The 10 Best Speakeasy Bars in Las Vegas (2022 Update)

During the Prohibition period in the 1920s and 30s, it was illegal to sell alcohol in the United States. Of course, that didn’t stop the masses from having a good time and drinking in illegal establishments.

While speakeasies mostly disappeared after the Prohibition, the concept has retained its allure over the years, and plenty of bars have adopted the concept and aesthetic. Here are 10 of the best speakeasy bars in Las Vegas.

10 Best Speakeasy Bars in Las Vegas

Best speakeasy bars in Las Vegas map:

Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails

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Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails is basically two businesses in one. By day it’s a men’s grooming salon, but by night there is an entrance in the back that opens up to a whiskey lounge. A hidden gem of The Cosmopolitan, you can access it through a janitor’s door at the back of the salon.

Enjoy the authentic décor with leather couches, vintage furniture, and mismatched chandeliers. Order Scotch for bottle service or choose something fun from the cocktail menu. They have nightly bands playing music and have a menu of spirits, craft beer and speakeasy influenced cocktails.

You can also enjoy a quick bite alongside your drink with table snacks, including popcorn, vegan sliders and mini lobster tacos. We recommend booking a reservation, especially if you are with a group of people.

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Time: Sun – Wed | 8PM – close, Thurs – Sat | 6PM – close
  • Food: Small bites
  • Specialties: Speakeasy inspired cocktails and whiskeys
  • What’s it best for: Modern take on vintage flavors
  • Atmosphere: Sultry
  • Reservations: Yes
  • How to access: Through the janitors door at the back of the barbershop
  • Location: Level 1 The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Más Por Favor

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At first glance, Más Por Favor looks like an energetic taqueria in a Chinatown strip mall. Off to the side of a secret hallway, which has been designed to look like a drugs tunnel with bags of cocaine as décor, is a speakeasy parlor.

Established in 2020, the cocktail menu skews towards flavored tequila and mezcal. Casamigos Margaritas are available on tap with house-infused jalapeno bitters encouraged as an addition. There are always specials throughout the week, like their Taco Tuesday — $20 for bottomless street tacos, which can be eaten in the cantina or enjoyed in the hidden speakeasy.

Open 3pm until late, the venue has archways filled with roses, stunning morals and a wall made from skulls. Comfortable couches, high-top tables and cosy nooks are ideal spots to sip cocktails and enjoy an energetic atmosphere.

  • Price Range: $$-$$$
  • Time: Daily 3PM til late
  • Food: Cantina style tacos
  • Specialities: Tequila and mezcal
  • What’s it best for: Enjoy good food with friends
  • Deals: Taco Tuesday — $20 for bottomless street tacos
  • Atmosphere: Vintage, hip, Mexican inspired
  • Reservations: Yes
  • How to access: Through a Goonies inspired tunnel
  • Location: The Center at Spring Mountain

Datamosh

Datamosh Bar

Datamosh is a little-known speakeasy located at Omega Mart, the Meow Wolf art installation disguised as a grocery store in AREA15. The self-proclaimed pharmacy in another dimension is a playful where drinking and art meet. You must have a ticket for Omega Mart to enter Datamosh and can be found around the corner on the north side of the attraction.

Data Mosh has eight specialty cocktails which include homemade pink peppercorn Champagne syrup and unusual flavors like tarragon, basil-seed, rosemary bubble filled smoke. These cocktails come in Insta-worthy presentations.

This part speakeasy, part exhibition, offers seating for only 58 people. The intimate room is decorated with comfortable black leather stools, with one wall featuring representations of whale parts and another with posters depicting Omega Mart products.

  • Price Range: To enter Datamosh a ticket to Omega Mart is required. Admission prices are $49
  • Time: Monday – Thursday | 3 – 10pm, Friday | 3pm – midnight, Saturday | 10am – midnight, Sunday | 10am – 10pm
  • Food: No
  • Specialties: Instagram-worthy cocktails
  • What’s it best for: Eccentric cocktails with unique flavors
  • Atmosphere: Intimate and eccentric
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Location: Omega Mart, Area15

Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den

Kitty Kitty Vice Den

Hidden behind a small convenience store at Famous Foods Street Eats food hall in Resort World, Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is a cute Asian-inspired venue. Head to the back of Ms. Meow’s Mamak Stall and one of the shelves (the one with 3 luck cats) will push open to reveal the speakeasy. Don’t worry if you can’t find it, the cashier will help if you ask!

