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Your Guide to Downtown Las Vegas Breweries

It’s vacation time and you’re looking to spend a day drinking some craft beer. When most people think of a brewery tour or a pub crawl, a few cities might come to mind like San Diego, Nashville, or Denver. Currently, Las Vegas is booming in a selection of craft breweries. Wyndee Forrest of CraftHaus Brewery in Henderson, NV was recently quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal stating “We’re young adolescents at this stage; still experimenting and finding ourselves, but we’ve surpassed the infancy stage.”

So make your next trip to fabulous Las Vegas a brewery-filled adventure! Learn more about the unique locations and tastes in the area, talk to some of the most talented brewmasters, and enjoy a cold beverage straight from the tap. This is your Downtown Las Vegas breweries guide to some of the best pints in the city.

Downtown Las Vegas Breweries

1. Banger Brewing

First up is Banger Brewing located on the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. Currently ranking with 4 ½ stars on Yelp, Banger Brewing is the perfect place to wet your whistle with a Las Vegas local craft beer. Fresh ingredients and a love for Las Vegas are the two main factors when it comes to this Downtown brewery. Banger Brewing Company was created by five friends who met in the hospitality industry here in Vegas and developed a bond over good beer in a great city.

When stepping up to this beer bar, you can expect a unique variety of craft beers on draft that were brewed in-house. If you’re looking for something completely different when it comes to beer, this is your place! American Pale Ale? Check. Jalapeno Hefeweizen? Check. Watermelon Wheat? Check. And this doesn’t even begin to explain what this brewery has to offer its people.

Next time you head to Fremont Street, stop by Banger Brewing, catch them on trivia or bingo night, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy some of the best and most unique craft beer brewed right in town.

*Location: 450 Fremont St. #135, Las Vegas, NV 89101
*Happy Hour: Daily 1-3pm & 9-11pm
*Happy Hour Deals: $5 House Drafts

2. Hop Nuts Brewing

Your next stop for great beer in Las Vegas is Hop Nuts Brewing located in the Las Vegas Arts District of Downtown. If you couldn’t guess it from the name, this brewery specializes in hop-driven beers such as citrusy IPAs. But, this isn’t all they have to offer their guests! In addition to the hoppiness, you can also enjoy blonde and pale ales and more specialty tap beers such as the Razz Belgian Pale Ale, brewed with fresh raspberries.

As the first microbrewery in the Arts District, Hop Nuts Brewing thrives on providing locals and tourists a unique experience, and a relaxing and fun atmosphere. So grab your friends and explore the Arts District while you enjoy a hand-crafted draft beer!

*Location: 1120 S Main St #150, Las Vegas, NV 89104
*Hoppy Hour: Daily 4-7pm
*Hoppy Hour Deals: $4 Pints

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3. Chicago Brewing Company

Heading to the West side of Las Vegas, you will find the Chicago Brewing Company ready to serve you flavorful drafts and deep dish pizza. This brick-walled, industrial-style brewpub is more of a local hotspot offering great service and even better beer 24 hours a day. Enjoy an award-winning beer outside in the beer garden or get comfortable in the bar area right by the brewing tanks.

In addition to their Westside location, you can also enjoy a craft draft from Chicago Brewing Company in their newest location inside the Four Queens on Fremont Street. So whether you’re looking to enjoy a house draft in the hustle and bustle of Downtown or are looking to keep it local, you’ll receive the same great taste and experience at either location.

*Location: 2201 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
*Happy Hour: Daily 4-7pm
*Happy Hour Deals: $5 Pints, 50% off House Wine & Well Drinks

4. Tenaya Creek Brewery

Another Downtown Las Vegas hotspot for unforgettable craft beer is Tenaya Creek Brewery. With a wide variety of tap beers and even some bottles and cans to choose from, you’ll be able to find exactly what you didn’t even know what you were looking for when it comes to an amazing beer. Unique, award winning beer would not be possible without an amazing team, and Tenaya Creek Brewery consists of some of the finest brew masters in the city.

