Taps: 10 / Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 98 | Display Reviews Only:
4.8/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Beer and whiskey selection is second to none. The bartender was awesome, great sense of humor, good guy, knew both his beers and whiskey very well. THe place is a touch on the scary side from the outside, but once inside that all goes away. A nice stage with some blues and jazz on it, great beer, and awesome whiskey. The prices are little high, but given its location I am ok with that (the high prices help keep some of the college crowd that is just looking to get drunk from ruining the place). Over all, I really like the place and plan on going back as often as possible.
04-03-2011 21:08:44 | More by rbhockeyfan
4.55/5 rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
My wife and I sought out this place for out first trip to Vegas. When we arrived I was very surprised at how "low key" the place looked from the outside. In a strip mall next to a tattoo parlor and a smoke shop (I think anywhere you go in Vegas you'll find it is next to a tattoo parlor and a smoke shop), it was pretty unassuming. It was around 4pm when we went inside and it kinda looked like an empty frat house, but with a certain charm very unique to the place. For some, that may be unimpressive. I was enjoying it very much.
So I believe the bartender was Kayla (if I'm wrong, my appologies). Kayla, you became my new best friend in an instant. I don't meet a lot of people into sour beers so I was excited to engage in some beer talk with Kayla. She is kind of a beer geek like myself....you know, the kind that will sit there and take pictures of beer with a camera or cell phone and then show them to other beer geeks to talk about. Anyways, Kayla was awesome. She introduced me to a beer she said was a favorite of hers so I ended up taking a bottle of The Dissedent 2010 Reserve. I love sour beers, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one a year from now when I open it.
Well, for the next couple days I wanted to go back, but the wife wouldn't let me. It was the best part of my trip to Vegas and it'll be the first place I go to on my next trip back.
Hey Kayla, how was that bottle of Monk's Cafe?
02-24-2011 16:04:28 | More by JimmyW
3.44/5 rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Hit up this place at one point during my bachelor party night. This place was nearly empty on a Saturday night (!?!?) during March Madness which we all found unblievable. Anyway this joint is located close to UNLV on Maryland Parkway not too far off Flamingo. The strip mall where it is located has a decent-sized parking lot. It's impossible to see into the bar from outside, and upon entering it takes your eyes a moment to adjust because it is so dark. The windows are heavily tinted so when the front door opens it is temporarily blinding if you are at the bar. The bar is on the left side with restaurant seating on the right. There are lots of TVs including a projection screen that plays movies. It has to be noted that the bathroom was a horror scene. Nice touches like tap handles displayed offset the negatives but not enough. The beer selection is phenomenal, at least in bottles. I did not witness the entire selection (they must keep a lot of it elsewhere) but I flipped through their beer list and even if it is out of date a little it is amazing with high prices. They have 10 or so taps with local/regional selections from Tenaya, Drake's, Deschutes and others. Service here was spotty, as it took quite some time for one of the bartenders to acknowledge my group (!?), but after that it was alright. They do know the beer. I split a sampling glass of Utopia with my beer buddy as a present to me. Overall, I would check this place out again just to try some more unique beers if possible.
02-22-2011 21:38:34 | More by CuriousMonk
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$$
I had to knock this place because of the price. They had a great bottled selection. The tap selection had some really nice stuff on it, but I wasn't willing to pay the money they were asking. DFH WWS for 18 a 10 oz pour. Sorry, very excited to try, but not to pay and I was in a buying mood being in Las Vegas.
I was thirsty for some good beers, after being on the strip for the last couple days and we made the drive a few miles down Flamingo to the Freakin Frog. As stated before, it has a dive bar feel. Very dark, no windows. They were not busy, so for us the service was great. The bartender paid great attention to us, and we got to use their Wi-Fi.
Although the bottled list is very extensive, nothing close to the quality of Aces and Ales. Even after asking if they some of their rare beers on the bottled lists, we were told they were out, so we couldn't have paid the premium for them even if we wanted.
I would recommend, but be prepared to pay a premium for any of their offerings.
02-21-2011 02:21:35 | More by MarcatGSB
3.1/5 rDev -24.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5 | $$$
I heard all about this place from a variety of sources. I was really expecting more than what was actually served up. Of course, the selection of beers is uncomparable; however, all the other aspects of this place were less than average. The place was too dark (dark furniture, walls, even the ceilings are black, no windows). It fits into the dive bar category.
Considering the capacity, it was not very busy, but the 2 servers were overwhelmed. They were serving the bar, the people in the seated area, they were taking orders, cooking food, plating food, clearing tables, - they did everything themselves. There was no real system to any of it. I, along with others, sat for quite a while to do anything: get in an order, get the drinks/food, get the bill. The servers looked grumpy and especially the guy there seemed irritated that he had to answer questions - like "where's the beer list", "can we order food now", "how much do we owe" - nothing more than that. The selection, again, is like no other place I've ever seen. But the prices are not reasonable. Even for the very average food. The food was on par with fast food places but was 3 times the price and I was still hungry afterwards. The beers we had were great but otherwise, this place is not as great as all the expectation after reading reviews and hearing about it from others. I'd rather buy the bottles at a store like Lee's and take em home and eat my own food. Considering this place is basically on a college campus, it prices itself out of the college crowd. They really could make this place into something great but fall short on many levels.
01-20-2011 19:14:50 | More by tbern007
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Wow what can I say, 1st visit to the Frog & it didn't disappoint. As advertised!!!! Bottle selection was awesome by far the best in a town that doesn't really cater to the craft beer lover, the tap selection wasn't as exclusive as we thought it would be but with a bottle selection like that does it really matter?
The service was fairly good, a little slow but the girl behind the bar obviously had some people who were new to craft beers and she was explaining the beers she was selling, and that is hard to find out here.
