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Cheap Drinks & Happy Hours on the Strip – 2023

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 $10… That’s what a 12-pack should cost!

Luckily, there are still places to grab a cheap beer or cocktail on, or within walking distance, of the Las Vegas Strip.

Below, I’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. I’ll do my 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!

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

Miracle Mile Shops Entrance
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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 (Monday – Friday) for a mere $20.

The sheer amount of value provided by Blondies qualifies it as 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 a rotating selection of drink deals. Note that they do tack on a scammy 4.85% “CNF Fee”.. which is a fee… for nothing in return to every check.

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 is a haven of around-the-clock drink deals. A few examples of all-day options include:

  • 3 mimosas for $15.
  • 3 martinis for $24.
  • 3 bloody marys for $15.
  • 3 draft beers for $15.

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. 

Notably, La Salsa Cantina also offers a number of valuable all-you-can-drink deals good for your choice of beer, cocktails, wine, etc.

Flights and La Salsa Cantina Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas

Buffalo Wild Wings – Miracle Mile Shops: While this location doesn’t offer a happy hour deal per se, tall domestic beers cost around $5, 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” (or simply, $12 for 3 cocktails) deal on a wide variety of cocktails and wine.

In addition to cheap drinks, Ocean One is a popular spot to grab cheap eats on the Strip, offering an expansive $5.99 lunch menu.

Drink Deals in the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian

St. Mark's Square Grand Canal Shoppes
The Grand Canal Shoppes

Canonita in the Grand Canal Shoppes: Cantonita’s happy hour runs from 2 pm – 5 pm Monday – Thursday and features:

  • $5 well drinks
  • $5 draft beer
  • $5.50 wine by the glass
  • $16 pitchers of beer

A rotating food item is also offered at a discount during happy hour from Monday – Thursday and includes tacos, tortas, and tamales.

Buddy V’s Ristorante in the Grand Canal Shoppes: Also located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, Buddy V’s offers happy hour deals 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. Deals include:

  • $5 domestic bottles
  • $5 sangria
  • $5 house wine
  • $5 bloody marys
  • $6 small bites

Rockhouse at Venetian: Happy hour is at Rockhouse is offered Thursday – Friday from 11 am – 7 pm, you can score:

  • $5 domestic drafts
  • $5 well cocktails

Grimaldi’s Pizzaria in the Grand Canal Shoppes: Known for having some of the best pizza in Vegas, Grimaldi’s also offers a daily happy hour that runs from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Deals include:

  • $15 off bottles of wine
  • $2 off draft beer
  • $3 off wine by the glass

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
  • $7 cocktails
  • $7 draft Peroni

A number of food items are also offered at the $7 price point including bruschetta, calamari, and seafood croquettes.

Drink Deals on the Linq Promenade

Linq Promenade
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Virgil’s Real Barbecue – Linq Promenade: Also located along the Linq Promenade, Virgil’s offers 2 happy hour windows.

The first is Monday – Thursday from 2 pm – 5pm at the bar.

The second is Thursday – Sunday from 2 pm – 8:30 pm in the upstairs bar & patio.

Included in both happy hours are:

  • $6 draft beer
  • $8 wine by the glass
  • $7-$8 cocktails (depending on the drink)
  • Numerous food deals are also offered for as little as $4.

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
  • $10-$13 cocktail milkshakes
  • $7 finger food options

AmeriCAN – Linq Promenade: AmeriCAN specializes in canned beer and offers happy hour Monday – Friday from 11 am – 6 pm which entitles guests to:

  • $5 draft beer
  • $5 well drinks

Additionally $5 shots are offered all day, every day.

AmeriCAN's exterior along the outdoor LINQ Promenade
AmeriCAN – Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Tilted Kilt – Linq Promenade: Happy Hour at Tilted Kilt is offered Monday – Friday from 3 pm – 7 pm and Sunday – Wednesday from 10 pm – close. Deals include:

  • $2 off beer, wine, and well drinks
  • $7 Select appetizers

As part of a “Thirsty Thursday” promotion, Tilted Kilt also offers $7 16oz Blue Moon, Dox XX, and Coors Light. 12oz White Claw and High Noons are also offered.

Drink Deals in the Fashion Show Mall

Fashion Show Mall exterior
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El Segundo – Fashion Show Mall: Located just north of TI in the Fashion Show Mall, El Segundo offers a “Loco Hour” Monday – Thursday from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Note that this deal is only available in the bar. Deals include:

  • $4.50 Draft Beers
  • $6.50 Margaritas
  • $5.50 cocktails
  • Discounted food (like the $5 nachos below, and $3.95 chips & salsa)

My wife and I recently swung by during happy hour and scored these loaded nachos for $5 in addition to drinks. They were loaded with toppings and flavor. Highly recommended.

Related: See my full El Segundo Sol Review!

A bowl of nachos topped with guac, pico, chicken, cheese, and sour cream.

Strip Burger & Chicken – Fashion Show Mall: Running Monday – Thursday from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Strip Burger & Chicken’s happy hour deals are only available at the bar and include:

  • $3.50 mini-burgers
  • $4 beers
  • $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
  • 50% off cocktails
  • 50% off beer

Their other happy hour is “The Vacationer Special” which is offered daily from noon – 2 pm and features:

  • 50% off bloody marys
  • 50% off champagne & mimosas
  • 50% off mojitos & sangria

Davidoff also serves bottomless mimosas for $25 per person Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 5 pm.

