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Money Plays' friendly bartenders pour an ever-changing roster of 17 beers on tap and 50 bottled brews as well as wine, sake, and cocktails in a low-key tavern outfitted with shuffleboard, foosball, and 15 video-poker machines. Draft beers include sudsy craft offerings such as Indian Wells Mojave Red ($4–$6.50/pint), Lobotomy Bock ($4–$6.50/pint), and Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat ($3–$4.75/pint). A multitude of bottled beers, ranging from American lagers to Imperial IPAs and Belgian ales, also line up to woo patrons by composing Petrarchan sonnets in their honor. Sippers can send taste buds on treasure hunts for fruity flavors with the bar's assortment of Takara Hana sake shots ($2). Fortify stomachs or edible sculptures of Chichen Itza with a pair of enchiladas accompanied by beans and rice ($4.99) or a heaping beef or chicken burrito ($4.99) from Money Plays' next-door neighbor, El Taco Feliz.

4755 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas,
NV
US

The Dispensary Lounge's bright red doors usher the bar's clientele into a tangerine space filled with hanging plants and furniture that reclines at easy angles. While the bar stays open all 24 hours of the day, the kitchen produces edibles from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. In that 14-hour span each day, patrons can gnaw on a texas barbecued cheeseburger slathered in homemade spicy western marinade ($6.95) or dip a baked ham-and-cheese sandwich into a tiny vat of the owners' special mustard sauce ($8.95). An angular, wooden bar transmits cool drinks ($4–$5) as patrons navigate the video poker games inset into the bar top. The Dispensary Lounge also hosts weekly drawings, and though winners do not have to be physically present, their body doubles must stand in to accept the prize.

2451 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas,
NV
US