Despite temperatures in Nevada soaring into the triple digits during the warmer parts of the year, Las Vegas has to be one of the coolest cities in the country. Known for its nightlife – from live music to dance clubs to casinos – as well as shopping, and unforgettable attractions, there’s plenty to do in LV!
Looking for a restaurant in Las Vegas that’s as cool as the rest of the things on your agenda? We’ve got you covered. Our team has searched the entire city for the coolest restaurants in town so that you don’t have to. Plus, we’ve made planning your night out easy by gathering everything you need to know before you go – from location to website to what real people have to say about the place – in one convenient location. Right here.
We’ve even included a link to buy a GiftYa digital gift card for any of the restaurants on our list that are currently in our catalog.
If you haven’t been here before or you just need a quick refresher, GiftYa digital gift cards are pretty much exactly what they sound like. Choose from thousands of local or national shops, restaurants, and attractions in cities across the country on the GiftYa app or website, and you can customize and send your gift in seconds.
Unlike traditional plastic gift cards, GiftYa cards can be linked with any of the cards you carry with you every day anyway, cutting the chances that you forget it at home when you need it almost to zero. GiftYa keeps track of the balance and automatically applies it to your purchases, which means no more trying to decipher your half-smudged notes about balance on the back of a plastic card. Plus, since you can send it right from your phone, you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You can send it to a loved one anywhere, even if they’re far away.
You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.
Now that we’re on the same page, let’s get back to the main event: our countdown of the coolest restaurants in Las Vegas!
1712 W Charleston Blvd | Downtown | frankiestikiroom.com
When you think of chilling out, do ocean waves come to mind? Frankie’s Tiki Room brings those relaxing ocean vibes to the heart of downtown Vegas, making it the perfect place to get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy a tasty cocktail.
The menu at Frankie’s is basically a choose your own adventure (with a cheat sheet). The drinks are organized by strength, so you know exactly what you’re getting into and can pace your partying appropriately. More skulls = more alcohol. The best part? Even the strongest cocktail creations taste amazing.
Frankie’s isn’t a big institution, don’t be surprised if you encounter a crowd on a busy night.
“Whoa!!! I wanna come back here every time I'm in this burgh. I was a bit preoccupied to look at the entire menu and I'll probably never stray from a Mai Tai (with a Meyers float) but it's an extensive range of drinks. The atmosphere is tres tres cool...dark with fun tiki decor.” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately Frankie’s Tiki Room isn’t one of the coolest restaurants in Las Vegas participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.
525 E Fremont St | Downtown | laundryroomlv.com
The Laundry Room toutes itself as carrying a century’s worth of sin and scandal, and with a star-studded guest list like theirs, there’s no wondering why. The Rat Pack, Howard Hughes, Liberace, and others have all stopped in for a private sip. Today, the tradition of exclusivity continues: The Laundry Room is an exclusively reservation-only establishment, serving up to 22 guests at a time. Reservations can be made for groups of 2-4 people, so if you usually fly solo you’ll need to team up with a pal to get in. Reservation times are also strict, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive when you’re expected to.
So, is it worth the hassle to get a seat in this speakeasy? The general consensus is yes, absolutely. Give it a shot for an exclusive experience unlike anything you’ll find on the Strip.
“We had such a great evening at the Laundry Room! The concept and atmosphere is amazing. Candles everywhere, very intimate and quaint. The drinks were incredible as well. Definitely do the design your own drink if you go! Give the bartender a few flavors and textures you enjoy, they'll build you something unique to fit your taste. Absolutely loved it.” - Yelp Review
The Laundry Room doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding cool restaurants and attractions in Las Vegas!
3202 W Desert Inn Rd | Westside | lostspirits.net
There’s no shortage of cool restaurants in Las Vegas, but if you’re looking for a place to grab drinks as you immerse yourself in the evening’s entertainment, you can’t do better than Lost Spirits Distillery. Known for their rum drinks, you can sip on creative cocktails as you enjoy a wide variety of exotic performances, ranging from dancers and acrobats to magicians and even snake charmers.
Guests are invited to move room to room to explore everything that’s going on, and reservations include not only a two hour experience but five drink tickets as well. Parking is free, and the venue is great for groups, so bring the whole gang!
According to a reviewer for Las Vegas weekly, “Simply put, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve experienced in Las Vegas.
“What a destination in Vegas. Wow. The show was amazing. The rum was out of this world. The value for the ticket was incredible. There are many things to do here, but this is unbelievable. ” - Yelp Review
Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to Lost Spirits Distillery but check back because there’s more coolest restaurants and stores in Las Vegas added all the time.
