Fallout: New Vegas Guide

Sunset Sarsaparilla Star Bottle Caps Guide for Fallout: New Vegas

Sunset Sarsaparilla Star Bottle Caps Guide


Having a bit of trouble? Perhaps this guide can help you out!

The Legend of the Star

The Legend of the Star

Once you collect 50 star bottle caps, go to festus, an animatronic cowboy. He’s located inside the reception area of the Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters.

Video created by me

Other Strategies

Not fond of roaming the wastes, collecting one or two measly star bottle caps at a time? Well, heres a few alternatives.

My Personal Strategy:
Step 1: Get as many sunset sarsaparilla bottles as you can find (preferably at least ~100)
Step 2: Quick-Save
Step 3: Drink around 5-10. Dont get any? Reload to the last quick save.
Step 4: Have a star cap after 5-10 bottles? Good, now quick save.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you’re out of bottles
Step 6: Rinse and Repeat.

Remember you can get a whole lot of bottles from the sunset sarsaparilla factory, or steal them from fridges. Many vendors have them as well.

Malcolm Holmes:

After you find a couple star caps, a man named Malcolm Holmes will warn you about them. He claims he doesnt collect them anymore, but pickpocketing him, or killing him will prove otherwise. He has between 1 and 6 star caps on him, but this is randomized.

A man of peace? Well, killing a single man wont affect your karma very much.

Thomas and Jacklyn:

Between Nipton and the Nipton road stop, you will come across a shootout.
You will get between 7-9 star caps depending on how you deal with the situation. You can…
A.) Kill Jacklyn (Receive good karma), take her two star caps. Talk to thomas, warn him about their danger, and he’ll give you his 7 star caps.
B.) Kill them both and loot the 9 star caps off of them.
C.) Kill Thomas, and Jacklyn will loot them off of him, and then provoke her and kill her for all 9 caps.

Lucky Horse Shoes:

You can play a game with Festus, and if you win you receive:
6% chance of a star cap
24.44% chance of a card for your caravan deck
69.56% chance of a small amount of caps

This is however not recommended as it takes an entire winning game to get a small 6% chance of a star cap.

Before you read the locations!

None of the locations are my own, its from the lovely people at the Fallout Wikia. I’m just here to make it more accesible to you guys, so you can have it up while you play.

Enjoy! And good luck finding all those Star Bottle Caps!

Star Caps Locations [Part 1]

This is the locations where you can find Star Bottle Caps in Fallout: New Vegas. There is always the chance of finding others in other places or from drinking Sunset Sarsaparilla.

Brooks Tumbleweed Ranch
Adjacent to the fire extinguisher, on the floor at the bottom of the shelving, in the ground floor corner storage room with the stove.

Horowitz Farmstead
On the left wooden crate, near the sack and two ammo boxes, on the ground, inside the skeletal barn, middle building cluster.

Silver Peak Mine
Between two bottles on the table in front and right of the entrance, inside the mine shack.

Northern exterior bungalow (adjacent to perimeter stakes): On the gaming table with the cards and empty Whiskey bottles.

Brewer’s Beer Bootlegging
On top of the small bookcase with other caps and a key, just left of the door to the cellar.

Bonnie Springs
In a small wooden crate, one of two in there, on the earth mound, south porch on the corner of the second building away from the campfire.

Vault 19
Living Quarters, Blue Sector: Inside the second dorm on the desk with the terminal and chessboard.

Crimson Caravan Company
Main Office: On top of the Ham Radio amplifier, on the corner desk.

Gun Runners
At the bottom of a small bottle crate on the floor by the metal table with the coffee machine on it, opposite the reception desk.

El Rey Motel
On the long bookcase next to the hat and fan, upper floor rental room (with fairy lights) above the eastern exterior steps.

Camp McCarran
In a small crate on one of the many metal shelves, close to a footlocker where Sergeant Contreras stands, in his supply shack.

NCR Sharecropper Farms
Northeast barracks, by the fertilizer silos, on the desk with the bottle across from the bunk beds.

Aerotech Office Park
Aerotech Suite 300: On the kitchen sideboard counter near the Deviled Eggs, in the far-end kitchen room (last door on the left)

Vault 3
Recreation Area: On the metal table with three bottles and terminal, in (Upper) South Dorm.