In addition to their full-flavored taps, Tenaya Creek Brewery also has a food truck schedule every month, offering BBQ, pizza, Mexican cuisine, and much more for guests to enjoy. With food and craft beer you can’t go wrong! Stop by today and see what this Las Vegas brewery is all about.

*Location: 831 W Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
*Happy Hour: Monday thru Friday 4-7pm
*Happy Hour Deals: $9 Pitchers, $3 Pints, & $4 Imperials, $1 off Wine and Well Drinks

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5. Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery

Our last stop on our brewery tour in Downtown Las Vegas is Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery located inside Main Street Station Casino, Brewery, & Hotel. This Vegas microbrewery features six craft beers with some of the freshest flavors that will ever hit your lips. All your favorites – golden ale, hefeweizen, pale ale, IPA, and more – are all available year-round. But these favorites are not just standard flavors… Triple 7 has put their magic touch on each and every beer, making them unique and full of flavor!

Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery is the perfect place to take the whole group to enjoy your favorite sports, your new favorite beers, and a variety of tasty foods like pizzas, burgers, and steaks! After you’ve enjoyed everything that Triple 7 has to offer its guests, head out into the Main Street Station casino to test your luck at the tables or the slots. Are you feeling lucky?

*Location: 200 N Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
*Happy Hour: Monday thru Friday 3-6pm & 11pm-3am
*Happy Hour Deals: $2 16 oz Drafts &$3 23 oz Drafts, $4 Cocktails, $3 Jager Shots, $5 House Wine

Additional Las Vegas Breweries

After you’ve finished your brewery tour in Downtown Las Vegas, venture out to some of the other parts of Fabulous Las Vegas and discover the many craft beers this city has to offer. Whether you’re a local or a visitor of the city, you’ll find what exactly what you’re looking for or discover some brand new flavor that you’ve been craving! Here are some additional options when it comes to expanding your brewery tour in Las Vegas:

>Bad Beat Brewing: 7380 Eastgate Rd #110, Henderson, NV 89011

>Sin City Brewing Company: Multiple Locations

>Big Dogs Brewing Company: 4543 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89108

>Ellis Island Hotel, Casino, & Brewery: 4178 Koval Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89109

>PT’s Brewing Company: 3101 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

>Barley’s Casino & Brewing Co.: 4500 E Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014

>Boulder Dam Brewing Co.: 453 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005

>CraftHaus Brewery: 7350 Eastgate Rd #110, Henderson, NV 89011

>Lovelady Brewing Company: 20 S Water St, Henderson, NV 89015

As you can see, Las Vegas is making its name known as one of the bigger cities to provide unique craft draft beers to it’s locals and visitors. So get out there, try something new, and enjoy the crisp taste of a Las Vegas local pint. You won’t be disappointed in our Las Vegas craft breweries!

Couple Kissing at New Year’s Eve Fremont Street Party

Celebrate at the New Year’s Eve Fremont Street Party

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you know that Downtown Las Vegas is one of the hottest areas in the city to celebrate, especially during New Year’s Eve. There’s no better way to end one year and start a fresh year than with exciting entertainment, good food, and live music. Being one of the best deals in Vegas, book your tickets for the New Year’s Eve Fremont Street Experience early before they’re sold out. New Year’s Eve is the only time the entire Downtown district closes its streets to create one of the most epic block parties of the year! [Image above attributed to: VegasExperience.com]

Why a Downtown Las Vegas New Year’s Eve?

If you’re in a toss-up between celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Strip or on Fremont Street, here are a few things that may help sway your decision:

Bar-Hopping Made Easy!

The Downtown Vegas casinos are much closer to each other than they are on the Strip, so you won’t have to walk so far in between drinks! There are even some places you won’t have to go inside at all; conveniently located just outside the D is the D Bar with flair bartenders and beautiful dancing girls, ready with a fully-stocked bar to make your NYE night seamless!

Grabbable Grub!

