of Activity: 4-5 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 11:00AM-1:00PM (avoid long lines and waits)

Seems predictable, but sorry not sorry gents: this activity HAS to be #1 and #1A on any Vegas summer bachelor party list. Why? Pool parties are a legendary daytime activity that epitomizes glitzy Sin City debauchery, and you just can’t get the high-quality Vegas versions of this revelry anywhere else in the world. At least one of these parties on your bachelor weekend agenda is a must; even for guys who don’t like nightclubs, the eye candy, sunshine, cool plunges to beat the heat (and did we mention eye candy?) make it worth it. For any bachelor party larger than four 4-5 gents, it’s a no-brainer to book a cabana or daybed with bottle service in order to maximize the fun; for a smaller stag-do or one that wants variety, we suggest booking a pool party crawl. Find one of the hottest events going on that weekend using our Discotech app, and go see one of your favorite DJs or performing artists. For a Saturday day party, Encore Beach Club and Wet Republic are the best party scenes if money ain’t a thang: between the killer music lineups, badass surroundings, and (did we mention) eye candy, these two venues are head-and-shoulders above the rest if your bachelor is into nothing but the best.

2) Move Mountains – Heavy Machinery

Dig This Excavation Excursion / Activity, Las Vegas, NV

Countless friends tell you about that time they partied at that one dayclub or nighclub in Vegas. Very few, if any, will tell you about that time they went to Vegas… and frisbeed a 1,000-lb tire using a Caterpillar crane. If your crew wants to chalk up a truly epic story while fulfilling one of your childhood fantasies – the clean ones, not the ones about Britney Spears! – then turn them into a construction crew by booking an excursion at Dig This! You’ll get the choice of running a bulldozer or an excavator (the thing with the big claw on the end) and trust us, it is WAY more of a blast than you’ll think. Once the bachelor is seated the heavy machinery cab wielding the levers of that 70-ton vehicle, the testosterone coursing through his veins will make him temporarily forget about those pesky wedding flower arrangements and venue visits… while allowing him to redirect all that pent-up stress towards his Bridezilla towards harmless mounds of dirt.

  • Venue (Location): Dig This (Off Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $143 and up
  • Time Length of Activity: 1.5-2.5 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 10:00AM-1:00PM (avoid the brutal mid-afternoon desert heat)

3) Touch The Skies – Ace Combat

  • Venue (Location): Sky Combat Ace (Off-Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $299 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-1:00PM (when the skies are the bluest, duh)

You and the bachelor know every word of the movie Top Gun and apply quotes from it to everything from coffee runs to yard work. Now is your chance to grab your aviator shades, decide who’s Maverick and who’s Goose, and take a highway to the danger zone.  Sky Combat Ace is the closest you’ll ever get to feeling the rush of a fighter pilot dancing through the skies. Book the Top Gun package, then get behind the controls and – with the aid of certified badass instructor – pull off torque rolls, tail spins, hammerhead stalls, and other “just as cool as it sounds to say” acrobatic maneuvers. But don’t stop there: SCA also offers air combat experiences, where you can ride along or pilot during simulated aerial dogfights and low level bombing runs. A perfect memory for the loyal soon-to-be groom who always went to war with you.

4) Rev Your Engines – Exotic Car Racing

  • Venue (Location): Exotics Racing Las Vegas (Off-Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $199 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 10:00AM-1:00PM (outdoor activity; avoid the brutal mid-afternoon desert heat)

Remember the high school days when you and the bachelor tooled around town in either his broken-down Toyota Camry or your broken-down Honda Accord? Time to celebrate coming up and making it big, and there’s no better way to do that than making those adolescent fantasies a reality with a one-of-a-kind driving experience at Exotics Racing. At the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, home of several NASCAR races each year, you can spend the day behind the wheel of magnificently tuned high-powered vehicles straight out of a Hollywood action flick: Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, and Porsches, all gassed up and ready to go. As the original, best-rated, and largest supercar driving experience in the world, Exotics Racing offers a variety of driving packages and group discounts to choose from to tear up its 1.2-mile race course pushing the speed and handling limits of its high-octane fleet. Pick from over 50 dream cars to take for a spin… but only after you’ve picked your action movie star driver nickname for the day. Dom Toretto? James Bond? Bruce Wayne? The Transporter?

