Yard House - Town Square
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev -6%
(Visited 08/2011): This Yard House location is in the relatively new Town Square mall on the south side off 15/215. Parking is plentiful all around.
The interior is laid out similarly to other Yard House locations, with the circular bar right in the center. The rest of the space features dark wood with booths and tables. TVs are plentiful behind the bar, lending to an upscale sports bar feel.
Yard House's tap list exceeds 100, with many regional craft brewers represented, such as Firestone Walker (who provides the "Yard House" brand beers), Tenaya Creek, Deschutes and Stone. The bottle selection is pretty much nonexistent.
Service at the bar was friendly as the bartenders use a tag team approach. They were all friendly and kept up with sample requests and refills.
Food at Yard House is consistently good. My colleagues and I shared several appetizers and they were all solid.
Overall you know what you are going to get with Yard House, which is both a positive and a negative. While the beer list is dominated by common and/or bland macros, you can always count on finding something good. Worth a stop for anyone visiting the area.
01-01-2012 23:56:21 | More by Dogbrick
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
I visited in early April 2008, just a few weeks after the opening. This is not an easy place to find since it is in this big town center with a boatload of shops and restaurants. It is near the rear of the complex close to the west parking garage.
When walking in you first notice a room with about 100+ kegs that are tapped supplying the bar area. The restaurant has a nice feel to it, and the bar is very large and oblong with about 45+ stools around it. The 100+ taps are clearly visible, but you need to walk around the bar to see the entire selection. The beer menu is listed in alphabetical order which is nice if you are looking for something specific. There is also an outdoor dining area.
They claim about 160 taps, but unfortunately about 40 were unavailable - worse yet the first two I ordered were not available. Defintely a nice selection but there is a lot of macros and easy to find micros. Loads of west coast beers, with some germans and belgians too. The only local beer on tap is Sin City - too bad Chicago or Big Dog's aren't available.
One beer I had was a Deschutes Mirror Pond, and it was a bit old tasting compared to what I have had at other bars. The Lost Coast beer I had was fresher. This may relate to the large selection and the fact some are not moving as quickly as others.
I had a pizza and and an appetizer which were both good and served quickly. Service was spotty as the bartenders were friendly but slow in getting back through the number of drink requests.
This place was defintely worth a visit and a great addition to the Vegas beer scene, but I personally still prefer the local brewpubs Chicago and Big Dogs.
04-30-2008 13:44:52 | More by Gavage
4.03/5 rDev +1%
Located about 100 yards from the Whole Foods Market in the byzantine Town Square shopping center on the south end of the Strip, about 1.5 miles from the airport, Yard House was a nice lunch stop after a quick beer shopping stop at WF.
The place is big, with a huge oval bar in the center and lots of tables all around. Very much a corporate sports bar feel with TVs everywhere. Not bad.
Tap selection is huge, with about 140 or so taps. Most everything is craft, which is quite impressive. Nothing too "special" from the gargantuan list, but I am happy to be able to grab a Union Jack anytime, any place so I was happy.
My cajun chicken sandwich was sold, though not spectacular. Service was perfectly pleasant. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
06-21-2011 16:13:18 | More by sholland119
3.95/5 rDev -1%
They whipped this Town square development up in no time--even the locals agree that it was built extremely quickly. I was here in October and it wasnt much more than a shell and here it is in April- all built and new. There are a bunch of other restaurants and bars in here and Yardhouse is kind of tricky to find. It is kind of on the edge of the development closer to the Mandalay Bay side rather than the airport side.
The decor is kind of typical brewpub style with lots of steel and big glass windows to allow you to see all the kegs and such. There is an outdoor seating section as well and the place is pretty jam packed with people. This is at like 3:30 on a Friday afternoon which also happens to be happy hour.
My patience was rewarded as I managed to get some seats at the bar and all US craft beers are $1 off per pint of the regular $4.25 or $4.50 cost so that makes it a pretty darn good deal for good quality beers that are fresh and tasty.
I opted for a Deschutes pale ale which I loved and I had a second one. Also had a Kona longboard lager too which was a great light one to cap everything off.
They have happy hour prices on some food items too also. For food, its half off the regular price. I got a rare tuna ahi thing that was excellent and one other item that was good that I cant remember.
Fairly similar to the San Diego location decor wise but it seems so much more needed here. It really gives a good option for beer close to the strip w/o the strip prices which have become somewhat Manhattan-esque recently.
One other thing to note--no video poker or slot machines in here. It is kind of nice to find a bar/restaurant in LV without these for a change of pace.
05-04-2008 09:38:57 | More by rousee
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
This Town Mall or whatever one wants to call it was built really fast and I mean even by Vegas standards. The interior decor is a little different than the others I have been in and to me it is more comfortable.
On a recent week I had two late afternoon meetings with casino types and both were complaining how slow business was. I then went to the Yard House and it was packed!! and this is a week when nothing was going on in Vegas. This one seems to have a little better selection of micros but I have heard from more than one person that everyone here drinks BMC and the freshness of the beer is a big problem.
