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db brasserie
Photograph: Anthony Mair

The 15 best Las Vegas happy hour deals

Head to these Las Vegas happy hour spots after work for the best deals on beers, wines, cocktails and discounted food

By Sarah Feldberg

Las Vegas doesn’t come cheap. Since you’ll likely be spending tons of money reveling in delectable food offerings at the best restaurants in Las Vegas and, of course, trying your luck at the best Las Vegas casinos, we figured you’d need a hand to keep some extra cash in your wallet. Enter the best Las Vegas happy hour deals. Stop by these local spots after work to sip on specially priced beers, wines, cocktails and discounted snacks. Who knows? Time your dining and drinking properly and you might even save enough money to afford a ticket to one of the best Las Vegas shows around.

Best Las Vegas happy hour deals

Herbs & Rye
Photograph: Courtesy Natasha B.

1. Herbs & Rye

Bars Tapas bars West Las Vegas

You know what your happy hour is missing? Steak. The twice daily happy hour, from 5-8pm and midnight-3am, at this award-winning cocktail bar includes half-off cuts of cow and discounts on well drinks (though we recommend paying full price for one of the classic cocktails for which H&R is revered). Grab a rib eye, settle into the faintly bordello-ish interior and just try not to declare Herbs & Rye your new favorite bar.

Bardot Brasserie
Photograph: Courtesy Bardot Brasserie

2. Bardot Brasserie

Restaurants French The Strip

Michael Mina’s Parisian-inspired brasserie was one of the buzziest openings of 2015, thanks to a menu of classic French fare that feels positively contemporary and a stylish interior that almost makes you forget the slots below. When the clock strikes 5:30pm, lay claim to a bar stool and start sampling $7 sidecars and $9 European boilermakers (like Kronenbourg Blanc and green Chartreuse). It’d be a crime not to eat, so order a tartine made with braised short rib and a fried egg or dig into the Franco-Cubano sandwich. Happy hour repeats from 10-11pm, so you’ll never go to bed hungry. 

Photograph: Courtesy Lakeside

3. Lakeside

Restaurants The Strip

The Wynn’s whimsical seafood destination delivers for date night with Hawaiian day-boat fish and lobster options hailing from a quartet of countries. But for a more casual experience, head down the stairs from 5-7:30pm for Lakeside lounge’s nightly happy hour. Rather than discount dishes from the regular menu, chef David Walzog whips up an array of exclusive island favorites, like fresh poke, short rib loco moco and Portuguese sausage sliders.

Double Helix
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Tadasi A.

4. Double Helix

Restaurants Downtown

This Town Square wine bar is a local favorite thanks to its list of 40 wines by the glass, 100 whiskeys and a killer happy hour from 3:30-7:30pm every day. Grab a table near the fire pit on the pet-friendly patio and enjoy half off select wines, whiskeys and small plates. Come back the next day to make good use of all the money you saved.

db brasserie
Photograph: Anthony Mair

5. db Brasserie

Restaurants The Strip

Ladies and gentlemen, raise your oysters. From 5-6pm daily, Daniel Boulud’s db Brasserie offers West Coast bivalves for a buck apiece. As if that weren’t enough, patrons can enjoy happy hour drinks twice daily: 3-6pm and 10pm to close. In between slurping down seafood, indulge in $4 beers, $8 cocktails, discounted wine by the glass and plates like Thai calamari and the Frenchie burger topped with cheese, tomato-onion compote and—wait for it—pork belly.  

Le Pho
Photograph: Courtesy Le Pho

6. Le Pho

Restaurants Vietnamese Downtown

This relative newcomer to the downtown dining scene has quickly gained fans with its fresh Vietnamese cooking. Stop by for a taste every day from 4-7pm when the kitchen offers $5 wings, $6 grandma’s grilled pork cheek and oysters for a buck apiece. A handful of beers and house wines are two-for-one and half bottles of Veuve Clicquot go for $37. Bubbles and bivalves: the perfect end to any day.


