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Bar+Bistro @ the arts factory
Bar+Bistro @ the arts factory
  • Address:
    107 E Charleston Blvd Ste 155
    Las Vegas, NV 89104-1040
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

Bar+Bistro @ the arts factory Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barbistroaf.com
  • Phone: (702) 202-6060
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday:11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic, Vegan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bar+Bistro can develop a custom-designed menu to suit your tastes and needs. Prefer to hold your event in a gallery or loft space in the Arts Factory and have it catered? The options are nearly limitless.

  • Private Party Facilities: We Offer A Private room (seating up to 45),
    Large & Small Art Gallery Lofts (Seating up to 150)
    We also offer Private Patio Sections & Pig Roasts.
    "Lechone"
  • Entertainment: The Bar Bistro Patio Features Live Music & Entertainment 5 Evenings per week on "The Stage Under the Tree". Generally starting at 5 or 7 pm. Friday Nights Features Red Grooves, Saturday Night is The Painters and Poets open jam7:00 to 10:00pm Vintage Bike Night every 3rd Friday displays over 400 vintage Motorcycles Bicycles and scooters. We are at center of the monthly First Friday Event Featuring two stages of Guest band performers and beer garden with over 15 beers!
  • Special Events & Promotions: If you can think it we can make it happen!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. Charleston / Art Way
  • Public Transit: Bar+Bistro is located on the NW corner of East Charleston Blvd. & Arts Way, minutes east from Interstate 15, Exit 41A (E. Charleston). We are one and one-half block south from the Ace Goldline 18b Arts District public transit stop & only three blocks west on Charleston Blvd. from the Deuce transit stop (Las Vegas Boulevard/Walmart) at Charleston.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample private parking & street parking every day with the exception of First Friday. On FF Take the Convenient Free shuttle from the El Cortez Casino downtown.
A word from Bar+Bistro @ the arts factory
Welcome to this award winning restaurant, Chef Beni Velazquez takes on traditional Spanish Tapas. "Eclectic Latin Fusion.”

We offer an Inspired Vegan Menu Side By Side with Grilled Fish Tacos,Paella Velazquez and our Whole Pig Roast , Le Chon.

Located in "The Arts Factory" along with 17 galleries & artist studios. We Offer over 200 Whiskeys with wide variety of Craft Cocktails & Our Famous Pomegranate Sangria.

