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Freakin' Frog

Not Rated.
Freakin' FrogFreakin' Frog
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

105 Ratings
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 14.39%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4700 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119-7660
United States
phone: (702) 597-9702

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

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 blackdiamond
2.03/5  rDev -50.5%

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

blackdiamond, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of TheBeerWolf
2.4/5  rDev -41.5%

Well being a local here I had to visit this place. First of all way overpriced. I don't know if my bartender was just a hobag but they charged like 5 bucks for Arrogant Bastard Ale they had on tap. Second of all the place looks like a gross factory that just had a bar plopped in the middle. The owner is a nice guy and they do have alot of beers. But they are way overpriced. They charged 12 bucks for a bottle of Stone IRS. Saw it at Lee's the next day for 5 bucks. I have been there twice and kind of had a bad expierience with staff, plus the place is just kind of a dirty scumhole. I would say if your a tourist go to Lee's and get some fine beer and enjoy it in your hotel room. Unless you really like dives. Food was not that good either and overpriced. Overall I would say the selection is all they got going for em. And I understand it must be tough to keep the doors open for such a place especially in vegas but the bill was way too much everytime.

TheBeerWolf, Sep 11, 2006
Photo of Gump
2.9/5  rDev -29.3%

We hit the Freakin Frog with high expectations. After all, it did get #18 on the recent BA list of top American Beer Bars.

The place was in a strip mall with papered-out windows.
No table service, high priced beer, didn't have many of the menu offerings.
We ordered the less-than-impressive nachos, which looked like they came out of the microwave, with not very much cheese on them. The hot wings were good.

They did play full length movies on the screens. I did like that too.

Beer quality was good from the taps, but I had a Monte Carlo (beer) which I had never drank before. It was awful (and I like real beer). I won't hold that against the establishment. Maybe it's supposed to taste that way?

Gump, Feb 06, 2008
Photo of rousee
2.91/5  rDev -29%

I do not understand the fascination with this place. Yes, it has a huge beer list of bottles that you would have a hard time finding anywhere. However, that is not real evident when you walk in.

Located in a strip mall near UNLV, it has a metal door with some white wicker covering on it that has turned black due to people's dirty hands opening it all the time. Like most LV bars, it has no windows. I guess this is a trick from the old casino thinking that says if people don't know what time it is, they might stay longer. I like to be able to see outside when I go to a bar.

I tried to visit at 2pm and it was closed, so I come back after 5 and sure enough- its open. So, I walk in and can't really believe my eyes. Where are all the beers ?? There are 7 or so on-tap and a glass-doored cooler that has maybe 20 different varieties. Nothing written on the walls--no chalkboard, no sign --nothing. I order a double IPA from Big Dog which is quite good. So I ask about the beers in the fridge and am told --no those are 2-for 1's--its happy hour. I don't get an explanation of what that means. Are drafts on happy hour too ?--tell me more. Then I get a "No--we have over 500 different beers here" with somewhat of a snobby attitude. So I ask to look at the list and it is just a book of beers. Reminded me of the Sam Adams commercial where the 3 guys are handed a book/catalog of beers before they order SA. I got bored looking at the book cuz I was now disappointed that I did not know about it beforehand.

I gave the guy a decent tip but I probably shouldn't have. He didn't make me wait for service but was just so unfriendly and lousy at explaining what was offered, the service was really pretty bad. I might give this place another try at some point but its certainly not high on my to-do list.

rousee, May 31, 2005
Photo of kdoc8
3/5  rDev -26.8%

We went here in search of one thing: the Trappist Westvleteren 12 from Brouwerij Westvleteren. I can't imagine that this place has ever carried this and they most certainly did not sell beers by the bottle to take out. They didn't really have that much on tap that would suggest they would carry anything other than a normal Las Vegas bar and the bartender recommended us to Lee's. The beers we had here were very overpriced (but it's Vegas, so everything is overpriced, even off the Strip). The atmosphere was very dark and probably much more fun at night (they stay open pretty much all night long).

I have been inspired to add to my review and switch around the rankings a bit. When I visited the place, I asked the bartender about the particular Westvleteren I was in search of. She didn't know what I was talking about and from what was on tap it didn't seem like a great selection (at that time). So, originally I had ranked the selection as low. However, a fellow beer advocate informs me that they actually have about 500 bottles available. Our friend the bartender failed to mention any of that - so, I've increased my selection rating and decreased my service rating. I was in search of good beer and the bartender actually sent me elsewhere instead of recommending anything they had. My experience was unimpressive, but give it a shot if you're in Vegas and feel like getting off the Strip - maybe you'll have better luck.

kdoc8, Mar 13, 2007
Photo of VegasBeerFreak
3/5  rDev -26.8%

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.

VegasBeerFreak, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of elkinbrown
3/5  rDev -26.8%

elkinbrown, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of tbern007
3.1/5  rDev -24.4%

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.

tbern007, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of sessycuban
3.15/5  rDev -23.2%

I came expecting good things from this place and it disappointed.

The beer list was very expensive, but as others have said, most of it was marked as "reserved" and it was a huge pain in the ass to get what you want. I ended up paying $35 for an 06 Alesmith Speedway Stout which was wonderful but super pricey.

Also as others have said, they pretty much California brews that you can pay 5 bucks for marked up into the 20s.

If there is something you really want to try, like I did, this place is totally worth it. Otherwise, avoid like the plague.

sessycuban, Jul 10, 2007
Photo of DPMomutant
3.18/5  rDev -22.4%

First a disclaimer...I just came back from vacation in Vegas and sought the Frog. The ratings you see reflect the place as it was on October 20, 2004 when I went there and not before or probably after. If you are reading this review a reasonable time past the date things have probably changed, and most likely for the better.

The place was a bit of a challenge to find but it is on a main drag so that helped.

My (non-beer drinking) fiancee and I went in around lunchtime to grab a bite and for me to sample a beer or two I can't get at home (and hadn't already got bottles of and tried).

It appears at this time they are undergoing some construction to expand the place. I had remembered reading something about that before I left. Seeing the equipment out (the workers returned from a lunch break a few minutes before we left) on a table kind of detracted from the atmosphere.

The service was a bit slow and short. There were probably a dozen or so people in the place, but only one person to take orders, cook, and serve food and drinks. I did give some points for him being pretty friendly, trying hard, and for knowing his beers all while being ran ragged.

The beer selection is obviously fabled and printed on a computer generated list that even the bartender/waiter/server/cook admitted was missing a few of the newer beers (well over 300!!). Seeing that my fiancee was getting impatient with the place (remember, she could care less about beer), I only had a Blanche de Chambly which was served very properly down to the glassware, not to mention getting assistance from the bartender as I was totally hacking the pronunciation of the beer.

The food selection was somewhat limited, but my cheeseburger with pineapple (forget the exact name) was pretty good as were both the regular fries and the sweet potato fries. The nachos, however, were not good at all.

Overall, I ended up somewhat let down by the experience. While much of this feeling was influence by my fiancee not really enjoying much of anything except the sweet potato fries, it wasn't what I was expecting from a place I was really looking forward to going to.

Now if I go back in a couple of years, I will go there again and will probably have a great time with their construction done. I honestly wish success (and a stand alone building) for them. I think they have a great concept going there and this construction is hopefully just a temporary setback.

So again, I provide my disclaimer that my lower marks are likely due to the construction (and possible understaffing) and are probably not long-term problems. If you want to find good beer in a bar in Vegas, this is the place to go because they've got it, but if you are going with people who aren't as much into the beer it may fall short.

DPMomutant, Oct 23, 2004
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Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV
92 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.