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The Largest Brewpub on the Las Vegas Strip Is About to Open

BrewDog, the sometimes controversial brewer, is opening a large brewpub in Las Vegas.

Courtesy of BrewDog
Courtesy of BrewDog
Courtesy of BrewDog

BrewDog, the controversy-courting Scottish brewery with many US outposts, has announced the opening date for its long-awaited Las Vegas brewpub.

BrewDog will open on December 2 on the third and fourth floor of the Showcase Mall on Las Vegas Boulevard. The new space will include a rooftop deck with what it says is a 360-degree view of The Strip. The menu will feature familiar BrewDog beers like Elvis Juice, as well as items exclusive to the Las Vegas location. It also promises in its announcement that there will be “guest taps” that feature local breweries. 

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Courtesy of BrewDog
Courtesy of BrewDog

The new space is the largest of BrewDog’s 113 global locations, according to the announcement. The rooftop patio is topped with a 4,000-square-foot LED cube and a 30foot illuminated sign. Inside, you’ll find 96 taps and a ten-barrel brewhouse for making small batches of beer that will be exclusive to the Las Vegas location. 

The brewpub shimmers in the rendering pictured above. Though, it has been pointed out that the view from the street might not be quite as glamorous. It truly is a mall. 

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Courtesy of BrewDog
Courtesy of BrewDog

This new location follows the recent opening of a BrewDog in Atlanta and the announcement of plans to move into Denver.

In many ways, Las Vegas is the perfect place for BrewDog to have a big showy space. It has risen to prominence by touting ethos it has called “punk” and others have referred to as brash. That brash-ness and its rapid expansion have led to no small amount of controversy, including accusations that its crowdfunding model is not so great for investors, allegations of discrimination in its US taprooms, and allegations of a toxic workplace throughout the company, among other controversies. 

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Courtesy of BrewDog
Courtesy of BrewDog

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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