Ah, Sin City. It’s obvious why Las Vegas is thusly called, but what fun would sin in the City be without a beer to wash it down? Don’t know where to go? Don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of 10 essential Las Vegas watering holes for the beer-lover in everyone.
Las Vegas breweries and bars worthy of a visit
1. PKWY Tavern
With over 120 beers on tap to choose from, how could PKWY Tavern not be one of the best places to drink beer in Las Vegas? While said beers hail from all over the world, there’s a definite emphasis on West Coast and local craft beers. There’s even a mobile app that lets you rate each beer you try, and after a few beers, it’ll make recommendations for you. How’s that for personalized service?
Where: 3 locations
You’ll find Tag Sports Bar nestled all cozy inside The LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Strip. This state-of-the-art interactive gaming lounge comes complete with digital casino games, tabletop gaming units, and a hologram blackjack table. Here, you can sip on any of more than 200 beers while you play your favorite games and watch sports from around the world on numerous screens, 24-7.
Where: 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
3. Beer Park
Beer Park is Budweiser’s brainchild and the first rooftop bar and grill on the Strip. Located atop the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Beer Park is a 10,000 square-foot deck that overlooks the Fountains of Bellagio and features an open-air atmosphere in which to watch your favorite sports game on dozens of HD TVs. And did we mention there are over 100 flavors of beer, from rare, handcrafted batches to your tried-and-true favorites? That–and the view–makes this a great spot for some serious beer-drinkin’.
Where: 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
4. Aces & Ales
Like many Las Vegas beer joints, Aces & Ales proclaims to be the best Las Vegas craft beer bar, but these guys might just be onto something. This place takes its craft beer seriously, serving up its potables in the appropriate glassware and at the correct temperature. They also serve up mean burgers, sandwiches, and other gastropub fare. Don’t want to miss the game? No problem. 16 plasma TVs ensure you won’t miss a minute of it.
Where: 2 locations
The Crafthaus Brewery is a local Henderson outfit that invites you to meet the people who make its delicious beers and see how it’s all done. The taproom features huge viewing windows and offers a non-gaming environment so you can bask in your brew in luscious silence. Order a charcuterie plate, and try a unique brew like the Belgard Coffee Stout or the Centerpiece Sour Table Beer. Ask about seasonal and one-off batches for an extra-special treat.
Where: 7350 Eastgate Rd., Ste. 110, Henderson, NV 89011
High, wood-beam ceilings, polished concrete floors, and warm yellow brick walls contrast with modern, polished aluminum chairs and tables to create a bright, welcoming atmosphere for trying out some truly tasty craft brews. The Hop Ride India Pale Ale and the Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout are just 2 perennial favorites around these parts, and rotating, seasonal selections keep things interesting.
Where: 831 W. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89106
Specializing in small-batch production and unique handcrafted beers for the local market, Banger Brewing is a Las Vegas staple. Comfy chairs and tables make the downtown taproom a welcoming place to hang out for a while and savor the flavors and the conversation. Try a flight to sample a selection of brews. We recommend El Heffe, the jalapeno hefeweizen, and Chocolate Victory, a wheat stout with chocolate and honey flavors.
Where: 450 Fremont St., Ste. 135, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Sin City Brewing Co. is the baby of award-winning brewer Richard Johnson, who produces only small batches and strictly adheres to the German beer purity law, the Reinheitsgebot, that was enacted in 1516. Sin City Brewing Co. knows beer, and they have cool merch to boot.
Where: 4 locations
10. Hop Nuts Brewing
Hop Nuts Brewing’s Hoppy Hour (get it?) is from 4pm to 7pm daily, and that’s when you can get $4 pints. 20 beers on tap include 12 that are brewed in-house and 8 guest taps. Dark, modern decor and a quiet, intimate atmosphere (for Vegas, anyway) invites conversation and hints at romance, if you’re up for that kind of thing.
Where: 1120 S. Main St. #150, Las Vegas, NV 89104
You really shouldn’t do Las Vegas without trying at least one of the famous taprooms that call this desert city home. If you love beer, you’ll love it here.