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Tenaya Creek Brewery

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Tenaya Creek BreweryTenaya Creek Brewery
BA SCORE
87
very good

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 519
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: 6
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3101 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89128-0437
United States
phone: (702) 362-7335

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tenayacreek

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MRJAZZ, Aug 21, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +17.9%

Unfortunately you'll pretty much need a car to get to this brewery as it's quite a way from anything touristy, but if you can make it, I'd suggest a trip out here. The décor is nothing special, but it has a very welcoming, unpretentious feel with not too many features to remind you you're in gambling central. The bartender was super chill and suggested beers we might want to sample from the 10 or so they had on tap. The beers were really nice overall, especially the big beers they were pouring. Hoppy beers were a little oniony, but I was the only one who seemed to notice. Overall a really great place to escape from the madness and heat of Vegas for a few delicious brews.

blindpiggie, Jun 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

BobbySue22, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

coombski, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Ben7773, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

themanilow, Dec 05, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

jdense, Jun 22, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

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).

Rizalini, Feb 08, 2013
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3.06/5  rDev -19.5%

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.

Beerandraiderfan, May 01, 2012
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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

armock, Jan 18, 2011
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3.66/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

TheLVBeerGuy, Nov 16, 2010
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4.14/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

Year round
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

Seasonal
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.

Provocajade, Apr 27, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

foamee, Apr 02, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

flexabull, Jan 13, 2010
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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

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

KNORDSTROM, Oct 15, 2009
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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

soupermirl, May 12, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

neat place, but they killed the kitchen summer 2008, a big tombstone hanging on the wall lets you know.
The food was pretty good too, sad to see it go.
So now the restaurant side is empty, and the place feels deserted. I was somewhat of regular until the kitchen closed, the waiter remembered my order, knew his beer too, would always make great recommendations.
The beer is good, still worth hitting up. I like the pilser, usually micro pils are pretty hit and miss, but this one is very drinkable. the seasonals were the most interesting, barleywines and imperial stouts were common.

apwilla, Dec 16, 2008
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2.4/5  rDev -36.8%

I was in Vegas for half a week on business and took a half day to conduct a North/West side of town brewpub tour from 11:00 am - 1:30. The stops were in this order: Big Dog's Brewing Co./ Draft House, Tenaya Creek Restaurant & Brewery , and Chicago Brewing. I did a sampler at each location and substituted standard lagers, lights, and kolsch's for something hoppy or seasonal. I've provided specific reviews in BA for each location. If you're evaluating which brewpubs to visit in Vegas, here is my ranking:

1. Big Dog's Brewing Co./ Draft House
2. Chicago Brewing
3.
4. Tenaya Creek Restaurant & Brewery

Tanaya Creek was stop number 247 on my quest to visit every quality brewpub in North America. In my book, Tanaya Creek does not qualify as a quality brewpub. I had a sampler with the wit, hefe, pale ale, nut brown, and a black lager. If you were drinking these beers with a blindfold, it would be difficult to detect the differences in styles. I suspect they may take the Rock Bottom shortcut of using the same yeast for many styles. I was unable to finish a couple of the samples and the pale ale, which I doubled down on, was the least drinkable of the bunch. The black lager was passable and the wit was ok - especially if you were scorching out in the sun on their outdoor deck. I had a difficult time with the server. She snapped at me when I wanted to sample a couple of the beers and I would pay for the complete sampler. She got all hussy at me and said she would have to charge me for the full sampler and I said "that is exactly what I asked for." When she didn't get it, I said "just give me the complete sampler." As she was pouring them, she asked which ones I wanted to sub out. This was all after waiting 15 minutes in a half empty bar while she did other things. On the plus side, this is the only brewpub of the three that had plenty of windows and outside light.

Yetiman420, Jun 30, 2008
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Tenaya Creek Rest & Brewery is a no smoking establishment, however, there is a back patio enclosed in glass which has 5 or so tables which can accomodate smokers. The billiards area is a little worn, and several of the pool sticks need to be replaced. The bar area is nice, and there are several taps, with a guest tap. At the time of my visit, the guest tap was Deschutes Hop Henge, but by the end of my stay in Nevada they had already gone through it. The waitstaff is quite friendly and fairly knowledgeable, and to me made the experience that much better. The bottle selection was lacking, but the reason to come here is for their draught brews, which are pretty tasty. The food is average for the area, but pretty good overall. Prices were very well set, and in conclusion I didn't have a problem coming back here, and next time I come out, I'll definitely return for another brew or two. Worth a visit I must say.

