Big Dog's Draft House
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Reviews by grub:
4.45/5 rDev +15%
visited for a snack and a beer before catching the plane home on june 8th/07.
you walk in facing the side of a large P shaped bar. the bar is surrounded by chairs and has video poker machines inlaid around it. the rest of the room is filled with tallboy tables and bar stools/chairs. i counted about 30 taps spread over 5 stations around the bar, but that's a rough approximation and i'm not sure how much (if any) duplication there was. the room is full of memorabilia to make any Packers fan proud, with other wisconsin items showing around the room and on the menu. there are tv screens all over for the sports fans, but not too many. think 1 part sports bar, 1 part casino, and 2 parts brew pub. the south end is a big window into the brewery. there was also lots of parking outside. they also seem to be socially conscious too, with gambling addiction info on the table and an air purifier to help with the smoke.
quality was great. i was only able to sample 1 beer during my brief visit (wardog dipa), but it was top notch. my wife also really enjoyed their root beer.
the service was great. a waitress arrived quickly after we sat down to take our drink orders. when my first request (their ipa) was unavailable, she was quick to suggest the dipa in its place. she was attentive and quick without being annoying.
the selection was also great. there were a few BMC options for the macro crowd, but otherwise it was almost all their own craft beer. growler fills are also available.
we didn't stay long, so were only able to sample their brewery knots, but they were excellent. the menu had lots of other interesting options, but we needed to get back to the airport for our flight.
the value was great. i'd gladly visit again and will recommend this to anybody else i know visiting the area. thanks to BlindPig for suggesting that i check it out.
06-09-2007 23:42:17 | More by grub
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
Got to go to this location as the Cafe & Casino location on West Sahara near where I was staying in Vegas was closed for renovations. This is the Main Brewery and is readily accessible from anywhere in Vegas. Tried several of their brews but the one that captured my fancy and would have gotten a Blue Ribbon in a judging was their Lake Mead Monster Imperial Red 9.0 ABV ! This is a style that I really like but is rarely found. Made my visit. Will definitely go back.
08-04-2014 20:10:25 | More by MRJAZZ
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
Fairly typical brew pub. Around 15 taps with most of them being their own brews. A couple of guest taps but nothing I was interested in.
Tried the Dirty Dog which was a solid IPA. The Calrsbad IIPA which was outstanding and the Sled Dog Imperial Stout which was one of the 5 best non-BA stouts I have ever tried.
The food was average pub fare. Nothing special.
Service was good, but the waitress had to double check most beer related questions with the barkeep.
06-16-2014 00:20:26 | More by richj1970
1/5 rDev -74.2%
I will not visit this place again and never say anything good about it or their beers, matter of fact I will not visit Vegas again, the place sucks. Even the Vegas BAs are assholes, they say one thing and do another.
Well I found out today that the Sled Dog was on nitro, that is why my growler was flat as hell. No one at Big Dogs mentioned this, it was not even on the board that list's there beers on-tap. If the server mentioned this when I was purchasing growlers I would never had bought one. Hell it should have even been mentioned that it was on nitro that day I had the glass (Monday 9 Jun 14). Here in Utah most places if not all will not even sell you a growler if the beer is nitro or cask. That growler at Big Dogs should not have been sold to me. I'm waiting for Dave the brewmaster to call me back to see how we can remedy this situation.
Well after my 6/11/14 vist, the growler of Sled Dog I brought home was nothing, I mean nothing like the brew I had 2 days earlier, flat, no carbonation, a BIG disappointment. So because of that I'm changing my review of this place. Sorry, but this is un-acceptable.
Well, I finally got over to Big Dog's last Friday. I dealt mostly with Nancy and I got to meet Dave (Brewmaster), both very nice people. I got the Father's Day Gift Set and left with 3 growlers and had 2 brew's from on-tap. AWESOME brews! I also had a Pastrami omeltte breakfast which was very good, never had one of those before. Very good food and the service was excellent. Meet a couple of nice people while I was drinking. The place is pretty big, freakn' slot machines all over the place, and they still do let people smoke inside, I don't care for that at all, but when I was there, there were not that many smokers. I will be visting again, especially if they have some new beers I have not tried out yet. Highly Recommend!
06-17-2013 19:53:26 | More by Wasatch
4.45/5 rDev +15%
This is hands down the best brewery in Las Vegas. The food always pairs well with beer drinking. Light or heavy. I highly recommend the Bratzel Burger and a Dirty Dog IPA. Great cheeseburger, brat, bacon on a pretzel bun. The Dirty Dog is a classic "west coast" IPA.
I have had several other beers there and most of the time I am COMPLETELY satisfied. They usually have great guest taps (Lagunitas, Ballast Point, Stone, Deschutes, etc.) and local breweries (Tenaya Creek, Triple 7s) on tap as well.
When in Vegas this is a MUST visit. I always get 2-3 growlers of their brews to take back to L.A. Love this place. Cheers!
07-12-2012 16:23:02 | More by mjr2377
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
I couldn't sleep yesterday morning and at the same time I had an urge for Chicken Fried Steak, and a few pints of course,its Vegas.
So I decided on Big Dog on Rancho. Its been years since I have been here. The atmosphere is like a farmhouse inside and a little like a barn on the outside.Its Vegas so smoking is allowed in the bar but at this hour there were three other customers and none were smoking.
For beer I started with something light,the Leglifter Lite, good lite micro beer, something one could drink a bunch of.Next was the Holy Cow Pale Ale, a very good Pale Ale.
The Chicken Fried Steak was very good but expensive $11. Every 24/7 sports bar in Vegas has this item on the menu and prices range from$5.95 to this price.The menu is sort of Wisconsin based, cheese curds, brats etc.
04-22-2012 21:45:19 | More by VegasBill
Big Dog's Draft House in Las Vegas, NV
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