Taps: 10 / Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 98 | Display Reviews Only:
3.36/5 rDev -18%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
Located near what they call a university campus (maybe for a commuter college, otherwise, ugliest, least campus like campus ever), the Freakin Frog is in a strip mall essentially, and not the most noticeable from the street. But inside, its a two tiered level place and the setup is spacious and interesting, so I'll give it above average marks regardless of the shitty situation outside, or the fact that they don't even open for lunchtime.
There was only like 6 beers on tap, for whatever reason, I expected a lot more there. On top of that, I found the long beer list to be filled with a lot of "meh" type of stuff, at "crap" type of prices. I came in with the expectation of an awesome bottle list at expensive prices. Well, 1/2 ain't bad. Claims at the number of beers they carry seem embelished. Hate places that advertise they carry beer x, or x amount of beers, and then turn out to be posing. Or you know "out of it right now, shoulda been here yesterday," type of cover.
At yet, despite all of this, it is a slightly above average place overall, and still probably the second best bar for beer in Las Vegas.
05-16-2012 17:21:48 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.6/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Have a couple friends in Las Vegas and was hoping to visit this at some point. Went down there for a trip this past weekend and made it!
First things first...the vibe inside was pretty dark and quiet like a dive bar. It was fairly clean though. There were a bunch of guys hanging out playing games on their laptops at some of the booths.
The bartender was super down to earth and friendly. The taplist was nice. We had some Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Sculpin IPA and a few others.
We had some pizza which was good enough. The food is basically bar food but it does the trick.
We headed back to the freezer/cellar to check out the beers. That place is cold as shit but the selection is on point. Even though some of the bottle dates weren't great the beer tasted excellent due to the ideal storage. The prices were on and off considering but that's all good since it's Vegas and there isn't a ton of competition from what I saw. Totally impressed with the selection in there and our bartender had excellent recommendations.
Had a great time. Didn't go up to the whiskey room but this spot was fun and just what I needed.
04-04-2012 23:27:32 | More by djbreezy
4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$$
Live bands, open-space, enormous whiskey room, walk-in freezer with 500+ beers, and a big burly-bearded bartender. What more could you ask for in a beer destination? I'm glad I stopped by here, while taking a break from "The Strip." Friendly staff and friendly beer people co-habitat this ideal brew destination in the dessert. Be sure to stop by the freezer and select any beer from a handful of unique and ubiquitous micro-crafted brews.
If there is one thing I wish for this place, it would be a bigger food menu. Perfect opportunity to pair up a nice plate of meat with their top-notch beer menu.
Tap selection is great, I had a Stone Self-Righteous Black IPA and a Napa Organic IPA straight from the tap. Poured in a Chimay open goblet and Nonic shaped pint, respectively. I liked the approach to using the appropriate glassware.
One other thing I should mention, if you warm up enough to the bartender, or locals, you might be lucky enough to share a drink or two in the upstairs whiskey room. It's a must-see.
02-17-2012 18:25:23 | More by ferrari29
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Definitely a great spot to hit up while in Vegas. Ridiculously long beer list. If you are in the mood for a certain beer, they probably have it. Walk-in cooler is pretty awesome to have at the bar. It was dark, and the music was a bit loud, too loud to have a conversation with the person sitting across from you at a table. They have rarer beers, but they come at a cost. Even beers that aren't as rare come at a little bit of a price, but with the selection they offer, it makes sense. A little bit off the beaten path of the Strip, and I like that.
12-20-2011 09:33:55 | More by downhilldrift
4.01/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
I know that good beers purchased in a bar are often expensive, but they were asking more than $20 for this years world wide stout. I would understand the price if these beers were aged, but they're not; and that same beer is around $10 at a local store, thus I think the place was overpriced. Their selection is good, best I've seen for a bar, still I would rather just find beers at local stores and save my money. The atmosphere was decent but could have been a bit brighter and the service was awesome.
On the whiskey side of things, they had a great selection. I've had most of the bourbons on the market so I was surprised to see the buffalo trace single experiment bottles and a 3 others which I haven't had. Don't have much interest in scotch but they had a good selection of that as well. In short, it was fun to visit, but I wouldn't count this on the list of establishments to frequent often.
12-08-2011 16:32:54 | More by 2378GCGTG
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$$
A little too dark to properly evaluate the appearance of your beer.
What really helps out the atmosphere though, is the walk-in cooler. It's pretty amazing. If you get there early in the day when it's dead, perhaps the bartender will give you a quick tour.
It's a beer geek's heaven in there. Though for some reason I left feeling like there wasn't quite the stated number of beers in there. I think they're currently boasting 500 beers, but the fridge doesn't quite feel like that many. Still pretty amazing though.
The food is greasy but enjoyable.
Ask for the beer menu. It's page after page after page. Even says they carry the Westy 12, but fat chance they'll have it!
