10 Best Unique Bars in Nevada

Nevada is filled with character. Between the long stretches of desert to the neon lights of Vegas, the state has a tremendous sense of self. Deriving from that sense, entrepreneurs have found the freedom to develop concepts that might not work anywhere else in the world. And where there are entrepreneurs, there will always be bars. Get a feel for the character of Nevada and the people that make it by visiting the following 10 most unique bars in the state. 

The Chandelier, Las Vegas, NV

The Chandelier is part of The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Known for its enormous chandelier, three stories and glamorous bar areas, the Chandelier has everything one might want out of a unique Vegas bar experience: a little glitz, a little glamour, and a whole lot of tasty drinks.

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Envy Night Club and Lounge, Mesquite, NV

The Envy Night Club and Lounge describes itself as “a rare club/lounge that treads its own path.” They have frequent DJs, live hip hop, EDM shows, and live music. Come in on Fridays for Latin music all night.

Hi Scores Bar-Arcade, Multiple locations

Hi-Scores Bar-Arcade is just that: a bar and an arcade, all rolled into one. If you’re anything like us, that sounds pretty darn awesome. Check out their Henderson or Las Vegas location. 

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Genoa Bar and Saloon, Genoa, NV

Genoa Bar and Saloon is the oldest bar in Nevada, having been in operation since 1853. Come be a part of history and drink where it all started. They’re also available for birthdays, anniversaries, and other events.

Death and Taxes, Reno, NV

Death and Taxes in Reno, Nevada, is known as a cocktail lounge with attitude and style. They “specialize in fresh artisanal cocktails made with seasonal ingredients, house-made syrups, and infusions as well as a rotating wine and craft beer selection,” according to their website. Stop in for a drink in a fun atmosphere or take a class to learn about mixology.

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Frankie’s Tiki Room, Las Vegas, NV

Frankie’s Tiki Room is a Las Vegas original. Driven by its theme and artists as much as it is by tasty drinks, the Tiki Bar is elaborately decorated with hand carved tikis (mini versions of which you can take home in mug form). If you’re looking for a drink away from all the glitz of Vegas, but still want a memorable night, this is the spot.

Ponderosa Saloon, Virginia City, NV

Ponderosa Saloon is a bar at the bottom of a historic bank vault. Established over 150 years ago, take a guided tour of the on-site underground mine before enjoying a drink or a quick lunch.

Alatte Coffee, Wine, and Deli, Carson City, NV

Alatte Coffee, Wine, and Deli is unique in all of its many offerings. You can bring just about anyone here and be sure they’ll find something to like. As you might imagine, they stock a full coffee and espresso bar plus wine and small plates.

The NoMad Restaurant, Las Vegas, NV

The NoMad Restaurant is a book lover’s dream. Flanked on either side by gorgeous bookcases underneath lit chandeliers, the NoMad serves dinner and cocktails, always looking to strike “a distinct balance between accessibility, theatricality, and luxury,” as they describe on their website. 

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Gold Hill Hotel and Saloon, Virginia City, NV

The saloon part of the Gold Hill Hotel and Saloon is a cozy little spot with a full bar and food menu attached to the hotel. It’s the only full-service hotel in the area. Mark Twain used to frequent the establishment. Visitors can add their $1 to the ceiling of thousands.

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