Finding Las Vegas’ best new beer is like locating those rare desert pupfish—you have to know exactly where to look. Joseph James Citra Rye Pale Ale replaced Tahoe Blue this year on the local brewery’s year-round portfolio, capitalizing on the arrival of a long-awaited order of fruity citra hops. The company has been in expansion mode, temporarily halting production of this crisp, refreshing light-golden palate-pleaser, so get it while it lasts at Fireside Tavern and Atomic Liquors. And when the batches start to roll out again in about a month, look for it on draft ($4 pint), in growlers ($13) and eventually in cans and bottles at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.