10-15-2011 08:50:27 | More by ZenAgnostic
3.2/5 rDev -22%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$$$
Ok - one of the best beer bars in Vegas... I have been here probably 20 times. I have a different experience every time I come here. I use to go here for SNAFU (our home brewers) club every month, but they decided to move venues. This place is a dive bar. When they have live music it gets loud and you cant really have a conversation. The draught selection is typical - not too many standouts on tap. Quality beers on tap though. They have a pretty good bottle selection and thats why I go there. When I'm in the area and I have some extra cash, but the only problem is it is expensive - $25 to $100 a bottle for the really good stuff. The food is not good there at all. If you go there go on a full stomach. Service - you never know what kind of service your gonna get. I will say they're not very good at multitasking over there. I would suggest if you have money to burn, it's an ok place to have some good bottles. There are other places in town that have way better draught selections and are usually half the price.
07-21-2011 20:50:57 | More by tastyales
4.55/5 rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$$$
Stopped into this place a little bit ago when I went to vegas for my buddies bachelor party and I am reviewing this from my notes.
Atmosphere: We went in around lunch time and when you first walk in the place has a dive bar feel with some locals sitting at the bar and because UNLV is so close had a couple college kids in there have a brew on there break. There is a stage to the right when you walk in which I'm has some really talented local bands that play at nights but I did not stay long enough to find out.
Quality: I dont think the quality could be any better. Everything was fresh especially the beer on tap and the few bottle that we drank tasted as good as usually
Service: This is probably the best thing about this place. My buddy who was getting married and I are also big whisky drinkers. This place has I believe 600 different whisky's in the upstairs cellar and if you are lucky enough that gentleman who owns that part of it will take you up there for a trip to what my buddy and I called heaven. He took the time to explain so much about whisky that I did not know everything from where it comes from to how to properly drink it. After we were finished that part of the place we came back down talked to the bartender and he took us back to the beer cooler and let us look around for a bit and check out the selection first hand. Great service
Selection: The selection is great but not as good as I had hoped based on the banner saying 1000 beer truth be told I would say it was more around 350
Food: Basic run of the mill bar food. Something to snack on while keeping the alcohol flowing
Value: I found this place to be extremely over priced on all of their bottled beer. I know it is Las Vegas but holy crap $36 bucks for a world wide stout was out of control. The draft beer is the way to go they have 10 taps and are always rotating craft beer and belgians. So if you go to this place either bring extra coin or just stick to the draft beer
07-17-2011 20:31:00 | More by DarthKostrizer
3.63/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$$
This place was one of the first beer bars in Las Vegas.
The atmosphere is as others described, very much so the feeling of a dive bar. Usually they have some local bands playing their music way to loud and it ruins the experience. Upstairs is definitely the way to go if you can, if they have a dedicated server up there, they will run down and get beer from the bar for you, as well as all of the whiskeys that they have upstairs.
The quality varies from time to time, but overall it is average. Depending on how busy they are, the service ranges anywhere from amazing to average.
The service is great, especially if they are slow and you can talk to the bartenders (still good otherwise, just don't get a chance to talk). This is probably the biggest redeeming factor of the bar. Kayla and Jack are very knowledgable about their beer and whiskey and are always able to give a recommendation if you should need one.
While the bottle selection is amazing, this is where they start to get amazingly pricy. Some of the things are great, and you can't get them locally, and others are just down right rediculous. If you are doing the tourist thing, this can be alright, but for locals it can be down right insulting.
The food is fine, nothing amazing, standard bar type food. I would recommend the spicy burger (whose name I can not recall), it is my favorite on there.
Overall, it isn't a bad experience and really something you should check out. If you stick to the taps, it is very reasonable.
05-04-2011 19:48:41 | More by JSBerkowitz
4.71/5 rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I went to Freakin Frog while I was on vacation. It is located right near UNLV off the strip. The bar tender was very friendly and knowledgeable. He handed us the beer menu which was a three ring binder about the thickness of a text book. As we were looking though the menu he said come with me and walked us to the cooler. Before we walked in he said we are a little light right now. We have to restock. Even with him saying that they still had a great selection. They had a bunch of stuff that we can get or have trouble getting on the east coast. As we were browsing around we found some things we wanted and the bar tender collected them for us as we selected them. During our selection I noticed some very expensive/rare beer. One worth mentioning (I forget the name) was a big ceramic-like swing top bottle. I have never seen anything like it. I later inquired about it. He told me the name which I forget, but apparently the beer mashed using a hot lava rock and it was 1 of 100 known. The price tag on that was $750. If I hit it big at the casinos I was definitely heading back to grab it. The owner brought us up to his scotch room which was very impressive. Unfortunately we are not much of scotch drinkers. All in all I will definitely revisit this place. If you love great beer this is the place for you!
05-03-2011 19:49:54 | More by brandonld23
Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV
92 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.