Want to have a great time in Vegas? We strongly suggest checking out Fremont Street!
About Fremont Street
Although less well-known than the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street is the second most famous in the city and is truly one-of-a-kind. It is home to attractions like the Neonopolis mall, as well as an assortment of casinos and restaurants.
This legendary entertainment destination welcomes people from all walks of life, offering something for almost anyone, including live music, street performers, and light shows.
More Than A Dozen Bars Total
Fremont Street has more than a dozen bars. All of them are worth visiting, but here are the 7 best of the bunch.
The 7 Hottest Bars on Fremont Street Las Vegas 
1. The Griffin
Located at 511 E Fremont St, The Griffin is right next to Downtown Container Park and the Fremont Street Experience.
Interior and Atmosphere
The Griffin has a very distinct atmosphere, with an interior that feels like the galley of an old ship combined with a Middle Age manor.
There are old-fashioned lanterns and vintage booths placed strategically throughout the space and brick arches that vault across the ceiling. Meanwhile, stone columns make you feel somewhat like you’ve entered the confines of an old European wine cellar.
Two large, circular fireplaces with wrap-around hearths define the space, while small circular tables provide a cozy setting for patrons.
There really is no other venue like The Griffin in Las Vegas.
Cigars and Music
Smoking is allowed inside The Griffin and is quite common, so be expecting smoke if you plan on visiting. The venue has a pleasant musty cigar smell.
This isn’t a party bar with overly loud music, although there is a jukebox. There is also live music from time to time.
The Griffin has a large bar that runs along the interior on one side and an open seating arrangement. The staff takes a fairly relaxed approach to seating.
2. Atomic Liquors
Like The Griffin, Atomic Liquors is located within close proximity to Downtown Container Park and the Fremont Street Experience.
Frequented by locals due to its intriguing history and excellent location, Atomic Liquors lives up to its status as a Vegas icon.
Fun Fact: Atomic Liquors is the oldest bar in downtown Las Vegas, having been established in 1952.
How Atomic Liquors Got Its Name
Atomic Liquors was so named because it is located about 65 miles away from the Nevada Test Site, where a number of nuclear tests were performed.
When tests were being run, people would go to the roof of Atomic Liquors to watch the bombs being detonated.
The interior of Atomic Liquors is retro (as to be expected) and has a fair number of vintage swivel bar stools and booths. The bar is only 2,500 square feet and can seat around 75 people.
The venue has a kitchen that allows for group dining and an outdoor seating area.
Atomic Liquors has 20 rotating taps and 160+ selections of 22-oz. bottles.
Beers range from $6 to $9.
Cocktails are ~$12.
3. Laundry Room
The Laundry Room is a beautiful speakeasy with a very distinct theme.
To reach it, you have to reserve a spot and text the staff when you arrive at Commonwealth….This is because the two bars share the same building.
Interestingly enough, to reach The Laundry Room, you have to access it through a secret door after arriving at the Commonwealth.
Despite this feature, they are indeed separate establishments.
Why The Secrecy?
If you’re wondering why The Laundry Room maintains such secrecy, the answer goes all the way back to The Prohibition Era.
Speakeasies are a concept that came into prominence when bargoers wanted a hideout away from prying eyes. Decades later, long after Prohibition, the Laundry Room honors much of the influence of that era.
The Laundry Room used to be so secret, in fact, that it even had a no-photos policy.
At present, photos are allowed. However, it is uncertain whether this rule will remain in place. Please ask the staff about taking photos inside the establishment before trying to do so. They might say no!
The Laundry Room is a reserve-only bar with a max capacity of only 22 people. This allows for a very cozy experience and drinks personally tailored to you by the mixologist.
The Laundry Room offers a small select number of alcoholic beverages—27 in total.
The dress code at The Laundry Room is dressy casual, but you’ll want to avoid flip flops, pool, and athletic wear.
The staff does have some quirks when it comes to the dress code, so it’s a good idea to call us for guidance or call the venue before visiting to ensure you are dressed appropriately!
Rules inside The Laundry Room are fairly strict, such as no mentioning of spirits (the words “styles” and “flavors” are strongly preferred) and no exiting and re-entering the establishment until you are ready to leave.
Back in the Prohibition days, speakeasies didn’t want people attracting attention by shuffling in and out indiscriminately, and today, The Laundry Room maintains that policy.
If you’re looking for unique drinks tailored to you, The Laundry Room is a must-try.
Prices are ~$12 to $18 per drink.
Two drinks minimum are required.
A $6 popcorn purchase is also required.
