It’s not a well-kept secret that prices in Vegas, especially on the Strip, have been on an upward trajectory. A bottle of domestic beer at a casino bar can set you back upwards of $7… That’s what a 12-pack should cost. Luckily, there are still places to grab a cheap beer or cocktail on, and within walking distance, of the Las Vegas Strip.
Below, we’ll dive into some popular drink deals and the happy hours in Vegas!
Keep in mind, happy hour deals can change frequently and without notice. We do our best to stay on top of changes, but recommend clicking through to the linked menu where applicable to confirm the offer is current before making the trip!
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Happy Hour Deals on the Las Vegas Strip
When it comes to finding drink deals on the Strip, malls and shopping centers tend to be your friend as opposed to casino bars. As you’ll see below, both the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian are usually chock-full of deals.
Drink Deals in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill – Miracle Mile Shops: If you can throw ’em back, Blondies has a drink deal for you. Located in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, Blondies serves all-you-can-drink wells & domestic draft beers between 3-6 pm and again from 9 pm – Midnight Monday through Friday for a mere $20. The sheer amount of value provided by Blondies makes it one of the best sports bars in Vegas.
Cabo Wabo – Miracle Mile Shops: From 3 pm – 5 pm Monday through Friday, Cabo Wabo at Planet Hollywood offers $6 well drinks, $3.50 domestic draft beer, $4.50 import draft beer, and 2 rum drinks for $12 as part of their happy hour.
Ketchup – Miracle Mile Shops: Ketchup offers $5 Bud Light drafts daily during hours of operation.
Lobster Me – Miracle Mile Shops: Canned 12 oz. seltzers cost $4 at Lobster Me all day, every day.
Flights – Miracle Mile Shops: Known for their flights of 3 drinks at a time, Flights offers a few distinct happy hour deals.
- Flights of either mimosas or bloodies cost $10 from 9 am – noon.
- Flights of beer or wine are $10 from noon – 3 pm.
- Flights of cocktails are $10 from 3 pm – 6 pm.
- Flights of beer and wine are $10 from 6 pm – close.
La Salsa Cantina – Miracle Mile Shops: A Mexican restaurant that can be found in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, La Salsa Cantina offers a daily happy hour from 5 pm – 7 pm with rotating deals.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Miracle Mile Shops: While this location doesn’t offer a happy hour deal per se, tall domestic beers cost around $3, which is cheap when compared to other options on the Las Vegas Strip.
Ocean One – Miracle Mile Shops: Known for value offerings right on the Strip, Ocean One offers an all-day “buy 1, get 2 free” deal on a wide variety of cocktails and wine. Additionally, Ocean One has a solid selection of draft and bottled beer that cost $3 each. Easily one of the best drink deals in Vegas, and you won’t have to leave the Strip to take advantage.
Nacho Daddy- Miracle Mile Shops: The Strip Nacho Daddy location runs a rotating assortment of happy hour deals that can be viewed here under “specials”.
Drink Deals in the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian
Canonita in the Grand Canal Shoppes: $5 well drinks, $5 draft beer, $5.50 wine by the glass, and $16 pitchers of beer are all offered as part of Cantonita’s happy hour that runs from 2 pm – 5 pm Monday – Thursday.
Buddy V’s Ristorante in the Grand Canal Shoppes: Also located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, Buddy V’s serves $5 bottled beers, wine, and sangria every day from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm on their indoor patio, and from 3 pm – 5:30 pm at the bar as part of their happy hour. Small bites are also offered for $6.
Rockhouse at Venetian: A daily happy hour running from 11 am – 7 pm, you can score $5 domestic drafts and well cocktails at Rockhouse.
Grimaldi’s Pizzaria in the Grand Canal Shoppes: Known for having some of the best pizza in Vegas, Grimaldi’s also offers $15 off bottles of wine, $2 off draft beer, and $3 off glasses of wine as part of their daily happy hour which runs from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm.
