Freakin' Frog

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Bar, Eatery

4700 S Maryland Pkwy
Ste 8
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119-6318
United States

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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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Reviewed by MRJAZZ from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
Had seen a poor review but wanted to see for myself. A really great place! Wish they would turn some lights on. Staff was great, tap selections superb and outstanding cellar selection. if I lived in Vegas, this would be my main drop. On my next visit, will be my first stop, and will be spreading the word about a great establishment.
Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by wieshefe17 from Nevada

Jun 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by greenspointexas from Texas

Apr 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BierBliss from New Hampshire

Apr 04, 2014
Rated: 3 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Mar 09, 2014
Rated: 5 by Qdiver from Texas

Mar 04, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by pjs234 from Connecticut

Oct 12, 2013
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Reviewed by krl2112 from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
So I came to town for business and did another beer trade with a great BA. Asked for recommendations for a place to go to for a good selection and she said to go here. I called to ask questions and got the owner, Andy. Great guy. Told me to see JD when I got there. JD immediately took us into the beer cooler and I picked out a 2004 Stone IRS. Very cool but a bit spendy at $65. He also took us up to the whiskey attic. I am not a whiskey fan but it was pretty amazing. Overall great place for a beer selection and amazing staff!! I would definitely go again.
Jun 13, 2013
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Reviewed by JMBSH from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5
After a bit of a summertime hike, my two friends and I made it. One friend asked if I was sure about this place since from the outside it looked like a bit of a dive with but a couple cars in the front at about 9 PM. Went in to find a couple booths, tables, and a few bar stools at the bar. Sign told us to order food at the bar. Tim Burton's Batman is playing on a big screen TV. We grab a booth but I then get up to check out the visible cooler that is near a stage. A guy from the bar asks me if it is our first time there and would like to see the cooler. My friends join me and we go into a cooler that I wish I had had more time and money to enjoy. Brews are arranged by country and the use is then divided by state. I see so many that I have never seen or heard of. My eye see Innis & Gunn's Independence Day 2012 and I know what I want. Friends grad different bottles as well. There is also 8 taps of different drafts, some that they claim are also rarities from around the US.
They then offer us a tour of the whisky cellar upstairs. My love of bourbon almost makes me order a shot from this giant collection but I decide to stick with the beers.
Not much of a menu for food. Pub fare with burgers, pizzas, some sandwiches (I got OMG BLT - highly recommend that on).
Don't know what the liquor laws are down here but it was really neat that you could also buy any bottles from the cooler to go. Friend go a rare German chocolate cake beer, loved it, and got another bottle for his wife. Price bomber at $22 but the guy who helped us told us that it was part of a limited 60 case production. My Innis was $11 but it's on my Wants so why not.
The only bad thing is not about the place but about their website. Menu tab shows no menus for food, beer, or whiskies. Calendar shows no past of future event. I think the only reason to go to the site is to sign up for their newsletter. Their Facebook page is better for info about what is happening at the Frog.
Jun 09, 2013
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Reviewed by CasanovaCummins from Nevada

3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75
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.
May 19, 2013
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Reviewed by FosterJM from California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
So I was under the impression this was a store. Im an idiot.

Atm- Located across the street from UNLV is a open strip mall with one sign on the building and the windows blacked out and a tiny ass door. What was I doing? Inside dark as shit for 3pm on a Sunday. One guy inside plus the cooks/bartenders.

Quality- Good Beers on tap, from EvilTwin, Ballast Point and a couple others. No BMC that was nice to see. In the cooler was an impressive array of bottles for a bar including Cantillon Classic, lots of Mikkeller and imports. Uinta Oak Jacked Pumpkin, Stone rarities, lots of Euros as well.

Service- Super nice bartender let me poke around the cooler when I realized I was an idiot and would have to come back, next trip to Vegas to try a beer.

Selection, Cantillion, Mikkeller, Stone, The Bruery, Weinhestephaner. Lots more to choose from as well.

Food- N/A

Value- When a small bottle of Cantillon is $36, Ill stick with the tap list.
Jun 06, 2012
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Reviewed by Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.36/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
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.
May 16, 2012
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Reviewed by djbreezy from Washington

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5
Have a couple friends in Las Vegas and was hoping to visit this at some point. Went down there for a trip this past weekend and made it!

First things first...the vibe inside was pretty dark and quiet like a dive bar. It was fairly clean though. There were a bunch of guys hanging out playing games on their laptops at some of the booths.

