Tenaya Creek Brewery

Tenaya Creek BreweryTenaya Creek Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(702) 362-7335 | map

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Photo of mkh895
4.94/5  rDev +28.6%
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.

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Photo of 98green
4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
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. Will be adding to my rotation

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Photo of colts9016
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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Photo of monty79_1997
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great beer and a great staff.

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Photo of sillyhed8
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of Keeling
3.38/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of oldsailor
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of slasich
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
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 d├ęcor 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.

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Photo of BobbySue22
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of coombski
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jdense
3.38/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of Rizalini
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
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).

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

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Photo of armock
3.84/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of TheLVBeerGuy
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of Provocajade
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Tenaya Creek Brewery in Las Vegas, NV
3.61 out of 5 based on 774 ratings.
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