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Taps: 22 / Bottles: 120
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
3740 S Nellis Blvd
phone: (702) 436-7600
Bar & Kitchen open 24/7.
(Place added by: PvtVile on 08-16-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Roll into Aces & Ales, really like the stage setup, not enough rock n roll & craft beer events, too much of that granola hippy stuff associated with beer events. Roll up to the bar, what, a Sierra Nevada Snowed In Stout? Wow. They have a killer selection of stuff here that I prolly couldn't find at the brewery in Chico I'm already thinking. Started off with a Lagunitas Fusion 7 because I didn't want to start my night off going with something over 9% alcohol right off the bat.
Service was friendly, even the locals were friendly. Service got a little questionable when the chick started badmouthing sour beers as all being "gross," but its cool, I'm fine with personal opinions that aren't insulting to customers. Given that all the waitresses kind of have that junior high 'i'm more into metal/goth/emo etc. . . genre stuff wearing black vibe, its nice that you can distinguish them based on their opinion. Even the dudes working in the back/kitchen were cool too, one got me an extra bottle of the Mikkeller cognac brunch weasel after I loved the first and still had a ton of money on my video blackjack machine to figure out.
I drank 4 pints of Sculpin while I was here. I haven't known why, but Sculpin just hasn't seemed as good the last few years in the bottle. Well, it appears that may simply have been an age thing, as the Sculpin they had on tap got me reacquainted with why I loved that beer in the first place. Bursting with tropical hop flavor.
I love that this place is such a nice venue in terms of sound quality. The rock star owner dude from yesteryears must have really made the sound quality/acoustics of the building a big priority, because the sound from the 3 different bands that played was of great quality, even if the actual music genre (butt rock) isn't always my cup of tea.
Bottom line, I got wasted, had a ton of fun, great selection etc. . .
To me, Aces & Ales is hands down, the best spot for drinking in Las Vegas.
05-10-2012 17:16:42 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Very nice selection of beers. They had everything that was on the tap list. Instead of charging a lot for a pint, Aces and Ales has chosen to keep prices at $4-6 and adjust the size from 8-16 oz. I had a Big Dogs brew, Lagunitas Fusion 7, and a 2010 Old Guardian, all were fresh and great. The Belgian Frites w/ blue cheese and bacon were awesome. Tuesdays they have a featured beer and 5 more samples as a special. Thanks to Ryan for the sample of the Westvleteren XII...awesome. Bottle selection is impressive, from what I was told by the gents at the next table, there are a few bottle clubs that get together here and sample brews. Well worth the trip! I'll be back next trip to Vegas!
05-02-2012 04:20:40 |
More by Fireboy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited this place with a couple a friends on my trip to Vegas. We just finished a round of golf at Royal Links and needed to stop by a place nearby with great food and great beer (the great groupon deal helped). Every beer I tried was served at the correct temperature and tasted clean. Food was very good as well was the service. Misty was our waitress and she was very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. This place was defiantly one of the highlights of our trip as all of us wanted to return, but was a little bit of a drive from our suite at the Trump Tower. If/when I make it back to Vegas, this establishment will be at the top of my list!
03-19-2012 01:43:20 |
More by ballz50401
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Been to Aces on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed. Great line-up, good service and good food. For Vegas their tap list is second to none and their tap takeovers definitely make for enjoyable evenings. Haven't had a bad thing to eat there, though I haven't gone through the entire menu.
Bartenders are personable and very friendly. Cost is right on par with any other establishment so no complaints there.
Basically I head to Aces when work/schedule permits and I enjoy myself.
Overall a great place to go, highly recommended.
02-21-2012 22:45:29 |
More by MarkVegas
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
(Visited 08/2011 3 days in a row for the 2nd annual Strong Beer fest): The bar is located on the east side of Vegas near Sam's Town on South Neill. There is a decent-sized private lot on the side and rear.
The inside is split-level with the wraparound bar on the lower portion, complete with the requisite inlaid video gambling games. Some breweriana on the walls and TVs all around. A sort of biker bar feel through and through.
Difficult to comment on the typical tap lineup as it changed daily during my visits for the festival. Over 20 taps in total. On my visit there were one-offs and specialty beers from Deschutes, Stone, The Bruery, Joseph James, Tenaya Creek, Mikkeller and many more. Over 50 bottled beers available too.
