A chill evening at Banger Brewing on Fremont Street in Las Vegas

Most of our weekend road trips to Las Vegas end with us heading back to Phoenix after lunch on Sunday. On our last trip, however, we had some business we needed to attend to Monday morning. After our huge lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen early Sunday afternoon, we weren’t in any mood for a big dinner. We decided instead to take a Lyft from our hotel to Fremont Street and try Banger Brewing, a brewpub that had gotten some decent reviews online.

Banger Brewing, Las Vegas, interior

Our expectations were not lofty, but Banger Brewing ended being a chill place to spend a Sunday evening. There were tables indoors and out, although being August there was little demand for the outdoor seating. The interior had a proper brewery ambiance, with lots of glass and brushed stainless steel, not to mention some wooden barrels that may have had a story.

There was music, but it wasn’t so loud we couldn’t relax and have an adult conversation. There was no table service, at least when we were there, but it wasn’t difficult to order at the bar.

As far as we could tell, Banger Brewing had eighteen taps total, twelve being for craft beers brewed on premises and six guest taps. I tried two of their own beers. First was a brown ale called DTB, followed by a cream ale called Honey Pot.

Banger Brewing, Las Vegas, brewery

When it comes to craft beer, I’m less of a connoisseur and more of an amateur. In other words, I don’t know what’s supposed to be good, but I do know what I like. I’m somewhat partial to red and brown ales, so although I liked both beers, I liked the DTB a little better.

We didn’t have any food at Banger Brewing, but they had a small outdoor kitchen cooking what smelled like Mexican street food. Based on the aroma alone, we’ll probably be back again next time we’re in Las Vegas, but we’ll bring more of an appetite.

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