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Vintage Vegas Dive Bar Tour

Las Vegas, United States

Experience hosted by Brendan

3 hours
Includes drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Vintage Vegas Dive Bar Tour is for people who like to drink AND think. After meeting at the edge of Downtown, you’ll be driven through the heart of old Las Vegas to visit five fabulous vintage dive bars. 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. These bars are all local favorites with an authentic atmosphere of “the real Vegas”, totally unlike anything you can find in resorts on the Strip. Discover the stories of the mafia, Howard Hughes, the Rat Pack, the history of atomic testing and all the other characters and events that made Las Vegas what it is today. At each bar you'll have half an hour to do anything you like - drink cocktails, sing karaoke or meet some of the regulars. If you're sick of the typical Vegas party tours and are searching for something that takes you under the city's skin, then this is for you. NB. Yes, I CAN take more than four people. However, you will need to contact me in advance. Just message me and we will work it out. Also note that you will be left at the final bar on the Strip. If you need advice on getting home or to your next destination, please ask.
Other things to note
You must be 21 or older to participate in this tour. Please do NOT forget to bring your identification. You MUST bring a valid US or foreign driver's license even if you do not intend to drink
The Vintage Vegas Dive Bar Tour is for people who like to drink AND think. After meeting at the edge of Downtown, you’ll be driven through the heart of old Las Vegas to visit five fabulous vintage dive bars. 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. These bars are all local favorites with an…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Includes as $10 tiki cocktail from the legendary Frankie's Tiki Room
  • Tickets
    The ultimate Vegas history tour! Hear the weird stories that made Vegas wha...
  • Transportation
    You'll be driven between bars for a total of about 45 minutes driving. Don'...
From $91
/ person
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Meet your host, Brendan

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 188 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a professional travel writer who came to Vegas from Australia seven years ago. In that time, I've come to see Vegas as the most visited but least understood city in the world. I've published four books and written travel and food and wine for many major international publications. Wherever I am in the world, I pride myself on my ability to sniff out the best local places, no matter how hidden. This is a quality tour that will not only give you a taste of local Vegas bars but reveal some of the legends that made this city what it is today.
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Where you'll be

Discover the hidden bars of Downtown Las Vegas while learning the history of some of the city's most important sites. You'll visit old mafia haunts, a 70s disco time capsule, and one of the best tiki bars in America. You'll have half an hour at each bar. The driven portion of the tour is about 45 minutes. In that time you'll learn about the stories and characters that built America's weirdest city.
Molly
March 2020
Brendan was was a tremendous host and had so many amazing stories! Although this was my first trip to Vegas, I felt like a local on the tour. One of the best parts of our trip for sure!
Randall
March 2020
Very interesting tour. Brendan is very knowledgeable about Vegas history and we went to places I would not have ever gone to on my own. Great way to get away from the Strip for a while.
Vince
February 2020
Very fun, unique Vegas experience! Great to get off the strip, learn about Vegas' history and explore these dive bar gems. Brendan was very thoughtful, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend this experience for anyone who appreciates history and a good dive bar.
Very fun, unique Vegas experience! Great to get off the strip, learn about Vegas' history and explore these dive bar gems. Brendan was very thoughtful, knowledgeable and friendly…
Holly
February 2020
Brendan went above and beyond to show us a great time. We have been to Vegas numerous times but normally don't have the advantage of being on our own and in control of our own schedule (work, weddings). This time we did and learned a ton of new information about LV! We saw a side of Vegas that was much different than your typical "Cheesewhiz" Vegas experience. Go! Thanks to Brendan.
Brendan went above and beyond to show us a great time. We have been to Vegas numerous times but normally don't have the advantage of being on our own and in control of our own sche…
Kavitha
February 2020
This is definitely a must do tour to get a different perspective of Vegas. Many cool stories associated with the history of the place. Brendan was also an amazing guide! Would highly recommend this tour!
Teresa
February 2020
My son and I joined Brendan at Dino's, there was one other interesting guest and the whole experince was awesome. At one of the terrific (and slightly odd, in a total old Vegas style.), we walked in and 2 couples who had taken the tour previously were there, and circle of friends expanded as they were delighted to see Brendan again! Brendan is so knowledgable and the stories he shares of Vegas as he drives guests from place to place, and his passion for the evolving Vegas made our trip memorable beyond the craziness of 'the strip.' Highly and totally recommended!
My son and I joined Brendan at Dino's, there was one other interesting guest and the whole experince was awesome. At one of the terrific (and slightly odd, in a total old Vegas…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

A valid US or foreign driver's license or a valid passport.