The best places to drink cerveza in Las Vegas

SerVehZah Bottle Shop and Tap Room unites the Latino and craft beer communities. In the downtown Arts District, every Thursday has rock en español with local bands. (Frank Alejandre / The Nevadan / El Nevadense)

By Aleza Freeman

January 28, 2024

 

Are you seeking the perfect spot to sit back and savor a cold cerveza in Sin City?

From breweries that turn beer into an art form to cantinas where the tacos are as legendary as the drinks–even a fast-food joint that’s somehow managed to elevate the beer game–Las Vegas brews, including Mexican beer, flow like water (and may even be more plentiful).

So raise your mug and say “Cheers!” to cerveza at these 7 spots in the city that never sleeps (or sobers up).

SerVehZah Bottle Shop and Tap Room
With a playful nod to the Spanish word for beer, cerveza, Servehzah unites the Latino and craft beer communities with two dozen regional drafts and imported brews in bottles and cans, plus spirits at two Las Vegas locations–one downtown and the other in North Las Vegas. In the downtown Arts District, it’s 21-plus only, with a focus on drinks and no food, though taco trucks often park outside. North Las Vegas welcomes the whole family and the menu has food and drinks. Both locations serve a house-branded Mexican Lager, Nueva Esperanza, made in collaboration with Henderson brewery Astronomy Aleworks. Yelper Antonio comments on the great selection of beer, noting, “the best part is that you can have any of them served as a michelada!”

Able Baker Brewing
You’re sure to have a blast at Able Baker Brewing, named for atomic bombs “Able” and “Baker,” the first two to be detonated at the Nevada Test Site during the 1950s Nuclear Age. With 30 taps and a restaurant on site, this downtown Las Vegas Arts District venue welcomes all ages, even pets, thanks to patio seating. Be sure to try El Pato Loco Lager, a crazy cerveza made with Munich malt and specialty hops. For its Our Cha Taha cream ale, the brewery partnered with SerVehZah to create a beer that mimics the traditional flavors found in Mexican Horchata. It’s served in a glass rimmed with cajeta and a sugar, cinnamon blend.

Tacos & Beer
As the name implies, Tacos & Beer serves tacos–24 types including a Choco Taco–and dozens of ever-changing artisanal beers, as well as other Mexican food favorites, craft cocktails and signature margaritas. The draught beer system has 20 taps featuring regional, national and international brews, including a Mexican Lager. There are also several bottled and canned beers from around the world, Cocktails are made with authentic mezcal and tequila, and tortillas are all housemade. Enjoy your cerveza inside or on an outside patio. “The general vibe of this place is [top] notch,” writes Tyler N. on Yelp, “and the people there are even better.”

Más Por Favor Taquería and Tequila
Street tacos, cerveza and a secret tunnel–you’ll find all three at Más Por Favor in Chinatown Las Vegas. This fast-casual Mexican restaurant has a menu of street tacos, nachos, and more than meets the eye. Don’t leave without asking about the hidden hallway, leading to an offbeat speakeasy parlor with live music. On the drink menu: Mexican beers like Negro Modelo, Belching Viva La Beaver Mexican Chocolate Stout and El Charro Mexican Lager, brewed locally at Tenaya Creek Brewery; craft cocktails; bottle service; and a plethora of tequilas and mezcals.

Ojo Locos Sports Bar
If you’re looking for a sports bar that caters specifically to the Latin community, check out Ojos Locos Sports Bar. Located inside Hotel Jefe at Ojos Locos Casino in North Las Vegas, this cantina has it all: Ice-cold cervezas, cocktails, Mexican food, and sexy Latina waitresses known as Chicas Coquetas y Bonitas. The venue is laid-back and open to families, though it can turn into quite a fiesta on nights and weekends. Wall-to-wall HD televisions broadcast sporting events so you can always root for your favorite team, and even place a bet at the sportsbook. Yelper Tim H. puts it simply: “Well, if you like football and pretty girls with cold beer plus great food, come here.”

Señor Frogs Restaurant & Bar
Party like a tourist with yard-long beers, signature drinks, and tasty food at Señor Frogs, located at TI. This two-story restaurant, bar, and club overlooks the bustling action of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Originating in Mazatlán, Mexico, the popular chain has locations in party destinations all over the world. Between the menu of Mexican, American and international dishes, large screen projections, live music and a festive atmosphere, prepare for a party to remember (or forget, depending how much cerveza you drink).

Taco Bell Cantina
Most people head to Taco Bell to sober up after a night of drinking. At Taco Bell Cantina, you can enjoy your drink and your food at the same time. Along with classic Taco Bell menu items like Mexican Pizzas, Crunchwrap Supremes and Doritos Locos Tacos, this two-story Taco Bell has a handful of alcoholic drinks, including Casa Modelo beer and spiked slushies. Yelper Dii T. writes that Taco Bell Cantina is a lot of fun but it can get busy: “There is a line to get inside and you get carded at the entrance since they sell alcohol here. Once you get inside there’s music that gives it a nightclub type of feel.”

  • Aleza Freeman

    Aleza Freeman is a Las Vegas native and award-winning journalist with two decades of experience writing and editing lifestyle, travel, entertainment, and human interest stories in Nevada. Her work has appeared in AARP magazine, Haute Living and Nevada Magazine.

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