"The Freakin' Frog - Great place for a beer" For Adults Only Tip by St_Vincent

For Adults Only, Las Vegas: 30 reviews and 36 photos


If you've done a few casino bars, got fed up drinking Bud Light, and want a decent beer in a proper bar fear not, there is an antidote to the noise and neon, just jump in a cab and ask for the Freakin' Frog.

It looks a bit like a warehouse but don't let that put you off. A bar with stools runs along the left-hand side and the right has booths and tables with inlaid brewery adverts. There is a small raised stage, a jukebox and a big screen showing sports, news and films. The bar is mercifully free of video poker machines with the only semblance of gaming being an old Ms Pacman machine in the corner. Open Mon-Sat with hours proudly proclaimed as "11am until the freakin' fun is done".

They also claim to have the largest selection of beers in Nevada and beer is really what this place is all about. There were 10 beers on tap including Chimay, Old Speckled Hen, Alaskan Smoked Porter, plus beers from Sierra Nevada, Rogue and local brewery Big Dog. Out back there is a whole room full of 300+ beers that are listed in folders on the bar.

The eclectic food menu is functional rather than flashy and as such complements the drinking experience rather than interfering with it. My tip is to try the Mac 'n' Cheese triangles, or Crack 'n' Cheese as they are known locally for their addictiveness.

Apart from the excellent selection of beers, the best thing about this bar is the people. The staff are all friendly and, along with owner Adam, they are all knowledgeable and passionate about the beers. The upstairs room was being developed into a whisky bar during my visit and this is now open according to the website.

Although I suspect people travel some way to visit this bar, much of the clientele comes from the nearby University and I had a great time with the three criminal law students who "adopted" me for the afternoon. It's possibly not a place for the typical Vegas tourist but if you want a break from all the hype & neon, and staying sober is not high on your agenda, give it a visit, you wont be disappointed.

Address: 4700 South Maryland Parkway, Ls Vegas, NV 89119
Directions: Located in the University area. From the Strip go up Tropicana and left at Maryland. The bar is on the right in a strip mall set back from the road. It?s behind Moose's Beach House which may be more familiar to taxi drivers. Served by bus route 109.
Phone: (702) 597-9702
Theme: Eating and Drinking
Website: http://www.freakinfrog.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 30, 2005
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