Freakin' Frog

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Freakin' FrogFreakin' Frog
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

99 Reviews
Reviews: 99
Visits: 105
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4700 S Maryland Pkwy
Ste 8
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119-6318
United States
phone: (702) 597-9702
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Place added by: DESTRO

There is a small selection of fine wines (from a selection of about 300) on hand at any time. In addition to the beer and wine, upstairs is The Whisky Attic, which boasts "the biggest whisky selection in the country."
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Reviews: 99 | Visits: 105
Photo of BeerPig857
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. (1,045 characters)

Photo of sholland119
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. (1,934 characters)

Photo of irishkyle21
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. (607 characters)

Photo of blkdth1313
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!! (1,278 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
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. (2,103 characters)

Photo of blackdiamond
2.03/5  rDev -50.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

ya i was at this place last weekend the place from the outside looked like it could be a head shop or skateboard shop!! Had a burger if you like hockeypucks i would suggest it but if your not into frozen patties i would not eat there also the bartender is the cook too some biker dude with a ponytail longer than most womens hair. (Not Friendly) doesnt know much about beer and had to wait about 15 minutes too get my order as he was busy flippin burgers too. They claim to have the best beer selection in the country but have the stuff they dont have and the other half is $20 or more if your from california you wont be impressed. They have some stone and dogfish head on tap everything else on tap is pretty typical newcastle dos equis pyrimiad nothing spectacular. $15 for a dogfish head worldwide stout for like an 8oz pour not good (837 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A strip mall bar. This place looks like it should be a laundry mat from the outside but the inside is quite the cool little bar.

We were there when no one else was so we got great service, the waiter was really attentive and even suggested things that we might like based on our previous orders.

There is an amazing selection of bottles and several drafts at this bar. I was really impressed with this place all around. Their vintage menu (dont even bother asking), let me just say if it says "Ask about price" don't ask. Its dumb.

The food was pretty standard, sandwiches fries and so on, nothing special, everything tasted fine.

It was a nice break from the casinos and all that bullshit. Get away from it for a little bit and enjoy a nice beer in a quiet beer bar with other beer geeks. (794 characters)

Photo of BelgieScott
4.55/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I had read reviews of FF, and when my daughter and I happened to drive by it on our trip to Vegas (it is in the UNLV area, maybe 10 minute drive from Strip and around the corner from Liberace Museum), its big sign in front of a nondescript strip mall on a very busy street caught my eye, and we stopped. Inside is equally nondescript, and we took two seats at the bar with no particular expectations. Noticed the tap list on the wall, about 10 taps with a very nice selection of domestic and foreign beers. Then we saw the beer list, beer book really, in alphabetical order by country, and figured it was a very good sign when it started with two beers from Armenia. Tried to do the list justice, but it was so big it was hard to be diligent about our inspection and not just order something. I often test a beer list by what it has from the Netherlands, since there are so many very good Dutch beers that don't seem to get carried in the US, and the Frog list had 13! So much choice, what to do?

As the fear of buyer's remorse began to stymie us, the genial bartender said "do you want to see some beer" to us and the guy next to us. We had no idea what he meant, but figured why not and we followed along, and were guided into a large walk-in refrigerator full of thousands of bottles neatly organized by country. My first thought was "hmm, I hope he's not going to pull a 'Cask of Amontillado' on us and lock us in," although my friends would think it quite an ironic ending for me to die in such a walk-in heaven. Happily he ended those thoughts by following us in and showing us what was there, and then he let us browse for a while while answering questions. We all picked a beer and headed back to the bar, and he cautioned us not to start anything until we checked the price with him, as they have had some sticker shock problems in the past. In fact, the one my daughter selected, a Stone Barley Wine, was too expensive, and the bartender cheerfully took it back to the refrigerator. We first split a New Belgium Brewing Company Trippel, quite good. Then, since we had been discussing Rochefort 8 with the bartender, we split one of those, and concluded with a delicious Wasatch Devastator. These 3 came to $20, with the Rochefort being $9 or $10 and the other two very reasonable at around $5. Prices overall on the list were not bad for the American beer, very high otherwise, but they were unpredictable and not listed on the menu, so make sure you ask before you drink. Both of us found the Freakin' Frog delightful, and if either of us is in Vegas again, I am sure we will return. (2,595 characters)

