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Freakin' Frog

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Freakin' FrogFreakin' Frog
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

105 Ratings
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4700 S Maryland Pkwy
Ste 8
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119-6318
United States
phone: (702) 597-9702
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Notes:
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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Photo of MRJAZZ
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Had seen a poor review but wanted to see for myself. A really great place! Wish they would turn some lights on. Staff was great, tap selections superb and outstanding cellar selection. if I lived in Vegas, this would be my main drop. On my next visit, will be my first stop, and will be spreading the word about a great establishment.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BierBliss
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of krl2112
4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

So I came to town for business and did another beer trade with a great BA. Asked for recommendations for a place to go to for a good selection and she said to go here. I called to ask questions and got the owner, Andy. Great guy. Told me to see JD when I got there. JD immediately took us into the beer cooler and I picked out a 2004 Stone IRS. Very cool but a bit spendy at $65. He also took us up to the whiskey attic. I am not a whiskey fan but it was pretty amazing. Overall great place for a beer selection and amazing staff!! I would definitely go again.

Photo of JMBSH
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

After a bit of a summertime hike, my two friends and I made it. One friend asked if I was sure about this place since from the outside it looked like a bit of a dive with but a couple cars in the front at about 9 PM. Went in to find a couple booths, tables, and a few bar stools at the bar. Sign told us to order food at the bar. Tim Burton's Batman is playing on a big screen TV. We grab a booth but I then get up to check out the visible cooler that is near a stage. A guy from the bar asks me if it is our first time there and would like to see the cooler. My friends join me and we go into a cooler that I wish I had had more time and money to enjoy. Brews are arranged by country and the use is then divided by state. I see so many that I have never seen or heard of. My eye see Innis & Gunn's Independence Day 2012 and I know what I want. Friends grad different bottles as well. There is also 8 taps of different drafts, some that they claim are also rarities from around the US.
They then offer us a tour of the whisky cellar upstairs. My love of bourbon almost makes me order a shot from this giant collection but I decide to stick with the beers.
Not much of a menu for food. Pub fare with burgers, pizzas, some sandwiches (I got OMG BLT - highly recommend that on).
Don't know what the liquor laws are down here but it was really neat that you could also buy any bottles from the cooler to go. Friend go a rare German chocolate cake beer, loved it, and got another bottle for his wife. Price bomber at $22 but the guy who helped us told us that it was part of a limited 60 case production. My Innis was $11 but it's on my Wants so why not.
The only bad thing is not about the place but about their website. Menu tab shows no menus for food, beer, or whiskies. Calendar shows no past of future event. I think the only reason to go to the site is to sign up for their newsletter. Their Facebook page is better for info about what is happening at the Frog.

Photo of CasanovaCummins
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

This place is a bit on the smallish side. It has a little stage area for impromptu performances, but not exactly much for seating other than a couple tables and a belly up to the bar. It gets excessively loud during the performances as well. You wind up yelling at someone next to at the bar.

The selection on tap is along the lines of Delirium and Lagunitas. Nice for a bar, not great for a true tap room. The real selection is in the chiller room, but you pay way over liquor store prices. Don't expect any real deals. But you can find nice stuff if you look. If it's busy, you won't be able to. If slow, you might.

This place is right across the street from UNLV and draws the typical college crowds, young college age students, professors, and some out of towners.

This place is best for the liquor room upstairs where they cater to people wanting to sample high end Bourbons and whiskies. Once again, bring your check book. Not even remotely cheap. But cheaper than an imported bottle.

Great for a visit, but not a great go to hangout.

Photo of FosterJM
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

So I was under the impression this was a store. Im an idiot.

Atm- Located across the street from UNLV is a open strip mall with one sign on the building and the windows blacked out and a tiny ass door. What was I doing? Inside dark as shit for 3pm on a Sunday. One guy inside plus the cooks/bartenders.

Quality- Good Beers on tap, from EvilTwin, Ballast Point and a couple others. No BMC that was nice to see. In the cooler was an impressive array of bottles for a bar including Cantillon Classic, lots of Mikkeller and imports. Uinta Oak Jacked Pumpkin, Stone rarities, lots of Euros as well.

Service- Super nice bartender let me poke around the cooler when I realized I was an idiot and would have to come back, next trip to Vegas to try a beer.

Selection, Cantillion, Mikkeller, Stone, The Bruery, Weinhestephaner. Lots more to choose from as well.

Food- N/A

Value- When a small bottle of Cantillon is $36, Ill stick with the tap list.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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.

Photo of djbreezy
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.

Photo of ferrari29
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.

Photo of downhilldrift
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.

Photo of 2378GCGTG
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.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
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!

Photo of tastyales
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.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
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

Photo of JSBerkowitz
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.

Photo of brandonld23
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!

Photo of rbhockeyfan
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.

Photo of JimmyW
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?

Photo of CuriousMonk
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.

Photo of MarcatGSB
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.

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Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV
92 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.