The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has had a major impact on the way restaurants and nightclubs work in Las Vegas. Every casino in Nevada is closed, and restaurants across Las Vegas have either added delivery and take-out services or have closed temporarily in hopes of breaking the pandemic. Restaurants can now offer packaged liquor with their orders to take away.
Smaller restaurants opened in the two months leading up to March 17, when Governor Steve Sisolak ordered all non-essential businesses to close, soldier with take-out and delivery. In the southwestern districts of Las Vegas, restaurants turned into makeshift markets or sold essentials and spun to take away and deliver. Even McCarran International Airport downsized its restaurants.
The restaurants were allowed to resume dining services on May 9th and the casinos reopened on June 4th. The bars reopened on September 20th. As of October 1, groups of 250 or 50 percent of the venue’s occupancy, whichever is smaller, can come together on Alley.
To feed Las Vegans, Eater Vegas offers a list of maps and guidebooks that span across cafes with drive-thrus and restaurants, and after midnight to takeaway and delivery guides at Mountain’s Edge, Water Street in Henderson, and Silverado Ranch Chinatown serve publish daily. Even some of Eater 38’s restaurants are open for takeout and delivery. For more information, see this guide to eating and drinking during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eater will continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus on the Las Vegas dining scene. Feel free to email the Eater Vegas tipline with reduced restaurant hours or any other coronavirus news related to the food and beverage industry.
Read the continuing coronavirus guides from the Southern Nevada Health District or the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services here.
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