A Local's Guide to Water Street Food and Entertainment - Black Mountain

The Water Street District is Henderson’s center of entertainment. If you want to get the most out of your visit to this popular district, you’ll need to know the most popular hot spots. Fortunately, options are abundant no matter what kind of experience you’re looking for, from romantic first-date destinations to kid-friendly day outings. Learn more about the best Water Street happenings with this local guide to food and entertainment.


Water Street is home to several incredible restaurants that patrons of all kinds may be interested in. Juan’s Flaming Fajitas is a local favorite for those who love authentic Mexican food. You’ll find chile relleno, enchiladas de mole, and even vegetarian items. Of course, you can always take the Italian approach to dine with a trip to Water Street Pizzeria. Arguably the best pizza in the district, the Chicago-style offerings are complemented by an outdoor patio and beer and wine options. 

For those looking for more of a tavern or sports-bar vibe, there are numerous options as well. Sunset Pizzeria is a local favorite thanks to their New York-style pies complete with other Italian dishes and a bar area. You can find an intimate table for two or enjoy an experience with all your friends here. The Gold Mine Tavern is a bit more traditional in its offerings, with craft beer and quality bar food cooked to order. You’ll even find live music playing here.

The Sunset Building


Nothing makes an experience worthwhile quite like some delicious sweet treats. Fortunately, there are plenty of options around Water Street. Chef Flemming’s BakeShop is one of the most popular, as it offers incredible Danish baked goods. The establishment itself is relatively small and features a homey atmosphere inside. When you try one of their delicious pastries like the popular cheese Danish, you’ll be able to taste the dedication and love put into its preparation that you’ll only find at family-owned establishments.

For a more casual and kid-friendly sweet stop, you can visit the Purple Penguin Snowcone Shack. Established in 2009, it has quickly become a staple of the community with custom snow cones and fresh syrups that are made on-site. There are more than 40 flavors available, so don’t hesitate to experiment a little with all the available options.


Dining is just one of many things to do in the Water Street District. You can also test your luck at Rainbow Club, Eldorado Casino, or Emerald Island Casino. These institutions are packed full of games that will let you play into the night. Of course, you can always visit Firelight Barn for a more family-friendly experience at a dinner theater show where you can eat and see an impressive performance.

There are several breweries around the Water Street District as well. You can stop by the Lovelady Brewing Company or the Mojave Brewing Company for a tour. Of course, tastings will be involved as well, so you can enjoy some delicious samples of Henderson’s and even Nevada’s finest brews. To learn more about everything to do around the Water Street District and Henderson in general, be sure to check out our other relatable blogs. Visit Black Mountain Fulfillment to learn more!

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