What it is: A craft beer outpost serving casual fare in unpretentious environs among the bright lights and overblown absurdity of Vegas. Grab a hangover burger and some hair of the dog from one of the copious taps and regret the poor choices you made at the casino the night before. If you’re feeling flush from your good luck, celebrate with an older bottle from the cellar—they’ve been stashing vintages of everything from Firestone Walker Parabola to Belgian classics. And if you’re lucky, you may just run into a rock star while you’re there.
Why it’s great: We grabbed lunch at the Nellis location, returning from HomebrewCon in San Diego in 2015. It was a unique experience to find video poker terminals all along the bar of this craft-beer joint, and it was even stranger to find a five-year-old bottle of 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze on the menu. Food was good, beer was better, and the cognitive dissonance of stumbling across a cooler filled with vintage beerz was just too rich to ignore. It’s been so successful, they’re adding a third location (this time, with a brewery attached).
Hours: 10 a.m.–3 a.m., Monday–Friday; 9:30 a.m.–3 a.m., Saturday–Sunday
Address: Eastside, 3740 S. Nellis Blvd.; Northwest, 2801 N. Tenaya Wy., Las Vegas, Nevada