Get ready for a tour like no other in a city like no other. The Vintage Vegas Dive Bar Tour is not only a bar crawl to some of Vegas’ most legendary watering holes, it’s a living history tour of America’s craziest city.
The Vintage Vegas Dive Bar Tour will show you the Vegas only the locals know. Visit the bars and lounges from the Vegas glory days, the setting for many of the city’s most famous and infamous chapters: from the days of the Wild West, to the rise of the mafia, the weird world of Howard Hughes, the antics of the Rat Pack and the bizarre phenomenon of atomic tourism. Along the way you can meet the locals, sing karaoke and drink as much or as little as you like.
What You’ll Do
After meeting at the edge of Downtown, you’ll be driven through the heart of old Las Vegas. On the way you’ll visit five fabulous vintage dive bars, each with their own rich history. These bars are still local favourites and offer an authentic atmosphere of “the real Vegas”, totally unlike anything you can find in resorts on the Strip. Several have featured in famous films and television shows, including the Hangover series, Casino and CSI Las Vegas. Some are still frequented by local and visiting celebrities.
The tour starts at 8pm and lasts approximately 3 hours. While being driven between the bars, you’ll get a guided tour of Las Vegas history: the characters, landmarks and stranger-than-fiction stories that are part of the fabric of America’s craziest city. The fifth and final bar – The Peppermill – is on the Strip. From there you will be left to continue the night as you please. Whether you return to your hotel or go out all night is entirely up to you.
About your guide
Brendan Shanahan is an internationally published travel writer and journalist. Originally from Australia, he has been in Las Vegas since 2011. After falling in love with his adopted hometown he decided to start the Vintage Vegas Dive Bar tour to indulge his loves of history, meeting new people and alcohol.