Tenaya Creek Brewery

Tenaya Creek BreweryTenaya Creek Brewery
Tenaya Creek BreweryTenaya Creek Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

831 W Bonanza Rd
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89106
United States

(702) 362-7335 | map

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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
This is a beautiful, new facility just North of the Strip and Fremont St. It is architecturally memorable; open and airy, with lots of windows. There is a long bar, a large outdoor patio and another room with tables looking out into the production area. The night I was there it was almost empty, with just one bartender on duty, but he kept up well with the customers' needs and was enthusiastic about, and knowledgeable of, Tenaya Creek's beers. There was no kitchen, but I'm told they typically have food trucks. The vibe was classy, laid back, and the other customers seemed to be beer enthusiasts rather than random bar patrons.

The beers on tap were excellent. There were close to twenty house beers in a wide variety of styles, along with a few well-selected guest taps. It's not a huge selection of beers, but they were consistently very good to excellent. Of all the brewery taprooms I've visited in Las Vegas so far, this one had the best beer, and isn't that what we go to taprooms for? I highly recommend a visit.
Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by Blcookies from Nevada

Oct 07, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
Cool facility north of downtown, convenient just off highway, with ample parking. Building has a Frank Lloyd Wright look to it, and entry opens to long bar that seats about 25 on opposite wall and tables along the perimeter, with a small outdoor patio. 14 well assorted beers of their own on tap, along with 8 guest taps. Open friendly vibe. Laid back, yet efficient bartender. Brewery also sells bottles and cans to go, including **single cans** and bombers. Rotating food trucks.
Jan 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Fee from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
North of downtown Las Vegas, Tenaya has a good selection. A good group of locals can always be found along with occasional tourists. The selections include original offerings as well as a collection of guest taps from other craft breweries. Food trucks are available and the hours of operation are extensive.
Jan 04, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2018
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Reviewed by LXIXME from New Mexico

4.28/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
I like the new place much more than I remember liking their old location. Built or designed with more attitude and showcasing the beer much better.
Thank you Tenaya Creek, and I'll be back.
Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

May 03, 2018
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Rated by JimiTheBastard from Nevada

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Best tasting room and craft beer experience in Las Vegas
Jan 19, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by Sellen from Connecticut

Nov 04, 2017
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Reviewed by mkh895 from Arizona

4.94/5  rDev +27%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Went in the middle of the day so it was not busy. Service was outstanding and good beer selection of theirs and some other breweries. Looks like a great place to sit on the patio and watch the world go by.
Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by 98green from Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Visited at 5 on a Friday. Space is a bit small, 15 seat bar and a half dozen tables beyond. Some outdoor seating too. 15 of their own and a dozen quality guest taps. It is a slightly sketch walk from downtown, but I found it fine. Electrical outlets under the bar rail to charge your phone, always a welcome treat. Will be adding to my rotation
Feb 11, 2017
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
A very small tap room, with a cheery guy with dreads behind the counter to answer all your annoying questions. The service was exceptional and the vibe was nice.I enjoyed sitting down and getting to know Tenaya's beers.
Jun 25, 2016
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Last weekend I was in Las Vegas and hit up six breweries over the course of my trip, and Tenaya Creek was without a doubt my favorite. I was impressed by their house beers, especially their imperial stout which was only available in bombers and not on tap. Service was outstanding, our guy was highly beer knowledgeable and we were able to sit, drink and talk beer for a couple of hours.

Another great feature of Tenaya Creek is their unusually large selection of guest taps. In addition to Teanaya's 9 taps, they had 19 guest beers available; the list was well-curated and had some awesome options. Emphasis was based on both quality and variety, so there were lots of interesting styles to try. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone who likes beer.
Apr 28, 2016
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Rated by monty79_1997 from Missouri

4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Great beer and a great staff.
Mar 23, 2016
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Reviewed by sillyhed8 from California

4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Nice spot. Guess they just moved in few weeks ago. Clean and new, and off the strip! Great deals on growlers, like half off Sunday's or something like that. Was quite impressed, selection of guest beers as well as their own was really good too. A nice all around selection.
Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by Keeling from California

Nov 16, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by oldsailor from Connecticut

Feb 11, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by slasich from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 2.25 by david18 from New York

Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by TheMarkE from California

Nov 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by MRJAZZ from Virginia

Aug 21, 2014
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Reviewed by blindpiggie from Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Unfortunately you'll pretty much need a car to get to this brewery as it's quite a way from anything touristy, but if you can make it, I'd suggest a trip out here. The décor is nothing special, but it has a very welcoming, unpretentious feel with not too many features to remind you you're in gambling central. The bartender was super chill and suggested beers we might want to sample from the 10 or so they had on tap. The beers were really nice overall, especially the big beers they were pouring. Hoppy beers were a little oniony, but I was the only one who seemed to notice. Overall a really great place to escape from the madness and heat of Vegas for a few delicious brews.
Jun 12, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Gobzilla from California

May 21, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by BobbySue22 from Oregon

May 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by coombski from Maine

Mar 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Ben7773 from Texas

Jan 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by themanilow from West Virginia

Dec 05, 2013
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Reviewed by jdense from Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
Visited 6/20/2013 after day of golfing at Paiute, where the selection of beer really sucked, I was in need of some craft beer goodness.