With over sixty Downtown Las Vegas restaurants and bars, you’ll be able to satisfy all of your cravings within walking distance. If you do want to go fancy while all dressed up for the countdown, make a reservation at Andiamo Steakhouse for some pre-champagne steak (and have some champagne with dinner while you’re at it).

Friends Toasting Champagne on New Year’s Eve

Excitement!

Make your 2019 New Year’s resolution to do something daring and visit Slotzilla! There’s no better night to fly over the crowd than on a night where everyone is already looking up… you’ll steal the show as you sail through Fremont Street on the world’s ultimate zip line.

Music!

New Year’s Eve on Fremont Street boasts four large stages throughout the seven-block stretch, and each stage will have bands performing all night long. A total of twelve bands will have you dancing away 2018 without a care in the world.  What better way to ring in 2019 than with some awesome tunes.

The Wow Factor!

All night long, you’ll come across alluring go-go dancers, aerial artists, and light shows. It’ll be such a thrilling event, even Las Vegas’ mayor, Carolyn Goodman, and her husband and former mayor, Oscar Goodman, will be making an appearance to check out all the fun. Not to mention, keep an eye to the sky because the world’s largest video screen, Viva Vision, will show several spectacular visuals, including a “Year in Review” montage.

Couple Kissing at New Year’s Eve Fremont Street PartyAttribute: VegasExperience.com

Fremont Street New Year’s Eve Safety

The Fremont Street Experience promises a great time and even better memories for all who choose to ring in the new year Downtown this year. While fun is the main goal, safety is a large priority, as well. Feel comfort in knowing that Fremont Street is a controlled, self-contained environment that is monitored just enough so you can enjoy yourself without worry. That being said, there are some specific restrictions, including absolutely no:

>Strollers
>Coolers
>Weapons
>Packaged Beverages
>Backpacks/Luggage/Bags
>Masks
>Glass/Aluminum
>Chairs
>Amplified Sounds
>Signs

These restrictions are to keep the entire night safe and regulated so all New Year’s Eve Fremont Street guests can celebrate worry-free. Downtown has also partnered with Lyft to ensure everybody gets around safely. If you need a ride to the party or a ride home, there will be an easy pick-up and drop-off location on 4th Street and Carson Avenue. Use the code “FSE” and get up to $20 in Lyft ride credits… how generous!

If you can’t wait to start planning your Las Vegas New Year’s Eve in Downtown, be sure to purchase your tickets quickly! You can buy them online and either print them at home or receive a barcode on your smartphone for entry. Early bird tickets are $35 until December 25th, then they go up to $45. While you’re booking your tickets, don’t forget about a place to crash! The D Hotel offers comfortable rooms, perfect for waking up to on the first day of 2019. You’ll be right in the middle of all the Downtown action and you won’t have to get in a car when the party’s over.

There’s no celebration like a Las Vegas New Year’s Eve celebration, so make sure to do your last night of 2018 justice by choosing the Fremont Street Experience to ring in 2019. You’ll have the perfect, one-of-a-kind night to start off a perfect, one-of-a-kind year!

Assortment of Frozen Cocktails in Las Vegas Bar

Best Las Vegas Bars for Frozen Cocktails to Keep You Cool

It’s an understatement to say summer in the Las Vegas desert can be hot. Luckily, the city is equipped with plenty of ways to keep you cool, and there is no better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing beverage. As the summer heats up, cool down with an ice cold cocktail, beer, or mocktail at one of the many Las Vegas bars serving up icy imbibements. The D highlights the best frozen cocktails in Las Vegas, where to find them, and how to make your own once you’re home!

Best Frozen Cocktails at Las Vegas Bars

The Cosmopolitan

Champagne? Check. Popsicle? Check. The Signature Popsicle Cocktail at The Cosmopolitan was created to satisfy your inner twenty-one year old child. Served at the resort’s Boulevard and Chelsea pools, this adult play on a childhood treat is the perfect summer cocktail to sip (and nosh) on!