Food was excellent and reasonably well priced. Even though we just had burgers and fries the flavor was great, not over cooked and the portion size was just right. Job well done.
Even though from the outside the Frog looks like it could be just any old strip mall bar once you get inside it most defiantly is not. I would recommend this bar to anyone looking to have a great beer, food and a bartender with great knowledge of what she was serving. We will be returning soon & often on our many trips to Las Vegas.
01-17-2011 19:09:03 | More by BeerPig857
4.18/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I will mention this below but if you only read one thing, let it be this: Ask for a tour of the beer cooler (do it! You will not be sorry). Do not rely on the printed bible.
I dropped in for a bite and a couple of beers after a long day of beer shopping, and before a business conference kicked off.
To say the Freakin Frog is not much to look at from the outside is an understatement. In fact, in the early evening with neon lights blaring from the tattoo parlor next door, it can barely be seen at all. Nondescript brick, an unlit sign and a worn six panel door and that's it. Inside is not a lot better. An L-shaped 12 seat bar with two tap towers and remarkably uncomfortable bar stools beckons on the left, plenty of tables on the right with a pool hall kind of vibe. Nice big TV showing the Monday Night game was a nice touch though.
The tap list was fine, all craft, nothing all that special really but better than I saw anywhere else here. But the bottle list, Lord have mercy is that a different story. I could have sat on that barstool for days.
As I mentioned above, tour the beer cooler. Do not rely on the printed bottle list as it is remarkably out of date, though the paper it was printed on during my visit was fresh and unmarked. I nearly had a beer geek orgasm on seeing FW 10 on the list. But when I asked, the bartender said, "No, we are out of it. Just sold the last bottle about a month ago". I am skeptical of this claim to say the least but it demonstrates my point.
I asked the friendly bartender for a tour of the beer cooler (thanks to my FB beer friends for this tip), and found many items not on the list. I was able to pick up a couple of lovely bottles of 2010 Dissident to take home (I had been unsuccessful all day trying to track this down. They were not in the beer bible).
Food was freakin decent, nicely prepared by the bartender. Nothing great but worth eating.
If you are in LV, go there.
12-23-2010 17:41:01 | More by sholland119
4.45/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This was a great little getaway when I was partying hard in Vegas for a week. Really enjoyed the place, nice laid back atmosphere and great beers you wont find anywhere else in Vegas. We ended up spending a good amount of time and money (some of the bottles are way over priced but that usually wont stop me if its something I want). Good service, it was a Monday afternoon so we had the bar all to ourselves. The food was alright nothing really stood out though but still kept me happy. I loved the fact that you can go in the cooler and choose whatever you like. I'll be going every time I'm in Las Vegas.
07-01-2010 00:00:06 | More by irishkyle21
4.8/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Like I said in another review. This is Vegas. If you want anything good, it will cost you in this town.
The place is in a strip mall next to a head shop and across from UNLV.
1st person I met when I walked through the door was the owner Adam. What a great man and dedicated to the cause of quality drink. He also teaches a beer class at the Uni - why didn't they have those when I was in school? I might have been more dedicated to higher learning!!
Nice tap list of around 10 beers including DFH Apriohop and Delerium!!
700 or so varieties of bottles in the cooler which is where I went for a personal tour from Adam. We get so many good beers in PA that I wanted to try and find something new for this major hop-head.
Had the ranger IPA from NB and was really pleasantly surprised followed by the double IPA from Ninkasa - also really tasty with a lot going on.
Turned on two macro frioends to the Aprihop and another to Racer 5. Their conversions have begun!!
Bottom line, you need to come to this place, don't bitch about the price, get away from the strip, meet Adam and Jack behind the bar, and have a ball.
And make sure you check out his whiskey selection, too - more amazing even than the beer!
Tell him you saw them on BA and you will have a friend for life!!
05-05-2010 17:57:11 | More by blkdth1313
3.91/5 rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place is freakin hard to rate, and I'm still debating what numbers I'm going to put in each category. Even the name "Freakin Frog" is hard to figure out. The inside is darkly lit, but with enough light to see the color of your beer. There's a small bar to the left of the enterance with 16 taps The tap list is interesting enough with a few hard to find drafts, such as Delirium, Murphy's, Molson, Yellow Snow IPA, Konig Ludwig Weiss, Rogue Hazelnut Nectar. (The bartender ensured us that three of the taps were just put on). To the right is a lot of room with lots of tables and a short stage. A collection of old tap handles sit above a wooden ledge at one part of this "beer & wine" cafe. We didn't see many people inside, as it was 8pm. Maybe people come later to drink...after all, there is no "last call" in Nevada.
What really makes this place shine is the amount of bottles available. You could look through the 101 pages of the beer menu, or you could be given a tour of the beer fridge by the bartender. Lots and lots of beer! Offered are the full lines of Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Anderson Valley, Grand Teton, North Coast, Deschutes....lots of German and Belgian imports (including some I haven't seen much of, and whose names I don't recall well). Vintage beers are available as well, with the Stone 8th Anniversary standing out the most. They even had beer from Utah, in the form of Squatters. About 700 bottle varieties overall.
I will say the bartender was very helpful and recommended me a few beers from Squatters. He even let me take a bottle to go. But there are a few criticms I'd like to point out. First, where's the server if you're at a table? Sometimes the bartender would come over, and sometime we'd have to call for his attention if we needed something. Second, there are no prices listed in the bottle menu, so you're left doing a lot of price guessing.
Freakin Frog has some flaws, but without a doubt owns the greatest beer selection of any bar in the Las Vegas area. from The Strip, just drive east on Tropicana Ave, and turn left on Maryland Pkwy.
04-01-2010 04:35:02 | More by DoubleJ
Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV
92 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.