Not only do these Las Vegas hot spots have some of the city's best mixology programs, but they're also some of the best local bars in Las Vegas.
In addition to the rare artwork and delicious small plates, the craft cocktails by Francesco Lafranconi are among the most sophisticated in Las Vegas. Palms Casino Resort, 702-942-7777, palms.com
Cocktail connoisseurs come from far and wide to experience James Beard Award-winning mixologist Leo Robitschek’s groundbreaking creations. NoMad Las Vegas, 702-730-6785, mgmresorts.com
The cocktail program by Sam Ross sticks to playful yet well-balanced libations while couples share conversation in one corner and trade show attendees discuss strategy in another. The Palazzo, 702-607-1950, venetian.com
Lisa Vanderpump’s new venture features light bites and cocktails with an unapologetic feminine edge. In addition to the mixed drinks, Vanderpump’s signature rosé is the most addictive item on the menu. Caesars Palace, 866-227-5938, caesars.com
SkyBar lives up to its name with prime views of the Strip from 23 floors above. The innovative cocktail list is packed with Las Vegas history as well as an impressive selection. Waldorf Astoria, 702-590-8888, waldorfastorialasvegas.com