The frontier for breweries on the Strip is one that has yet to be explored, as there are only two locations considered to be on the Strip proper. However, there are excellent breweries abound throughout Las Vegas Boulevard and beyond. If you find yourself seeking a beer in Las Vegas, try one of these 11 unique spots, and try out our favorite brews.
Raise a Toast to All of the Breweries on the Las Vegas Strip
1. Ellis Island
Ellis Island has been in operation since 1986 and has since become both a hotel, casino, brewery and restaurant center. This unique, local place is only one block east of the Las Vegas Strip, and The Ellis Island Brewery is one of the best parts of this venue. They make an extensive list of their very own beers, including classics like a light, an amber, a hefeweizen, and an IPA, all for just three dollars.
Our pick: Three Dollar Amber
That’s right—some of the cheapest beer on the Strip is at Ellis Island, too. And, their specialty beers are not much more expensive. These specialty beers include a Chocolate porter, the Koval Pilsner, the Saluti Italian Pilsner, two IPAs, and the Bonfire Rauchbier. Each beer has a pairing listed on the menu along with it, so you can be sure to have the best flavor experience.
2. Trustworthy Brewing Company
When gambling in Las Vegas, it’s always good to find someone ‘trustworthy’ to play against. Even if the house always wins, you will always win at Trustworthy Brewing Company.
Our pick: Brass Jar
This brewery is located directly on the Las Vegas Strip, within the Grand Canal Shoppes shared by the Venetian and Palazzo. At Trustworthy, a 16-ounce pint will run you about $9, and a 24-ounce mug will cost about $12. Order a pint of the Brass Jar, which has 8.0% alcohol content and a hoppy taste followed by a flowing caramel flavor.
Their whole business is built on trust—giving customers an education while drinking the freshest beer and most delicious food around. Trustworthy also shows how you can trust them in another important way. Each quarter, they choose a different local charity and donate one dollar for each glass of certain beers to that cause.
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Stop By A Brewery Off The Strip
3. Able Baker Brewing
Our pick: Gerboise Rouge
Able Baker Brewing is the first brewery on our list for you to sample. Able Baker Brewing is found on the northern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, north of the Strat Hotel and Casino but south of the Fremont Street Experience. At this brewery, you will notice fun branding and nods to the atomic bombs once dropped at the Nevada Test Site. These bombs were named Able and Baker, and the only animal that survived was a duck. Hence, Able Baker Brewing’s logo, a duck with an atomic symbol.
Beers at Able Baker Brewing include the classic Atomic Duck IPA, the 12.1% Candy Bar Kiloton, and the tart, refreshing Ginger A Go-Go. The Gerboise Rouge is another unique flavor, similar to a white Zinfandel with Oregon tart cherries and raspberries. Each of their beers has a special story, which adds even more flavor to this brewery in Las Vegas.
4. Scenic Brewing Company
Scenic Brewing Company is not actually located on the Las Vegas Strip, rather, it sits to the northwest of highway 15, near the Lakes neighborhood. This brewery is a wonderful place to find great beer, scrumptious bar food and an exciting sports bar atmosphere. Come during a Las Vegas Raiders game or Vegas Golden Knights game for extra fun.
Our pick: the Vegas Sipper
Be sure you try a sampling of Scenic Brewery’s Vegas Sipper, which is a delicious American IPA. Another great choice is the Scenic Blueberry Wheat, which tastes almost like a blueberry muffin.
5. Tenaya Creek Brewery
Tenaya Creek Brewery has been around since 1999 and has become one of the more popular breweries in Las Vegas, as it is sold at many local restaurants throughout the city. You can also buy Tenaya Creek Brewery beers in southern California, Arizona, Utah, Canada and even on some western Allegiant Airlines routes. At their Vegas location, however, they bring in rounds of interesting food trucks to pair with their delightful beers. So, try to visit when a food truck is at Tenaya.
Our pick: 702 Pale
Like many breweries, Tenaya Creek has their typical, year-round beers, as well as a selection of seasonal beers that are only available on occasion. Their 702 Pale Ale, named after the 702 area code in Las Vegas, has a very light taste to it which hints of citrus and pine, reminiscent of the desert around the city.
