From fine dining on the Strip to microbreweries in Las Vegas, you’re bound to find a cuisine that suits your palate in an atmosphere that you enjoy in this city. One of our favorite dining experiences is the gastropub. But what is a gastropub? Known for its bar-like atmosphere and emphasis on great craft beers and high-quality food, gastropubs first took off in the United States in the 1990s, after originating in London. The term “gastropub” is a combination of the words pub (short for public house) and gastronomy (the study of the relationship between culture and food). At these culinary bars, you can forget about deep-fryers, microwaves, and frozen foods. Instead, you’ll find fresh ingredients, creative preparation, and a revolving door of menu items.
Since the 90s, gastropubs have exploded with some people estimating that there are more than 7,000 gastropubs open across the country and not just in major metropolitan cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, but in places like Tucson, Greenville, and Columbus. We definitely have our fair share of gastropubs and microbreweries in Las Vegas, so here’s a look at a few of our favorites! If you’re visiting or just looking for a place to kickback that has great beer and high-quality food, consider dropping into one of these gastropubs in Las Vegas.
The Smashed Pig
Located in downtown Las Vegas, the Smashed Pig is a sleek gastropub serving a British menu with global touches, plus some of the best cocktails and craft beer Las Vegas has to offer. Run by a husband-and-wife chef team you can expect menu staples like fish and chips and bangers and mash along with some unexpected items like green bean tempura and daily sashimi picks.
Craft + Community
This funky gastropub is a must-try at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Craft + Community features a curated drink menu of house-made cocktails, craft beer, and crowd-pleasing food favorites like backyard BBQ Pork Ribs with jalapeño, molasses, and shaved street corn as well as fried chicken with green hatch chili mac & cheese. Not only does Craft + Community serve unique fare in a relaxed atmosphere, but it also offers outdoor seating on an expansive patio overlooking one of the resort’s pools and features live music.
Public School 702
Located a bit off-the-Strip in Downtown Summerlin, Public School 702 is an industrial-chic gastropub with fun schoolhouse details, eclectic menus, tap beers, and patio games. Look for bacon cheddar tots, crispy Buffalo cauliflower, shrimp and white cheddar grits, and roasted poblano with quinoa. When you walk into Public School 702, you will think true schoolhouse with communal tables, a walkup bar, beer pong tables and more.
Also located off-the-Strip, Bailiwick at the Orleans Hotel & Casino is a fun and casual gastropub for booze and bites. Known just as much for its live entertainment as its beer and food menu, Bailiwick serves more than 100 beverages along with snacks like smoked sausage coated in corn dog batter and deep-fried, Japanese fish tacos, a variety of sliders and Bailiwick’s signature desserts including a smooth and sticky S’more.
Experience this city to the max and discover delicious bites and craft beers in Las Vegas at some of the best gastropubs around. Put your mind and your wallet at ease by viewing Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s exclusive offers for dining, entertainment, and much more.