Not Everyone likes Michelob Lager or Michelob light but if You do, You are in luck. These two beers are only ONE DOLLAR, 24/7 365 days a year at Casino Royale. This little casino is on the east side of Las Vegas Blvd directly across from the Mirage, south of the Venetian and North of Harrahs.
The beer is always cold and the service is usually fast and friendly. This bar sells so much of the Michelob beers the bartender is shocked if Someone ask for anything else. According to the Michelob route salesman, this bar sells more Michelob than any other in Nevada. And there is no tricks, You do not need to be playing to get this deal nor do You have to purchase anything else. What is amazing is Casino Royale has been doing this for as long as I can remember and It is Still One dollar.
Many years ago Casino Royale was offering Michelob at One dollar but not Michelob light so that made a lot of People pass it up but now It is both Beers so most People will like one or the other. And another great deal at Casino Royale is they offer a mixed drink for 3 dollars so now EVERYONE is happy.
But, if You do not like Michelob or Michelob Light or You are not near the center strip area, You need to find another place for cheap beer in Vegas.
A beer at most Casino Bars will cost You at least 6 dollars and some are now charging near 7 dollars.
Since first writing this page years ago, things have changed. The new king of the strip for beer is Walgreens, yes, Walgreens. As with most places it isn't a great price compared to walking off the strip but they have better prices than ABC Stores and 7-11's. Walgreens are now located in every part of the Las Vegas Strip, North, South and Center. I am not receiving any sponsorship from Walgreens for saying this but they have been a savior to the beer drinker on the Las Vegas Strip. They always have multiple lines open so You can get Your beer and be back on the strip in a few minutes. They have walk in coolers for cases or grab and go displays for the one at a time 12, 16, 24 oz cans or bottles. But keep in mind You will still pay more than You will pay at Casino Royale and You will need to buy a six pack or more and how to keep it cold?
Who wants to sit in a casino all day and night to get Your beer? You can drink "free" if You sit at a machine and gamble, right? Well, not really. First, You have to tip the girl bringing it every time or She won't come back. And You have to continue to at least play about a dollar a spin or hand depending on what casino You are playing. Some times free adds up to very expensive. Many times I have lost 100 dollars but I got my two free drinks, 50 dollar beer?
So where can You Buy Cheap Beer in Las Vegas? There are a lot of good places but just walking up and down the strip You will run into a lot of options in a really close together area then all of a sudden, there are no choices.
Best choice to buy cheap beer in Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Experience Souvenirs, gifts and snakes Store. This store is located just north of the MGM Grand. They have beer deals all the time, the deals rotate between brands and containers. Some times they have 24 oz cans on sale of Miller lite, then 16 oz plastic bottles of Miller Light, then Miller MGD, mostly Miller products but They also have bud products on sale. Even not on sale their prices are similar to 7-11 and ABC stores.
ABC stores is a good choice to buy cheap beer in Las Vegas ABC also sells a good selection of wine. The beer prices here are not as good as a special at Grand Canyon store but they are about the same on the Everyday price. Just one beer will cost a little under 2 dollars or 9 dollars for a 6 pack. Not great but not terrible, considering You can drink it right there on the street. ABC stores are at the Miracle Mile shops (2 stores), near the MGM under the Hard Rock Guitar and one downtown.
There are plenty of Cold Beer mini marts in area of the Hawaiian Court and the Harley Davidson/Travel Lodge area. These places typically have 2 dollar single beer on ice at the counter, grab and go.
ABC Stores has a location downtown inside the Fremont Experience and there are also mini mart souvenir stores that post specials on the front door so downtown is easy for buy cheap beer. Avoid buying at the bars set up in the middle where the Flare bartenders are performing, those will set You back at least 5 bucks if not more.
but there are now new rules for downtown drinking: You can still buy cheap beer but You cannot drink it until You leave the Fremont street experience, either at Your room or Your home. The City wants to get rid of the Package stores including ABC Stores. If You do not go by the rules, You will lose Your beer and might go to jail.
What happens when You buy Your beer from one of the cheap priced marts is this: The cashier will put Your beer in a paper bag and triple fold it and staple a receipt to the outside so that it is very visible to the police as You carry it. Of course they think that You will be scared of this and carry it away from Fremont Street and drink it in Your room or far away. If You decide You are going to drink it close by just be aware that a police officer might be watching and can give You a citation, make You pour it out and take the remaining unused portion.
So far, it is Walgreens that wins that competition too. Walgreen's plenty of clerks and plenty of lines almost 24/7. Other stores might have one attendant and You could get behind a person that doesn't know what they want and takes their sweet time about it. Some of the small mini marts that sell tee shirts and trinkets might not even have a clerk at the register or they might tell You they take cash only.
also read about buying liquor on the Las Vegas Strip
Example of beer special at Grand Canyon Experience. 4 16 oz miller high lifes for 4 dollars. That deal is now 6 dollars but still a great price.
Keep in mind that the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Fremont Street Experience is like Your own bar but it's outside and You have the freedom to drink out of any container, except glass. So when You consider that you can have Your drink on the sidewalk as You walk or as You People watch and You only pay around 2 dollars or less for one beer, its a great deal.
If You want to walk the Las Vegas Strip and drink beer, never do it on the east side of the strip, there are no mini marts, ABC stores, 7-11's or any Casinos on the west side that offer deals on Beer except the north end at the Slots A Fun Casino. exception: CVS at Monte Carlo and at Treasure Island at about 20 percent higher than Walgreens.
Never buy beer from a cart in a luxury casino, that will cost at least 6 dollars a pop. New York New York usually has a cart at the door from the overpass that charges at least 6 dollars for a 16 oz domestic beer.
If You want to bring a 18 pack or a case to Your room, the best deals usually are the AM-PM's stores located one block east of MGM on Tropicana and the other one is across from the Westgate (former Las Vegas Hilton) However, when the special is really good at the Grand Canyon Experience the case price cannot beat the 4 x 4 price. So if You want a lot of beer You might be smart to buy 16 singles there. Warning This store will charge a unreasonable service charge if You want to use a credit card.
7-11's have reasonable prices and are located at Ellis Island one block off strip at Flamingo and near the Riviera.
Never assume You are getting Your beer for free at a casino bar just because You are putting a few coins in the video poker machine. Be straight up with the bartender, ask how much You need to play to get free drinks. That way there is no argument when You are done, just leave Him/Her a tip and leave. They would rather You ask them that question so they can cover their ass too. Every Casino is different so cover Your own ass.
A glass ordinance we put in place in 2016 prohibiting glass on the Las Vegas Strip. Is it enforced? On New Years Eve YES but the rest of the year, I have never seen Anyone stopped for walking down the strip with a bottle beer or a glass containing a cocktail. However, You could be cited at any time if an officer sees You staggering or acting like an idiot.
Downtown has a no glass policy and They DO enforce it so when You walk out of a Casino You must pour Your drink in a plastic Cup.