There is nothing like enjoying a frozen beverage when walking around the hot streets of the Las Vegas Strip. Tourists galore fill up their souvenir flasks and meander around, sipping their favorite concoctions and taking in the sights. Being a desert town, it’s not surprising that Las Vegas has some of the best frozen drink bars to be found. Whether it’s wasting away in Margaritaville, basking by a pool, staying up all night at Numb or taking a last call with a Wake-Up-Call, you will delight at the selections and cherish the brain freeze that comes with them.

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 733-3302

There are some mighty good frozen boat drinks at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. You can order not just the obligatory margaritas and other blended drinks, but also indulge in the unique brain freeze of the Rum Runner, Havanas and Bananas, the Bama Breeze and some excellent fruit daiquiris (including the non-alcoholic “Off to the Virgin Islands”). With sharks in the water and fins all around, take time to enjoy the ambience and taste sensations. Who knows, Jimmy may be in the building if he’s not busy on tour or relaxing on the island. And whatever you do, don’t forget to try the amazing Chocolate Hurricane – a meal in itself that’s made to share.

Palazzo and Venetian
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
(702) 607-2510

When you are poolside in Las Vegas at the luxurious Palazzo or Venetian, with the sun beating down on you and baking you to a crisp, you have to find a cold drink, preferably frozen, to cool that heat. You can get relief at Riva at the Venetian or Solaro at the Palazzo. One of the best cures for the summertime blues is the Lava Flow, featuring spiced rum, banana syrup and a delicious frozen strawberry mix blended with frozen colada mix. If this doesn’t quench that fire from the inside out, nothing will.

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Pool Bar at the Riviera
2901 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 734-5110

When Las Vegas gets too much for you, it’s time to relax poolside and take in some rays. The Riviera is home to the Pool Bar, where concoctions like the Orange Crush (Skyy Infusion Blood Orange Vodka with Coral Crush) or the Riviera Peach (Cruzan Rum with mango, grenadine and a float of Myer’s Dark Rum) can keep the heat at bay while you feel all of your cares ooze away. This is the place for frozen drinks, with a menu that features almost a dozen specialties.

Numb Bar & Frozen Cocktails

Caesars Palace
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7110

Harrah’s Casino
3475 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 369-5000

Chill’m – Tropicana
3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 739-2222

If there is one sight that doesn’t even make a Las Vegas resident flinch anymore, it’s the tourists staggering around the Strip, holding their huge souvenir glasses while sipping on a refreshing icy beverage. In the desert, this somehow makes perfect sense. The Numb Bar & Frozen Cocktails lives up to its name, with three locations in close proximity on the Strip. You have your choice of seven frozen beverages, including the traditional Margarita or the Up All Night (containing an energy drink), and yes, you will definitely feel the effect since alcohol is poured on the top and bottom, making it good to the last drop. You may prefer to order the Numb Cappuccino (like a White Russian) instead, arguably one of the best beverages in town. When you are looking for a true brain freeze to chill out from the baking sun, this is the place to go.

Evening Call
Bally’s Las Vegas
3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 603-4390

For many residents and guests, Evening Call is THE Las Vegas bar that specializes in frozen alcoholic drinks. Try the Wake-Up Call (cappuccino and Irish Cream) or the Vegas Crush (Coral Crush and tropical rum) or design your own flavors by mixing and matching. Yes, you can buy a huge souvenir size to fill with a 50-ounce beverage that will last you the better part of a day, or you may prefer something a little more manageable. Beware of the frozen Jager Bomb, guaranteed to wake you up before knocking you out! The bar is on the walkway between Bally’s and Paris.

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