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Public House

Not Rated.
Public HousePublic House

18 Reviews
Reviews: 18
Visits: 47
Avg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 205
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109-8941
United States
phone: (702) 407-5310

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @venetianvegas

Place added by: UncleJimbo on 01-27-2012

Located in The Venetian Casino.
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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 47
Photo of grees20
3.03/5  rDev -26.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75

Recently spent a week in Vegas and was looking forward to trying this place. Unfortunately, I walked away disappointed. Great looking place, pretty good selection but the service was awful. Bartenders were unfriendly and seemed uninterested in helping us out. Definitely, my least favorite beer bar that we checked out.

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Photo of maxcoinage
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Was attending IBM Impact Conference in 2013 and had a great time at Public House. The atmosphere is great - it's inside the Venetian kind of smack dab in the middle and every time I walked by during breaks from the conference at the end of the day, it was always happening.

Quality - very nice place, upscale but not pretentious

Service - was on point, sat at the bar while I waited for my buddy, bartender shot the breeze while I was watching some NBA playoffs that I threw down a bet for

Selection - unbelievable selection, I had to decide between Parabola and Sucaba,haha. Also had some Sublimely self righteous on cask which was sweet

Food - was awesome, split a few apps with my buddy

Value - was definitely pricey but I was on the corporate dime so that was sweet. i mean what do you expect at a top notch casino/hotel in Vegas

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Photo of DrewskiWhit
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Nice place which I would absolutely visit again.

Beer selection was more than solid. They had parabola on draft which I unfortunately missed out on - long story. They had a few other Firestone selections on tap and were getting something from FW on cask but the bartender wasn't sure what. I thought the prices were reasonable given the location; I had a sculpin on draft for $10, DFH 90 was $11. The food was very good and not terribly priced, again, given the location. All in all a nice place with real good food and one of the best beer selections on the strip. Side note - paid $15 for a Lagunitas IPA at some random "pub" in Caesars WTF ... didn't know the price until after it was poured for me.

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Photo of richj1970
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Been here several times over the past few years including a few last week while on business trip.

Solid tap list that rotates fairly frequently. Most drafts from $7 - $12 which is not atypical for the strip.

Good bottle list, but some of them are crazy expensive. I would have loved to crack open a Parabola but not at $54.

Food was quite tasty. The lamb meatball sand which was a personal favorite.

Bar staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

One of my favorite stops any time I'm in the Venetian.

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Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

In Vegas for work. Checked in and headed over to public house. Easy to find. Great bottle list and lots of quality drafts. Bartender was friendly and funny. Didn't try the food. Expect $10+ a brew which is expensive but in line with Vegas pricing. Recommended.


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Photo of heresy22
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

In the Venetian/Palazzo Restaurant Row.

Generally a very good selection; a great selection for the Strip. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. On two recent visits the bartenders offered several tasters while I reviewed the tap list.

Ordering from an iPad is fun at first, but the novelty wears off. It does provide more information than the wait staff might know.

The food is upscale, good, and pricey, but you pay a premium on the Strip. Beverages also have inflated prices.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in here for a few minutes to rest and catch up on some college football scores. The Public House is in the Venetian, or rather the mall between the Venetian and Palazzo. Great atmosphere. Lots of really high quality beer on tap and in bottles. The staff is friendly and attentive. It is very pricey, but not really out of line for the area.

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Photo of Theboz32
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The best place on the strip for craft beers. But be prepared for the prices as drafts are $8 to $12 each. They always have high end brews on draft and an incredible bottle selection. On my last trip they had Lagunitas Sucks on cask, and multiple beers from The Bruery and Squatters on tap.

Matt the bartender knows his beers and has plenty of stories to tell.

This bar is off the casino floor in The Venetian and is worth the trip.

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Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is in a great location for those staying at Palazzo or Venetian, or attending a conference in the convention center. It was clearly built to feed the convention goers need for alcohol - be it beer, wine, or cocktails. Pleasantly there is a strong focus on quality draft beers here and during my several visits this place was crowded at noon, mid afternoon and evening. The bartender told me there has not been one slow day since opening earlier this year.

The decor is modern, with a bar in front and dining tables in the back. The taps are easily viewable, and there were two cask ale offerings also above the bar. There were 24 draft offerings and a large amount of bottles that were visable from the bar stool. There was a good mix of beer styles from Stone, Deschutes, Lagunitas, Lost Coast, Ballast Point, Firestone, Green Flash, Big Dogs, and Tenaya Creek to name a few. A nice beer menu makes it easy to make a selection as it was broken up by style.

