Freakin' Frog

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Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(702) 597-9702

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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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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of imblane
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I visited the Freakin Frog on Monday, 07Jun04. Jo, the Beer Maiden greeted me and offered to assist me with my selection. After downing a New Belgium Abbey, I let her pick the rest of the night, and she knows her beer!! She turned me on to some beers I was not familiar with, which were all exceptional, especially the Unibroue Trois Pistoles. Adam the owner rapped with me extensively about beer and his selection. His cooler is truly a thing of beauty. He let me select the primetime DVD, which was awesome and we all had a ball around some "Old time Hockey"
I also must say the food was exceptional. I tried the Teriyaki chicken wrap which Jo prepared to perfection. The fries were just right, hot, crispy and not the least bit greasy. I promised to send Adam 2 of my Symposium Ales, which I have cellared at home, and I will take care of that as soon as I return home from Missouri. He even offered to store the beer I was travelling with to keep it out of the Vegas heat. Get to the Freakin Frog and "Get Your Freak On!"

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Photo of vegasennui
4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

It seams that most people who reviewed this place were from out of town. So i think i need to defend a place that is really a local college bar. The place is located across from UNLV and is owned by a food and beverage professor. There are few bartenders because it takes forever to train the employees, at most recent count there were over 800 beers available, and each bartender will recommend beer to you based on descriptions of what sort of things you like. If your in Vegas for the strip then yeah, don't go, but if you love beer its the only place like it in the US. I am not trying to insult anyones opinion but if you take the time to check it out, be sure you know what you are looking for.

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Photo of Gavage
4.88/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is one of the more unique places I have visited across the US. Upon entering you notice the bar area is packed with a variety of people from young skateboarder-types to professionals wearing ties. Cartoons are playing on the video screens. About 10 beers on tap and this trip a vintage Alaskan Smoked Porter was on. But more impressive is the large walk-in refridgerator loaded with a huge variety of bottled beers. The beer menu list about 700 beers available. Upstairs there is a seperate whiskey bar.

The owner Adam seems to always be there to greet you and have some friendly small talk while you are drinking great beers.

Some of the bomber bottled prices are quite expensive - $25 and up. But if you can't get your hands on some unique beers you will probably find them here. If you are looking for a great beer bar, this is one you must visit.

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Photo of Guinness4me
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

To find this gem on my last day in Vegas was a blessing in disguise as I would have never left if I'd found it on day one.

Don't let the exterior fool you! Situated in a strip mall with a head shop, gaming store and pawn shop, it's every UNLV students dream. Adam, the owner, even teaches beer, wine and spirits classes for UNLV's hospitality management program. This man knows his beer and was an EXCELLENT host. Once he realized we knew our beer, my hubby was whisked away to the beer room and came back with 6 gems for tasting, each with their appropriate glasses. I wish I could give this a 5.5 rating for Service.

The food was your basic pub fare with a special twist. I highly recommend the Mac 'n Cheese renamed by regulars as Crack 'n Cheese. I'll make you head to the Frog to learn it's secret. The "Manders Chicken Tenders" were a hit with spicy fries. The bratwurst was the best I've had in years, served simply with yellow mustard and horseradish. Hubby had the blackened burger with a very catchy name that escapes me right now.

Did I mention we got there around 11:30 am and began tasting soon afterward? About an hour and a half later, we asked Adam if he could call a cab to get the hubby to the airport, he said not to worry, he'd get him there. Twenty minutes later, a more than willing college student loaded up hubby's bags and whisked him off to the airport, leaving my daughter and I to enjoy the rest of day surrounded by incredible beer, wonderful patrons and impeccable service. Don't miss it.

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Photo of Brewso
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Adam will do all that he can to make sure that you are in beevana. Taps included lost coast indica ipa, SN Celebration, Chimay Tripel, Old Foghorn and others. The cooler in the back is a thing of beauty: two walls filled with all kinds of goodies including hard to find stuff. The cheese fries and nachos hit the spot as we enjoyed the lost coast ipa and a stone ruination. Adam has a large collection of DVD movies that he will project onto the wall. He showed "The Rock" as we talked with him about beer, life and Vegas. A very welcome alternative to the "how to make money off you" attitude of the strip. It was very much like hanging out with a good friend who has a great beer selection. He had no problem with our cigars and we had no problem with his hospitality. The taps were very well kept and the beer fresh. An absolute must if you are a beer lover in Veags. Thanks Adam!