6. Gordon Biersch
Gordon Biersch Brewery is a German restaurant that also makes its own authentic beers. Another brewery in Las Vegas is located just off of the Las Vegas Strip, you won’t have to go far to access their delicious drinks.
Our pick: Golden Export
They have many beers on tap, including mostly seasonal offerings like a Jack-O’-Lager pumpkin beer in the autumn. Other offerings include hard seltzers, which always have a different fresh flavor every day. Golden Export is a classic German helles, so you will get the full authentic taste of Gordon Biersch by ordering this beer.
7. Banger Brewing
Banger Brewing is a part of the Fremont Street Experience, and has a great happy hour every day, getting you $2 off any beer or other beverage you order. Then, after a few, enjoy one of their brewery tours through their brewhouse, and learn exactly how they make their favorite beers. With the cost of your brewery tour, you will also get a flight of four Banger Brewery beers.
Our pick: The Long Knight
When you visit, try the Long Knight, an oatmeal stout you may choose to enjoy in either a 5-ounce glass, a 16-ounce draft, or a 32-ounce crowler to enjoy later.
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8. Hop Nuts Brewing
A fun place to visit in Las Vegas outside of the Strip is the Tivoli Village shopping center, which is full of great boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Hop Nuts Brewing is also within Tivoli Village, giving you a great beer option while shopping and strolling.
Hop Nuts also has a second location, within the 18b Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas, which tends to have a very cool scene, perfect for sipping a craft brew.
Our pick: Harry Porter
At both locations, Hop Nuts Brewing has 20 beers on tap, 15 being their own and five being guest brews. To sample the best of Hop Nuts, sample the 6.8% Harry Porter, with rich chocolate flavors or try the 7.5% Golden Knight, which is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale brewed with pilsner.
9. Crafthaus Brewery
Also located in the Arts District, Crafthaus Brewery provides four ways that you can enjoy their beers. Of course, visit their taprooms (they have a second location in Las Vegas suburb, Henderson), order from home and pick up curbside, have their beer shipped or simply order your cans of decadent beer to go.
Brewery tours are fun here, too, offered only on Saturdays at Crafthaus’ Handerson location. The $15 tour price includes both the hour-long tour as well as a flight of beer to enjoy.
Our pick: Silver State
Crafthaus Brewery has many beers to try, from a Michelada to All the Plumcots Sour. Make sure you at least try the SIlver State Blonde, a signature brew named after Nevada itself.
10. Nevada Brew Works
Nevada Brew Works is located near Crafthouse Brewery within the Arts District yet again. At Nevada Brew Works, pick your choice of fresh beers and pair with pizza, cheese curds, or burgers.
Nevada brew Works also serves fun cocktails here, like the Albert Einstein Old Fashioned, or the Neil Armstrong Boilermaker, which is half craft beer and a shot of Buffalo Trace Bourbon.
Our pick: Ariana Rye
When sampling their beers, try the NBW Ariana Rye IPA. Not only is this a great beer, but part of the cost is donated to the Ariana Rye Foundation. They also make their own seltzers, of which you may choose your own flavor- kiwi, peach, guava, lime, or pineapple.
11. Big Dog’s Brewing Company
Big Dog’s Brewing Company is just off of Rancho Road, if you head further north of the North Las Vegas airport. Their happy hour is Monday through Friday, during which time you will receive half off your price of Big Dog’s brews. Choose from one of the many beers on tap, which typically include eight signature beers and four to ten seasonal offerings.
Our pick: Red Hydrant Brown Ale
When you are ordering your libations at Big Dog’s, make sure you order a pint of Red Hydrant Brown Ale, because this beer won the World Beer Cup Gold Medal twice, and came in as a GABF Silver Medalist. Your pint will be an English-style brown, in a rich red color.
Visit All of the Breweries on the Strip
It’s no secret that breweries on the Strip in Las Vegas have great atmospheres paired with their amazing beers. Make sure you visit at least one of these breweries on the Strip during your next Las Vegas vacation. Not a fan of beer? Visit some of the highly sought-after bars on the Strip.