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White coffee cup and beer cheers against a colorful mural of water street district

Bar Hoppin’ Henderson’s Water Street: 5 Frothy Stops

This one’s for the beer lovers and bar hoppers.

Las Vegas is the largest, and most popularly known, city in Nevada, but surrounding the entire southeast corner of Las Vegas is Nevada’s second largest city, Henderson. Originally built and known for its supply of magnesium, it was the largest supplier of magnesium “the miracle metal” during World War II. The decline in magnesium production made way for Henderson Township to become officially incorporated in 1953.

At the heart of Henderson is the Water Street District where the City Hall offices are located, along with shops, bars, restaurants and a casino. Let us walk you through a few of the top watering holes to quench your thirst on Water Street.

Public Works Coffee Bar

Beginning on the south end of Water Street, Public Works Coffee Bar is the perfect place to start your day, or get a midday pick me up. Not only is the coffee great (and is served with a free Teddy Graham!), they also serve local beer and wine on tap! We are all about this bar because they are a small, independent business, with a passion for giving back to the Henderson community. 

The industrial looking space is actually quite cozy and a great place to get some work done, have a meeting, catch up with an old friend, or just read a book! They even have a community room available to use for private parties and meetings of about 10 or so people. Last we heard, this space can be booked free of charge, but call the venue to make sure!

Sticks Tavern

One of the newest kids on the block – Sticks Tavern is located at Atlantic and Water Street, just across the street from the new America First Center (formally Lifeguard Arena). The sports bar is aptly hockey themed and owned by mother and son duo Robin and Jordan Camacho. Jordan serves as Executive Chef and draws on his fine dining culinary background working at places like Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and Charlie Palmer’s Stirling Club to create elevated pub fare. One of the only places on Water Street to serve brunch, the brunch menu includes Rolled French Toast, Baja Shrimp Tacos, and Steak Frites alongside comfort classics such as Chicken Fried Steak, Biscuits & Gravy, and Eggs Benedict. The dinner menu includes seven burgers, including the Sticks Burger which Camacho spent weeks perfecting, alongside sandwiches, chicken tenders, and more. Sticks is a great place to get a few drinks and catch a sports game.

White coffee cup and beer cheers against a colorful mural of water street district
Sticks Tavern outside shot of entry

Mojave Brewing

On the corner of Pacific and Water streets lies Mojave Brewing Company. The brewery opened in 2020 and has been delighting craft beer enthusiasts ever since. They are unafraid to experiment with different flavors and styles of beer – serving everything from traditional Tripels, Porters, Red Ales, WCIPA, etc. to more unique combinations such as a Raspberry/Pepper Ale called “Shotgun Wedding”, and a “To Be Pear – Perry” – a Perry which is similar to Ciders, but made with pears. They also are known as one of the only breweries in town that pours a Cask ale, which undergoes secondary fermentation in the barrel and is drawn from the barrel into the glass. Whether you want to nerd out on craft beer, or just enjoy a couple pints – Mojave is a great place to do it!

A female bartender pouring a craft beer from a long line of draft options at the bar.
Mural of a person with a nose ring drinking a beer.

Lovelady Brewing

Near the start of Water Street just south of Victory Road lies one of two great breweries in the area. Lovelady Brewing was the first brewery to open on Water Street in 2016, and it’s been a staple ever since. Fans not only enjoy the unique craft beers they come up with, but the chill atmosphere including a shuffleboard table and dog-friendly patio. Since the brewery doesn’t serve food, you can order from Juan’s Flaming Fajitas next door and they’ll deliver to the brewery! This is especially great because reservations at Juan’s are hard to get, so now you can enjoy a great local beer with delicious fajitas!

Gold Mine Tavern

Across the street from Lovelady Brewing is one of Water Street’s oldest watering holes – Gold Mine Tavern. This popular dive bar opened in 1965 and has been rocking Hendertucky ever since. It’s known as a home for many bikers throughout the years where you can shoot a game of pool, sip on cheap drinks, and enjoy the night’s live entertainment. The bar also offers gaming, and there’s even a “White Claw” machine where you can win free game play, drinks, and more.

Outside shot of Lovelady Brewing building
A outside seating area at Gold Mine Tavern with yellow chairs and blue sky.

So next time you’re in Vegas and looking for an off-the-beaten path adventure with small town vibes, look no further. Visit Henderson and its historic Water Street District! 

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