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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 1000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
4700 S Maryland Pkwy
phone: (702) 597-9702
There is a small selection of fine wines (from a selection of about 300) on hand at any time. In addition to the beer and wine, upstairs is The Whisky Attic, which boasts "the biggest whisky selection in the country."
(Place added by: DESTRO)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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 Do not rely on the printed bottle list as it is remarkably out of date, though the paper it was printed on during my visit was fresh and unmarked.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.
12-23-2010 17:41:01 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This was a great little getaway when I was partying hard in Vegas for a week. Really enjoyed the place, nice laid back atmosphere and great beers you wont find anywhere else in Vegas. We ended up spending a good amount of time and money (some of the bottles are way over priced but that usually wont stop me if its something I want). Good service, it was a Monday afternoon so we had the bar all to ourselves. The food was alright nothing really stood out though but still kept me happy. I loved the fact that you can go in the cooler and choose whatever you like. I'll be going every time I'm in Las Vegas.
07-01-2010 00:00:06 |
More by irishkyle21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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!!
05-05-2010 17:57:11 |
More by blkdth1313
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.
04-01-2010 04:35:02 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1 | $$$$
ya i was at this place last weekend the place from the outside looked like it could be a head shop or skateboard shop!! Had a burger if you like hockeypucks i would suggest it but if your not into frozen patties i would not eat there also the bartender is the cook too some biker dude with a ponytail longer than most womens hair. (Not Friendly) doesnt know much about beer and had to wait about 15 minutes too get my order as he was busy flippin burgers too. They claim to have the best beer selection in the country but have the stuff they dont have and the other half is $20 or more if your from california you wont be impressed. They have some stone and dogfish head on tap everything else on tap is pretty typical newcastle dos equis pyrimiad nothing spectacular. $15 for a dogfish head worldwide stout for like an 8oz pour not good
03-05-2010 04:36:51 |
More by blackdiamond
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
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.
12-24-2009 00:46:16 |
More by drabmuh
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.
12-21-2009 13:46:48 |
More by BelgieScott
United Kingdom (England)
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!
12-18-2009 04:31:31 |
More by marcday
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
After a burger at Mandalay Bay at Burger Bar I shot over to the Frog. Located in a strip mall next to what looks to be a hydroponic supply shop from the outside I was not optimistic.
Once inside I was greeted by owner Adam, served up a Dechutes XXI on draft (how the heck did he get this beer in the desert). I was taken on a tour of the walk in beer fridge, absolutely amazing selection. He sources many of them retail so the prices are high but he is paying more so he has to pass it on. I popped a Stone Anny 08 and settled in for a bit.
Later I got a tour of the whiskey room upstairs, maybe the best whiskey selection in the state or the west.
If you are in Vegas stop by you'll be glad you did.
11-28-2009 22:14:38 |
More by jp11801
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
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.
11-27-2009 16:51:33 |
More by Mel61
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