5) Drive for Show, Putt for Dough – Golf / TopGolf

Topgolf Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): TopGolf (South Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $30.00 and up per hour (bay rental; does not include club rental or buckets of balls)
  • Time To Set Aside: 3-4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 5:00PM-9:00PM (twilight skies offer majestic backdrop for watching balls take flight)

If the bachelor in your group fancies himself more “Tiger Woods” than “Tiger King” then there are plenty of wonderful golf courses around town with different levels of challenge and volume/formality to whet his appetite for gripping and ripping. Whether or not your crew hits the actual links in the daytime, you’ll want to find your way to TopGolf in the late afternoon. Now operating in 50 US cities, TopGolf is interactive video game golf come to life: a high-tech driving range facing a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets of varying distances in the ground. Players hit golf balls into the wild blue yonder with the goal of landing them at the center of these targets, which are marked by flags to resemble golf greens. The balls contain computer microchips that track each shot’s distance and accuracy, and players score points for proximity which are displayed on a high-definition interactive video touchscreen in the comfort of their air-conditioned luxury bay. All the while, food and beverages are served to golfers tableside (or is it teeside?) by peppy, easy-on-the-eyes waitresses. And if some in the big bachelor group want to wander, the facility has a swimming pool, a full-service restaurant, multiple bars, several indoor lounges with flat-screen TVs, pool tables, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a stage where bands play live music on certain nights.

6) Paint The Town Red – Paintball

Men in suits at Las Vegas Premier Paintball
  • Venue (Location): Las Vegas Premier Paintball (Off-Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $40 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 10:00AM-1:00PM (outdoor activity; avoid the brutal mid-afternoon desert heat)

Let’s face it: 48-72 straight hours of drinking, staying up late, busting friends’ balls, and losing money and/or self-respect in Sin City is a surefire recipe for building tension among bachelor party members. The most efficient way of relieving that tension – one that doesn’t involve even more drinking or gambling – is to shoot each other. With painful, embarrassment-inducing pellets of paint. Repeatedly. While talking trash. That’s where Las Vegas Premier Paintball steps in: three fields of intense, colorful, messy faux warfare to bring all nerd-tastic closure to all group arguments. Request the opportunity to compete in teams against each other – you can split the teams according to whatever makes sense, e.g. college buddies vs. childhood/work friends. Or you can match up as one unified group against a collection of individual hired guns. Lay down some legit bets – losers buy dinner and dances, shots for every time you get shot, first to faint from the heat walks home – and proceed to take this activity WAY more seriously than anyone should.

7) Channel your inner “KOBE!” – Beer Pong

Beer Pong tables at O'Sheas Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): O’Sheas Pub & Casino @ LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $7.00 ($28.00 for one pitcher of beer plus server gratuity, 20 plastic cups, and 2 ping pong balls; use of beer pong tables is first-come, first-serve
  • Time To Set Aside: 1-2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 8:00PM-11:00PM (cover band comes on around 9PM, plus post-dinner plus nightclub pregame crowds offer higher-energy scene)

With its brightly lit neon “O” sign beckoning thirsty patrons strolling down the prime location of retail and entertainment that is the LINQ Promenade, O’Sheas Casino has a fair share of tourist traffic wandering in and out at all hours of the day. As the sun goes down, that foot traffic tends to linger a bit longer… and the world-class beer pong tables – well-kept with glossy surfaces and eye-catching O’Sheas branding – are the key reason why. Sure, they’ve got a great Happy Hour specials, $5 table games, an Irish cover band slapping 90s and 2000s hits, and even a leprechaun pouring shooters down visitors’ throats. But let’s be honest: your bachelor crew came here specifically to take part in beer pong table after glorious beer pong table, and to take on the crowd of revelers lining up to stake claim to your “Best Pongers in Your Hometown” title. It’s a competitive but super-friendly and super inexpensive atmosphere… so get down to LINQ and shoot your shot, champs!

8) Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em – Poker

Bellagio Poker Room @ Bellagio Las Vegas
  • Venue (Location): Poker Room @ Bellagio Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: ~$10/hour to tip dealer, plus $100-200 poker chips buy-in
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 2:00PM-6:00PM (less crowded plus good post-lunch activity)

For a bachelor party group that enjoys partaking in games of chance – or just doesn’t want to venture outside the air-conditioned casino – a group game of poker could be what the doctor ordered. It’s common Vegas locals knowledge that Bellagio has the double fortune of having one of the best sportsbooks AND one of the best poker rooms in Vegas… and they’re right next door to each other . At nearly 7,000 square feet featuring 40 high-quality tables meeting World Poker Tour specifications, the Bellagio poker room has ample space to cordon off a private table plus card dealer for the bachelor and his rounders. Drinks and food may be ordered while playing cards, and for a modest gratuity you can enlist a staff member – or one of the many poker pros that hang out here – to teach the novices in your group the basics of classic game like Texas Hold ‘Em or an exotic format like Pot-Limit Omaha. Added bonus: when the cards run dry for any of the fish in your group, they are only a few steps away from making a well-timed sports bet to win their money back.

9) Ride ‘Em Cowboy – Mechanical Bull

Mechanical Bull Ring @ PBR RockBar, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): PBR Rockbar @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $10 for 1-2 rides (depending on demand at time of visit)
  • Time To Set Aside: 20 minutes per rider in your posse
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00PM-11:30PM (after-dinner crowds are larger, giving bar more energy)

Is your bachelor a good ol’ country boy? Deep in the heart of Tex… – ahem, Vegas – is a rodeo-themed gem of a drinking post that draws country-loving bachelorette parties. Located on the highly trafficked Strip side of Planet Hollywood’s famed Miracle Mile Shops, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a Professional Bull Riders affiliated mega-venue that truly epitomizes the phrase “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” Rock Bar is a sprawling, modern, 16,800 square-foot backyard barbecue featuring two DJ booths, and hundreds of big screen TVs lining the bar. However, its crown jewel – or is it its shiny, oversized belt buckle? – is its massive hydraulic mechanical bull at its center, mounted and ridden in constant rotation by buxom staff and ballsy tourists. Get on up, squeeze tight, pull the bull rope, and lean back for the greatest ride of your life… getting bucked will never feel so good, especially if you’ve already had a few of PBR Rockbar’s signature frozen cocktails to work up that liquid cowboy courage. Giddy up!

10) Kick Up Desert Dust – Dune Buggies

  • Venue (Location): SunBuggy Fun Rentals (Off Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $124
  • Time To Set Aside: 4-5 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-12:00PM (to ensure you return early enough to rest, shower, and grab a bite before going out)

If the bachelor party is looking for less chill and more thrill, then there are a handful of daytime activities that require participants to sign a Death or Dismemberment waiver. Sun Buggy is one of these unforgettable heart-pounding experiences: you careen through the rolling sand dunes of Nevada in one-person or two-person dune buggies, holding onto your camera phone with one hand and holding on for dear life with the other. You can do a leisurely tour through the desert, or true adrenaline junkies can opt for the more competitive Vegas Mini Baja Chase, voted “Sin City’s Best Near Death Experience!” by Rolling Stone Magazine. A 30-minute race through the Vegas Dunes, the Baja Chase is the perfect way to get your blood flowing, and sweating out the toxins from last night. Because the answer to “But did you die?” in reference to a Vegas trip should always be “Almost!”

11) Guns A-Blazin’ – Shooting Range

  • Venue (Location): The Gun Store Las Vegas (Off Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $90 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 2:00PM-5:00PM (air-conditioned indoor activity to beat the heat)

What is marriage, other than just day after day of wingin’ it and shootin’ from the hip? So, give the bachelor the ultimate preparation for endless years of wedded bliss: a once-in-a-lifetime experience letting off pre-emptive marital steam firing guns at the shooting range. The Gun Store’s recently renovated private VIP ranges are available to reserve for large parties and come with complimentary beverage and optional upgrades such as private round-trip transportation, direct entry into your own range with a luxurious sofa, and advanced instruction and firearm tutorial from a highly skilled range officer so you can really get to know the firearms your party is firing off. The Gun Store carries more than 60 types of firearms to choose from – including full automatic machine guns, semi-automatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns – as well as plenty of space to take pictures and videos to capture memories you’ll be talking about with the fellas for life… or at least, up until the end of the wedding when the groom rides off into the sunset, never to return your calls or texts again. But hey, you’ll always have those Vegas memories!