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Photo of rbhockeyfan
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.

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Photo of blkdth1313
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!!

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Photo of brandonld23
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!

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Photo of frazbri
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

The Freakin' Frog is unlike any bar I've ever been in. It sits in a stripmall accross the street from UNLV. The bar stands on the left side, with tables on the right in a wide open room. Neon signs line the walls, but still the room seems empty. This is not some corporate owned restaurant, filled with sports paraphanalia and hunting trophies. It's more like a buddies basement. The kitchen is basicly a fryer behind the bar.

The most memorable aspect of the Frog was the people. Our two bartenders, Trish and Rhonda, were both knowledgeble and fun. When I ordered my first beer, Trish made sure I knew their happy hour special. (buy one get one free, for the top two rows of the main beer fridge) The patrons were also quite interesting. I conversed with students, a lit professor, and a cab driver, all in a brief couple hours.

This place is about real beer, and real people. If you're searching for a trendy place to see and be seen, go to some casino's ultra lounge.

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Photo of timbeer
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is the place to go in Vegas for craft beer. With 10 taps, you always find something good, and these change frequently so its always a surprise what you'll get. Unibroue, Stone, Rogue, Alaskan, Chimay and Anchor seem to be represented on tap fairly often. Prices are not listed and can be expensive - tonight I had a Flying Dog Gonzo, which turned out to be an $8 beer. So you might wish to ask before ordering.

The bottle selection is immense. They claim to have 500 beers. Scanning their beer menu, many of these are marked "Reserve" - I'm not sure what that means. But among the non-Reserve beer there is an excellent selection from all over the world. $4 is probably the least you can expect to pay. Some are listed at $20. So don't expect economical drinking.

The food is excellent. The menu is not extensive, but it aims to match the quality of the beers. I find myself going here mainly for the food - but as long as I'm there I might as well try a new beer or two. Even the side items are prepared with an eye to quality - the chips are heated on the stove before serving; the salads are very fresh and tasty - and a good way to clean your palate before switching beers.

I would warn you about the intensely spicy Lucifer burger. This is a damned tasty burger but is so overpowering with spiciness that it makes drinking good beer pointless - you might as have a Bud Light with this one, since you won't be able to taste much of the beer anyway. The teriyaki burger is equally tasty, but doesn't fry your tastebuds like the Lucifer.

The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and is filled wirh young people apparently from the nearby UNLV campus. Usually they have dinosaur rock playing on the jukebox.

All together, a very enjoyable place to drop in and have a bite and a beer.

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Photo of beertraveler
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

It took me 3 times visiting Las Vegas from the east coast, but I finally found a place that I liked enough to review. (Holy Cow was cool, but is no longer around.) About the size of New York's Brewskies (for all you east coasters), this place packs a whallop with a great beer selection and knowledgeable bar staff. The food was great too, but I didn't want to fill up on non-essential beer products. The most impressive thing was talking to the owner, and finding out how active he is in getting in new beers. Even going to the extent of paying retail for beers and flying in the brews himself if his distributors don't carry it. Now that's love. There are certainly a zillion places to drink in Vegas, but if you're a beer lover, your trip won't be complete unless you visit The Freakin Frog.

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Photo of Fletch
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Three of us visited on June 16, having just driven in from L.A. (through the 108 degree desert) with a truck and trailer loaded to the gills for the AHA conference. After unloading two bars, 30+ kegs, etc, were ready for a few great beers (and some food).

The storefront setting is not my cup of tea, but Adam, the owner, is doing interesting things with the digs, including projection DVD movies and a band playing up in a loft space (I was happy to find that the band didn't drown out conversation on the main floor.

The beer selection is first rate, having now grown to over 300 beers. We enjoyed (in no particular order): '95 Old Crustaceon (from what has got to be the last keg of the stuff on the planet), MacTarnahan's Tripel, Orval, Chimay White, Rogue Imperial Stout, Stone Ruination, and a couple - five others I can't even remember.

The three of us all enjoyed our meals, all diffirent dishes. I stuck with simple and had a double burger that was all I could ask for. Sorry I can't offer more in describing the food, but we were there for the BEER!

Adam visited with us and gave us the grand tour of the beer cooler, where amongst literally dozens of rare labels I glimpsed a bottle of Sawyer's Tripel, the only one I've seen to date.

