Although Las Vegas has a rich and deep-rooted history, you almost wouldn’t know it by looking at some of the mega-resorts and casinos on the Strip. It’s easy to forget the role that Prohibition played in the early days of Sin City and how Las Vegas was able to adapt and create the exciting and fun atmosphere we see today.
Looking for a unique Prohibition bar in Las Vegas? Bar Prohibition! embodies those vintage Vegas vibes and pays homage to cocktail aficionados of days gone by. Get the inside scoop on Bar Prohibition! Las Vegas here!
Location and hours
It doesn’t get any more “old Vegas” than having a drink at a Prohibition bar located at the oldest hotel in Las Vegas. Here’s where to find Bar Prohibition! in Las Vegas.
Inside Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
1 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
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Yes, you read that right. This epic Prohibition lounge is located at “1 Fremont Street!” The Golden Gate opened its doors in 1906 and was the first casino in Las Vegas. It had the first telephone in the city, the first outdoor electric sign and established the first casino surveillance system, among other Las Vegas firsts.
Historic highlights of Bar Prohibition!
The legacy of Bar Prohibition! spans decades, from the time the Golden Gate opened to today. The bar was a popular stop during the Wild West days, as well as a debaucherous roaring 20s hangout during the nationwide Prohibition era. Then, in the 1930s, it was the main place where Hoover Dam workers and travelers on their way to the West Coast would relax and unwind.
As time rolled on, Bar Prohibition! became one of the go-to bars in Las Vegas for the famous Rat Pack, including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. There are even stories of impromptu Rat Pack performances at the bar with cocktails in hand.
Signature cocktails at Bar Prohibition!
The Bar Prohibition! cocktail menu features both classics and newer mixes that are worth the visit. Some cocktails you’ll want to check out include:
- The Bootlegger: Bacardi, Captain Morgan, banana liqueur, pineapple juice, orange juice and fresh-squeezed lime
- Kick in the Head: Bombay, Grand Marnier, pineapple, lemon juice and ginger beer
- Rat Pack Manhattan: Bulleit Bourbon, Grand Marnier, sweet vermouth and bitters
- Sandman: Glenlivet 12 year, Aperol honey and grapefruit juice
Exploring downtown Las Vegas near Bar Prohibition!
Packed with history, free live music, fun attractions and awesome restaurants and bars in Las Vegas, downtown is always a good time. Head to Fremont Street Experience for concerts, flair bartenders and burlesque dancers, Viva Vision light shows and the Slotzilla Zipline for an unforgettable Vegas experience you won’t get anywhere else.