Bar Hall of Fame Inductees

Our past winners

Double Down Saloon

Double Down Saloon

Inducted Opened Come here for…
Champagne’s Café
3557 S. Maryland Pkwy,
2012 1993 … the red-velvet wallpaper, the faint smell of old sins and the pleasant mix of young hipsters and old drunks. (Just don’t come for a café—it doesn’t exist.)
In MGM Grand,
2012 2002 … the backlit wall that houses about 200 bottles of single-malt whiskey, including a 25-year-old Macallan (price tag: $145 … per pour).
In the Venetian,
2013 1999 … Emeril Lagasse’s bone-in rib eye, which you can enjoy while seated at the marble-top bar, along with a whiskey—choose from nearly 600 types of the good stuff.
1516 Las Vegas Blvd. South,
2012 1960 … live music, top-notch karaoke, the Drunk of the Month poll and some history (gangster Eddie Trascher opened the joint).
Double Down Saloon
4640 Paradise Rd.,
2012 1992 … punk and garage-rock bands, psychedelic murals and a shot of Ass Juice … served in a miniature toilet bowl.
Downtown Cocktail Room
111 Las Vegas Blvd. South,
2012 2007 … the intoxicating combination of dim lighting, inspiring artwork, seasonal cocktail menus and a groovy, bohemian atmosphere.
Ellis Island
4178 Koval Lane,
2013 1986 … a handcrafted beer from the onsite microbrewery—there are five options on tap, and it’s just $2 for a 20-ouncer.
Fireside Lounge
2985 Las Vegas Blvd. South,
2012 1972 … the bowl-size cocktails (we recommend the Scorpion) served around a pit of firewater by classy cocktail waitresses dressed in long black gowns.
4650 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 110,
2012 2002 … a black and tan, Nanny Mac’s shepherd’s pie and the authentic Irish pub vibe (and by authentic we mean the place was actually built in and shipped from Dublin).
Money Plays
4755 W. Flamingo Rd.,
2013 1989 … the games (shuffleboard, foosball, darts), the music (both live and from a killer jukebox) and the beer (more than 100 different flavors, including 24 on tap).
In the Palms,
2012 2001 … an autograph (this sleek steakhouse is a favorite of many pro athletes) and the elevated bar’s nightlife-quality lounge atmosphere (minus the lines and cover charge).
In Bellagio,
2012 1998 … the serious award-winning bartenders dressed in white coats who serve you a proper Manhattan and world-class pianists who ply their trade on the Steinway.
Gold Multiple locations,
2013 1982 … an icy 25-ounce draft beer (half-off during happy hour), a bite from the diverse bar menu and a prototypical neighborhood-bar scene.
4790 S. Fort Apache Rd.,
2013 2006 … the Baja-like island vibe, the two big screens measuring 170 and 204 inches wide, and some of the best bar food and video-poker machines in the Valley.
Tap House
5589 W. Charleston Blvd.,
2012 1964 … cheap (and tasty) pizza and chicken wings, and even cheaper drinks—there’s a reason this friendly, no-frills tavern has been a favorite of local journalists for years.

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