Frankie’s Tiki Room

Would it truly be summer if we didn’t highlight a tiki bar? Frankie’s Tiki Room is a kitschy bar deeply rooted in tiki tradition, offering creative, fruit-based rum cocktails and decorated with bamboo accents and hand-carved furniture.

D Bar at the D

Chill out and sip down some of our iconic frozen cocktails at D Bar. This permanent outdoor bar on the Fremont Street Experience features flair and dancing bartenders who mix and flip all kinds of drinks and cocktails. With four big screens and drink dispensers pouring 15 flavors of frozen cocktails, who can ask for more?

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Margaritaville Las Vegas

“Wasting away again in Margaritaville…” Channel your inner Jimmy Buffett and grab a refreshing cocktail, because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. With a huge selection of frozen margaritas and a lengthy list of other “boat drinks”, Margaritaville is a great place to chill out while sipping on your summer favorites.

Sugar Factory at Paris

The Sugar Factory is a summer favorite, with a patio fronting the Strip and a fun drink menu to satisfy your sweet tooth. Drinks feature unusual enhancements like liquid nitrogen that creates a slushy texture accompanied by an exotic fog. We suggest trying the Blow Pop Martini, which has Three Olives Bubble Gum vodka, DK Apple Pucker, fresh lemon sour, green apple syrup and a Blow Pop on top!

Best Spots for Frosé in Las Vegas

Just when you thought there was no drink better than your summer staple wine (rosé, of course), in stepped frosé. Frosé, short for frozen rosé, is quite possibly summer’s trendiest cocktail. This chilly pink drink is served everywhere from boozy brunches to poolside patios. Here are a few Las Vegas bars where you can sip on this delicious drink:

Giada at The Cromwell Las Vegas

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis serves her own brand of frosé at this authentic Italian restaurant, Giada. This signature frozen cocktail is created with rosé wine, white vermouth, and limoncello and is served in style from a custom-made, rose gold machine. The frosé is then poured into a glass rimmed with rose-infused sugar and garnished with fresh basil.

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SUGARCANE at The Venetian

SUGARCANE puts a fruitier spin on their frosé. Part vodka, part rosé, part peach schnapps, this frosé is served with a prickly pear purée and a garnish of an edible flower.

LAVO at The Palazzo

Frosé at LAVO is served up in a deep pink hue with bright berry accents. Sip this pink goodness while sitting on a patio overlooking the Strip to feel like you’re truly treating yourself this summer.

Make Your Own Frozen Cocktails

While sipping on boozy slushies at Las Vegas bars is one of the best summertime activities, you can easily take the joy and refreshment of these drinks at home. From the Pina Colada to frosé, a few thirst-quenching and refreshingly delicious summer cocktails top our list of all-time favorites and they’re very easy to make from scratch. Beating the heat has never been easier with these frozen cocktails!

Pina Colada

“If you like Pina Coladas..” Oh wait. Who doesn’t? Go coco-nuts at home making this frozen cocktail comprised of rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and lime juice. Pour all the ingredients (plus ice) in the blender to create this boozy tropical smoothie of pure deliciousness.

Mango Margarita

Indulge with this fruity twist on this Mexican classic. All you need is margarita mix, tequila, triple sec, and a diced, ripe mango to make the perfect mango margarita. Add ice into the blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a glass rimmed with salt and tajin and garnish with a lime wedge.

Prosecco Slushie

This refreshingly light strawberry-flavored treat is a real crowd pleaser. Combine prosecco, strawberries, lime juice, and vodka in a blender. Fill the blender halfway full with ice, and blend until slushy. Divide slushies between glasses and garnish these prosecco slushies with mint.

Frosé

You didn’t think we would tell you where to find frosé without giving you a recipe to make it yourself, did you? Start by pouring a bottle of rosé into ice cube trays and freeze for 8 hours. Combine strawberries and sugar in the blender and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Add the vodka, grenadine, and rosé cubes, and voila!

