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Vegas Drinks

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If you're reading this guide, chances are you're planning your trip to Vegas and trying to get the lay of the land. Now it's time to start planning what you should spend on drinks in Vegas. The question is, how much are drinks? You shouldn't expect to pay the same amount for a whiskey and Coke from your local watering hole; after all, this is the desert city of bright flashing lights. In the brief guide below, we will be touching on how much drink prices are in Las Vegas nightclubs and Vegas pool parties and some general etiquette when it comes to drinking in Sin City.

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Las Vegas Drink Prices

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Pricing in Vegas Nightclubs and dayclubs can get pretty outrageous, so it's best to have an idea of what they cost before you start ordering. Here's what you can expect:

Mixed drinks - $12-$25
Beer - $8-$15
Bottled water - $10+
Shots - $20+

The price obviously fluctuates depending on the type of alcohol you want to order, but this is about what you can expect when you step up to the bar, so be advised before you start ordering hundreds of dollars worth of drinks. If you and your group plan on drinking heavily, buy bottle service instead.

Pro Tip: Pregaming is still a thing, ladies and gents. Don't be afraid to have a cocktail or two before venturing out but be warned; venues will deny your group entry into the club if anybody looks like they're too intoxicated, so don't get sloppy!

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Legal Drinking Guidelines

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Some things to remember about what's legal and what's not in Las Vegas as it pertains to alcohol:


1. The legal drinking age is 21+, and you must be able to show a government-issued photo ID to prove your age. Nightclubs cannot admit patrons under 21, so you cannot go in even if "you don't intend to drink."

2. Open containers are legal on the Vegas Strip, but no glass containers – feel free to buy a big plastic drink from Fat Tuesday, but please don't carry glass beer bottles around.

3. Drinking and driving is illegal (of course). You cannot take open containers into public transportation, so finish your drink before you hop in an Uber or taxi.

4. You can take outside beverages into any casino (and drink as you walk around), but not any licensed venues like bars, nightclubs, lounges, etc.

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Drinking Etiquette

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Here are a few things to remember when it comes to ordering and consuming alcohol in Vegas:

  • Tip your server/bartender – always tip the person serving you drinks. Anybody who's ever ordered drinks at a crowded bar knows that the only way service staff will keep coming back to take your order is if they know you are tipping, and it's no exception here.
  • Don't try to deal with broken glass or spills yourself – it's inevitable; someone will break a glass or spill their drink. Calmly inform the nearest service staff, who will deal with the mess. It's for your safety!
  • Be patient and respect the staff – please remember you're not the only person waiting to be served. Make eye contact when ordering at the bar, and when you're sure the bartender has noticed you, wait your turn! Snapping your fingers at someone or waving your money in the air won't get you served faster, but it will make you look like a rude customer.
  • Don't ask for a "good deal" or a "hookup" – if you're ordering drinks on the Strip, those things are heavily regulated, especially inside the clubs. Bartenders are there to pour you exactly what they've been trained to serve customers, and the price is pretty non-negotiable – remember, those are the club's prices, not the bartender driving up your bar tab.
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Free Drinks in Las Vegas

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Some nightclubs and pools offer open bar and free drinks (almost always for girls) on the guest list with either drink tickets (vouchers for a drink at the bar) or a timed open bar for ladies. Visit our Las Vegas guest list for more information about the guest list and its perks! Hopefully, this guide has helped give you some insight into the world of Vegas nightlife! Ready to get your weekend started?


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Top 10 Most Popular Drinks

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When it comes to libations, the Las Vegas clubs know how to satisfy even the most discerning tastes. Following are the 10 most popular drinks served in the Vegas clubs:

