Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery

Not Rated.
Ellis Island Casino & BreweryEllis Island Casino & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.05/5
Based on:
8 Beers
125 Hads
Place Score: 73
Reviews: 54
Visits: 69
Avg: 3
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4178 Koval Ln
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109-4568
United States
phone: (702) 733-8901 | map
www.ellisislandcasino.com

Notes:
Place added by: Todd

No notes at this time.
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 54 | Visits: 69
Reviews by Tchuck:
Photo of Tchuck
4.08/5  rDev +36%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Went here for a bite to eat after having a few beers at Sin City/Miracle Mile. A few thoughts:

The off-the-menu steak special is currently $7.99, including the steak (delicious), garlicky green beans, choice of taters (I had the diner-type fries, which were great), a salad (mediocre), and a 23 oz. beer. The food was very good overall, and a bargain to be sure. I had the dark ale, which I found thin and somewhat buttery, but not bad overall. I wish I could have tried another beer, but didn't have it in me.

I liked the atmosphere: stamped naugahyde booths with paintings of naval battles on the walls. It reminded me of the type of restaurant my parents would bring us to in the 70's. Service was friendly and attentive. The restaurant and coffee shop are the same place, and the coffee wasn't bad either. Definitely a locals casino, and more down-home than the Strip. The bartender at Sin City told me it can get pretty sketchy there late night, but it was fine during the day.

If I were to go back to Las Vegas, I would go back, as the food is a tasty bargain, and this place is the perfect antidote to the Strip.

 1,122 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of jschott75
3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Keeling
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Photo of coz
2.08/5  rDev -30.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.25

Photo of johnyb
3.54/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of OctoberNexus
1.7/5  rDev -43.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Horrible cheap food IPA tastes like an amateur homebrew

55 characters

Photo of nmann08
3.49/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

I am guessing this is what brewpubs look like in Las Vegas. The Ellis Island casino is one block off the Vegas strip and has that dated casino feel.

It is old and full of locals with a main bar in the center of the casino that reminded me of Applebee's for some reason. There is another bar and a few eateries on the outside, but I came to drink.

The service is super friendly, but the quick Vegas style. They have their standard styles, which is fine, traditional but boring. Their IPA was below average but their stout was above average. Nothing was impressive, but for Vegas, this is not a terrible stop.

Price is perfect, $2 beers for 22oz while I was there.

 672 characters

Photo of Offa
3.7/5  rDev +23.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is a very good brewpub in a casino off the Strip and thus overall has very typical Las Vegas casino vibe and layout- a casino ringed with places to eat and drink, in this case on the smaller scale since this is not one of the big-name places. It has the basic vibe to go with that and also all the smoke, but the bar/dining room part is pretty good, with a nice feel closed in and like a "normal" bar/pub. It's dark, with a low ceiling and some nice seating.

Service we had was good and very friendly and efficient.

The beer selection is limited to a few standards - amber lager, stout, IPA, the like. It is not large or varied. However, the beers we had were truly very, very good - straightforward but solid, characterful, tasty, well-rounded and well-balanced, and both good with food and good session beers.

We had only appetizers and sides such as onion rings and fries, but they were all excellent.

Prices were low.

 937 characters

Photo of italianstallion
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of AlexM
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of BeerZombies1
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of beertowns
2.81/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.5

I always enjoy visiting Ellis Island for the incredible value. The $2.00 draft brews are unbeatable in price. The steak special is a can't miss and is worth a walk from the strip.

My last visit, I took my Fifty Fifty in for a growler fill. It was about 10:00 on a Sunday morning and not busy at all.

The attendant at the bar by the Karaoke denied my request to use my vacuum insulated growler for the ride home. She was incredibly rude about it, and told me I needed to buy their glass growler. Her nastiness and ignorance really amazed me, and revealed their employees lack of knowledge about beer.

I hope they change their policy soon, and school their employees on customer service.

 688 characters

Photo of J702
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of blue-dream
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 98green
1.88/5  rDev -37.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2

This isn't a "brewpub," they simply serve their beer at the casino bar. And the beer is horrible. I probably tried 3 of their offerings, each worse than the last. However, the beer is cheap at ~$2 for a 20 oz pour. If you happen to be here anyway by some unfortunate mistake, I suppose their beer is better than a bottle of Bud. But certainly don't come here intentionally to try their beer (as I did).

 402 characters

Photo of flagmantho
3.34/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Made my way to the Ellis Island today to try a couple of their beers and enjoy the steak & eggs special.

We're talking about a casino here that happens to host a brewpub. As one might expect, the atmosphere is not particularly publike, but rather quite casinolike. The service is friendly, though not particularly beer-centric, and the food is quite tasty.

I had the English stout and the IPA; both were serviceable if not particularly impressive. Given the state of craft beer availability in Las Vegas, however, it's definitely worth a stop here to get some reprieve from the oceans of Coors and Corona to be found elsewhere. It is also worth noting that the beer is dirt-cheap, and absolutely worth the price (a $2 craft pint here vs. an $8 Corona on the strip).

 767 characters

Photo of BierBliss
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of craigo19
3.58/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

I have been here several times and love the casino, but the beer I could take or leave. The selection never seems to change and I have been to Vegas at various times of year. The quality of the beer I would say is a stepping stone to people just getting away from BMC beer to pursuing other craft beer. The food at the BBQ, restaurant and pizza is outstanding and we stop there for several meals each trip. The gambling is catered to attract the locals, which means looser machines than the strip.

 497 characters

Photo of boszormeny
2.64/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

The atmosphere here was not what I expected in a microbrewery, but should have been expected from Las Vegas. The brewery is plain and in the back of a smoky casino that badly needs updating. The beers all tasted the same no matter the style, lager to stout. Was very disappointed overall. Would no recommed

 306 characters

Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of richkrull
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of polloenfuego
2.94/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75

Went here with a group of folks on a bit of a lark.

It's just off the strip, and easy to get to from there, only a couple of blocks, or a cheap cab ride from most hotels.

We went in on a Monday night, which it turns out is Karaoke night. It was a sublime adventure to say the least.

We went to the lounge, which was several tables with bench seating (not too comfy) and waited a few minutes for the server to find her way to us. She took our orders, and after about 10 minutes returned with our pints.

Pints are pints here...20 oz. and they are dirt cheap at $2.50 each. The choices of the house beers are limited, but I had the stout and tried the IPA as well. Neither was stellar, but both made for an easy drinking session beer.

The patrons there seemed like regulars, which is not surprising given a Monday night, and they were friendly enough to us strangers.

Definitely not on a list of places I would add to the must see destinations of Las Vegas, but certainly memorable.

 986 characters

Photo of Theboz32
2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5

Cheap beers are the draw here. If you need to get away from the strip and enjoy some cheap beers made on site, this is the place. It is smokey, the clientele is weak, and you will quickly realize you ate not on the strip anymore.

The good things are the Heffe, which is a good example of the style and the BBQ Restaurant. The BBQ is dirt cheap for any town America, let alone Vegas. The BJ is beatable if you take the time to count and stick with a less than 4 to 1 bet spread.

The IPA is weak, but when paying $2 for a 22 oz Craft Beer you are not expecting a top notch beer.

Again not for everyone, but I feel it is worth a trip when in Vegas to form your own opinion.

 673 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery in Las Vegas, NV
73 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.