Aces & Ales - Nellis

Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3740 S Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89121-3112
United States

(702) 436-7600 | map

Notes: Bar & Kitchen open 24/7.
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Roll into Aces & Ales, really like the stage setup, not enough rock n roll & craft beer events, too much of that granola hippy stuff associated with beer events. Roll up to the bar, what, a Sierra Nevada Snowed In Stout? Wow. They have a killer selection of stuff here that I prolly couldn't find at the brewery in Chico I'm already thinking. Started off with a Lagunitas Fusion 7 because I didn't want to start my night off going with something over 9% alcohol right off the bat.

Service was friendly, even the locals were friendly. Service got a little questionable when the chick started badmouthing sour beers as all being "gross," but its cool, I'm fine with personal opinions that aren't insulting to customers. Given that all the waitresses kind of have that junior high 'i'm more into metal/goth/emo etc. . . genre stuff wearing black vibe, its nice that you can distinguish them based on their opinion. Even the dudes working in the back/kitchen were cool too, one got me an extra bottle of the Mikkeller cognac brunch weasel after I loved the first and still had a ton of money on my video blackjack machine to figure out.

I drank 4 pints of Sculpin while I was here. I haven't known why, but Sculpin just hasn't seemed as good the last few years in the bottle. Well, it appears that may simply have been an age thing, as the Sculpin they had on tap got me reacquainted with why I loved that beer in the first place. Bursting with tropical hop flavor.

I love that this place is such a nice venue in terms of sound quality. The rock star owner dude from yesteryears must have really made the sound quality/acoustics of the building a big priority, because the sound from the 3 different bands that played was of great quality, even if the actual music genre (butt rock) isn't always my cup of tea.

Bottom line, I got wasted, had a ton of fun, great selection etc. . .

To me, Aces & Ales is hands down, the best spot for drinking in Las Vegas.

May 10, 2012
More User Reviews:
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deniserat from California

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jun 15, 2016
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IceAce from California

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Well, the newer Tenaya location may be prettier, but Nellis is my first stop when I hit town...often even before I check in at the hotel. Cool dive bar / pool hall feel with an always interesting draught beer lineup. The waitstaff and bartenders are reasonably well educated and always very personable. The one rating I wish I could give is for value...the prices are very reasonable, which makes them practically dirt-cheap for Las Vegas.

May 05, 2016
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Pool hall/dive bar with an awesome beer selection. Quite a hike from the strip, but well worth it for the beer enthusiast. 20 taps, and an awesome rare bottle selection. Bottles to go if you wish. Great bar food, pizza was excellent for pairing with good beers. Video poker and multi-game gambling at the bar. It definitely has a locals vibe, but everyone was cool.

Feb 06, 2016
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jschott75 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Dec 18, 2015
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dipaguy from Florida

4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Dec 10, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jul 07, 2015
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Thecalmdrinker from Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Jun 27, 2015
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TrapJaw77 from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Apr 22, 2015
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ScottCoffee from Nevada

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love this place---probably my favorite beer bar in the world. The selection isn't the broadest, but boy is it deep. Special events are great and the food it top notch. Overall you can't go wrong.

Feb 17, 2015
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Drink_LocalSD from California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

Dec 05, 2014
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Todd from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Jul 06, 2014
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Lorianneb from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Jul 05, 2014
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wieshefe17 from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Jul 02, 2014
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J702 from Nevada

4/5  rDev -7.2%

Jun 29, 2014
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

visited here for dinner and drinks before a flight out of Vegas.

The atmosphere is a little rougher than I imagined for a "beer bar", seems like more of a locals bar that happens to have a great tap list of beers. But then I did remember we're in Vegas. Smoky, video poker machines in the bar, tons of TV's showing sports. There is a side area with some tables, some high tops around the bar, and a side room with pool tables.

Taplist was very heavy on Stone beers, with other West Coast craft beers filling in the gaps. Some one-offs or speciality releases mixed in. Lots of IPA's. You order by tap #, and the menu clearly states name, style, ABV, ounces of pour, and prices. There was a video monitor with the same info too. Also some high priced vintage large bottles available.

Waitress was attentive and friendly, service was good. Food was better than expected, pretty tasty, and came out quick. Beers were a little pricey.

Jun 08, 2014
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Marie-Sophie from Canada

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Jun 04, 2014
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greenspointexas from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Apr 30, 2014
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bmulari from Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Apr 23, 2014
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Gobzilla from California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

Mar 13, 2014
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SkinnyElvis from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.75

Went to aces and ales on super bowl Sunday. $25 cab ride from the strip. As we walked in, a bartender stopped us and asked if we had a reservation. We said no and she informed us that all seats were reserved. Fine; she said we could stand if we wanted but warned us service would be slow. Ok; funny thing was that there were open seats at the bar the whole time we were there but we weren't allowed to sit. The waitresses were not happy that we were standing so they glared at us the whole time we were there. It was hard to get any service at the bar ; again the place was busy but not packed. Place was smokey in addition. Shame is that the beer selection was awesome but we were not going to stay there after the rudeness we experienced. We left at half time and spent our money elsewhere. Vegas prices which means expensive.

Never going back there again.

Feb 03, 2014
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ralphw56 from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Jan 31, 2014
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sansho from California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Nov 08, 2013
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GRG1313 from California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

Nov 03, 2013
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nick_asian from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Oct 29, 2013
Aces & Ales - Nellis in Las Vegas, NV
Place rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 75 ratings