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On or off the strip...best beer joints in Vegas that won't scare my wife??

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  1. scare as in price ? scare as in concern for health ? scare as in too many hot chicks in the place ? i'll assume it's the fear for safety, if so, you've got the yardhouse at town square, the pub at monte carlo, the pub at main st station ( downtown ) , the freakin' frog near unlv, mcmullan's across from orleans for some irish options ( 9 fine irishman for the strip option )

    enjoy !

    1. I'll be in Vegas in late March for a conference at the Riviera, am staying at Villas at Polo Tower. Would any of the places on this board posting be good for my 6-yr-old and me to get together with his godfather, who is probably staying at the Sahara? He took us to his local pub in Dursley, England, with his family and is pretty serious about beer these days. I am a vegetarian. The kid is a kid. None of us likes smoke. We enjoy sitting outside as long as we're not right next to a road or parking lot. Walking a mile or so is no problem, as long as they're decent streets.
      Any and all suggestions, including best time of day for our stopover, would be appreciated!
      Jen

      1. Yardhouse probably has one of the best selections of brews but, for me, the only catch is the "corporateness". I do enjoy their outposts but I tend to prefer places with character a little more. The Freakin' Frog is great example.

        I always enjoyed Crown & Anchor. It isn't flashy but it certainly has character. Right next to the UNLV campus so there are usually a fair share of students in there. They have, I think, almost 30 beers on tap. Not sure how regularly they change them up but as long as they have Boddington's on draft, no need to change for me.

        Maybe not the largest selection but certainly someplace that everyone should visit at least once.

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        Crown & Anchor Pub
        1350 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119

        Freakin Frog
        4700 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV

        Yard House Restaurants
        6593 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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        1. re: azbirdiemaker

          Would all of these be appropriate for a 6-yr-old?
          I'm not looking for kidville, just someplace that he won't be "in the way" or be exposed to stuff he's not ready for yet. We'll take a couple of toys, like we often do when I want to chat in restaurants.
          How crowded is the freakin Frog during the Tues jazz?
          Thanks,
          j