I would highly advise taking a taxi to the Frog, there are too many highly desirable brews here to have to drive back to your hotel.

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Photo of koolchas
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

just returned from vegas tonight for an overnight trade show event. i was very excited to see this place here on ba before my trip. so, right off the plane, i met a co-worker, went to the hotel to check in for 10 min, and it was off to the freakin frog.

the bar is somewhat in a small strip mall. all windows and entrance door covered by painted graphics (i believe it's paint). if looking for an upscale, pretentious place ... this is NOT the place for you. the bar is very dark, no-frills, and bit dingy (reminded me of the days when i used to live in san francisco and would walk in a hole in wall tenderlion bar). i thought the place would be much busier but, it was actually low key for this particular sunday. upon sitting at the bar, i scanned the tap selections. 15 tap selections and for those of you serious ba's guess what!?!? not one macro! it was a beautiful site. i asked about the selection and bartender (cory) handing me a binder with a list 500 deep.

i started off with a chimay on tap which was very tasty. my co-worker had a paulaner hefe. i can tell the bar is a big local joint as everyone was speaking to each other by name. i think we were the only "tourist." but, cory made me feel right at home. now this guy knows his beers. we discussed certain ipa styles, ba, among other things. my co-worker drank all his recommendations and enjoyed all of them. same for me too. we went four beers deep here with two being bombers. they had silence of the lambs then, basketball playing on the tv screens (two flat screens and a large projection screen). everybody was just enjoying their beer here, striking good conversation, and laughing away at the movies.

the bar has some beer munchie food. i had the chili cheese fries. this was pretty big and very tasty. in fact, i could barely eat dinner that night because of them. my co-worker had nachos.

overall, the prices were pretty reasonable for a vegas establishment. most items are $4-$6. but, a few of the hard to find (and hard to get) can get up in the teens and low 20's. the most expensive item for me was a bomber of pizza port wipe out ipa. they just got those in and bartender (cory) never had it as i was telling him about it. so given his knowledge of brew and ipas i said, well lets have one. when he said $18 (is that ok), i told him i paid under $4 for it last friday and laughed. but, he mentioned it was hard to get in nevada which makes the price shoot up which i can understand because my local beer shop is the same way with some beers in california and given i was having a good time, i wanted him taste an excellent california ipa.

the freakin frog ... this is a serious beer drinker's bar. i am glad i was able to stop by on my visit and thank everyone here at ba because without ba, i would have never known about it.


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Photo of kaia
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A gem in the glitter of Las Vegas!

We planned an afternoon of brewpubs and stayed here for a couple of hours.

The most impressive part about the Freakin Frog is the the owner and staff. We were greeted by the Greg the friendly bartender and he immediately brought us into the cooler. I instantly spotted the Racer 5 from Bear Rebublic and instructed my partner to hit the Ruination IPA. After we came out of the cooler Adam the owner was there to greet us and gave us a tour of the Whiskey Attic. Our jaws hit the floor as we looked over the massive selection.

We got back to our table and started to drink when Adam sat down. It was great talking shop with him. His hospitality was fantastic and his knowledge of beer was great. He is the professor of Wine and Beer at UNLV and singlehandedly introduces his students and staff to all things fermented.

We were there on a Thursday afternoon and relay appreciated the specialized service and education in the Las Vegas beer world. There are a lot of things "in the works" from Adam and we look forward to visiting them on our next trip to Vegas. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE!

It is a bit tough to find. Google it! It is on the other side of UNLV from the Hard Rock Casino away from the strip!

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Photo of Dukeofearl
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I won’t repeat the stuff in the previous reviews- they are pretty much right on. But here’s my take. The reviews here at BA got me to check out this place on my last trip to Vegas (thanks to the previous reviewers!).

I got to the bar in the middle of the afternoon on Monday, and needless to say, the place was pretty dead. Adam (the owner) was working on maintenance and other things that needed to be done, but took time out to welcome me and spend time with me. Two hours later, I couldn’t believe how quickly the time had passed.

The best way I can describe it was like stopping by a good friend’s house on a Saturday afternoon- “Hey, you want to have a beer?”, “Hey, I just made some pasta, do you want some?”, “Hey, check out what I’ve got in the cooler- what looks good?” A couple of regulars came in, and it was handshakes and hugs for everyone. And we talked about his place and we talked about beer. It was just a real fun experience- more like home than at a bar.

