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Unwind Outside: Our favorite outdoor happy hour spots

There are few things I love as much as fall in Las Vegas. With the official end of summer comes a few major perks (like the ability to touch your steering wheel when you first get in your car), but my all-time favorite has to be the fact that the nights cool down enough for you to enjoy an evening meal and some cocktails outside. Today, I wanted to share with you some of my team’s favorite happy hour spots around town to have a brew or two (or three) outside.

Park on Fremont is a favorite among clients of mine. They offer two outdoor seating areas--one is right up front and the other is tucked away behind the restaurant. The patio out back is surrounded by tons of mature vegetation and string lights, so you almost forget you’re in downtown Las Vegas. There’s even a hidden teeter-totter (try to find it next time you’re there) that gets more and more tempting as the drinks flow.

Park offers happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-7 and Monday-Thursday from 11-close. Their garbage fries and chicken bar bites (complete with a corn-flake crust) are amazing, albeit not the healthiest options (if you want some healthy dining options in the Valley, check out our post on Healthy Living in LV). They also offer a happy hour brunch on the weekends where, for $20, you can get a carafe of OJ and a bottle of champagne. Yes, please. While downtown living isn’t for everyone, I always think about how great it would be to be able to walk from a place like Park (after a few beers) to your house. If big-city life is something you’re up for, check out these available units at The Ogden (literally a 30-second walk from Park).

Tivoli Village at Queensridge has a few solid options for outdoor happy-hour dining, but one I hear a lot about is Social Bistro & Wine Bar (Unfortunately, this location is permanently closed). It has a great little patio right along the side of the restaurant that’s usually pretty quiet (great for a date night). The gate that separates you from the main walkway is covered in greenery, so you have a decent wall between you and the shoppers, giving it a secluded feel, even though it’s part of an outdoor mall. They offer happy hour--appropriately deemed social hour--from 4-6 every day. Deals include half-priced beer, wine and specialty cocktails and half-priced sliders, ahi-tuna stacks and flatbreads (the brie and fig flatbread is unbelievable).

Summerlin, as I’ve talked about before, is one of my favorite spots for real estate in the entire Valley. Aside from all of the dining options in Tivoli Village, there’s Boca Park (Kona Grill has a great outdoor seating area) and all of the great new restaurants going in at the entrance to Red Rock Casino (Mercadito and Hearthstone are delicious and both offer patio seating). 

That’s what I’ve rounded up for you today. Let me know if I missed any of your favorite spots around town and, next time you’re at Park, have one of their famous Bloody Marys and hop on the teeter-totter for me.

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