Sure, we appreciate those watered-down cocktails served up free and easy while we feed dollar bills into casino slot machines. But mixology as an art form survives in Vegas. So kick back with an authentic muddled mojito at the Mirage’s Strip-side Rhumbar, with its open-air patio for people-watching, or get away from the tourist crowds at the speakeasy-style Downtown Cocktail Room.
Love dive bars? The Double Down Saloon, near the airport, is a punk-ass live music joint owned by the genius behind Frankie’s Tiki Room, a kitschy tropical fantasy just off I-15.