The Las Vegas beer scene is fastly growing, and many locals are taking great pride in the tasty brews coming out of the city. Like all the outdoor activities in the territory, adventure awaits your taste buds too. So when you’re done hiking, ATV’ing, Jet Skiing, etc. in the outskirts of Las Vegas, there are a few off-the-beaten path watering holes to fill up on. We’ve compiled the Top 5 Craft Beer Stops in the Las Vegas Territory.
Pioneer Saloon – 310 NV-161, Goodsprings NV 89109
Open since 1913, Pioneer Saloon is the oldest bar in southern Nevada. Walking up, and into, this bar you’re immediately taken back in history. Much of the interior is still the same, including the original stamped tin walls from the Sears & Roebuck catalog. It’s a famous Nevada historical landmark, known among other things as the headquarters where Clark Gable sat and waited for news on the ill-fated Carol Lombard who passed away in a plane crash in Mt. Potosi just behind the bar. Pioneer Saloon sources several Nevada breweries, and the owners even have their own liquor, Old Man Liver Whiskey.
The Brew Brothers – 2121 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin, NV 89029
If you’re planning on cruising the river or hiking in Laughlin, you can make a pit stop in the Tropicana Laughlin and let your taste buds do the walking down a flight of beers at The Brew Brothers. In addition to their own beer, the tap list features several Las Vegas based craft breweries as well as nationwide favorites including Firestone Walker and Dogfish Head to name a few. The Brew Brothers is more than just a brewery, they also offer delicious appetizers, burgers and pizzas to help you fill up and recharge after a day of activities.
Beer Zombies Boulder City 567 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005
A Las Vegas favorite for Hazy IPA’s and fruited sours, Beer Zombies recently opened a draft room in Boulder City. With ample indoor and outdoor seating, BZBC offers a great desert oasis to quench your thirst. Their tap list not only includes their delectable crafty concoctions, but also 100% independent craft beer from breweries across the globe. Be on the lookout for regular tap takeovers, live music, and other special events that are always popping up here.
Boulder Dam Brewing Co. 453 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV, 89005
Having opened in 2007, Boulder Dam Brewing Co. is the first brewery to hit the Boulder City scene in recent years. The interior reflects a lot of the city’s past, from selecting decor fitting of the 1930’s when the city was founded as Boulder Dam (later renamed Hoover Dam) was being built, to incorporating actual pieces of equipment used in the construction of the dam. Besides taking a little step back in history, you can enjoy their ample tasty beers alongside burgers, salads, sandwiches and more. For the adventurous, try their blended brews featuring “mixed libations with an attitude.”
A beer lover tipsy: Plan a Vegas vacay at the end of March and check out the Boulder City Beer Fest.
Stonewise 421 Frontage Rd. Ste. 2, Pahrump, NV 89048
Although it’s not quite craft beer, Stonewise offers a unique watering hole where you can ante up your mead and cider game. Their tap list features a dozen of their hand-crafted meads and ciders available by the pint or flight alongside a handful of craft beers from Nevada breweries. This is a great place to go if not everyone in your group is in love with craft beer as it offers a variety of libations to enjoy. It is also family and pet friendly. While only small snacks are offered, you’re welcome to bring your own food, so it’s a great place to picnic after hiking in Red Rock Canyon. Pahrump is located about an hour west of Las Vegas in the Nevada Silver Trails Territory.
A Craft Beer Tour
For those who want to get a taste of what the heart of the city has to offer, check out the ViP craft beverage tours at Las Vegas Brews Cruise. This is the ultimate way to explore Downtown Las Vegas’ vibrant Arts District, learn about craft beer and city history, see amazing art, and enjoy some tasty Vegas’ suds along the way. At each of the breweries you visit, you get a behind the scenes tour, plus a curated flight of beers featuring the best of what each brewery has to offer. Additionally, customize your own tour with the team, because there are so may craft beer gems hidden throughout Las Vegas Territory.
If you’re a craft beer lover, don’t sleep on any of these places! Looking for adventure pre beer gaming, check out more Things to Do from our travel experts in Las Vegas Territory like foodie, photo, helicopter tours and more.