12) Get Lost, Take A Hike – Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): Red Rock Canyon (Off Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $5 park entry fee (parking $15 per car)
  • Time To Set Aside: 4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 4:00PM-8:00PM (avoid brutal midday heat, plus sunset skies are more colorful)

Got some gym rats and health nuts in the bachelor party demanding to break a healthy sweat at some point in the weekend? Located a few miles west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is not conveniently on the Strip, but it’s worth the travel and offers a variety of challenging hiking trails, world-class climbing, biking, and even overnight camping in select areas. We know you came to Vegas for the beautiful views though, and Red Rock Canyon is the perfect day trip for nature/photography lovers and Instagram influencers alike. If you’re lucky, you might even see some majestic wild burros or horses while you’re out on those trails getting your exercise on and sweating out the night before… or preemptively burning calories for the night to come. Oh, you meant a different kind of beautiful views? Red Rock has those too: it’s a not-so-secret outdoor workout hotspot for the impossibly fit local women who tend bars, serve cocktails, or otherwise drive the Vegas economy on the basis of their stunning good looks.

13) Set ‘Em Up, Knock ‘Em Down – Bowling

brooklyn bowl lanes, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): Brooklyn Bowl @ LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $7.45 ($20.00 per lane per half hour, up to 8 guests per lane; $4.95 per person shoe rental)
  • Time To Set Aside: 1-2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 4:00PM-9:00PM (Happy Hour from 5-6pm, plus young / hip / lively crowd begins arriving for concerts beginning at 9pm)

Blew all your money at the roulette table on the first day and need to call an audible? Located on the LINQ Promenade just steps away from the High Roller Ferris wheel, Brooklyn Bowl is an ultra-hip yet ultra-affordable upscale bowling alley, not to mention a well-loved restaurant by Vegas locals (their Blue Ribbon fried chicken is some of the best in the city). Brooklyn Bowl successfully transplanted the NYC hipster swagger into the desert – with swanky chesterfield sofas, fetching waiter and waitresses, and full-bodied craft beers and cocktails – but thankfully left the NYC prices on the East Coast. As an added bonus, Brooklyn Bowl shines as a “Vegas locals favorite” concert venue showcasing heavyweight names in reggae, alt-rock, and other lightweight music genres that have rabid followings. Concerts here are standing-room only, but guests can also reserve VIP sections to the left of the stage which come with leather sofas, food/beverage table service, and of course use of the bowling lanes in between music acts (or even during, if you’re not a fan) Brooklyn Bowl is one of the more affordable ways to catch live music on the Strip and thus always draws a crowd.

Bonus Activity: Ladies of the Night… In the Day?

  • Venue (Location): Varies depending by price
  • Cost Per Person: $20 cover charge (lap dance / champagne room prices vary)
  • Time To Set Aside: Umm… zero hours. None of you were ever here, right?
  • Best Time of Day to Go: Anytime

This is Sin City, where day feels like night, night looks like day, and you can do WHATEVER you want WHENEVER you want. For 99% of Vegas bachelor parties, a late-night strip club trip is a standard item on the agenda. Sometimes, those best-laid plans go off the rails – you stay at the nightclub too long, you lose the bachelor, one of the guys ends up in the hospital. The great news is that there are NO rules in Vegas, so you can put that gentlemen’s club visit right back on the Google calendar. When it comes to quality of women, Spearmint Rhino is the #1 choice as much in daytime as it is at night; for a more epic experience however, route the herd to Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club for a standard strip club below plus a raunchy pool party on the rooftop; it’s the tried-and-true way to put the cherry on top of your epic Vegas bachelor party (and might be the last time the bachelor can get away with going to an establishment of this nature).


