Las Vegas may be known for its casinos, nightlife and shows, but it’s also emerging as a craft-brewing hotspot. In fact, the brewery scene is expanding so quickly in this iconic Nevada city, that in mid-2021 the city established its own Brewery Row. There is now a concentration of breweries and restaurants located in the city’s Downtown Arts District, which hosts festivals and events monthly.
Some of the best brewers from around the country are flocking to Las Vegas due to the incentives offered by the city to breweries and craft beer-focused locations. They have received helped moving in, which includes improved and cost-efficient parking alongside a change to licensing options.
Here are the 12 best breweries to on your next visit to Sin City.
Las Vegas Breweries
Husband and wife team Wyndee and Dave Forrest were inspired by Bavaria’s craft beer culture when they opened CraftHaus in Henderson, Nevada in 2014. They later added a second taproom on what would become Brewery Row in 2019. They have been named as having the 2021 Top 21 Beer Marketing Ideas, have won a number of readers choice awards and Top 100 Businesses Coast to Coast.
CraftHaus offers a range of two dozen season beers, including sours, IPAs and larger. This brewery also has a fantastic foot menu including pretzels, a cheese board and Bavarian influenced sausages. When you are there, enjoy a guided tour from a CraftHaus Brewery Brand Ambassador who will inform you on the brewing process, history of the brand, beer styles and answer your queries over 30 minutes. You will also taste four core beers on this tour.
The taproom features 1,800 square feet with a bar and seating area made from luxuries marble. A custom 24-foot mural by artist Donovan Fitzgerald features a Jubilee!-inspired showgirl on one wall, while a patio sits outside for you to soak up the sun.
- Address: 197 E. California St. Suite130 Las Vegas, NV 89101
- Hours: Sun-Thurs: Noon-10pm, Fri and Sat: Noon-11pm
- Specials: Czech Plz, a crisp, unfiltered pilsner made with ingredients sourced from Prague and served in an authentic dimple mug.
Able Baker Brewing
Named after Able and Baker, the first two atomic bombs detonated at the Nevada Test Site in 1946, this brewery pays homage to this era through retro artwork and interior design. This taproom and brewery have 30 different beers on tap.
The AD Kitchen, which can be found inside Able Baker, serves pub favorites with a Southeast Asian twist. Favorites from their menu include craft burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, nachos, fish tacos, salads, vegan burgers, crispy cauliflower, and much more!
Able Baker Brewing won Las Vegas Weekly’s Readers’ Choice award for Best of Las Vegas in the Best Brewery category. This brewery is a vibrant social spot with long wood tables and garage doors that roll up to reveal a fantastic outdoor patio.
- Address: 1510 S Main St Ste. 120, Las Vegas, NV 89104, United States
- Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 1130am – 11pm Friday and Saturday: 1130am – 1am
- Specials: Atomic Duck, a citrus-forward IPA. Collabs with Golden Knight Ryan Reaves’ 7FIVE brand and Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch, a barrel-aged dark Impale’d Ale.
HUDL Brewing Company
HUDL was created as a spot where old and new friends can gather and bond over their love of beer and wine. This Vegas brewery has 22 beers on tap with the gal to cover a wide range of tastes, from a triple IPA to a light lager.
Inspired by the San Diego craft beer movement, this brewery and pub has a mix of industrial and wood decor with a spacious patio and a bright inside. Enjoy their staple Vanilla Oak Cream Ale or their High Hatter Hefe on Pineapple, a traditional German hefeweizen with a Hawaiian twist.
Grab a spot on the outdoor patio and pair your beer with tasty cuisine from neighboring restaurant Soulbelly BBQ, which was opened by popular Top Chef contestant Bruce Kalman. Created by three guys with a passion, you will be able to feel it.
- Address: 1327 S Main St Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89104
- Hours: Tuesday- Saturday: 11am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 9pm
- Specials: Vanilla Oak Cream Ale and High Hatter pineapple or the Shaggy Assassin IPA
Nevada Brew Works
Nevada Brew Works is one of the few Las Vegas breweries that is open to all ages and is dog-friendly, so everyone can enjoy it whether they are a beer-drinker or not.
This spot is so much more than a brewery, they care about the community. The owners Jason and Lauren Taylor have joined forces with HUDL Brewing Company to create a beer in tribute to their daughter, who was born with cerebral palsy.
For every sale of the Ariana Rye, the Las Vegas brewery will donate to the foundation that was set up in her honor. Nevada Brew Works also features a new beer every month that sponsors a child with a life-altering disability, with portion of proceeds being donated to the family.