4. Don’t Tell Mama
Don’t Tell Mama is one of the best piano bars in Las Vegas, hands down. This is a very welcoming venue with a lot of heart.
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at singing in front of family or friends or in front of strangers in a non-judgemental space, this is a great place to do it.
Don’t Tell Mama is ALL about the music. Genres you’ll find here include Rock and Roll, Blues, and Jazz, although there are others as well.
The open mic nights welcome musicians and non-musicians alike to try their hand at new and classic tunes.
Please note that Don’t Tell Mama is NOT a karaoke bar. Rather the open mic provides an opportunity for patrons to sing between the pianist’s sets.
Open mics are available every night the bar is open.
Friday and Saturday – 8PM to 3:30AM
Sunday – 8PM to 2AM
Monday – Closed
Tuesday through Thursday – 8PM to 2:30AM
Location and Other Details
Don’t Tell Mama is located in the Neonopolis at Fremont Street, although it’s surprisingly well tucked away from most of Fremont’s hustle and bustle due to its close proximity to E Ogden Avenue.
The bar is open 6 days a week and is only closed on Mondays.
Prices average around $7 for name brands. Prices are subject to change*
Corduroy stands out among other establishments in the Fremont East Entertainment District thanks to its combination of iconic 70s design, excellent rock and roll music, and fantastic drinks.
People say the Moscow Mule is the best drink at the bar, although the bar is also home to the Habanero Pickleback shot. At Corduroy, they also make their own ginger beer.
For cocktails, you might consider the Salty Dog.
Drink prices average around $9, not including tip.
Although the interior design hearkens back to the 70s, the bar plays music ranging up to the 2000s. Genres include rock, industrial, alternative, and emo-pop punk.
On Sundays, there is an event called Functacular Sunday, which features funk music selected by the bar’s DJ starting at 9 PM.
The sound system at Corduroy is good, which is no surprise for a bar inspired by classic rock and roll.
6. Gold Spike
Although Gold Spike is technically not a Fremont Street establishment, it’s only a block away on N Las Vegas Blvd and takes 5 minutes to reach by foot.
The bar’s interactive games and events make it one of the most popular entertainment options in the area.
Games and Creativity
Gold Spike is a very creative place with an assortment of games, including but not limited to:
- Giant beer pong
- Giant chess
- Ping pong
- Giant Jenga
In addition to games, Gold Spike offers regular events, such as its roller skate parties, which take place twice a month on Thursdays.
The venue is quite large at 45,000 square feet and offers both indoor and outdoor areas for patrons to enjoy.
The primary interior space is called the Living Room, which comes with sofa seating, billiard tables, skee ball, and more.
The outdoor courtyard (Backyard), meanwhile, has its own stage and bar. Local musicians play live here during special events on Fridays and Saturdays.
The music inside and outside the venue depends on the day, but hip-hop, rap, and reggaeton seem to be the most common.
Hours and Other Details
Gold Spike is open 24/7.
Guests who stay at the Oasis Hotel get VIP access to Gold Spike, but this may be subject to change. Please call us before booking your stay at Oasis at Gold Spike for the latest information.
7. Hennessey’s Tavern
Founded in 1976, Hennessey’s Tavern first became a staple of Hermosa Beach, California, before opening several new locations, one of which was on Fremont Street.
The well-respected Irish pub came to Fremont Street in 2006 and has consistently drawn patrons ever since.
Although Hennessey’s Tavern is a pub instead of a bar, we couldn’t resist adding it to this list.
Hennessey’s Tavern offers everything you’d want in a pub—tasty food, great drinks, and happy hour specials. There is also live music, which starts at 9PM and runs until around 1AM to 1:30AM every day.
Side note: Patrons can rent the interior for wedding receptions.
Food and Drink
Hennessey’s Tavern serves an assortment of liquor, wine, and champagne.
Daily drink specials include fresh squeezed cocktails that are $6 each.
Happy Hour is Monday through Friday 4PM to 7PM.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily. Depending on when you eat, you’ll be looking to spend $20 to $100 per person.
Burgers cost $15—if that gives you an idea of what to expect from the menu. Prices can add up when you add in other items, taxes, and gratuity.
Interior and Other Details
The interior of the pub feels appropriate for the genre and offers plenty of seating inside. Outdoor seating is also available for those who want to enjoy the Nevada sunshine.
Hours at Hennessey’s Tavern are:
9AM to 2AM Friday through Saturday
9AM to 1AM Sunday
11AM to 1AM Monday through Thursday
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