Fremont East Entertainment District
506 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Another interesting Downtown bar with an big beer list and a couple of nice outdoor patios.
In the Fremont East Entertainment District of Downtown Las Vegas.
All sorts of folks - there doesn't seem to be a specific type.
A bargain compared to what you'll pay on The Strip.
When the weather is nice so you can enjoy the outdoor patios.
Because it's just as good as the other FEED bars.
The have a simple menu of pub grub style food.
Worth it for those patios alone.
The Fremont East Entertainment District starts where the Fremont Street Experience ends at Las Vegas Boulevard and heads east for several blocks. But it's that first block that has seen the bulk of the impressive redevelopment efforts driven by more than half a dozen fun bars like this one, located in a building that used to be a hookah lounge.
The biggest draws here are the multiple outdoor areas, which will be great when the weather is cooperating. There is a small patio in the front so you can watch the ever-increasing sea of humanity cruising FEED and even get a (admittedly partially obstructed) view of the light and laser show at the FSE. If you prefer things a bit quieter, there is a garden-like patio at the back of the property with table, comfy seating areas, a fireplace, and colorful Mexican tile work that gives it a festive mood.
In between is the relatively small slip of an inside with a bar on one side, a few tables on the other, and that's about it. The decor fits with the park-like theme with lots of wood, tile, metal, and stone creating a cozy ambience.
There is a small menu of pub grub type food - sliders, sandwiches, salads, tacos, and even some breakfast and brunch items but the real draw here are the beers, dozens of which are on tap and in bottles. There are some recognizable brands (Blue Moon, Heineken, Rolling Rock, etc.) but take some time to explore the lesser-known names for the true finds. If you can get the attention of the bartenders (not easy on a busy night) they will walk you through finding one that will appeal to your taste buds. They also have a full bar of non-beer spirits and an interesting menu of specialty cocktails.
Since it is the first bar you get to when leaving the FSE and entering FEED, the crowd is a bit more mixed than at many of the other neighboring bars. I saw older, younger, what were probably locals, and what were definitely tourists (the fanny packs give them away) and everyone seemed to be getting along fabulously.
For the outdoor patios and the long beer list, I give this one a thumbs up.