Aces & Ales - Nellis
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Taps: 22 / Bottles: 120
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by djeucalyptus:
3.6/5 rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
i was looking for a good beer while in Vegas for a friend's wedding, and after reading the reviews, I figured I should give this a go. I strolled in on a slow weekend afternoon. Just two people who turned out to be regulars sitting at the bar playing video poker.
Interesting atmosphere, definite dark, somewhat dingy feel with uninteresting decor and lackluster design. Video poker in the bar. There are some nice big-screens above the bar, and the pool room off to the side looked pretty decent. But I was there for the beer. Had it been a different time, different/any crowd, it might have been a bit better.
The gal behind the bar was exactly what the reviews I'd read lead me to expect - service wasn't quite a first priority, but nothing offensive. Asked about a tap-list and got a finger pointing to the chalkboard off in the corner. After browsing, I asked for my top choice, which they didn't have any more. Second choice, same deal. Finally found something they still had that sounded good. Pour was solid, clean with appropriate glassware. Worked for me.
Chatted with a few of the locals for a bit while I enjoyed a good beer in an acceptable atmoshpere. Nothing amazing, but by Vegas standards, from what I've seen, pretty damn good. And the best tap selection I've seen in town.
05-13-2011 20:54:34 | More by djeucalyptus
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$$
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.
06-08-2014 04:25:21 | More by jmdrpi
Aces & Ales - Nellis in Las Vegas, NV
95 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.