New Vegas Steel
In front of the terminal on the desk located across from the Vending Machine, near a Patriot’s Cookbook Magazine, in the office next to the smelting chamber. From outside the building, the Garage Door to New Vegas Steel will take you straight into the correct room.

Allied Technologies Offices
Two caps on the concrete cubicle desk with the other scattered caps, in the filing room with the cabinets, to the right of the entrance.

Grub n’ Gulp Rest Stop
On the plate, on the table adjacent to the shack.

Hunter’s Farm

In the middle of the cluster of Caps, on the kitchen work surface with the crates and bottles
On the edge of the cluster of Caps, on the kitchen work surface with the crates and bottles
REPCONN Headquarters

Ground Floor: On the long cash register with the three bottles in the gift shop.
Ground Floor: On the desk with the inactive terminal, next to two bottles, in the Robot Recharge and Security Office.
Office 2nd Floor, East Office: On the desk across from the one with the red keycard on it.
Office top floor: Leonard Steeple’s Office: On the large wooden executive desk near two bottles and a terminal.
Office top floor: Piers Isley’s Office: On the floor at the foot of the corner bookcase with the other scattered Caps and bottles.
Hostetler Home
West of the Caravan, inside the Hostetler House, on the small table with the bottle in the living room.

The Gray
On the small table with the bottle on it,by the bed in the north door on the western hall, upper floor.

Cerulean Robotics
As you enter go through the door on the south-east wall of the reception area. On the dining table next to the bottle, close to three open fridges.

Nellis Hangars
Two caps in the Mess Hall Hangar, on the eastern most table, with the other caps and a bottle.

Fields’ Shack
Next to the two bottles inside the open fridge, by the oven, on the right as you walk in.

Gypsum Train Yard
Inside the office building: Single Cap on the corner desk with the burned-out terminal, back room with egg clutches.

Cap Counterfeiting Shack
Three caps on the table nearest the Vending Machines, right next to the lantern, near the Nuka-Cola and Sarsaparilla Caps and bottles.

Bitter Springs Recreation Area
Two caps on the sideboard with the bottles, near the ham radio and coffee maker, below the Poseidon Energy poster, right of the dead tree.

Fisherman’s Pride Shack
With other scattered Caps on the table with the Toaster and Salisbury Steak, left of the fridge.

Callville Bay

Captain Dean’s Boat and Bait Shack: Near the three standing bottles on the smashed up counter.
Captain Dean’s Boat and Bait Shack: In the far-right corner, on the desk with the cash register, near the First Aid Box on the wall
Guardian Peak
On the upturned crate, near the plate and empty whiskey bottle, by the Radio, close to the cave mouth.

Camp Golf
House Resort: Three caps at (upper) right corridor bedroom, on the dresser with the bottles.

Mountain Shadows Campground
On the red picnic table with the bottle and plates, next to the Campfire

Scavenger Platform
On a metal shelf near another Cap, adjacent to the Ammo Box, above the radio, in the northeast floating shack.

Boulder City
Big Horn Saloon: On the large, round table with the chessboard on it, in front of you and left as you walk in.

Sunken Sarsaparilla Supplies
Warning! Don’t Disturb The Debris! Near a submerged truck in NW Lake Mead, W of the Scavenger Platform. Three underwater at the back-end of the truck.

The Prospector’s Den
As you first enter the building inside the cave, turn right into the first door, then look right. The cap is sitting on top of a chessboard on the counter.


On the game table with the chessboard and bottles, in the master bedroom, in the ranch house Northeast of Doc Mitchell’s.
Ranch house east of the schoolhouse: on the kitchen sideboard bar, near the two bottles and toaster, right next to an exit door.
On the round table with the lantern and bottle, near the Vending Machine, in Jas Wilkins’ Mess Hall

The Devil’s Gullet
Bottom of the Gullet, in the small wooden crate with two bottles, next to the skull and rusty ammo box.

Jean Sky Diving
Inside the shack, on the desk next to the ham Radio, by the bottle and burned-out terminal.

Lone Wolf Radio
With the other scattered Caps, near the footlocker and mattress, inside the trailer.


