Las Vegas Blvd. location. Looks fairly budget inside, but the selection was not too bad. Not much help from the employees, but that wasn’t really a big deal. A fairly good selection of Belgians, and Germans, but surprisingly few U.S. micros. Still managed to get my hands on some Stone and a couple of Rogue brews that I hadn’t picked up before.
I’ve been to several Lee’s and the selection is mostly the same. The store on Lake Mead seems to have a few better Belgian beers than the rest. Decent selection of micros, I am disappointed that several California micros such as Alemsith, Bear Republic, etc. are not available. Service is what you would expect for a town that caters to the macro crowd. Not good, not bad.
Las Vegas Blvd. location. Better selection than I expected to find. I poked around the beer aisles for about 15 minutes and nobody ever approached me to see if I need any help. Prices were pretty good compared to what I’m used to. Picked up a few beers that we don’t get in GA. Most notable was Alaskan Smoked Porter and New Belgium Abbey.
I heard a lot of good things about this place, how it has the best selection and it’s huge and all of that, so, when I got a free hour to get away from my convention, I hopped in a cab and went to the Las Vegas Blvd. one. Whomever said this place has a "great" selection obviously hasn’t been to a good beer store before. Very small inside, not like the "wharehouse" that other people have described. I was surprised to see some beers like Ommegang and Unibroue there, but apart from a couple of Belgians and a couple of microbrews from California (I really had to hunt to find the one beer from Nevada they carried), it was a very sub-par selection. The cab ride from the Mandalay Bay (the closest large hotel on the Strip to the Lee’s location on Las Vegas Blvd) was $30. My advice is if you’re visiting the Vegas area, spend your time and money going to the better bars.
There are several locations in the Las Vegas / Henderson Area. All are large, warehouse type locations. There are no other liquor stores in the area that can compare to them in size, as well as selection.
AFAIK, the 4427 E. Sunset Rd. location (#702.451.0100) is the biggest (or at least one of the biggest) of the Lee’s Liquor locations. Selection is rather impressive. Quite a few Belgian beers and a pretty decent selection of micros (with a big Cali. slant). In all my visits, and from what my in-laws (locals) say, the staff has not been too helpful. But I can overlook that, as I usually do not need help. My only complaint is that I wish they offered singles of the micros (I ended up having to buy a few six-packs).
3fourths (1571) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004| Updated April 20, 2013
Very large building, lots of beer in coolers and shelves. Similar set up to Sam’s Wine and Beer in Chicago - also similar in that they don’t offer singles. I just went in to look, and luckily found a 2001 A le Coq Imperial Stout to purchase.
Went to the Las Vegas Boulevard location. Huge liquor store with a very good beer selection. Some only sold in 6-packs unfortunately, but still a good place for shopping beers!
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | April 15, 2004| Updated April 10, 2006
Rerate: now that i have been to several beer stores and this one many times. it s definately not ESSENTIAL maybe good at best. you have to realize there really are no essential places in nevada. we dont even get alesmith, bear republic, andersons, lagunitas, ska, prohibition etc, and the god damn states touch. many swill drinkers in the hot desert. stop in only if you are near one. OLD RATE: lee’s definately has the best beer selection in vegas. there are several locations. i know of at least 4. i frequent the one on the las vegas blv. and they have a great selection. yesterday i went to the sunset store and holy shit. they probably had double the selection of the other store. i probably havent seen this many belgiums anywhere. i havent been to the lake mead store in a long time so can vouch for that. but if your looking for something obscure they might have it here. some examples i havent seen elswhere ( 4 different kinds of la chouffe, 6,8,10 rocheforts, mactarnahans triple grand cru, etc.)not bad for the middle of the desert.
Braudog (907) Yorktown, Virginia | February 26, 2004| Updated June 12, 2005
Normal liquor store, best beer selection in Las Vegas. Henderson store had the best selection, followed by Flamingo.