Nevada Brew Works is home to a range of beers on tap, from a Schwartzbier dark lager to a refreshing lemon drop saison. The 12 seasonal taps focus on lighter recipes in summer, yet darker, heavier beers in the fall and winter. They also have a fantastic range of cocktails. If you are peckish, they have a full kitchen which serves brick-oven pizzas and a selection of tasty burgers.
- Address: 1327 S Main St Ste 160, Las Vegas, NV 89104
- Hours: Everyday 11am-12am
- Specials: The Ariana Rye IPA, spice malt IPA with a hoppy aroma and smooth finish
Trustworthy Brewing Co.
Trustworthy Brewing Co. is currently the only business brewing beer on the Vegas Strip. Located on the second floor of the Palazzo hotel tower. It’s an impressively big brewery with at least six different seating areas, including banquet rooms.
The food originally focused on barbecue but has since expanded to include more traditional pub fare like pretzels, nachos, and fish and chips. A second, smaller taproom can be located on the opposite side of The Venetian, where you can find this brewery.
There are 20 different beers on tap, with five being exclusive to their Las Vegas. The brewery’s goal is to create inspirational beers that are exciting to drink. You will also have access to an education taproom experience and brewery tour. Enjoy the freshest beers that have been brewed in a consistent and trustworthy way that makes it taste even better!
- Address: The Palazzo Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
- Hours: Mon–Thu: 12pm–9pm, Fri: 11:30am–10pm, Sat: 10am–10pm, Sun: 10am–9pm
- Specials: Trustworthy IPA or the Brass Jar Amber Ale.
Banger Brewing is one of the few breweries found in the bright lights of the Fremont Street Experience. Located on the ground floor of Neonopolis (next door to the Heart Attack Grill), this is a popular spot for locals, giving it an energetic atmosphere, although it is also a welcome detour for tourists.
Opened by a group of service-industry friends who believed Vegas needed a community space. Even in such a prime location, the prices are reasonable with Happy Hour running daily from 1 – 3 pm and 10 pm – midnight, letting customers get $2 off all beverages. Their taps change regularly, serving everything from lighter beers and malty beers.
Banger Brewing run guided tours of their brewery, led by a local professional who will show how the equipment works. You’ll learn about the recipes and ingredients before sampling different beers. Bring your own food into the taproom or order dishes from local takeout’s.
- Address: 450 E Fremont St #135, Las Vegas, NV 89101,
- Hours: Monday-Friday: 12pm- 12am, Saturday and Sunday: 11am- 12am
- Specials: El Heffe—a hefeweizen with a jalapeño kick
Tenaya Creek Brewery
Tenaya Creek Brewery is family-owned and operated brewery that has been around for two decades. They offer 28 handles, half their own and half from microbreweries. They tend to lean towards balances and drinkable brews instead of super-hoppy options. They also have a pretty decent wine list.
A five-minute drive from Fremont Street, Tenaya Creek Brewery boasts a long bar, some high tops, and a cozy, covered outdoor patio. The inside is sleek and modern with hints of dark wood which gives it a Southwestern flair.
This brewery tends to be more popular with tourists than locals due to its trendy atmosphere. The bar features their ubiquitous built-in video gaming machines, something unusual for a brewery, even in Vegas.
- Address: 831 W Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
- Hours: Monday: 11am-10pm, Tuesday- Thursday: 11am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-12am, Sunday: 10am-10pm
- Specials: The Hauling Oats oatmeal stout
Bad Beat Brewing
The Bad Beat Brewing in Las Vegas has a charming clubhouse feel with long wooden tables. A Bad Beat in the world of poker means you’re an underdog, which is how the owner felt when he started his dreams of craft brewing in Las Vegas.
This brewery was started by Nathan Hall who got into homebrewing on a whim. His business started with a coupon for a five-gallon beer kit and quickly grew into a full-blown garage-based operation. He developed his recipes and tested them out on friends during UFC parties. Soon this Henderson based brewery was born.
The taproom has 4 year-round staples and 8 rotating specialities. Every month their taproom has new beers so it’s worth a regular visit. Their taproom is a fantastic place to socialize with card games, steel tip darts, original Nintendo and a movie projector. You can bring your own food or stop by the food tricks every Thursday night.
- Address: 7380 Eastgate Rd #110, Henderson, NV 89011
- Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 3pm-8pm, Thur: 4pm-10pm, Friday: 2pm-10pm, Sat: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-8pm
- Specials: Sunday Funday, made with pineapple, orange and cranberry puree.
Big Dogs Brewing Company
Big Dogs Brewing Company was the first microbrewery to be founded in Las Vegas. Founded in the mid-90s, they have led the way for the craft beer movement in Southern Nevada. Head Brewer David Pascual has won his share of awards and is considered one of the best in North America.
