Las Vegas Bars, Taverns, Breweries and Pubs to Reopen

Following an agonizing, 70-day closure due to COVID-19 concerns, Las Vegas bars, including those with bartop video poker, will reopen at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020.

So, basically, video poker bars are back Monday, Sep. 21. Finally.

You go, Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force. Try saying that five times, fast.

Prohibition Bar Golden Gate

Vegas is about to get unprohibitioned.

We got wind of bars reopening several days ago, and the rumors were confirmed on Sep. 17, 2020.

Bars that do not serve food have been closed since July 10, 2020.

Now, many of the things you love about Vegas are back. The bartender banter, the quads and royal flushes, the hook-ups with similarly negative-testing guests, the steady supply of comped drinks when you gamble, all back.

Bars are reopening with the standard safety protocols in place, naturally, including mandatory masks.

The guidelines include social distancing and a 50 percent capacity limit.

Whatever we need to do, we’re ready. Ditto, our liver.

Gustav's Paris

It’s time to get reacquainted with some old Vegas friends.

It’s been an extraordinarily tough time for a lot of bars, many of which rely on gambling revenue to survive. A legal challenge by more than 60 bar owners to the closure order failed.

We prefer to focus on the positive news rather than the cavalcade of WTF (great band name there), and we’re just thrilled to be betting video poker bars back.

In anticipation of the reopening, we compiled a list of 11 Places We’re Going When Las Vegas Gets Video Poker Bars Back.

We’ll see you at the bar.

You have no idea how good it feels to say that again.

8 thoughts on “Las Vegas Bars, Taverns, Breweries and Pubs to Reopen

  1. Dean

    I’m glad to see them re-opening but am a little disappointed in the timing. When the impact of Trump’s rally hits the covid statistics in a couple of weeks, I’m sure many will blame that on the bars. I wish the state had allowed customers back in a month or so earlier so the consequences of this event couldn’t be falsely blamed on the bars who do a great job of following practices to keep customers safe.

  2. Mike Alexakis

    Here in California our Covid numbers are way better than Nevada’s, yet we have nothing open, no card rooms, no indoor dining, no bars of any kind, and no practice putting greens at golf courses… I am not complaining because I really want to play live poker again, if we continue on this path they will have to re-open, opening then closing soon after truly sucks…

  3. Linda L Ryan-Bell

    How in the hell can anyone drink with a stupid mask on is what I want to know, If masks are indeed mandatory?? Yes I can see wearing one when I go to a Doctors office, because you’ll run into sick people there!! But go for an evening of fun for dinner & drinks, I just cannot see wearing a mask!!😷🤐

    1. Blue80

      And how can you tell whether the person next to you has the virus? Maybe the mask is needed to make sure asymptomatic people does get others sick Or is it all a hoax? This thing will never end as long as a significant part of the population refuses to take this serious. Real Vegas won’t return until 2022.

  4. Tornado Baby

    I’ll be going less because smokers remove their masks and don’t put them back on in between drags. Drinkers don’t cough and sputter smoke and leave germs from hand to mouth on tables. However I
    Iike to play and shoot on pool leagues so will be back. But when a smoker sits there without a mask I will be out in my car which doesn’t help your business.


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