Photo of marcday
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Not so bad a place - mainly bottled beers, but a nice selection of beverages on tap. Interesting stuff that you don't expect to see in many a place. A good selection of darker beers whilst I was there. The bar tender was pretty laid back - he's done the job for quite a few years I'm guessing. Overall it's worth a stop at any time during the 24/7 it's open. Yes, you read that right - 24/7. It's a bit pricey though - I paid on average 7 bucks for a beer.

Don't bother with the large, gawdy hotels on the strip. $7 for a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at Bellagio - you messing me about or what!!!! Spend your money at the FF instead! (638 characters)

Photo of jp11801
4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

After a burger at Mandalay Bay at Burger Bar I shot over to the Frog. Located in a strip mall next to what looks to be a hydroponic supply shop from the outside I was not optimistic.

Once inside I was greeted by owner Adam, served up a Dechutes XXI on draft (how the heck did he get this beer in the desert). I was taken on a tour of the walk in beer fridge, absolutely amazing selection. He sources many of them retail so the prices are high but he is paying more so he has to pass it on. I popped a Stone Anny 08 and settled in for a bit.

Later I got a tour of the whiskey room upstairs, maybe the best whiskey selection in the state or the west.

If you are in Vegas stop by you'll be glad you did. (706 characters)

Photo of Mel61
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The Freakin Frog is a strange place and I've very mixed feelings about it. It is a little difficult to find away from the usual Vegas tourist areas opposite the University.

It's situated next door to a tattoo shop and there are no windows, but I wouldn't say the area is dodgy. It reminded me of what I thought all bars in the US were like when I was younger from watching all the cop shows!

On entry it takes a moment for your eyes to adjust to the dark conditions. Being mid afternoon it was quiet apart from a few locals sat at the bar. I must say my girlfriend and I felt a bit apprehensive as the bar went quiet as we entered!

The owner was on duty and at first we didn't really receive a warm welcome. We were invited to view the beer list which was extremely comprehensive, but I was frightened off some with no prices against them! In the end we settled for a couple of tap beers of which one was an excellent 11% porter.

Once the locals left the owner seemed to mellow and chatted a while. I believe Happy Hour was on, but it wasn't offered.

On leaving the owner asked us to call again. Doubt we will. (1,116 characters)

Photo of VegasBeerFreak
3/5  rDev -26.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

Unless your from the midwest or can't get any decent beers from the westcoast or belguim it's not worth going here.
I'm a Vegas native and have gone to this place off and on since it's doors opened in 2004.

THey've expanded alot and increased the taps and bottle selection over the years, but theres nothing here you won't get in AZ or CA or anywhere else on the west coast for a HELL of alot CHEAPER.

They always have Chimay, Delerium Tripel, Framboise, Pabst, and a couple other trendy ones on tap. And then every other couple weeks they put on something that stands out, but you'll pay $8. Also what bugs me is that when you order that $8 beer they give you a shitty pour to boot. ughghh.

Food? Don't bother, just go to In and Out Burger across the street for half the price but actual quality food.

The bottle selection? Don't bother. Half of the bottles aren't even fresh. And they are at least 3X the price of what they are in the liquour store or Bevmo etc...

The owner is a snake for charging so much to a "college crowd" IMO. And believe me, thats the only reason he's running this bar, its for the profit, not to bring beer and culture to las vegas beer geeks like you or I.

There is also live local music here. Most the time it's really generic college bands that play "safe" and non abrasive rock music.

No thanks.

THe tap list on their website is almost never updated either.

Unless they have some Alesmith or Russian River on tap you prob wont see me there. (1,483 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Freakin Frog advertises as having the largest selection of beer on the West Coast. They well might be correct! Went in cold based on BeerFly. A funky place in a funkier strip mall. Not real inviting but near UNLV. Big guy behind the bar with a beard and looks like a big old biker dude is one of the nicest most accomodating guys around. Don't be intimidated by his looks! Jack talked to us about beer and then just said, screw it, c'mon and look inside the cooler!

