One of the things we love most about Las Vegas is the visual stimuli you get just by driving the Strip or strolling the Las Vegas Arts District.

Las Vegas is Art and Art is Everywhere. Nevada Beer Quest #002 is art-centric and beer savvy. We’re sharing the best of both as we connect with local and national artists and world-class craft brewers alike.

18b is the heart of art and culture in Southern Nevada. And within that art world lies hidden gems of eye candy, retro shops, wall murals, eclectic art, restaurants, and the yet to be discovered places to enjoy a cold brew on a hot summer day.

If it’s art you are looking for, just stroll the streets and alleys. Murals abound. If it’s art and a party, check it every first Friday of each month.

Until then, if you’re seeking a craft beer experience, you have a few great destinations to explore. Give your car a rest and enjoy free parking while exploring while strolling 18b.

7 GREAT BEER DESTINATIONS

HOP NUTS is currently the Arts District’s only craft beer brewer. They boast an excellent selection of beers made on location that you can enjoy at their inside bar or outdoor covered patio. Visit their taproom 7 days a week. We’re big fans of their The Golden Knight year round Belgian Golden Strong Ale. Another popular beer, the ”18b,” is named in tribute of the Arts District.

Cornish Pasty Wall Mural, Las Veags

A work in Process… The new wall mural at Cornish Pasty.

CORNISH PASTY at 10 E. Charleston offers an English-inspired menu and wall of draft beers to choose from. While you are there, check out their new mural on the outside back alley wall.

Half a block straight north is MINGO KITCHEN & LOUNGE at 1017 S. 1st St., a cornerstone in the Las Vegas community and has been recognized for its outstanding Latin American cuisine. We like their beer selection.

Around the corner, one block east and a few paces south of Charleston, is THREE SHEETS CRAFT BEER BAR at 1115 S. Casino Center Blvd., offering a friendly, social atmosphere where you can catch up with old friends. With 30 unique craft beers on tap, they feature a dog-friendly courtyard and outside balcony to enjoy your beer while overlooking the Arts District.

A block west is REBAR at 1225 S. Main St. with a retro funky vibe all their own. Enjoy exploring antiques while cooling off with a cold beer. Their beer stein collection is worth seeing and most everything there is for sale. Buy a stein, drink a beer, sounds like a plan.

Across the street is VELVETEEN RABBIT, 1218 S. Main St., offering a range of specialty beers with a rotating selection of twelve taps, as well as 18-20 bottled beers. Their eclectic space features local art, boutique spirits, vintage furniture, and an outdoor patio area with a stage for entertainment.

ESTHER’S KITCHEN at 1130 S. Casino Center Blvd. is located on California St. right next to Makeshift Union Barbershop. They boast a seasonal Italian soul food and a lunch-hour happy hour.

Stay tuned, more brewers are opening and 18b will soon be a total beer/art immersion experience. For updates on what’s coming read Bob’s story New Nevada Brewery Openings, Expansions, and a Closure.

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Read Beti’s related article, Beer Friday First Friday.

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