Bar Review: Public House at Venetian (Las Vegas, NV)

Bar Review of Public House at Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.

Pros:

  • A selection of 25 beer on draught, with at least 90% being craft beers.
  • Some rare and tough to find beers on draught from breweries like De Struise, New Belgium, Squatters, The Bruery, Unibroue and more. (see their current beer list)
  • The beer menu that is brought to your table is electronic, so it is constantly updated and you won’t be disappointed ordering a beer from a keg that has already kicked.
  • The Atmosphere. This place is dimly lit, with lots of comfortable leather seating and wood accents all done with a retro-Vegas flair. It will certainly entice you to settle in for a while.
  • It’s not noisy. When we were there this place was packed, but once we were seated our table still felt private and the noise level was just a background rumble. We were all able to converse at normal tones which can be tough in a packed bar, but the layout is smart and compensates for large crowds.
  • Very professional, well-trained staff.

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Cons:

  • The Wait. If you’re planning to have dinner, call ahead and make a reservation. We went on a Monday night the wait was over an hour. If you’re popping in for drinks at the bar during peak hours it can be difficult to grab a stool and get served as well.
  • The Price. This is highly rated gastropub inside The Venetian, so the beer doesn’t come cheap.
  • Access. As with most things in Vegas you’ll need to take a skytram or drive on a traffic filled strip, then valet your car, and in either case still walk what seems like 1/2 mile through the casino to get to this restaurant.

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Final Verdict: This is a pretty nice bar/restaurant with a relaxing lounge feel and plenty of great craft beer. If you don’t mind shelling out the coin this is a great place to settle in and sample what’s available. You may even feel like a member of the Rat Pack after a while, but that’s just the ABV talking (unless you think you’re Peter Lawford, then you’re probably just crazy).

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