Located in Northwest Las Vegas across from a hospital, Tenaya Creek features about 10 house beers along with a few guest taps from Lagunitas, New Belgium. Several house beers were available in bottles to go, but after trying one I decided to pass. Also serves hard liquor, not a bite of food. All the seats at the bar had the typical video poker terminals glaring you in the face. The help was nice enough, but the beer, to be honest, wasn't that good. With the new Aces and Ales location opening down the street, this place is in deep trouble. The IPA was under-hopped, thin bodied and one note in the finish. Pass.
Jun 23, 2013
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Reviewed by Rizalini from Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
Tenaya Creek is a great little watering hole that usually features 5 Tenaya Creek drafts (I love their Monsoon IPA, and Impy Stout. Both are seasonal), as well as 4 or 5 guest taps. The up side is the bar has a pool table, dart board, 2 big screens by the bar, etc. Down side is they don't serve food and there is smokin g inside. I am a non-smoker, so if it's nice outside, there is seating which I take advantage of.

Overall great little spot the has some good drafts, and some surprising guests taps at times (i.e. - Pallete Wrecker, Lagunitas Suck).
Feb 08, 2013
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Reviewed by Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5
Figured while I was in this neck of the woods, I should try out this brewery, never been impressed particularly with their beer, but hey, I'm on this side of town.

I like that the place has the desert motif going, lots of brick, sandstone, and the granite countertops inside the place are pretty kick ass. And its nice to have a place in Vegas with adequate windows. The patronage is nothing special, and even the brewery employees seem to be a little different, never seen a brewer smoking cigs in the brewery and drinking a beer before. Service was good, although it better be on a Thursday afternoon w/ almost no one inside.

Quality of the beers are completely average. Same with the selection. Actually, the selection was less than average. Nothing barrel, sour, imperial, stout etc. . . just the usuals, I think the most exotic thing was a rye ipa, that was completely average. But i can say the beers aren't 'bad' of featuring any off flavors, they just suffer from that, same yeast strain, sameness of all their beers function, none of which are particularly adventurous. A decent place, cool looking, but I just wish there was more substance from within.

Not worth a special trip out of the way to this place, but it is worth a trip if you're in the area.
May 01, 2012
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Reviewed by armock from New York

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Atmosphere - Entrance is on the side of the building leading you to the former waiting area. A decent sized main bar area with a fairly large circle bar with built in gaming machines that seats around twenty and a few high tables and chairs. Off to the left is the game room with a few pool tables. The brewery is behind glass walls in the game room.

Quality/Selection - During my visit they had seven house beers on tap with three of them being seasonal or rotating brews. There were also three guest taps from Stone, Sierra Nevada, and another brewery that I don't remember. The house beers where a decent range of styles to choose from that for the most part were pretty good.

Service - I visited on a Friday evening around six and there was a decent amount of people there but that didn't slow down the bartender or make him any less friendly.

Overall this is a locals place thats pretty chill and worth going to for a break from the strip and all the other tourist traps. Just don't go hungry as they closed the kitchen three years ago.
Jan 18, 2011
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Reviewed by TheLVBeerGuy from Nevada

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3
This is a great place to just grab a beer after work with some buddies. There beer is good enough, and their nut brown ale is fantastic. Bartender is always willing to pour samples and they always have a few nice rare guest taps from local or great breweries.

And FYI they just started bottling and should have all of their beers in bottles pretty soon. Last i spoke with the guys over there we should expect them by the first of the year. If you come, take a few bottles home with you!

only down side is that they dont have food available anymore in house, but it can easily be ordered from across the street or wherever you want. It was either get rid of smoking or get rid of food...they went with food!

a fine establishment with good beer and a nice atmosphere and bar.
Nov 16, 2010
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Reviewed by Provocajade from Nevada

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Copied from my Yelp.com review

We had a great Groupon deal of a sample flight, 2 pints and 2 takehome glasses( or you don't take the glass you get 2 more pints) for $10.

Year round
Hefeweisen- very easy going and wheat creaminess with very light fruit in the end.
Pilsner- moderate to high carbonation, crisp
Nut Brown Ale- very smooth, malty and refreshing
Ringtail Pale Ale- malty but had some hoppy taste to it

Hoptide IPA- complex IPA, more bitter on the backend. This was surprising and I will come back to drink more of this, but it is a bitter beast, in a good way. I like to fuck with my tastebuds.
Barleywine- kinda tasted like if a Belgian beer like Chimay and Dogfish Head Midas Touch had a baby. Smooth at first yet has a bit of a raw alcoholic warmth and some grapey sweetness to it but not overly so.

After a long day at AIDs Walk LV, I just went with a Nut Brown ale as I found it just smooth, easy and refreshing and BF went with a Hefeweisen as he was feeling for something easy too. Normally would grab the Hoptide or the Barleywine...this was smooth but 10.5% was a bit much for me being tired and also already had cocktails at a AIDs Walk afterparty before heading here with the BF.