Exterior of Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar in Las Vegas

Other Notable Drink Deals on the Strip

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.

Bardot Brasserie Exterior
Bardot Brasserie – Courtesy MGM Resorts

Margaritaville at Flamingo: Currently, Margaritaville is offering an all-day, everyday happy hour that includes:

  • $7 domestic drafts
  • $7 well drinks
  • $7 house margaritas
  • Discounted appetizers

Carlos’ N Charlie’s at Flamingo: Nestled in the back of Flamingo’s gaming floor, Carlos’ N Charlie’s offers 2-for-1 margaritas, mojitos, and draft beers daily from 2 pm – 6 pm.

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 daily from 2 pm – 5 pm. Deals include:

  • $1 off draft beer
  • $5 well drinks
  • $6 red & white wine

Golden Circle at TI: Stop into TI’s new sportsbook and bar for a $9 16 oz. draft, which is offered all day. Options include Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Heineken, and Dos Equis among others.

Trevi at the Forum Shops: Trevi, which is located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace offers happy hour from 3 pm – 5pm Monday – Friday and deals include:

  • $6 bottled beer
  • $5 frozen bellinis
  • $7 wine
  • $9 cocktails
  • Discounted bites

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
  • $8.50 well drinks
  • $8-$10 wine

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.

Casino Royale Exterior
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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
  • $8 bottled beer & a shot
Circus Circus Exterior at Night
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Dick’s Last Resort at Excalibur: The bar and restaurant known for being rude to guests offers a happy hour window every Thursday – Sunday from 4 pm – 6 pm (on the patio only) that includes:

  • $5 domestic beers
  • $5 vodka Red Bulls & well drinks
  • $4 Jello shots

Buca Di Bepo at Excalibur: While you’re in the neighborhood, you can find the following drink deals as part of Buca’s all-day happy hour (at the bar only):

  • $5 Bud Light
  • $6 Blue Moon or Peroni
  • $25 buckets of beer

STK at Cosmopolitan: Happy hour at STK runs from 4 pm – 6 pm Monday – Thursday and features:

  • 1/2 price specialty cocktails
  • $10 Whispering Angel rose
  • $10 Glass Justin Cabernet
  • $7 bites (truffle fries, salmon slider, beef tartare, jalapeno pickled shrimp cocktail, and more).
STK at Cosmopolitan's exterior.
STK – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

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.

Peppermill Las Vegas Exterior
Peppermill. Big portions. Vintage Vegas Vibe. Delicious.

Aztec Inn Casino: Across the street from STRAT, I recently stumbled across a sidewalk sign at Aztec Inn advertising:

  • $3 draft beer
  • $5 well drinks
  • $7 bloody marys

Now, I’m not sure if these drink deals are offered around the clock, or at specific times. Either way, Aztec Inn is likely a decent bet for a cheap drink whenever you’re in the neighborhood.

Exterior of the Azetec Inn Casino with a sign on the sidwalk advertising drink deals

Viva at Resorts World: While not the best happy hour in Vegas from a price perspective, Viva serves happy hour from 3 pm – 5 pm daily, which includes:

  • $6 bottled beer
  • $6 house wine

In addition to cocktails, a number of food items are also offered at a discount.

Exterior of Viva by Ray Garcia at Resorts World
Courtesy of Resorts World Las Vegas

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 days per year.

Exterior of OYO Las Vegas
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Stage Door Casino: On your way to and from Ellis Island, hit the grimy (I 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.

Stage Door Casino exterior
Not much to look at, but the beer is cheap!

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
  • $8 signature cocktails.

Fans of the show should know that Rick makes frequent appearances and even tends bar.

Are you researching for your trip to Vegas? If so, ensure you bookmark this page as I keep my compilation of cheap drinks and best happy hours on the Strip updated!

Did I miss your favorite happy hour on the Las Vegas Strip? Drop it in the comments!

Related: Craft breweries in Las Vegas – What are your options?

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LD

Saturday 21st of January 2023

Are drinks still free while you're gambling?

Jake Hoffman

Sunday 22nd of January 2023

They Are! Just ensure you have singles to tip!

Carol

Sunday 1st of January 2023

Does the bird bar at flamingo still have $.50 beers from 5pm-6pm? Also does Cromwell still have vodka specials?

Jake

Sunday 1st of January 2023

@Carol, nope on both :( I think they’re both gone for good.

Bob

Wednesday 10th of August 2022

Blondie's doesn't do the 9-12am happy hour anymore, even though one spot on web says they do and another says 10-12am, lol. (Here right now not getting loaded on well drinks 😃)

Jake Hoffman

Thursday 11th of August 2022

Thanks for the heads up! They should probably get that website updated, eh?!

Kristina

Thursday 17th of February 2022

Yard House Linq has eliminated their happy hour!

Jake

Friday 18th of February 2022

Bummer! Thank you for the update.

Ron Kunkler

Monday 14th of February 2022

Just to clarify, Casino Royale has NEVER served Michelob Ultra. They used to have Michelob and Michelob Light for $1 and then it went up to $2. Soon after that, they decided to charge $3 for ALL bottled beer and $4 for all draft to make it simple. Also, they only take cash to make service faster. Best place on the Strip to drink without busting your budget.

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