UPDATE 9/20/11 I stopped in here for lunch today, and started with the usual questions, any new IPA's answer no any new pilsners answer no, anything from Tenaya Creek, blank stare so I said you have never heard of this micro right, the bartender said no never heard of it . OMG Tenaya Creek is a Las Vegas based micro in business for 10 years or more. I ordered a grilled romaine entree salad, I recieved a grilled artichoke. While I was there a hostess came by with a arm full of menus, Yardhouse menus have a hard cover, she hit my barstool so hard she moved it, no are you OK, no I am sorry, she just kept walking. Yardhouse Corporate, the ship is taking on water!!
03-28-2009 20:39:23 | More by VegasBill
4.78/5 rDev +19.8%
Vegas has its beer mecca!
127 taps - a boatload of micros = awesome.
If is off the strip about 1.5 miles south of The Luxor, but well worth the taxi fare.
Our pints were 3.75 a pop, quite the Vegas value. The bartenter was very attentive and on the spot when our pints went low.
Did not try the food - saved that for the Texas de Brasil around the corner.
I hit Vegas 2 or 3 times a year, and this will be part ogf the regular rotation - Thank You YardHouse for bringing good beer to Las Vegas!
11-16-2008 18:09:15 | More by gixxerman
3.8/5 rDev -4.8%
Visited on Sunday, 05/11/08 at about 3:00pm.
Parking is virtually nonexistant here unless you want to valet. I hate doing that, so I parked over by The Guitar Center. I can only imagine that the walk from the parking lot during the summer heat is going to make you want to drink a good beer even more than the urge that drove you to seek this place out to start with.
Inside, the first thing I noticed (besides that the place was packed to the gills) was the art. Lots of really cool canvases decorate the walls of this place. It's really different than the other Yard Houses I've been to.
Similar to all the other ones, though, it's crazy busy and, despite all the good beer, it seems at least half the people there are drinking something non-alcoholic. They also have the long, overhead beer lines and the keg storage far, far away from the bar.
We waited at the bar about twenty minutes for a table. My friend sacrficed and let me have the one open seat. He stood. We had some pretty good pints before we were paged for seating.
The food was tasty and pretty well executed (though I think my chicken was a tad underdone), but I wouldn't come here for the food alone.
Yes, lots of TVs showing an NBA playoff game which elicited frequent roars from those seated at the bar. If you're not into sports, it can be unnerving at best and supremely annoying at worst.
05-13-2008 23:34:33 | More by charlzm
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
Came here after the giant disappointment that is Aces & Ales. Say what you want about it being a chain - that pretty much guarantees a ton of fresh taps and consistent service.
Like most other locations, this one has literally about 100 taps, and as expected about 90% of them are good, and about 30% of those are full-on stellar. Everything from everyday items like SNPA and Sam Adams to Rogue Hazelnut, DFH 90 Minute IPA, Spaten Optimator, Arrogant Bastard, and several St. Bernardus brews. Prices are fairly low, too. Especially considering what beer tends to go for on the strip. These are pretty much "normal" prices for the rest of the country. Have a macro-loving friend? A quick glance reveals options for those folks, too.
Not exactly the most fun place to hang-out ever (it looks like any other restaurant), but there's nothing overtly wrong with it either.
Food's pretty good, and the service was quick. We ordered 7 different beers and all of them were back at the table in less than 2 minutes. We simply ordered some snack appetizers (you're in Vegas - there are better places to eat, obviously) and they were tasty, reasonably priced, and out in minutes.
This is a great alternative to the many places on the strip with so-so beer selection at inflated prices. Take a quick cab south of Mandalay Bay and hit this place up for a great selection, service, prices, etc.
01-17-2011 16:19:08 | More by Domingo
3.25/5 rDev -18.5%
Visited the Yard House for dinner on a Thursday evening. The location is through the winding drives of the Town Square shopping center south of the Vegas strip. (Wait for a cab was short afterwards)
Walking towards the door, windows displayed the dozens and dozens of kegs being dispensed. The general appearance was clean and cool. Inside, the large rectangular bar centered the room. Metal and brick gives the room a modern, industrial feel. Commercial and sturdy.
We stopped at the hostess stand and were quickly seated. We were handed menus and began the selection process. The beer menu and the food menu are both long, so it may take a little time to decide. There was a wide range of bar fare. Pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and vegetarian fare were listed. I eventually choose the pepper crusted gorgonzola burger with truffle fries, and it was tasty.
With over one hundred beers to choose from, one would expect to be amazed, but I was hoping for something more. I wanted to see some more uncommon choices. I wanted casks and really special seasonals. Am I jaded? (I did enjoy my Dechutes Black Butte)
Service was slow. When we first sat down, we ordered water, but hadn't picked our beer yet. Our waters were dropped off, and pretty well drained before we make our order. Our food also came slowly. It wasn't cold, but it wasn't as hot as it should have been.
I'd say Yard House is solid, but I wouldn't make a special trip here. (especially by cab)
03-07-2011 19:17:57 | More by frazbri
Yard House - Town Square in Las Vegas, NV
90 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.