Check Out Sin City’s Speakeasy Bars

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The new trend of secret bars in Sin City keeps with Vegas’ longstanding tradition of keeping everything that happens in Vegas vaulted.

There are plenty of speakeasy-style bars to get good cocktails, and one way to visit them without the hassle of trying to get a password or find parking on the Strip is by booking the “Hidden Speakeasy Tour” from Photo Tours Las Vegas. Guests can select two locations to explore and receive luxury transportation with a libation at each location, including tip, for $169.  Reservations at

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Here are some suggestions if you want to explore a speakeasy the next time you are in Vegas:

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Head to Resorts World through the casino to the Famous Foods Street Eats Food Court to find the Ms. Meow’s Mamak Stall.  The shelf full of potato chips is the entrance to the speakeasy. You will need to uncover the secret “meow” password, so ask the concierge for the password when you enter the resort. Once inside, guests can enjoy the Asian theme with brick walls and dark lighting. Big spenders can opt for the Rinse & Repeat, two Fernet cocktails, or the Golden Ticket, a $150 cocktail with 23-year old Glenfiddich Scotch including a ticket to the skip the line at Zouk Nightclub or Ayu Dayclub.

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The Lock

The Lock is a hidden speakeasy within a speakeasy. Head to the Horseshoe down the casino elevator to find The Cabinet of Curiosities, a bar serving up nice cocktails housed within vintage cabinets containing all sorts of interesting artifacts, dolls, typewriters and more. Guests can discover facts about the pieces using a QR code. Pick up the housephone to let them know you are ready to enter The Lock, the hidden speakeasy within the bar. There are some fun puzzles to riddle before you can gain entrance to the speakeasy, but once inside guests can fill out a fun order form to get a custom cocktail perfect for any mood. The space is lush, comfortable and dark.

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Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails

Head to the Cosmopolitan to the barbershop and enter through the janitor’s back door which houses a dimly lit whiskey lounge. Full of leather seating, pretty chandeliers and vintage furniture, there is also a stage for live music. Our favorite libation was  the Six String Sling, a mix of Japanese scotch and whiskey, served with a guitar shaped ice cube.

Ski Lodge

Also at the Cosmopolitan is Ski Lodge, hidden inside the restaurant Superfrico. This spot is pretty easy to get into by just asking any of the Superfrico staff for directions. It’s got a ski lodge décor with wood paneling and windows portraying a snowy mountain landscape. We loved the Ultraviolence, a cocktail that tastes like a sweet carrot daiquiri. Big spenders can go for the Vieux Carre with Louis XIII for around $250. You can roast some marshmallows or enjoy a pizza if you get hungry.

The Underground

Housed in the basement of the Mob Museum, The Underground is a prohibition-era speakeasy with 1920’s informational pieces throughout the bar. You can enter down the stairs near the ticket counter. If you didn’t take a Mob Museum tour, you can find the weekly password on the Mob Museum’s Instagram page. Then go down the back staircase of the building to find the dark green door. Knock and provide the password to gain entrance. Guests can get cocktails in a small bathtub, inside a book and other creative vessels.

Shaena Engle

Shaena Engle is the lifestyle, food and travel editor for Perception Magazine and also writes for the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Magazine, M Magazine, Los Angeles Times Las Vegas Magazine, The Daily Meal, AOL, WeHo Times and other outlets. She has authored The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California, The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Las Vegas and other outlets. She writes about travel, food, welln...(Read More)

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