By Steve Beauregard
Whether it be Band-Aids, aspirin, bottled water, snacks or booze, you can’t beat a stop at a Walgreens when needing to stock up on supplies while in Las Vegas. And when considering the prices found in your typical casino gift shop, Walgreens comes across as an incredible bargain.
There are six Walgreens on the Las Vegas Strip. I break them down as being close to the following casinos:
1) Park MGM/MGM Grand
2) Planet Hollywood/Aria/Cosmopolitan
3) Casino Royale/Harrah’s
4) Venetian/Treasure Island
6) Sahara Las Vegas/Stratosphere
Here are the Las Vegas Strip Walgreens, going from the South end of the Las Vegas Strip to North
1) Walgreens Pharmacy – Park MGM/MGM Grand
3765 S. Las Vegas Blvd #A
This self-standing store is right across the street from the Park MGM, on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard by the Fatburger, south of the Hawaiian Marketplace. It’s open 24 hours a day.
(Go here for the CVS Pharmacy locations on the Las Vegas Strip).
The store is located just north of the Showcase Mall, which is the two story green shopping mall with the giant Coke bottle sticking out and home to M & M’s World Las Vegas.
This Walgreens Pharmacy is the closest Walgreens to the MGM Grand, at just about 1/3rd mile north (a five minute walk) from the front of the green giant. It’s also the Walgreens nearest to the NY-NY Hotel and Casino, the Excalibur, Tropicana, Luxor and Mandalay Bay.
2) Walgreens Pharmacy – Planet Hollywood/Aria/Cosmopolitan
3117 South Las Vegas Boulevard
This is the flagship Walgreens on the Las Vegas Strip, and reportedly one of the company’s most profitable stores in the entire country.
This huge, two-story Walgreens anchors the busy Harmon Retail Corner, right on the Las Vegas Strip, just south of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and across the pedestrian bridge from the Aria and Cosmo.
You’ll easily see it, as it is beneath the enormous LED screen on the corner. A screen that is, reportedly, 60 feet high and 308 feet long.
The busy store sells everything you’d normally expect from a Walgreens, in addition to having a wide selection of beer and liquor. In fact, there’s a walk-in beer cooler.
This store also sells pre-made sub sandwiches, and pre-packaged food items like fresh fruit cups, etc.
It’s the closest Walgreens to Planet Hollywood, Aria, Vdara, The Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Paris, Bally’s and The Cromwell Hotel & Casino.
3) Walgreens – Casino Royale/Harrah’s/Mirage
3397 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
This store is located on the ground level, below the very busy Denny’s restaurant on the Strip, and next to White Castle.
It is open 24 hours a day, however it does not have a pharmacy.
It’s the closest Walgreens to Harrah’s, the Linq, the Mirage, Flamingo, and Caesars Palace.
4) Walgreens Pharmacy – Venetian/Treasure Island
3339 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
This Walgreens at the Venetian doesn’t look like a Walgreens, as its exterior has the Italian stone looking décor of the Venetian and sister property, the Palazzo.
Situated in between the Venetian and Palazzo, the store is right on the Strip, directly across the street from the entrance to Treasure Island (T.I.).
It’s also the closest Walgreens to the Wynn.
5) Walgreens – Encore/Circus Circus
3025 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
This store, just north of the Encore and Convention Center Drive, is located in the Somerset Shopping Center by the giant Ross Store. It’s located on the way to the famous Peppermill Fireside Lounge.
This store is the closest Walgreens to the Encore (about 1/3rd of a mile walk), and to Circus Circus.
Like the other Walgreens on the Las Vegas Strip, it is open 24 hours a day.
6) Walgreens – Sahara/Stratosphere
2427 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
The newest Walgreens on the Strip, this store is on the far north end of the Las Vegas Strip, on Sahara Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, across from the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
It’s open 24 hours a day. The pharmacy, however, is open until 6 p.m. on weekends, and 10 p.m. on weekdays.
(Top photo courtesy of Sean MacEntee via Flickr).