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Since the Dam began construction in the 1930s, folks have come to Las Vegas for a drink and a place to escape. Nothing says “exclusive,” like a password-protected door or a secret entrance guarded by locals.

These bars offer a unique experience behind each hidden door. The sights, sounds, smells, and spirits–all crafted to create a curated atmosphere.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet, secretive nook to finish your novel or you’re scouting an exciting stop on your next night out, here are some of the best-kept-secret bars and speakeasies in the Valley.

Hidden Bars and Speakeasies On the Strip

The Vault (Bellagio)

One of the more bougie and high-end experiences on the Strip, the Vault is a reservations-only speakeasy hidden away inside the beautiful Bellagio casino. Behind an unassuming door located near the gaming floor, guests are transported to a velvet and crystal hallway leading to a private space.

Within The Vault are the finest spirits and cocktails Las Vegas has to offer and an unforgettable experience only few have ever shared.

Cocktails begin around $55, but don’t worry! If you really want to impress, there’s a $30,000 bottle of scotch served in a gold and crystal decanter. Reservations are available on the Bellagio Casino’s website.

The Cabinet of Curiosities (Horseshoe Las Vegas lower)

A newcomer to the Strip, The Cabinet of Curiosities, located inside the Horseshoe Las Vegas, is an eclectic, mysterious speakeasy experience. Upon entering, one might feel as if they’ve been transported to a magical curio shoppe on Diagon Alley.

Hidden in every nook of this bar are antiques and artifacts from all over the world and time. But there’s more to discover in the Cabinet. This mysterious bar also contains The Lock, a private lounge for guests wanting a personalized and private night out.

While the Lock requires reservations, The Cabinet is open for walk-ins.

PREMIER TIP: On the way out, don’t forget to stop at the gift shop, so you’ll never forget your trip to this unique lounge.

The Barbershop Cut & Cocktails (Cosmopolitan)

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is no stranger to secret bars and speakeasies, but only one allows you to pregame with a shave and a haircut. Behind a janitor’s closet door, guests are whisked back a century into a prohibition-era lounge replete with crystal chandeliers, leather couches, and live music.

As its name implies, guests can book a haircut, trim, or facial to freshen up before a night out. The Barbershop also offers a luxurious full-service package that explores the full range of skillful services they provide over a relaxing hour-and-a-half experience at a reasonable $175.

A diverse menu and event calendar means every visit to the Barbershop will feel like a new one.

Plus, a fresh cut will make you look as good as you feel. If you’re hungry after your haircut, The Barbershop has a small food menu and cocktails that start at $18. This is a “must” for your next trip to Las Vegas.

1923 Prohibition Bar (Mandalay Bay & Venetian)

Serving the most discerning bourbon aficionados, the 1923 Prohibition Bar offers “the ultimate bourbon-centric prohibition experience” in two not-so-secret locations in Mandalay Bay and Venetian soon. The menu highlights the best that bourbon has to offer, but fret not—there’s something on the menu for everyone.

In the ways of entertainment, 1923 embodies the titular era with live musicians, burlesque, jazz, and a haunted magic show. Cocktails start around $18, but bottles and flights are also available.

While reservations are not required to travel back to a simpler time, private VIP experiences are available online. Be on the lookout for its new location in Venetian soon!

Ghost Donkey (Cosmopolitan)

It wouldn’t be a list of secret bars in Las Vegas if Cosmopolitan weren’t on it multiple times. A level above the Barbershop, an ordinary gray “Exit” door adorned with a donkey guards the entrance to this mezcal and tequila lounge.

All your tequila and mezcal favorites are found in peak form here and some new local drinks that will expand your tequila boundaries. Also, they have something called “Truffle Nachos.”

Walking into Ghost Donkey always feels like a special occasion. Festive lights, neon, and upbeat music make any night feel like a party. Ghost Donkey has locations all across the country, but only the Las Vegas location is hidden inside one of the premiere nightlife venues in the country.

The Count Room (Flamingo)

When discussing casino tenure on the Strip, one would be remiss to dismiss the Flamingo. As one of the oldest, it only makes sense that a sophisticated speakeasy experience would be inside the Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet evening being crooned by live performers or taking a client out on the town, The Count Room might be the perfect stop. Beer, wine, and expertly crafted cocktails are waiting on the menu and some exquisite food options like the Louie Lobster Roll called “The Code of Silence.”

The Count Room promises an elegant evening of quality and sophistication. Cocktails are priced around $25, but the menu’s extensive wine and spirits selection might leave your head spinning.

Easy’s Cocktail Lounge (Aria)

Since its arrival on the Strip, Aria has been a pillar of the nightlife scene. Nestled among the nightclubs, venues, gaming floors, and restaurants is a donut shop named Easy Donuts & Coffee. Behind the donut shop, you’ll find a velvet-wrapped speakeasy dripping with jazz and unique signature cocktails.

Easy’s cares about the details of its guest experience. Not only will you have an expertly crafted cocktail in a beautiful setting, but you’ll be hesitant to disturb the beauty of your drink.

Classic cocktails start at $22, and specialty drinks start at $27.

PREMIER TIP: On the way out, don’t forget to stop at the gift shop, so you’ll never forget your trip to this unique lounge.

Hidden Bars and Speakeasies in Downtown Fremont

If you’re looking for more than a beer at a popular downtown brewery, discover a unique drink or experience at one of these hidden bars.

The Laundry Room (Commonwealth)

Located a short drive north, The Laundry Room provides a genuine exclusive speakeasy experience away from the Strip. Hidden inside one of Fremont’s most popular bars is a bar big enough to serve only 22 guests at a time, ensuring a personalized experience with the hidden mixologist within.

After emerging from the secret entrance of your handcrafted mixology experience, finish your night on the Commonwealth’s roof. Anyone hoping for a memorable night should consider stopping at the Laundry Room.

PREMIER TIP: With such limited space, make a reservation online or be prepared to wait.

The Underground Speakeasy & Distillery (Mob Museum)

Fremont’s Mob Museum may not appear on many party lists, but beneath the very floor that tried throngs of criminals and mobsters lies a password-guarded speakeasy restored to its original 1920s glory.

The password changes weekly, so check the bar’s website before visiting! They serve all the classic cocktails and some drinks unique to this historic bar.

Sitting with friends in the leather upholstered booths reminds you of when you might see Frank Sinatra on stage. With the museum above fresh in mind, this speakeasy is a unique adventure in Las Vegas’s history.

D.C.R. (Downtown Cocktail Room)

DCR (Downtown Cocktail Room) combines New York City’s industrial bustle with a local haunt’s low-key atmosphere. Located in the heart of Las Vegas’s artistic soul, DCR is one of the bars awarded the highest in the city.

Half-off happy hour deals, candle lit atmosphere, and some of the best drinks in Nevada make DCR a must-see on your hidden bar and speakeasy list.

Cocktails are priced around $15, but consider buying a punch bowl for the table. Explore Las Vegas’s artistic downtown, and then turn in for one of Las Vegas’s best drinks.

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