Trustworthy Brewing Co. in the Grand Canal Shoppes: Enjoy $2 off draft beers, cocktails, and glasses of wine as part of Trustworty’s daily happy hour that runs daily from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm and again from 9:00 pm – close.
Royal Britannia in the Grand Canal Shoppes: Happy hour runs daily from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Royal Britannia and entitles guests to half off all drinks, beer, and wine. The deal isn’t limited to the bar, so feel free to enjoy a cheap drink or two with your meal!
Mercato della Pescheria in the Grand Canal Shoppes: As part of their daily 3 pm – 6 pm happy hour, Mercato della Pescheria offers $7 wine, mimosas, cocktails, draft beer, martinis, and hand crafted cocktails. A number of food items are also offered at the $7 price point including Italian meatballs, calamari, and salmon tartar.
Drink Deals on the Linq Promenade
Virgil’s Real Barbecue – Linq Promenade: Also located along the Linq Promenade, Virgil’s offers a daily 3 pm – 6 pm happy hour which features $5 drinks and select appetizer deals.
Favorite Bistro – Linq Promenade: A French restaurant in the heart of the Strip, Favorite Bistro offers a daily happy hour from 2 pm – 7 pm that includes $5 draft beer, $5 cocktails, $5 wine by the glass, and discounted food.
AmeriCAN – Linq Promenade: AmeriCAN specializes in canned beer and offers a daily happy hour from 2 pm – 7 pm that entitles guests to $5 beers from across the country. Additionally “day drinking specials” are available daily until 6 pm that includes $5 shots of Fireball, Jack Daniels, Tennessee Fire, and Tennessee Honey, $6 Coors Light/Miller Lite + a Bag of chips, or your choice of a $7 bloody mary, michelada, or mimosa.
Drink Deals in the Fashion Show Mall
El Segundo – Fashion Show Mall: Located just north of TI, El Segundo serves $4.50 Draft Beers, $6.50 Margaritas, $5.50 cocktails, and discounted food as part of their “Loco Hour” offered Monday – Thursday from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Note that this deal is only available in the bar.
Strip Burger & Chicken – Fashion Show Mall: Running Monday – Thursday from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Strip Burger & Chicken’s happy hour deal includes $3.50 mini-burgers, $4 beers, and $5 well drinks.
Davidoff of Geneva – Fashion Show Mall: A cigar lounge, Davidoff of Geneva is located in front of the Fashion Show Mall and offers seating both indoors and out (for those that prefer to avoid smoke). They also offer 2 notable happy hour deals:
The first is their “Social Hour” which is offered Sunday – Thursday from 5 pm – 7 pm and includes 50% off wine by the glass, cocktails, beer, and select spirits.
Their other happy hour is “The Vacationer Special” which is offered daily from noon – 2 pm and features 50% off bloody marys, champagne, mimosas, mojitos, and sangria.
Davidoff also serves bottomless mimosas for $25 per person Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 5 pm.
Other Notable Drink Deals on the Strip
Trago Lounge at Tropicana: $5 draft beers are served at Trago Friday through Sunday from 4 pm – midnight as part of this deal. Although the aging Trop doesn’t land atop most people’s to-do list, this deal is pretty solid by Strip standards.
Bardot Brasserie at Aria: A unique happy hour option, Bardot serves $5 Kronenbourg 1664 Golden Road Hefe from 5 pm – 7 pm daily. Discounted wine, shots, and appetizers are also available.
Vegabond at Excalibur: Happy hour deals are offered Monday – Friday from 5 pm – 7 pm. Included in the deal are $5 drafts, $6 well drinks, and $7 specialty cocktails.
Margaritaville at Flamingo: Currently, Margaritaville is offering an all-day, everyday happy hour that features $4 Bud Light drafts, $5 well drinks, $8 house margaritas, and $3 off appetizers.