In conclusion: Las Vegas is definitely a place where things can escalate quickly in terms of bachelor party expenses, especially with a few bad beats or unlucky turns of the wheels or reels.  Nevertheless, it is still a magical landscape where fun can be had at great value for your crew’s hard earned dollars… if you know the lay of the land. Your friends and nightlife guides here at Discotech are an essential part of that equation – we help you browse and book free guest lists and cheap presale tickets or VIP bottle service for the hottest nightclubs and pool parties in Las Vegas. What are you waiting for? Download our app now – featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp! – in the App Store or Google Play.

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Top 7 Best Cheap / Free Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

Headed to Sin City on a budget? These affordable activities on the Las Vegas Strip offer the most bang for your buck, not to mention prime location and plenty of upside.

The Las Vegas that most out-of-town visitors know is the one of sheer opulence, fast money, gluttonous excess, glitzy sensory overload, and high-stakes swings in fortune.  Of course, the locals and insiders are happy to indulge all those “Sin City” stereotypes, because that’s the version that many tourists pay handsomely to witness – hey, there’s no business like show business!

And Las Vegans (hilarious, but yes that’s what they’re called) play the fiddle in tune because “a fool and his money are soon parted” as the old saying goes.   Hey, there’s a reason why there’s no state income tax in Las Vegas: millions of visitors a year foot those locals’ tax bills via hotel taxes, entertainment taxes, sales taxes, and all other taxes on general debauchery (and stupidity).

That being said, having a blast in Las Vegas on a budget is actually much easier than you think. It starts with the right cheap hotel choice, and after that you can save A TON money for all the fun stuff: shows, attractions, and of course…. reasonably priced (aka “Ballin on a Budget”) bars and nightclubs.  Take it from us experts: there are a plethora of entertainment options that offer loads of fun in the central location you want – right smack dab on The Strip – at ridiculously reasonable price points.

But, we know you’re here for a good time, not a long time… so you’ll need some expert guidance to help narrow down your choices. And that’s where we come in! Here in order of our highly experienced customer service staff’s preferences is our Discotech Top “Lucky 7” list of best cheap activities on the Las Vegas Strip – under $22 per person! – that you and our friends can give a whirl in those hours to kill between partying your face off at the dayclubs and nightclubs.

1) Fountains Water & Light Show

World famous Bellagio Fountains at night in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Bellagio Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: Free
  • Time Length of Activity: 20-30 minutes
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 8:00PM-9:30PM (evening shows offer better views of colored lights)

There’s a clear-cut #1 thing to do on a budget while in Las Vegas, and IDGAF how “tourist-y” or “cliche” you think it is. The fountains at the Bellagio are a can’t-miss scene that defines the city itself, and the “Holy Sh*t, Vegas Baby!” buzz that jolts through you while witnessing this unforgettable spectacle IRL is the same whether it’s your first time or your thousandth time. As the Bellagio water jets dance along rhythmically to carefully coordinated background music and colorful light projections, you can’t help but feel relaxed, energized, awed, nostalgic, content, romantic, and at peace all at once. It’s a priceless experience…. that also happens to be free, photo-friendly, and super-convenient (the show repeats every half-hour). We suggest you finish your dinner early, take advantage of Sin City’s relaxed “open container” laws to tote your favorite adult beverage on a short jaunt over to center Strip, and post up at a coveted spot along Las Vegas Boulevard at the railing’s edge of Lake Bellagio for the picture-perfect mellow pregame activity to a night of intense partying.

2) Upscale Bowling

brooklyn bowl lanes, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Brooklyn Bowl @ LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $7.45 ($20.00 per lane per half hour, up to 8 guests per lane; $4.95 per person shoe rental)
  • Time To Set Aside: 1-2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 5:00PM-9:00PM (Happy Hour from 5-6pm, plus young / hip / lively crowd begins arriving for concerts beginning at 9pm)

Located on the LINQ Promenade just steps away from the High Roller Ferris wheel, Brooklyn Bowl is an ultra-hip upscale bowling alley, not to mention a well-loved restaurant by Vegas locals (their Blue Ribbon fried chicken is some of the best in the city). Brooklyn Bowl successfully transplanted the NYC hipster swagger into the desert – with swanky chesterfield sofas, fetching “Are they aspiring models or actors?” waiters and waitresses, and full-bodied craft beers and cocktails – but thankfully left the NYC prices on the East Coast. As an added bonus, Brooklyn Bowl shines as a “Vegas locals favorite” concert venue showcasing heavyweight names in reggae, alt-rock, and other lightweight music genres that have rabid followings. Concerts here are standing-room only, but guests can also reserve VIP sections to the left of the stage which come with leather sofas, food/beverage table service, and of course use of the bowling lanes in between music acts (or even during, if you’re not a fan) Brooklyn Bowl is one of the more affordable ways to catch live music on the Strip and thus always draws a crowd.

