Stellar Happy Hour Specials in Sin City

Happy hour

There are plenty of places to drink, eat and be entertained in Las Vegas, it’s “Splurge City”. So here are some of the best places to get great deals on all of the above for Happy Hour.

Nove Italiano in the Palms Casino Resort isn’t lacking when it comes to snacking and sipping. Drinks abound with $7 specialty cocktails including the Nove Pomagranita Ketel One Oranje, POM, Pama Liqueur and simple syrup and daily deals for wines by the glass and draft beers. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, there are specials on Italian dishes made by esteemed Chef Geno Bernardo to go along with the beverages above. 

The MGM Grand Hotel houses a number of restaurants that offer deals to vacationers and locals alike. Two of the top are Diego and SEABLUE. Diego, a stellar Mexican restaurant with Executive Chef Christina Olivarez directing the menu, gives a great value Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday for happy hour. From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Diego’s Happy Hour menu consists of mouth watering dishes like Snapper Ceviche, Queso Fundido, Diego Puffed Tacos, Chips and Salsa, Sopes and Flautas. To whet your whistle, $5 beers, $7 wine and 125 different 100 percent agave tequilas could help but the best deals come in pitchers; for $19 you can get quite a few draft brews  and $31 will get a pitcher full of house made sangria or margaritas.

SEABLUE entices people to come in Sunday through Friday from 5:30 to close with appetizing drinks and food. Happy hour specials consist of $3 Stella or Bass Ale, $5 glass of red or white wine and $5 of red or white sangria. For those who are hungry, Shrimp Cocktail (6) and Oysters on the Half Shell (6) for $12 are delicious treats that are nonetheless satisfying. Other notable happy hour plates are the Chicken Skewers and the Little Gem Salad, each at $5.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace houses a popular name in chocolate, if not the name, Max Brenner. With four restaurants across the United States, the “Chocolate by the bald man” makes customers’ chocolate dreams come true, even during happy hour. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., then again from 9 p.m. to close, Max Brenner has $6 cocktails like the Chocolate Martini, Mojitos and Margaritas, $4 draft beers like Young’s Chocolate Stout and $6 wine including Wild Horse Merlot and Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay. There’s also great food finds for $6 like the Brenner Burgers, Mini Philly, Molly’s White Corn Croquettes and the Black and Tan Beer Battered Vidalia Onion Rings.

P.J. Clarke’s is a well-known name for food and beverage in New York, having three separate establishments there alone. It’s a world-wide establishment as well, having a Las Vegas location inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. It keeps patrons happy by serving classic cocktails, bomb burgers and fresh oysters for lunch and dinner. It’s “Double Happiness Happy Hour” is from quarter to 3 to 6 p.m. and then from 10 p.m. to close. One dollar gets you Fresh Shucked Oysters, $3 puts a domestic draft in your hand. Two for One Cocktail of the Day is also another mainstay P.J. Clarke’s offers every evening.

From 5:30 p.m. to close, Andre’s Restaurant at The Monte Carlo has a light and brand new happy hour cocktail menu with 13 new items that you will not find anywhere else. The Marti Gras is its specialty drink that consists of Foie Gras, honey, Tahitian vanilla and vodka if you want an exotic cocktail. But if you want a less adventurous drink, the Chill Thyme with vodka, St. Germain, fresh thyme, fresh strawberry and house made sweet-and-sour is your best bet. A fruity and flavorful option is the Lemon Berry Tart with vanilla vodka, lemon curd and fresh black berries, which is offered all summer long as well.

With the blistering heat right around the corner, hitting up happy hour to cool off with a refreshing drink or to fill up on some fantastic grub should be near the top of your list when you’re in Las Vegas. And using the money you saved will come in handy for the shows, gambling and clubs, too.


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