Fat Tuesday Las Vegas – Locations on the Strip and Hours

There are 7 Fat Tuesday bars in Las Vegas

There are 7 Fat Tuesday bars in Las Vegas

By Steve Beauregard

Whether it’s a strawberry daiquiri, a Cat 5 Hurricane, a Mango, the infamous 190 Octane, or simply an old reliable like a yard-long margarita, there’s nothing like a frozen drink from Fat Tuesdays on a hot Las Vegas day. Or even on a cold Las Vegas day for that matter.

The popular New Orleans-inspired frozen drink and daiquiri stand has seven different locations in Las Vegas. All of them are on the Las Vegas Strip.

While there are plenty of frozen drink bars downtown, (La Bayou and Mermaids primarily), currently there aren’t any Fat Tuesdays locations on Fremont Street.

Here are the seven Las Vegas Fat Tuesdays, staring from the south end of the Strip and going north.

Mandalay Bay

This Fat Tuesday is actually located in the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, which is the shopping plaza in the overhead pedestrian walkway that takes you from Mandalay Bay to the Luxor.


Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

(Here’s a video of the Fat Tuesdays at Planet Hollywood)

MGM Grand

This Fat Tuesdays is in the underground mall section of MGM Grand, on the far east side of the resort, away from the Strip. The little underground walkway/mall is in-between the MGM Grand Parking Garage and the hotel’s front desk. Since it’s the first bar you see when entering from the parking garage, it’s a popular spot to start your Vegas drinking vacation after a long drive.


Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

I especially love this location because I get a drink and chill while my wife shops to her heart’s content.

The easiest way to find the Fat Tuesday at the popular Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is to use the south entrance from the Strip (The entrance by the PBR Rock Bar & Grill).

Going straight ahead, Fat Tuesday will be a little bit ahead, on your left, across from the Guess Store.


Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Similar to the Fat Tuesdays at the Miracle Mile Shops, this location allows guys to get their frozen drink on while their significant other spends the mortgage payment on clothes and shoes.

This bar is on the casino level, near the Atlantis Show and the Cheesecake Factory.

Unlike most of the other Fat Tuesdays in Las Vegas, this bar at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace does not stay open very late, since the mall closes earlier than the other locations.


Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to Midnight.

Casino Royale

A very popular bar, this Fat Tuesday is literally right on the Strip, off the sidewalk in-between Casino Royale and the Venetian. It makes it super convenient to make a quick stop and pick up a cool drink to help beat the blazing Sin City heat.

Casino Royale used to serve up $1 margaritas in their friendly casino bar. However that promotion stopped when Fat Tuesdays opened up on December 23rd, 2012. I’m not sure of the partnership arrangement between Casino Royale and Fat Tuesdays, and whether it’s shared ownership, or just a lease, but either way, you can bet Fat Tuesday owners didn’t want to have to complete with dollar margaritas just steps away (even if the margaritas were super tiny).


This is the only Fat Tuesday in Las Vegas where you don’t really know when the bar’s hours.

On its official website, Casino Royale lists the hours for this Fat Tuesday stand as seven days a week, “10 a.m. to After Midnight.”

On social media, I’ve seen people posting that this bar closes at 4 a.m., while others say that’s not true. The only think I’m confident in is that on weekends, this Fat Tuesday is most certainly open until at least 2 a.m., given the huge pedestrian traffic this location generates.

As for closing hours on other days, I guess it depends on how busy the bar is at the time.

Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes

This Fat Tuesday is on the second level of the resort’s Grand Canal Shoppes, close to the entrance of the super-popular Tao nightclub.


Sunday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.


The northernmost Fat Tuesday is located in the retail shopping level on the second level, or what they call the Tower Shops. You get there by taking the escalator from the casino level.


Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.