The bartender was super down to earth and friendly. The taplist was nice. We had some Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Sculpin IPA and a few others.

We had some pizza which was good enough. The food is basically bar food but it does the trick.

We headed back to the freezer/cellar to check out the beers. That place is cold as shit but the selection is on point. Even though some of the bottle dates weren't great the beer tasted excellent due to the ideal storage. The prices were on and off considering but that's all good since it's Vegas and there isn't a ton of competition from what I saw. Totally impressed with the selection in there and our bartender had excellent recommendations.

Had a great time. Didn't go up to the whiskey room but this spot was fun and just what I needed.
Apr 05, 2012
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Reviewed by ferrari29 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2
Live bands, open-space, enormous whiskey room, walk-in freezer with 500+ beers, and a big burly-bearded bartender. What more could you ask for in a beer destination? I'm glad I stopped by here, while taking a break from "The Strip." Friendly staff and friendly beer people co-habitat this ideal brew destination in the dessert. Be sure to stop by the freezer and select any beer from a handful of unique and ubiquitous micro-crafted brews.

If there is one thing I wish for this place, it would be a bigger food menu. Perfect opportunity to pair up a nice plate of meat with their top-notch beer menu.

Tap selection is great, I had a Stone Self-Righteous Black IPA and a Napa Organic IPA straight from the tap. Poured in a Chimay open goblet and Nonic shaped pint, respectively. I liked the approach to using the appropriate glassware.

One other thing I should mention, if you warm up enough to the bartender, or locals, you might be lucky enough to share a drink or two in the upstairs whiskey room. It's a must-see.
Feb 17, 2012
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Reviewed by downhilldrift from Arizona

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Definitely a great spot to hit up while in Vegas. Ridiculously long beer list. If you are in the mood for a certain beer, they probably have it. Walk-in cooler is pretty awesome to have at the bar. It was dark, and the music was a bit loud, too loud to have a conversation with the person sitting across from you at a table. They have rarer beers, but they come at a cost. Even beers that aren't as rare come at a little bit of a price, but with the selection they offer, it makes sense. A little bit off the beaten path of the Strip, and I like that.
Dec 20, 2011
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Reviewed by 2378GCGTG from Texas

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
I know that good beers purchased in a bar are often expensive, but they were asking more than $20 for this years world wide stout. I would understand the price if these beers were aged, but they're not; and that same beer is around $10 at a local store, thus I think the place was overpriced. Their selection is good, best I've seen for a bar, still I would rather just find beers at local stores and save my money. The atmosphere was decent but could have been a bit brighter and the service was awesome.

On the whiskey side of things, they had a great selection. I've had most of the bourbons on the market so I was surprised to see the buffalo trace single experiment bottles and a 3 others which I haven't had. Don't have much interest in scotch but they had a good selection of that as well. In short, it was fun to visit, but I wouldn't count this on the list of establishments to frequent often.
Dec 08, 2011
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3
A little too dark to properly evaluate the appearance of your beer.

What really helps out the atmosphere though, is the walk-in cooler. It's pretty amazing. If you get there early in the day when it's dead, perhaps the bartender will give you a quick tour.

It's a beer geek's heaven in there. Though for some reason I left feeling like there wasn't quite the stated number of beers in there. I think they're currently boasting 500 beers, but the fridge doesn't quite feel like that many. Still pretty amazing though.

The food is greasy but enjoyable.

Ask for the beer menu. It's page after page after page. Even says they carry the Westy 12, but fat chance they'll have it!
Oct 15, 2011
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Reviewed by tastyales from Nevada

3.2/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2
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.
Jul 21, 2011
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Reviewed by DarthKostrizer from California

4.55/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3
Stopped into this place a little bit ago when I went to vegas for my buddies bachelor party and I am reviewing this from my notes.

Atmosphere: We went in around lunch time and when you first walk in the place has a dive bar feel with some locals sitting at the bar and because UNLV is so close had a couple college kids in there have a brew on there break. There is a stage to the right when you walk in which I'm has some really talented local bands that play at nights but I did not stay long enough to find out.

