Tenaya Creek Brewery
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 457
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
3.38/5 rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Visited 6/20/2013 after day of golfing at Paiute, where the selection of beer really sucked, I was in need of some craft beer goodness.
Located in Northwest Las Vegas across from a hospital, Tenaya Creek features about 10 house beers along with a few guest taps from Lagunitas, New Belgium. Several house beers were available in bottles to go, but after trying one I decided to pass. Also serves hard liquor, not a bite of food. All the seats at the bar had the typical video poker terminals glaring you in the face. The help was nice enough, but the beer, to be honest, wasn't that good. With the new Aces and Ales location opening down the street, this place is in deep trouble. The IPA was under-hopped, thin bodied and one note in the finish. Pass.
06-22-2013 23:51:22 | More by jdense
3.68/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Tenaya Creek is a great little watering hole that usually features 5 Tenaya Creek drafts (I love their Monsoon IPA, and Impy Stout. Both are seasonal), as well as 4 or 5 guest taps. The up side is the bar has a pool table, dart board, 2 big screens by the bar, etc. Down side is they don't serve food and there is smokin g inside. I am a non-smoker, so if it's nice outside, there is seating which I take advantage of.
Overall great little spot the has some good drafts, and some surprising guests taps at times (i.e. - Pallete Wrecker, Lagunitas Suck).
02-08-2013 23:02:48 | More by Rizalini
3.06/5 rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
Figured while I was in this neck of the woods, I should try out this brewery, never been impressed particularly with their beer, but hey, I'm on this side of town.
I like that the place has the desert motif going, lots of brick, sandstone, and the granite countertops inside the place are pretty kick ass. And its nice to have a place in Vegas with adequate windows. The patronage is nothing special, and even the brewery employees seem to be a little different, never seen a brewer smoking cigs in the brewery and drinking a beer before. Service was good, although it better be on a Thursday afternoon w/ almost no one inside.
Quality of the beers are completely average. Same with the selection. Actually, the selection was less than average. Nothing barrel, sour, imperial, stout etc. . . just the usuals, I think the most exotic thing was a rye ipa, that was completely average. But i can say the beers aren't 'bad' of featuring any off flavors, they just suffer from that, same yeast strain, sameness of all their beers function, none of which are particularly adventurous. A decent place, cool looking, but I just wish there was more substance from within.
Not worth a special trip out of the way to this place, but it is worth a trip if you're in the area.
05-01-2012 17:39:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.84/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere - Entrance is on the side of the building leading you to the former waiting area. A decent sized main bar area with a fairly large circle bar with built in gaming machines that seats around twenty and a few high tables and chairs. Off to the left is the game room with a few pool tables. The brewery is behind glass walls in the game room.
Quality/Selection - During my visit they had seven house beers on tap with three of them being seasonal or rotating brews. There were also three guest taps from Stone, Sierra Nevada, and another brewery that I don't remember. The house beers where a decent range of styles to choose from that for the most part were pretty good.
Service - I visited on a Friday evening around six and there was a decent amount of people there but that didn't slow down the bartender or make him any less friendly.
Overall this is a locals place thats pretty chill and worth going to for a break from the strip and all the other tourist traps. Just don't go hungry as they closed the kitchen three years ago.
01-18-2011 04:48:05 | More by armock
3.66/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
This is a great place to just grab a beer after work with some buddies. There beer is good enough, and their nut brown ale is fantastic. Bartender is always willing to pour samples and they always have a few nice rare guest taps from local or great breweries.
And FYI they just started bottling and should have all of their beers in bottles pretty soon. Last i spoke with the guys over there we should expect them by the first of the year. If you come, take a few bottles home with you!
only down side is that they dont have food available anymore in house, but it can easily be ordered from across the street or wherever you want. It was either get rid of smoking or get rid of food...they went with food!
a fine establishment with good beer and a nice atmosphere and bar.
11-16-2010 19:34:56 | More by TheLVBeerGuy
4.14/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Copied from my Yelp.com review
We had a great Groupon deal of a sample flight, 2 pints and 2 takehome glasses( or you don't take the glass you get 2 more pints) for $10.
Hefeweisen- very easy going and wheat creaminess with very light fruit in the end.
Pilsner- moderate to high carbonation, crisp
Nut Brown Ale- very smooth, malty and refreshing
Ringtail Pale Ale- malty but had some hoppy taste to it
Hoptide IPA- complex IPA, more bitter on the backend. This was surprising and I will come back to drink more of this, but it is a bitter beast, in a good way. I like to fuck with my tastebuds.
Barleywine- kinda tasted like if a Belgian beer like Chimay and Dogfish Head Midas Touch had a baby. Smooth at first yet has a bit of a raw alcoholic warmth and some grapey sweetness to it but not overly so.
