You don’t have to go to the Strip for a party brunch, and you also don’t have to sink hundreds of dollars per person to have a bottle-popping good time. Brunch at 18bin is served Saturdays and Sundays, and out on their enormous patio a DJ keeps the party vibes flowing like bottomless mimosas (which are indeed bottomless, and do indeed flow). This absolute gem of a spot on Charleston is located right smack-dab in the heart of the Arts District and is connected to the Arts Factory. They also serve a full menu into the wee hours in addition to brunch, and have a wide range of vegan options. When 18bin took over this space a few years ago they gave the whole patio a makeover and added a greenhouse of sorts with faux grass and picnic tables—now it’s one of the best-looking patios in town. You see some of the buildings of the Arts District around you, but the patio is just closed off enough so that you’re not just watching traffic on Charleston.
How to book: Walk in or make reservations via OpenTable.
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.