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Cocktails are Not Free With Video Poker at 3535 Bar But We're Ok With That

July 9, 2015 at 5:59 PM | by | ()

This writer just made his very first visit to the award-winning 3535 Bar at The Linq Hotel.

Even though there are only six video poker games at the bar, I may have found a new favorite place for cocktails on the Vegas Strip. (Which is good timing since this place just closed.)

While the cocktail shown above doesn’t have fancy ice like some other cocktails at 3535 it did have a delicious mixture of pear, watermelon and a lot of booze. It was perfectly refreshing for a 115 degree afternoon in Vegas. So was the second helping which slowed the day down just a bit.

On the off chance that there's a spot or two open to play video poker, these craft cocktails still aren’t offered at no charge. You can get complimentary well drinks and beer while playing video poker but you’ll have to pay $2 for each of these craft cocktails.

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Sin City Brew Tours Will Bring You To The Best Beer Las Vegas Has To Offer

June 11, 2015 at 4:08 PM | by | ()

The Las Vegas beer scene has grown rapidly over the past couple of years. For a local beer drinker it’s been fantastic that be able to find craft beer from all over the United States and the rest of the world. Recently we’ve seen the growth in local breweries to the point that there was a beer fest with only local brews.

There are no less than nine breweries in Las Vegas today. These aren’t just people making beer for their friends and families. These are legitimate breweries who sell their beer at stores, bars and restaurants. The demand for local beers has grown so much that you can now tour some of those Las Vegas breweries with Sin City Brew Tours.

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Locals Only Beer Fest Coming To Neonopolis This Weekend

May 20, 2015 at 2:58 PM | by | ()

There are moments where by the time certain trends reach Las Vegas, they’re already on their way out of being trendy. That’s not the case with craft beer, which has moved beyond just being a trend as craft beer sales continue to grow nationwide as do the amount of brewing companies.

Put it this way--five years ago, you had to search up, down and all around Las Vegas to find a craft beer. Today you can find craft beer on just about every menu all around Las Vegas.

Further, there is a rapidly growing local craft brew scene in Las Vegas. And they will finally get their day at the Locals Only Beer Fest at Neonopolis in Downtown Vegas on Saturday, May 23.

The Fest takes place from 2p.m. and 6p.m. and will feature Nevada Craft Brewers Association members Banger Brewing (hosts of the event), Barley’s, Hop Nuts, 777, Joseph James, CraftHaus, Bad Beat, Tenaya Creek, Big Dog’s, Chicago Brewery, Ellis Island, Old School, Gordon Biersch and Sin City. There will also be a couple home brewers featured at the beer fest.

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You May Go to Pizza Rock for the Pizza and Meatballs But You'll Stay for the Beer

May 8, 2015 at 5:25 PM | by | ()

Our love for Pizza Rock shouldn’t surprise anyone by now. The food at all three Las Vegas locations (Downtown Vegas, Green Valley Ranch and Little Tony’s at Palace Station) is equally delicious. However there is one thing that separates the different outlets. It’s the booze.

The original Las Vegas location of Pizza Rock in Downtown Vegas has a nice, but not very large, selection of craft beer. They even offer a couple different beers from nearby Banger Brewing. Little Tony’s has a few craft beers as well but they're more focused on their massive whiskey list and craft cocktails.

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Craft Beer, Music And Rockin' Fashions At SLS

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 19, 2015 at 7:50 PM | by | ()

There are few things that sound as great as the combination of beer and music, at least to this guy. The Vegas Beer and Music Festival combines both and adds a rock n' roll fashion show April 3 at SLS Las Vegas (formerly the Sahara).

The event will bring together more than 50 craft breweries from Las Vegas and southern California, including Banger Brewing, New Belgium and Stone Brewing. The music portion of the festival will include performances by Falling Doves and Dan Fester. The fashion show is hosted by Romantic Rock. You can see a sample of the show here. (Click if like rock chicks in bikinis.)

