Let’s not kid ourselves. Sin City is an extremely extravagant place. And you will find yourself splashing cash like crazy as you throw money at gambling tables and spend thousands of dollars on a cabana by the pool.
But I have great news for you. One of the best-kept secrets in Las Vegas is that you don’t have to spend all your money to have a good time. If you are looking to make merry, yet you are on a budget, you are in the right place. I’m going to tell you where you can get cheap drinks in Vegas.
Of course, Downtown Vegas ranks high on places to get cheap drinks. Here, four of the best places to get cheap drinks are Park on Fremont, Parlour Bar, Pizza Rock, and Chicago Brewing Company. However, you don’t have to go all the way there. There are other places near you.
#1: Fashion Show Mall
Fashion Show Mall has three places where you can get cheap drinks. They include Davidoff of Geneva, Strip Burger & Chicken, and El Segundo.
- Davidoff of Geneva
Davidoff of Geneva is in front of the Fashion Show Mall and offers both outdoor and indoor seating. If you are a smoker, you should take the outdoor seats. They have two happy hour deals.
One is called the “Social Hour” and runs Sunday to Thursday between 5 and 7 pm. This includes 50% off on selected spirits, beer, cocktails, and wine.
The second one is “The Vacationer Special” which runs daily between noon and 2 pm. It features 50% off on sangria, mojitos, mimosas, champagnes, and bloody marys.
It also serves bottomless mimosas for $25 an individual between Monday and Thursday at 11 am to 5 pm.
- Strip Burger & Chicken’s
Strip Burger & Chicken’s happy hour runs from Monday to Thursday between 3:30 and 6:30 pm. The cheap drinks are only available at the bar. You can get mini burgers for $3.50, beers for $4, and good drinks for as low as $5.
- El Segundo
El Segundo lies north of TI in the Mall. It offers “Loco Hour” between Monday and Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. This deal is only available at the bar. You can get draft beers for $4.50, margaritas for $6.50, and cocktails for $5.50. It also offers discounted food for as low as $3.95 for chips and salsa, and $5 and below for nachos.
#2: Linq Promenade
The Linq Promenade has three places where you can get amazing offers on drinks. They include the AmeriCAN, Favorite Bistro, and Virgil’s Real Barbeque.
- The AmeriCAN
The AmeriCAN has a specialty in canned beer and has two happy hour offers. They are between 4 and 6 pm, and between 10 pm and midnight. You can get draft beers and well-drinks for $5. It also offers $5 shots every day.
- Favorite Bistro
Favorite Bistro is a French restaurant located in the heart of the Strip. It offers daily happy hours between 2 pm and 7 pm. For $5, you will get a draft beer, a cocktail, or wine by the glass, depending on your choice. You can also get cocktail milkshakes for $10-13 and finger food options for $7.
- Virgil’s Real Barbeque
Virgil’s Real Barbeque sits along the Linq Promenade and offers one happy hour at the bar. It runs from 2 pm to 5 pm. You will get a draft beer for $6, wine by the glass for $8, and cocktails for $7-8. There are also numerous food deals and you can have your favorite meal for as little as $4.
#3: Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian
Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort has at least seven places where you can get cheap drinks. They include Mercato della Pescheria, Royal Britannia, Trustworthy Brewing Co., and Grimaldi’s Pizzaria. Others are Rockhouse, Buddy V’s Ristorante, and Canonita.
- Mercato della Pescheria
Mercato della Pescheria has happy hours between 3 pm and 6 pm. You can get hand crafted cocktails, martinis, draft beer, cocktails, mimosas, and wine at $7. It also offers a number of foods at extremely cheap prices. For example, you can get salmon tartar, calamari, and Italian meatballs for $7.
- Royal Britannia
Royal Britannia has happy hours between 4 pm and 6 pm. All guests are entitled to half prices on wine, beer, and all other drinks.
- Trustworthy Brewing Co
Trustworthy Brewing Co. offers $2 off draft beers, glasses of wine, and cocktails during happy hours, which run between 3 pm and 6 pm, and again from 9 pm until close.
- Grimaldi’s Pizzaria
Grimaldi’s Pizzaria is mainly known for its pizza, which is the best in town. However, you should know that it also offers $15 off bottles of wine, $3 off glasses of wine, and $2 off draft beer during its happy hours between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
Rockhouse offers happy hours between 11 am and 7 pm, and you can get $5 off on all well cocktails and domestic drafts.