PhageLab, May 13, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Tenaya Creek is located right of Cheyanne Ave near I-95. They have a private lot that is pretty good-sized.

The interior features a lot of stone and woodwork, and the U-shaped bar is near the entrance, with a billiards area between that and the restaurant seating. The brewing equipment is in the rear and is visibile behind glass. They have a flyer advising customers interested in a tour to contact the staff. The bar features video gambling (as pretty much every brewpub does) but without the dark and smoky feel that so many of them have.

Tenaya has 7 beers on draught, 3 of which are seasonals, as well as a guest tap (Deschutes on my visit). Some bottles are available as well but nothing jumped out at me. The beers are available in a sampler for $9. The beers run from Pils to Hefe to Robust Porter and are generally above average. The Robust Porter and Black Widow were both standouts.

The service was good on an early weekday afternoon. The bartender knew the Tenaya beers and the guest beer pretty well.

I did not try any food on this visit.

Overall this place is definitely worth a visit for someone with a car who wants to get away from the mayhem of the Strip for an evening.

Dogbrick, Apr 23, 2008
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3.8/5  rDev 0%

Visited on 12/30/07. No wait to get a table. Interesting place: you enter through a pretty nice bar area, pass through a pool hall of sorts (free games when I was there) until you are seated in some nice, big booths towards the back. Decor is sorta kinda ok, with a nice effort to do marble on the walls. Reminded me of an upscale Elks Lodge. Our waitress was attentive and had a great attitude. The food was so-so. It's pretty normal in my experience for the food at a brewpub to be better than the beer, but some good brews and uninspired dishes (amazingly bland pizza and a boring steak in our party) tilted the balance towards the beer. Not a bad place, but not your ultimate beer destination. We did play pool free after dinner, though. Sweet!

charlzm, Mar 10, 2008
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

went here a few weeks ago with my gf and a buddy and his date...food was excellent, ended up ordering a pulled pork sandwich, a pale ale and their winter warmer...the winter warmer was pretty good, in my opinion much better than the pale ale...

beers were good, nothing too complex...seemed their website may have been inaccurate as there was a beer on their listed on draft that was not when i went, but that's not a big deal...

i will definitely go back...was very busy at the time, large place with plenty of seating and bar space...

sirk0rebreg, Jan 27, 2008
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4.45/5  rDev +17.1%

Since I arrived in Las Vegas 2 years ago, I've been on the prowl for great local brew pubs. Tenaya Creek is, so far, the best one I have come across. The atmosphere is nice; plasma screens showing sports, nice interior decorations, good music(some sort of Sirius radio), billiards and video poker. It's located far enough away from the Strip to give you even more of a "local" feel.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

The food is good - steaks, sandwiches, salads, apps.

The Tenaya Creek beer selection is one of the better ones I've had in town. They also brew some great seasonals.

tobyandgina, Oct 04, 2007
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

The only thing that bothered me at Tenaya was the atmosphere. It's typical Vegas bar atmosphere, and I don't like that when I'm trying to enjoy a beer. The bar has the video poker machines built into it, and some of the clientèle were sleazy.

As others have said, go for the beer. I got the sampler and it had 7 on it. They had their standard four: Pilsner, Hefe, Nut Brown, Pale. In addition they had a nitorgen Pale, a Belgian White, and a Double Red. The Pilsner and Hefe were not much, but the rest were tasty. The Double Red had a nice kick to it, hoppy and delicious.

The food was also good. We had an appetizer sampler that included wings, ribs, pot stickers, shrimp, and baked ravioli.

Worth a stop if you're in the area. I've been to Barley's Casino Brewing, Gordon Biersch, and Chicago Brewing, and I'd come here before an of the others.

sativen, Sep 22, 2007
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Tenaya Creek Brewery in Las Vegas, NV
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.