The go-to bar for the Las Vegas hipster set, The Griffin is hard to miss with its iconic neon sign: the bar’s name is actually topped by a green griffin sipping a martini. Inside, customers feel like they’re sitting in a trendy friend’s living room—that is, if that friend lives in a replica medieval castle outfitted with vaulted stone archways. The Griffin's dark front room features two circular fireplaces and red leather booths, providing the perfect setting for stiff drinks and friendly chatting. Pass through the front room, though, and you’ll find an expansive back room that serves as a music venue featuring free shows on Wednesday nights and DJs on Friday and Saturday nights.
Hard to believe, but regulars brag that the Griffin's jukebox has the best selection of music in town.