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Episode #77 – The Bauers’ Best Bars

In this episode 77 of the show, Sara and I discuss our favorite bars in Vegas. We even get to some beverage-specific exclusives. I’ve listed a few choice below, but be sure to listen to the episode here on your desktop or download it via iTunes to hear our full discussion.

We discuss a new release from Las Vegas’ Big Dog’s Brewing Company.

Oak and Ivy – Great cocktails and a nice rooftop to enjoy with friends. Container Park is a perfect spot to visit if you have a group with varying tastes.

Oak and Ivy rooftop view.

Corduroy – Newer bar in Fremont East with a vintage vibe. For details and pictures, check out this post from Vital Vegas.  

Starboard Tack – A revitalized, comfortable bar with plenty of rum based concoctions. Here’s an article from Vegas Seven detailing the reopening.

Chandelier – Because of course. Really, just visit any bar in Cosmo.

Just tell the fine folks at Chandelier what you like and they’ll whip up something special.

Parlour Bar – This semi-secluded spot in El Cortez is a throwback to what Vegas lounges used to be.

Bound – Upscale cocktail lounge at the Cromwell. Plenty of great people watching when the club upstairs opens and closes.

Mandarin Bar – Pricey cocktails, but they’re well worth the view. You can also get some vending champagne on your visit to the hotel.

Moet vending machine at Mandarin.

Piero’s – This old school Italian joint is a local favorite. Don’t worry, they love tourists as well.

Herbs and Rye This cocktail bar is frequented by those in the industry. If they like it, you’re sure to as well.

Petrossian – This high-end lounge in Bellagio is great not only for some late night drinks, afternoon tea is highly recommended for those looking for a relaxing daytime break.

Skyfall – I seem to talk about it ad nauseam, but I think every Vegas trip should include a drink with a view. Skyfall offers one of the best.

Sara provided me with my first and only “exclusive” – that the giant pint downtown was being transformed into a Not Your Father’s Rootbeer mug:


We listed quite a few more bars in the episode, so be sure to give it a listen. Have a favorite spot in Vegas? We’d love to hear it!

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Adam is the host of the Travel Fanboy Podcast, editor of, and a super famous travel influencer. He's no expert, just an enthusiast who enjoys having a top-shelf trip at a happy hour price. Formerly of Vegas Fanboy fame.