The lounge has Asian inspired décor with brick walls and string lights. The cocktail menu is divided into two categories: “The Cat’s Meow,” which are sweet, colorful, and fruity, and “Liquid Courage,” a collection of modified classics we all know and love. Their bartenders will also be happy to make a custom mix for you.

Whilst Resorts World is bright, loud and sometimes overcrowded, the Vice Den is an intimate getaway. The subtle touches like the neon tigers, oriental rugs and painted mural will make an impact as you enjoy your cocktail.

  • Price Range: $18 – $20
  • Time: Daily 4pm until close
  • Food: Asian-inspired small bites
  • Specialties: Mezcal Meow, a Hurricane, and Mai Tai
  • What’s it best for: Unusual cocktails
  • Atmosphere: Kitsch, rich Asian
  • Reservations: Yes
  • How to access: Ms. Meow’s Mamak Stall behind a shelf lined with lucky cat sculptures
  • Location: Resorts World

The Laundry Room

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The Laundry Room can be located behind the back wall underneath the stairs of Commonwealth, a popular bar in the Fremont East district. Originally the laundry facility for the historic El Cortez casino across the street, the intimate reservation only space truly has the authentic atmosphere of a speakeasy.

This speakeasy has authentic rules that include no PDA, no cell phones, and no rowdiness. With the capacity for 22 people, a contrast from the big, loud establishments commonly found in Las Vegas. The elegant bar, tasseled tablecloths, vintage furnishings, and dim lighting will immediately transport you to a different era.

The Laundry Room exclusively serves cocktails. If you’re looking for a beer or wine, this bar isn’t for you. While there are 27 signature cocktails on the menu, the bartenders are happy to create a custom cocktail based on your preferences.

  • Price Range: $$-$$$
  • Time: Daily 6pm-2am
  • Food: No
  • Specialties: Classic cocktails
  • What’s it best for: Elegant cocktail evening
  • Atmosphere: Vintage and classy
  • Reservations: Yes
  • How to access: Through a discreet entrance inside of Commonwealth
  • Location: 525 E Fremont St, Las Vegas

The Underground Speakeasy and Distillery

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The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibit space featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room. Located in the basement of the Mob Museum, you can enjoy Prohibition-era cocktails amongst authentic artefacts from the 1920s.

The main room or this Vegas hidden bar has a private VIP area, a hidden area behind a wall with authentic artwork from the 20s and an area when live music plays. There is also an in-house distillery which serves light-bodied corn-based moonshine.

Most of the menu is based on recipe books from the Prohibition era. Expect drinks like Old Fashioned and Southside Gin Mojito, the Old Fashioned comes served on in a glass flask inside a hollowed-out book.

  • Price Range: $$
  • Time: Monday–Wednesday | Noon to 10 p.m., Thursday–Sunday | Noon to midnight
  • Food: None
  • Specialties: Classic cocktails and artifacts on display which include clothing typical in the 1920s, frozen eggs produced by Budweiser and a Johnny Walker bottle recovered from the wreckage of the “Lizzy D” tugboat.
  • What’s it best for: Lose yourself in an authentic experience
  • Atmosphere: Authentic roaring 20s
  • Deals: Happy Hour runs Sunday – Thursday from 5 pm – 7 pm and entitles guests to $2 off all beer, wine, and cocktails.
  • Reservations: No
  • How to access: Down the stairwell near the ticket booth
  • Location: Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas

The Golden Tiki

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The Golden Tiki is a modern reimagining of the classic tiki bar. Their menu consists of classic tiki cocktails, which include punch bowls and classics like Mai Tais and Painkillers. This speakeasy is as popular with locals as it is with tourists, who like to grab lunch or a snack alongside their fruity drink.

Created by former creative director at the Hard Rock Hotel Branden Powers, you enter the bar through secret lava rock cave entrance with a waterfall. There are different zones that are made to look like pirate lairs and mermaid coves. There is a small 1920 inspired theater, a giant conch smell and a 20-foot magical waterfall.

Not just a place to drink and eat, The Golden Tiki also runs events throughout the week. Enjoy island inspired and surf rock alongside disco grooves. Check out their website or Facebook page to see what the latest DJ night is.

