Las Vegas Booze District
Jack. Jim. Jameson. Cool! You can get that anywhere. Know what’s cooler? Not being boring. Treat your buds to a taste of only-here flavors at the Las Vegas Booze District, home to many of Nevada’s best breweries, wineries, distilleries, and more—all within one sip-and-stroll experience. From hop-tacular breweries to artisan distilleries to (yep) Mojave Desert wineries, discover some of the best places to sip around Las Vegas’ Artisan Booze District.
Las Vegas Distillery
The first artisan spirit manufacturer in Nevada, the Las Vegas Distillery is a true “American Dream” story, written by a first-generation American-Hungarian family, hand-making fine spirits through love and passion of the craft. Paving the way for all Nevada distilleries, their ingredients have been sourced from all corners of Nevada for decades. Best yet, all of their spirits are made and aged in house. Guests are welcome to tour the distillery and taste samples of the popular apple pie moonshine, enjoy a private tasting, take a class in spirit making, or barrel their own private reserve whiskey. Las Vegas Distillery also encourages you to bring all your family and friends to enjoy the distillery when you book a private event at their location
Grape Expectations is a wine lover’s dream come true. Guests are invited to make their own wine over the course of several visits to this winemaker, located in the heart of the Artisan Booze District of Las Vegas. Start your nine-month winemaking journey by crushing your grapes and pressing your wine into an oak barrel. When you come back months later, you’ll get to “rack” your wine into a steel tank, followed by bottling and labeling your very own wine!
Learn about varietals, styles, equipment, and procedures, before you get smashing at Grape Expectations wine school. Sign up for the season that best suits your taste in wine varietals – either California Grapes or Southern Hemisphere grapes. A competitor in the Winemaker International Amateur Wine Competition and member of the American Wine Society, Grape Expectations offers a unique experience for those who want a little more out of the Artisan Booze District experience.
The super-fun, passionate, and talented team at CraftHaus Brewery are enthusiastic about sharing their craft with visitors. Their beer is described as “traditional, but tweaked,” and the team is dedicated to building the Las Vegas craft beer community. They take pride in making craft beer, and it’s unlike anything you’ll taste in other Las Vegas Breweries.
Stop by for a pint and a chat, or take home a growler or squealer. Their original location in the Artisan Booze District in Henderson is what they’re known for, but they’ve recently answered the call to open a location in Downtown Las Vegas for all beer-lovers to enjoy. The owners were inspired by the beer culture they saw while making their way across Europe, which they endeavored to bring to anyone from anywhere who happens to visit Las Vegas.
Vegas Valley Winery
If you prefer your wine already bottled and labeled, then head on over to the only winery in Las Vegas—the Vegas Valley Winery. Savor a truly unique flavor of Nevada one taste, flight, or glass at a time in the cozy tasting room just 15 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. There is also hard cider available for the non-wine-o’s of the group, as well as tours for those who wish to understand the process that goes into making Nevada wines. Also, check the winery’s event calendar for monthly events such as live music or paint parties, all offered at this neighborhood tasting room.
Bad Beat Brewing
This Henderson micro-brewery is dedicated to providing quality beers to the masses. Bad Beat Brewing was the first taproom and brewery in the Artisan Booze District. Offering several year-round brews and seasonal beers, as well as guest taps, this retro Las Vegas Brewery caters to every generation, with Nintendo, darts, cards, and more to enjoy during your visit to the Artisan Booze District.
If you come on a Thursday, you can enjoy a variety of great food from multiple food trucks. Also, keep your eyes and ears open for new releases, as there is also a special celebration each time a new beer is released. Check out their monthly events calendar so you can find out what you might be showing up to during your visit to the Artisan Booze District.
Pioneers of the finest ales, the Las Vegas Brewery, Astronomy Aleworks, is the product of four dedicated beer enthusiasts, including a local Las Vegas father-and-son duo. Family-owned and -operated, the team brews and serves delicious, scientifically crafted local beer to pay homage to all the dedicated astronomers who worked diligently to bring the stars and planets close to us. At Astronomy Ale Works in the Artisan Booze District, you’ll find quality artisan beers set to impress any ale-naut or astronaut.