- Buddy V’s Ristorante
Buddy V’s Ristorante serves $5 bottled beers, sangria, and wine every day between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm. Happy hour is between 3 pm and 5:30 pm at the bar. You can also eat affordably if you have as little as $6.
Canonita offers draft beer and well drinks for $5 and glasses of wine for $5.50. You can get pitchers of beer for $16 during happy hour, which is from 2 pm to 5 pm between Monday and Thursday.
#4: Miracle Mile Shops
This mall is located at Planet Hollywood. There are eight places here where you can get your cheap drinks. They include Ocean One, Buffalo Wild Wings, La Salsa Cantina, and Flights. Others include Lobster Me, Ketchup, Cabo Wabo, and Blondies Sports Bar & Grill.
- Ocean One
Ocean One is mainly known for value offerings. You can spend your entire day here taking advantage of their “buy 1, get 2 free” offer. Alternatively, you can opt for the “$11 for 3 cocktails” and buy a variety of wines and cocktails. You can eat on a budget here as well by taking advantage of their cheap eats on the Strip offer and have a $5.99 meal.
- Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings does not have a happy hour, but you can get tall domestic beers at $5. This is relatively cheaper if you compare it with the prices of other places.
- La Salsa Cantina
La Salsa Cantina is a Mexican restaurant that offers happy hours between 5 pm and 7 pm daily. This is accompanied by rotating deals.
Flights is known for its three-drinks-at-a-time offerings. It has round-the-clock drink deals. For instance, you get three draft beers for $15, 3 bloody marys for $15, three martinis for $14, and three mimosas for $15.
- Lobster Me
Lobster Me offers seltzers for $4 daily.
Ketchup offers Bud Light drafts for $5 every day; as long as it is open.
- Cabo Wabo
Cabo Wabo has happy hours between 3 pm and 5 pm from Monday to Friday. There are also rotating drink deals.
Blondies Sports Bar & Restaurant is a favorite of many. It serves all-you-can-drink domestic daft beers and drink wells from 3 pm to 6 pm between Monday and Friday for only $20. The significant value that this bar provides is what makes it one of the best sports bars in Sin City.
#5: Other Places
Besides the locations I have mentioned, there are many other places where you can get cheap drinks. It all depends on you. Where are you? Where do you want to go? The list of spots where you can get drinks on a budget is long.
Viva (Resorts World)
It offers $6 bottled beer and several cocktails for $9 during happy hour, which is between 2 pm and 5 pm from Monday to Friday. As you can see, it does not have the best happy hour offerings compared to other places, but you can still drink here on a budget.
Peppermill Las Vegas
It stands alone north of Encore and Wynn. It is a unique bar and restaurant, with daily happy hours between 3 pm and 6 pm. You can get $5-$6 cocktails and other rotating deals.
West Bar at Circus Circus
Happy hour here runs from Monday to Friday between 3 pm and 6 pm, and again between 3 am and 6 am. During this time, you will get mimosas for $5, bloody marys for $6, Jack/Beam & Coke for $6, and bottled beer and a shot for $8.
For many years, it offered a bottle of Michelob Ultra for $1, but this price recently increased to $3 because of hard economic conditions. However, you can still get a variety of imported and domestic bottled beer for this price.
Grand Luxe at Venetian
Happy hours here are from Monday to Friday between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. You will get draft beer for $4.95, well drinks for $8.50, and a glass of wine for between $8 and $10. There are food deals for you starting from $8, and include spring rolls, chicken tenders, Asian nachos, and many others.
Trevi at the Forum Shops
It is located at Caesars Palace, and its happy hour runs from 3 pm to 6 pm between Monday and Friday. During this time, bottled beer is $6, a frozen Bellini is $5, a glass of wine is $7, and cocktails are $9.
Hard Rock Café
Its daily happy hour is between 2 pm and 5 pm. Draft beer is $1 off, well drinks cost $5, and you can get red and white wine for $6 a glass.
There are many others that I will only mention so that you can check them out. If you are in Vegas, you must be aware of all the options you have so that you can have as much fun as possible.
- Golden Circle at TI
- Margaritaville at Flamingo
- Vegabond at Excalibur
- Bardot Brasserie at Aria
- Bird Bar at Flamingo
- Stage Door Casino
- The Strat
- Strip Burger & Chicken
- Yard House
- The Front Yard at Ellis Island
- Oyo (Behind Tropicana)
You can try out any of them. You won’t be disappointed.