18 square blocks of previous industrial space is undergoing a transformation into a hip area with local breweries, independent food outlets, antique shops, art galleries and installations, and generally interesting walk-around and discover experiences.
We were attracted at first by the support that created several micro-breweries, and enjoyed a pub-crawl through Nevada Beer Works, Servehzah Bottle Shop and Tap Room, Hop Nuts Brewing, and eventually Able Baker Brewing, which seems to be the matriarch of the bunch.
Along the way we discovered Vintage Vegas Antiques, Modern Mantiques and a number of attractive and interesting vintage clothing and curious artist venues. While not pedestrian-only, this is an easy to walk (and feel safe) district. We weren't able to enjoy the First Friday event, but is looks like an enjoyable aside from the ding-ding-ding of casinos.