I’m a bit spoiled when it comes to beer bars, because I live in Boston, a city with a thriving craft beer scene. Boston is packed with great beer bars. (Check out my list of the best Boston beer bars here.)
Whenever I travel, I make it a point to locate quality beer bars, but depending on the area I’m in, that’s not always an easy task. This week I was in Las Vegas, Nevada, and though there’s definitely no shortage of bars in Vegas, the craft-beer scene is somewhat lacking. Las Vegas is a drinking city for sure, but the focus is mostly on free drinks for gamblers or expensive bottles of fancy-schmancy booze and Champagne for clubhoppers.
That said, I was able to find a handful of quality establishments that cater to beer nerds like myself. The following list isn’t meant to be a comprehensive guide to beer bars in Vegas, but each and every one of these bars serves quality beer, and each and every one of them gets a thumbs up from this Urban Beer Nerd. If you know of another joint that I should know about, drop a comment below.
- Burger Bar in Mandalay Place
- Todd English P.U.B. at Aria
- Freakin Frog
- Aces & Ales
- Public House in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian
- The Pub at Monte Carlo
- Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
- The Yard House
- Rí Rá Irish Pub in Mandalay Place
- Nine Fine Irishmen in New York New York
- Pour 24 at New York New York
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