Saturday, June 19, 2021

Nevada Brew Works - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are once again in Las Vegas, Nevada to rescue Nevada Brew Works.  Nevada Brew Works is a family-owned brewery that was forced to open during the pandemic.  The owner Jason is supposedly over $700,000 in debt and at risk of losing his house as it was used for collateral.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Nevada Brew Works like all bars so far during this season. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Nevada Brew Works since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Great beer selection. Ample seating indoors and outdoors. Staff super friendly and made us feel welcome. Situated right next door to HUDL so if you want to do the brewery row crawl like we did it makes it easy. I recommend the golden blond ale if you're wanting something crisp and light when the heat is blazing outside."
  • "Had to stop in for a quick brew and the NBW Hazy IPA was amazing!!! A lot of outdoor seating with shade. We ending up sitting inside the staff was so friendly and accommodating they moved two tables together for us."
  • "If you are looking for a great place to eat in the Arts District, you have to try Nevada Brew Works. They offer lots of great craft beers and pub food. My wife had the skinny burger with a side of the best onion rings we have ever had. I ordered the chicken wings and they were delicious. The service was fast and friendly and they offer plenty of outside seating."
  • "Excellent drinks, brews, and pizza! Enjoyed sitting outside, the smell of wood fire is lovely. Staff was awesome, highly recommend!"
  • "What a place!! Huge patio plus lots of seating inside. Bourbon flight was great as was the beer. Too many to try in one sitting. Oh, and the pizza. Excellent. The service was too notch. We had a great time and will be back, with friends."
  • "This is by far the best brewery in Vegas and the atmosphere is amazing. We took our kids here and they had as much fun as "the adults" did. Their patio is huge and the kids were able to run around in between stuffing their face with pizza, huge pretzels, and obviously ice cream. And the beer was incredible. If your looking for a fun place to hang out one afternoon while you're in Vegas with great beer, tasty food, and super fair prices, this is your spot! We will definitely be going back."
  • "Great Beer! Great Food! This is a go to spot for my wife and I, and friends as they have one of the best burgers ever, The NV Brew Works Burger. Atmosphere is relaxing and always a good time."
  • "Went with a couple of friends from work. We sat outside and had some food and beer. Excellent atmosphere. Not cheap, but not overly expensive either. Diverse clientele. One of my new faves."

Negative Reviews:
  • "Don't waste your time here! There are lots of great breweries nearby, and while the pizza and beer was good, the service was extremely subpar. We went twice, once during the weekend and once during the week, during both occasions both the wait staff and the pour staff treated us slowly and begrudgingly. They seemed genuinely annoyed when asking for silverware or asking questions about the menu on both occasions that we were there. Not a hospitable atmosphere to the point that it was noticeable."
  • "I had the Nevada brew pizza which had pepperoni, sausage, onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. It was pretty basic, if I'm being honest. The teriyaki wings were also okay. Nothing really special about this place. The jam cider they offered was good though. However, I won't be coming here again."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Nevada Brew Works happened in late March/early April 2021.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue Facebook page. 
  • Here is the Nevada Brew Works website and Facebook page.
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Lauren (owner), Jason (owner), Dani (bartender)
  • Nevada Brew Works has a Kickstarter page before opening to try to raise money for the brewery and they raised over $26,000. (Link)
  • When the bar opened in 2020, the owners said they planned to donate some of its proceeds to children in need through a foundation named after their daughter. (Link)
  • Here is an article from the Las Vegas Review Journal about Jason and Lauren and their story about opening the brewery. 
  • In a local news story, Jason said that business is starting to pick up as tourism picks up.
  • Here are the reviews for Nevada Brew Works from Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Google
    • The reviews are mostly positive both before and after the makeover.
  • Here are the reviews for their beers on Untappd, which are average ratings for beer.
  • Nevada Brew Works is located in the Arts District of Las Vegas and is located across the street from Cork & Thorn which also appeared on Bar Rescue this season.


Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Nevada Brew Works and the reviews for the brewery since the makeover are mostly positive.  The reviews before the makeover were also positive and people seem to love the atmosphere and outdoor area as well as the food.  Like other businesses in the Las Vegas area, as tourism starts to pick back up, the businesses are also picking up.  With restrictions on restaurants easing, Nevada Brew Works should have no problem increasing their numbers from what they were when they opened.

*To see how all of the bars from Bar Rescue are doing, go to the Bar Rescue Updates page, and also Like us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter to stay up to date with all things involving Bar Rescue.

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