When Las Vegas entrepreneur Jeff Hwang opened Taverna Costera, the Mediterranean-inspired fine casual dining restaurant and roof-top live entertainment venue — which also houses the Dragon’s Alley Coffee Co. fast casual concept – word spread quickly, creating a buzz among locals and visitors.
Hwang, who chose the north end of the Arts District at First and Main streets for Taverna Costera after carefully watching the area’s growth over the last few years said, “With something new opening seemingly every few weeks before the pandemic and picking up again now, the Arts District continues to grow as a popular dining and entertainment spot. It’s walkable real estate with lots of personality and a local vibe. With all that it has going for it, the Arts District is ready to join the Strip and Fremont Street as a highly desirable tourist destination.”
Taverna Costera’s 16-foot ceilings, 14-foot tall windows and modern décor is the setting for casual fine dining featuring a broad Coastal Mediterranean fusion menu, which draws its inspiration from coastal Spanish, Italian, Spanish, Greek and other cuisines.
The only roof-top bar/music venue in the Arts District, The Roof @TavernaCostera, which overlooks First Friday and boasts a 360-degree view of the valley, is a live entertainment and event space featuring a full-service bar plus a permanent stage hosting live acts and DJs.
Immediately adjacent to Taverna Costera is the Dragon’s Alley Coffee Co., a coffee shop and fast-casual café with a full menu of its own offering Asian-inspired fare. Turin, Italy-based Lavazza coffees serve as the foundation of the coffee program.
Coordinating with the city of Las Vegas, Taverna Costera also is home to the free monthly Tech Alley events for tech innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups and angel investors to meet, share knowledge, network and participate in the tech and startup ecosystem.
Photo: View of Taverna Costera