Double Down Saloon Las Vegas Dive Bar

It is a fact that Las Vegas has its share of dive bars. Totally awesome, and fabulously gnarly dive bars, that is! The following are some of the best dive bars in Las Vegas.

Atomic Liquors
917 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 982-3000
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Atomic Liquors is Las Vegas’ oldest freestanding bar which, combined with being in a rather dodgy area and having a rather, let’s say interesting clientele at times, qualifies it a dive bar. But don’t look for a 2-buck PBR at this place. Its focus is on craft beer all the way.

Champagne’s
3557 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 737-1699
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Legendary since 1966, Champagne’s dark lounge with red-velvet wallpaper, framed pictures of Marilyn Monroe, and the Rat Pack on the jukebox draws a mixed crowd for drink specials, karaoke & video poker.

Dino’s Lounge
1516 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 382-3894
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A Strip dive bar since 1962. Dino’s welcomes neighborhood bar-flys and downtown hipsters. Hosts fiercely competitive karaoke contests and bartender nominated contests to choose the “Drunk of the Month.” Not named after Dean Martin.

Dispensary Lounge
2451 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 458-6343
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A working water wheel, living room-style seating, and a 1970s lounge decor. Playboy magazine rated it the fourth-best dive bar in the country at one time. The $7.95 half-pound burger remains a perennial draw for locals.

Double Down Saloon
4640 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 791-5775
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In your face attitude and design, matched by the loud DJ soundtrack and shifting roster of live acts ranging from rockabilly to punk. Covered in art, stickers, and helpful signs such as, “You puke, you clean.” Legendary libations include the Ass Juice shot and a bacon martini. Favorite of Anthony Bourdain.

Four Kegs Sports Pub
276 N. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 870-0255
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A sports-obsessed bar that even sponsors two local softball and soccer teams. Most famed for their comfort food menu, in particular, the Stromboli and pizza selections. Unique for a Vegas dive bar, a separate back room welcomes families with children. Favorite of Guy Fieri.

Frankie’s Tiki Room
1712 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 385-3110
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The premier Las Vegas Tiki lounge. Home to deadly potent drinks, authentic, and plentiful Tiki props, and a peerless surf music selection on the jukebox.

FreeZone
610 E. Naples Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 794-2300
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A 24-hour LGBTQ dive bar/nightclub located in the Fruitloop for tourists and locals alike. A highly Instagrammable spot, FreeZone is known for all-night fun and stellar food and drink specials in a casual atmosphere.  Other features are karaoke, drag shows, gaming, food, pool tables & dancing.

Fun Hog Ranch
495 E. Twain Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 791-7001
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A dive bar that also happens to be a gay bar. Fetish wear and leather are encouraged by their patrons. A rustic and basic design is matched by the unpretentious atmosphere. Cash only!

Hard Hat Lounge
1675 Industrial Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 384-8987
Longtime, standalone dive bar offering beer, shots & mixed drinks & a small stage for live music. Perhaps best known for the mural on the wall allegedly painted by Frank Bowers in 1962 to pay off a bar tab.

Hogs & Heifers
201 N. 3rd St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 676-1457
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Las Vegas outpost of the New York City original and inspiration for Coyote Ugly. Popular with genuine and wannabe bikers. Female visitors are encouraged to dance on the bar and donate their bras to hang from the ceiling. Bartenders frequently berate customers via megaphones.

Huntridge Tavern
1122 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 384-7377
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Noted for the cheapness of booze, plenty of TVs, unpretentious locals, and rockabilly crowd. An ominous hunk of wood labeled “Attitude Adjuster” hangs on the wall. Their Jameson Century Club celebrates regulars who have downed 100 Jameson shots. Another favorite of Anthony Bourdain.

Moon Doggies Bar & Grill
4300 W. Desert Inn Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 368-4180
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Small and smoky pseudo surfer bar with Buffalo, New York, design accents, and sports team focus.

Rush Hour Bar & Grill
3985 E. Sunset Rd. Suite A
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 212-0471
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A 24-hour, mostly locals, zero-frills dive bar on the edge of Green Valley with cheap drinks, video poker, pool tables, and a small kitchen with decent bar food. Plenty of TVs makes it a good place to catch games.

Saddle N Spurs Saloon
2333 N. Jones Blvd. Ste. 108
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 646-6292
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24-hour country bar with a country music karaoke night, frequent live bands, and plenty of room for boot-scootin’. Resolute cash-only policy. True honky-tonk bar.

Sand Dollar Lounge
3355 Spring Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 485-5401
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With nightly live music, down to earth prices, and a fabulous pizza menu, the non-smoking Sand Dollar has been a staple of dive bar favorites for locals and visitors since it first opened its doors in 1976.

Stage Door
4000 Audrie St.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 733-0124
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The 24-hour dive off the Strip next to Battista’s Hole in the Wall has cheap drinks and great people watching.

Tap House
5589 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 870-2111
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An Italian-American bar and grill since 1964. 24-hour dining noted for its pizza and hot wings. The Monday night open-mike jam sessions draw from a roster of veteran local performers.

The Dive Bar
4110 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 586-3483
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Open 24 hours, The Dive Bar carries the trifecta of dive bar beers: Hamm’s, Olympia, and PBR. This dark, dingy bar features sticky floors, loud music, and Oakland Raiders football near UNLV. Just don’t get lost in the bathroom reading all the stickers and graffiti.