Our Latin fusion focus stretches from Spain, Italy and France & follows the shores of Morocco, Egypt, Israel and Lebanon. Bar+Bistro’s menu reflects these influences from Velazquez’s experiences growing up in a Puerto Rican family in New York City, traveling through Spain, cooking with Italian and French chefs at the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons resorts and working with Asian and Indian cuisines in LA.
Enjoy his unique twist on Latin and Tapas style foods.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food would make the place, the staff would make the place, the location would make the place and w whimsical combination of the three make this place an ease spot to count on. Food... Great. Staff... Great. Location and music... Great. Just can't go wrong...unless you're dead! =)"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "As a local Las Vegan, the Arts District was not a place I thought to go for dinner but a recent opportunity to hit The Smith had me thinking otherwise. What a gem I found in Bar+Bistro! Great food (the fish tacos=yummy), great atmosphere (tables shaped like artists palettes) and 5 minutes to The Smith. What more could I have asked for?"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Amazing Brunch and super yummy mimosas. Great outdoor seating with wonderful entertainment."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We've been here many times and never had a bad experience. The food is always great and the staff are always friendly and accommodating to our big groups."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Thank you! You all made this birthday celebration fabulous! Ivan, you rock! Phyllis (I hope I spelled that right) you took care of us just like one of the girls in the group would have, had we been at home. I cannot say enough that endless drinks and the just right comfort food always will make us come back for more!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food was actually very good, but I was disturbed that the Chopped Latin Chicken Salad was brought to the table without the signature fried plantains. The waiter didn't tell us in advance that they were out of plantains. The substitute? One slice of toasted baguette for each of us who had ordered the salad."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Referred from magazines as one of the top places for brunch in town our visit was a complete disappointment. Lousy service (almost all meals came in differently than ordered, extremely long waiting time), lousy ambiente (plastic and paper cups(!) for coffee and juice), shaking tables, no real shading on the patio, simple menu card with just minimum information (no photos, no ingredient description). All this is just such a shame since the location is actually great and one could do a lot with a place like this. But unfortunately: No concept, no quality - typical Las Vegas disaster."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Huge bourbon list to choose from! The tapas came in large portions and were delicious. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We were not hung over, and the Brunch was GREAT !!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was an amazing accidental find for a group of friends who eat before going to the Smith Center. If they are lacking on business for Sunday's it's just because people haven't found them yet. We absolutely will be visiting again, and Ivan, our waiter, could not have been better on the recommendations and keeping the laughs alive. Did I mention the NEVER ENDING MIMOSAS? "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "What an absolutely miserable experience this dinner was. Unfortunately, the mismanagement evidenced in the Restaurant Stakeout episode of 2012 has not yet been addressed (wish I knew about that episode BEFORE going to this restaurant). Positive First: the food is pretty good with a reasonably good selection of vegan items. NEGATIVE: Service was abysmal. Tapas should come quickly and often to the table. Our first item arrived at our table ONE HOUR after ordering and the restaurant was nearly empty except for one large table outside. Drinks took forever (if they came at all), too and waitress almost never showed herself at our table. Had to ask for silverware, ask twice before water was refilled, blah blah blah. Stay away!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Went to the Hangover Brunch. Portions sizes, all ala carte, too small for the price. Food well prepared, but mostly under-seasoned. We sat outside, where the band played, and they were so loud conversation was difficult.."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Terrible service! Food only fair. Pizzas on flatbread meant for one, not sharing. Drinks mediocre. Ambience better overall. Local joint maybe, definitely unsuitable for tourists! Especially if you're from Texas where hospitality is supreme. Sorry guys, a party of 12 agrees with me."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant on Valentine's day, I had made a reservation two weeks in advance. We were sat in the table section of the restaurant not the booth. Our service was average, my husband's drink didn't arrive until after we got our appetizers. We had to settle for a bottle of wine we didn't really like (they were out of our first two options). They were also out of crabcakes. The paella was delicious and so was the calamari. I was expecting a lot more from the bar selection and service. Overall and Average experience from Bar+Bistro, not sure if we would ever go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Finding vegan eats that aren't Asian or Mexican in Vegas can be a challenge, especially if you don't want to trek through Wynn for dinner. Though it is pricey ($72.00 for three tapas, fries, and one cocktail and tip) I feel like it would be worth it for a date night out. Also good for vegan-nonvegan dinner dates, because the menu has plenty of options for both. Order the stuffed piquillo peppers."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Chef Beni Velazquez is a master at his craft! We dine there many times a month and he never fails to impress us!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A foodie friend recommended this place to take an artist friend visiting from out of town. An excellent suggestion! Warning: the tapas are generous, so don't over-order."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We decided that since we have both been to Vegas SO MANY times, we were looking for someplace to try...off the strip and not downtown, so we could get a different feeling for Vegas. This place was Great! We were on a busy Street...and ate outside, but it never seemed to interfere with our conversations... they also turned on a patio heater for us. We had crab meat stuffed Piquillio(sp?) peppers first. then meat and wild mushroom pizza with the most wonderful thin crispy crust, and last Paella! All was very good! (Paella tased a little fish strong at first...but we only noticed it the first few bites) We even had a bottle of Malbec! It was great! Very cool place in side too! Enjoyed it! :)"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Bar + Bistro is located in the Arts District and was designed in a very casual and eclectic style. The booths were nice and "date friendly." The entre's were $20 plus, but there was a very large & diverse selection of tapas, so a couple could have a very nice date and not have to spend over $100 (with drinks). Our server was great and very helpful!!! We went with tapas and the Mac and Cheese was to die for!!! After "closing down" the restaurant we walked into the adjacent bar! Cool hip vibe and VERY nice staff and people! A Las Vegas Downtwon Gem! GREAT date night location!! We will be back!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We were looking for a restaurant in the Las Vegas Downtown Arts District and found through the Open Table Bar & Bistro. I made the reservations and found it easily with ample parking available. The ambiance fits in with the neighborhood. Our table was an oversized Artist's Palate. The food was Tapas style, little bites with lots of flavor. I am Vegetarian and my friend was Gluten Free. The menu was filled with lots of choices for both of us. The server was very knowledgable about their food and made great recommendations based on our needs. The food was hot and delicious. The service was very attentive and price for 4 items and drinks was under $50.00. We will be going again soon."