As wine bars go, few in the world could compare with Bin 702 in downtown Las Vegas, which gets the numerical part of its name from Sin City’s area code.
Bin 702 is located at a unique shopping destination known as Container Park, where a praying mantis greets guests at the entrance.
Shops, restaurants and the wine bar at the park are housed in large metal shipping containers that have been repurposed.
Two containers were used to “build out” Bin 702, and then a wooden deck was added outside to provide more seating.
The handwritten sign at the entryway summarizes the “non-attitude” vibe of the bar; this is not a place for wine snobs.
Rather, as the table reservation cards suggest, it’s a place for people who simply want to enjoy a glass (or two or three) of wine.
We grabbed a table at the side of the bar and adjacent to the kitchen — perfect for watching the food prep and people watching.
We ordered glasses of wine and a plate of montaditos, mini sandwiches filled with all kinds of tasty ingredients (meats, cheeses and various accompaniments).
All in all, it was a fun way to spend some time… and drink some wine… in Las Vegas. Bin 702 may not exude the glitz of The Strip, but it also doesn’t charge Strip prices. Our tab for two good glasses of wine and six mondaditos: about $33.
— Bob Johnson (photos by Michelle Johnson)