The impact of COVID-19 continues in Las Vegas. The result: Nightclubs are still closed, and most recently the governor of Nevada reimplemented restrictions on bars. So, what’s one to do if they want to go out for a night of drinking in Las Vegas? Well, the good news is you can still do that. There are still plenty of places to get your cocktailing on and all of them have a great atmosphere that rivals any bar experience.

A few lounges are still welcoming guests—the one big exception is that patrons cannot order cocktails directly from the bar. Take a seat around the lounge area instead, and a cocktail server will bring you the drinks and food. For drinking with a spectacular view, head all the way up The STRAT’s tower to 107 SkyLounge. And the beautiful, spacious Casbar Lounge at Sahara Las Vegas allows guests a fun refuge off the casino floor.

The multilevel Margaritaville at Flamingo is like spring break on the Strip, with tropical cocktails and food and patio seating. For dinner and drinks and a show, head to The Mayfair Supper Club at Bellagio. Enjoy the night in high style as the stage in the middle of the restaurant welcomes dancers and singers who kick the fun factor up to 11 at this vintage-Vegas-meets-modern-flair hot spot. For more live music while you drink and dine, head to House of Blues Restaurant at Mandalay Bay. While the concert hall portion is closed, guests can still enjoy live bands while sipping on cocktails paired with New Orleans- and Southern-inspired cooking.

For some patio fun, a top spot is Beer Park at Paris. This picnic-style, sports bar-meets-casual lounge offers an expansive rooftop setting and plenty of brews, cocktails and fun eats to keep guests partying from day to night. For Stripside drinking, the spacious patio at Tom’s Urban at New York-New York is a perfect kick-back spot—plus there’s a huge cocktail menu with creative specialty drinks and punch bowls that serve large groups.

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