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Built in 1945, Atomic is the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas, and famous for being the place where customers went up to the roof to watch the nuclear blasts conducted at the Nevada Test Site. Although it closed in 2011, it was rehabbed in early summer 2013, its curved wraparound bar restored, and the original neon sign glowing onto East Fremont Street. Today it’s a kitschy but fun dive bar—and a refreshingly far cry from Strip prices. Plus, it has partnered with the National Atomic Testing Museum to show memorabilia, like testing-site signs and Geiger counters. Try the museum’s own official drink, the F-Bomb: a mix of Fernet and Fireball whiskey dropped into a glass of Atomic energy drink . (It doesn’t stop there:: When you pull up the shot glass, the liquor puffs out like a mushroom cloud.)
 

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Atomic Liquors

Built in 1945, Atomic is the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas, and famous for being the place where customers went up to the roof to watch the nuclear blasts conducted at the Nevada Test Site. Although it closed in 2011, it was rehabbed in early summer 2013, its curved wraparound bar restored, and the original neon sign glowing onto East Fremont Street. Today it’s a kitschy but fun dive bar—and a refreshingly far cry from Strip prices. Plus, it has partnered with the National Atomic Testing Museum to show memorabilia, like testing-site signs and Geiger counters. Try the museum’s own official drink, the F-Bomb: a mix of Fernet and Fireball whiskey dropped into a glass of Atomic energy drink . (It doesn’t stop there:: When you pull up the shot glass, the liquor puffs out like a mushroom cloud.)