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Vegas Cheap Eats & Breweries

Bruinvoice Apr 19, 2007 01:15 AM

Hey fellow ChowHounds, I need your help! I'm venturign to Vegas next month and am traveling with some friends who happen to be on a tight budget. i am looking for any suggestions on good inexpensive eateries. Anything on the Strip would be nice, but if the food is good its okay if the place is a little out of the way. Also, are there are any micro-breweries in the area? Maybe a place to try a few beers that we will not be able to get back at home in San Diego, and where we can grub up. Thanks, and any suggestions will be much appreciated.

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    mregal Aug 13, 2008 11:46 PM

    Yard House in Town Square - happy hour m-f 3-6pm...best happy hour in town! half price apps and over 130 draft beers!!!

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      roneats Apr 23, 2007 05:46 PM

      Have to second the votes on Crown & Anchor. Great pub grub and ales on tap. Only 5 minutes off the strip near the airport. Another really fun and inexpensive place (with decent beer selection) is Hash House a-go-go. Google for their website and menu.

      1. Passadumkeg Apr 23, 2007 04:57 AM

        I agree w/ Crown and Anchor(good fish'nchips too. My niece used to bar tend there while at UNLV. Don't ask for a Coor's Lite or they'll throw you out.
        Barley's in Henderson has a microbrewery and a good Burger and Brew special.

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          Bruinvoice Apr 20, 2007 11:44 AM

          Thanks for all the help so far!

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            ap616 Apr 19, 2007 01:41 PM

            Ellis Island has a brewery, and really good ribs for cheap ($8-10)! It's across the street from Bally's.

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              Eric Apr 19, 2007 04:07 PM

              Ellis Island has some very good food. They brew their own beer. If you order food, any microbrew (I think it is 16 ounces) is only a dollar. They have a very good $4.95 steak special. They also have some very good bbq (you have to sit on the patio for bbq as it is not served inside). Half a bbq chicken and half a rack of baby back ribs with all fixins for $6.95. Whole rack of baby back ribs for $9.95. They also brew their own root beer.

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                brendastarlet Apr 19, 2007 04:17 PM

                There is a branch of Craftwich in the MGM Grand. I ate lunch there three days in a row during a convention last year. They make an excellent BLT and a very good sandwich with goat cheese and cucumber. The soup is good and they also sell containers of Greek yogurt, which I saw nowhere else during my stay.

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              mojoeater Apr 19, 2007 10:37 AM

              I'll never forget Christmas Eve a few years ago. A yard of beer with a spout at the bottom. A bad 80's cover band. Yes, the Monte Carlo Brew Pub is a fun place to eat and drink.


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                ciaogal Apr 19, 2007 11:06 AM

                I almost forgot...The Crown and Anchor on Tropicana...is terrific for British style Pub fare like Bangers, English Curries, Kidney Pie...toffee pudding!
                Great Beer Selection!
                Try the Pear cider!
                If you go for lunch and put $20 in the video poker machine @ the Bar...your lunch is free!

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                  mojoeater Apr 19, 2007 11:27 AM

                  I really like Nine Fine Irishmen (in New York New York on the Strip). They have a great selection of whiskeys, the food is good, and they feature traditional Irish music and dancing.


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                    Steve Green Aug 17, 2008 09:34 AM

                    We tried the Crown and Anchor recently for fish & chips, and although the chips were OK, the fish was a disgusting grease sponge. You'd think a place like that would know how to fry fish.

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                  Vegasbuff Apr 19, 2007 10:36 AM

                  The brewery and food at Main St Station are very good and reasonably priced, if you're headed downtown.

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                    misohungrychewlow Apr 19, 2007 11:20 AM

                    Is the Holy Cow gone, or is it still around?

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                      ciaogal Apr 19, 2007 11:23 AM

                      It's gone... ;-(

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                        mtngirlnv Apr 19, 2007 03:41 PM

                        It's gone from the strip but the brewery part was relocated to The Draft House location out in northwest Las Vegas at Craig and Rancho. So it would be a trek to go there but for my money, the best local microbrewery in town. And the food is solid Midwestern high fat, damn the calories good.

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                    Chicago Mike Apr 19, 2007 10:31 AM

                    Here's my review of visit to a couple Vegas micro-breweries last month:

                    1. ciaogal Apr 19, 2007 02:44 AM

                      There is a fun brew pub @ the Monte Carlo. The Pizza there is decent. The price is right!
                      There is also a Gordon Biersch on Paradise///not to far from the strip.

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                        jeffbatl Apr 19, 2007 10:28 AM

                        the brew pub in Monte Carlo is a good choice. better than average bar food and the portions are huge.

                        the Burger Bar at the Mandalay Bay as a decent beer selection.

                        the Hofbrau House across from the Hard Rock has a good german beer selection and the food is fairly inexpensive

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