Local Love: Two Places to Find Las Vegas Beers on Tap

Evel Pie Tap Handles-photo credit Hew Burney

Downtown is known for celebrating local artists and artisans and that includes brewers.

Evel Pie opened in December and, since then, the Evel Knievel-themed pizza joint on Fremont East has served an assortment of local beer. In March, as the temperature warmed, it debuted its patio and went a step further by devoting all six outdoor taps to local breweries: Big Dog’s, Tenaya Creek, Joseph James, CraftHaus, Able Baker and Hop Nuts.

“We reached out to some of our favorite local breweries and asked them to send us a keg of their best outdoor drinking beer,” says Evel Pie general manager and chef Vincent Rotolo, “all of which have been met with a very positive response from our customers.”

The local brewery tap takeover will continue year round and the lineup will change seasonally, with the current batch of brews being switched out on Father’s Day (June 18).

Evel Pie isn’t the only Downtown establishment that supports local beers. Since re-opening in June of 2013, Atomic Liquors has served Joseph James Citra Rye on tap, in addition to rotating draft beers from CraftHaus, Big Dog’s, Tenaya Creek and Lovelady.

“I really believe in supporting local [breweries],” says general manager Rose Signor, “and because the Atomic taps change so often, I permanently feature every local brewery that cans their beer on our can menu, with 12 cans total right now. Being located on Fremont East, we have so many tourists as customers, and the majority of them want to try local Las Vegas craft beer.”

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