These best kept secret bars in Vegas are must-visit sipping spots.
Blended into a wall of old black-and-white photos is a door to the coolest bar within a bar in Downtown, where master mixologists create stellar concoctions. The intimate space surrounded by stunning works of art transports patrons to an entirely different place and time. No photography, raised voices or PDA allowed, and reservations can only be made via text message. 525 E. Fremont St., 702-701-1466, commonwealthlv.com
Even though the door says “Exit,” it is an entrance to the Strip’s most imaginative curveball. Once you walk in, you’ll be hard pressed to leave this iridescent room filled with enchanting, twinkling lights that specializes in mezcal, tequila and elevated nachos. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702-698-7000, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
Hidden behind the record store entrance is a club experience both new and retro in the most excellent ways possible, with cassette tapes, vinyl and unexpected encounters around every turn. The secret Vinyl Parlor, multiple concealed karaoke rooms and featured “startenders” make On the Record the perfect party venue featuring impressive musical acts from Mark Ronson to Wyclef Jean. Park MGM, 702-730-6773, ontherecordlv.com
Photography by: GHOST DONKEY COCKTAIL PHOTO BY ALAN WEINER; THE LAUNDRY ROOM COCKTAIL PHOTO BY CHUCK SICUSO; ON THE RECORD KARAOKE ROOM PHOTO BY JEFF GREEN; SPARROW + WOLF PHOTO BY SABIN ORR