3663 Las Vegas Rd | The Strip | nachodaddy.com
This is nacho typical Mexican restaurant. Nacho Daddy claims to be the inventor of the gourmet nacho, and with 14 mouthwatering options smothered in queso, salsa, and all sorts of other toppings, we aren’t questioning it. If Nacho Daddy’s titular nachos aren’t doing it for you, you can also chow down on street tacos, tingas, tostadas, and more.
Feeling adventurous? Add a little extra sting to your drink when you opt for Nacho Daddy’s original Scorpion Shot – a shot of Telson Blanco served with lime, salt, and a scorpion in the glass. Don’t forget to hashtag your shot selfie #GotStung!
“Super yummy place to come have tacos, nachos, drinks...you name it. Our server was amazing and very quick. The food came very quick and it was super good. We have lots of leftovers.” - Yelp Review
You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Nacho Daddy at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new coolest restaurants and locations in Las Vegas are added all the time!
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
One of the things that elevates genuinely cool restaurants above their less interesting counterparts is a little bit of exclusivity, and that’s exactly what you get from this hidden gem. Tucked away inside The Cosmopolitan, it may take some searching before you find the Ghost Donkey on the door. Inside, you’ll be greeted by a cozy room perfect for an intimate dinner and drinks – the venue holds 27 people, tops, on a first come first served basis.
The Ghost Donkey is known for its mezcal and tequila drinks, but you won’t be disappointed by the shareable bites either. Try the mole chicken nachos, or elevate your snacking experience with nachos topped with black truffles.
“Came here for drinks after looking in on a previous visit to Vegas. It's a VERY intimate space (the door says maximum capacity is 27), so grab a seat at the bar if you can. The space has subtle lighting that really sets the mood and the bartenders don floral aprons, getting you ready for great drinks and delicious nachos.” - Yelp Review
There aren’t GiftYa digital gift cards available for Ghost Donkey as of the date of this writing, but there might be now! Be sure to check GiftYa itself for all the gift cards available for coolest restaurants in Las Vegas.
3327 S Las Vegas Blvd | The Strip | thexpot.com
The X Pot isn’t your typical hot pot meal, even in Las Vegas. With high-definition visuals projected 360 degrees around the restaurant, thematic soundscapes that immerse you in the action, and and even interactive lighting right on your plate, The X Pot aims to create a gastronomic *experience* where “past and future collide.”
Enjoy a variety of high-end offerings, from the Creamy Lobster Pot to the Truffle Tofu Roll to the Wagyu Sushi with Foie Gras. The food may be pricey, but with 4.5 stars out of 5 and over a thousand reviews on Yelp, the money is definitely worth the experience.
“Dined in last weekend to celebrate our anniversary and wow... what an experience! Everything from the food to the service and the ambiance, we felt like it was worth every penny!” - Yelp Review
As always we’re busy adding attractions and coolest restaurants in Las Vegas to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for The X Pot just yet. Check back soon.
6629 Las Vegas Blvd S | Southeast | tommybahama.com
None of these cool local spots quite fitting the bill? Not to worry, Las Vegas is home to some of your favorite national restaurant chains, too. Tommy Bahama’s Marlin Bar serves up the same delicious fare you can get at any Tommy Bahama’s location around the country – from hot chicken to pina colada cake. Stop in for the good food and chill atmosphere you expect from Tommy Bahama’s.
“Well took a dear friend here for lunch. We like to try different places. Well, this was GREAT.
Very good simple menu and the food and service were great. I strongly recommend the Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos and the Cocoanut Shrimp. Oh, don't forget the PINA Colada Cake. Looking forward on going back.” - Yelp Review
Get a GiftYa digital gift card for yourself or a loved one to Tommy Bahama’s and enjoy one of the best coolest restaurants in Las Vegas by following the link!
There you have it! All the best rated coolest restaurants you can find in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a major hub of business and commerce so it isn’t easy to narrow down the list of great coolest restaurants to only what can fit in this post. But just from what we gathered for you here today you’ll be sure to find a location that's convenient for you with plenty of excellent options.
And remember, if you or someone you love is out in Las Vegas, we marked off which of the coolest restaurants on this list accept convenient GiftYa digital gift cards. Even if you choose a cool restaurant that doesn’t accept GiftYa (yet!), you’ll be sure to have a great time. Las Vegas and GiftYa definitely have something to offer.