Though it doesn’t rain much in Las Vegas, we do get our share, however brief, of showers. Whatever the weather, I’ve rounded up some of the best rainy day bars in Vegas.
Born And Raised
7260 S. Cimarron Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 685-0258
www.bornandraisedlv.com

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, this gem in the desert is a hidden treasure. Owner Scott Godino Jr., builds his business on a simple philosophy he learned from his grandfather:Ttreat everyone, employees and customers, as if they matter. It’s not about the bottom line. This bar features 32 flat screen TV’s, a variety of cocktails, including their signature “The Bartini”, 20 different beers on tap and a full menu with 15 different sliders. Prices are reasonable and the menu not only offers their famous sliders, but also salads, wraps, pancakes and eggs. It’s no surprise Born And Raised was voted the Best of Las Vegas in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Poll.

Art Bar
Downtown Grand
206 N. 3rd St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 719-5100
www.downtowngrand.com

What better way to spend a rainy or cloudy day than exploring art by local artists, or sitting in overstuffed chairs talking with friends. The Art Bar is one of the new hot spots in the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. Open daily from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., this is a great place to explore, drink and eat. Offering beer, wine, and specialty “artsy” cocktails, such as The Blank Canvas and The Abstract; the Art Bar serves, as the menu states, artfully prepared foods starting at $7.

FireSide Restaurant & Tavern
1785 E. Cactus Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 307-7000
www.orbtaverns.com

Specialty beers from England, China and Belgium are just a few of the many beers Fireside takes pride in offering to their customers. Open 24 hours, you’ll be able to order wood fired burgers, sliders, pizza, or breakfast; including eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, to steel cut oats, all at a reasonable price and a great comfortable atmosphere.

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Distill
10820 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 534-1400
www.distillbar.com

If you can’t make the first happy hour, 3 a.m. – 6 a.m., then go to the second one, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Only in Vegas! Appetizers, breakfast, lunch or dinner; there’s something on the menu for just about everyone. Their hand-crafted burger, The Cure, was featured on Thrillist’s 15 Best New Burgers of 2014. At moderate prices, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Hand-crafted foods with only the freshest ingredients, you can enjoy eating and drinking while watching hi-def TV’s, or outdoor patio dining with a house-made specialty cocktail starting at $10.

Blue Martini
6593 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 949-2583
www.bluemartinilounge.com

Located off the Las Vegas Strip at Town Square, the Blue Martini was voted the Best Happy Hour in Vegas. From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily, all drinks are half off with a discounted food menu, and if you show up on Fridays for happy hour, there’s a complimentary martini tasting. Blue Food menu items such as the Baked Brie, or Shrimp & Crab dip are just a few of the many specialty appetizers you can enjoy while sipping a specialty martini. Wednesday through Sunday, enjoy live entertainment from local bands. With indoor or outdoor patio dining, great prices, and a variety of martini’s, this is a great place to meet up with family and friends.

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