Combat the Las Vegas Heat with Frozen Drinks & Cold Bites

Smoothies, salads, sushi, and of course… cocktails. August is one of the hottest months in Las Vegas, but these treats will help you cool down. Put these restaurants and bars on your list to visit this summer in Vegas.


Go-To Spots for Refreshing Drinks


When temperatures are well above 100 degrees and you feel like venturing outside of your home, it’s mandatory you cool yourself down from the Las Vegas heat with refreshing beverages. From frosty margaritas to fruit smoothies, check out some of the top spots for drinks in Vegas.


Fat Tuesday

Every local (and even most tourists) know about the iconic Fat Tuesday cocktails that are enormously fun sized. With seven different locations across the Strip, Fat Tuesday offers up ice cold drinks like the world famous 190 Octane, Electric Lemonade, and a peachy Bellini. Keep an eye out for these sidewalk bars and your taste buds will thank you!


The Juice Box LV

If you want to feel refreshed without drinking any alcohol, The Juice Box LV is a healthy alternative for smoothie lovers and juice fanatics. Order their organic, cold-pressed juices like Turn the Beet Around or Shot to the Heart for a burst of apple, red beet, and lemon flavors. For smoothies, this spot has a bunch of options like Here Comes the Sun (pineapple, orange, strawberry) and Brass Monkey (banana, mango, ginger, turmeric) that will help you beat the heat in no time!



Take a walk over to Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, or Tropicana, and you’ll find another worthy candidate for yummy summer beverages. Numb lives up to its name with 62-ounce frozen cocktails that make you completely forget about the Las Vegas heat. This walk-up bar on the casino floor has a wide variety of mixed cocktails, draft beers, margaritas, and even virgin drinks if you want to avoid a hangover. Leave with a souvenir and try the Strawberry Butterfly or Purple Haze in one of their collectible hookah or 3-D cups!


Summer in Vegas with Margaritas



You can never go wrong with a visit to Margaritaville during summer in Vegas. From buckets of your favorite beer on ice to a tasty assortment of frozen margaritas like Last Mango in Paradise and Blackberry Moonshine Margarita, you can spend hours here escaping the hot Las Vegas heat. Sip on your beverages, stay cool, and enjoy your time wastin’ away in Margaritaville!


HEXX Kitchen + Bar

If you’re looking for a fabulous beverage right on the Strip, visit HEXX Kitchen + Bar for yet another refreshing experience full of jumbo cocktails. Grab a seat out on the patio and cool yourself down with their shareable Hexx cauldron full of Prosecco and passion fruit puree, or cure your hangover with a giant Bloody Mary adorned with an Alaskan King Crab leg. Wine, beer, bottomless mimosas, and tons of speciality cocktails make HEXX one of the best destinations for cool gatherings with friends and family!


Go-To Spots for Cool Food


Chilly beverages are a great way to beat the Las Vegas heat, but all that drinking isn’t complete without some mouth-watering food. While piping hot fajitas and burgers are great, summer in Vegas calls for cool dishes. For a refreshing eating experience, try these go-to spots! 


Tao Asian Bistro

Even though the famous TAO nightclub and beach club may be temporarily closed, Tao Asian Bistro is still serving up world-class meals perfect for summer. If you like Japanese, Chinese, or Thai cuisine, this is a must-try. Choose from items like fresh sushi, cold edamame, the Tao Temple salad, and lettuce cups filled with shrimp for a delicious, Asian-inspired meal!



The Peppermill could easily make the list for go-to spots for refreshing drinks, but their impressive salad menu puts them in the running for cool food too! With 10 different salads ranging from the Berry Chicken Salad to the Detox Salad, their fresh ingredients (diced apples, kale, sliced strawberries, broccoli, avocado, and more) are guaranteed to rejuvenate your spirits and keep you cool as a cucumber!


Charcuterie board for summer in Vegas


Vintner Grill

One of the coolest trends within the food world right now is charcuterie boards, and Vintner Grill is the place to go to taste them yourself. Choose from one, three, or five cheeses and meats to create a personalized board that adds the perfect amount of cool crispness for summer in Vegas. Wild boar salami, chorizo piccante, and porchetta along with cheeses such as chipotle cranberry cheddar, buttermilk blue, and humboldt fog are just a few delectable items you can order. Pair it with a chilled white wine or champagne and you’re set!


Fruits and Roots

For a more casual option of food that cools the body, make a quick pit stop at Fruits and Roots. This destination is wellness-focused and offers a healthy menu full of smoothies, wraps, and bowls. Take a stab at their Acai bowls with every assortment of organic fruits you can think of, or opt for their wraps. Summer Kale and Plant-Powered Caesar are a couple gluten-free choices that fill you up while cooling you down!


Is Sweet Coffee & Dessert

Dessert can also count as food, right? Satisfy your sweet tooth this summer in Vegas by taking a trip to Is Sweet Coffee & Dessert and enjoy mango shaved ice or a classic brownie sundae. This go-to spot is known for its delicious pairing of cake, ice cream, and coffee drinks, so you can cool down and get a kick of energy all at once. Try the Nutella mousse and chocolate cake or go for the honey toast stuffed with vanilla ice cream and strawberries! No matter what you choose, this is an awesome spot to escape the high temperatures outside.

Combating the Las Vegas heat can be a challenge, but now that you have a long list of bars and restaurants to visit, you can eat and drink your way to an icey cold oasis in the desert! After you’ve had your day full of cold drinks and bites, head on back to the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino to relax in luxury in your own room or suite!