Other than those made by them, they usually have a few guests on tap. Currently it was the Dogfish Head Aprihop, Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary and Glissade. They also offer Growlers and Kegs to take home. I definitely will think about grabbing up a growler for a dinner party or just for us to enjoy. They're about $15 and then refills are a bit cheaper when you bring your jug back in.

The place is actually very pleasant inside. The place is a large bar upfront and in the back was some tall tables, a couch, pinball/arcade and 3 pool tables. We played some pool and I'm royally bad in it.

Shame that they took away their kitchen. I know its for the better right now because it's being made into a bottling facility to bust out into the market, but it seems a lot of local business is lost through not offering food. Its surrounded by offices who would probably gladly grab lunch here. I'd go more often too if there was food too- I've only heard good things about the previous food here. Hope one day they expand to bring it back. Even bigger craft spots like Stone who doesnt really need a restaurant has one on the brew site. Beer is just better with something to nosh on.

Still, I like to support quality brews so I will be back.
Apr 27, 2010
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Reviewed by foamee from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3
Tenaya Creek is a brewpub in a stand alone building across from a hospital center in Las Vegas. Small and cozy, the bar and it's three tables sit maybe 30. The brewing operation is behind glass at the end of a long, dark lounge that has three pool tables. They serve four year round beers and two seasonals as well as several premium guest beers. Although the bar doesn't seem busy, they brew the house beers for several large casinos and will be expanding their brewery soon. Oh, and their beers are very good.
Apr 02, 2010
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Reviewed by flexabull from California

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
This place is quite a ways from the action of the strip, but it was worth the trip.

Nice large bar when you walk in, with TVs and video poker. Down the hall are games like pool, darts, and some video games.

Quality was pretty good. I had a hoppy rye beer that I enjoyed, and a nut brown ale that was just average.

Service was great. Our server was quick, friendly, and more than willing to pour samples.

Selection was I believe about 7 of their own, and 2 guest taps. (The Abyss and Hop Trip from Deschutes)

No food. The server said they shut down the kitchen a couple of years ago to focus on brewing beer. That was fine by me, we were just stopping in for a couple of beers.

I bet this is a fun place to hang out on weekends, I was there on a Monday afternoon around 2:00, and it was fairly quiet. But I am glad I checked it out.
Jan 13, 2010
Reviewed by KNORDSTROM from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
Since I'm a local. I make trips across town at least couple times a month to drink some beer. my favorite is there MONSOON DIPA IPA. Which will be release OCT 22ND. Its a 6.9%abv bomb. thats tickles any hopheads taste buds. I guess the hops are grown in the brewers backyard . So get the beer when ya can. They have couple that are tasty like the HOP RIDE IPA 6.9% abv BIG CITRUS AND SPICEY AROMA, And Red Ryder 6.7% abv 72 IBU.

FOOD - There is none, Its all order out. I believe they have list for local delivery's. It's the new smoking and gambling law in Vegas that warrants the close of there kitchen.

SERVICE- Is always on par with BRIAN. He is one of the big reasons we visit. Great beer knowledge and just all around nice guy.

I would recomend stopping by on trips to Vegas. you can also do Big Dogs Draft House (10 min away) on the same trip out the 95

we will be going back
Oct 15, 2009
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Reviewed by soupermirl from Mississippi

3.85/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
No food... No food... What happened. I went for food and beer, no food. O.k. now that is out of the way. Beer was decent to very good. I had a flight which included the Hefe(5%), Pilsner(5.4%), Ringstail Ale(5.7%), Nut Brown Ale(5.5%), Barley Wine(9.2% - 9th Anniversary), Imperial Stout(9.1%), and the chewBOCKa(6%). O.k. here goes, man that Barley Wine kicked ass. The Imperial Stout was pretty freakin' good. Comparable to Rogue Shakespeare Stout. The Hefe was a bit watery, but had a nice wheat aftertaste. The rest were decent to good, and worth the trip, man I sure was hungry though. Try it out if you are in the area, but eat before you go, although they do have a menu for the places that deliver near them. I have to add, that Jeff and the service was excellent. And I got the first name of the brewer, but can't remember his last. Thanks Tim, for that lovely Barley Wine.
May 12, 2009
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Reviewed by apwilla from Utah

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
neat place, but they killed the kitchen summer 2008, a big tombstone hanging on the wall lets you know.
The food was pretty good too, sad to see it go.
So now the restaurant side is empty, and the place feels deserted. I was somewhat of regular until the kitchen closed, the waiter remembered my order, knew his beer too, would always make great recommendations.
The beer is good, still worth hitting up. I like the pilser, usually micro pils are pretty hit and miss, but this one is very drinkable. the seasonals were the most interesting, barleywines and imperial stouts were common.
Dec 16, 2008
Tenaya Creek Brewery in Las Vegas, NV
Brewery rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 965 ratings