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How to Go Full Speakeasy in Las Vegas

Look for the secret door in Aria Resort & Spa's Proper Eats Food Hall to get here, Easy's Cocktail Lounge.

These six secret bars are worth searching for.

It’s not difficult to find a bar in Las Vegas. From swanky rooftop lounges to street-level daiquiri stands, there’s a plethora of boozy spots across Sin City. (There’s even a bar inside a Taco Bell.) But for a more intimate, post-it-everywhere experience, it’s worth seeking out these secret speakeasies and bars, where skillful mixology and a creative atmosphere offer more than meets the eye. Trust us – the sips are worth the search.

Advisor Tip

“For an evening on the Strip, don’t forget to bring cash for fast and easy tipping. If you need a purse, make it a small crossbody.”

Rukiya Dorsey

Easy's otherworldly Shroomin cocktail.

Stacey Torma

Easy’s Cocktail Lounge

Make your way to the new Proper Eats Food Hall on the second floor of the Aria Resort & Casino, find the unassuming doughnut shop, and look closely – you’ll see the word “speakeasy” hidden in plain sight near a door concealed in the wall. With plush, velvety seating and an intimate stage hosting live music, Easy’s Cocktail Lounge only welcomes about 75 guests at a time. While the vibe is laid-back jazz club, the drinks menu, by veteran Vegas mixologist Eric Hobbie, is over the top. Try the Shroomin: a gin, matcha, lemon, and honey cocktail served with dry ice in a pair of mushroom-shaped glasses on a moss-covered tray constructed by Hobbie’s father.

Posh corners and Prohibition-era memorabilia at The Underground.

The Underground

To find what’s likely the most authentic Las Vegas speakeasy on this list, go back in time to The Underground, in the basement of downtown Vegas’ Mob Museum. The throwback venue, which can be accessed from inside the museum or through a secret exterior door, is full of Prohibition-era artifacts that take travelers back to a time when speakeasies were more than just a fun night out. Drink offerings include 1920s-themed creations such as the Bee’s Knees (strawberry-infused gin, lemon, and jalapeño honey), Giggle Water (vodka, Lillet, and sparkling wine), and Bathtub Fizz, a gin concoction served in a tub-shaped glass. To feel like a true shot caller, ask your travel advisor to reserve The Fitting Room, a VIP space for ten that’s hidden behind a giant portrait of notorious speakeasy maven Mary Louise Cecilia “Texas” Guinan.

At Here Kitty Kitty, the party's behind the tea shop.

Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den

No, that’s not just an adorable tea shop in the Famous Foods Street Eats food hall at Resorts World Las Vegas. Tug the shelf on the back wall of Fuhu Cha Chaan Teng to reveal Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den, a tiny, twinkly lounge serving standout cocktails with Singaporean flair, as well as a highly curated selection of whiskey, bourbon, rye, Scotch, sake, tequila, and mezcal. For a splurge, order the Taste of Asia whiskey flight, or make like Willy Wonka and ask for The Golden Ticket, a $150 cocktail crafted with 23-year Glenfiddich, Lillet Blanc, Cynar, and orange bitters. The drink comes with the power to skip the line at the Ayu Dayclub or Zouk nightclub.

The Lost Cactus.

The Lost Cactus

FlyOver Las Vegas is a multisensory attraction that teleports riders from the Strip to eye-popping vistas in the Canadian Rockies and Icelandic fjords. When you’ve finished your virtual globe-trotting, look for The Lost Cactus, the attraction’s unmarked lobby bar. The drink menu features theatrical cocktails inspired by FlyOver’s locales, such as the Desert Sunset (orange vodka, peach schnapps, grenadine, and orange and lime juices) and Iceland's Fire and Ice (Reyka vodka, sour-apple schnapps, lime juice, lychee syrup, blue Curaçao, and Sprite).

Get your tequila on at Ghost Donkey.

Thomas Hart Shelby

Ghost Donkey

The Cosmopolitan holds the record for being home to the most hidden bars and restaurants per square foot in Las Vegas, from a ski-lodge-themed lounge found way off the beaten path to a handsome club masquerading as a janitor’s closet in a barber shop. The resort’s most satisfying find is Ghost Donkey, a funky, neon-lit dive only accessible by locating a door emblazoned with a flowery donkey illustration in the Block 16 Urban Food Hall. (Hint, hint: It’s behind Hattie B’s Hot Chicken.) The bar’s mezcal-centric menu is filled with refreshing tipples such as the Smoked Corn and Coconut Manhattan (Oaxacan whiskey, mezcal, coconut liqueur, vermouth, and mole bitters) and everybody’s favorite, El Espresso Martini.

Spiffy clean: Datamosh’s Old Fashioned Spray.

Laurent Velazquez

Datamosh Bar

Since it opened in 2020, the 200,000-square-foot Area15 entertainment complex has lured travelers off the Strip for games, virtual-reality experiences, and Omega Mart, a trippy, interactive installation by the art collective Meow Wolf that imagines what would happen if a grocery store was coming apart at the interdimensional seams. After wandering into Omega’s pharmacy, keep an eye out for the clandestine Datamosh Bar, a hyperfluorescent space where signature cocktails are packed with visual appeal and kooky lore. The Old Fashioned Spray, for example, is finished with a spritz of simple syrup from a bottle of “cleaning solution.”

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