Keeping good times on tap at Beer Park
With Eric Kemp at the helm, the future of the Beer Park brand looks bright. Not only is Kemp the assistant general manager for the rooftop bar and grill at Paris, but, more recently, he became a partner and plans to expand the brand into other cities. “We think this is a brand that can go all over,” said the Florida native. “It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old—across all personalities everyone comes to Beer Park and has a really great time.”
Kemp’s experience in creating a good time goes back to his days in the nightlife industry. It’s an industry he’s been a part of since college, and it brought him out to Las Vegas a few years ago. After helping to manage various nightclubs in town, a former colleague and friend asked Kemp to join him in helping to open Beer Park in 2016. “Me and my partner always talked about doing things together, and (Beer Park) was our opportunity,” Kemp said. “We’ve always been really good at throwing parties and keeping the energy up.”
Both guys managed Beer Park in its infancy and watched it blossom. Then a few months ago they were asked if they’d like to partner with the brand. “It was a no-brainer,” he said. “We brought up this brand here in Vegas and now we can help grow it.” In fact, the next outpost, said Kemp, is in Del Mar, Calif., where he is currently overseeing construction.
But Kemp will always have love for the Vegas location. “We’ve been really fortunate here; we have a really amazing staff,” Kemp said. “We focus on creating a really awesome, positive culture. And for watching games, this place is second to none—it’s electric.”
True to its name, Beer Park doesn’t slouch on its offerings of beer. Besides stocking Budweiser brands, guests can imbibe domestic and imported beer, hard-to-get large-format and very limited-edition bottles, said Kemp. There are nearly 40 beers on tap, but also four mixed cocktails and six wines on tap, too. A great way to try a variety is by ordering a beer flight—you can pick four different drafts that come in 6-ounce cups.