3) “Upscale” Beer Pong

Beer Pong tables at O'Sheas Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: O’Sheas Casino @ LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $7.00 ($28.00 for one pitcher of beer plus server gratuity, 20 plastic cups, and 2 ping pong balls; use of beer pong tables is first-come, first-serve
  • Time To Set Aside: 20-30 minutes
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 8:00PM-11:00PM (cover band comes on around 9PM, plus post-dinner plus nightclub pregame crowds offer higher-energy scene)

With its brightly lit neon “O” sign beckoning thirsty patrons strolling down the prime location of retail and entertainment that is the LINQ Promenade, O’Sheas Casino has a fair share of tourist traffic wandering in and out at all hours of the day. As the sun goes down, that foot traffic tends to linger a bit longer… and the world-class beer pong tables – well-kept with glossy surfaces and eye-catching O’Sheas branding – are the key reason why. Sure, they’ve got a great Happy Hour specials, $5 table games, an Irish cover band slapping 90s and 2000s hits, and even a leprechaun pouring shooters down visitors’ throats. But let’s be honest: you came here specifically to take part in beer pong table after glorious beer pong table, and to take on the crowd of revelers lining up to stake claim to your “Best Ponger in Your Hometown” title. It’s a competitive but super-friendly and super inexpensive atmosphere… so get down to LINQ and shoot your shot, champ!

4) Shark Reef

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (South Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $22
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-1:00PM (less family crowds around, air-conditioned to help you beat the midday heat)

While this activity is the priciest one we’ve included on our list, we think this is well worth the extra money shelled out for the value you get, especially if you have a few animal lovers in your group. “Shark Week” is happening every day over at the Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay. The walk-through aquarium – a tube tunnel offers surreal up-close-and-personal vantage points – is home to more than 100 sharks from 15 different species swimming in a massive tank housing over 1.6 million gallons of water. If sharks aren’t your thing – they’re not ours, that’ for sure – then there are over 2,000 other marine species to check out plus a sunken pirate ship and various interactive exhibits to more than keep you afloat. Your entertainment dollar will stretch way past two hours…. or however long it takes you to kill the hangover from last night’s partying.

5) Big Apple Coaster & Arcade

roller coaster at New York New York Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: New York, New York Resort & Casino (South Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $17 for ride ticket plus entry to arcade (cost to play games varies per game)
  • Time To Set Aside: 1 hour
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 6:00PM-9:00PM (Vegas Strip lights at twilight are more impressive)

Vegas is surely a playground for adults, but sometimes you just want to do something that makes you feel like a kid again. Head back in time to your childhood summers on the shore with boardwalks, cotton candy, and carnival games by hitting the New York, New York Casino. And without your parents holding your hand, you can now go on that big kid roller coaster as many times as you want… and you don’t even have to wait 20 minutes after eating. The Big Apple Roller Coaster at NYNY is just that, offering as much twisting and turning as being in the backseat of a Manhattan yellow cab. Punch down towering drops and whip through multiple loops at heart-pounding speeds, all while taking in insane birds-eye views from high above the Strip. It’s all over in a New York minute, but if you’ve got the stones to whip out your smartphone for a well-timed selfie, the Sin City thrill of your life can live on social media forever.

