Downtown’s Banger Brewing Ups Its Gastronomy Game

Everyone’s pretty much in agreement that downtown’s Banger Brewing has beer down (wait for it) cold.

Recently, though, the popular microbrewery has brought on a new culinary partner, Las Vegas Food Junky, to ensure guests get a better-rounded epicurean experience.

Banger Brewing

If you blink, you’ll miss it. Insider tip: Don’t blink.

Las Vegas Food Junky is a Las Vegas catering company, perhaps best known for its food truck.

The company is owned by chef Marita Purcell, formerly a chef at Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay.

Las Vegas Food Junky

Chef Purcell whips up one of her signature cures for the drunchies.

Purcell and her team have put together a simple, crowd-pleasing menu that’s a great complement to Banger Brewing’s beer selection.

Banger Brewing menu

Let’s graze.

Preparing food at Banger Brewing provides a chef unique challenges, since the kitchen is outside the venue, and has a footprint about the size of a large phone booth.

Note to Millennials: Phone booths were things people stood in to make calls on pay phones. Pay phones were telephones you’d put coins into in order to call people. People were other humans you’d be forced to interact with, you know, before there was Tinder and free porn on the Internet.

Banger Brewing menu

The flip side of the menu. The suspense was killing you, wasn’t it?

None of the menu items are more than $12, and vegetarian options are plentiful. Each item on the menu has a suggested pairing with a Banger Brewing beer.

The Spaghetti Baguette ($10) was delicious and filling.

Banger Brewing food

Baguettes are long loaves of French bread, ranging in length from two inches to 26 inches, depending upon whether or not it can afford to go into the Champagne Room.

The Soy Chorizo Tostada With Avocado ($12) was hugely popular during our visit.

Banger Brewing

Tostada is a Spanish word meaning “toasted.” Especially fitting since you’re on Fremont Street.

Chef Marita Purcell plans to change up the menu often, so don’t get emotionally attached to anything.

Our favorite munchie was the Doughnut Holes With Cinnamon and Sugar ($8). We were told there was a baker’s dozen if these bad boys, but they disappeared before we had time to count them.

Banger Brewing

Little balls of heaven.

Banger Brewing fans will find the new menu tempting, and it’ll give those unfamiliar with Banger a reason to visit. Oh, and there’s also a metric hell-ton of frosty beer.

Banger Brewing

Ask about Banger Brewing’s free guided tour where you can learn about bungs and cask-conditioning and lagering and other brewery words we just looked up on the Internet.

The blissfully smoke-free Banger Brewing is located at Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas, but don’t hold that against it.

Banger Brewing

Banger Brewing is Fremont Street’s first craft brewery. It’s one of the few places we’ll visit despite the fact it doesn’t serve Captain Morgan. Nobody’s perfect.

More photos below, because that’s how this blog rolls. And trust us, a few more of those amazing doughnut holes, and we’ll mean that literally.

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7 thoughts on “Downtown’s Banger Brewing Ups Its Gastronomy Game

  1. Bill B

    I see that although the writer shows some prices, The menu, like that of Banger Brewing, does not even give a hint as to cost.
    What is wrong? Are these people ashamed of their prices.
    We walked out because there were no prices shown outside, on the tables inside or behind the bar. I like to know what items cost before I buy them

    1. Scott Roeben

      Valid criticism. I actually had to go back…I shot the menu during my visit, thinking prices would be on there, and only realized later they weren’t. Most things are in the $10 range, although it’s possible they haven’t settled on prices, so didn’t want to commit them to paper.

    2. Justin Purcell

      Just to clarify, the first menu template didn’t have prices, but the new menu change will. We stand behind the food and the value, and we’re happy to accommodate our customers. We offer filling portions made and paired with beer ranging from 4-12 dollars. New menu is slated for March first. Enjoy!

      1. Scott Roeben Post author

        Thanks for the clarification, Justin! Wouldn’t deter me at all, but people do seem to like having the prices readily visible. Thanks for taking the time to chime in, and look forward to meeting you if you’re around at some point.

  2. Bill B

    Let’s hope that the brewing side of things also decides to let customers know how much their drinks are before they order.

  3. Misslaydj

    Ahhh downtown. Quite not on my radar yet but i do go from time to time. it needs a litte bit more loving for me to stay. food looks pretty good here.


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