Sometimes, hitting the club just sounds exhausting, but you still want good music and a nice drink to unwind. If that sounds familiar, check out these laid back, down to earth bars that feature live music in Las Vegas at least once a week!
Live Music in Vegas
The Sand Dollar Lounge
The Sand Dollar has been around since 1976, with only a brief hiatus from 2007-2009. Some of the great blues icons of the day played here, such as BB King and Muddy Waters. Today, it still boasts a great music repertoire, hosting live bands nearly every night from Jazz to Blues to Rock n Roll. Come out, play some pool, have a beer, and listen to some amazing music at this Las Vegas staple. Enjoy delicious cocktails on a song-themed menu, where you can get Comfortably Numb, with Bank Note scotch, Canton Ginger liqueur, honey syrup, and Ardbeg Mist.
Hours: Tues – Sun, 7pm – 3am
Music: 10pm – 2am
The Bunkhouse Saloon
The Bunkhouse Saloon has been around since the 1950s, but it recently got a makeover. There’s a new state of the art sound system, stage, updated menu, and more. They’re known for hosting great artists from the emerging to the established, and all kinds of music. There’s pretty much never a cover, so you can save your money on drinks and delicious food, like sloppy joes or a spectacular ice cream sandwich. There’s also Monday night karaoke, and an outdoor area, where you can enjoy a fun, laid-back atmosphere and great music under the stars.
Hours: Sun – Thurs, 5pm – 12am; Fri – Sat, 5pm – 2am
The Dispensary Lounge
This family owned bar has been around since the 1970s, a “dive bar” with a famous Jazz series. The Dispensary hosts live jazz every Friday and Saturday, and a Jam Session you can participate in the 1st Wednesday of every month. The kitchens are open late, and the menu features steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and a myriad of fried appetizers.
Music: Fri – Sat, 10am – 2am; 1st Wed of the month, 9 – 12pm
The House of Blues features events in the restaurant and the Foundary Room, so you’ve got multiple events each night to choose from! Or attend them all! Sit back and enjoy a whopping burger, or shrimp and grits, and a mean cocktail while you listen to the rockin’ music. They also feature special events like karaoke nights, Swingin’ Saturdays, and Dueling Pianos!
Hours: daily, 7am – 12pm
Boomers hosts a number of events, from Open Mics to Swing Dance to Burlesque. They also, of course, have live music every Wednesday and Saturday, just about. This down to Earth bar carries 14 beers on tap, but if that’s not your thing, have them whip you up a cocktail! Every day is a different drink special, like Whiskey Wednesdays or Pitcher Monday, so whatever day you’re looking for a cold one, Boomers is ready for you.
Hours: 8am – 12am