7. Bazaar Meat

Restaurants Steakhouse The Strip

Dinner at José Andrés’ playful Strip meatery doesn’t come cheap. All the more reason to hit the restaurant’s adjacent Bar Centro for happy hour from 5-7pm when select cocktails and wines by the glass are both $8. While you’re there, taste Andrés’s culinary creativity with dishes from the main kitchen like the suckling pig sandwich ($10), pork skin chicharrón ($6) or foie gras cloaked in cotton candy ($8).

Hank’s Fine Steaks
Photograph: Courtesy Station Casinos

8. Hank’s Fine Steaks

Restaurants Steakhouse Henderson

What’s better than a martini after a long, hard day? How about 100 of them, all 50% off? Pick your poison during the daily happy hour 4-7pm, then pair it with apps like oysters Rockefeller and lobster claw fritters. Named after famed Las Vegas newspaper chief Hank Greenspun, this elegant suburban casino steakhouse also serves delicious chops and seafood. Come for the cocktails, stay for dinner. 

Buddy V’s Ristorante
Photograph: Bill Milne

9. Buddy V’s Ristorante

Restaurants Italian The Strip

At the Cake Boss’s Strip eatery, there’s much more on the menu than fluffy sponge and buttercream. The magic numbers here are four and five, as in $4 sangria, domestic beers and house wines, and $5 meatballs, mac and cheese carbonara and gnocchi served from 4:30-6:30pm daily. Go ahead and spoil your dinner.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Photograph: Courtesy Ferraro’s

10. Ferraro’s

Restaurants Italian East of the strip

This family-run Italian joint just off the Strip doubles down on happy hour with early-evening and late-night options. Stop by from 4-7pm for special prices on plates like arancini and butternut squash ravioli with the purchase of a beverage. Then come back from 11pm-2am for the mezzanotte menu, when your whole meal is 25% off. Late night osso bucco, anyone?

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Shawn H.

11. Settebello

Restaurants Contemporary American West of the Strip

Beloved for its Neapolitan-style pies, this local restaurant uses top-notch ingredients to craft seriously authentic pizzas cooked to a delightful blister in a handmade Italian oven. Taste what all the fuss is about Monday-Friday from 3-6pm and one hour before close, when draft beer and wine by the glass are $2 off, cocktails are $3 off and select apps—including miniature pizzas—go for just $5 each. Don’t even think about throwing away that crust.

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Saki S.

12. Holsteins Shakes and Buns

Restaurants The Strip

Don’t call it happy hour; at the Cosmopolitan it’s all about “social hour,” when the restaurant welcomes guests to hop around the resort sampling discounted bites and booze from a variety of eateries. As you do, plan a stop at Holsteins Shakes and Buns between 3:30-5:30pm when snacks like ahi sliders and poutine go for $10 each, select beers are $6 and a chef’s choice alcohol-infused milkshake is just $10.

N9ne Steakhouse
Photograph: Courtesy N9ne Steakhouse

13. N9ne Steakhouse

Restaurants Steakhouse The Strip

You never know who you’re going to spot at this scene-y steakhouse where the vibe is less old boys’ club and more pre-club party. The food is tasty any time, but the weekday happy hour offers discounted drinks alongside bar bites like lobster potstickers ($11), prime rib ravioli ($12) and filet mignon sliders ($14). Pair a few with something from the bar and you’ve got an ideal launch pad for a night on the town.

High Roller
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/High Roller

14. High Roller

Shopping The Strip

The world’s tallest observation wheel transforms a handful of spherical pods into mobile bars every day from noon to 1am. Book a happy half hour ticket, then climb aboard a cabin stocked with bottles and a bartender. You get unlimited drinks—and epic 360 Vegas views—during the wheel’s approximately 30-minute rotation.

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Adam T.

15. Beerhaus

Bars Beer bars Downtown

Sometimes all you really want is a cold beer and a hot dog. Lucky for you, Vegas isn’t all steakhouses and buffets. At the Park’s new beer bar, happy hour means select brews from the encyclopedic list and bites for just $4 from 2-6pm, best paired with games like oversized Jenga and Connect Four. The snack deals repeat from 10pm to close, to help ward off tomorrow’s hangover.


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