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“If specialty/craft beer is your thing... this is the place for you!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Public House

Public House
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Ranked #364 of 4,795 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spring Mountain Rd
Description: With a vast beer selection and generous portions, Public House, located on Restaurant Row in The Venetian, has all of the makings of a traditional tavern. What makes this contemporary adaptation stand out is the exceptional fare by corporate executive chef, Anthony Meidenbauer, hard-to-find cask beer selections, a certified beer cicerone and, a comfortable, hip atmosphere reminiscent of a Prohibition-era speakeasy that celebrates the classic tavern through the lens of modern design. The latest creation by Block16 Hospitality, the 8,000-square-foot contemporary tavern boasts a crafted a menu of rustic American classics with a new-age spin. The cuisine, “fun spins on refined food,” as described by Meidenbauer, includes selections inspired by beer such as the short rib, braised with Black Butte Porter, Bouchot mussels, made with Hogarten beer, shallots, bacon and crème fraiche, and Welsh rarebit, made with Tenaya Creep IPA. Other specialties include poutine, French fries served with duck confit, cheese curd and gravy, and scallops served with oxtail stew, potato cakes and mushroom jus. The menu features small and large plates, salads and sandwiches, steak frites, shellfish and bar snacks, as well as selections from the “Butcher Block” and “Cheese Shop.” Public House is home to a certified beer cicerone, who along with the skilled bar staff, assists guests with selecting a beer from more than 200 beer selections, including 24 beers on tap and three seasonal cask beer selections from specialty artisanal cask brewers. A climate controlled “wine cube” stores more than just a distinctive wine selection that pairs well with the tavern’s cuisine; it also provides a storage environment for 40 plus aged whiskeys, scotches, bourbons and beers. The cocktail list includes a concentration of classic cocktails, with an emphasis on quality and hand-made mixers and garnishes prepared in house. The ice used for every drink is made from reverse osmosis and carbon filtered water and formed in a perfect square, as not to compete with the delicate flavors of the drinks. The design of Public House, on the whole, reveals different environments through various nooks in the dining room. The lounge, which accommodates up to 60 guests, offers a cool bar scene accentuated by a 40-foot-long bar anchored by a DJ booth.
Penn Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“If specialty/craft beer is your thing... this is the place for you!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Went here with another couple to sample some beers. Nice bar with many-many beers on tap! Plus, what seemed to be a mini-warehouse of bottled beer! My friend & I are into craft ales, IPA's and D-IPA's, and we had read about The Public House before going to Vegas. It was a "must see" for us!
We stayed in bar-lounge area and did not eat there. Seating and service was excellent! Unique ipad-like tablet had all the beer selections with detailed descriptions. You can also record your samplings in a "Beer Passport"; which you take with you for future reference. Our cocktail waitress was pretty knowledgeable about the beer offerings and made reasonable suggestions for our tastes. Plus, she was a cutie! Prices are very high! But, we did get several samples "on the house".

  • Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Spent a good portion of Saturday afternoon watching college football and sampling their extensive beer and drink menu. If you don't feel the need to be in a sports book, a great place to watch the game and enjoy some drinks.

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“meh....so so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

The service was awesome the food not so much. I had squid (app) and a salad (also so so) as well as the brussel sprouts sauteed with onions (comes with what seemed like grated or really small bits of bacon- not delicious.

Poutine is their dish--maybe stick to that?

The server was excellent and the food dish that was amazing was the fish sampler (crab, lobster, etc.)

  • Visited December 2012
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Warren, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Public House at the Venetian-Unique and fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

More than 200 beers to choose from. Restaurant menu has different choices..entrees, sandwiches, appetizers.... Bar area is small. Recent article in the WSJ has created a lot of visitors, so it's pretty crowded.

Visited December 2012
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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“Great food, excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Ordered a very nice bottle of wine that for the age was well priced, excellent steak and delicious dessert (bread pudding).

Visited December 2012
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