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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
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 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
Photo of tastyales
3.2/5  rDev -22%

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.

tastyales, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of rxdrewthejew
3.23/5  rDev -21.2%

Was in Vegas for a bachelor party, and we decided this might be a cool place to hit up Friday night.

Tiny little place way off the strip, so not too great if you're taking a taxi. Easy enough to find though. Total dive bar, not a good place to go on a weekend night, unless you're looking to fight a monster crowd. They had live music which is cool I guess but it wasn't very good.

Place was crowded but not so bad that you couldn't get to the bar and order drinks. However, they had to shut the "kitchen" down due to the crowds, which was a bummer 'cause we were hoping to eat.

Bartenders were nice but seemed a little harried (only two bartenders on a Friday night?) so it was hard to say if they knew their shit.

Tap selection isn't really that amazing. They had Rogue Shakespeare and of course the DT, but nothing else that totally jumped out at me. Bottle selection is of course massive but I still don't know if I'd call it amazing. They have a lot of stuff, but I can't say any of it is like mind-blowing or something that I couldn't pick up at BevMo. Great selection of Belgians and Germans which I would say is the big upside.

Prices are terrible and the menu just flat out lies. The advertised Stone IRS for 12 bucks, but they ended up charging 30. I can get that for 8 bucks at the store. I didn't even wanna deal with the stuff with unlisted prices so I can't comment on that. The DT was 8 bucks for a 10 oz. pour, which is probably what I'd pay here in LA. Some of the beers are pretty good deals, but only if you're just getting basic stuff.

Overall, I would try to hit this up in the afternoon or a week night. They do seem to be pretty knowledgable (served beers in the correct glassware, etc.) and they do have a huge selection, but past that I wasn't overly impressed. If you're in Vegas you might as well check it out, but I honestly thought Burger Bar was better...

rxdrewthejew, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of CasanovaCummins
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%

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.

CasanovaCummins, May 19, 2013
Photo of azorie
3.36/5  rDev -18%

Here on visit, bored with the usual gambling, stopped by to give it a go. Got there at 1:18pm.
Now at 3pm the glass cooler near the door behind the bar is happy hour 2 for 1 special, which is a good deal, if you like what's in there. I did not, but then again we were looking for Belgium. They have a huge list and 2 walk in coolers, sadly they either don't actually have what's on the list or its reserved for the owner which is total bs IMHO, can't he stock his own Freaking house????

Also beware of beer price sticker shock. Now I know prices are high in vegas casinos, if your not actually gambling etc. the common type beers are not to bad ie bluemoon $4.00, Celebrator dopplebock $7.00
but Orval was $10.00 ouchies, I can buy them at Total wine for $3.95 so for a hole in the wall place that nuts during the daytime prices. They are nice folks inside though, very friendly and very knowledge lady bartender knew more about beer than i ever will, but I been to Belgium and she has not. hehe

Tap selection was ok, they had Chimay white, and a few rogue and others, still quite pricey. Though the broke a few glasses here they do attempt to give you a glass that is close to what the brewer wants to you to drink the beer out of.

One would think at these prices they would actually stock some rarer stuff and maybe they do, but you have to live here to see them, that is if the owner don't hoard them, in his defense I am only going by the what the bartender said, he/she could be a great person that would share I will never know.

they have expanded and have life music, though I hear the place gets packed because of UNLV, mostly a college place, but they were nice to us over 50 folks.

If they do have a bomber you like you better have tons of cash, or not be as big a drinker as I am.

oh service was slow, because the poor girl had to wait tables/bar and cook. Don't sit at bar in front of oven, if its a warm day, it gets hot as hell.

azorie, Mar 05, 2007
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.36/5  rDev -18%

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.

Beerandraiderfan, May 16, 2012
Photo of paulyrimz
3.41/5  rDev -16.8%

On paper, this is the best beer bar in Las Vegas. After several repeat visits, I've finally made up my mind about this place. Stunning beer selection, but several things that piss me off as a fellow beer fan. First of all, the pricing is ridiculous. The beers on tap always hover around $7 or $8, and those are the bargain beers. Everything on their bottle menu that is even remotely rare to Las Vegas gets a hefty markup. I remember Adam recommending me a Hopzilla from Yakima Brewing Co. which he charged me $20 for. I saw it a couple of weeks later at a BevMo in Orange, CA for $4. You will notice that most of the beers on the bottled beer list are a reserve price. Ask how much he charges for Alesmith beers, and you realize it is probably cheaper to drive to San Diego, and pick one up for yourself (current gas price included) I may be exaggerating a bit, but it would not hurt Adam to lower his prices a bit. He always claims it is the fact that he's getting rare beers from all over the place. But every other top beer bar in the nation has found a way to keep their beer prices down for their customers. My second grievance is the atmosphere (or lack thereof). It is neon-bright beer bar being placed in an aging 1960s shopping center. It just has an odd-feeling to it that LongBeachBum nailed in his colorful description. What tops of the pleasant atmosphere for me is the fact that the grill is right next to the bar where you are sitting aand when somebody orders a 'Freakin' Burger' all of the smoke and grill residuals goes right to your face. I know this probably sounds like a Frog bashing segment, but after reading my initial review and frequent disappointing return trips, I felt an update was in order. Most of the stuff i wrote below stills holds truth, they have some great beers and Adam does a great job bringing them to Las Vegas, I just think this entire beer bar could be better executed.