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Vegan dinners (which have no soy or gluten protein) are over-priced, especially considering the high-end gourmet entrees (with protein) available at the Wynn at about the same price. Vegan burger sliders were too spicy (no warning about that on menu), vegan caprese was excellent with a nice combination of flavors, lentil soup was tasty, and the wild mushroom pizza was very good, but the hot chocolate ganache cake disappointed. Waited almost 20 minutes for it and it was nothing special. It was a little dry and tasted like it had Hershey's syrup poured on it. Service was excellent and generous glasses of wine. Overall good, but hoped for better vegan/veg dining experience."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "One of the few Bar/Eating spots left in Las Vegas."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Came for a late night quick bite and enjoyed it! Had the fried artichokes and the spring rolls. Both were delish! Will be back~"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I went to Bar and Bistro for a date and I couldn't be happier! My vegan date, who is never satisfied with restaurant vegan food, absolutely adored the stuffed peppers and vegan pizza. There was a fine selection of signature cocktails as well, especially the French 75. It was the perfect cocktail to accompany my meal and satisfy my date. We went during First Friday so I expected lines or rowdiness, but we were seated promptly in a quiet nook of the restaurant. The waitress was quick to bring the drinks, courses, and suggested the perfect vegan chocolate cake. Our meal was brought in stages so we weren't overwhelmed at any point in our dining experience. Absolutely fabulous!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Bar+Bistro is a favorite dining spot before going to The Smith Center. The food is always excellent and the service as well. Today must have just been an "off" day as far as the service. I will definitely continue to eat here."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The menu format change is for the worse in terms of usability. The tiny print is difficult for people in the far-sighted age group. I much preferred the previous book-style menu. I was told items were repeated in the old menu, plus some dishes have been discontinued due to wasted inventory of perishables. Otherwise I still like going to Bar + Bistro before attending a performance at the Smith Center due to its proximity and convenience, plus the food is quite good."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I ate here in July 13' & had amazing service/ food & the bar had great entertainment. I excitedly made reservations for 15 for my bday. The menu is now 1 page front & back & the drink menu was reduced to less than 6 drinks. The wait took over 30 minutes for drinks & some of my friends walked to the bar themselves to ask for drinks. They ran out of cups for alcohol so they used plastic, we were told there was only 1 vega chocolate cake when we ordered 2. My friend ordered a pizza & it didnt come until dessert came. It took 2 hours to dine. Overall we were really disappointed with quality of service, how long it took to eat/drink & the reduction in the menu options. I might go back on a diff day, but wouldnt plan another event around it."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I was not impressed by the food. Too salty, and there was nothing for kids to choose from except a 9.00 pizza or an expensive macaroni and cheese dish. It should be noted in your Open Table that this is not suggested for children under 13. That would help."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "I went looking to enjoy the vegan menu but was sad to find out that the menu is very limited during Saturday and Sunday. Only 2 vegan items on the menu. But the food was delicious. I did order the vegan chocolate cake and it is superb! It would've been nice to eat outside because the weather was nice and they had a band playing. But it was full so we ate inside. We sat just inside the door and yet couldn't hear the band at all. Inside was very dim and quiet. Some people like that. Overall, the staff was friendly, the place was clean and the food was de-lish."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "I was in Vegas with a group ladies and had never been to this place. There were a few ladies with special diets and this place was perfect for it. They have a great vegetarian and gluten free option along with great delicious food on there regular menu. We sat in a nice place next to the bar but it was quiet. The food came out very quickly after ordering and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Nice neighborhood gem, perfect for Smith Center events. Food good and innovative."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "Bar+Bistro appears to have finally figured out how to deliver their extremely varied and ecclective food before you die of starvation after placing your order. The food has always been interesting. Service friendly. quirky surroundings with outdoor beer/wine garden with frequent live entertainment. If you require a polished environment this is not for you. If you appreciate interesting food in a bohemian. ecclective environemnt this is the best of LV."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "I had an amazing bloody mary. but then I was told that the kitchen closed at 8pm.. i made the reservation for 7:30pm .. Why the restaurant closing at 8 was odd but i had a great bloody mary. Was disappointed and went to Herbs and Rye instead and had an awesome time!!"
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "It's a great pre-theater dinner place. They're great at identifying those theater goers and service is excellent. We have been there several times before going to the nearby Smith Center, and the food is always great. Nice tapas selection."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "The menu is smaller during the "transitional" time, I don't know how long that will be or how things will change. .a little disappointed, because hostess gave us an old menu with everything on it. Food came out a little oddly timed (soup after meal), but it was all very good. Would definitely go back, service is always very friendly."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "we go to this place monthly on First Friday. Even though the place is jammed, the service, quality of food and timing are consistently good. Also, the place is very handicap accessible and accommodating, which is a tremendous help. Weather permitting, outside is great for people watching and the occasional live performance."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "The Bar + Bistro @ the arts factory was a fun, casual, and tasty dining experience. I was interested in their plant-based (Vegan) options and my husband selected their paella. I had an appetizer of long stemmed artichoke hearts (yummy!), we shared a tasty green salad and for me, it was followed by their stuffed peppers. Our waitress was great and the rest of the staff was helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The small menu has something for everyone including those on a gluten free diet. They offer Brunch on Saturday and Sunday's and provide entertainment for your listening pleasure. We are looking forward to another visit where we can try other dishes and explore the artist's studios on the premises."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "I love this restaurant! The food and service are great. They have many vegan and gluten-free menu selections. The chief studied in San Francisco and is dedicated to serving soy-free vegan food. I come here every chance I get!"
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Was searching for a place in Vegas off the strip to dine, and this place had great reviews online.....and I have no idea why. Our server was "distracted" to say the least. We ordered are drinks shortly after being seated and didn't receive them until we were almost done with our dinner! The food was OK, not anything to get excited about, and we had to wait 30 minutes for a cab to come back for us. Totally put a damper on the evening."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "We had a group of 4 people who all came in for the first time to try this restaurant. Spent close to $150.00 Waitstaff was truly amazing, but it was the food that was lackluster. Everything we ordered, and we had everything from Tapas, to seafood, to pizza, and even a sandwich, was bland. No taste on any of them, what so ever. I think this will be a great place to come for drinks, but would not recommend spending the money they charge for a meal here. Hit the local food trucks, it is less cost, and a lot more flavor."
    Dined on 8/2/2013