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Top 10 Places To Drink Great Beer in Las Vegas

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Looking for the perfect pint? Here are the best places to enjoy a pint or two!

There are few things better than that first sip of a cold beer on a hot summer day in Vegas. Finding a good and unique beer selection in Las Vegas isn’t nearly as difficult used to be. Casino bars just catered to whatever sold best and little more. As Las Vegas has evolved it has brought a wonderful selection of beer. The popularity of craft beer across the country hasn’t been missed by Las Vegas. Not only are there a few breweries where you can find the freshest beer in this desert valley but there are restaurants and bars with a huge variety of beer. You can now find great beer on the Vegas Strip, Downtown Vegas and out where the locals live.

1. Banger Brewing

Banger Brewing is the American dream. Their story starts as a group of childhood friends who went to college together before starting their own business together in Banger Brewing. Located in Downtown Las Vegas, Banger Brewing brews their own unique freshly crafted beer with premium ingredients. You can have a beer as simple as their DTB Brown Ale or something as unique as their El Heffe Jalapeno Hefeweizen. On any given day they will have at 10-20 freshly brewed beers on tap. If you’re on the move you can grab one of their beers to go.

450 Fremont St #135, (702) 456-2739 bangerbrewing.com

2. The Pub (Monte Carlo)

(Note: The Pub is closing. Last day of business will be Sunday, October 2nd, 2016)

Monte Carlo Pub

Photo credit: MGM Resorts International

The Pub is probably the most famous bar for beer on the Vegas Strip. The Pub offers hundreds of beers in bottles and on tap. If you’re a beer aficionado head to the bottle section of their beer list for variety. First and foremost The Pub is a bar. They have 35 plus TV’s to watch sports and a great variety of beer. They also serve pub food if you’re in need of some sustenance. Their tap selection could be better but with a Happy Hour that offers $3 craft beer on draft who can complain?

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 730-7420 montecarlo.com

3. Yard House (The Linq)

Yard House at The LINQ

Yes, Yard House is a chain restaurant and chain restaurants are rarely exciting. However, a chain restaurant with over 150 beers on tap should always capture a beer drinker’s attention. In addition to the huge variety of everyday beer selections, Yard House offers a handful of seasonal and limited edition beers. This is one of the largest Yard House restaurants in the country and has a huge outdoor deck overlooking The Linq with a view of the High Roller Observation wheel. The food here is as good as any Yard House in America. Sometimes you want a familiar face to hang out and Yard House offer that.

3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 597-0434 yardhouse.com

4. Hofbräuhaus

Hofbräuhaus is the only traditional German beer hall in Las Vegas and an exact replica of Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany. Beer options are limited to a handful of traditional Bavarian beers and a few seasonal options. You’re not visiting Hofbräuhaus for the variety in beer, you’re visiting for the real Beer Hall experience. Hofbräuhaus is off the Vegas Strip on Paradise and most fun when visited in a group.

4510 Paradise Rd, (702) 853-2337 hofbrauhauslasvegas.com

5. BARDOT Brasserie (Aria)

When you think of a French restaurant the chances are that you’re not thinking about a great place for beer. The French are more known for their wine than their beer. Surprise! BARDOT Brasserie has one of the most diverse collections of beer on the Vegas Strip. They even have a beer that you can only find at BARDOT called Hors D’âge which is brewed in the French town of Esquelbecq and brewed with a partnership with Stillwater Artisanal Ales. Visit during Happy Hour (5p-7p daily) and you’ll find a handful of craft beers available for $5. That’s easily one of the best deals on the Vegas Strip.

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, (866) 359-7757 aria.com

6. Public House (The Venetian)

Public House at The Venetian

Public House at The Venetian (don’t get it confused with the other Public House at Luxor) is a modern yet contemporary gastropub with a focus on beer. The food here is good enough to visit without drinking beer but why not experiment with over 200 different beers from around the world? Unlike some restaurants, every waiter and waitress is educated on every beer on the vast beer menu. If you’re looking for type of beer to fill a craving but not sure what will satisfy your desires every waiter, waitress and bartender can offer a recommendation.

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 407-5310 publichouselv.com

7. Pizza Rock

Pizza Rock in Downtown Las Vegas is relatively new and a block off of Fremont Street, so it’s not overly popular with tourists just yet. Pizza Rock is probably more known for their pizza made in various ovens with fresh ingredients then its beer. That being said, there is an excellent selection of microbrews in bottles with another 15 on tap. What makes Pizza Rock such a great place for beer is the price. A Delirium Tremens draft that might cost $12-$18 on the Vegas Strip is only $7 at Pizza Rock. That same beer is only $5 if you visit during one of their two different happy hours!

201 N 3rd St, (702) 385-0838 pizzarocklasvegas.com

8. Aces & Ales II

Aces & Ales has two locations out in the ‘burbs of Las Vegas and their second location is an improvement on a great beer bar. The newer Aces & Ales located on the west side of Las Vegas has more than twice the number of beers on tap than the original location. The Tenaya location has 50 different draft beers to go along with over 150 bottled beers, many of which are limited edition beers. Every Tuesday they offer a special beer tasting $20 which includes 6 unique 4 ounces tasting beers paired with a specific dish for those beers. All 50 draft beers are $5 during Happy Hour (3p-6p and 12a-3a weeknights).

2801 Tenaya Way, (702) 638-BEER acesandales.com

9. Holsteins (Cosmopolitan)

Holsteins

With its huge beer menu, great burgers and unique ice cream shakes, Holsteins Burgers & Shakes at the Cosmopolitan is a great option for lunch, dinner or a late night snack. As I mentioned, the beer menu at Holsteins is immense with hundreds of bottles from all over the world. There’s also a nice small selection available on draft for refillable 64 ounce growlers. 64 ounces of beer sure sounds like a lot until you remember that you’re in Las Vegas – the town of over indulgence.

3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 698-7940 holsteinslv.com

10. Triple 7 (Main Street Station)

The Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery is located inside Main Street Station in Downtown Vegas. This restaurant serves up 6 different fresh and hand crafted beers. In addition to the regular offerings there are a couple specialty and seasonal brews rotated throughout the year. What makes drinking Triple 7 beer different is that you can pay a few bucks to enjoy with a meal in the restaurant OR you can get this craft beer comp’d while gambling in the casino. It’s rare for casinos to comp craft or microbrews.

200 N Main St, (702) 387-1896 mainstreetcasino.com

It was a challenge to get this list down to 10 and there are some good bars and restaurants that only just missed the cut. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know your favorite place to drink a tasty craft brew when you visit Las Vegas.

  1. Monique September 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for the nice write up on Main Street! Just wanted to let you know we have eight different brews on tap now

    Reply
  2. Larry Berg September 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    You missed one of the most well-established ones in town – ELLIS ISLAND! It’s a great brewery!

    Reply
    • booze hound September 22, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      Ellis Island is NOT good beer. It is cheap beer. There is a huge difference.

      Reply

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