The food we had were just some appetizers, but they were pretty good. I found service to be very attentive and despite the big crowds on some visits, they were constantly hustling to fill orders. The bartenders also knew the beers and didn't hesitate to give you an opinion either.

For those that complain about prices - this place is all about location and it is clear that it is focused on making as much money as possible from the conventioneers, not creating a cool low cost beer bar for the general public. I can't knock them for that especially since the bar stools and dining tables were gerenally full on my visits. But I would still come here for a pint or two if I wasn't here at a convention.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.16/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Located way the hell in the back of the Venetian, this place looks like your typical bar/club that plays (ooonce, ooomph) heavy bass electronic music. Metal, lighting, chic decor. You get the idea. Frankly, the atmosphere points are more because of the Venetian, beautiful casino and decor.

Nothing spectacular about the beers, the usual run of the mill stuff you'll see at Lee's, just at about 800% markup. Usual CA/CO/UT/OR brands here. Lost Coast, North Coast, Sierra Nevada, Uinta, Deschutes etc. . . stuff you pay $7 for 6 packs, $9 on tap. I don't understand the rationale of people saying don't complain about the price, you get what you pay for etc. . . I got the same beer, just at a markedly inflated price. I'm not a scenester, so paying more $ doesn't mean anything to me, other than more $ for the same product. Vegas as a rationale? Pffft. Come on man, I'm from Nevada, I remember when Vegas was cheap, not ridiculously expensive. Yes, there will be apologists for them, but hey, beer lovers care about beer, not the high rent to be on the strip. Service, was not really friendly. Selection was nice, but nothing I don't have at my house.

If you're stuck on the strip, and want better beer, I'd recommend getting a cab and going to Aces & Ales. Better vibe, cheaper drinks, better quality drinks, cooler people inside.

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Photo of david18
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I visited this place twice on a recent trip to Vegas. Of the primary new gastropubs i've been to in Vegas (Burger Bar, Todd English Pub, Holsteens) this one had the best beer list and most knowledgable staff by far. Many beers I've never seen before from breweries like Uinta, Jolly Pumpkin and numerous others. They also had three casks and all the bartenders knew a lot about all the beers.

The food was good (i had the poutine, which was outstanding) but overall not as good as the places mentioned above.

This is a great place and (I believe) the best beer list in Las Vegas. I think it's a bit pricey but not compared to any similar place.

I would highly recommend it.

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Photo of projektyle
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Many folks will be put off by the prices in this gastropub, but it's like complaining about the cost of airport food. The Public House is situated to take advantage of the conference travelers that are using the Venetian and Palazzo for large conferences. At those events, no one wants to stray far. I went here three times over a two day conference, and either sat at the bar or one of the bar tables up front. Positives to this are that you are ordering from the folks who are pulling the drafts, and if they are knowledgable you can get some good recommendations, as well as being sure that what you got was what you ordered. Biggest mistake I experienced was the replacement of Lagunitas Capuccino Stout with a Big Dogs Tyrone My Man (Black IPA) on a flight labelled "big & dark" because they were out of the Lagunitas. Needless to say, the IPA was not anticipated in the lineup, which also included Arrogant Bastard, Black Butte Porter, and 8 ball Stout. I pointed out the issue and it was rectified with an O'Hara's Stout, so that was cool. Bartenders are happy to provide sample if you are trying to decide between a couple of different beers. A colleague and I split a seafood tower, and the quality was outstanding. I enjoyed my experiences here, and will visit again next time I am in Vegas for a conference.

Update 4/25 - one last trip in before heading home, and I have to add that the Pub Burger is quite possibly the BEST burger I have EVER eaten in 50 years...

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Photo of tastyales
3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I checked this place out over the weekend with some friends that were in from out of town. I had been hearing about this place and thought this would be a great time to check it out. First impression was WOW not in a good way. This place is extremely expensive $$$$15 for a 12oz bottle of Old Rasputin $$$$18 for a Stone Smoked Porter. So that is where this place is headed with there prices. I started out with a Rogue Hazelnut Nectar one problem when i received it IT was an IPA. The waitress ordered the wrong beer no big deal, But then she did the same thing to my friend and when he told her she brought the wrong beer she rolled her eyes and acted as if it was are fault. I think if your going to serve good beer your staff should be trained and know what the difference is between a IPA and a Brown Ale. So we ate i ordered there burger it was ok for $18 i would think it would be great. the place is basically a glorified yard house, With out all the taps. They have a big bottle menu but you pay for it. We were there at night and the place next door was really loud with house music. So that didn't help the cause much either. All in all at the end of the night are tab was $260 for 4 people. Pretty steep for 9 beers and 4 entries. I would rather go the the yard house and save $160.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

As other have mentioned, this place is fairly pricey. But it makes up for it in the sense that it is one of the few spots on the Vegas strip that has a decent beer list. The food is really good and you could tell the staff didn't know a whole lot about the beers. All of the beers I saw here were available at the whole foods down the street - if you want to take some home. Also in the venetian check out First restaurant, they have a decent beer list too. Also worth noting, a few of the casinos on the strip have a few craft beers available for free as long as you are gambling. I had a few free draft Widmer Nelson's and DFH 60 Minute IPA pints at Bellagio while I played poker.