Big Dog has its own full-service restaurant—styled to look and feel like a large barn—that’s designed with Midwest hospitality in mind. There’s also limited seating outside the patio and in the beer garden. There is nowhere better to sit back with a beer and enjoy the Vegas sunshine.
Big Dog takes on the role as the best local neighborhood brewpub, featuring their in-house brews and celebrating local and regional microbreweries. They have around 35 beers on tap alongside a range of Midwestern-inspired pub food. If you fall in love with a beer, you can take home a growler, keg or case.
- Address: 4543 N. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130
- Hours: 24/7
- Specials: Red Hydrant English Brown Ale and Black Lab Stout. The Triple Dog Dare Belgian Tripel is a seasonal favorite that stuck around, thanks to popular demand.
Lovelady Brewing Company
You can find Lovelady Brewing Company in Henderson’s updated, historic Water Street district. This modern spot includes a comfortable taproom with games and a dog-friendly patio. This brewery was founded by the four Lovelady brothers, who started homebrewing back in high school. This family business have their roots in the city and engage in the local community and worthy causes.
This brewery is pet-friendly and child-friendly, making it a fantastic spot for everyone to relax in on a warm Vegas afternoon. You can bring your own food or stop at one of the food trucks often parked up outside this Henderson location.
Their brewer, Richard Lovelady, has had 25 years of professional brewing experience to hone his skills and perfect his recipes. They don’t have the biggest range of products, preferring to specialize in a handful of cultivated choices. Their menu is always changing as they experiment with flavors and tastes. Crowlers and growlers are available for the beer aficionado on the go.
- Address: 20 S Water St, Henderson, NV 89015
- Hours: Mon- 2:00pm-8:00pm, Tues-Thurs 1:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm
- Specials: Love Juice, a hazy IPA with a hunt of smooth sweetness of lactose, the tangy 9th Island Pineapple Sour, the fruity Stardust and Paleo Porter, made with coffee beans from Dark Moon Roasters.
Mojave Brewing Company
John Griffith has been sharing his homebrews with family and friends for more than 30 years before he was convinced to open his own business. This brewery, which is located in a renovated old Bank of America building, is a unique industrial space with rolled-up garage doors, bistro string lights and a dog-friendly patio.
Their menu includes a range of small-batch beers that frequently change, but some of their popular flavors will stick around. They never play safe, with previous popular brews including Fruity Pebbles beer, Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
- Address: 107 S Water St #100, Henderson, NV 89015
- Hours: Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 9pm, Friday and Saturday: 2pm – 10pm, Sunday – 12pm – 7pm
- Specials: Bones Brigade IPA and Almost Famous
Neon Desert Brewing
Formally known as Beer District Brewing, Neon Desert Brewing brings together the award-winning Jim Doyle and Clyde Lipp. This collaborative venture has 21 brews on tap, covering a lot of brewery ground with their small-batch recipes and a beer list that frequently changes.
The beer list is large and ever-changing. There are a few hazy IPAs on tap, but they mainly specialize in dark beers. In summer, overfruited sours and slushie beers are popular fare.
If you fancy a bite to team with your beer, scan a QR code and enjoy Mexican food from Letty’s delivered straight to your table. Plus, there’s usually a fantastic food truck outside Thursday through Saturday.
- Address: 914 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
- Hours: Monday-Thursday: 3pm-9pm, Friday: 3pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm
- Specials: Vegas In A Bottle Russian Imperial Stout.
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Las Vegas Breweries: FAQs
What is a Taproom?
A taproom is a spot in a brewery where beer is saved. In some Vegas locations, the space is attached to the brewery itself, whilst in others it is a separate bar area. Try out their beers in bar seating or long table areas. Some breweries serve food, others encourage guests to bring their own. Many breweries have partnered with local food trucks or neighboring restaurants so you can enjoy a bite with your beer.
Taprooms are a fantastic way to bring local communities together. Some are dedicated to solely drinking, whilst others will show sporting fixtures, host events like trivia nights and live music or have games. Taprooms are more communal than bars, dedicated to enjoying the taste of beer rather than get drunk.
Is Beer Expensive in Vegas?
Las Vegas isn’t one of the most cost-efficient spots in the USA. Nightclubs will be more expensive than bars and spots on The Strip more than spots downtown. The average price of a domestic beer is between $7 – $10 whilst imported beer will be a little higher at $8 – $10.
Whether you’re on a mission to try all the best beers found in the southwestern states, looking for a relaxing drink after work, a place to spend time with family and friends, or watch the big game, Las Vegas will have a brewery for you. These are just a selection of popular spots in Vegas and the number will only grow over the next few years.