Quality: I dont think the quality could be any better. Everything was fresh especially the beer on tap and the few bottle that we drank tasted as good as usually

Service: This is probably the best thing about this place. My buddy who was getting married and I are also big whisky drinkers. This place has I believe 600 different whisky's in the upstairs cellar and if you are lucky enough that gentleman who owns that part of it will take you up there for a trip to what my buddy and I called heaven. He took the time to explain so much about whisky that I did not know everything from where it comes from to how to properly drink it. After we were finished that part of the place we came back down talked to the bartender and he took us back to the beer cooler and let us look around for a bit and check out the selection first hand. Great service

Selection: The selection is great but not as good as I had hoped based on the banner saying 1000 beer truth be told I would say it was more around 350

Food: Basic run of the mill bar food. Something to snack on while keeping the alcohol flowing

Value: I found this place to be extremely over priced on all of their bottled beer. I know it is Las Vegas but holy crap $36 bucks for a world wide stout was out of control. The draft beer is the way to go they have 10 taps and are always rotating craft beer and belgians. So if you go to this place either bring extra coin or just stick to the draft beer
Jul 17, 2011
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Reviewed by JSBerkowitz from Nevada

3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3
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.
May 04, 2011
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Reviewed by brandonld23 from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I went to Freakin Frog while I was on vacation. It is located right near UNLV off the strip. The bar tender was very friendly and knowledgeable. He handed us the beer menu which was a three ring binder about the thickness of a text book. As we were looking though the menu he said come with me and walked us to the cooler. Before we walked in he said we are a little light right now. We have to restock. Even with him saying that they still had a great selection. They had a bunch of stuff that we can get or have trouble getting on the east coast. As we were browsing around we found some things we wanted and the bar tender collected them for us as we selected them. During our selection I noticed some very expensive/rare beer. One worth mentioning (I forget the name) was a big ceramic-like swing top bottle. I have never seen anything like it. I later inquired about it. He told me the name which I forget, but apparently the beer mashed using a hot lava rock and it was 1 of 100 known. The price tag on that was $750. If I hit it big at the casinos I was definitely heading back to grab it. The owner brought us up to his scotch room which was very impressive. Unfortunately we are not much of scotch drinkers. All in all I will definitely revisit this place. If you love great beer this is the place for you!
May 03, 2011
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Reviewed by rbhockeyfan from Nevada

4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Beer and whiskey selection is second to none. The bartender was awesome, great sense of humor, good guy, knew both his beers and whiskey very well. THe place is a touch on the scary side from the outside, but once inside that all goes away. A nice stage with some blues and jazz on it, great beer, and awesome whiskey. The prices are little high, but given its location I am ok with that (the high prices help keep some of the college crowd that is just looking to get drunk from ruining the place). Over all, I really like the place and plan on going back as often as possible.
Apr 03, 2011
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Reviewed by JimmyW from Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5
My wife and I sought out this place for out first trip to Vegas. When we arrived I was very surprised at how "low key" the place looked from the outside. In a strip mall next to a tattoo parlor and a smoke shop (I think anywhere you go in Vegas you'll find it is next to a tattoo parlor and a smoke shop), it was pretty unassuming. It was around 4pm when we went inside and it kinda looked like an empty frat house, but with a certain charm very unique to the place. For some, that may be unimpressive. I was enjoying it very much.

So I believe the bartender was Kayla (if I'm wrong, my appologies). Kayla, you became my new best friend in an instant. I don't meet a lot of people into sour beers so I was excited to engage in some beer talk with Kayla. She is kind of a beer geek like know, the kind that will sit there and take pictures of beer with a camera or cell phone and then show them to other beer geeks to talk about. Anyways, Kayla was awesome. She introduced me to a beer she said was a favorite of hers so I ended up taking a bottle of The Dissedent 2010 Reserve. I love sour beers, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one a year from now when I open it.

Well, for the next couple days I wanted to go back, but the wife wouldn't let me. It was the best part of my trip to Vegas and it'll be the first place I go to on my next trip back.

Hey Kayla, how was that bottle of Monk's Cafe?
Feb 24, 2011
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Reviewed by CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4
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.
Feb 22, 2011
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Reviewed by MarcatGSB from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
I had to knock this place because of the price. They had a great bottled selection. The tap selection had some really nice stuff on it, but I wasn't willing to pay the money they were asking. DFH WWS for 18 a 10 oz pour. Sorry, very excited to try, but not to pay and I was in a buying mood being in Las Vegas.

I was thirsty for some good beers, after being on the strip for the last couple days and we made the drive a few miles down Flamingo to the Freakin Frog. As stated before, it has a dive bar feel. Very dark, no windows. They were not busy, so for us the service was great. The bartender paid great attention to us, and we got to use their Wi-Fi.

