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The Griffin

Bar, Lounge, and Music Venue$$$$
Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas
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  • Zappos.com
    "The Griffin boasts one of the best jukeboxes in all of Las Vegas."(8 Tips)
    Rob O.
    "Warning: full of hipsters on a Fri-Sat night"(7 Tips)
    Marc Jacobs
    "our fave bars"(2 Tips)
    Brendan N.
    "Lots of craft beers and circular fireplaces to relax around."(3 Tips)
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  • Brad H.
    Really neat bar, great interior with the old brick look, fire pits, and good seating areas. Music was too loud the night we were there. Good drinks, bar tenders are super friendly.
  • Paul C.
    Paul ClarkJune 2, 2015
    Great bar, been loads of times and never had a bad experience. b]Great music, drinks strong and cheap (the only bar where I have had to ask for a little extra coke in my Jack D!).
  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PottsDecember 14, 2012
    Want something different? Head back past the restrooms and there is a room playing electronic dance music. This room is usually less busy and they have a bar back there, too. Nice little spot.
  • Zappos.com
    Zappos.comMay 5, 2011
    The Griffin boasts one of the best jukeboxes in all of Las Vegas. They have live music sometimes too. Great drinks and good tunes - you can't go wrong with a night at The Griffin!
  • Totescity
    TotescitySeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    $1.00 PBR during happy hour at 10pm! Catch DJ Aurajin on the turntables in the back most weekends. Watch out for the "bros" who have been co-opting the place as of late. Tip Robyn and Kirstin well!
  • @LVSells
    @LVSellsAugust 18, 2013
    Officially Top 5 bar. Amazing spot with everything required for a top shelf hangout. Come in, relax & be you!
  • Peter M.
    Peter McQueenMarch 28, 2015
    A little smokey but a nice change from the tourist feel of Fremont st. Solid cocktails, beer list and ambiance.
  • Jamez
    JamezMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Same 'Griffin' as the sister bar in LA's atwater village on LosFeliz Blvd. This one features same decor and drinks, but its way smaller, crammed, and full of cig smoke.
  • John P.
    John PestkaMay 11, 2013
    One of the most unique bar/lounges in Vegas for sure. Great spot to get absolutely snookered with friends.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 22, 2011
    A good place to find refuge from the more chaotic places in the Vegas scene.Order two martinis, one for your baby and one more for the road.
  • Cannon K.
    Cannon KolbOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The drinks are made strong. Also, make sure to tip well, these bartenders make you feel at home.
  • Marc Jacobs
    Marc JacobsMay 24, 2012
    A local favorite, one of our fave bars, hard drinks, awesome jukebox, back room for dancing, & fireplaces!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 2, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order the Griffin martini. Sit back. Relax. Pretend you're in Twin Peaks. Talk to someone you shouldn't be talking to. Read more
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas ShannonJune 20, 2012
    It's fun to sit back and watch the "hipsters" lol do the superbad dance. They even on occasion do a "dance off", pretty fun to watch.
  • Rob O.
    Rob OApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    a warm cave of a bar with fireplaces and vaulted brick ceilings. Warning: full of hipsters on a Fri-Sat night
  • Marc Jacobs Intl
    Marc Jacobs IntlApril 20, 2011
    If you want to let loose on the dance floor, head over to Griffin! Great juke box and rock & roll up front - the back area has DJs and live music.
  • Pj P.
    Pj PerezJune 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The drinks are strong, so you always get a good bang for your buck. But don't expect to carry a conversation in here on a weekend night.
  • Rex M.
    Rex MarvinOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing music, hot women who like to have fun... Usually at your place. Love this place.
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SkotnickiNovember 21, 2015
    I've this bar. It's one of my favorites to visit when I'm down on Freemont
  • Brendan N.
    Brendan NeeFebruary 7, 2013
    Lots of craft beers and circular fireplaces to relax around.
