As you may already know, speakeasies were the hip, go-to hangouts in the roaring 20s during Prohibition years. Today, they are even more rare and have become cool hangout spots for hipsters and culture drinkers alike. Downtown Las Vegas has a vast number of bars for locals and visitors to explore, but it also contains a few tucked away secrets that will take you back to the Prohibition (but with considerably more alcohol). These Las Vegas hidden bars are for your eyes only.
Las Vegas Hidden Bars for a Secret Pub Crawl
Downtown Cocktail Room
Located in the entertainment district just a short walk from Fremont Street, Downtown Cocktail Room features a Bohemian-Chic decor. They offer an extensive cocktail menu with seasonal favorites such as “The Pumpkin spice” (bourbon, holiday spic and pumpkin), “Batship Crazy” (sherry, infused Batavia and orange foam), and traditional cocktails like the “Old Fashion.”
They also take it up a notch with spiked punch drinks and nine selections of Absinthe prepared three ways: traditional, panache, and scorched. Don’t come expecting to stuff your face, though. Downtown Cocktail Room offers small bar snacks only, ranging from pretzel nuggets to wasabi peas.
There’s nothing better than a good beer and some pizza, right? Well, a little birdy told me about a secret Las Vegas bar where you can chow down on pizza, drink some booze, all with the added bonus of exclusivity. It’s a little joint called Retroscena.
Grab a slice of pizza at Radio City Pizza and head directly out the back door to find yourself in Retroscena. Or you can head down an alley on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of Fremont Street and see the circular entrance sign. Retroscena offers a full bar as well as select Italian beers on draft. Enjoy the intimate space, and as the weather begins to cool, take pleasure in their outdoor seating.
The Laundry Room
Don’t let the name fool you; the next of our Las Vegas hidden bars is not a place to bring your delicates. The Laundry Room is one of the most difficult bars to get into. Located through a hidden door inside of the bar Commonwealth, the only way to gain access is to text a secret number and make a reservation.
And to get the mythical number, you have to hang out at Commonwealth and make friends with the bartender or bouncer and hope you’re worthy. What you can expect once inside is a very intimate space that holds just about three dozen people. Also, you must follow a few strict rules, like no photos, no texting, and a two-hour maximum stay. If you’re expecting to just sip on some cheap beer, then this isn’t the place for you. The Laundry Room offers no beer or wine. Just a selection of signature cocktails that start at $15.
Take a Normal Pub Crawl
We know all about the hidden bars in Downtown Las Vegas, but don’t go spreading that around. Instead, you should book a tour with the Vegas Pub Crawler for the best Downtown Las Vegas restaurants and pubs.