FINDING A LAS Vegas happy hour or drink special is about as difficult as finding a sunburnt tourist on Memorial Day weekend. But what some people call a “drink special” is, well, not so special. (TRUE STORY: I recently bought a 20oz domestic draft at a Strip property for $12. $12!!!)
Here at Station Casinos we think we do drink specials and happy hours at many of our Las Vegas bars and lounges better than anyone in town. The winning formula: The right cocktail at the right price with the right crowd. In that spirit, here’s seven day’s worth of “drinking on the cheap” in Las Vegas…
The Drink: $2 16oz Bud Light drafts, 99¢ frozen Margaritas and $2 Tequila shots
Where/When: Whiskey Bar, Race & Sports Book Bar, Splitz Bar and Garage Bar at Texas Station, 24/7
Vibe: Texas makes it easy with three drink specials (none more than two bucks) at four bars with no time limit. In other words, they aren’t even really drink specials; it’s just way we pour.
The Drink: Half price drinks
Where/When: Havana Lounge at Boulder Station, nightly from 11pm – 4am
Vibe: The Havana Lounge is a cool place to shoot some pool and light up a cigar (they sell premium cigars). This is a late-night drink special so rest up.
The Drink: Half price martinis
Where/When: Hank’s at Green Valley Ranch, daily from 5pm – 7pm
Vibe: Hank’s is a first-class steakhouse with the main dining room opening at 5:30pm daily. The half-priced martinis start flowing in the bar at 5pm with an appetizer menu. Live piano music at 6:30 Tuesday – Saturday.
The Drink: $2 domestic draft beer, $3 imported drafts, 2-for-1 shots of Jameson and Patron Silver
Where/When: Jack’s at Palace Station, daily from 3pm – 7pm
Vibe: Jack’s is a comfy Irish-pub-type hangout with Guinness and other brews on tap. It’s a friendly place to watch the game or meet up with friends. Live music with Evenflow starts at 7pm on Thursday.
The Drink: $4.99 Skyy martinis and 4 Bud or Bud Light beers for $9 (4949 Lounge). $1 Jack Daniels shots and $1 domestic draft beer (Revolver)
Where/When: The 4949 Lounge Happy Hour runs daily from (you guessed it) 4pm – 9pm. Friday night is American Badass night at the Revolver Bar & Saloon.
Vibe: Hey, it’s Friday night so here’s two options at Santa Fe Station. 4949 is sexy and ultra-loungy so you can meet up with friends in a cool spot before riding the dance floor (and mechanical bull) at Revolver.
The Drink: $3 Margaritas, $2 draft beers and $6 Coronita buckets
Where/When: Camacho’s Cantina at Aliante Station, nightly from 6pm – 8pm
Vibe: This is the Pre-Party Fiesta that foreruns Caliante Noche Latina featuring music from Volume 1 in the Access Showroom at 9pm, so it’s always a festive warm-up for a big Saturday night in North Las Vegas.
Better take the night off and get some sleep (or your cognitive functions like spelling may become impaired).
Sincerely, please be safe when drinking.