We went into the cooler and were in beer heaven. The beer list itself is a book; literally, it's a book with about 700 beers in bottles. However, there's a bunch of great stuff not on the list. That's when it pays to get to know the owner, Adam. I refer to him as a Los Angeles "ex patriot." He knows his stuff and he's willing to talk about beer as long as you will and he's also willing to share! He has things I've never seen, none the less tasted.

Freakin Frog is a must visit if you're a beer person and in Vegas. You will be very happy. Note, Adam has a huge Scotch and Tequila selection upstairs from the bar; and, if the foregoing isn't sufficient to peak your interest, he makes perhaps one of the best chili's around! Period...end of story! Go..you won't be sorry. (1,244 characters)

Photo of OStrungT
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place dosent look like much from the outside, but inside is a different story. It has a bar, and about 15 tables. There is 1 video game. Also, there is a decent sized place for a band to play. It is a little dark inside, but that really isnt a problem.

The service was great. There was only one man working, but he got all our beers and food quickly. He even took me into the cooler to look at all the beers. They have almost 1000 different beers. Incredable.

They have beers from a lot of different styles and countries. Some of note were Sam Adams Utopia, Westvletren 12, 8, and 6, The Abyss, some Dogfish head stuff, and Cantillon brews.

The food was pretty good. Not exceptional, but definately better than some beer bars. The selection was standard. Some fries, burgers, sandwiches, wings.
This place was just a little pricy. Not too bab, especially for Vegas, but I think they could have been a little cheaper.

Overall: This place is pretty good, and i would definately come back. It is well worth the stop. (1,022 characters)

Photo of MiScusi
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A- I would give this place <3.0 on the scale but I'll give them some benefit of the doubt because I was there at 1pm on a Saturday, when nobody is out. The place was big and very empty. Arranged kinda wierd as the bar is right when you enter at the door with tons of open space to the right.

Q- Beers were poured right and tasted fresh here. Not a huge selection of glassware but they do serve in Chimay goblets.

S- The guy behind the bar was quite hospitable and even brought us some nachos.

S- The tap list was pretty nice. For Vegas it's amazing, compared to Southern California it's just pretty good. The beers seemed to be priced kinda high.... maybe $8 a glass or so?

It was only a short stay. I will probably try this place again sometime in the future but I won't lose sleep about it. (799 characters)

Photo of hellomcfly
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here with my dad in the afternoon one day while I was visiting my family in Vegas. Kind of a weird little joint. It's very much a hole in the wall. You walk in to a dark small bar. The atmosphere is pretty forgettable. Looks like a little dive bar you could walk into anywhere america. They have about 10 beers on tap and offer a pretty good happy hour special where certain beers are buy 1, get a free refill. I got EKU 28 on this deal. My dad ordered Delerium Nocturnum which was not on special. We then took a look at the bottle list which was EXTENSIVE and often EXPENSIVE. They have many things not available in Vegas so if you really want something specific and are willing to pay for it you might find it here. They had Westy 8 for $75 a bottle or so. Food was pretty average bar food and the bartender was nice an helpful. There is also a whiskey bar upstairs but we did not check it out.

I found it to be worth a stop, but maybe not worth it if you are just visiting Vegas for vacation. Interesting place. I hope to go back sometime. (1,054 characters)