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottJanuary 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Super smokey dive bar with hipsters galore. Awesome bar, fun jukebox, shady neighborhood. Easy to walk to several other bars in the same area.
  • Narcisso A.
    Narcisso AdonisAugust 8, 2011
    Awesome bar and great place to meet locals. The drinks are loaded. Cheers!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AlbarranNovember 25, 2013
    Cool out by the fire, say what's up to the coolest door men aL!v3...
  • Max B.
    Max BucklandMarch 28, 2014
    Recommended by a local as great hipster joint... It didn't disappoint
  • Rich L.
    Rich LibbyMay 14, 2015
    Great music and cool crowd
  • Topshop
    TopshopJune 19, 2012
    We love the vibe of this place and think it's down to the indoor fire places.
  • Steven J.
    Steven JonesNovember 17, 2010
    Place is cool! Watch out for the young black bum who swears he making it big outside at 4am who puts on a show and acts gangster while telling his Navy war stories, Oh how exciting!
  • TOPMAN
    TOPMANJune 14, 2012
    Head down to the Fashion Show Mall and check out Topman for your chance to WIN a $250 Stylist Appointment!
  • Melisa T.
    Melisa TaylorOctober 9, 2010
    Great music & atmosphere! After 10:30 or so, they open up the backroom for dancing.
  • Vicki C.
    Vicki ConleyMarch 29, 2012
    Wasn't expecting it to be this nice inside, it's a really cool place, nice atmosphere
  • Ken B.
    Ken BergerOctober 5, 2014
    Awesome cocktail lounge and back room music
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MeyerMay 6, 2013
    This place wasn't bad. Decent beer list and cool interior.
  • Jocelyn O.
    Jocelyn O'BrienMay 5, 2012
    If you do the robot dance here wearing hot pants, security will escort you out. No joke!
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KettnerJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you order a double, you've never seen them pour drinks. Don't be stupid.
  • Joanna M.
    Joanna MaliaApril 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    For the ladies! Come every Tuesday, fine ass bartender (; and Monday nights for the fellas, Robyn is a babe.
  • Christian ..
    Christian .February 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're lookin for the mayor.. odds are youre looking for high pants if you're looking for a cupcake wars contender.. You're lookin for Ro
  • john g.
    john grabetzOctober 17, 2012
    Jukebox 3 for $1. Real estate, the men, and surfer blood!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieOctober 2, 2010
    Apparently I am "too cool for Vegas" because this place is my favorite. Hipster haven. Why does my fave bar need to be out of state?
  • dj ShadowReD
    dj ShadowReDDecember 1, 2012
    Reminds me of downtown nYc spots. Damn I miss home.
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenAugust 12, 2011
    Hipster city. And it's awesome. THIS is where the LAS locals go.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GarveyAugust 31, 2010
    Welcome to the Griffin. You are officially too cool for Vegas. I imagine this place being what the White Lodge must be like in Twin Peaks. The jukebox is badass.
  • Pili F.
    Pili FualaauMay 14, 2015
    Hipster carefree vibes. Always a good time
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ChmielFebruary 4, 2010
    Happy hour from 10pm - 11pm on weeknights. $1 PBR and $3 well drinks.
  • Erik M.
    Erik MoralesNovember 15, 2011
    Great ambience. Right in downtown.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place with an excellent selection of music
  • George D.
    George DiabOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best jukebox in Vegas.
  • Neal H.
    Neal HymanNovember 20, 2011
    The perfect place to turn current Reno and AZ peeps into ex's!
  • Dondi O.
    Dondi OnateDecember 9, 2010
    Didn't know the backdoor opens to a club on weekends! Luv it!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CurryAugust 26, 2010
    I love this bar but its also known as the "whore hideout". Perfect place to grab a drink and talk to girls with no morals.
  • Megan G.
    Megan GilesJune 21, 2011
    The best true bar in old las vegas
  • Donnell W.
    Donnell WalstonMarch 6, 2013
    Natalie is cool!
