Dark, eerie and half way creepy is pretty normal when seeking out dive bars in Las Vegas. Creatures from all areas of town wobble their way in to get away from the loud chaos. Drinks are exceptionally cheap and the bartenders don’t skimp on the alcohol pours. Many of the neighborhood bars have questionable bouncers outside that guard the door. ID checks are required but once you step inside you have entered a vortex in a new reality.

The dive bars in Vegas tend to have wobbly tables and dingy restrooms with stickers all over the walls. The light up beer signs and rows of alcohol bottles are typical bar décor. If you don’t feel a little sticky then you’re not in the right place. Some of these local hot spots have LIVE bands, karaoke, comedy shows and really fun theme nights. They also have weekly drink specials that you won’t want to miss. $5 shots anyone? Don’t hate on the bar food as some of these places serve up a quick plate to curve the hunger. Pizza, wings and cheeseburgers hit the spot after a late night of drinking.

The best part is that you meet the most interesting people with life stories that feel like they belong in a Lifetime movie. If you’re into gambling some of the bars on this list feature video poker to kill some time. Tourists are welcomed but don’t act out or you’ll stand out. Parking tends to be available for most of these places but spots fill up fast. The DTLV dive bars most times charge for parking but the cheap drinks and fun atmosphere makes up for it.

The list below is according to Yelp, based on location, customer reviews, ratings and hours of operation. If you’re looking to expand your horizons with the grungy but fun side of sin city then you come to the right place. Enjoy the list below:

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