With the upcoming New Year and looking back at 2015, the transformation and growth of Las Vegas continues with the opening of new bars and lounges. Some of the new ones that opened include a sports bar by a sports hero, a neighborhood bar owned by a Las Vegas native, two in the downtown area with one honoring vintage Vegas and one appealing to hip urbanites and an Irish pub. Explore Southern Nevada and enjoy a cocktail or cold bitter with these new establishments satisfying all tastes.
Pete Rose Bar And Grill
3743 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 778-8180

Pete Rose Bar & Grill is the new sports bar on the Las Vegas Strip. While he might not be known for cooking, Pete Rose is definitely a sports icon as the all-time Major League Baseball leader in games played, at-bat, hits, singles and outs. The 6,700-square-foot bar and dining room, including the Strip-side patio, features 32 high-definition televisions. Along with watching sporting events and enjoying all of the sports memorabilia, there is an extensive selection of craft beers and signature cocktails. Pete Rose Bar & Grill is open from 7 a.m. to midnight daily and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Filament
Fremont Hotel and Casino
200 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-3232

As one of the newest places to open in downtown Las Vegas, The Filament is located in the iconic Fremont Hotel and Casino. The Filament offers drinks on the longest pewter bar top in the world, surrounded by the vibe of a different time in Vegas and sounds of a busy casino. Specialty cocktails include The Electric Chair Martini, Filament Mule and The Bright Idea. There is a full menu of beers from crafts to familiar favorites and slushy alcoholic drinks. The bar opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 9 a.m. on Sundays.

Born And Raised BAR
10050 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 685-0258

Born and Raised BAR is owned and operated by Scott Godino Jr., a native Nevadan, raised with family tavern owner and family working in the casino industry. Along with specialty drinks, there is a full bar with a selection of 20 different beers on tap and wines, along with food in an upscale lounge. Its signature drink is a BAR-tini made with Smirnoff Raspberry, Bols Elderflower, strawberry-lemon mix, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, strawberry real puree and fresh strawberry with a lemon twist garnish and strained over ice in a chilled martini glass. There are 32 flat screen televisions, and during all live games, there are drink specials including shots and beer. The bar is open 24/7.

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Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub & Grill
8255 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 227-9793

Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub & Grill brings a touch of Dublin to Las Vegas. Created as a traditional yet upscale pub, the Irish experience includes pints of Guinness, Bass, Smithwick’s, Harp and Boddington’s, along with a menu featuring Irish cuisine with bar food favorites. Surrounded by authentic Irish memorabilia, patrons can have fun playing billiards or shuffleboard and watch sporting events on high-definition televisions. There is free Wi-Fi and 50 percent off drinks and pizza and appetizer specials from 5 to 7 p.m. and midnight to 2 a.m. daily.

518 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 912-1622

Opened in the Fremont Street East area in downtown Las Vegas, Therapy is a two-story upscale lounge with 4,100 square feet space downstairs and a 600-square-foot loft overlooking the main room. A 32-foot full bar offers craft beers, wine and specialty drinks on the east side of the building, with an open kitchen and dining tables. There is a full menu featuring New American cuisine and bar food with a twist. Therapy is opened 11 a.m. to midnight daily.

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Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (37 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.