Big Dog's Draft House

Big Dog's Draft HouseBig Dog's Draft House
Big Dog's Draft HouseBig Dog's Draft House
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

4543 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89130-3403
United States

(702) 645-1404 | map

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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Things are a lot different now in North Las Vegas than back when Big Dog was on the strip.

Cool place now, but sadly, the beers, the most important thing, are still every bit of predictable as they were ten years ago. Nothing is terrible, nothing is outstanding, everything has that similar vibe going through it.

Service, staff didn't seem too knowledgeworthy. Pushed styles that certainly didn't match whatI described what I was looking for (Irish Red is really hoppy huh?). But she meant well. Food is standard pub food. Worth checking out, but not gonna blow the doors off you or anything.

Edit: dimly lit place is still disappointing ambiance wise, but the beer and walleye tacos are getting better. Bumping up what was all 3 review. Still, if the place wasnt the first stop i could make coming in from up north. . .

Apr 02, 2010
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Ohknows from Nevada

4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Cool place! The only think I don’t like about em is that they root for the Green Bay Packers. Lol. All jokes aside.... do yourself a favor and visit this place when you visit Vegas! The beer and service is awesome.

Feb 17, 2020
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Radome from Florida

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Located in a somewhat generic, old-school looking building, Big Dog's is not impressive from the outside. On the inside it is a bit heavy and somewhat old-fashioned, although clean and comfortable. Service was competent, but not great. Food was very good and prices were reasonable.

Given this so-so backdrop, the beers were an exceedingly pleasant surprise. They offered a flight of five of your choice, which came out in a handsome and clever, spiral-shaped, wrought iron rack. All the beers I tasted were good to excellent and I rated them all greater than 4 out of 5.

So, to sum up, the place is good and quite enjoyable by itself, but you should visit for the beer.

Sep 04, 2019
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chrisakavern from California

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place brews some really good IPAs, there food is outstanding "Korean Style Fajitas"!!

Sep 26, 2018
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Betolito from Nevada

4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Aug 12, 2018
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Not exactly in my wheelhouse but anyplace you have to search for a empty seat is definitely doing something right. The beer is very drinkable to outright good and the food delivers for what it is listed. But, beware, a half pint is only 1 dollar less than a full pint. $6 versus $7 for the Underbite IPA.

Jun 16, 2018
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Sellen from Nevada

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Nov 04, 2017
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colts9016 from Idaho

3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

I was amped up to go and visit this place, I like the selection of foods and brews available. Around 3 in the afternoon, I made my way to Big Dog’s, walked in and just grinned. The place had a Great Lakes theme and sports on the televisions, who could not love that. I made my way around the bar and found a seat. About 10 minutes goes by and the waitress finally saunters my way and get my drink order. I inquired about the beer they made, the response I got was the beers are good. Thank you very much for telling me exactly what I wanted to know, that information is super helpful. She had no clue to what they were serving or anything. I waited another 15 minutes and finally got two beers, she took my order. I order pull pork sandwich with garlic fries. The order took 35 minutes to get to my table. In almost an hour, I got two beers and food, now I know what you are thinking, they were busy. It was quite the opposite, the place was dead, maybe 20 patrons. The Pull pork sandwich was just one sad dry pork sandwich, to which they tried to drown it in this god-awful BBQ sauce. They said it was Guajillo-coffee BBQ sauce but tasted like the 88 cent Kraft BBQ sauce at Walmart. The garlic fries were an upcharge, I was hoping there was something salvageable to eat there. It was a waste of an upcharge, there was absolutely nothing special, or worth the charge. The garlic fries were terrible, Betty Crocker could have done much better job. I decided to wait for one more to beer to wash the subpar food down. I ordered the English Brown ale, it was the best thing that I had ate or drank at that point. Service was terrible, food subpar, vibe awesome, selection great, and the beer was average. I would go again, only to drink beer.

Mar 14, 2017
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flagmantho from Washington

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Big Dog's is a neat old bar with dim lighting, Wisconsin sports memorabilia and a window onto the brewery in the back. That said, it's still a smoky casino bar with video poker at every seat. The beer, however, is quite decent, and with 17 house taps (!!) plus 16 guest taps, you probably won't run out of stuff to try. Service is pretty good; friendly if not eager to talk about beer. I would say Big Dog's is worth a visit if you are already in that part of town or really love visiting breweries, but it is probably not worth going all the way out there if you are staying on the Strip or even downtown.

Apr 28, 2016
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atomicbeer from New Mexico

4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Love Big Dog's Draft House in NW Las Vegas. Wisconsin meets Vegas! All the beers are very good. My fav is the barrel aged Red Hydrant. Nice selection of house and guest taps. Many excellent food items: Big 10 pizza (scores a 10, my all time favorite pizza), Camp Randall brat, Pot Roast Melt, Walleye dinner. Great atmosphere. Packers fan hangout. When in Vegas I'm sure to stop at least once. Can't recommend highly enough!

Apr 15, 2016
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Blcookies from Nevada

4.85/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Apr 11, 2016
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msumike89 from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 01, 2016
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Bruce5 from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This is the place to be if you are a Wisconsin or Packer fan. The original owner was on the Badger 1959 Rose Bowl team. If you are a fan definitely the place to be, otherwise not worth the drive on that its 20 miles from downtown,

Lots of food, definitely about quantity! Their brews are OK not great, but have lots of other choices.

Nov 07, 2015
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Oct 10, 2015
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Thecalmdrinker from Nevada

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

I really like this place.

Aug 22, 2015
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SCW from New York

4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 29, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Big spacious place, but out of stock on half their taps

Jul 07, 2015
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GregJ from Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 03, 2015
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Sound_Explorer from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

This locale is a bit out of the way if you're on the strip but it is still worth it to take a break day out to it. Food was really tasty to me, though I was starving so. Nice rounded selection of in-house beers to enjoy and a few guests. Lots of TVs and is a Wisconsin fans hub so if you like the Packers, the game will be on. Like I said, take a day from the hustle of the strip and try the place.

Apr 15, 2015
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Feb 28, 2015
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TheMarkE from California

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Food was expensive and mediocre while the beer was merely average. Seemed like they're more interested in being a BJ's Brewhouse than a craft brewer.

Nov 22, 2014
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GT1 from Hawaii

3.32/5  rDev -16.4%

Sep 16, 2014
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MRJAZZ from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Got to go to this location as the Cafe & Casino location on West Sahara near where I was staying in Vegas was closed for renovations. This is the Main Brewery and is readily accessible from anywhere in Vegas. Tried several of their brews but the one that captured my fancy and would have gotten a Blue Ribbon in a judging was their Lake Mead Monster Imperial Red 9.0 ABV ! This is a style that I really like but is rarely found. Made my visit. Will definitely go back.

Aug 04, 2014
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BeerZombies1 from Nevada

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Jul 31, 2014
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Tjlv from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Jun 21, 2014
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