Whatever your drink of choice is, from the classic margarita to the trendy frosé, you’re sure to find the perfect way to quench your thirst and stay cool in Vegas. Be sure to drink responsibly this summer, and treat yourself to one of these many frozen cocktails!

Group of friends raising their beers at the bar.

The Top 7 Must-See Bars in Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas has definitely earned its reputation as the best bar hopping spot out there. If you’re looking to experience the classic Las Vegas feel, downtown Las Vegas bars are the way to go. Find everything from creative, hand-crafted cocktails to artisan brews at the best bars that the downtown district has to offer – many of which are walking distance from each other! Downtown is also home to the Fremont Street Experience, five whole blocks of entertainment. Read on for our top 7 must-see bars in downtown Las Vegas.

  1. D Bar

The D Bar in downtown Las Vegas.

Looking for a lively and entertaining spot to hang out and sip on a beverage (or a few) this weekend? Check out the D Bar at the D Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Not only do we specialize in fun, frozen drinks and specialty cocktails, but you’ll enjoy service from talented, sexy dancers at one of the best bars in downtown Las Vegas.

  1. Downtown Cocktail Room

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Located just off Fremont Street, Downtown Cocktail Room (or DCR) is the place to go for a swanky evening among locals. This exclusive speakeasy has been called one of Vegas’s best kept secrets. The bar has a creative menu full of original cocktails sure to keep things interesting. Get dressed up and go off the beaten path for a more mysterious night out on the town. Once you do, DCR is sure to be your new favorite downtown Las Vegas bar.

  1. LONGBAR

The LongBar at The D Hotel & Casino.

LONGBAR, introduced just a few years ago, in The D Las Vegas, really lives up to its name as the longest bar in the state of Nevada. Lined with huge, state of the art TVs and tons of seating, this bar is the perfect place to grab a drink while watching a big game or catching up with friends. You can even place a few bets at LONGBAR thanks to game machines at every seat.

  1. Commonwealth

Rooftop view at Commonwealth in Downtown Las Vegas.attribute: https://www.commonwealthlv.com/

One of the most stylish Fremont Street bars in Las Vegas, Commonwealth, brings together the best of old and new. Check out this pre-Prohibition inspired bar, featuring a variety of seating and views, including their very own speakeasy and a huge rooftop patio. Get lost in history with an intimate feel, quality spirits, and one of the finest venues around.

  1. The Griffin

Glasses hanging from the bar at The Griffin.

If you’re looking for a more low-key evening, look no further than this relaxed downtown hangout. Finding a spot that doesn’t scream glitz and glam can seem difficult when you’re on the Strip, which is why The Griffin is a favorite for locals looking for drink deals and a mellow night. Brick ceilings, dim lighting, and fire pits give this downtown Las Vegas a warm and cozy vibe. Add in the jukebox and you have yourself an old-school party.

  1. Oak & Ivy

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This American craft whiskey cocktail bar is sure to impress during your stay in downtown Las Vegas. Featuring unique drinks handcrafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients, Oak & Ivy is nothing short of premium quality. They even use homemade garnishes and mixers in their cocktails, which the experienced bartenders will be happy to craft based on your specific preferences. Offering a fine selection of barrel aged cocktails, this trendy joint will quickly secure itself in your Las Vegas repertoire.

  1. Beauty Bar

Performer on stage at Beauty Bar.

Make sure to save time for Beauty Bar. Not at all like your average bar, this unique spot channels 1950’s salon vibes, but with live music and cocktails, as well! Beauty Bar has everything from deluxe hair dryer chairs to extravagant vanities just like the ones you would see in a salon way back when. Guests are entertained with not one, but two, stages that offer live music every night. Between the intimate indoor stage and the outdoor arena, this bar is one-of-a-kind.

There is so much more to explore in Las Vegas beyond the Strip. Make sure to put downtown Las Vegas on your must-see list during your next trip and don’t miss any of these 7 quirky and unique bars.