Taps: 10 / Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 98 | Display Reviews Only:
4.95/5 rDev +20.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
I visited the Freakin Frog on Monday, 07Jun04. Jo, the Beer Maiden greeted me and offered to assist me with my selection. After downing a New Belgium Abbey, I let her pick the rest of the night, and she knows her beer!! She turned me on to some beers I was not familiar with, which were all exceptional, especially the Unibroue Trois Pistoles. Adam the owner rapped with me extensively about beer and his selection. His cooler is truly a thing of beauty. He let me select the primetime DVD, which was awesome and we all had a ball around some "Old time Hockey"
I also must say the food was exceptional. I tried the Teriyaki chicken wrap which Jo prepared to perfection. The fries were just right, hot, crispy and not the least bit greasy. I promised to send Adam 2 of my Symposium Ales, which I have cellared at home, and I will take care of that as soon as I return home from Missouri. He even offered to store the beer I was travelling with to keep it out of the Vegas heat. Get to the Freakin Frog and "Get Your Freak On!"
06-16-2004 05:38:38 | More by imblane
4.9/5 rDev +19.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
It seams that most people who reviewed this place were from out of town. So i think i need to defend a place that is really a local college bar. The place is located across from UNLV and is owned by a food and beverage professor. There are few bartenders because it takes forever to train the employees, at most recent count there were over 800 beers available, and each bartender will recommend beer to you based on descriptions of what sort of things you like. If your in Vegas for the strip then yeah, don't go, but if you love beer its the only place like it in the US. I am not trying to insult anyones opinion but if you take the time to check it out, be sure you know what you are looking for.
03-10-2008 02:19:12 | More by vegasennui
4.88/5 rDev +19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This is one of the more unique places I have visited across the US. Upon entering you notice the bar area is packed with a variety of people from young skateboarder-types to professionals wearing ties. Cartoons are playing on the video screens. About 10 beers on tap and this trip a vintage Alaskan Smoked Porter was on. But more impressive is the large walk-in refridgerator loaded with a huge variety of bottled beers. The beer menu list about 700 beers available. Upstairs there is a seperate whiskey bar.
The owner Adam seems to always be there to greet you and have some friendly small talk while you are drinking great beers.
Some of the bomber bottled prices are quite expensive - $25 and up. But if you can't get your hands on some unique beers you will probably find them here. If you are looking for a great beer bar, this is one you must visit.
12-11-2006 13:50:26 | More by Gavage
4.85/5 rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
To find this gem on my last day in Vegas was a blessing in disguise as I would have never left if I'd found it on day one.
Don't let the exterior fool you! Situated in a strip mall with a head shop, gaming store and pawn shop, it's every UNLV students dream. Adam, the owner, even teaches beer, wine and spirits classes for UNLV's hospitality management program. This man knows his beer and was an EXCELLENT host. Once he realized we knew our beer, my hubby was whisked away to the beer room and came back with 6 gems for tasting, each with their appropriate glasses. I wish I could give this a 5.5 rating for Service.
The food was your basic pub fare with a special twist. I highly recommend the Mac 'n Cheese renamed by regulars as Crack 'n Cheese. I'll make you head to the Frog to learn it's secret. The "Manders Chicken Tenders" were a hit with spicy fries. The bratwurst was the best I've had in years, served simply with yellow mustard and horseradish. Hubby had the blackened burger with a very catchy name that escapes me right now.
Did I mention we got there around 11:30 am and began tasting soon afterward? About an hour and a half later, we asked Adam if he could call a cab to get the hubby to the airport, he said not to worry, he'd get him there. Twenty minutes later, a more than willing college student loaded up hubby's bags and whisked him off to the airport, leaving my daughter and I to enjoy the rest of day surrounded by incredible beer, wonderful patrons and impeccable service. Don't miss it.
03-02-2005 19:48:56 | More by Guinness4me
4.8/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Adam will do all that he can to make sure that you are in beevana. Taps included lost coast indica ipa, SN Celebration, Chimay Tripel, Old Foghorn and others. The cooler in the back is a thing of beauty: two walls filled with all kinds of goodies including hard to find stuff. The cheese fries and nachos hit the spot as we enjoyed the lost coast ipa and a stone ruination. Adam has a large collection of DVD movies that he will project onto the wall. He showed "The Rock" as we talked with him about beer, life and Vegas. A very welcome alternative to the "how to make money off you" attitude of the strip. It was very much like hanging out with a good friend who has a great beer selection. He had no problem with our cigars and we had no problem with his hospitality. The taps were very well kept and the beer fresh. An absolute must if you are a beer lover in Veags. Thanks Adam!
04-29-2004 20:36:32 | More by Brewso
4.8/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Beer and whiskey selection is second to none. The bartender was awesome, great sense of humor, good guy, knew both his beers and whiskey very well. THe place is a touch on the scary side from the outside, but once inside that all goes away. A nice stage with some blues and jazz on it, great beer, and awesome whiskey. The prices are little high, but given its location I am ok with that (the high prices help keep some of the college crowd that is just looking to get drunk from ruining the place). Over all, I really like the place and plan on going back as often as possible.
04-03-2011 21:08:44 | More by rbhockeyfan
4.8/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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
4.71/5 rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I went to Freakin Frog while I was on vacation. It is located right near UNLV off the strip. The bar tender was very friendly and knowledgeable. He handed us the beer menu which was a three ring binder about the thickness of a text book. As we were looking though the menu he said come with me and walked us to the cooler. Before we walked in he said we are a little light right now. We have to restock. Even with him saying that they still had a great selection. They had a bunch of stuff that we can get or have trouble getting on the east coast. As we were browsing around we found some things we wanted and the bar tender collected them for us as we selected them. During our selection I noticed some very expensive/rare beer. One worth mentioning (I forget the name) was a big ceramic-like swing top bottle. I have never seen anything like it. I later inquired about it. He told me the name which I forget, but apparently the beer mashed using a hot lava rock and it was 1 of 100 known. The price tag on that was $750. If I hit it big at the casinos I was definitely heading back to grab it. The owner brought us up to his scotch room which was very impressive. Unfortunately we are not much of scotch drinkers. All in all I will definitely revisit this place. If you love great beer this is the place for you!
05-03-2011 19:49:54 | More by brandonld23
4.7/5 rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
The Freakin' Frog is unlike any bar I've ever been in. It sits in a stripmall accross the street from UNLV. The bar stands on the left side, with tables on the right in a wide open room. Neon signs line the walls, but still the room seems empty. This is not some corporate owned restaurant, filled with sports paraphanalia and hunting trophies. It's more like a buddies basement. The kitchen is basicly a fryer behind the bar.
The most memorable aspect of the Frog was the people. Our two bartenders, Trish and Rhonda, were both knowledgeble and fun. When I ordered my first beer, Trish made sure I knew their happy hour special. (buy one get one free, for the top two rows of the main beer fridge) The patrons were also quite interesting. I conversed with students, a lit professor, and a cab driver, all in a brief couple hours.
This place is about real beer, and real people. If you're searching for a trendy place to see and be seen, go to some casino's ultra lounge.
05-07-2005 01:50:50 | More by frazbri
Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV
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