Rediscovering Vegas: The Food

Heading to Las Vegas for Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE)? Here are some of the city's best dining options–on and off The Strip.

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Beerhaus in Las Vegas

Many venture to the notorious Strip in search of the best dining options, but going off the beaten path will lead you to some of Vegas’ hidden dining treasures. After a day of informative educational sessions and walking the TPE exhibit floor, avoid the crowds of the Strip and make a reservation for The Barrymore (99 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | barrymorelv.com). This retro dining space is chic and a throwback to the days of Sinatra and the Rat Pack.

Barrymore in Las Vegas
The Barrymore

Located within the Royal Resort hotel, The Barrymore offers a menu full of classic dishes like Berkshire pork chops, Chilean seabass, shrimp scampi and beef short ribs. The restaurant also has an extensive wine collection with more than 50 different selections, one that earned it Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence in 2017. For those dining here during TPE 2018, stop in on a Monday or Wednesday night for drink specials. Enjoy a fine cigar after your meal in the outdoor sitting area with colleagues and friends to top off the night.

Downtown Terrace in Las Vegas
Downtown Terrace Kitchen & Bar in Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ Downtown Container Park open-air shopping center is home to another full-service restaurant that comes with a different view of Vegas. Downtown Terrace Kitchen & Bar (707 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 | downtownterracelv.com) has a shareable menu full of light, seasonal, farm-fresh selections. If you’re in town during the weekend, Downtown Terrace’s brunch menu makes it a go-to for many looking to enjoy delicious selections, mimosas, views of downtown Las Vegas and live entertainment performing within the Container Park area.

Beer Park by Budweiser in Las Vegas
Beer Park by Budweiser in Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ beer culture is strong and has grown over the past few years. If you have plans near the Strip, check out Beerhaus, which is located within The Park (3784 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109). Casual and inviting, Beerhaus serves up savory slow-roasted rotisserie meats, sausage sandwiches, sides and desserts. Beerhaus also has a world-class beer list comprising local craft beers and regional selections. Another beer-driven venue in Vegas is Beer Park by Budweiser (3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109), located outside the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This rooftop bar offers views of the Bellagio’s famed fountains and features an all-American menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, fries, pretzels and much more. Our tip is to get a bit adventurous and try one of Beer Park’s beer cocktails, like the Superbowl Shandy, which is a mix of Skyy Blood Orange Infusions Vodka, Aperol, lemon, lime and Shock Top.

If you find yourself within the heart of the Strip, as many do during any trip to Las Vegas, you can have an authentic English pub experience in the center of Caesars Palace at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill (3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109). Feast on authentic British fare like shepherd’s pie, sticky toffee pudding, beer-battered fish and chips, or grilled lamb burgers, and enjoy one of the 36 beers available on tap. The Hell’s Kitchen host brings touches of the U.K. into the pub space, from red telephone booths to murals of Buckingham Palace. Ramsay’s pub is always busy, but it’s worth the wait for any foodie looking to top off his or her Vegas trip.

This story first appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Tobacco Business magazine. Members of the tobacco industry are eligible for a complimentary subscription to our magazine. Click here for details.

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