Although the bottled list is very extensive, nothing close to the quality of Aces and Ales. Even after asking if they some of their rare beers on the bottled lists, we were told they were out, so we couldn't have paid the premium for them even if we wanted.

I would recommend, but be prepared to pay a premium for any of their offerings.
Feb 21, 2011
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Reviewed by tbern007 from Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5
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.
Jan 20, 2011
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Reviewed by BeerPig857 from California

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Wow what can I say, 1st visit to the Frog & it didn't disappoint. As advertised!!!! Bottle selection was awesome by far the best in a town that doesn't really cater to the craft beer lover, the tap selection wasn't as exclusive as we thought it would be but with a bottle selection like that does it really matter?

The service was fairly good, a little slow but the girl behind the bar obviously had some people who were new to craft beers and she was explaining the beers she was selling, and that is hard to find out here.

Food was excellent and reasonably well priced. Even though we just had burgers and fries the flavor was great, not over cooked and the portion size was just right. Job well done.

Even though from the outside the Frog looks like it could be just any old strip mall bar once you get inside it most defiantly is not. I would recommend this bar to anyone looking to have a great beer, food and a bartender with great knowledge of what she was serving. We will be returning soon & often on our many trips to Las Vegas.
Jan 17, 2011
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Reviewed by sholland119 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
I will mention this below but if you only read one thing, let it be this: Ask for a tour of the beer cooler (do it! You will not be sorry). Do not rely on the printed bible.

I dropped in for a bite and a couple of beers after a long day of beer shopping, and before a business conference kicked off.

To say the Freakin Frog is not much to look at from the outside is an understatement. In fact, in the early evening with neon lights blaring from the tattoo parlor next door, it can barely be seen at all. Nondescript brick, an unlit sign and a worn six panel door and that's it. Inside is not a lot better. An L-shaped 12 seat bar with two tap towers and remarkably uncomfortable bar stools beckons on the left, plenty of tables on the right with a pool hall kind of vibe. Nice big TV showing the Monday Night game was a nice touch though.

The tap list was fine, all craft, nothing all that special really but better than I saw anywhere else here. But the bottle list, Lord have mercy is that a different story. I could have sat on that barstool for days.

As I mentioned above, tour the beer cooler. Do not rely on the printed bottle list as it is remarkably out of date, though the paper it was printed on during my visit was fresh and unmarked. I nearly had a beer geek orgasm on seeing FW 10 on the list. But when I asked, the bartender said, "No, we are out of it. Just sold the last bottle about a month ago". I am skeptical of this claim to say the least but it demonstrates my point.

I asked the friendly bartender for a tour of the beer cooler (thanks to my FB beer friends for this tip), and found many items not on the list. I was able to pick up a couple of lovely bottles of 2010 Dissident to take home (I had been unsuccessful all day trying to track this down. They were not in the beer bible).

Food was freakin decent, nicely prepared by the bartender. Nothing great but worth eating.

If you are in LV, go there.
Dec 23, 2010
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Reviewed by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
This was a great little getaway when I was partying hard in Vegas for a week. Really enjoyed the place, nice laid back atmosphere and great beers you wont find anywhere else in Vegas. We ended up spending a good amount of time and money (some of the bottles are way over priced but that usually wont stop me if its something I want). Good service, it was a Monday afternoon so we had the bar all to ourselves. The food was alright nothing really stood out though but still kept me happy. I loved the fact that you can go in the cooler and choose whatever you like. I'll be going every time I'm in Las Vegas.
Jul 01, 2010
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Reviewed by blkdth1313 from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Like I said in another review. This is Vegas. If you want anything good, it will cost you in this town.

The place is in a strip mall next to a head shop and across from UNLV.

1st person I met when I walked through the door was the owner Adam. What a great man and dedicated to the cause of quality drink. He also teaches a beer class at the Uni - why didn't they have those when I was in school? I might have been more dedicated to higher learning!!

Nice tap list of around 10 beers including DFH Apriohop and Delerium!!

700 or so varieties of bottles in the cooler which is where I went for a personal tour from Adam. We get so many good beers in PA that I wanted to try and find something new for this major hop-head.

Had the ranger IPA from NB and was really pleasantly surprised followed by the double IPA from Ninkasa - also really tasty with a lot going on.