Review from 1/24/05
Ah the Frog! The best, hands down selection of beer in Las Vegas. With a rotating tap of beers, the owner of this establishment goes out of his way to bring excellent brew to Las Vegas. Recently I was there and had a taste of Stone's Arrogant Bastard Oak Aged on tap, and was one of the best beers I've ever had. Also on tap was a Lambic Framboise, and Lost Coast's Downtown Brown and some other beers I can't recall. Beside the ten or so on tap is a great selection of bottles, including what I sampled, the Rouge Imperial IPA (amazing). Many belgians as well. Check the official website for the list of 335 bottled beers. As for the actual place itself, pretty interesting. Definitely not the trendiest spot in Vegas. Very laid back establishment, with dartboards, and cult movies being projected on a big screen. Just well enough hidden so that only the true beer-drinkers can find it. A true gem of bars in Las Vegas

paulyrimz, Jan 24, 2005
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

CuriousMonk, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of JeffKrenner
3.46/5  rDev -15.6%

Went here on my most recent trip to Vegas.

Atmosphere was alright. I like the tables with the brewery artwork on them. Can't see the TV screen from the other side of the room. Quality and selection were top notch, but there were many beers that are listed on the website that they didn't offer. Also, there were beers that they didn't even have prices on, telling me that they would have to call an owner. Service was ok. Took me in the cooler, but seeing things that they don't know the price on is a real pain. Didn't try any food. This place was way overpriced, even for Vegas. $18/bottle for some stuff that can be had for less than $5 all over. The only prices that weren't too bad were the 2 for 1's that they had going on. Won't make another trip here. Not worth leaving the strip for imo.

JeffKrenner, Sep 23, 2006
Photo of mjsarch
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%

Visited in the middle of a tour of Gordon Biersch > Freakin Frog > Crown and Anchor.
Cab driver and my brother (another local) had a little trouble finding the place, as it's tucked back from the street in a strip mall. Exterior reminded me of an adult book store, with windows all covered. It being the evening before Thanksgiving, the place was fairly uncrowded, but the music was blasting to cover any attempts at conversation.
Had a Chimay Cinq Cents on draft, served in the appropriate chalice. My sense is the lines are kept pretty clean, although this particular beer was served much too cold. Also had their Rogue offering.
Since we were running a tab, I didn't get a feel for tap beer prices and whether they were reasonable or not. I did see Bear Republic bombers on the menu for $16 (or $18). These are the same beers I can buy in a liquor store in Milwaukee for $2.99, so at least some beers are certainly overpriced. We also didn't delve into the sampling the bottled selection at all.
The five of us kept a couple servers busy during our stay, so we were pretty happy with the attentive service.
My impression is that this is a decent beer bar for Las Vegas, but overrated in the context of the entire nation.

mjsarch, Dec 23, 2006
Photo of bierme
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

bierme, Apr 27, 2008
Photo of tonistruth
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%

A- the looks of the place are nothing to write home about , seating it kinda of limited, though some more could be put in place cause there is plenty of open room. Very cozy. Selection of beer is HUGE, seriously HUGE. I was there on a friday and they had Talladega nights playing on a couple screens. Like a said very cozy, easy to have a good time and relax

Q- they keep the beer glasses in a big fridge, its no freezer but i'd still prefer non cooled at all, beer should cool enough from bottle or tap right? Anyway, bartenders fit laid back atmoshpere perfectly. Many different brands of beer advertisied on tables, coasters, and glasses, and they do attempt matching beer to apporiate glassware.

S- bartenders laid back and knowledgable. cant beat that right?

S- 500 different beers, though many are not distributed in nevada so their availability is limited.

F- munch some muchnies off my buddies and it was good. not mention another fella with us raved about how good many of their foods were good and another guy had to order another burger cause it wowed him.

V- bottles can be pricey to freakin ridiciulous to you're an idiot if you pay that, tap prices are average

tonistruth, Feb 21, 2007
Photo of Mel61
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%

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.

Mel61, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of Yetiman420
3.61/5  rDev -12%

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.

Yetiman420, Jun 25, 2008
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%

I had read on the Beerfly site about this establishment and was anxious to try the Freakin Frog. After a day on the busy convention floor, I grabbed three of my buddies and we drove about two miles from the Las Vegas Hilton and easily found the Freakin Frog in a plain strip mall.

When we entered, we were struck by the decor-or lack of. It was especially startling after the excess of all the Vegas casinos. To our delight, we saw that Delirium Tremens was on tap and we ordered four glasses. The brew was served in proper glassware which was nice, and the bartender was pretty friendly and undeniably knowledgeable. My friend ordered a round of Chimay that was similarly served.

We considered ordering some burgers since we were really tired from work, but the thought of dining in this dump really put our appetite off. I don't think that there is any good reason except they want to keep all the profits (beer prices were $2 per glass higher than similar beer bars including the Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay) that the place is so shabby.

We decided to leave and dine elsewhere, and although it was nice to enjoy a great beer, we all agreed that this place would was not suitable for a return visit. I am shocked that others have rated this pigsty as high as it has been in members reviews.

rudyarmand, Jan 23, 2008
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%

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.

JSBerkowitz, May 04, 2011
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Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV
92 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.