Yard House - Town Square
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Reviews by xmorgan:
3.55/5 rDev -11%
The WALLMART of Tap Rooms.
Las Vegas, Just before Christmas (2008) The whole town is slower then normal due to the economy. I went here as a last minute decision to get out a town for Christmas (to cold).
One decision was a place to get decent beer. Or so I thought.
The Yard House claims to have the worlds largest selection of draft beer. It may, with well over 100 beers on draft, maybe 200.
That is nice, but the place is not a dream come true, to a real beer lover. As it has no soul, it has no vibe, it looks nice, like something you would expect in Vegas, glitzy and boring. The food and service were excellent though and I really enjoyed the food I ate The beer tenders were responsive and did a good job. My fault with the place is it has no soul. Sure they play rock and roll, and put on Monday night football, that may be the problem. It cant decide to be a sports bar or beer bar, and caters to thous who don't care.
The taps though plenty had few surprises, few rare beers and all served in the same glassware. They have no wall mounted beer menu, you have to keep asking for the beer list and there is no attempt to bracket the beers by style.
I like a list on the wall, that maybe shows beer by type, or at least company, country. The lists is the menu and it disappears like a state secret once you order.
No information on the beer itself, as if you should know what your ordering. This is the Wallmart or Costco of tap rooms. They do have beer mixes, not my style as I find the whole mixing beer appalling. The selection of American Craft beers is limited to only a few brands. This is probably due to the fact that this place is all about volume, speed and money.
Give me the Toronado in San Francisco, that place has soul, that place is a beer mans house of joy.
The Yardhouse, a Fraternity hangout for people who don't know much about beer but like to pretend they do.
When you pour mixed drinks, wine and bud, how can you be a place for real beer. No Firkins, no bottles, no soul.
Sure I will go back, I liked the food and service I found decent beers, but only as there are few alternatives here. When I am back in San Francisco, I will hug the bar tender at the Toronado.
12-23-2008 14:44:59 | More by xmorgan
More User Reviews:
1/5 rDev -74.9%
I really liked this place a very very nice selection of brews, they served something called a shorty I believe (9 oz.) with a very nice price attached to it. The place was very active alot of people there. The staff knew their brew's. I did not have any food, but the plates I saw look pretty good. I would recommend this place and would visit again.
06-12-2014 08:58:29 | More by Wasatch
Yard House - Town Square in Las Vegas, NV
90 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.