Skip having a glass of wine or spirits in favor of a beverage brewed from malt, yeast, hops and water on April 7. That’s because it’s National Beer Day! Here are 10 great places in Las Vegas to raise a toast with a pint of your favorite suds.
Cabo Wabo Cantina in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino — This rock ’n’ roll-style Mexican restaurant founded by Sammy Hagar in 1990 has a rollicking cerveza celebration planned. Buy-one-get-one-free drafts will be served all day. (Note: Cabo Wabo Cantina opens at 8 a.m. for revelers who want to get an early start on National Beer Day.)
Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace — This casual restaurant known for serving American food with a French twist is honoring National Beer Day with tasting specials. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy four 3-ounce pours for only $10. Choose from any of the 20 beers that Central Michel Richard has on tap – such as Innis & Gunn, Old Speckled Hen and Delirium Tremens. Or for $50, you’ll be able to indulge in all-you-can-drink beer flights.
Crown & Anchor at 1350 E. Tropicana Ave. — Located a couple of miles east of the Strip, this is one of Las Vegas’ most beloved British pubs and it’s open 24 hours, so you can you make the most of National Beer Day. There are more than 30 imported beers on tap and the menu is laden with traditional favorites like cottage pies, Cornish pasties and sausage rolls. A roast dinner is also served every Sunday, and if you go during happy hour, which runs from 3 – 6 p.m., you can take advantage of $1 draught beers.
Ellis Island Casino and Microbrewery at 4178 Koval Lane — Located a block east of the Las Vegas Strip and just south of Flamingo Road, this microbrewery has racked up several awards from the National Brewers Association. While the highlight here is sure to be the beer sampling, you’ll also be intrigued by the maze of stainless steel tanks on display that are used to create four delicious concoctions: a light, dark, amber and hefe weiss (a beer with a cloudy appearance because the yeast has not been filtered out). Plus, the Ellis Island Microbrewery produces an old-fashioned, all-natural root beer.
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas at 4510 Paradise Road — There’s no more fitting place to spend the day honoring beer than at Hofbräuhaus, the faithful reproduction of the centuries-old beer hall in Munich. At this German restaurant with a tree-lined beer garden, you can partake in beer brewed from recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago as well as listen to live Bavarian-style music by the band Die Trenkwalder. If you get hungry, Hofbräuhaus’ delicious pretzels make a wonderful complement to the beer.
Pour 24 at New York-New York — Head to this 24-hour beer joint where, as the name suggests, there are 24 beers on tap. All of the them are made in America and several are brewed locally, like the Sin City Amber and Tenaya Creek Nut Brown. You’re welcome to sample a few before making your selection. If you want to put a twist on traditional beer drinking, try Pour 24’s beer-based cocktails called “beertails.”
Public House in Luxor — This 7,000-square-foot restaurant with an extensive beer collection is offering buy-one-get-one-free specials on drafts and crafts from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. on April 7. Try selections from around the world including the Hobgoblin English Ale, the Rince Cochon Golden Ale (from Belgium), the Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weissbier (from Germany) and Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin Ale (from California).
Rí Rá in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place inside Mandalay Bay — A 500-pound statue of St. Patrick presides over the good times in this authentic Irish pub, a signal that Rí Rá is divinely dedicated beer. Instead of overwhelming patrons with a vast draught selection, the pub has limited its taps to 11 premium imports (including Guinness, of course) and five fine craft beers from the U.S. Looking for more of an assortment? About 100 bottled beers from around the world are also available at Rí Rá. No matter which you choose, you can always expect it to be served in the right glass, at the perfect temperature and by knowledgeable staff.
Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery at Main Street Station — Interested in an award-winning beer experience in downtown Las Vegas? At Triple 7, the ingredients are hand-selected and the recipes have been developed with painstaking care over the years. The High Roller Gold, a wheat beer, is the brewpub’s most popular item. More adventurous drinkers may want to go for the Marker Pale Ale or the distinctive Vienna-style Royal Red Lager. The Blackchip Porter, made by blending five malts, is always a treat for dark beer lovers. And you can’t beat this place for the price. At Triple 7, a 16-ounce glass rings in at $3.49 and a 23-ounce glass costs only $3.99.
Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas or Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa — It won’t be hard to create your own brewski bash here. Both Yard House locations have center bars with a seemingly endless number of tap handles. Every kind of beer you could possibly imagine is available – ranging from crafts and ciders to classic lagers and obscure ales. To enter the restaurant, you’ll pass through the keg room, which often houses as many as 5,000 gallons of beer at one time. Three to five miles of tap lines stretch overhead in the dining room to link the keg room to the center bar. Beers can be ordered by the shorty, goblet, pint or half yard.