As you can see from my rating...Iím being very generous...but me and 2 other beer friends actually had a fun time here a couple of weeks ago. Iíve been visiting Vegas so many times over the years I really struggle each time to find new craftbeer places to visit...so I often end up visiting the dregs just for the hell of it (and how can I go to Vegas and not get at least one RateBeer rating?). Obviously as everyone says... the beer is very poorly made and some have off flavor issues. There were 5 beers plus a root beer soda. Amazingly they actually make a "light" beer...as if you could water these cheap beers down any more. The Hefe is probably the least obnoxious...followed by maybe the amber (which doesnít taste like a typical amber). The stout and IPA are inferior (trying to keep the beer descriptors professional...lol!). Yes the beer is very cheap...and the bartender we had was very nice to us...and understood the concept of a flight. Iíve been to many off strip and localís casinos before (had family living in Vegas for many years)...so this sort of place doesnít scare me...but itís definitely not for the average tourist. I understand the BBQ is good (I wasnít that brave!). If you really want to try a locals craftbeer place (and video poker bar)...where the people are really cool and the beer selection is worth going for...I highly recommend "Money Plays". Talk to the locals there...and the owner...and buy some great tacos next door at El Taco Feliz
Why did I go here? A) Itís a brewpub near Holiday Inn Club Vactions where we stayed. B) A place rating and a new brewery for me. Really crappy beers but dirt cheap! A flight (6 x 5 oz) for $6. I have nothing negative to say about service. The best part? I enjoyed an Elvis Presley look-alike who was really skillful! But, I doubt hardcore Elvis fans would acknowledge an Elvis look-alike dude performing "Friends in low places" by Garth Brooks. Anyhow, a fun cultural experience! (Visited July 9th 2016)
Located one block of main strip in so so neighbourhood. Old dingy place with smoking locals inside...there are three bars inside....on the left was cleanest. Beers were super cheap at 2$ each. They had mild diacetyl problems. Service was great. On right their pizza guy was very friendly despite scruffy looks.
Ambiance: a local class casino off strip with a huge rectangle bar where they serve their beer, that can hold 60+ patrons at once.
Service: At the bar was very slow, was getting better service form the servers walking around the casino.
Selection: they had 8 different beers on tap, all of below average quality
Value: thank god they only charge you $2 for a big glass, because anymore would be a rip off for their low quality beer
Overall, I used to really like Ellis Island beers, especially their Hefewezien but man, the quality has fallen way off, had an IPA that lacked all hop notes, had better pilsners with more hops in it. Not recommended anymore.
I can honestly say that I have never tasted worse beer in my life. I couldnít finish the stout, and could only muscle down two sips of the amber. Words can not express how bad the beer tasted. Old English and Colt 45 are a HUGE step up from these beers. This probably explains why they charged $1 per beer during happy hour. Clientele could best be described as sketchy white trash. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this bar.
Limited beer selection, but reasonable quality. Pretty good food. Very friendly staff. Mostly a locals place. Very reasonable price wise.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013| Updated August 30, 2013
Visited October 2012.
I was in town for work and didnít have much time for place ticks. I was staying at the Paris hotel and saw that this place is just the next block over. I had never been off the strip before and wow, what a dump. As soon as I turned the corner (I walked) there were only a couple of street lights (some of which were burned out), drunk and/or homeless people sleeping on the sidewalk, broken glass, and a whole lot less traffic. The casino is definitely old and run down. I went to the bar to try a flight and they happened to be doing a karaoke contest. Some guy that thought he was a good singer did a Creed song while I tried some buttery beers out of plastic cups and played video black jack. The bartender didnít understand the concept of flights and asked/accused me several times if I just trying to drink for free. Eventually she agreed to let me taste a couple ounces of each if I bought a full glass at the end. I went with the least offensive beer: the hefe.
Iím not a gambler so I usually steer clear of the tables but I did pretty well at the video black jack (won 18 out of 20 hands) so I decided to pay up with my winnings and try my luck at a real table. The bitch must have been pulling aces out of her sleeve as out of 10 hands she hit 21 on 6 of them, and won 8 of them. Fastest $40 I ever lost.