While it’s January, we are having spring-time temps in Vegas. Well at least that’s what Michael tells me, I’m still usually freezing. None the less we set out into the 63 degree and sunny weather early this afternoon to try a little wine at the Downtown Container Park. We had been down a couple months ago to wander around and check it out and thought today was a good chance to head back down and visit Bin702 the wine bar.
As we got to the container park, there were people going in, the park was busy and while not crowded, it felt comfortable. Lots of the tables around the park were filled with people enjoying a bite to eat, a cocktail or coffee. The grassy area in front of the stage was covered in strollers, kids and parents relaxing and enjoying the day.
We headed over to Bin702 were there were a couple of outside tables with people and a few filled tables inside. It’s a container, so it’s not really big. The decor is dark woods and warm and while it was lovely, we opted to head back outside. We each ordered a glass of wine and a sandwich. The menu is small but covers everything you would need, with a variety of sandwiches, paninis and salads, as well as charcuterie platters.
They have 12 different wines by the glass, 3 different sparklers, a couple of “good” beers on tap as well as around 16 beers or ales bottled or canned that run the gamut from Bud Light to couple really nice
The staff here is great! I did my usual of choosing what I wanted to eat and asking for pairing suggestions. No deer in headlights here! She recommended two wines and told me what she thought they would bring to the dish (I love that!).
As we chose to sit outside, they rang us up and poured the wine into plastic cups (no glass out by the park!) and promised to bring our sandwiches out when they were ready. The sandwiches came with a great side salad. Michael got a lobster salad sandwich with a glass of Pinot Grigio from Sicily and I has the Grilled Harvarti on Brioche with an Albarino from Edna Valley California. We mixed and matched and Michael found he liked his lobster better with my Albarino.
All in all it was a beautiful afternoon and a relaxing meal OUTSIDE IN JANUARY! I mean, what’s not to love!
We were here early between 2:30 and 4:00, but if you show up a little later you can enjoy Live bands at the container park that begin at 5pm every night but Wednesday. and on the weekends there are multiple events, with one or two daytime concerts, an evening band and then something later (8:00 or 9:30).
This place has good energy, head to downtown Vegas and check it out.