Las Vegas continues to become more vegan-friendly. It’s no secret the past few years the city’s vegan popularity has exploded, landing Sin City in the top 10 for vegan- and vegetarian-friendly destinations in the US. Now, Vegas has its first major festival centered around two things people adore — tacos and beer.
And, the timing is perfect.
“With Vegas’ growing vegan scene, it’s time we had a Vegan Tacos & Beer Fest, that rivals other beer festivals around the country,” says Carlos Corral, co-owner of Tacotarian and general manager of Tacos & Beer.
On May 4, Tacotarian and its sister restaurant, Tacos & Beer, team up to deliver the city’s first Vegan Tacos & Beer Fest. Taking place in the Tacos & Beer parking lot (3900 Paradise Rd.), the event features 25 local breweries like CraftHaus and Able Baker, and out-of-state breweries pouring only vegan-friendly beers* with more than 100 options to sip.
They’re also serving up food like tacos, Mexican snacks and dessert to purchase, including popular items from both restaurants (hello, Taki elote!), but also special items created for the Vegan Taco & Beer Fest like beer floats with Nourish Creamery’s almond and coconut milk ice creams.
The Vegan Tacos & Beer Fest takes place rain or shine and opens at noon for VIP ticket holders, 1 p.m. for general admission and last pour is 5 p.m. Limited tickets are available at the door. GA: $45; VIP: $75
To purchase tickets, head to the Vegan Tacos & Beer Fest’s Facebook page.
*Wait…beer isn’t vegan?! Not always. Some beers are mixed with dairy to incorporate a sour flavor or may be filtered with isinglass (aka fish bladders).
Kathryn Hartwig is a senior writer for Vegans, Baby. She decided to go vegan almost eight years ago while searching for the perfect diet to compliment her role as a professional dancer. After experimenting with multitudes of fads, she finally found a lifestyle that turned out to be so much more than just a diet. She settled in Vegas with her husband/photographer Daniel, and puppy, Layla, after traveling the world on cruise ships and living in New York City. The family recently welcomed the birth of their first child, a true vegan baby.