1) Mojito: This classic Cuban cocktail, made with rum, lime juice, fresh mint leaves, and sugar syrup, is a refreshing choice for a lighter yet flavorful drink.
2) Long Island Iced Tea.: A potent mix of vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, sour mix, and a splash of cola. It's notorious for its strong kick and popularity among partygoers.
3) Martini: (or an Espresso Martini) – a classic, elegant, and timeless choice for anyone looking to embrace the sophisticated atmosphere of a Las Vegas club.
4) Margarita: Whether you prefer it frozen or on the rocks, this tequila-based cocktail is always a refreshing choice.
5) Cosmopolitan.: Made famous by the hit show, "Sex and the City, the Cosmo has become a staple in every trendy nightclub.
6) Champagne: In Las Vegas, it's all about living the high life, so lots of partygoers enjoy the bubbly. Champagne is a symbol of celebration and luxury.
7) Vodka Red Bull: For those who need an energy boost to keep them on the dance, the vodka Red Bull is the ultimate choice.
8) Sex on the Beach: A fruity mix of vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and orange juice
9) Daiquiri: This fruity and refreshing cocktail, made with rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, is a popular choice among those looking for a tropical vibe in Vegas.
10) Moscow Mule: A cocktail with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice served in a copper mug.
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Top 10 Most Popular Shots

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Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized as we uncover the top 10 most popular shots served in the city's hottest clubs.

1) The Vegas Bomb: This iconic shot is concocted of Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, Malibu Rum, and a splash of Red Bull. This will give you the boost you need to dance the night away.
2) Jager Bomb: Popular worldwide, this shot combines Jägermeister and an energy drink like Red Bull for a potent and invigorating mix.
3) Lemon Drop: A classic favorite featuring vodka, lemon juice, and a sugar-coated rim for a sweet and tangy experience.
4) Tequila Sunrise: A vibrant shot made with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, creating a visually appealing layered effect.
5) Kamikaze: A zesty shot made with vodka, karma, triple SEC, and lime juice that offers a refreshing, citrusy kick.
6) B-52: A classic layered shot consisting of Kalua, Baileys, Irish Cream, and Grand Marnier. For a rich and indulgent experience.
7) Washington Apple: If you crave something crisp and refreshing, this shot blends Crown Royal, apple schnapps, and cranberry juice.
8) Redheaded Slut: A bold shot made with Peach Schnapps, Jägermeister, and Cranberry juice, offering a mix of sweet and herbal notes.
9) Buttery Nipple: A creamy shot that combines butterscotch, schnapps and Irish cream liqueur
10) Pornstar Martini: A trendy shot made with vanilla vodka, passionfruit liqueur, and a shot of Prosecco. On the side for a touch of elegance and sparkle.
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Las Vegas Bachelor Packages

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Sin City is one of the top destinations for a stag party or a bachelor party. At Exploring Las Vegas , we can help you create unforgettable memories by bundling a nightclub, a pool, or a Las Vegas strip club with extreme adventures, Dune Buggies, bottle service, limos, and more.

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Las Vegas Bachelorette Packages

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Brian Pfeiffer's Final Word on Las Vegas Drinking

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Drinking in Las Vegas has become popular, especially in clubs. This stems from the desire to let loose, celebrate, and indulge in the spirit of excess that Las Vegas is known for. With an array of exquisite cocktails, shots, and expert mixologists, the clubs offer a diverse and tantalizing drinking experience. But it's not just about the drinks; it's also about the lively atmosphere, the pulsating music, creating memories, dancing until dawn, and reveling in the sheer joy of being in the entertainment capital of the world. Drinking in the Las Vegas clubs is an invitation to escape reality, embrace the moment, and immerse oneself in the intoxicating energy that only Sin City can provide.

If you want an alternative to the nightclub, strip club, or pool party, we also have other extreme packages like skydiving, machine gun shooting, and supercar racing. We are experts at creating fun! Call us today and let us help you plan your entire Vegas visit. Consider hiring some Atmosphere models or Vegas girls to enhance your Vegas nightlife experience!

Some other options for entry to pools and clubs include the Las Vegas club crawl, cheap bottle packages, the Las Vegas guestlist with a Las Vegas Promoter, club tickets, or a bar card all are good options for one or two events.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brian Surreal Pfeiffer has over 20 years of club ownership, event production, and VIP hosting experience in Las Vegas, Miami, and Chicago. He was the former promotions manager of Wet Republic Pool Party and Hakkasan nightclub. With 1000's of parties and adventures, you can count on him and Exploring Las Vegas to make your sin city vacation amazing and memorable.

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