After a long day at AIDs Walk LV, I just went with a Nut Brown ale as I found it just smooth, easy and refreshing and BF went with a Hefeweisen as he was feeling for something easy too. Normally would grab the Hoptide or the Barleywine...this was smooth but 10.5% was a bit much for me being tired and also already had cocktails at a AIDs Walk afterparty before heading here with the BF.
Other than those made by them, they usually have a few guests on tap. Currently it was the Dogfish Head Aprihop, Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary and Glissade. They also offer Growlers and Kegs to take home. I definitely will think about grabbing up a growler for a dinner party or just for us to enjoy. They're about $15 and then refills are a bit cheaper when you bring your jug back in.
The place is actually very pleasant inside. The place is a large bar upfront and in the back was some tall tables, a couch, pinball/arcade and 3 pool tables. We played some pool and I'm royally bad in it.
Shame that they took away their kitchen. I know its for the better right now because it's being made into a bottling facility to bust out into the market, but it seems a lot of local business is lost through not offering food. Its surrounded by offices who would probably gladly grab lunch here. I'd go more often too if there was food too- I've only heard good things about the previous food here. Hope one day they expand to bring it back. Even bigger craft spots like Stone who doesnt really need a restaurant has one on the brew site. Beer is just better with something to nosh on.
Still, I like to support quality brews so I will be back.
04-27-2010 01:50:08 | More by Provocajade
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Tenaya Creek is a brewpub in a stand alone building across from a hospital center in Las Vegas. Small and cozy, the bar and it's three tables sit maybe 30. The brewing operation is behind glass at the end of a long, dark lounge that has three pool tables. They serve four year round beers and two seasonals as well as several premium guest beers. Although the bar doesn't seem busy, they brew the house beers for several large casinos and will be expanding their brewery soon. Oh, and their beers are very good.
04-02-2010 01:14:03 | More by foamee
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is quite a ways from the action of the strip, but it was worth the trip.
Nice large bar when you walk in, with TVs and video poker. Down the hall are games like pool, darts, and some video games.
Quality was pretty good. I had a hoppy rye beer that I enjoyed, and a nut brown ale that was just average.
Service was great. Our server was quick, friendly, and more than willing to pour samples.
Selection was I believe about 7 of their own, and 2 guest taps. (The Abyss and Hop Trip from Deschutes)
No food. The server said they shut down the kitchen a couple of years ago to focus on brewing beer. That was fine by me, we were just stopping in for a couple of beers.
I bet this is a fun place to hang out on weekends, I was there on a Monday afternoon around 2:00, and it was fairly quiet. But I am glad I checked it out.
01-13-2010 01:59:52 | More by flexabull
3.84/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Since I'm a local. I make trips across town at least couple times a month to drink some beer. my favorite is there MONSOON DIPA IPA. Which will be release OCT 22ND. Its a 6.9%abv bomb. thats tickles any hopheads taste buds. I guess the hops are grown in the brewers backyard . So get the beer when ya can. They have couple that are tasty like the HOP RIDE IPA 6.9% abv BIG CITRUS AND SPICEY AROMA, And Red Ryder 6.7% abv 72 IBU.
FOOD - There is none, Its all order out. I believe they have list for local delivery's. It's the new smoking and gambling law in Vegas that warrants the close of there kitchen.
SERVICE- Is always on par with BRIAN. He is one of the big reasons we visit. Great beer knowledge and just all around nice guy.
I would recomend stopping by on trips to Vegas. you can also do Big Dogs Draft House (10 min away) on the same trip out the 95
we will be going back
10-15-2009 04:20:03 | More by KNORDSTROM
3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
No food... No food... What happened. I went for food and beer, no food. O.k. now that is out of the way. Beer was decent to very good. I had a flight which included the Hefe(5%), Pilsner(5.4%), Ringstail Ale(5.7%), Nut Brown Ale(5.5%), Barley Wine(9.2% - 9th Anniversary), Imperial Stout(9.1%), and the chewBOCKa(6%). O.k. here goes, man that Barley Wine kicked ass. The Imperial Stout was pretty freakin' good. Comparable to Rogue Shakespeare Stout. The Hefe was a bit watery, but had a nice wheat aftertaste. The rest were decent to good, and worth the trip, man I sure was hungry though. Try it out if you are in the area, but eat before you go, although they do have a menu for the places that deliver near them. I have to add, that Jeff and the service was excellent. And I got the first name of the brewer, but can't remember his last. Thanks Tim, for that lovely Barley Wine.
05-12-2009 02:04:22 | More by soupermirl
Tenaya Creek Brewery in Las Vegas, NV
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