Photo of bigbelcher
4.43/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Located in a strip mall by UNLV. Attracts a lot of college students who are just looking for cheap beer. Wasn't too impressed by the small draft lineup. They have a pretty big bottle list but they have many beers that are not on the list. You must ask to go back into their bottle cooler to look around. While in there I found a lot of great beers, sometimes they only had a bottle or two. Happy hour special is two for one from a selection in two coolers behind the bar or any tap beer. Prices on some of the beers was way out of line, Samiclaus Helles was $18.00 a bottle as was some of the Dogfish beers like Midas Touch. Very friendly staff. Food is prepared right at the bar, typical bar food, burgers, blt's, frys etc. (724 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped here for a couple beers and to meet another BA who lives in Vegas. I think I wasn't really prepared for the atmosphere, I expected something more in line with a Yardhouse or something. But this bar was really spartan, no windows, about 6 booths and twice that number of tables, maybe 12 seats along the bar. The music was OK and the beer list was extensive. There were about 15 taps when I stopped in, all of them pretty solid selections. There are only a couple downsides for me: First is location, this is really far from the strip or downtown. This isn't really a problem for locals but I assume most people using beerfly are trying to find a place to drink while in a new town. The other downside is that while most beers were priced well, the beers you might call "rare" were way hyper-priced. In particular Westvleteren 8 for $75, that's just too damn high. No problem, because most other beers are reasonable. (926 characters)

Photo of dexterdonatus
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Daily routine has not occurred in some time. Twice a day become a week. Then it reverts and then goes full circle. A fellow forgets if this is a Tuesday or a Friday. Some cutish Danish girl, so it seems. Are you? No. Quite american. I'll take the Drake's IPA. This one time, I suppose. I cannot speak for myself once this one find's itself completed.

Another occasion, one more time, if a guy could force himself away. The overseer always plays a card-- though no gambling to be found... a rare delight for the greater area. There is a hint of austerity presently being felt. The frequenter senses he has been observed, understands that there are tasks, current conversations being undertaken requiring completion. The flavor in the air is California. Relax. Be patient-- all in good time. The Corsendonk Pale Ale will be yours in good time.

I'll try the burger. I'll assess the fries. Raved on from occasion to occasion, stranger to compatriot, regular to newby. Bands pop in, most undeserving of stage-time-- lacking any kind of originality. Perhaps the goal is to reward effort. Then some guy plays a jazzy piano before school. This might be confused with the stereo. Slide down a few bar stools to figure things out. It was likely this fellow was writing something moments ago. Scribbling madly into a piece of paper. Was it with the assistance of snifter of the attic? A fellow who drinks too much beer suddenly finds himself a member there, without even an email's notice. So be it. Keep the market flowing. Allow the lackadaisicals to linger free of charge-- as long as they wear something delightful and carry a smile. There are some unwritten stipulations yet to be discovered.

-So. Have you gone to the back and witnessed the selection of bottles?
-I have not.
-And why, might I ask?
-Cellars, of any kind, frighten me. Remember the amontillado.
-I see.

And what recently have you to say? something of the golden plumes. A happy hour bottle-- two for one? This one, appearing new, of Fridays. Adrift about the waist. Slender, a memory. Oh, the labors of pulling a beer. Akimbo (again), an onlooker in limbo. Tell me, isn't it about time? Cooking with half akimbo. A bent for other's eyes predilection. Please, I'll hold off from finishing until near. This way I'll go to the Celebration. Weeks before: Moose Drool- a peachy kind thing.

But that was then. This is now. I should like to try a Belgian Ale of some kind. A Friday of Delirium; some seasonal pint. (2,480 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

In a strip mall across the street from UNLV campus. It feels like it and looks like it, too. Bar is kind of cool with old wine cases used in the top and front. Overall, kind of grungy place. A 25-30' L-shaped bar with the "kitchen" directly behind the bartender. A commercial style fridge, a greasy-looking commercial stove with a 3 quart pot of chili sitting on it. I know it was chili because I ordered it and the bartender then turned the heat on under it. That said, it was good chili, nice and spicy.
Decent food list, 15 taps and a claimed 700 bottled brews. The list only added up to 450, though. Separated by style.
Don't be surprised if you order a bottle and the bartender leaves and walks across the place. The cooler is located at the other end of the establishment. Gotta suck when things get hopping.
No smoking allowed. Whiskey Attic "members only" upstairs. Stage and a couple of TV's round it out. So, ambience is lacking but the beer, the reason for being here, is good if a little heavy on US brews, though a lot of micros I've never seen. A lot of west coast breweries (no surprise).
Spoke at length with Steve, the bartender, about the selection. He indicated they have trouble getting some eastern European brews especially. I shared with him some of my favorites to at least look for. (1,307 characters)

