Best Downtown Outdoor Dining & Outdoor Bars in Las Vegas
As 2020 has gone on, we’ve had to make some modifications to the Vegas experience – including spending more time outside. Luckily, the city is perfect for year-round outdoor dining and drinking! With mild winter weather and delicious cold drinks once the weather starts to heat up, Downtown Las Vegas restaurants and bars have set up some pretty stellar outdoor spots. See some of our favorite Downtown outdoor restaurants and outdoor bars in Las Vegas.
Outdoor Dining in Las Vegas
For a vibrant, fun outdoor dining experience, visit 18bin. Their menu features plates like Buffalo Chicken Nachos, their delicious Grilled Cheese, and much more. You won’t want to miss out on their fries, where you can pick from a number of seasonings, sauces, and sides. Their cocktails pack a punch too.
For great food, 7th & Carson is the place to be. The restaurant has won multiple awards for their food, including the Open Table Diner’s Choice Award in 2020. Their outdoor patio is a great place to order from their fantastic menu or even stay for their high tea, where you can snack on a selection of sandwiches, savory bites, and sweets. Oh, and if that’s not enough, they also have bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys.
With a special skill for classic American cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, Carson Kitchen is a pillar of the Las Vegas outdoor dining experience. Since they opened in 2014, the restaurant has spent years perfecting their menu and enhancing their outdoor rooftop and bar. Their menu is full of delicious bites including their butter burger and secret Sunday chicken sandwich. But it doesn’t end there: they also serve brunch on Sundays from 11 am – 4 pm.
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With a beautiful view of the city, Downtown Terrace is one of the newest, hottest spots for outdoor dining in Las Vegas. Listen to the sounds of the city from their outdoor terrace for brunch, happy hour, or their regular dining hours. Menu highlights include their homemade Monkey Bread, Avocado Toast, the Terrace Burger and so much more.
With a park in the heart of the city, Park on Fremont is the perfect urban getaway for a quiet lunch with great food and even better vibes. Their patio has lush greenery that makes it feel like an oasis. With a unique selection of bites such as the avocado egg rolls and brown sugar bacon peppercorn burger, their food won’t disappoint. Visit this secret garden in the city and grab a great bite and a drink!
Vegas’ only permanent food truck, Project BBQ, serves classic Carolina barbeque outside right next to the Fremont Street Experience. Chef Rex Bernale has curated a delicious selection of eats and their menu features mouthwatering plates like their Hot Link Bites and Lollipop BBQ Chicken. So visit Circa’s “backyard” and enjoy the delicious outdoor Las Vegas dining.
Outdoor Bars in Las Vegas
Get the party started at Circa Bar, located along the Fremont Street Experience. Choose from one of 24 frozen cocktails and sit back and enjoy the show. The bar is a spectacle of its own, made of upcycled materials and recycled Skyy Vodka bottles. Pro Tip: your frozen drink will go great with a bite from Project BBQ.
With a rooftop bar and a thoroughly impressive selection of alcohol, Commonwealth is an experience like no other. Take in the magnificent decor and the trendsetting scene while sipping on a carefully crafted cocktail, concocted by one of their master mixologists. Their rooftop also has a dance floor, so you can keep the party going in the fresh air accompanied by beautiful views of the city and DJs from around the world who regularly perform al fresco at Commonwealth.
Located directly on Fremont Street, D Bar is serving up some of the best frozen drinks and handcrafted cocktails in downtown. You’re never far from the action, whether it be the flair bartenders, the dancing dealers, or the live music from the Fremont Street Experience. Grab a drink and take it in, because you won’t want to miss this.
With a huge outdoor patio and an army of heaters, Jammyland is a great outdoor bar in Las Vegas. Their menu offers a great selection of cocktails, wines, and beers. If you’re snackish, they’ve got you covered there too with a bar menu featuring wings, sliders, and more. With so many unique cocktails to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
Perched on Circa’s 60th floor, Legacy Club is one of the most unique outdoor bars in Las Vegas. The elegant rooftop lounge pays homage to the legendary Las Vegas History with their luxury decor and handcrafted cocktails. Sweeping views of the city span across the brand new outdoor terrace, where you can enjoy views of Las Vegas and sit by their outdoor fire pits while sipping on one of their signature make-your-own Manhattans. This Las Vegas outdoor bar is a treasure that you won’t want to miss.
A downtown Vegas gem, Oak & Ivy is an American whiskey and craft cocktail bar with a beautiful outdoor patio. Their drinks are concocted by their skilled mixologists who make sure that every sip is special. Their drink menu features the classics, but the bartenders put a new twist on some of the all-time favorites. Each drink is handcrafted and beautifully presented with only the freshest ingredients.
For rowdy fun and never-ending entertainment, visit OneBar at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. Enjoy refreshing frozen drinks and ice cold beer all while taking in the Fremont Street Experience. Oh, and don’t be alarmed when bottles and glasses go flying through the air – it’s all part of the fun.
For a poolside bar experience like no other, visit Circa Resort & Casino’s Stadium Swim. With swim up bars in their six heated pools and beverage service at your chaise lounge or private cabana, your drink will never run dry. The massive 40-foot tall screen will make sure there’s never a dull moment either.
If you’re looking for a special bar experience, visit Velveteen Rabbit. The menu hosts delicious cocktails with unique ingredients, names, and stories. This bar is sure to stand out from the rest in downtown and we don’t think you’ll want to miss it. Daily, their Magic Hour runs from 5-7pm where you can find special deals on cocktails and other beverages. With a stylistic vibe and a heated patio, this Las Vegas outdoor bar is a gem.
Stay safe while still enjoying the wonderful culinary and beverage culture the city has to offer with these outdoor restaurants and outdoor bars in Las Vegas. We are lucky to be in a city with beautiful weather, talented chefs, skilled bartenders, and incredible patios. While you’re planning your drinking and dining experience in Las Vegas, be sure to book a room at Circa Las Vegas – home to 11 Downtown Las Vegas restaurants and bars that bring the scene to a whole new level!