Fancy clubs and bars lining the Strip tend to get all the accolades and headlines, but there is a surprisingly robust craft beer scene in Las Vegas that frequently flys under the radar. Below, we’ll go over your options when it comes to craft breweries in Las Vegas on the Strip and on Fremont Street.
Note that the majority of Las Vegas’ craft brewery options are located in the Arts District which is close to Fremont Street and accessible via the free Downtown Loop shuttle. Often overlooked by traditional tourists, beer snobs will certainly want to prioritize a visit!
Craft Breweries on the Strip
Trustworthy Brewing: Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian, Trustworthy brews a number of craft options that span the gambit from a pilsner to an oatmeal stout. In addition to beer brewed on-site, Trustworthy also serves cocktails for non-beer drinkers like a Classic Margarita, a Trustworthy Manhatten, and our favorite, their Texas Mule. From a craft beer perspective, they brew 2 pilsners, 2 IPAs, an amber ale, and an oatmeal stout. The price for a 16 oz. pint is $9-$10 while a 24 oz. mug will set you back $12-$13. Check out the full menu here!
Ellis Island: While located just off the Strip, Ellis is among the best craft breweries in Las Vegas. The casino and brewery are located a short 10 – 15 minute walk behind Bally’s. Once there, you will have your pick of craft beer options that include a Light Beer, an Amber Ale, a Bavarian-style Weiss, a Brown Porter, and an IPA with Citra and Mosaic hops. They also serve a Root Beer brewed on-site. While the beer is great, what ranks Ellis Island among the best breweries in Vegas are the low prices. A 20 oz. glass will only set you back $2.50 at the bar.
Craft Breweries in the Las Vegas Arts District
Able Baker Brewing: Situated in the heart of the Las Vegas Arts District, Able Baker Brewing offers a selection of over 25 craft beers on tap meaning there is certain to be something for all tastes. The brewery, named after the first two atom bomb explosions in Nevada also offers brewery tours and ample seating both indoors and out. See the full tap list here.
Hop Nuts Brewing: Hop Nuts serves a selection of craft-brewed beer that includes a Winter Lager, an Imperial Stout, a Golden Ale, a Red Ale, and our favorite, the Harry Porter among others. In addition to beers available year-round, Hop Nuts has a seasonal rotation that is sure to keep things fresh. See the full craft beer selection here.
CraftHaus Brewery: With a large indoor taproom weighing in at 1,800 square feet, CraftHaus serves up 24 craft beer options in addition to a unique food menu that includes sausages and cheese boards. There is also an outdoor seating area for those that prefer fresh air or are stopping by with a dog. Beer isn’t brewed on-site, but is brewed at their other taproom nearby in Henderson. See the full tap list here.
Nevada Brew Works: There are few better ways to spend a day with nice weather than outdoors at Nevada Brew Works sipping one of their 7 craft beer options. The selection of beer includes a Hazy IPA, an Oatmeal Stout, a fruity Pale Ale, and a NBW Hefeweizen among others. In addition to great beer, Nevada Brew Works serves a collection of food that pairs perfectly with a cold beer. Specifically, they serve pizzas, fries, wings, burgers, and cheese curds, among other options. Check out the food and drink menus.
HUDL Brewing Company: Another downtown Las Vegas craft brewery, another great outdoor seating area complete with games like giant Jenga and cornhole. In addition to being a great spot to enjoy the weather, HUDL also serves up a selection of craft beer that ranges from their “Wrathful Rose” fruit beer to IPAs, Stouts, and Red Ales. See the full tap list here. In addition to beer, HUDL also offers a collection of wines locally produced at Grape Expectations.
Craft Breweries on Fremont Street
Banger Brewing: A Fremont Street craft brewery, Banger can be found next door to the Heart Attack Grill near the base of the Slotzilla Zipline. While they serve 13 varieties of their own craft beer, they also pour a rotating selection of “guest beers” or beers from other breweries. As for types of beer, Banger has every taste covered with Stouts, IPAs, Hefeweizen, and American Ales. See the current tap list here.
Triple 7 Microbrewery: Found in Main Street Station, steps away from the Fremont Street Experience, Triple 7 offers 6 different micro-brews created on site. The beer is fantastic, but so are the prices, with a 23 oz draft costing a mere $5.75. Even better, Triple 7’s happy hour runs Monday – Friday from 3 pm – 6 pm allowing you to score a $3 23 oz. beer. See the full drink menu here.
Tenya Creek Brewing: Located a short Uber ride away, Tenya can be found right across I-15 and could be worth the trip for beer aficionados. Housed in a modern, trendy taproom, Tenya offers seating both indoors and out and pours a collection of 6 permanent brews and a rotating selection of seasonals. Among the options offered year-round is their Hefeweizen, a Pale Ale, a Lager, and their “Hop Ride” IPA. If you’re doing a brewery crawl, or just need to escape the madness of Fremont Street, give Tenya Creek Brewing a shot! Here is the full tap list.
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