While commonly considered part of Las Vegas, Henderson is actually the second largest city in Nevada and is home to many of Las Vegas’ local breweries. Locals have even dubbed the cluster of Henderson breweries the “Booze District”
Beer connoisseurs won’t want to miss these six hidden gems in Henderson:
Bad Beat Brewing
Probably the most well-known brewery in Henderson, Bad Beat Brewing is situated in the “Booze District” on Eastgate Rd. Established in 2014, this brewery provides a variety of craft beers, with at least four main beers on tap at all times and eight different specialty brews throughout the year.
Accompanying the craft beer is a movie projector for sports viewing, giant Jenga, an original Nintendo, shuffleboard, and more.
Lovelady Brewing Company
Named after the founder, Lovelady Brewing Company carries a wide variety of craft beers to enjoy, with new flavors added monthly.
Situated in downtown Henderson, Lovelady is a short walk from Henderson City Hall on Water Street. Lovelady features gaming facilities, including cornhole, giant Jenga, shuffleboard, and connect four to ensure guests have enough entertainment outside the drinks.
Established in 2014, Crafthaus Brewery wasted no time racking up awards. Las Vegas Weekly’s Reader’s Choice named Crafthaus its Favorite Local Brewery in 2018 and landed on Yelp’s Top 100 Businesses Coast to Coast list.
Part of the “Booze District” on Eastgate Rd., this brewery has a vibrant, airy taproom that is friendly for the whole family, offering games such as Battleship and Connect Four.
Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company
Located on Sunset Road, Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company serves its own locally brewed beers while functioning as a full-fledged casino and sports book.
Part of Station Casinos, Barely’s offers plenty of entertainment in a small package. After playing the slots and placing a bet, guests can dine at Brewer’s Cafe and order a craft beer with their food.
Mojave Brewing Company
Located on Water Street, Mojave Brewing Company is a family-run brewery whose owner has over 30 years of brewing experience. Mojave offers an extensive menu of original and exciting beers, including:
- Shotgun Wedding
- Raspberry/Pepper Ale
- Coffee Famous
- Skrogzilla Blonde Ale
Accompanying the beer selection is a food and snack menu and a big screen perfect for watching sports.
Astronomy Aleworks gets its name from the founders’ love of science and astronomy. This family-owned brewery is located in the “Booze District” and takes a scientific approach to its recipes for pinpoint flavor profiles.
One of Astronomy’s most popular beers is their StarDust, an American IPA with a perfect balance of malt and hops. Their Galaxy Pale Ale is another popular option, bringing out each hop’s best notes to create a fantastic flavorful pale ale.
Apart from the out-of-this-world beer selection, Astronomy offers live entertainment in the form of local music and trivia on select nights.
Astronomy has a unique schedule, open on the following days and times:
- Sunday – 12-7 pm,
- Monday – 5-10 pm,
- Tuesday – CLOSED
- Wednesday – 4-10 pm
- Thursday – 4-10 pm
- Friday – 2-10 pm, and
- Saturday – 12-10 pm
Henderson Breweries and More
With so many local breweries, there’s a reason Henderson is known as the “Booze District.” Get away from the buzz of the Strip and experience the local scene at one of Henderson’s many breweries.