PUB

Price guide: Mid-range

3720 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89158

Price guide: Mid-range

PUB

By Julia Buckley, your Las Vegas expert

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#28 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Las Vegas
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
3
3.0
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Singles, Sporty types, Stag / hen parties, Trendiness

Expert review of PUB

More a sports bar than a pub, this is the place to come for beer on tap and a classy carvery.

PUB is the first "budget" (relative to the Strip) venture for celeb chef Todd English, and it's done phenomenally well since its opening in February 2010. The menu is full of posh pub food while there's an extensive selection of beer (on tap and bottled). The sports on the TV and beer drinking contests mean it's rowdy, but it's rarely over the top.

Food and drink: 

The signature part of the menu is the carvery section - you choose a meat (anything from brisket to turkey), bread, two sauces and it's delivered on a huge plate with pickles for you to construct a sandwich out of. But I also love the (huge) starters - the Welsh rarebit is to die for and the "dirty chips" (crisps fried with chicken liver) come highly recommended (I've always been too squeamish to try them).

Stay away from the salads, though - I've had the Caesar salad, which inexplicably came with tomato and was pretty disgusting. I've never had a bad experience - or heard anything negative - about any other dishes, though.

Drinkswise, it's known for its beers and its competitions - down a pint in seven seconds (beating an egg-timer) and you get another beer free. Also, Tuesdays are Nickel Beer Night - yes, cups of beer are seriously sold for US$0.25 a pop, and you don't even have to buy anything else to qualify.

Recommended dishes: 

The Welsh rarebit, which changes form every time I go but is always delicious. Currently, it's toast with a cheese sauce that you pour and dip as you find appropriate.

Ambience: 

It's a sports bar, with drinking contests, so it's noisy, but never threatening and rarely annoying. 

Service: 

This is where PUB falls down massively. I've eaten here four times, and although the food brings me back each time, the service makes me weep. It's incredibly slow, if you don't reserve a table they'll keep you waiting even when tables are free, and I've heard many other reports of problems. I'd say your best bet is to sit at the bar, or take the bad service as read. The staff are nice, at least, if incompetent.

Location: 

In the Crystals shopping centre at CityCenter, the resort which opened in the centre of the Strip in December 2009.

Price advice: 

The carvery costs from US$15, although the huge starters come in at around US$7-8.

More information on PUB:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Pub, Restaurant
Food:
American
Address:
3720 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89158
Telephone:
702-489-8080
Website:
http://www.toddenglishpub.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
10am-2am daily.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to PUB? Would you recommended it?