Springtime gets me looking southeast, toward the outdoor drinking (and dining) options grouped in Boulder City’s inviting historic district. The Dillinger and Boulder Dam Brewing Co. are two of my favorite spots with patio seating, but when I’m looking to pair fresh air with wine, Milo’s Cellar is the place to be.
The 10-year-old BC anchor features a fully stocked wine shop inside, and purchased bottles can be consumed onsite for a $10 corkage fee. When I popped in over the weekend, however, I sampled from the expansive by-the-glass list by ordering the Flight Plan—any three 3-ounce pours for $15. My picks (with help from a knowledgeable waiter): a crisp 2012 Calina chardonnay from Chile, a fruity 2012 Klinker Brick Old Vines Zinfandel from Lodi, California, and a lush 2013 Ponzi pinot noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, my favorite among the trio.
Milo’s also offers salads and sandwiches, but the main draws for me are the wine, the dozen outdoor tables and the great escape—even if it’s just 20 minutes down the road.
Milo's Cellar 538 Nevada Way, 702-293-9540. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.