Sure, it was featured on the show Bar Rescue, but you can't always believe what you see on TV, so I went to check it out in person. The bar is not far from home and pretty close to the strip, too. Whether you're visiting or living in Las Vegas, it's definitely worth checking out. The bar doesn't feature too many beers on tap, but their bottled options are better for navigating around, anyway.
But why would you want to do that? Most bars are built towards a specific clientele, so patrons might walk in and expect to spend the next few hours in one place, playing video poker or shooting pool. What's great about Bar 702, though, is that it has a little something for everybody. Yes, there are pool tables and yes, there is video poker. In fact, Bar 702 has some of the loosest machines in the city. I can't pretend to explain the numbers behind payout ratios, but I can tell you that several of the bar's machines are set to higher odds than other video poker machines in Las Vegas.
Though you can't usually describe a bar in the city without mentioning video poker, this one has much more to offer than just a seat at the bar, even if the machines are worth your time. Bar 702 is also one of the few mainstream locales in the city that feature live bands. Unlike many places that advertise live bands, when what they really have is a dust-gathering, empty stage, Bar 702 hosts musicians on a regular basis. A top-notch sound system and conveniently placed corner stage allow for a great musical experience, without being so overpowering that your ears are left ringing after a game of pool.
Friendly, attentive bartenders and a great selection of top-shelf bottles rounds out what should be a place to visit for locals and tourists, alike. Even if live music isn't always your thing, how can you go wrong visiting a place with a beer pong table and a vending machine that dispenses beer?