I am currently in a Belgian beer phase, and the selection was excellent. The selection on Belgians ranged from Chimay on tap to Rochefort 6, 8, and 10 to the Westvleteren 8 (very limited supply, not on the menu), as well as many excellent non-Trappist Belgian beers. With over 200 beers from all over the world, this place has the best selection I’ve seen anywhere.

In terms of trying things, I just had him decide for me- both in terms of beer and food. He whipped up a pasta chicken pesto dish for a late lunch that was fabulous- I have no idea if it’s on the menu or not.

Also, Adam isn’t finished. He has plans- lots of them, ranging from beer trips to more bars to more beer choices! If he makes half of them real, he will be a major success.

Down sides are few, but size and general layout are not optimum. I imagine this place is very claustrophobic when it’s busy. Also, the prices on the better beers are pretty steep, but it’s all about quality. These people care about providing a quality product, and they seem to have hit it right. I can’t wait to get another chance to spend more time relaxing and work my way through the beer list (like I need another reason to go to Vegas!).

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Photo of beerdeity
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Freakin' Frog has the most incredible selection of bottled beers, ranging from the more common to the downright impossible to find. If you get friendly with the staff, they will let you into the beer cooler, where you can peruse the bottles before you pick. The selection often exceeds 600 bottles, and the 10 taps are changed on a regular basis. Adam, the owner, purposely keeps his tap choices low, as he does not believe in offering his customers stale beer.

The staff are really friendly and extremely knowledgable and certainly make the trip off the Strip worth the effort.

The food is very good, and is well suited to the beer palate. The sweet potato fries are definitely worth checking out. Overall, a must-do in Vegas!!!

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Photo of DrewBeechum
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited during the first night of the AHA Conference in Vegas (2004).

So first night of the conference before the festivities really began and I managed to convince Fletch and another friend with the words.. "It's supposed to be the Lucky Baldwin's of Vegas". (What can I say.. I know how to motivate my friends)

When we first came in, they were showing a movie on the wall and the crowd looked comfortable with each other in a very plain location. The kitchen, there in the front, seemed close and so did the bar frankly when we first arrived.. Course we were taking our time and examining the beer list so no one bothered us.

Time came to order and within short order our beers came. Just then some folks from SNAFU showed and introduced us to Adam, the owner.

Adam is by far the biggest asset to this place and any place would be lucky to have someone with his level of devotion and energy. He was happy to show us around and expound on his plans, whip us up some food (I highly recommend the Devil burger) and show us around the cellar.

Good place.. much more like the hometown good beer joint than any typical Vegas joint with their slots and macro lagers.

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Photo of djbreezy
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.

