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16 of the Best Las Vegas Happy Hours

By Lip Smacking Foodie Tours
May 7th, 2020 - 0:06 AM

16 of the Best Las Vegas Happy Hours

There are lots of reasons to love happy hour. Maybe you can’t get a reservation at the hottest place in town. With happy hour you can sit at the bar and eat. Maybe you’re not sure if you’ll like a certain restaurant. Happy hour lets you try out small bites before committing to a full dinner. Best of all, happy hour saves you money.

Las Vegas is a great city for happy hour. We’ve got gourmet restaurants, steakhouses and celebrity chef restaurants that offer some pretty amazing food you won’t find anywhere else at incredible prices.

Here are 16 of the best places for happy hour in Las Vegas.

1. MR CHOW

The chic MR CHOW restaurant at Caesars Palace features Beijing-style cuisine and many of the dishes are served family style. If you want to try some smaller portions of their signature dishes, check out Social Hour daily from 5 – 7 p.m. in the bar and on the beautiful patio overlooking the hotel’s pool.

Social Hour bites include MR CHOW’s famous chicken satay for and glazed prawns for . There are also shrimp rolls for and minced beef pancakes for . All drinks are half price.

2. Golden Steer

Golden Steer is a classic Las Vegas steakhouse with an amazing old school Vegas atmosphere. This is where members of the Rat Pack hung out back in the day. If you want to take in the vibe but not have a full dinner, you can head to the bar and lounge for Golden Hour Sunday – Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy select wines for or try the Gold Fashioned with bourbon, amaretto and bitters for . Another specialty cocktail is the Sammy’s Sour, made with bourbon, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and a splash of red wine.

Golden Hour food choices include two pieces of jumbo Gulf shrimp for ; butcher’s cut meatballs ground fresh daily for ; and The Trifecta – a trio of mini sandwiches for . You’ll get meatball with Parmesan cheese and marinara, prime rib with horseradish and caramelized onion, and chicken Parmesan with marinara.

3. The Barrymore

The Barrymore is a bit of a hidden gem in Las Vegas, located inside the Royal Resort. The restaurant has a chic, old school vibe and a classic steakhouse menu.

Social hour runs from 5 – 7 p.m. daily in the bar, lounge and cool outdoor patio area. You can indulge in well drinks, red sangria for and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Menu items include duck confit pot stickers with apricot sauce and ginger ponzu for and smoked bacon with Barrymore steak sauce, roasted onions and toast for .

Another nice option is the Make-A-Wish Farmer’s Burger for . A portion of the proceeds go to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. The burger is made with a Wagyu patty, bacon, garlic chive aioli, avocado, lettuce, tomato and fried egg and comes with French fries.

4. Pizza Rock

Pizza Rock gourmet pizza restaurant has two locations in Las Vegas – downtown and at Green Valley Ranch.

If you’re not in the mood for a whole pie, you can try some bites for happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and from 10 p.m. to close daily.

Start out with fried green beans, meatballs (3) or Italian fries with either gorgonzola, truffle or rosemary garlic seasoning.

For , you can enjoy a one-topping personal pizza, but if you want to taste an award-winning pie, go for the personal size Cal Italia. This pizza won Food Network’s Pizza Champions Challenge gold medal. It’s made with asiago, mozzarella, imported gorgonzola, sweet fig preserves, prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano and balsamic reduction.

Pair your pizza with well drinks and take off draft beers, wines by the glass and specialty cocktails.

5. Mott 32

Mott 32 is a modern Chinese restaurant in the Venetian that features farm-to-table cooking and delicacies derived from Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing cultures.

Stop into the bar for the Dim Sum & Drink Sum happy hour with a special menu of dim sum, cocktails and wine daily from 5-7 p.m. You can also start earlier at 4 p.m. for cocktails only.

Popular choices include the bamboo charcoal pork bun (), crispy baby octopus with salt and pepper () and sweet and sour Iberico pork ().

Happy hour cocktails include select glasses of wine and drinks like the It’s 5 O’Clock in Hong Kong with vodka, rose liqueur, lemon, orange sherbet, strawberry jam and orange bitters.

6. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Bar

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant has been serving their family’s Southern Italian cuisine in Las Vegas since 1985.

You can get some great deals on your favorite foods during Ora Sociale, which runs from 4 – 7 p.m. daily in the bar area and outdoor patio.

You can order the house-made bread with olive oil, garlic and basil dip for and the price is waived if you purchase additional items. You’ll definitely want to do that.

Choices for include arancini, rapini (broccoli rabe with almonds, black olives, ricotta and calbrese pepper) and Zuzzu, which is a Southern Italian dish made with suckling pig headcheese, beets and celery.

Enjoy a margherita pizza for or vitello tonnato for . This delicious dish is made with slowly roasted veal, a light caper-tuna mousse, crouton and micro lettuce salad.

7. Bardot Brasserie

Bardot Brasserie at Aria is a classic French restaurant from acclaimed chef Michael Mina.

If you want to try a sampling of the celebrity chef’s dishes, come for happy hour in the bar from 5 – 7 p.m. daily.

Menu highlights include select oysters for , prime steak tartare for and poutine Lyonnaise (hand cut fries, gruyѐre fondue and caramelized onions) for .

You can also enjoy some classic French tartines (open faced sandwiches) for and Le Steakburger for . The burger features a prime rib patty, comté cheese, garlic aioli, watercress, Bordelaise onions and fries.