  • Price Range: $$
  • Time: 24hours a day
  • Food: Small bites, brunch and lunch
  • Specialties: Fruity, tropical cocktails in bowls and After School DJ nights
  • What’s it best for: Fun nights with friends and cocktails.
  • Atmosphere: Dark and mysterious with a touch of kitsch
  • Deals: Half price drinks and food Everyday – 4:00pm thru 7:00pm
  • Reservations: Yes
  • How to access: Walk in through a lava rock cave, pass the waterfall, and keep an eye out for a talking skeleton, fully loaded treasure chest, and a large conch shell
  • Location: The Center at Spring Mountain

Downtown Cocktail Room

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The Downtown Cocktail Room is the perfect blend of authenticity and ingenuity. What makes this Freemont Street venue stand out is that it has a speakeasy within a speakeasy. Head to the back room to see Mike Morey’s Sip’nTip which has its own entrance from the alley and its own menu.

The Downtown Cocktail Room has a sexy atmosphere with dim lighting, soft candlelight and sheer curtains separating the tables. Choose from a bar-height table or take a seat in a plush armchair. There are also private rooms with red booths and tables, making this an intimate Vegas speakeasy.

As the name suggests, cocktails dominate the menu. The mixologists here are always coming up with new drinks and seasonal cocktails. Their drinks menu caters to people who want something classic or for those who like to experiment. And if you’re really, brave, Downtown Cocktail Room is one of the few places in Vegas where you can drink absinthe, served in three styles.

  • Price Range: $$
  • Time: Tuesday- Thursday 5pm-12am | Friday and Saturday 5pm-2am
  • Food: Bar snacks
  • Specialties: Classic cocktails and absinthe
  • What’s it best for: Date night
  • Atmosphere: Sexy bohemian
  • Deals: Happy Hour Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-7pm
  • Reservations: For groups 10+
  • How to access: Enter through art alley, south of D.C.R.
  • Location: 111 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

Ghost Donkey

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Nestled in the seating area of the Block 16 Urban Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan, Ghost Donkey is a mezcal and tequila lounge. Grab a cocktail and nachos in this small intimate space that holds no more than 30 customers.

When you walk into Ghost Donkey, you will be greeted by dazzling warm toned lights that give the little room a rosy pink glow. The bar plays energetic Mexican music to accompany the mix of modern and traditional drinks.

Choose an intimate table that is ideal for couples or opt for the bigger leather seating areas. Although the menu is limited, their truffle nachos are considered to be the best in the city!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Time: 4pm until late
  • Food: Nachos and nibbles
  • Specialties: Handcrafted mezcal and tequila cocktails
  • What’s it best for: Intimate night with a small group or on a date
  • Atmosphere: Late night New York vibes
  • Reservations: No
  • How to access: Make your way towards the back wall of the food court and look for the door with the white donkey
  • Location: Level 2, Boulevard Tower, Cosmopolitan

Velveteen Rabbit

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One of the most popular and most know speakeasies in Las Vegas is Velveteen Rabbit. Decorated with vintage furniture and local art, it’s one of the coolest establishments in the Downtown Arts District.

Sisters Pamela and Christina Dylag have earned accolades for their seasonally changing menu filled with homemade and garden-fresh ingredients. Expect interesting concoctions that feature ingredients like burned pecan syrup, dill-infused gin or turmeric honey.

Hang outside on the outdoor patio that frequently hosts live entertainment or sit inside and enjoy a quirky atmosphere that pays tribute to its Arts District location.

  • Price Range: $$ – $$$
  • Time: Mon–Wed | 5pm – 1am, Thu–Sat | 5pm – 2am, Sun| 5am –Noon
  • Food: No
  • Specialties: Cocktails made from seasonal ingredients
  • What’s it best for: A night out with friends or a date
  • Atmosphere: Like hanging out at a friend’s house
  • Reservations: No
  • Location: 1218 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Why Do They Call Bars Speakeasy?

In the 1820s, the British would use “speak softly shop” to describe a smuggler’s house. Later this phrase evolved to “speak easy shop”, which was used to describe places where liquor was sold illegally. Customers should speak quietly (or easily) to avoid unwanted attention.

Eventually, the phrase was shortened to “speakeasy”. The term was originally used in the United States in the late 1800s to describe an unlicensed saloon and then was later used to describe illegal bars during Prohibition.

Final Words

Hopefully, one of these Las Vegas based speakeasy bars will fit your needs! Whether you need want a unique experience that borders on the zany or something that makes you feel like you’re in the Probation era, you are sure to find it in Sin City.

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