Tenaya Creek Brewery (CLOSED)

3101 North Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV, 89128, United States
(702) 362-7335
Latitude: 36.21561, Longitude: -115.25113

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.95 | Atmosphere: 3.80 | Service: 4.10 | Food: 4.00
79.0
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 5 reviews.
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colin (96)
Sunday 21st of February 2010 02:44:17 PM
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Nice place, save for the smoke and the video poker along the bar. But, in Vegas, you just have to expect that, even out in the burbs.
I came on a Saturday afternoon, so got to take advantage of that all-day happy hour. It was busy when I got there, but there were still seats available at the bar. They also have some tables in the main area, and a pool table area in the back. Very nice.
They have their regulars, like a pale, a pils, a brown, etc., but they also had three seasonals on tap: an IPA, an altbier and a barleywine. Yum.
I ordered a 16 oz mug of the IPA, which ran $5 for the happy hour. I would say it was good, but was overwhelmingly hoppy, to the point that, when I tried another beer, my palette was, more or less, ruined.
That other taste was the altbier. Nice flavor and body, but it tasted strong and that was a bit overwhelming. I can't imagine what the barleywine was if this, at a lower %, was that strong tasting. I had just enough drinking that day, so I decided to call it at one and left.
The door says 21+ only, so I can't imagine that you can bring kids in here. I wouldn't want to anyway, because there's no way to escape the smoke.
No food, like the reviews and web site states. Eat before you come.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 3.25 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
78.3
Overall
Sunday 2nd of August 2009 07:41:21 PM
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August 2, 2009. Since Tenaya Creek hired the brewer from Monte Carlo brewery a few years ago, their beer has been consistently great and they have a greater variety of seasonals/specials. Although I miss the kitchen (used to have great happy hour food and beer), they seem to be expanding and should be available in town at other bars/restaurants. Good selection of guest taps, knowledgeable friendly bar staff, smoker friendly, not a place for kids, plenty of parking, easy to find on Tenaya just south of Cheyenne on the West side. Good stop on a Vegas Pub crawl (West side brewerys: Chicago, GB, Tenaya, Big Dog), serious drinkers or rowdies.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall

BahHumBrew (535)
Sunday 11th of January 2009 01:03:05 AM
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We dropped by in the hopes of grabbing a bite to eat but it seems they have closed the kitchen and are concentrating on brewing. They have a nice list of seasonals in addition to their standard brews and are distributing to quite a few area restaurants so there is still an opportunity for dinner and a Tenaya Creek brew. When we visited, the nine taps included more ales than lagers while boasting some high octane styles (9.1% Imperial Stout and 8.5% Fresh Hop IPA). The layout is pretty much as described by Graz and I can confirm that there were a couple pool tables in the large room adjacent to the brew room. There is plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.5 | Food: N/A
80.0
Overall

Graz (20)
Friday 25th of April 2008 01:31:25 PM
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I have been to Tenaya Creek at least twice and found them to be a solid Lager House. In other wards… I don't remember drinking a single ale there. If I had seen a barleywine, I would have tasted it too.

The beer was very clean and fresh and well made. There is a big "U" shaped bar with electronic games and a large open well apportioned restaurant in the back. I think I even saw two pool tables. I thought the food was tasty and well prepared.

If you have to find a down side… the beer was all served in frozen glasses. Not my preference.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0
80.0
Overall

kp (19)
Tuesday 8th of April 2008 02:12:30 PM
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Typical modern brewpub in a typical suburban setting. They have both a bar and restaurant area.

Beers are average even though they do try some more aggressive styles like a barley wine.

If you have a car this place may be worth a stop, but I would not go too far out of my way to visit it again.

It has been a couple of years since I've been there, so it may have improved since then. If you do go, please post a follow-up review.

July 2009 update.

Kitchen closed. Beers improving. New barley wine was on tap. I'm two for two hitting this place when they have a barleywine. I think closing the kitchen has allowed them to focus more on the beer and I think that is helping overall.
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
70.0
Overall
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