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Photo of slander
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Yeah, I had a whole bunch of places mapped out, brewpubs and bars. I was going to take in a good bunch of 'em that I hadn't hit last year, and then... nothing. Every night, the blackjack table sirens were singing their sad songs to me. I couldn't get away. I was there for 4 days and never saw anything until the last night, when me and Mark (the Connecticut Kid) made a dash for The Freaking Frog...
A 3 mile cab found us staring down some space towards the end of a strip mall. Wasn't too promising looking and I could see the look of, "Uhhh" on Mark's face. In a pair of smallish narrow rooms with the connecting wall mostly removed, an "L" shaped bar seating a dozen, kitchen functions, the "2 for 1 cooler", and a piano occupy one room (there was a guy playing it belting out Tom Waits tunes when we got there). There's a large projection screen TV on the rear wall where they do movies. The other room holds 3 booths and 5 tables, all with these beautiful "beer & brewery" table tops (Alaskan, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Ayinger, Stone, Merchant Du Vin, Sam Adams, Beamish, made by a company called, "Tabletops", check out their website, they make cool shit). There's a small elevated stage to the rear of the room, a pair of dart boards, and a Ms. PacMan/Galaxa machine. The beige walls are decorated with beer neon lights and guitars that people take down and play.
10 taps (Stone Double Bastard, Alaskan Smoked Porter, Sierra Celebration Ale, Chimay Triple, Lindeman's Framboise, Beamish, Pyramid Apricot, Abita Andy Gator, John Courage, Icehouse, with the Alaskan Amber on deck). I opted for the Alaskan Smoked Porter and we needed to find Mark a beer. When he said that he liked the Dunkels we fed him in Chicago, the guy walking through carrying cases to the back room offered up some help unsolicited, suggesting, I think it was the Scnheider Dunkel. I concurred. Mark liked the beer. I guess as the owner, Adam has a pretty good handle on what his clientele is looking for (a clientele by the way, that is mostly made up of professionals, UNLV staff from across the street, and grown up beer people and not so much the college kids). He sat with us for a good while and talked beer. Adam let me into the beer room for a looksie. Damn!! Extensive collection of Belgians (Caracole, Affligem, Duvel, Chimay, De Ranke, Saison DuPont, Fantome, Piraat, Pater Lieven, Mort Subite, Bruegel, Achel, Scaldis, Petrus, Gulden Draak, Westmalle, De Dolle, Bon Secour, Delirium, Corsendonk, Urthel, Foret, Moinette, Gouden Carolus, Oude Beersel, Westvleteren, Maredsous, Duinen, Liefman's, Leffe, Orval, Rochefort) and American micros regional (Avery, Stone, Deschutes, Speakeasy, Moylan's, Alesmith, Hoptown, Anderson Valley, Bear Republic, North Coast, Acma, Laguanitas, New Belgium, Mendicino, Ruby Mountain, Lost Coast, Pyramid, Flying Dog, MacTarnahan's, Sierra Nevada, Rogue, Anchor) and beyond (Alaskan, DogFishHead, Ommegang). All sorts of nice stuff back there (Unibroue Fringante, Avery Grand Cru '03, Horny Devil & Old Numbskull, Stone Symposium and on and on). 472 bottles. We pulled a bottle of the MacTarnahan's Tripel and Blackwatch Cream Porter (Bourbon cask aged) from the vault. Both were very nice and went well with the "pretty good phuckin' fries" we ordered.
He took us upstairs to see the sick ass Whiskey bar (under construction) and spec out the blueprints. 500 whiskeys, a 5 seat bar, a tasting counter over here, banquet type seating for 2 dozen there. It's going to be brilliant when it's done.
It was time to go and cutie bartender Jen called us a cab, but it was going to be a long while, so she offered up to drive us back to the hotel as she was leaving anyway (thanx Jen, you rock!!!).
Adam's a most hospitable host, doin' a good beer thing. I got out of Vegas 4 bills up and a Freaking Frog visit under my belt. Not a bad trip.

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Photo of jp11801
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.

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Photo of krl2112
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.

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Photo of greybeerd
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Well away from the Strip, this place is on a major artery across the street from UNLV but you have to keep your eyes's tucked into a small strip mall off the street. Definitely worth the effort, tho. Inside is rather nondescript, but comfortable, and recently expanded (A wall across from the bar was knocked out, doubling the size of the place, with 2 dart boards in the new space. A single malt bar is planned for an upstairs space). Like so many other reviewers, I was soon greeted by Adam, the owner, who immediately impressed with his friendliness and beer enthusiam. As I eyed the 8 - 10 tap handles, Adam made a recommendation (Wexford Cream Ale - excellent!) that started a string of winners the rest of the evening. The rest were all from his extensive bottle list - McTarnahan's Blackwatch (oak-aged), Lost Coast Indica IPA, Nessie (from the brewers of Samichlaus), Stone 8th Anniversary. Over 350 bottles listed and he's looking to expand to 500 ASAP. Great selection, but keep an eye on the prices. Many are reasonable, but as his inventory dwindles of a particular beer, usually the limited release and hard to get, the price goes up accordingly.

DVDs are shown continuously by a projection system on the wall at the end of the bar, adding to the down home feel. And while I didn't have any food, everyone who did seemed to enjoy the standard grill fare, many of whom came in for take out. The grill, in fact, is right behind the bar. I don't know how I avoided eating! But the beer was that good.

This place would be a great beer bar in any city, so Las Vegas (and Adam) has an oasis to be proud of. A must stop.

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4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Visited twice during BlackHat/DEFCON 14. All of the customers and staff were very friendly. Staff was knowledgeable. They had Black Butte Porter on tap!! Selection was outstanding. I had an AleSmith Holiday Ale. Very good, but very spendy. My friend mostly drank the Black Butte. And to think he was a Budweiser drinker until he enjoyed a good porter. If I lived out there, I'd spend most of my free time and money in that place.

Fortunately, though there were people smoking in the bar (try to find a non-smoking place in Vegas!), it wasn't annoying.

Talk to the owner, he's a rush. But he'll try to get you drinking his whiskey. Me, I went for the beer.

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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?

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Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV
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