Enjoying some Beers on-tap at Public House at the Venetian
On my trip last month to Las Vegas, I had read many positive things about the beer available at Public House at the Venetian, so I checked online and I saw that it closed at 11pm – when I arrived at a quarter to 10, I was shocked that they were on last call (with the doors mostly (but not totally) closed). Fortunately, I was able to get in my order (plus a few other folks straggled in to order drinks).
Public House at the Venetian (not to be confused with Public House at the Luxor (which I had visited earlier that week)) offers 24 beers on tap and, amongst those, offer a half-dozen flights of beer. All of these are neatly scrollable on iPads, which they furnish to customers from which to choose.
Since I prefer hops, I got the Hop Trip flight. I started off with the Firestone Pale 31, which happily surprised me as a pale ale – it had a delightfully light body with a fruity nose. I now have a pale ale I can comfortably – and sessionably – drink. The second was Ballast Point Sculpin, which started off with a piny nose and, thankfully, continued throughout. Third up was Epic Hopulent, which was special, since they had it on nitro – this produced a very different feeling. It came out as soft and creamy; overall, very easy and pleasant to drink. The final beer of the flight was Green Flash Le Freak, a tripel-IPA, which had a pleasant semi-smoothness to it and a nice fruity/candiness to it. It was interesting.
My bartender then handed me a small sample of Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout, which was a pleasant and unexpected surprise. I must say – I enioyed the bartenders at Public House – they were amiable and happy to answer questions. I also found out they offer 70 whiskies (for my next trip…)!
Lastly, the nearby club VBar had music going loudly enough that it was also providing the music for Public House. The music going was mostly 90s and early 20s hits I had remembered from my youth and was vibing with them; when I noticed one of the bartenders also, I mentioned the music and he said it happened to be the DJ’s selection. I enioyed it 🙂
Despite having only two-dozen beers on-tap, they are good and the bartenders can speak knowledgeably about their beverages.