Hop Nuts Brewing: First Microbrewery in Las Vegas Arts District

It’s always great to know the success stories of people from all walks of life. They inspire many to never give up, follow their heart, and stand up from failures. There’s a thing or two to take away after knowing them. On that note, here’s the success story of Kevin Holder, the owner of the very first microbrewery in the Las Vegas Arts District, Hop Nuts Brewing.


There’s no hint that Holder would turn out to be an owner of a brewpub when you learn his background. He was a graduate of Kinesiology, the study of human and non-human movement, from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Upon graduation, he had two jobs. He worked as an MRI Technician in the Valley Hospital and an outpatient clinic.

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Kevin Holder is the proud owner of Hop Nuts Brewing, the first microbrewery in the Las Vegas Arts District. Image courtesy of Steve Marcus and Las Vegas Weekly.

Even when he’s already juggling two jobs, he manages to intern in some breweries during his spare time to broaden his knowledge on brewing beers. It seems like he took the old saying to heart that goes, “if there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Holder has grown strongly passionate about brewing. In an article from the Las Vegas Weekly, he even shared that he brewed the moment his shift at work ended until the wee hours in the morning.

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Hop Nuts Brewing is the first microbrewery in the Las Vegas Arts District. Image courtesy of Hop Nuts Brewing’s FB page.

Holder wanted to establish his brewpub in the Las Vegas Arts District. While he was born in Long Beach, he grew up in Downtown. When Holder had saved enough money, he opened Hop Nuts Brewing on February 2015.

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Hop Nuts Brewing is open 7 days a week. Image courtesy of Hop Nuts Brewing’s FB page.

Holder’s commitment and passion worked. He made everything work for him despite the challenges and made his dreams happen. He had a clear vision of what he wanted and pursued it at all costs.


Hop Nuts Brewing aims to give a unique craft beer experience in a relaxing atmosphere. It serves a total of 10 beers. Listed below are the drinks it serves. The first 8 are the ones available all year round and the last two are seasonal. The happy hour starts from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily.

  • Chasing Clouds NE IPA
  • Blonde Ale
  • 18b Pale Ale
  • Hopathon IPA
  • Green Mamba Double IPA
  • Papa’s Red Ale
  • Harry Porter
  • The Golden Knight
  • Omniscient Imperial Stout
  • Motu Melon Milkshake IPA
Hop Nuts Brewing has a total of 10 beers, 8 are available all year round and 2 are seasonal. Image courtesy of Hop Nuts Brewing’s Facebook page.

Hop Nuts Brewing carries a 4.9-star rating on Facebook and a 4.4-star rating on Google. Common good points that customers appreciate are: 

  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Excellent selection of beers
  • Laidback atmosphere


Aside from Downtown, Hop Nuts Brewing also has a branch in Tivoli Village. It only opened this 2019. Check out the details below. 

Hop Nuts Brewing opened in Tivoli Village just this year. Image courtesy of Hop Nuts Brewing’s FB page.

Downtown branch

  • Address: 1120 S Main St #150 Las Vegas, NV 89104
  • Phone: (702) 816-5371

Tivoli Village branch

  • Address: 400 South Rampart Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89145
  • Phone: (702) 534-0000

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Thursday – from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Friday to Saturday – from 11:00 am to 2:00 am
  • Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 am 

Hoppy drinking!

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