Big Dog’s Brewing Company, local brewery and draft house, is a great place to have a good time, especially if you’re a craft beer lover.
There are plenty of fun events at Big Dog’s every week, with live music, trivia and some amazing festivals throughout the year. And if you’re the gambling type, they have a casino as well.
Big Dog’s Brewing Company’s first batches of beer started in a modest brewhouse located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Dubbed the name “Holy Cow!” in 1993, it wasn’t until 2003 that the brewery was relocated to its current location just 8 miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas.
Today they develop some of the most unique and flavorful beers in Las Vegas. With an emphasis on consistent core brews and exciting seasonal/reserve beers, their brewers put a new spin on original, local beer flavor.
Big Dog’s Summerfest
*Originally scheduled for July 22nd, 2023 has now been postponed until August 26, 2023 due to excessive heat.
Chillin’ and Grillin’ under the stars. Big Dog’s Brewing Company presents Summerfest Beer & Reggae Party, happening Saturday, August 26 from 6pm-11pm. Guests can enjoy 45+ craft beers, Island-inspired BBQ, local live music, and more.
$1 from each festival package sold, plus proceeds from the prize raffle, will go to Three Square. For more information, visit bigdogsbrews.com. While parking is available on-site, it is limited, they encourage you to car pool or use ride share services.
Tickets for the festival start at $39 and go up to $65. Get your tickets at eventbrite now.
Big Dog’s Annual Festivals
- Big Dog’s Winterfest (January)
- Peace, Love & Hoppiness Festival (April)
- Big Dog’s Summerfest & Reggae Party (July/August)
- DOGtoberfest (October)
Check out all the Big Dogs Brews festivals for finalized dates.
As with all of their previous beer and music festivals, admission is absolutely FREE to come out and enjoy an afternoon of great music. If you wish to enjoy the food and beverage offered outside, you will purchase tokens from the sales tent and use those tokens throughout the event to purchase tasters, half pours and full pints of the more than 45 different beers as well as your choice of one of our delicious Brat Party platters.
Big Dog’s Draft House is located at 4543 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130.
They also hold a handful of other festivals throughout the year including Dogtoberfest in October, Winterfest in January and a Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness festival in the spring.
Weekly Events at Big Dog’s
Karaoke Tuesdays– 7pm-10pm through August 29th.
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz– Every Wednesday night at the Drafthouse on the front porch. 7pm-10pm
Front Porch Thursdays– Live Music & Craft Beer- Every Thursday at the Drafthouse, 7pm-10pm. Dog & Kid friendly, smoke free.
Taproom Tunes– every Friday night from 7pm-10pm.
Sunday Funday– Live music on the front porch at the Drafthouse every Sunday, 6pm-9pm. Dog & Kid friendly, smoke free.
See the events calendar for correct dates, times and more details.
Hoppy Hour- Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm, enjoy 1/2 off Big Dog Brews. Check out Where to find the Best Las Vegas Happy Hours
Moo & Brew Mondays– A delicious build-your-own Big Dog’s ground chuck burger with up to three toppings and a pint of Big Dog’s Signature Brew! Just $12, from 5-10PM.
Taco Tuesdays– Every Tuesday from 5pm-10pm, enjoy a different type of taco each month.
AYCE Fried Shrimp– Every Wednesday night, 5pm-10pm. Pair it with a Big Dog’s Dirty Dog IPA! Served with fries and slaw. $15.99
Rib Night– Enjoy Ribs every Thursday night from 5pm-10pm. Enjoy a basket stuffed with a half rack of our delicious baby back ribs, fries, fresh slaw and a pint of Big Dog’s Signature Brew for just $15.99
Friday Night Fish Fry– A delicious platter of fish served with fries and slaw. All you can Eat Beer Battered Cod Fish & Chips! A hearty platter of delicious fried fish. Served with Fries and slaw for $20!
Saturdays: Walleye Weekend- Fresh Water Walleye Filet, offered in three tasty ways. Traditional Pan Fried, Pecan Crusted, or Garlic & Herb broiled. Served with choice of two sides. $22.95! 5-10pm
Up for some Midwestern hospitality? Many of us “locals” aren’t from here and miss home from time to time. That’s why you should head over to Big Dog’s. The menu at Big Dog’s caters to people of all kinds with the intention to introduce all of them to the comforts of the Midwest, particularly Wisconsin.
They pride themselves on bringing a level of service that anyone would expect at the best place back home, wherever that may be.
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