Turned on two macro frioends to the Aprihop and another to Racer 5. Their conversions have begun!!

Bottom line, you need to come to this place, don't bitch about the price, get away from the strip, meet Adam and Jack behind the bar, and have a ball.

And make sure you check out his whiskey selection, too - more amazing even than the beer!

Tell him you saw them on BA and you will have a friend for life!!
May 05, 2010
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Reviewed by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5
This place is freakin hard to rate, and I'm still debating what numbers I'm going to put in each category. Even the name "Freakin Frog" is hard to figure out. The inside is darkly lit, but with enough light to see the color of your beer. There's a small bar to the left of the enterance with 16 taps The tap list is interesting enough with a few hard to find drafts, such as Delirium, Murphy's, Molson, Yellow Snow IPA, Konig Ludwig Weiss, Rogue Hazelnut Nectar. (The bartender ensured us that three of the taps were just put on). To the right is a lot of room with lots of tables and a short stage. A collection of old tap handles sit above a wooden ledge at one part of this "beer & wine" cafe. We didn't see many people inside, as it was 8pm. Maybe people come later to drink...after all, there is no "last call" in Nevada.

What really makes this place shine is the amount of bottles available. You could look through the 101 pages of the beer menu, or you could be given a tour of the beer fridge by the bartender. Lots and lots of beer! Offered are the full lines of Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Anderson Valley, Grand Teton, North Coast, Deschutes....lots of German and Belgian imports (including some I haven't seen much of, and whose names I don't recall well). Vintage beers are available as well, with the Stone 8th Anniversary standing out the most. They even had beer from Utah, in the form of Squatters. About 700 bottle varieties overall.

I will say the bartender was very helpful and recommended me a few beers from Squatters. He even let me take a bottle to go. But there are a few criticms I'd like to point out. First, where's the server if you're at a table? Sometimes the bartender would come over, and sometime we'd have to call for his attention if we needed something. Second, there are no prices listed in the bottle menu, so you're left doing a lot of price guessing.

Freakin Frog has some flaws, but without a doubt owns the greatest beer selection of any bar in the Las Vegas area. from The Strip, just drive east on Tropicana Ave, and turn left on Maryland Pkwy.
Apr 01, 2010
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Reviewed by blackdiamond from Nevada

2.03/5  rDev -50.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1
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
Mar 05, 2010
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Reviewed by drabmuh from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
A strip mall bar. This place looks like it should be a laundry mat from the outside but the inside is quite the cool little bar.

We were there when no one else was so we got great service, the waiter was really attentive and even suggested things that we might like based on our previous orders.

There is an amazing selection of bottles and several drafts at this bar. I was really impressed with this place all around. Their vintage menu (dont even bother asking), let me just say if it says "Ask about price" don't ask. Its dumb.

The food was pretty standard, sandwiches fries and so on, nothing special, everything tasted fine.

It was a nice break from the casinos and all that bullshit. Get away from it for a little bit and enjoy a nice beer in a quiet beer bar with other beer geeks.
Dec 24, 2009
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Reviewed by BelgieScott from Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I had read reviews of FF, and when my daughter and I happened to drive by it on our trip to Vegas (it is in the UNLV area, maybe 10 minute drive from Strip and around the corner from Liberace Museum), its big sign in front of a nondescript strip mall on a very busy street caught my eye, and we stopped. Inside is equally nondescript, and we took two seats at the bar with no particular expectations. Noticed the tap list on the wall, about 10 taps with a very nice selection of domestic and foreign beers. Then we saw the beer list, beer book really, in alphabetical order by country, and figured it was a very good sign when it started with two beers from Armenia. Tried to do the list justice, but it was so big it was hard to be diligent about our inspection and not just order something. I often test a beer list by what it has from the Netherlands, since there are so many very good Dutch beers that don't seem to get carried in the US, and the Frog list had 13! So much choice, what to do?

