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The Top Country Bars, Honky Tonks and Country Music in Las Vegas

Country Music Concert in Las Vegas

For Las Vegas Locals that love country music, we have a love-hate relationship with the city. On the one hand, we attract some of the top country music acts in the world, but if you’re looking for local country bands or a local country Honky Tonk bar, then that’s where the frustration comes in.

Depending on the night it’s really hit and miss; there are a few good bands and a few good places to hit, but you’re going to have to put in some work to find the right spot. Or, you could just grab a bottle of Jack, throw on some David Allan Coe, head Downtown, and hope for the best.

Top Honky Tonks & Country Bars in Las Vegas

A warning for those who are new to Vegas: While some of these bars claim to be country, I’ve been to quite a few where I walked in and immediately walked out when I heard the rap crap playing; that being said, I’m sure it’s a problem throughout the country.

Ole Red

Ole Red in Las Vegas, inspired by Blake Shelton’s vision, brings a slice of Nashville to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Just steps away from the old Redneck Riviera on the Las Vegas Boulevard, this venue combines the warmth of Southern hospitality with the thrill of Sin City. From the moment you step inside, you’ll feel the inviting vibe that Blake Shelton himself envisioned for a perfect honky tonk experience.

Whether you’re munching on some BBQ or sipping on slamming back a few signature cocktails, Ole Red is all about having a good time. The live music keeps the energy high, with top-notch performances that get everyone dancing. With its mix of rustic country mixed with some modern flair, Ole Red is the ultimate spot for a night of country fun in Las Vegas, just the way Blake Shelton intended. Ole Red in Las Vegas is located at 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Saddle ‘N’ Spurs Saloon

Saddle ‘N’ Spurs Saloon

Saddle ‘N’ Spurs is a local Las Vegas bar that claims to be the “LAST Remaining REAL Honky Tonk Bar in Las Vegas.” Located at 2333 N Jones Blvd # 108, this is definitely not a tourist trap, as it’s far enough off strip where most visitors aren’t going to take the time to travel. They’ve got a dive bar feel, great happy hour specials, cheap drinks, no cover charge, and local live bands.

On most weekends you can Catch the Bobby Kingston Band playing the classics.

Losers at MGM

Losers Las Vegas

Located in the MGM Grand, Losers is one of the newest country-themed bar to open up in Las Vegas. They feature daily Live Music Acoustic sets from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. and 10:00 PM-2:00 AM.

Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

Gilley's Saloon at TI

Located inside of TI, Gilley’s Saloon & Dance Hall features live country rock music every Friday & Saturday night starting at around 10 pm. They feature mostly regional acts who play everything from the greats like Waylon, Willie, and Merle to the Pop Country crap that makes me wish we had a real Honky Tonk in Vegas!

If you can make it through the Pop Crap, you will see some two-steppin’, line dancing, Bikini Bull Riding, and of course the Gilley’s Girls.

Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Stoney's Rockin' Country

To be honest, I’m not a fan of POP country music, but I am a fan of Freedom and throughout the unconstitutional lockdowns this bar treated us like humans and didn’t harass us for trying to live a mask-free life and have fun! While you are likely to hear more pop country than outlaw country, every once in awhile they will surprise you — we did see Whitey Morgan there once so it looks like they occasionally attract some real country acts.

If you find yourself in Vegas, they do claim to be a rockin’ country bar, just be aware it’s probably “modern” country with a classic or two thrown in throughout the night. At the very least, you’ll be able to dance and get some decently priced drinks while meeting some pretty good people! They are located in Town Square just off the strip at 6611 S Las Vegas Blvd #160.

Stoney’s North Forty

Stoney’s North Forty is making waves again at Santa Fe Station, serving up a mix of country Las Vegas nightlife. Open Tuesday through Sunday nights, this honky tonk is the perfect spot to let loose. Tuesdays kick off the week with no cover and $1 drink specials all night long, plus country swing and line dance lessons to get your feet moving. Happy Hour runs from 4 PM to 7 PM, making it the ideal time to gather your crew and start the evening right.

Wednesdays turn things up with Ladies Night, offering $2 well drinks, wine, and Busch drafts for the ladies, and $4 drink specials until 7 PM. For those who arrive later, a $5 cover keeps the party affordable until 7 PM, when it bumps up to $10. Don’t miss out on the dance lessons at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM, perfect for honing your moves before hitting the floor. The fun continues all week with live music on Thursdays and Fridays, and special deals for military, teachers, nurses, and first responders. Saturdays keep the party vibe strong, and Sundays switch gears with a lively Latin Night, featuring live music and drink specials to wrap up the week with a spicy twist.

Hogs and Heifers Saloon

Hogs and Heifers Saloon

Part Dive Bar, Part Biker Bar, Part Country Bar, and Part Desert Honky Tonk, Hogs and Heifers Saloon is always a wild ass time. If you’re bar hopin’ in Downtown Las Vegas, it’s worth checking out! Hogs and Heifer is located at 201 N 3rd St, in Downtown Las Vegas

The Hideaway Bar & Grill

The Hideaway Bar & Grill

Since 1962 The Hideaway Bar and Grill has been a favorite around town. Located at 3369 Thom Blvd in Las Vegas, the bard features live country bands, line dancing and open jams.

They Ain’t Country Bars, but sometimes they attract some Damn Good, REAL Country Acts!

David Allan Coe Live at the Dive Bar
David Allan Coe Live at the Dive Bar in Las Vegas

From country greats like Hank 3, David Allan Coe, Whiskey Dick, and Scott Biram to local acts like The Rhyolite Sound and the Reeves Brothers you never know who you’re going to see at the following bars. They certainly aren’t traditional country bars, but when they do bring in country acts they are usually the kind of country no other bar will dare touch — the good shit!

Country Throwdown at Container Park

Every 1st and 3rd Friday, Downtown Container Park hosts a night of country music, with a live band and free line dancing lessons before the show starts.

Local Las Vegas Country Bands

The Reeves Brothers

The Reeves Brothers

I would say the Reeves Brothers are one of the best local Country Bands in Las Vegas, but that wouldn’t be doing them justice. They are one of the best damn bands we’ve had the pleasure of hearing anywhere, PERIOD!

If you’re looking for some Classic Outlaw Country, Western Swing, Whiskey, and the Classics, then The Reeves Brothers are always a good bet.

The Rhyolite Sound

The Rhyolite Sound

Formed in Las Vegas, NV in 2013, The Rhyolite Sound is one of Las Vegas’ only true Honky Tonk Bands. They can usually be found at Dive Bars throughout Las Vegas playing the greats as well as their own unique desert style country.

The Tony Marques Band

Tony Marques Band

I think these guys play more show then any band I’ve ever seen. On any given night you can see them playing on the Fremont Street Experience followed by a gig where they play at the Park.

Heers Turner Oversize Experience Project Extravaganza

The Heers Turner Oversize Experience Project Extravaganza plays shows throughout Las Vegas as an Acoustic 5 piece band (HTO) and as an 8 piece electric band (The High Desert Drifters).

The Highlight of the Year: NFR Finals Week

Jack Daniels Girl at NFR in Vegas

Every December in Las Vegas, the Strip turns into a sea of cowboy hats, Wrangler Jeans, and belt buckles as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo takes over the town. It’s Ten days of Rodeo, Country Music, and about the only time where you can actually get a Jack and Coke for $5 in Las Vegas! Places like the Sportsbook inside the Mirage transform into a 10-day, Vegas-style Honky Tonk with plenty of Jack and lots of country music acts.

As we get closer to December, check out our calendar for a full list of NFR events and Country Music Concerts.


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