April 7-8, 2017 Downtown Las Vegas


Will there be Designated Driver (DD) tickets available this year?

YES! Due to overwhelming requests and the mind-boggling number of pregnant ladies who want to come with their friends, we WILL be offering Designated Driver (DD) tickets at the door for $25.

Designated Driver attendees are prohibited from sampling any alcohol at the event and will be escorted out with no refund if caught drinking (even a taste). Designated drivers must still be at least 21 years old.

DD ticketholders will be given a reuseable water bottle and there will be drinking water stations at the event.

Where do I park?

  • There are plenty of options for parking at Great Vegas.  If you’ve opted to grab a room at the Downtown Grand, the El Cortez, The D Hotel, or any of the many hotels in Downtown Las Vegas, we suggest you park there and walk east on Fremont St. to land right at the festival gates.
  • If you’re bringing a Designated Driver along and plan to head home following the festival, there are also several paid-parking options nearby. The Neonopolis Garage and the El Cortez lot on Ogden have paid parking availability and are conveniently located just a few blocks from the festival.
  • Locals know there is also an abundance of street parking in this area. If you’re planning to street park, please be mindful of meters and time restrictions.
  • No Designated Driver? Have your cab drop you at the Downtown Container Park and you’ll be steps away from the festival check-in.


Is the festival 21+?

Yes, you must be 21 or over to attend the Great Vegas Festival of Beer. Please bring identification as admittance requires a valid photo I.D.

Are children allowed?

No, this is a strictly 21+ event. No one underage will be admitted for any reason.

Is there a hotel partner for the event?

Yes! We’ve negotiated a great discount for our attendees with The D Las Vegas. Please visit our Hotel page for booking information and rates.

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, no pets are allowed. Service animals will be allowed as permitted by federal law.

What if I don’t want to drink but still wish to attend?

We will have Designated Driver tickets available at the door for $25. Our festival offers much more than just drinking – there’s BrewLogic educational sessions, silent disco, human arcade, and amazing culinary options galore (plus some special surprises for 2017). Free water will also be available to all ticketholders, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.


What payment options do you accept for Motley Brews events?

We accept major credit cards via our website prior to the event. We also accept all major credit cards at the door as well as cash. We do not accept checks.

Where do we check in or buy tickets on the day of the festival?

Stay tuned for more details on check-in and at-door ticket purchases for the festival.

Do breweries ever run out of beer?

Occasionally we will run out of a certain beer that is popular with our attendees. Luckily, there are always plenty of other beers to sample until the end of the festival.

Can I get a refund on my ticket purchase?

We cannot offer refunds on any tickets purchased.

What if it rains?

The festival will happen rain or shine. We will not cancel the Great Vegas Festival of Beer due to rain.

What can I bring to the festival?

Small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks and purses—regular-size/unframed backpacks.

No outside food or drink is allowed in the festival.

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Where do I check in for the Great Vegas Festival of Beer?

Stay tuned for more details on check-in for the festival.

What does admission include?

Admission to the Great Vegas Festival of Beer includes samples of more than 400 brews, access to activations such as the Silent Disco & BrewLogic, and drinking water.

Motley Brews Rules & Regulations

Attendees must have a valid driver’s license or other government issued form of identification that verifies legal drinking age of 21. Please note that this is a sampling event. Anyone found intoxicated will be promptly escorted out of the festival by security and not allowed re-entry. No pets allowed in the festival area. Please be aware of “driving under the influence” laws and plan accordingly. Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used without compensation. We reserve the right to remove any individuals for reasons including, but not limited to, intoxication, fighting and rudeness. You will be escorted out of the event and not allowed re-entry if any of the above occurs and will be subject to prosecution. We reserve the right to check all bags. No backpacks or blankets please. No outside glassware allowed inside the event.