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5 of the Best Happy Hour Spots (On & Off the Strip)

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Happy hour is one of  the best ways to combat exorbitant prices for cocktails in Las Vegas. Usually running from late afternoon to early evening hours (however there are some spots that feature late night happy hours as well), bars and restaurants all over Vegas offer discount drink and food prices.

Following are 6 best happy hour spots in Las Vegas (on & off the Strip):

1.     Herbs and Rye

Herbs and Rye is a moody and dark American-Italian joint that is loved for its perfectly timed happy hours. Happy hours start from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and then 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Perfectly handcrafted cocktails and amazing share plates are available at discounted pricing for your consumption. After downing a couple of their amazing cocktails, take a peek at their menu as it offers everything from pasta to wings and steak.

Location: 3713 W Sahara Ave.

2.     Katsuya

Take advantage of full-sized portions for happy hour prices as it is the best way to enjoy one of the best sushi spots in Vegas. Happy hour prices at Katsuya range from $4-$10. There are also $6 hot cake carafes and $7 specialty cocktails, house wines, well drinks, and Kirin Japanese beer. Happy hour starts from 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Monday.

Location: SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd.

3.     China Poblano

Jose Andres’ casual, clever spot at the Cosmopolitan brings Mexican and Chinese favorites together on one, fun menu. Happy hour at China Poblano starts from 3:30 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. One of the best happy hour menus in Vegas can be found here, with bites, like wings, guac, tacos, and quesadillas, topping out at $8 and beginning at $2. With $7 Micheladas and $6 beers, this is one of the better-value happy hours on the Strip.

Location: The Cosmopolitan, Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd. Level 2

4.     The Griffin

The Griffin is a dark, downtown bar that boasts an electric jukebox, real fireplaces, and DJ’s that are featured on weekends. According to The Griffin itself, the bar stays open ‘until you stop drinking’. The late night happy hour at this bar is 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Sunday-Thursday serving $1 beers and $3 well drinks. This happy hour is extremely inexpensive when compared to most Vegas bars.

Location: 511 Fremont St.

5.     Minus5º Ice Experience

Drop in from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Minus5º Ice Experience if you want to enjoy a unique happy hour experience. Located in Mandalay Place and the Venetian , they offer $5 draft beverages and $6 cocktails from real ice tumblers. Take a break from the sub-zero surroundings and try what is definitely one of the best happy hour deals in Las Vegas.

Location: The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.; The Venetian, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd #2140

6.     Downtown Cocktail Room

Downtown Cocktail Room is Las Vegas’ most respected cocktail bar. The bar serves classic and exotic drinks to both locals and visitors alike. Their menus consist of ever-changing and seasonal handcrafted cocktails and bites that are also served late night for the night owls. Happy hour starts from 4:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. A wide selection of drinks and eats are available at amazing prices during their happy hour.

Location: 111 S Las Vegas Blvd.

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