Photo of lapbplayr
4.43/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I rate a brew place by the fries they make. The cheesy fries at the freaking frog is great! I arrived here with some friends right when they opened, and were the firsts one there for the day. I had the Abyss on tap (they said that it was the only place outside of Oregon that is was on tap) and got a great 'tour' of the bottle cooler. They are friendly and a bit off centered, but it is a off centered beer place. I know there is a lot is Vegas to do, but if you are serios about beer you will be impressed with the Freaking Frog! (531 characters)

Photo of Yetiman420
3.61/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This was my first beer stop on a business trip to Vegas. I picked up my rental car upon landing and headed right to the Freaking Frog.

This place at 3:00 on a Tuesday afternoon has nothing going for it. It reminds me of a cheesy college bar except they have really good beers. I suppose I could go along with the claim about having the best/most beers in the West. For me it's more about quality and atmosphere which the later was "not impressed."

After looking through their excel sheet bottling listing, I settled on a Deschutes Hop Henge Imperial IPA on draft. Served in a Delerium tulip glass it was just what the dr. ordered after a long flight across the country. I was one of two people there drinking and the bartender managed to have a difficult time getting me a drink. He was also messing with something with the beverage dispenser repair guy. The beer was $8 which I thought was a bit steep for this place ($4.99 22 oz at Lee's).

If you make a trip here, do it in the evening it may be a bit more energetic and save your mid-day stops for the Burger Bar or Pour 24 on the strip. (1,095 characters)

Photo of Philby11111
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

In town on business, my second trip here in two years, it is a good experience overall. Atmosphere is a college/sports bar with a great craft beer selection. Stopped in at happy hour this time and enjoyed the 2 for 1 bottle special (Full Sail IPA). They have 10-15 taps of quality beer, and an extensive bottle list organized by style. A nice mix of western US micros and Belgian standbys.

Service was friendly but not that knowledgeable (this time). My last trip here included an in-depth craft beer conversation with the bartender followed by a tour of their cooler and of the scotch tasting room upstairs.

I'd stop in here occasionally if I was a local, and it is worth a stop for visitors to Las Vegas. (709 characters)

Photo of charlzm
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

First visited back in March 2005, before the expansion and before the upstairs scotch bar was open. They have since made some changes!

The space is basically a big, open room with a smallish bar hugging one wall. Booths and tables take up most of the rest of the floor space. If you don't like live music, beware! A Celtic rock band of some kind was playing the night I visited. A big screen TV showed "Harold and Kumar Go to White Kastle" and "The Family Guy Movie" muted with subtitles before the show.

The beer selection is really impressive, though pricing seems a bit arbitrary on bottles. Draft selection is eclectic and impressive; certainly the best in Vegas (unless there's some place so underground no-one speaks of it to outsiders).

The bartender was a tough looking chick who was actually very friendly and attentive when approached. I remember her from three years back. Crazy! What place has the same bartender for three years? She's also very good with beer knowledge.

The crowd is as eclectic a mix as the beer list, with college kids making up the majority of patrons. There were people on dates, groups of friends drinking Sam Adams from bottles, a group of butch lesbians and a guy furiously composing sheet music in addition to the beer geek brigade.

Definitely check out the upstairs scotch room if you're into single malts; the pours are a tad stingy, but the selection can't be beat!

Overall, this is an absolutely essential stop on any beercentric trip to Vegas. (1,492 characters)

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3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Just like most bars in Las Vegas it has no windows. Located by UNLV.

Atmosphere is interesting. At times they seem to make an effort, like with some really cool taps and beer signs, and then at other times it just does not seem like they do, how hard is it to wash a bathroom. Kitchen is behind the beer and open for all to see, but it is not like stylish place it is just ugly.

Qaulity of beers was good, with just a few taps given to PBR Stella and the like.

Service was fine, altough there were only five people there. He did not seem too knowledgeable of beer.

Bottle selection was very good and very expensive. $25 for a Stone 10th, $20 for an alt that I pay $6.50 for in San Diego.

I did not try any food. (716 characters)

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