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This sports bar-meets-gastropub has become very popular

Hardway 8 ups Henderson’s sports bar game

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Location: NV-Las Vegas

Story Date: 5/23/2019

Publisher: Las Vegas Weekly   

Author: Greg Thilmont

It looks like Henderson’s historic Water Street has scored another winner. Barely a month into Hardway 8’s existence, the sports bar-meets-gastropub has become one of the most talked-about food and drink destinations in town. Its creators, entrepreneurs Bryant Jane and Lyle Cervenka, are best known for re-launching the retro lounge Starboard Tack two years ago. They chose the name Hardway 8 in tribute to the 1977 Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball team (the first UNLV squad to make it to the Final Four), and the interior is steeped in scarlet and gray tradition, including wooden bar tops made from salvaged Las Vegas Convention Center bleachers. (The team played hoops in the venue from the late ’60s through the early ’80s.)

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: New Places