Wine walking, talking and laughing. Oh, what a night! This particular evening was date night with a girlfriend, a getaway from the husbands. Our choice: a giddy night of vino at the Best Dam Wine Walk in Boulder City. Whether you’re a local discovering your Nevada or a tourist looking to connect to events beyond the neon, Boulder City’s Historic District is a great place to explore.
You’ll meet some amazing business owners like Tara who opened Boulder City Company Store four months before COVID-19 closures. The store is one of our picks in Holiday Shopping in Boulder City Maybe, you’ll even make some new wine walk friends or friends for the moment. These gals let us take a pic of their glow themed outfit. Yes! The wine walks have themes and if you are adventurous participant judges could pick you to win tickets to a future wine walk.
One of the neat features of the walk is, it’s on me-time. Check in anytime from 4 to 6:15 p.m. and explore the participating merchants at your leisure.A printed map helps you find each stop, and what awaits you never know. Well mostly wine, but as noted by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce: not all locations serve wine, some offered discounts, water and pre-packaged snacks. When we visited, wine was flowing at all of the stops we made.
Each month around 20 merchants opt to participate, and it’s not always the same. Here are four we got giddy about visiting.
Dam Roast House & Browder Bookstore
554 Nevada Way Boulder City
We’ll definitely be back to check out the brews and books. This modern designed shop surrounded in an air of crispy white, is a must stop for book lovers. Here you can find many local authors and unique titles among the new releases and used books. The independent bookshop opened in the midst of COVID-19, and is steeped in history being named after a local woman, Ida Browder with a drive that accomplished a donation of 3,000 books from the Library of Congress and paved the way for Boulder City’s first library!
Iron Rose Plant Shop
525 Nevada Way Boulder City
Travel back in time to the 60s-70s at the Iron Rose. It’s groovy vibes pay homage to mid- century modern decor, foliage, and design. We loved all the beautiful greenery from the houseplants and vintage home decor.
Dam Short Film Festival
This stop brings awareness to the visual arts by highlighting original, unusual, and entertaining short films. Since 2003, this festival has connected filmmakers from around the world. The offices are located in the Boulder Dam Hotel, and during the wine walk you can view past festival poster designs, along with chatting up festival staff who offer a wealth of knowledge into the festival history. The films are viewed inside the restored Boulder Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue was built in 1931 by Fox Theaters and was the only air-conditioned building in town for many years. In 1997, actor/musician Desi Arnaz Jr. and his wife Amy restored the building to its former magnificence.
581 Hotel Plaza, Boulder City
We hope the proprietors participate every time, because in November they had the best Dam tunes from The Lenores, an American folk trio. So we sipped some wine, listened to a few tunes before we went on our merry way.
What: The Best Dam Wine Walk
When: Sat, December 11, 2021
Where: 1308 Wyoming Street Boulder City, NV 89005
Tickets: $25+fees, in advance or $30 at entry
Get festive with this wine walk, as it’s appropriately themed, ugly sweater.
Presented by Boulder City Chamber, a Las Vegas Territory member, wine walks are scheduled on the second Saturday of each month from September through May. No June, July and August, because let’s face it, who wants to walk for wine in 100+ degree heat. We want water activities, and the Las Vegas Territory has plenty of those too!