T-Mobile Arena & MGM’s Beerhaus at The Park tap Big Dog’s and local craft beer!
The new T-mobile arena and The Park recently opened on the Las Vega Strip to almost universal rave reviews. The new arena is unlike anything built in the city before and that is saying a lot since we now have five full-sized arenas within a mile or so of each other. The building was built with the specs to someday host an NBA or NHL professional team, concerts, rodeos, political conventions, and more.
The Park is a new indoor/outdoor dining district that links the new arena to the famous Las Vegas Strip. The outdoor plaza hosts several restaurants, hang out spaces, public art, and more. Also, still being built, is an all-new state of the art concert hall that will also tie into The Park.
All of these developments should be great for the city as they are tools to attract more and more events, conventions, and tourists to come here and have a good time.
One lightly promoted aspect (but nonetheless significant) of these developments is how MGM Resorts and their partners have embraced local craft beer. For example, at the new Beerhaus restaurant in The Park, several of the local craft breweries are represented, including Big Dog’s Las Vegas Craft Lager. You can also find beers on tap from other Nevada Craft Brewers Association members such as Joseph James, Hop Nuts, CraftHaus, Bad Beat, Banger, Tenaya Creek, and Reno’s Great Basin. Over in the new T-mobile arena, you can actually enjoy Big Dog’s Tailwagger Hefeweizen on tap at the “Get Lucky Lounge.” Of course, we are very excited about being chosen to be on tap and look forward to enjoying many, many pints at events over the upcoming years. As of this writing, Tailwagger is the only local craft beer available at the arena.
This is a signature moment for the local breweries and represents a movement that has been churning below the surface for the last couple of years. As mentioned in a recent article in the Las Vegas Weekly magazine, the local scene has become more accommodating as craft beer has evolved from trend to the new normal. In the past five years, the Nevada Craft Brewers have grown from just 14 member breweries to over 40! With that growth comes more and more choices for restaurants, bars, resorts, and consumers to make, which is a big win for everyone. As the resorts continue to embrace craft beer – and locally produced craft beer in particular – you will continue to see the local scene develop and grow into one that can be put up against some of the more developed craft beer markets in the country. We’ve never been more excited to be a part of this industry in Nevada.