theisti (881) Kansas | January 8, 2009| Updated September 9, 2014
Visited in October of 2007. This is in the middle of a shopping mall, and the ambiance is about what you would expect for a tiny 6 stool bar to be in the middle of a shopping mall. Having said that, this is a bar with decent enough beer in a shopping mall. Probably worth seeking out if you have some extra time to kill in Vegas, but that is about it. Bartender was nice, and I chatted with a couple of guys who seemed to be regulars. Yep, regulars at a tiny bar in a shopping mall in Vegas. I hope they worked at the mall.
58 = ★½ (Local place tickers only)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
The first Vegas beer I came across, happened to be in the hotel where I was staying (Flamingo). The beers themselves were a bit expensive at $6 for a plastic cup. The bartender didn’t seem to be forthcoming with any information about the beer (I learned more from the bartender at Gordon Biersch (where apparently Sin City brews it’s beer after hours at GB) than from the Sin City guy), and the place itself seems geared more at selling merchandise than beer. I guess it’s worth a quick stop in if you’re near, but I wouldn’t go out of the way to hit it, and wouldn’t go back myself.
Inside Flamingo hotel. Small bar with 4 beers. This is Vegas and it feels like this brewery is doing everything to cash in on the "sin city" image. While there, it seemed they were selling more tshirts to visitors than actual beers.
Beers aren’t great, though the stout was decent. Only 4 beers. Servers had no idea about the beer, just insisted on you playing the bar slot machines.
As alwasy in Vegas, value is free if you play, so it’s always a good deal.
Very small location in the Miracle Mile shopping venue (Planet Hollywood). Bartender was pleasant and willing to tell the Sin City story. Beer was average. Could get beer to go. If you have to go to the mall, stop here.
DuffMan (339) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | November 22, 2006
Worth the stop just to try the beers and mayber pick up a cool T-shirt, but no real ambiance to draw people in for a serious sit-down. This small brewpub has the feel of a cross between a boutique retail shop (they sell a lot of Sin City merchandise-- a LOT) and a TCBY. Still, the small pseudo-bar countertop is a welcome resting stop after wandering through the emmense Desert Passage Shops of the Aladdin reosrt & casino (soon to be the Planet Hollywood resort & casino). The bar staff is very friendly, and quick to offer samples of everything on tap. When I was there, the selection consisted of their flagship amber (a Marzen-style copper coloured ale), a light lager, a German hefewiezen, and a dry stout. All are good, but the hefe stands out in my opinion.
I visited the Miracle Mile location a couple of years ago while in vacation in Las Vegas. Not a bad place, but nothing great by any means. The ambiance was... okay. It was basically a little bar stuck into the middle of a mall, which was weird, and surprising. It was a very small bar with just a few seats and a table or two - nothing special at all. The service was pretty good. The bartender was a lady and there were only a few people in the place, and she was attentive to all of us and knew about the beers. The selection was okay considering the size of the place - it was their beers only with nothing else. There was no food and the value was average - slightly overpriced beers, but hey, it’s Vegas. Overall, a cool place to visit while in Vegas, and I wish I could hit up their new location now!