02 Oct 9 great places to drink beer in Las Vegas – Las Vegas Magazine
Author Dave Barry once theorized that the greatest invention in all of history might be beer.
“Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” He has a point. Here are nine places to sip a pint in Las Vegas. 1. Culinary Dropout In the mood for a surprise? Order the $2.95 paper bag special and you never know what you will get. Or you can try one of the rotating list of draft beers from Left Coast Brewing, Unibroue and Wasatch Brewery and then order the soft pretzels with a provolone fondue. Perfection. Hard Rock Hotel, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun., 11Êa.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri., 10Êa.m.-midnight Sat.Ê702.522.8100 2. Banger Brewing Make like a local and head to the brewery in downtown Las Vegas. There are eight of its own beers on tap from brewmaster Michael “Banger” Beaman, including the jalapeo hefeweizen El Heffe for a subtle touch of spice. 450 Fremont St. No. 135, noon-midnight Sun.-Thurs., noon-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.Ê702.456.2739 3. Public House Quaff one of this gastropub’s 200 ales, lagers, IPAs and stouts, including 24 on tap. Public House is pretty proud of serving beers in cans, saying that since the beer never sees light, it tastes better. Or try one of the cask beers, never pasteurized or filtered, and served without using any carbon dioxide. The Venetian, opens at 11Êa.m. daily.Ê702.407.5310 4. Five50 Pizza Bar What goes better with pizza than beer? Shawn McClain’s Five50 Pizza Bar serves up pizzas, even by the slice, along with 12 craft brews on tap, including regional and local selections. They even serve up “mini kegs” of St. Feuillien Saison and Pizza Port’s Swami’s IPA. Aria, 11 a.m.-midnight daily.Ê877.230.2742 5. The Pub at Monte Carlo Beer? Yes. Sports bar vibe? Check. Good grub? You bet. Head to The Pub from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for $3 off drafts. Go for tastings in categories including local brews like PUB Private Label pale ale and heavy hitters such as Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA. Or just browse through the 13-page beer menu and scan the wall of kegs to pick out a draft. Monte Carlo, 7Êa.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 7Êa.m.-1Êa.m. Fri.-Sat., 21+ after 10 p.m.Ê702.730.7777 6. Flour Barley The name says it all, a combination of flour (pizza) and barley (beer). Try the Lost Coast Great White wheat ale, locals’ favorite Joseph James Hop Box IIPA with 9.3 percent ABV or an Ommegang Three Philosophers. Occasionally the bar features tap takeovers with local breweries such as Big Dog’s Brewing Company. The Linq Promenade, 11 a.m.-midnight. daily.Ê702.430.4430 7. Gordon Ramsay Pub Grill Pair your British pub fare with 36 beers on tap and another 63 bottled beers. Head over during happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for $5 drafts and $7 pints to wash down bar snacks such as pretzels and deviled eggs. Caesars Palace, 11Êa.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.Ê702.731.7410 8. Triple 7 This longtime brewpub features the creations of brewmaster Kenjiro Tomita, who sources quality ingredients for his special brews, including strawberry pure in a recent IPA and spruce tips he used in a winter IPA. You can also have your choice of house brews—including Black Chip, High Roller, Marker Pale and Royal Red—which are available all year long. Main Street Station, 11Êa.m.-7Êa.m. daily.Ê702.387.1896 9. Pub 1842 Michael Mina’s Pub 1842 was built for beer. More than 32 varieties on tap include Deschutes’ Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA. Can’t decide? Make it a flight of four for $15. Want to pour your own? They have tables with their own taps. MGM Grand, 10Êa.m.-10 p.m. Sun., 5-10Êp.m. Mon. Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.Ê702.891.3922
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