Hard Rock Cafe (On the Strip): Not to be confused with the former resort & casino which was located off the Strip, the Hard Rock Cafe runs happy hour Thursday through Monday from 2 pm – 5 pm. Deals include $1 off beer, $5 well drinks, and $6 wine.
Golden Circle at TI: Stop into TI’s new sportsbook and bar for $5 domestic draft beers Monday – Thursday. Beer options offered as part of the deal include Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top, Michelob Ultra, Kilt Lifter, Modelo, and Corona.
Trevi at the Forum Shops: Trevi, which is located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace offers happy hour deals to include $5 bottled beer, $4 frozen bellinis, and $7 cocktails. Happy hour runs from 4 pm – 6 pm on Sunday through Friday.
Grand Luxe Cafe at Venetian: Happy hour is offered Monday – Friday from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the bar and features $4.95 draft beer and $8.50 well drinks. There are also a number of food deals for under $8 that include chicken tenders, a burger, Asian nachos, spring rolls, and more.
Pizza Cake at Harrah’s: While not the cheapest drink deal on the list, Pizza Cake offers a selection of $5 12oz. cans of beer. The deal is redeemable both inside the restaurant and from a drink cart that’s commonly situated outdoors along the Strip.
Casino Royale: A cheap beer staple on the Strip for some time, Casino Royale had offered a $1 bottle of Michelob Ultra for years. Unfortunately, the price recently increased to $3 but includes a wider selection of domestic and imported bottled beer. Still a fantastic drink bargain in the middle of the action on the Las Vegas Strip.
West Bar at Circus Circus: Offered Monday – Friday from both 3 pm – 6 pm and again at 3 am – 6 am, Circus Circus’s West Bar happy hour includes $5 mimosas, $6 bloody marys, $6 Jack/Beam & Coke, and $8 bottled beer & a shot.
Buca di Beppo at Excalibur: Running all day, Buca di Beppo’s bar offers an all-day happy hour that features $6 wine and draft/bottled beer selections as cheap as $5. https://mgmresorts.vocq.net/7mx7E5
Peppermill Las Vegas: Located just north of Wynn and Encore, Peppermill stands alone as one of the more unique bar & restaurant experiences in Las Vegas. Their happy hour is offered daily from 3 pm – 6 pm and features a number of $5-$6 cocktails and rotating deals.
Convenience Stores: Lastly, don’t forget about the plethora of Walgreens and CVS stores popping up on the Strip as an option if you don’t mind taking your drink to go. If unfamiliar, you can walk the strip with a drink in hand legally and the price is right!
Drink Deals Steps Away From the Strip
Ellis Island Brewery: Tucked behind Bally’s just off the Strip, Ellis Island is a diamond off the beaten path. The brewery at Ellis offers 6 permanent beers and a rotation of seasonal selections. Ellis’ brewery produces great beer and at $2.50 for a 20oz. glass, it’s a steal.
OYO: Just steps away from the Strip, OYO can be found behind Tropicana. They offer $2 bottled beer (Bud Light and Michelob Ultra) 24-hours a day, 365 day of the year.
Stage Door Casino: On your way to and from Ellis Island, hit the grimy (we say that lovingly) Stage Door Casino directly behind Cromwell. Stage Door offers $1 Michelob or $2 draft Bud/Bud Light. If you’re hungry a 1/4 pound hot dog paired with a beer is $3.
It’s certainly not upscale, but if you feel out of place at the trendy, stuffy bars on the Strip, this could be your spot to grab an inexpensive drink in Las Vegas.
Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ & Tavern: Owned by Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars fame, Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke is located at Pawn Plaza, it’s a ways from the action on the Strip (next door to Gold & Silver Pawn). If you’re in the neighborhood, Rick’s offers a Sunday – Thursday happy hour from both 3 pm – 6 pm and again from 9 pm – close. Deals offered include $4 wine, $4 well drinks, $5 16oz. craft beers and $8 signature cocktails. Fans of the show should know that Rick makes frequent appearances and even tends bar.
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