South of The Strip
7700 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Daily 24 Hours
In business, in one location or another, since 1949, the Bootlegger Bistro is part restaurant and part lounge with nightly entertainment including their very popular "Open Mic" Mondays.
On Las Vegas Boulevard, a few miles south of Mandalay Bay.
A lot of locals go here but it's pretty popular with tourists as well. The crowd is usually older (think 30s and up) but still knows how to have a good time.
Reasonable. You can have a couple of beers for under $20, which is pretty rare on The Strip.
Mondays for "Open Mic" night. You'll often find some surprise celebrities (both from Vegas and elsewhere) showing up to sing a tune or two.
Because it's a Vegas landmark.
The restaurant serves up hearty Italian fare, that while not necessarily worthy of any awards, is satisfying to most palates.
Not a destination bar except on those really fun on those open microphone nights.