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.
We list some of our favorite drink deals and the best happy hours in Vegas below!
Bird Bar at Flamingo: Formerly known as 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar at Flamingo, Bird Bar features .50 cent beers from 5-6 pm daily as part of their happy hour. The space’s decor is definitely.. unique… showcasing an assortment of birdcages and is certainly a departure from the former island theme that occupied the space. Check out the new theme and enjoy one of the cheapest beers in Las Vegas.
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill in the Miracle Mile Shops: If you can throw ’em back, Blondies has a deal for you. Located in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops serves up all-you-can-drink wells / domestic draft beers between 3-6 pm and again from 9 pm – Midnight Monday through Friday – all 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 – 7 pm Monday through Friday, Cabo Wabo at Planet Hollywood offers $6 well drinks and $3.50 domestic draft beer as part of their happy hour. Import drafts are $4.50.
PBR Rockbar – Miracle Mile Shops: From 2 pm – 6 pm Monday through Thursday, PBR offers half-price 16oz. draft beer, and 2 for 1 cocktails, and half-price pizzas as part of their happy hour.
Ketchup – Miracle Mile Shops: Ketchup runs a daily happy hour from 3 pm – 6 pm with select drink deals in addition to offering $3 Bud Light Drafts around the clock daily.
Lobster Me – Miracle Mile Shops: Bud Light pints on tap will only run you $5 all day, every day at Lobster Me.
Flights – Miracle Mile Shops: Ramp up your night with 3 cocktails for $10 during happy hour which runs 11 am- 5 pm Monday – Thursday and from 9 am – 5 pm Friday – Sunday.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Miracle Mile Shops: While this location does not have a current happy hour deal, tall domestic beers typically run 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.
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.
Nacho Daddy: The Strip Nacho Daddy location runs a 3 pm – 6 pm daily happy hour with assorted deals. Stop in to see what is being offered!
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 – Monday from 2 pm – 5 pm. Deals include $1 off beer, $5 well drinks, and $6 wine.
Canonita in the Grand Canal Shoppes: $4 cocktails, $5 margaritas, and $5.50 vino as part of their daily happy hour that runs 2 times per day. The first happy hour window is from 3 pm – 6 pm and the second is from 9 pm to close.
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 bloody marys from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm on their indoor patio, and from 3 pm – 5:30 pm at their bar as part of their daily happy hour deal.
Royal Britania in the Grand Canal Shoppes: Offering 50% off any and ALL drinks as part of their daily 4 pm – 6 pm happy hour, Royal Britania is one of the best options for folks that prefer top-shelf drinks.
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: From both 2 pm – 6 pm and again from 9 pm-close, 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.
El Sagundo – Fashion Show Mall: From 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm daily, you can score cheap food and drink just north of TI in the Fashion Show Mall. In addition to discount food options, you can order draft beers for $4, Margaritas for $5.50, and Well Drinks for $4. Check out the entire happy hour menu here.
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. The simple truth is that Ellis’ brewery produces great beer and at $2.50 for a 20oz. glass, it’s a steal.
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.
Rockhouse at Venetian: A daily happy hour running Monday – Friday from 11 am – 7 pm, you can score $5 domestic drafts and well cocktails. Hamburger, fries, and soda are also only $10.
107 SkyLounge at The Strat: Offering half-price beer, wine, and cocktails from 4-7 pm in addition to an amazing view of Las Vegas from 107 stories above. Happy hour domestic beers will run $3.50 and import/craft options are $4.
The elevator ride to the bar is complimentary and you’ll be able to access the observation deck at no additional cost following your drinks. Check out the menu the best happy hour in Vegas here.
Yard House: Situated on the Linq Promenade, Yard House runs a daily happy hour from 3 pm – 6 pm that includes $2 off any drink, and half-price select appetizers to include pizzas.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue: Also on the Linq Promenade, Virgil’s offers a daily 3 pm – 6 pm happy hour which features $5 drinks and select appetizer deals.
AmeriCAN: A bar specializing in canned beer on the LINQ Promenade, AmeriCAN offers a happy hour featuring $5 beers from “every time zone” daily from 2 pm – 7 pm.
Casino Royale: A cheap beer staple on the Strip for some time, Casino Royale had offered a $1 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.
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. Grab a half-price beer/well drink during happy hour which runs from 3-6 pm and take a seat next to the indoor fire pit.
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!
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