  • James H.
    James HavensFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    All the diff aged kinds of Jameson on deck awww shit yaaaa!!
  • Howie D.
    Howie DaltonJune 4, 2014
    Love this place good place 2 hide
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ClemensMay 12, 2010
    Shots are generous and the jukebox is awesome. Come here!
  • Diana E.
    Diana EdelmanOctober 1, 2011
    Another Downtown hot spot, fireside chats
  • Scott H.
    Scott HartbeckFebruary 10, 2012
    If you order a drink and pay for it, they'll give it to you!!!!
  • Liz B.
    Liz BeebeNovember 10, 2011
    Don't go in the back room unless invited..
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FernandoJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    order a "Deborah" on the left side of the bar
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PDecember 29, 2011
    Notice how much it looks like the Gryffindor common room.
  • LyndseyVirnoche B.
    cool spot on select nights
  • mike l.
    mike labellaJuly 8, 2013
    One word.. Hamm's!!!
  • Kimberli G.
    Kimberli GoliathApril 13, 2011
    the long islands here will seriously put you on your ass.
  • Krista C.
    Krista CJanuary 16, 2013
    Passable Manhattans!
  • Mikal G.
    Mikal GuthridgeMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome bar! Good prices and good people!
  • Dumptruck
    DumptruckJuly 26, 2011
    Go fuck yourself. Seriously. It's AMAZING.
  • Ricardo G.
    Ricardo GascaOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't poo in the little boyz room. U will regret.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KettnerApril 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't throw a salmon in the fire!
  • Aysha L.
    Aysha LawsonMarch 16, 2012
    I love it!!!
  • Wendy B.
    Wendy BullardOctober 8, 2013
    Cool place
  • chcuk
    chcukAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't forget to go home.
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HuntNovember 20, 2011
    Effin awesome!
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian AndradeMarch 11, 2012
    This place sucks unless you have titits or know some one at the bar other wise this place is soso nothing to get exited about....
  • Krissee D.
    Krissee DangerOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Biggest shots on Fremont.
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WiegandFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Robin kicks ass!
  • Joey M.
    Joey MurderApril 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Cheers of Las Vegas
  • JESS!CA
    JESS!CAFebruary 18, 2012
    Harry Potter-ville.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlevinsAugust 7, 2015
    Libations. ..
  • Jimmy Jam M.
    Jimmy Jam McKellarDecember 24, 2011
    Team M/G baby I'm up in n this bitch!!!
  • JESS!CA
    JESS!CAFebruary 18, 2012
    Harry Potter Vill.
  • Courtney P.
    Courtney PaulJuly 17, 2011
    Don't use the "suite" in the ladies room... The toilet paper is FAR away!
  • Dan L.
    Dan LopezMay 17, 2011
    Try Delirium
  • chris s.
    chris stukeJanuary 4, 2011
    Seems to be out og PBR tonight. On the plus side, no loose bowels tomorrow.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NadkarniJuly 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $20 credit card minimum. Not a big deal. But an FYI :D
  • Knuckles
    KnucklesMay 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Dont take no jibba jabba
  • Pete W.
    Pete WNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tell 'em Pete sent you
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SilberkrausJanuary 3, 2011
    This place looks really cool
  • Ted F.
    Ted FosburghJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    No more pbr, but hamms!
  • dele d.
    dele deleJune 18, 2011
    If your name is Paul, the bartenders here hate you. Don't even bother. Turn around and walk away now. If your name is not Paul, this place rules.
  • Omid S.
    Omid ShamimDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wear your skinny jeans and vans to fit in here.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KettnerJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Tell Camden that Kyle says fuck off!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LueOctober 26, 2010
    PBR baby!!
  • Kate S.
    Kate SMarch 18, 2013
    If you're over 21, don't go here
  • Arianah F.
    Arianah FerreiraNovember 15, 2014
    Comemorando o niver da Fer e do Evandro! Love it!
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