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Aces & Ales - Nellis

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53 Reviews
Reviews: 53
Visits: 70
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: 120
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3740 S Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89121-3112
United States
phone: (702) 436-7600

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @acesandales

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Place added by: PvtVile on 08-16-2009

Bar & Kitchen open 24/7.
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Reviews: 53 | Visits: 70
Reviews by JSBerkowitz:
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4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This is definitely the best beer bar that we have in Vegas, and while it is a lot of fun, it isn't perfect.

As far as the atmosphere is concerned, I have been told that it is going to be getting much better which I am greatly looking into. In the past, they have had live bands playing in a space much to small. As a result you have to yell to talk to anyone there which is just frustrating for me. I have been told that this will be disapearing in the near future.

They have some great kegs that they get in for Vegas, between the beer festivals and tap takeovers, there is always something unique on tap whenever I stop in. I have never had a problem with an unclean tap line, and the only times I have ever had a problem with the beer in general, the staff was quick to take care of it.

The staff is very nice once you get to know them (a very key factor for some), but their beer knowledge is sometimes lacking. Ryan (one of the owners), is very good, but the rest of the staff doesn't always seem to care (or they are more focused on other things). You do have to wait at the bar for a few minutes before you can flag anyone down to get a drink, especially when there are a lot of gamblers there.

The food is above average, nothing mind blowing. I do hope they put through some of their new menu items because those were amazing. I would highly recommend the Ahi Tuna Sandwhich.

(Editing because of atmosphere changes that I was made aware of) (1,453 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of TrapJaw77
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ScottCoffee
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love this place---probably my favorite beer bar in the world. The selection isn't the broadest, but boy is it deep. Special events are great and the food it top notch. Overall you can't go wrong. (200 characters)

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jmdrpi
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

visited here for dinner and drinks before a flight out of Vegas.

The atmosphere is a little rougher than I imagined for a "beer bar", seems like more of a locals bar that happens to have a great tap list of beers. But then I did remember we're in Vegas. Smoky, video poker machines in the bar, tons of TV's showing sports. There is a side area with some tables, some high tops around the bar, and a side room with pool tables.

Taplist was very heavy on Stone beers, with other West Coast craft beers filling in the gaps. Some one-offs or speciality releases mixed in. Lots of IPA's. You order by tap #, and the menu clearly states name, style, ABV, ounces of pour, and prices. There was a video monitor with the same info too. Also some high priced vintage large bottles available.

Waitress was attentive and friendly, service was good. Food was better than expected, pretty tasty, and came out quick. Beers were a little pricey. (935 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.75

Went to aces and ales on super bowl Sunday. $25 cab ride from the strip. As we walked in, a bartender stopped us and asked if we had a reservation. We said no and she informed us that all seats were reserved. Fine; she said we could stand if we wanted but warned us service would be slow. Ok; funny thing was that there were open seats at the bar the whole time we were there but we weren't allowed to sit. The waitresses were not happy that we were standing so they glared at us the whole time we were there. It was hard to get any service at the bar ; again the place was busy but not packed. Place was smokey in addition. Shame is that the beer selection was awesome but we were not going to stay there after the rudeness we experienced. We left at half time and spent our money elsewhere. Vegas prices which means expensive.

Never going back there again. (859 characters)

Photo of ralphw56
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

First trip to Vegas and had scoped this place out prior to landing. Aces & Ales is a good distance from the Strip. Cab was about $30 with tip, but worth it. The atmosphere is great. Our waitress was excellent. We stayed so long that one of the owners took over for her when her shift ended...or maybe we were just so damn obnoxious. Either way, both servers were great.

Tap selection was good with lots of variety. Bottle list was also quite impressive.

I have absolutely no complaints about the bar, however, trying to get a cab FROM the bar is, quite frankly, a bitch. After several (at least 4) calls and an 1.5 hour wait on a Thursday, one finally arrived. I love this bar, but damn it is like a black hole in this area of town...you may never escape. (759 characters)

Photo of Bradthoc
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Enjoy this place, simply put.
Try and get there once a month. They have 20 beers on tap, constantly rotating plus a wide bottle selection. I have yet to have been there when the same thing is always on. They keep it mixed up and try to have new things coming through.

Prices are great. Draft menu is $6 for a pint or goblet, depending on the beer. $4 beers on Sunday.

Food is fantastic. No idea who the cooks are but they better keep them around because nothing goes better with good beer than good food. Food ranges from finger appetizers to pizza, burgers, house mac n' cheese, and sandwiches.

If you're ever in Las Vegas, venture off the strip for an afternoon/evening and check this place out. Well worth it. (717 characters)

Photo of johnsopa
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I was able to stop by Aces and Ales during a bachelor party to Vegas this weekend. We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon around 2pm and found a small handful of people…which was perfect after spending a few days on the strip. The place was pretty dark, but you are greeted by the warm glow of a beer fridge proudly displaying a very good selection of aged bottled beers from the likes of Stone, Deschutes, Firestone Walker to name a few. We picked up a Sucaba and The Abyss (2010). Pleanty of TVs to watch a game and the service was pretty good. Our servers were friendly. The 20 or so taps were great to see, especially coming from the Midwest and wanting to check out West Coast offerings. They also had some really cool barrel-aged stuff on tap as well. We also took advantage of a happy hour where you can get any pour and a burger for $10…Great Deal!

Getting there from the strip is tough. It will be a $20-$30 cab ride. Getting back was probably the most difficult aspect of our adventure. We should have called for a taxi service about an hour before we were ready to go. Just make sure you have your travel plans figured out if you are staying on the strip or downtown. (1,183 characters)

Photo of kennylopez
4.98/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This was a place that I wanted to check out and Im glad I did. The atmosphere is similar to other Vegas bars with video poker, pool tables and they have a shuffle board to the side which is unique. The selection as far as beer is impressive and reasonable 6 dollar pours, but the bottle selection and beer to go is a bit overpriced. The price is fair in my opinion because they had vintages going back to 2004 and it supported alot of regional breweries. I got some 3F and Abyss which I have been longing to get my hands on. All in all a good experience and I will definitely return. (583 characters)

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Aces & Ales - Nellis in Las Vegas, NV
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