As far as gastropubs go, 18Bin’s cozy location in the heart of the Las Vegas’ Arts District makes you feel as if you stumbled through a secret backdoor. That’s part of what originally attracted co-owner Abraham “Abe” Taylor to the indoor/outdoor space. After putting in time with Hakkasan, Taylor and his partners knew how to balance dining with entertainment. Besides 18Bin’s weekend brunch, the weekly Wine’d Up Wednesdays and Taco Tuesday comedy night are popular ongoing events, and the pub even hosts live djs on Friday and Saturday nights. 18Bin also offers a vegan menu that doesn’t feel like an afterthought, with dishes like Vegan Street Tacos that are filled with seasoned portobello mushroom and a refreshing Vegan Sashimi Salad with delicately sliced beet and vegan feta cheese. The grilled cheese with roasted tomato marmalade is also a good bet. The original artwork by Downtown Las Vegas artists creates good conversation starters while serving as a brilliant backdrop as you sip on wines, local craft brews, and specialty cocktails.
How to order: Reservations are recommended for weekends and events, especially brunch. Order takeout online.