6) Mechanical Bull Ride

Mechanical Bull Ring @ PBR RockBar, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: PBR Rockbar @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $10 for 1-2 rides (depending on demand at time of visit)
  • Time To Set Aside: 20 minutes
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00PM-11:30PM (after-dinner crowds are larger, giving bar more energy)

Deep in the heart of Tex… – ahem, Vegas – is another rodeo-themed gem of a drinking post. Located on the highly trafficked Strip side of Planet Hollywood’s famed Miracle Mile Shops, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a Professional Bull Riders affiliated mega-venue that truly epitomizes the phrase “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” Rock Bar is a sprawling, modern, 16,800 square-foot backyard barbecue featuring two DJ booths, and hundreds of big screen TVs lining the bar. However, its crown jewel – or is it its shiny, oversized belt buckle? – is its massive hydraulic mechanical bull at its center, mounted and ridden in constant rotation by buxom staff and ballsy tourists. Get on up, squeeze tight, pull the bull rope and lean back for the greatest ride of your life… getting bucked will never feel so good, especially if you’ve already had a few of PBR Rockbar’s signature frozen cocktails to work up that liquid cowboy courage. Giddy up!

7) Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Walk

Bellagio Botanical Gardens & Conservatory
  • Location: Bellagio Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: Free
  • Time To Set Aside: 30 minutes
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 1:00-4:00PM (perfect for post-lunch stroll, plus ambient midday light makes floral colors more vivid)

The best cure for that pounding headache of yours from the pulsating music last night – among other “contributing factors” – is an overload of peaceful zen. Drag your over to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens for the fresh-air garden stroll to put all other walks in the park to shame. Five times a year – Chinese New Year, spring, summer, fall and winter – the Bellagio Conservatory team creates a brand-new 14,000 square-foot floral production that is to sense of sight and smell what gluttony is to the sense of taste. Most hotels have gardeners and landscapers on staff, but the Bellagio has 120 of them – and that’s not including the designers, engineers, and electricians who work behind the scenes to make all that magic happen – to ensure 10,000 potted plants are hand-watered and switched out with fresh ones every two weeks. Don’t stress though: those thousands of wilted flowers are never wasted; rather, they are converted to mulch and used to grow the plants and flowers for next season’s impressive displays. Everything about this amazing experience – including its zero cost to enjoy – will leave you feeling recycled and refreshed, like a budding spring flower ready to take on the Vegas summer heat.

Bonus Activity: Canyon Hiking

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Red Rock Canyon (Off Strip, 25-minute drive from most Strip resorts)
  • Cost Per Person: $5.00 park entry fee (parking $15 per car)
  • Time To Set Aside: 4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 5:00PM-8:00PM (avoid brutal midday heat, plus sunset skies are more colorful)

Located a few miles west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is not conveniently on the Strip, but it’s worth the travel and offers a variety of challenging hiking trails, world class climbing, biking, and even overnight camping in select areas. We know you came to Vegas for the views though, and Red Rock Canyon is the perfect day trip for nature/photography lovers and Instagram influencers alike. If you’re lucky, you might even see some wild burros or horses while you’re out on the trails while you’re getting your exercise and sweating out the night before (or preemptively burning calories for the night to come) . Make sure to check the weather and line up your visit during times of day where it’s not too hot or cold, because temperature shifts can be quite extreme out in the desert.

Bonus Activity: Neon Boneyard (Off Strip)

Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Neon Museum (Off Strip, 10-minute drive north of Strip center in Downtown Las Vegas)
  • Cost Per Person: $20
  • Time To Set Aside: 2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 7:00PM-10:00PM (more of the signs are lit up at night)

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard Main Collection, the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, which houses additional rescued signs, and a Visitors’ Center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The Main Collection contains more than 200 unrestored signs which are, at sunset, illuminated with ground lighting as well as numerous restored signs which are switched on at all hours of the day. The Boneyard is also available for personal and commercial photo/video shoots.  The Museum is open seven days a week; hours vary based on the season.


Las Vegas is definitely a place where things can escalate quickly in terms of expenses, especially with a few bad beats or unlucky turns of the wheels or reels.  Nevertheless, it is still a magical landscape where fun can be had on the cheap if you know the lay of the land. Your friends and nightlife guides here at Discotech are an essential part of that equation – we help you browse and book free guest lists and cheap presale tickets or VIP bottle service for the hottest nightclubs and pool parties in Las Vegas. What are you waiting for? Download our app now – featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp! – in the App Store or Google Play.