If you plan on being single this Valentine’s Day, don’t stay at home! The entertainment capital of the world has plenty of places waiting for you to drown your sorrows or meet your next beloved. Skip the nightclubs and check out some of the smaller bars and lounges that offer a chance to have a conversation with someone.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Red Square is an iconic “Iron Curtain” bar located in Mandalay Bay. From the headless statue of Lenin to hammer and sickle adornments, Red Square is the perfect place to drown your sorrows. A mixologist will craft the perfect vodka martini and keep it cool on the ice-encrusted bar. Buy a bottle of vodka and you’ll get to step into the Vodka Vault where you can share a shot or two next to the frozen head of Lenin.
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900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
The Lady Silvia is an old-world speakeasy located in the downtown area. The inside is styled after a European library, with spacious seating and an outdoor patio making it great for conversation. Happy hour is every day, even on Valentine’s Day from, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. for reverse happy hour. Enjoy half-off drinks and bottles to share with old friends and new.
Santa Fe Station
4949 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Revolver is a saloon and dance hall located inside the Santa Fe Station Casino in northwest Las Vegas. The amazing wood dance floor, drink specials and giant six-foot armadillo keep the crowds coming from all over Las Vegas. At Revolver, every night is ladies night with $1 drinks until 11 p.m. This dance hall doesn’t just cater to country, it plays your favorite dance hits and Top 40 too. Cover charge varies, but entry is always free with a Stations Rewards card and local ID.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Chandelier is a three-story lounge flanked by ropes of glass and crystals, located inside The Cosmopolitan Hotel. Named one of Esquire Magazine’s best bars of 2011, this lounge is like a small club but without the lines. Each level has its own bar, serving up sumptuous cocktails and delivering music via DJs and the occasional live band. The intimate seating makes it conducive to socializing or people watching. Bottle service is also offered.
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6611 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite 160
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is the go-to locals’ country bar. The new location at Town Square has made Stoney’s into a smaller, more intimate bar. It still offers free dance lessons, a mechanical bull, pool tables, bowling and a VIP lounge. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Thursday which is ladies night at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country. Get your single girlfriends together and enjoy $5 cover and $1 wine, draft and well drinks.