t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 16, 2014| Updated August 18, 2014
Visited August 13, 2014.
Stopped in for dinner after a conference before getting back on the road to head home. Nice place and far enough off the strip that parking is possible again. It’s in a shopping center but right off the main road. Inside, like all Gordon Biersch locations, is a long room that is very open with a brewery at one end. As always the food is pretty good and the beer is OK. I went with a burger that had "bacon jam" on it along with a fried egg. Pretty good and after ordering it medium rare it came out medium, which is better than most places. Beerjames had the bourbon-sauce covered salmon. They were out of the seasonal so they had two of the brewmaster specials going which were the double IPA and a blonde bock. I tried them both but ended up going with a glass of hefe. Nice place all around and very similar to all Gordon Biersch locations in that they have good food, pretty good service, and decent beer.
As typical as every other GB brewpub. Nothing special.
theisti (880) Kansas | October 3, 2012| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited for dinner shortly after arriving in Vegas. Easy to find on Paradise, behind the strip. Easy to get to with a car, plenty of free parking. Would be a bit of a hike from the Strip hotels, but not too crazy. Typical GB layout, primarily restaurant focused, though this did have a larger than normal rectangle bar in the middle. Outdoor seating was open, and very pleasant. Normal range of GB beers and food menu. Prices were GB normal, not Vegas strip normal, which was nice.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
The only thing that I felt was worth the time or money during my entire Vegas experience was this place. The beers were reasonably priced at $5 (versus the common 6-8 elsewhere for worse beer), with the sampler at $5 featuring a generous 5 pours of about 3-4 ounces. The food was solid, the atmosphere was calm and relaxed. There were no video poker machines built into the bar, no flashing blinking lights, none of the gold covered crap-fest that is the rest of the city. Not too far from the strip, some solid lagers, good service, tasty food.
Stopped here for a quick dinner after visiting the Atomic Museum which is just around the corner. The place itself is a large typical brewpub. The selection featured well crafted lagers and the food was 1/2 price. Service was great. I also visited the location at Gate D at the airport which featured 3 of their taps and was also friendly.
Stopped here and found a very nice restaurant / brewpub. Lots of people making lots of noise. A fun place. Food was good. Beer was pedestrian. Our waitress was not well informed. Decent beer, slightly better meal, but a nice atmosphere.