Downtown Cocktail Room

Downtown Cocktail Room, Las Vegas: Hours, Address, Downtown Cocktail Room Reviews: 4.5/5

Downtown Cocktail Room
4.5
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Now in it's 12th year of continuous operations under the original ownership, this staple has been named numerous times in articles ranking the "Best 50 American Bars", "Top 100 Bars in America", "Must See in Vegas" and "Vegas Hidden Gems". Arguably the first cocktail-heavy speakeasy on the West Coast, DCR is the undisputed Las Vegas original. Many have followed, but never duplicated the authenticity, love, and good vibes of this Vegas institution. Best Happy Hour in the city... Half-Off everything from 4P-7P!!
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1-2 hours
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Tawny A
46 contributions
We Love Steph
Apr 2021
I just got giddy thinking back to our night here. Steph was the best, sweetest, most knowledgeable bartender we’ve met! Her drinks were the best we had all weekend. All women run business! They do allow smoking in the small bar but I would still go back again! Definitely a must visit bar!
Written 29 April 2021
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boommtl
Montreal, Canada87 contributions
Amazing cocktails
Mar 2020
We went to the Cocktail Room during the happy hour and everything on the menu is half price! The cocktail menu is well created and changes every season. The employees were able to explain the caracteristics of each cocktails and the story behind their creation.
The 5 cocktails we tasted were great I will be back next time I go to Vegas!
Written 9 March 2020
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Steff A
Las Vegas, NV1,763 contributions
Classy vibes and tasty cocktails are what you find here at DCR..
Feb 2020
I've been visiting DCR since they opened in 2006(?) and after this great visit..it's time to give some props...

My most recent visit was Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at 10 PMish: The two women mixologists behind the bar were friendly, social and made some bomb cocktails. We were talking about Yelpers being all sensitive and sending bad reviews with no actual constructive feedback for businesses to work with. A big shout out to both of you for your professionalism and skills behind the bar...

The infamous entrance has the hidden door you push in from the outside. It's very dark/dimly lit which provides this cool speak easy vibe. The furniture, decord, lighting and bar area gives an upscale classy vibe for the drinkers. One the weekends, they'll pump house music through the area. Loud but not too loud to carry a conversation as you get your cocktail on.

My current DCR Cocktail Champ is the "Die Like a Samurai": Sake, Gin, House Made Paris Tea Syrup, Lemon Zest. The Sake is warm which I think enhances the taste because it's paired up well with the Tea Syrup and Gin. Very creative and dangerously tasty as a couple of these can get me to Uber home level quickly. Let's be honest, the name is also bad a$$. I love Japanese culture and this name popped for me on the menu.lol

Overall, this is still a great place to grab a cocktail in the downtown area and I'm glad that it's survived through the years. I've been here for dates, pre-gaming, last drink for the night, etc and DCR still delivers. Cheers!
Written 29 February 2020
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Buttetravelers2
Butte, MT30 contributions
Fabulous craft cocktails right off of Freemont
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a delightful little gem! This tiny, dark cocktail lounge is directly opposite the Freemont Street Experience, and for the price of a well drink on the Street, you can get a unique craft cocktail from a seasonal menu. If you'd like to go easier on your travel budget, visit during happy hour (6 days a week!) for 50% off. Fun, funky, and fabulous, we WILL be back!
Written 25 February 2020
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Ben_Parks
Melbourne, Australia101 contributions
Amazing!
Sep 2019 • Friends
This was my second visit (1st visit in 2017) & it’s still great. A hole in the wall place with great drinks & wonderful service!
Written 29 October 2019
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buzzcat5
Raleigh, NC79 contributions
A Must Stop while in Vegas!
Oct 2019
Took my group here for Happy Hour in the middle of the week. We were absolutely blown away by Desiree! All of our drinks were outstanding and she is an incredible personality and a good sport too -- really enhanced the experience and knows her cocktails! Highly recommend.
Written 20 October 2019
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Jazzie
9 contributions
Amazing Mixologists, cocktails, and experience!
Oct 2019 • Friends
This was such an experience! In all my years of coming to Las Vegas, I have never experienced the great time I had here in this bar. I’m going to separate this, because it deserves that much detail.

Bartenders:
I’m starting with this section, because they are truly what made the experience all the best. Amber and Jackie are true mixologists and are such a dynamic duo! They kept conversation with the entire bar, created wonderfully crafted cocktails, and still managed to have fun behind the bar and radiate that through to the guests! My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this looking for their speakeasy style counterpart “Sip N Tip”, but decided to stay in DCR after just one drink with these two.

Cocktails:
The cocktails are definitely the work of people who know what they’re doing and love doing it! The variety of the menu is sure to have something for everyone, and even if it doesn’t, the bartenders are very capable of making something that you’re sure to love. For example, I mentioned to Amber that I love watermelon or cucumber drinks and she made me a watermelon cucumber martini that BLEW MY MIND. I need that drink at every bar I go to now! Have fun with these bartenders. Talk to them about what you like and be adventurous! They sure are!

Setting:
If you love speakeasy style bars this is definitely for you. The low light setting, the lounge style, all of it is perfect for you to have a great time listening to an awesome DJ, but still be able to have a conversation with your group without having to scream in each other’s ears.

My boyfriend and I arrived a day before the rest of our group, and had things planned for the weekend. After night one of this bar, we switched some plans around just to be able to make it back here with the rest of our group! Definitely visit Downtown Cocktail Room, say hi to the bartenders (Amber Applesauce!) and try something new. You’ll wonder like I did why you didn’t find this place sooner.
Written 7 October 2019
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Spanishpaella
London, UK85 contributions
Funky bar in a lively location
Sep 2019 • Friends
Funky bar in a very lively location. We had no issues with service which was both fast and efficient.

The bar does get busy during their halfy hour, where you've guessed it, all drinks are half price. But it's not like in the UK where often cocktails are not very strong and probably watered down, these were very strong. They set us up for a great night on Fremont Street where it's always lively and the casinos are busier and have more real life than those on the main strip.

If your in the vecinity, you must visit, especially during their halfy hour?!
Written 7 October 2019
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JCR
4 contributions
Funky bar in a lively location
Sep 2019
The Downtown Cocktail Room is a funky bar with great cocktails, especially good if your visit coincides with their halfy hour where, you've guessed it, all drinks are half price.

Halfy hour is not like the ones in the UK where drinks are watered down, the old fashioned's we had almost blew our heads off, and set us up rightly for a night in the casinos on Fremont Street. Highly recommend the Downtown Cocktail Room if you are in the area.
Written 7 October 2019
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LonestarSpartan
Chapel Hill, NC551 contributions
People Can't Find the Door, Sloooow Service
Sep 2019
OK, I had read the reviews and was looking forward to a cocktail before our dinner at Andiamo's. Here's my blunt comments about the place. I know they're trying to be a Speakeasy, but several potential customers tried, but couldn't find the door. The result, lost business.

Our Waitress Amber was terrible. We ordered drinks and waited 15+ minutes for her to return. During that time, we heard the Bartender say, "Amber, a your drinks are up", but Amber never appeared.

The service at the tables was ridiculously slow after our initial seating and greeting by Amber. I could see the Bartender working hard making drinks, but none were delivered to the customers on a timely basis.

Would not be visit again based on the poor service.
Written 13 September 2019
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