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Big Dog's Draft House
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 251
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 29
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
4543 N Rancho Dr
phone: (702) 645-1404
(Place added by: UncleJimbo)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kdoc8:
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place was quite out of the way from The Strip in Las Vegas and traffic was terrible. But if you want to do some cheap gambling and then check out a cool brewery this is the place to go (or in my case, drink first, then gamble. Always smart.) On the outside, it looks like a huge barn and inside it looks like the state of Wisconsin collectively vomited the décor into every inch. Complete with Canadian geese flying on the ceiling and Holstein pattern booths, it feels very out of place in Las Vegas except for the fact that there are slot machines at the bar. It feels like you should walk out into the middle of the Upper Peninsula instead of the hot desert. It was enormous inside and I got to walk off with a pint glass for free. The selection was good - we all had really large portions and they had a great variety of beers on tap. The waiter was not very knowledgeable about the beers, but friendly nonetheless. Lots of seating. Lots of Wisconsin. If you're from the midwest, you'll feel right at home.
03-13-2007 20:33:32 |
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11-13-2013 20:12:29 |
More by Cory-WC
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Well, I finally got over to Big Dog's last Friday. I dealt mostly with Nancy and I got to meet Dave (Brewmaster), both very nice people. I got the Father's Day Gift Set and left with 3 growlers and had 2 brew's from on-tap. AWESOME brews! I also had a Pastrami omeltte breakfast which was very good, never had one of those before. Very good food and the service was excellent. Meet a couple of nice people while I was drinking. The place is pretty big, freakn' slot machines all over the place, and they still do let people smoke inside, I don't care for that at all, but when I was there, there were not that many smokers. I will be visting again, especially if they have some new beers I have not tried out yet. Highly Recommend!
06-17-2013 19:53:26 |
More by Wasatch
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is hands down the best brewery in Las Vegas. The food always pairs well with beer drinking. Light or heavy. I highly recommend the Bratzel Burger and a Dirty Dog IPA. Great cheeseburger, brat, bacon on a pretzel bun. The Dirty Dog is a classic "west coast" IPA.
I have had several other beers there and most of the time I am COMPLETELY satisfied. They usually have great guest taps (Lagunitas, Ballast Point, Stone, Deschutes, etc.) and local breweries (Tenaya Creek, Triple 7s) on tap as well.
When in Vegas this is a MUST visit. I always get 2-3 growlers of their brews to take back to L.A. Love this place. Cheers!
07-12-2012 16:23:02 |
More by mjr2377
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I couldn't sleep yesterday morning and at the same time I had an urge for Chicken Fried Steak, and a few pints of course,its Vegas.
So I decided on Big Dog on Rancho. Its been years since I have been here. The atmosphere is like a farmhouse inside and a little like a barn on the outside.Its Vegas so smoking is allowed in the bar but at this hour there were three other customers and none were smoking.
For beer I started with something light,the Leglifter Lite, good lite micro beer, something one could drink a bunch of.Next was the Holy Cow Pale Ale, a very good Pale Ale.
The Chicken Fried Steak was very good but expensive $11. Every 24/7 sports bar in Vegas has this item on the menu and prices range from$5.95 to this price.The menu is sort of Wisconsin based, cheese curds, brats etc.
04-22-2012 21:45:19 |
More by VegasBill
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Big thanks to BA Destral for recommending this place. I have never met the guy but his posts about where to go when in Vegas are right on, in my experience.
Big Dog's Draft House was well worth the 20 mile drive from my hotel on the Strip. (Jesus H. Christ is Las Vegas big. 20 miles away and I am still in Las Vegas? I live about 20 miles from Philly and I am not even an adjacent county!). Located off a busy road out at the border of town, Big Dog's has the feel of a family friendly brewpub, much like Victory here in PA.
Well, except for the blight of video poker machines covering the bar. And the smoking, but smoking seems to be encouraged if not required wherever there is gaming here. I made the rare (for me) decision to sit at a table instead of the bar. The atmosphere was much better here.
Tap selection is huge, with about a dozen house beers on, plus about 4 guest taps. The beers were uniformly high quality, with the IPA being the standout for me. I had to drive back to town so I only had a little taste of the barleywine, but that was delicious as well.
Food was good pub grub. The cheese curds were fair representations of ones I have had in the Midwest, though I am no expert. The chicken sandwich was very nice as well.
Service was really good. I liked it here a lot.
06-21-2011 17:51:23 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
I visit Big Dogs about twice a month. The beer selection is always good with usually some good guest taps. Their burgers are very good but the service is slow. I always sit in the restaurant part as the bar part is filled with smoke and I can't stand to eat in a smoke filled place. The restaurant part is family friendly and welcoming for kids. Mine range from 18 months to 16 years and all 3 like Big Dogs food. The wait staff doesn't seem to be very knowledgeable about beer and their beer list is often out of date which is a little irritating.
06-13-2011 16:26:23 |
More by IPALOVR
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped at Big Dog's for lunch and liked the place so much I went back for happy hour.
The place is a spaciousrustic barn style building. The restaurant is clean and smoke free. There is a country/farm/hunting lodge decour. The bar is much darker and smokier. Brewery tanks visible through a glass wall on one end. Seating for about 200 at high tables. Another 40 so at the bar. Gaming machines in the bar top.
Quality is good. BD brews and a few guest taps.
Service was good. Fairly busy at lunch in the restaurant. Not real busy in the bar at Happy Hour.
Selection included 13 BD taps, 6-10 guest taps and 25 micro bottles. There is a small selection of macros. Full bar.
Food is good. There is an extensive lunch annd dinner menu. Pulled pork sliders and slaw were good outstanding. $9.
Value is reasonable. $4.25 a pint. $2 off pints at happy hour 3-6 PM.
Notes: The restaurant and bar are separated. Major differences are smoking and gaming. The place has a Wisconsin connnection. Packer and Badger memorabilia around the place.
06-01-2011 04:26:52 |
More by RJLarse
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
Big Dog's Draft House is an interesting little spot. Large bar, well staffed, knowledgeable bartenders, and some great original brews populate the main area. Some circular tables orbit the main bar area, and to the left you can see the brew house through some large windows. To the right lies the restaurant area, which I never ventured into. Video poker games occupy most of the bar surface, although there is still plenty of room to eat and drink. The food was decent, and moderately priced, but other than their signature brews, don't expect to find many other beers in the selection.
Overall a nice place, I came here often during my stay in Nevada. Don't miss their Stout and Double IPA.
01-05-2011 22:59:44 |
More by PhageLab
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
Average looking bar with a limited beer selection. Showcased their in house brews. Many popular styles were represented. I tried the stout, my wife had the IPA. The prices were really reasonable. Stout was decent, medium bodied, lower alchohol, needed more flavor from specialty grains, very light on the typical toasted barley aspects. IPA was average. Very good deal on the food, we went on a Tue. and they run a BOGO on their burgers, which were good. Can't go wrong with a free entree. Overall a good bar, just needs more of a beer selection outside of their in house beers.
11-20-2010 01:28:21 |
More by Hoptoss
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