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Photo of chakadrum
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

1) To be clear, this place it relatively expensive. However, compared to Las Vegas in general you shouldn't be surprised. You aren't drinking $1 BMC (though they do have some macros available). You get what you pay for. You might be paying $8 for a beer but you won't find that beer any place else on the strip.

2) If you live on the west-coast, I'm not sure you'll be as thrilled with the beer list as I am. Being an east-coaster, there are things I don't see everyday and that gets me excited.

3) There are clearly members of the staff that are still learning, but generally speaking, this staff enjoys beer and I appreciate that. They weren't trying to up-sell me on anything but rather making sure I was finding the style/brand I wanted to try. They were also quite friendly which I appreciated.

4) They do a beer passport. Call me a sucker, but I like little things like this. It is 50 entries which I'll probably never complete but still a fun thing. There are 20 pages of "required" beers and 30 of "you choose" drafts (and I assume bottles). The ones already in book are ALL good.

5) As much as I'm able on this trip, I'll be back.

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Photo of jring626
4.78/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Highly recommend this place to anyone seeking craft beer in Vegas!

The tap selection, while not as big as other places, is nothing but high-quality brews, all of which are very fresh and served into the correct glassware. Additionally, the gravity-kegs and bottle selection make this an even harder place to miss.

Unfortunately ran out of time to try any of their dinner menu items, but the mussels were outstanding for a lite bite.

Thought the atmosphere was very nice, laid back with TV's to relax and watch. Staff was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable and made the experience that much better.


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Photo of VegasBill
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Some Vegas friends said I should give this place a look so I went last week. The atmosphere is very confortable, old artwork and stuff in every corner, its probably fake as this pub has only been open a few months but still nice to look at .The bar is long, I did not count but like 40 bar seats.The tap list is not huge like 20 or so but the bottle list is much bigger.
For beer I had a bottle of North Coast Scrimshaw, and a Kumbalcher Pilnser from the tap, this was a mistake, did not care for it.
For food I had the Poutine, this is a dish common in Canada, it is french fries, cheese curds and gravy. Public House kicks it up a notch with a Duck Confit on top, it was outstanding.
A few words of advice for anyone thinking of going, look at the menu carefully, two examples.A basic burger is $16, expensive even by Vegas standards. A PBR beer is $7, outrageous!!
Also as the previous reviewer said, and the bartender totally agreed the music from the bar across the hall can be way to loud in the evening and ruin a nice experience.

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Photo of CSQ1111
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I almost didn't go to the Public House because there were no other reviews, but I'm so glad that I did...

This place is awesome. The 24 beers thoughtfully selected on tap, the 400+ bottles, the delicious food and the great service, make it a MUST VISIT for any B.A. while in Las Vegas.

My wife and I were lucky enough to hit the Public House up on a Monday right around noon. If you are not into crowds, this is an ideal time to visit. Mondays are transition days in Vegas as groups go out in the a.m. and arrive in the p.m.

Our server, Ryan, was as enthusiastic about the bar menu as he was the food.

He made some great recommendations that paired perfectly with our meals.

I started with a Tenaya Creek IPA and then went with a Uninta Cock Eyed Cooper Barleywine and finished with Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout.

I highly recommend the Pub Burger with its Bacon Marmalade, Gruyere Cheese & Guiness Aioli.

Trust me, the Nom Nom Burger @ Holstein's is great and this is even better.

I also must mention that this is one of the two places that you can grab a Deschutes cask beer while in Las Vegas. The Public House has three hand pulls and was featuring Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Inversion IPA and Black Butte Porter when we visited.

The only negative that one may find is that I can see this place getting very crowded as the day goes by and the V Bar across the hall is notorious for its loud bass and house music, so you might want to follow our lead and visit around lunch.

Don't let the lack of reviews prevent you from visiting the Public House at the Venetian.

You will not be dissappointed...

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Public House in Las Vegas, NV
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