The Water Street District Tasting Tour features redesigned Henderson restaurants, bars, and cafes



Henderson Mayor Unveils New Brand, Historic Street Website

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Water Street in downtown Henderson has been redesigned with new restaurants, bars, breweries and cafes.

Henderson Mayor Debra March hosted a celebration of the redesigned Water Street District with a tour of the new Lifeguard Arena, home of the Henderson Silver Knights, bars, restaurants and new shops.

Mayor March spoke at The Public Works Coffee Bar to introduce the new brand and website.


Local entrepreneurs greeted the media, gave a tour of their business, handed out samples, and shared why they planted their dreams in Henderson. Henderson resident, business owner, developer, and architect Windom Kimsey shared why he made the decision to invest heavily in Water Street.

The new website includes a business directory and map that enables prospective customers and tourists to click on a business icon to view details about the business.


  • Sticks tavern, 203 S. Water Street – Culinary superstar Jordan Camacho, along with entrepreneur and businesswoman Robin Camacho, recently landed Jordan’s new concept – Sticks – on Water Street, which Jordan describes as a fun sports bar that’s technically motivated and sublime is “Sportbar Essen.” Trained by Thomas Keller and Charlie Palmer, to name a few, Jordan has spent no less than six weeks perfecting his cheeseburger, and he’s preparing to open a ghost kitchen called To Be Frank at Sticks, in of gourmet hot dogs are available to take away. only from. The tour featured samples of Queso Oaxaca!
  • Purple penguin, 129 Water Street – Purple Penguin owner Gabriel (Gabe) Webb and his wife Angail are the epitome of snow cone connoisseurs and lovers in southern Nevada. When they couldn’t find the place of their dreams, they opened their own boutique in 2009 and adopted the name Purple Penguin because it’s memorable, swinging, and fun – just like a snow cone. Water Street is their newest location, and they say hockey has been good for business since “ice skating and eating ice cream go hand in hand”.
  • Biscuits and bourbon, 109 S. Wasserstraße – Culinary Director and native Henderson son, Matt Coleman, is a self-proclaimed culinary nomad and outdoor adventurer who has been drawn to his hometown by the hip atmosphere and growing energy of Water Street. Coleman’s signature BBQ style is based on his experience smoking meat in Colorado and studying local BBQ varieties, combined with fun cocktails and spirits in an ambience reminiscent of a neighborhood backyard.
  • Mojave Brewery, 107 S. Water Street – Mojave Brewing Company is a passion project and the ultimate dream for two former CCSD school teachers who became brewmasters and business owners: John “Griff” Griffith and his partner Nate Carney. A native of Michigan, Griff learned the art of craft brewing as a college student in Kalamazoo, where he worked in a local coffee shop across the street from the now world-famous Bells Brewing. Nate, an army brat, fell in love with brewing beer while living with his family in Germany.
  • Path 8, 46 S. Water Street – Hardway 8 is no ordinary sports bar, serves a “mean cocktail” and has a damn good wine list, which makes it the perfect date spot that also happens to be broadcasting soccer, hockey, baseball, soccer. Golf and more. Owners Bryant Jane and Lyle Cervenka were named Best Bartenders in Town of the Year by Eater Magazine in 2017, and this is their third venture together. The success of their rum bar Starboard Tack on E. Sahara Ave. convinced her that Hardway 8, named after the 1977 UNLV basketball team coached by Jerry Tarkanian, would be just as successful.
  • Love brewers, 20 S. Water Street – Water Street means a return to family roots for Richard Lovelady, whose grandmother grew up in Henderson. A long-time veteran of Gordon Biersch, Richard grew up in Northern California and began brewing beer with his twin brother in his family’s garage as a teenager – affectionately known as “Dick and Bob’s Brew” – but only when mom was out of town, of course. The Lovelady Brewing Company, a family affair, grew out of an ultimatum when Richard’s wife, Linda, who is his right-hand man at the company, urged him to realize his long-standing dream of opening his own brewery – or moving back to Northern California, where the two of them grew up.
  • Juan’s flaming fajitas & cantina, 16 S. Water Street – Juan Vazquez, who grew up in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, knows how good, authentic Mexican food should taste. His uncle owned and operated no fewer than six restaurants in the area, where Juan learned firsthand how to make fresh, delicious food. After moving to Henderson in 1996, Juan finally realized his dream in 2013 of opening his own restaurant, known for its signature table-top presentation of flaming chicken, beef and pork. Juan’s was recently named the Top Rated Nevada Restaurant by Yelp. The people have spoken!

Historic Downtown Henderson is described as follows:

“Proud small town feeling, big city spirit and a rich history where people feel at home. Here. The streets, the people, the places, the character is deep. And the really good times flow in all directions. “

Explore Water Street and visit for more information on upcoming events and a list of shops that are open.


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