5 Las Vegas Speakeasies to Sneak Away To

With all the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, slip into one of the city’s best speakeasies–brimming with allure and exclusivity.

The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails

Come for the cuts–stay for the cocktails! The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails is located inside The Cosmopolitan and is the perfect rendition of a Prohibition-era bar in the back of the local barbershop. The Barbershop is a secretive and sexy escape from the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas and offers an authentic era feel with classic cocktails and a retro aesthetic. Enjoy a whiskey neat and a clean shave, or just step in for an experience unlike any other in Sin City! For more information, visit

Beauty & Essex

At The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, there’s beauty behind every door! For a gourmet dining experience behind a gritty exterior, Beauty & Essex (pictured at top of page) is the spot to dine and indulge in luxe menu items, alluring cocktails and a velvety decor that hides behind a pawn shop façade. Acclaimed chef/restauranteur Chris Santos offers unique and upscale signature combinations such as grilled cheese dumplings bathed in rich tomato soup, crisp and refreshing tuna poke wonton tacos and–of course–a 40-day dry-aged ribeye steak. Stopping in for a quick sip? Discover the Pink Panther with St. Germain Liquor and pink peppercorn, or Earl the Pearl, concocted from Japanese vodka and Earl Grey tea. For more information and reservations, visit

1923 Prohibition Bar interior
1923 Prohibition Bar

1923 Prohibition Bar

Swanky and secluded, 1923 Prohibition Bar located in Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is a piece of history–and a ton of fun! Classy in style, this Las Vegas speakeasy brings back burlesque dancers, red velvet, piano players and decadent specialty cocktails reminiscent of the 1920’s. Try its twist on the bourbon drink–the Maple Bacon Old Fashioned complete with a maple-bacon rim–and you can’t go wrong with a refreshing Mint Julep or Whiskey Sour. Stop by and enjoy the sultry scene in true speakeasy style. For more information, visit

Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den

Tucked away inside the beautiful, new Resorts World at the end of The Strip, Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is a hidden paradise for those seeking an allusive mixology experience. With red ambient lighting and an elegant grunge setting, this Las Vegas speakeasy offers a laidback vibe while serving up specialty cocktails like none other. A Prohibition-era bar with a Singaporean twist, Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is curating exclusive Hennessey creations for a truly unique speakeasy experience. The Imperial Guard invites you to “let your guard down” and indulge in black tea-infused Hennessy along with lime, raspberry and bubbly Champagne. Staying on the sweeter side? The H-Float tops Hennessy with Coca-Cola and ice cream. For more information, visit

Ghost Donkey

Another speakeasy hidden in Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan is New York City’s Ghost Donkey: Mezcal & Tequila Lounge. Bright and exciting, this taqueria-inspired speakeasy plays off of the fiesta feel while bringing the illustrious city aesthetic. Try a tasting flight and explore the tastes of Mexico–or savor the unique Smoked Corn and Coconut Manhattan with Sierra Norte Purple Corn Oaxacan Whiskey. Come hungry because this tucked-away treasure features modern twists on taqueria classics. Truffle nachos, doused in white truffle sauce, elevate the bar favorite and pair nicely with any creative cocktail, tequila or full-bodied beer. For more information, visit

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