Las Vegas Eats: Donut Bar LV

Normally, I’m not a big fan of donuts. They rank better than cupcakes but in the entire realm of desserts & sweets, they’ve never been my favorite…until I tried Donut Bar.

Donut Bar is a bakery chain that you’ll find throughout the Southwest (current locations include Scottsdale, Temecula, and San Diego), and its Vegas location is right in the heart of downtown. It is within walking distance from major downtown attractions such as Fremont Street Experience and Container Park. I first heard of Donut Bar via Instagram – it’s hard to ignore photo after photo of their colorful creations – and decided to give it a try on one of my many trips to the Mob Museum.

The rotation of flavors makes it impossible to get bored going to Donut Bar. You can get a Big Poppa Tart, a donut stuffed with a Pop Tart of various flavors. You can try their Harry Potter creation, or one of their original combinations, like the French toast donut or the Maple Bacon. They rotate their menu on a daily basis also, so you don’t have to worry about running out of something new to try.

When I arrived, which was about thirty minutes after they opened, there was a line forming out the door. It was long enough to almost turn me away, but it moved along quickly and without any problem. I also didn’t have any issues with parking, but that’s one of the benefits of being on Fremont Street before anyone wakes up. Seating inside is limited, but it’s a small space so that’s to be expected. I really enjoyed their coffee as well; it’s not too sweet like Dunkin Donut coffee, but there’s not the variety you’d find at Starbucks. It’s a good in-between, which is perfect for a bakery that puts its emphasis on the sweet pastries they make.

If you’re interested in checking out Donut Bar, I recommend showing up early. They only stay open for as long as they have donuts to sell (or 3 PM, whichever comes first) and they can sell out quickly depending on the day and if there’s a major event taking place.

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