Service was consistently good on our visit, and because we spent hours there 3 days straight we got to know the bartenders pretty well (the wife winning money at Keno each day was fun too).
Food at Aces and Ales is pretty good. The sandwiches are solid and the sides we tried were all good.
Overall this place is one of the standouts in Vegas, and it will definitely be on the short list for future visits.
01-01-2012 23:35:07 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by Aces last night to watch the game, and for a Sunday night football night it was a bit empty. It did start picking up a little near the end of the game, but still a good atmosphere. They offered a good list, and were big on Deschutes beer, though they offered many more. They offer a flight of 6 tasters that were pretty generous for a good price, and had plenty of television monitors for a sports bar feel. By the looks of it, they have pool tournaments for time to time, or week? Good atmosphere, friendly service, and will probably be going back on my next trip to Vegas.
12-20-2011 09:46:39 |
More by downhilldrift
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$
I've been there a few times, and had it not been so far from my house I would be there more often. I've been there for the Moylan's Tap Takeover, and their annual Stone Domination. Great atmosphere with pool tables, darts and other games. Always a great selection of craft brews regularly on tap.
They also sell bottles too, if you wanna shell out $30 for a bottle of Abyss or Parabola!! Their tap prices are fairly cheap tho. Overall, this is one of the best spots in Vegas for a great craft brew on tap!
06-29-2011 02:52:47 |
More by Rizalini
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
A couple coworkers and I who enjoy good beer heard about this place from various sources. We all independently decided to go for the first time on the same night! Anyway this place is a legit beer bar and has a shockingly good selection for Vegas. We were fortunate enough to meet Ryan, one of the owners, there at 4am and he was very cool and knowledgeable about beer. Made us feel welcome in a big way once we got to chatting about beer and our love of beer. They also have unbelievable pool tables, which was a nice surprise. The food was done when we were there, but the bartender made some stuff for us to eat that he knew how to make. It was a very nice gesture I just regret it because I almost never eat fried food and ate way too much of it. The music was being played from some employees ipod and was all my favorites like pink floyd and the who, etc. I would go there several night a week after work and so would my friends if not for the location. Awesome place!
06-27-2011 22:53:27 |
More by Firebelly
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped in here on a recent trip to Vegas. Aces & Ales is definitely the best tap selection I have seen in (too) many trips to town.
The whole place is very dark, with an odd-shaped angular bar with seating for probably 25 people. Video poker machines cover the bar, though there were a couple of stools with a reasonable amount of real estate in front of them. I went mid-week, late afternoon so the place was pretty dead, with just the bartender, a guy playing video poker while smoking and drinking a Miller Lite, and me. I am sure it's a more fun spot later in the day.
Tap list was all high quality. At the time of my visit, most taps were still on from a Stone event the previous week. A bit of a bummer for me since Stone is pretty well distributed here. But I was able to grab a LaFolie on tap for the first time so this was still a winning stop.
The bartender could not have been nicer and she poured a beer well. Otherwise, she could hardly have been less competent. Inattentive, forgetful (she introduced herself and asked my name, which she promptly forgot-though I remembered hers), dropped off a food menu but did not ask if I wanted to order some food until *after* I requested my check. Oh, well. I'd still stop back next time in town, which will be in about four months...
UPDATE: As promised, I was able to stop in here again four months to the day. Still quiet but, hey, it was 7:30am. Having been thwarted by work responsibilities in my attempts to get here all week, I was able to squeeze in an hour visit before heading to the airport. Better luck in tap lists with Deschutes being featured. I was able to grab a Conflux, a Black Butte XXIII and a taste of The Stoic. Great service from both bartenders. This is a must stop for me now, though I hope to get a couple of years off from Vegas after many visits this year.
06-21-2011 17:27:34 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Aces & Ales is by far the best truly beer bar in Las Vegas period. The selection they have on tap and in bottles can not be beat. They have special events a lot. It seems like every other week now. Sometimes the service can be a little slow but they always get you what you need eventually. Their prices can be a little on the high end. My biggest complaint is by far the location. It is located in a shady neighbor hood and pretty far from everything. I have not had a chance to try the food at Aces & Ales yet but have heard pretty good things about it. Some day I will get back down there and enjoy some food with what ever great beer they have on tap at the time.
06-13-2011 21:32:26 |
More by IPALOVR
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