Inflation is creeping up and it’s taking its toll on the cost of living and travelling. Especially those travelling to Las Vegas. For years Vegas was a destination where you could have a great experience for very little. Barring you stay clear of the craps table! This author knows all too well about how easy it is to lose money in Las Vegas.
But this post isn’t about that. It’s about why you should look for happy hours in Las Vegas. My first trip to Las Vegas was in 2007 and I was 25 years old. I was blown away by the energy that was amongst the people. Just walking down the strip from the north end and seeing the amount of people growing was crazy.
We saw people drinking in public which was something foreign to us growing up in Canada. We wanted to join in on the fun so we grabbed a couple drinks at one of the many Walgreens along the strip. After that we decided to head into a casino. The first one was the now defunct Barbary Coast.
The stakes were low and we decided to play some roulette. After a few spins a waitress came over and asked us if we wanted some drinks. To our astonishment, there was no cost for the drinks as long as we were playing roulette. At the time we thought this was the best deal!
Well, after about 1 hour and close to $100 lost, it wasn’t such a great deal by the time we got about 5 drinks in us. This is why we then started to look for cheaper drink deals. Someone had mentioned looking for happy hours in Las Vegas as a way to enjoy cheaper food and drinks. Being from Canada we had no real idea about happy hours as they aren’t a thing up here.
We found a few places that offered happy hours near our hotel and the drinks were much cheaper than regular priced ones. So we made our way along the strip to enjoy happy hours and had so much fun. We met this one man from Ohio at a bar and he was so funny and entertaining that I can remember his laugh almost 15 years later!
And that’s the beauty about happy hours. Obviously being able to enjoy cheap drinks and food is amazing. But it’s the people you met at the bar and sharing stories with them. Alcohol definitely loosens people up and they tend to be more open.
Happy hours are so important now not only in Las Vegas but everywhere. Many people are cutting back on eating out costs so they are trying to save money while still eating out and supporting restaurants and thief staff.
That’s why I picked up on this and created a happy hour website back in 2018. I had been travelling to other cities after my first Las Vegas experience and trying to find lists of up to date happy hour specials without much luck. I chatted with a friend and we decided to start our own. In the 4 years the website has been up, we’ve established ourselves in 85 cities across the world. The goal is to be the planet’s number one happy hour website!
The popularity of the website has been amazing as our web traffic continues to grow. It’s apparent people are finding ways to save money a want to enjoy happy hours in not only Las Vegas, but everywhere!