As the fear of buyer's remorse began to stymie us, the genial bartender said "do you want to see some beer" to us and the guy next to us. We had no idea what he meant, but figured why not and we followed along, and were guided into a large walk-in refrigerator full of thousands of bottles neatly organized by country. My first thought was "hmm, I hope he's not going to pull a 'Cask of Amontillado' on us and lock us in," although my friends would think it quite an ironic ending for me to die in such a walk-in heaven. Happily he ended those thoughts by following us in and showing us what was there, and then he let us browse for a while while answering questions. We all picked a beer and headed back to the bar, and he cautioned us not to start anything until we checked the price with him, as they have had some sticker shock problems in the past. In fact, the one my daughter selected, a Stone Barley Wine, was too expensive, and the bartender cheerfully took it back to the refrigerator. We first split a New Belgium Brewing Company Trippel, quite good. Then, since we had been discussing Rochefort 8 with the bartender, we split one of those, and concluded with a delicious Wasatch Devastator. These 3 came to $20, with the Rochefort being $9 or $10 and the other two very reasonable at around $5. Prices overall on the list were not bad for the American beer, very high otherwise, but they were unpredictable and not listed on the menu, so make sure you ask before you drink. Both of us found the Freakin' Frog delightful, and if either of us is in Vegas again, I am sure we will return.
Dec 21, 2009
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Reviewed by marcday from England

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5
Not so bad a place - mainly bottled beers, but a nice selection of beverages on tap. Interesting stuff that you don't expect to see in many a place. A good selection of darker beers whilst I was there. The bar tender was pretty laid back - he's done the job for quite a few years I'm guessing. Overall it's worth a stop at any time during the 24/7 it's open. Yes, you read that right - 24/7. It's a bit pricey though - I paid on average 7 bucks for a beer.

Don't bother with the large, gawdy hotels on the strip. $7 for a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at Bellagio - you messing me about or what!!!! Spend your money at the FF instead!
Dec 18, 2009
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Reviewed by jp11801 from Florida

4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
After a burger at Mandalay Bay at Burger Bar I shot over to the Frog. Located in a strip mall next to what looks to be a hydroponic supply shop from the outside I was not optimistic.

Once inside I was greeted by owner Adam, served up a Dechutes XXI on draft (how the heck did he get this beer in the desert). I was taken on a tour of the walk in beer fridge, absolutely amazing selection. He sources many of them retail so the prices are high but he is paying more so he has to pass it on. I popped a Stone Anny 08 and settled in for a bit.

Later I got a tour of the whiskey room upstairs, maybe the best whiskey selection in the state or the west.

If you are in Vegas stop by you'll be glad you did.
Nov 28, 2009
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Reviewed by Mel61 from England

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
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.
Nov 27, 2009
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Reviewed by VegasBeerFreak from Nevada

3/5  rDev -26.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5
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.
Jul 16, 2009
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Reviewed by GRG1313 from California

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Freakin Frog advertises as having the largest selection of beer on the West Coast. They well might be correct! Went in cold based on BeerFly. A funky place in a funkier strip mall. Not real inviting but near UNLV. Big guy behind the bar with a beard and looks like a big old biker dude is one of the nicest most accomodating guys around. Don't be intimidated by his looks! Jack talked to us about beer and then just said, screw it, c'mon and look inside the cooler!

We went into the cooler and were in beer heaven. The beer list itself is a book; literally, it's a book with about 700 beers in bottles. However, there's a bunch of great stuff not on the list. That's when it pays to get to know the owner, Adam. I refer to him as a Los Angeles "ex patriot." He knows his stuff and he's willing to talk about beer as long as you will and he's also willing to share! He has things I've never seen, none the less tasted.

Freakin Frog is a must visit if you're a beer person and in Vegas. You will be very happy. Note, Adam has a huge Scotch and Tequila selection upstairs from the bar; and, if the foregoing isn't sufficient to peak your interest, he makes perhaps one of the best chili's around! Period...end of story! won't be sorry.
Jul 08, 2009
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Reviewed by OStrungT from California

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
This place dosent look like much from the outside, but inside is a different story. It has a bar, and about 15 tables. There is 1 video game. Also, there is a decent sized place for a band to play. It is a little dark inside, but that really isnt a problem.

The service was great. There was only one man working, but he got all our beers and food quickly. He even took me into the cooler to look at all the beers. They have almost 1000 different beers. Incredable.

They have beers from a lot of different styles and countries. Some of note were Sam Adams Utopia, Westvletren 12, 8, and 6, The Abyss, some Dogfish head stuff, and Cantillon brews.

The food was pretty good. Not exceptional, but definately better than some beer bars. The selection was standard. Some fries, burgers, sandwiches, wings.
This place was just a little pricy. Not too bab, especially for Vegas, but I think they could have been a little cheaper.

Overall: This place is pretty good, and i would definately come back. It is well worth the stop.
Feb 12, 2009
Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV
Place rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 105 ratings