From an ever-changing beer menu to tasty street tacos, the beer enterprise's new location is to die for
Although the term “zombies” conjures images of the undead, the name of the local craft beer brand reflects founder Chris Jacobs’ background in art. His company’s logo over time merged into a portrait of a bearded zombie’s face shaped like a hop cone. The beer boss has expanded his business with the addition of a new venue in Boulder City, NV. Here’s everything we know about Beer Zombies in Boulder City.
Meet the Beer Zombies’ Founder
A self-described beer geek, Jacobs grew up near Chico, CA, home to the pioneer craft brewery Sierra Nevada. After moving to Las Vegas in 1995 and running various craft beer programs, he made the decision to shift gears and go all in on creating his own craft beer brand. His business includes a contract brew, a future brewery and beer festivals. Plus, Jacobs runs three craft beer bars in Las Vegas and one in Salt Lake City.
Beer Zombies Attack Boulder City
Now the craft beer empire has extended to yet another locale in the quaint, small town of Boulder City. While BC does have a brewpub—located on the same street a few blocks to the east—Beer Zombies is the only craft beer bar to grace the historic city.
Jacobs says, “The official motto of Beer Zombies Boulder City is ‘craft beer and good times’ and we are adding a layer into the city to fill a void.”
The Vibe: Outside and Inside Décor
The new digs are in a standalone building in a prime location on the main drag of the city at 567 Nevada Way, just steps east of Wyoming Street. Set in a former gas station and repair shop, to acknowledge the building’s history, two reproduction vintage gas pumps beckon from the front yard and an open garage door serves as the entrance.
This being Beer Zombies’ first location with an outdoor section, the company put in a supreme effort to create an inviting space for both families and patrons with dogs. The alfresco area includes artificial turf, several tables under a large shade cover and a rainwater feature to help cool the area. Guests may also play games set up outside, such as cornhole and giant Jenga.
Another piece of history preserved on the property is an original dam pipe which has been converted to a fire pit for winter warmth. Servers also take orders for guests retreating to the outdoor area and QR codes are available at the tables. This offers visitors the option of scanning and placing their order from the comfort of their seats.
Inside, where car repairs once were the main focus, there’s a long couch, and a long bar with grizzled, gnarly arm tap handles. The interior also features a black brick wall, three TVs tuned to sports programming, several windows and more space than the three Vegas Beer Zombies outlets.
The Ever-Changing Beer Menu
Like Jacobs’ other craft beer bars, the BC Beer Zombies serves only craft beer from breweries that are 100% independent, including several locals. Beer pours from 14 taps, and a cooler with about 100 cans and bottles are accessible to drink at the bar or at home.
The beer menu changes constantly and represents a wide range of beer styles ranging from easy drinking to potent stout. Some options to consider are Trumer Pils, a local-brewed Tenaya Creek Bonanza Brown Ale, Saugatuck Cotton Mouth Crush Raspberry Sour Ale and Mason Ale Works Cash Imperial Coffee Stout.
There are also at least four Beer Zombie beers on at all times, like the 10% Hazy IPA Zombie Mania, 7.2% West Coast IPA Zombie Duck Hunter and the hugely potent 16.5% A Soothing Oblivion Bourbon Barrel-aged Stout.
Let’s Taco About Weekly Entertainment and Happy Hour
As for sustenance to balance out beer consumption, Queen Tacos food truck is parked onsite whenever Beer Zombies is open. The mobile eatery serves authentic street tacos; guests may also bring in any outside food, including takeout from several nearby eateries.
Live music is a large component of the new venue, as rotating live bands perform outside (weather permitting) every Friday and Saturday, with no cover charge ever.
A special event occurs every Friday at 9 p.m. At this time, a free shot is poured to everyone at the bar and guests raise a toast to the weekend.
When visitors arrive, fortunately, parking is not an issue. There is plenty of street parking in front of, or within a short stroll from, the building.
Happy Hour happens Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Zombie beers and a beer of the day for $5. Current hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Looking for another place to get boozy? Grab a fresh brew at local hot spot, 595 Craft and Kitchen.