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Hoptoberfest: 20 Vegas Bars, One Epic Beer Festival

Last updated: September 20, 2018 at 4:49 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Bars. No Comments on Hoptoberfest: 20 Vegas Bars, One Epic Beer Festival.

Hey there, beer lovers! What if some of the best bars and restaurants in Las Vegas were to weave together a beer festival and a bar crawl to make some kind of super Vegas Oktoberfest?

Well, you’d get Hoptoberfest. And it’d be awesome.

Las Vegas Strip beer festival

Hoptoberfest runs Oct. 1-28 (two weeks longer than the OG Oktoberfest) and 20 bars and restaurants are participating in the beer festival, which includes live entertainment, giveaways, fun activities, and of course, the best beers from breweries like Saint Archer, Firestone Walker, Sierra Nevada, Ballast Point, Stone, Lagunitas and Sam Adams.

For $40 (Pro life tip: It’s $25 with free Total Rewards membership, and $20 for local Nevada TR members), guests will have access to the entire beer festival, and receive an official Hoptoberfest glass, featured beer sample, discounts at all 20 bars, access to daily entertainment, and a map/event calendar to keep you on track.

Since this beer festival is running for nearly the entire month, that means you can come and go to the various venues and events as you wish.

These are the bars taking part of the beer festival. Take note of the ones offering live entertainment, free beer swag giveaways and contests on select days.

Vista Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace, one of the Hoptoberfest beer festival bars

Enjoy a brew with a (virtual) view. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Caesars Palace

The Cromwell

Flamingo

  • Bird Bar – Sundays, 1 – 3 p.m., Spin the Wheel to win Saint Archer prizes
I Love This Bar and Grill at Harrah's Las Vegas, one of the Hoptoberfest beer festival bars

We still insist that Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill goes beyond the fun song reference and has actually earned its name. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Harrah’s

The Linq

Paris

Flight of beer at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, one of the Hoptoberfest beer festival bars

Cheers, or as they say in the UK… Cheers! Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Planet Hollywood

Rio

For the latest details on this hoppy occasion, you’ll want to check out the Hoptoberfest web site, or purchase your a pass at any of the participating venues, or these hotel retail stores:

  • Paris – Le Journal
  • Cromwell – Curios
  • Ballys – Signatures
  • PH – PH24
  • Flamingo – Wine and Spirits
  • Harrahs – Essentials
  • Linq – Wine and Spirits
  • Caesars – Lobby Store
  • Rio – Logo Store

Other Oktoberfest-style Happenings

Other bars are getting into the Oktoberfest spirit as well!

Oktoberfest Shock Top Bratwurst at Beer Park Las Vegas

We’d be shocked if this wasn’t a top-class brat. Photo by Chris Wessling, courtesy of Beer Park.

Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas will be hosting their own Oktoberfest party with German beer, food, entertainment and more, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. Chow down on a Shock Top Cheddar Bratwurst, which is topped with Shock Top caramelized onions, sauerkraut and spicy-grain mustard for $10.95, or a 12-inch pretzel with Bass IPA cheese fondue and house-made Goose Island mustard for $8.95.

True to its name, Beer Park will also offer an Oktoberfest flight of Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse, Hoegaarden Witbier, Spaten Münchner Hell and Stella Artois for $14 and buckets featuring Beck’s Pilsner, Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen and two bottles of Spaten Optimator for $45.

And through all this, remember to please drink responsibly. Management reserves all rights, including the right to refuse alcohol service to anyone who appears to be intoxicated.

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About The Author

Jorge has been writing in Las Vegas for about a decade, covering a mix of entertainment, nightlife and travel offerings for publications like Best of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Louisville Voice-Tribune. In his spare time, he's traveling, at pub trivia or not playing his stack of video games.

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