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Early Bird Tickets Available For 2015 Great Vegas Beer Festival

December 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM | by | ()

2014 feels like it was the year of craft beer. Every bar and restaurant began offering some kind of “craft” brew on its menu. New breweries like downtown's Banger Brewing were toasted by locals and visitors alike, too. It’s a great time to be a beer drinker in Las Vegas and 2015 looks to be even better.

Tickets are now on sale for Motley Brews' 2015 Great Vegas Beer Festival set for April 11. The regular event holds claim to being the largest craft beer festival in the state. This will be the fifth anniversary for the beer festival which saw its largest attendance ever last year. April's event will take place in downtown's Fremont East Entertainment District which is just beyond the Fremont Street Experience canopy.

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Coming To Mandalay Bay, A BEER Fest So Good It Apparently Needs To Be In All Caps

Where: 89109
August 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM | by | ()

What do we want? Beer! When do we want it? Now!

At some point in time everything great in Las Vegas becomes a trend. A few of years ago, it was difficult to find a good beer. That’s finally changed as more and more bars and restaurants expand their menus to include imported and craft beers. Now there’s a beer revolution in Vegas.

September 12-14, Mandalay Bay will host its first-ever BEER Weekend, a three-day beer-ganza featuring special events and menus. Events will include a dinner at miX with acclaimed brewmasters; a beer brunch at Fleur; a beer festival at Mandalay Bay Beach; and, a craft beer panel discussion led by Sarah Johnson, the first woman to be certified as a cicerone (beer expert) in Nevada and who also serves as the resort's Food & Beverage Director.

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Why We're Loving TAG At The Quad

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 7, 2014 at 4:35 PM | by | ()

When corporations write press releases and marketing materials, they often focus on what matters most to them. They're sometimes more concerned with filling a buzzword quota more than focusing on what makes the product, in this case a bar, unique. The first paragraph of the description of TAG Bar at The Quad (soon-to-be The LINQ Hotel) fits that bill and it's not right.

TAG Lounge and Bar in Las Vegas revolutionizes the traditional gaming floor into a state-of-the-art interactive gaming lounge with cutting-edge digital casino games, touchscreen table top gaming units and a unique hologram blackjack table, as well as a beverage list of more than 300 beers and sports from around the world, streaming 24 hours.

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Four Queens Solves Our Drink Dilemma

Where: 202 Fremont Street [map], 89101
November 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM | by | ()

We love the free drinks that are so readily available throughout Vegas casinos. Sometimes, we won’t even be playing and will still be offered our favorite beverage by a cocktail sever who knows us too well. The downside to all the freebies comes when we step away from the tables and are reminded that, in the real world, pouring from the tap comes with a tab.

In Vegas casino restaurants, this situation can be especially frustrating. While on the gaming floor, we can drink ourselves silly for next to nothing. Once we step into a restaurant, often just feet away from the nearest slot machine, the comps end and the pricey brews begin. The easy solution, of course, would be to bring in free drinks from the casino floor. The restaurants typically see us coming from miles away, however, and make us finish or trash them prior to entering. A few will let it slide, but most (especially chain restaurants) are strict about their no-outside-drinks policies. We’ve tried every trick in the book to get out of paying for cocktails and will even dash out mid-meal to quickly down a glass if we see our server making her rounds.

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Great Vegas Festival Of Beer Coming Soon

February 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM | by | ()

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer (GVFB) returns for its third year on April 27. You can sample from a selection of over 200 craft beers. After hosting a sellout crowd in 2012, the GVFB has grown to the point that it had to move its location. GVFB will now take place at the brand new outdoor events center at Sunset Park. Sunset Park is near McCarran Airport and is a short cab ride from the south end of The Strip.

GVFB has grown to be Nevada’s largest celebration of craft beer from local, regional and international breweries and will cater to over 5,000 beer fans this year. Not only did last year's beerfest sell out, but it was insanely packed early on. The crowd will include a good mix of locals and tourists. The GCFB is a legit beer festival run by Motley Brews so you should expect a quality good time with great beer.

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