Southeast ranch house on the street south of Mojave express: On top of the bookcase with the radio on it, in the living room.
Bison Steve hotel: On the side table with the bottle, by the sofa, in the large lobby room with the rug, same side as the gift shop.
California Sunset Drive-in

On the slab of concrete, by the ruined north concrete hut, right of the trash can, between two scattered bottles.
Next to the fourth bottle (looking left to right), on the slab of concrete, by the ruined north concrete hut, right of the trash can.
Mesquite Mountains Crater
On the formica table next to the bottle, in the kitchen, inside Hell’s Motel.

The Prospector’s Den
In the den building, first room on the right, on the chessboard, resting on the sideboard bar with the radio on it near the bed.

Mesquite Mountains Camp Site
On top of the metal box, inside the northwest tent near the sleeping mattress.

Nipton Road Reststop
Four caps on the cash register counter.

Nevada Highway Patrol Station
By the body near the green cot in the cell room with the Mantis Nymphs.

Mojave Outpost
Barracks; on the long section of the bar counter as you walk in, by a bottle.

Ranch house opposite the “Trading Post” General Store: On top of the ruined bookcase near the chessboard and bottle, in the master bedroom.

Mesquite Mountains Lean-To
Inside the tipped wooden sunset crate, between the mattress and half-buried metal box.

Junction 15 Railway Station
On the corner of the green bench, left of the boarded-up door, on the platform.

[PART 1]

Star Caps Locations [Part 2]

188 Trading Post
On the wooden bar shelf, by the bottle and lantern, at the end of the blue shack bar.

El Dorado Substation
On the trash can, next to the Eat’o’tronic 3000, left corner as you step inside.

Black Mountain
Inside Tabitha’s store shack, on the bottom shelf, between the two bottle crates, just behind and left of the super mutant dummy.

Gibson Scrap Yard
Corner of the low metal shelf with the tires and vehicle rims, in the main garage.

NCR Correctional Facility
Next to the bottle on the curved desk, in the visitor center.


On the small round table in the corner of the galley kitchen, in the ranch house one building south of No-Bark Noonan’s Shack, northwest part of town.
Daisy Whitman’s Dino Dee-Lite rental room, top floor above the far steps: On the table with the noodles and broken TV.
Emergency Service Railyard
Two caps on the mattress at the train platform, with other scattered Caps.

Harper’s Shack
On the small table with the fan on it, near the small crate of bottles and a pressure cooker, across from the bunk bed, left room.

Highway 95 Viper’s Encampment
Next to the two other Caps on one of the two makeshift bedding rolls, northwestern lean-to.

Wrecked Highwayman
Among the debris and footlocker, in the open trunk of the crashed car.

Snyder Prospector Camp
On top of the two ruined books, next to the bedding and sandbags under the lean-to

Viper Gang Ambush
On the half-buried crate spilling out of the back of the container, east of Nipton.

El Dorado Gas & Service
On the cash register counter, with two other Caps.

Camp Forlorn Hope
Mess Hall (South of stream): By the bottle on the table with the coffee pot, close to the metal shelves.

Southern Nevada Wind Farm
On the metal work table with other Caps, near the copy of Dean’s Electronics.

Cliffside Prospector Camp
On the chessboard with the bottle on it, on top of the damaged wooden crate.

Searchlight North Gold Mine
On the wooden crate, by the metal shelving, across from the mine cart, halfway down the right tunnel.

Coyote Mines
On the middle table, lower area right of the stairs, just inside the large miner’s shack.

Raided Farmstead
In the open fridge with the Cap and bottles, near the Ammo Box, in the long trailer.

Camp Searchlight
Fire Station, upper floor, on a dining table with two bottles, in the kitchen area.

Sniper’s Nest
On the long plank of wood next to the mattress, next to the .308 Ammo box, inside the lean-to.

Cottonwood Cove
Inside the Ladies restrooms building, on the lowest metal shelf with a bottle.

Bradley’s Shack
Behind the sandbags, near the other scattered Caps, by the Ammo Box and mattress, under the wooden canopy.

Old Nuclear Test Site
Inside the shack, on the table with the science experiment and two bottles on it.

Matthews Animal Husbandry Farm
On a wooden crate with two bottles and a Cap, on the top balcony.

Smith Mesa Prospector Camp
On the concrete block, at the back of the rock alcove, behind the lean-to.

Blue Paradise Vacation Rentals
Floating above the sideboard near the mattress, with a teddy bear, bottles, and other Caps, in the submerged north bungalow.

[Part 2]