Pair your meal with select wines for and cocktails like the Sidecar or French 75 for .

8. EDO Tapas

Chef Oscar Amador Edo grew up in Barcelona and brings his modern Spanish tapas to life at EDO Tapas.

Happy hour is a great way to try lots of small bites at this restaurant as most of the small plates are .50 – .50. You can also enjoy half off oysters.

The small bites menu includes marinated olives, stuffed piquillo peppers, Spanish potato omelets, shrimp-tuna potato salad, spicy black sausage with rice, sausage empanadas and more.

Happy hour runs Monday – Friday, 5 – 6 p.m. and daily from 10 p.m. – close.

Drinks include house wines, gin and tonics and half off bottles of wine.

9. Hawthorn Grill

Hawthorn Grill at the Rampart Casino in Summerlin serves classic American fare and steakhouse favorites.

Happy hour is available in the bar and patio from 4 – 6 p.m. daily. If the weather permits, you’ll definitely want to head outside to the relaxing patio space that features a waterfall and lush foliage. There’s also live entertainment from 4 – 8 p.m. on Fridays.

Happy hour features half off select drinks and menu items. Try the XL warm pretzel with whole grain honey mustard and beer cheese sauce for or the From the Garden flatbread with broccolini, roasted mushrooms, pesto, tomato, goat cheese and mozzarella for .

The Hawthorne Burger features aged cheddar, butter pickle, crispy onion and special sauce on a brioche bun for during happy hour.

10. Esther’s Kitchen

If you weren’t a pastaholic before, you will be when you try the fresh housemade pasta at Esther’s Kitchen in the Arts District.

The restaurant’s “happy hour” is their Pastaholics Anonymous promotion that runs daily from 5 to 7 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m., offering 50 percent off all pasta, with the purchase of beer, wine or cocktail to those seated at the bar. It’s first-come, first-served and there are just 10 seats at the bar, so get there early.

Pasta dishes on Esther’s menu may change seasonally. Choices include spaghetti with Sungold tomatoes, pomodoro, Parmesan and basil; chitarra cacio e pepe with pecorino and tellicherry peppercorns; and rigatoni carbonara with guanciale, peas, egg yolk and grana padana.

11. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill at the Venetian is a brasserie-style restaurant and raw bar serving sushi and globally inspired small plates.

Happy Hour is available at the bar every day, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to close.

Start out with some local craft beer like Sugarcane’s Rosie by Tenaya Creek or Big Dog’s Dirty Dog for .

Specialty cocktails include the refreshing Strawberry Balsamic with Tito’s vodka, lime juice, maple syrup, balsamic and fresh strawberries for .

The eclectic menu features fresh oysters for .50 (6 minimum), jumbo shrimp cocktail for and a mini salmon poke bowl with hijiki seaweed, sesame, rice and soy for .

If seafood isn’t your thing, try the American angus slider with tonkatsu, caramelized onion, shiitake and quail egg for .

12. Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis

Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis offers a modern bar with a social atmosphere and live entertainment. It’s a great place to sample some of the steakhouse’s menu items at a discounted price.

The bar features happy hour from 4 – 7 p.m. daily with drink specials and a tasty food menu. Choices include bourbon honey glazed beef rib with warm potato salad and charred onion for ; a lobster roll for ; Creekstone Farms pork belly with jalapeno white cheddar grits for ; and Beef Wellington bites for .

13. Triple George Grill

Triple George Grill is a hip Downtown Las Vegas restaurant with a large bar area where you can indulge in happy hour Monday – Friday from 3 – 6 p.m.

Drinks include house wines and well cocktails and choose your own mules.

Happy hour fare at Triple George includes truffle mac and cheese bites, spinach dip, pork belly, portobello fries and more.

14. Downtown Cocktail Room

Downtown Cocktail Room has been serving hand-crafted cocktails and a cool vibe to customers in Downtown Las Vegas since 2007.

They have an amazing “Halfy Hour” from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday with half off everything.

Downtown Cocktail Room has a huge menu of cocktails that change seasonally as well as classics. Try the Fly Me to the Moon with Apple Jack, pomegranate juice, aquafaba (an egg substitute), house-made grenadine and mint leaf. Regular price is .

You can also order punch bowls to share with friends including the Celebration Punch with vodka, sparkling wine, flower water, cranberries and orange slices. The regular price is to serve 4 – 6 people.

This is mainly a cocktail bar, but they have a few bites to nosh on including pretzels, nuts, Spanish olives and pickles on a stick in a choice of zesty or hot.

15. Lazy Dog

Lazy Dog offers an eclectic menu and two locations in Las Vegas – at Town Square and Downtown Summerlin.

Happy hour is served in the bar and on the outdoor patio where you can bring your four-legged friend to accompany you.

Lazy Dog’s “Happiest Hours” are Monday – Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. and Sunday – Thursday from 9 p.m. – close.

Menu offerings include Cajun fries with chipotle ranch, loaded hush puppies, mac and cheese with hatch chile and bacon and chicken wings or house-made hummus.

16. Herbs & Rye

Local favorite Herbs & Rye offers a popular happy hour Monday – Saturday from 5 – 8 p.m. and midnight – 3 a.m.

Enjoy half-price wine, well drinks and half-price steaks and select food items like carpaccio and beef tartare.

Steaks are one of the highlights here, so you can’t beat the half price deal. Sink your teeth into filet mignon, New York strip, ribeye and flat iron steak.

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