What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, or so the saying goes. But no matter how much you relish the debauchery, the excess, and the security in knowing that what you have done will remain your own little secret, you still need time for food and beer. And one place worth checking out is 777 Restaurant and Brewery, a dining and drinking establishment located north of the Las Vegas Strip.
When the Chips are Down
Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery is situated inside the Main Street Casino located at 200 North Main Street. Walking through the front entrance, you will have to tolerate the noise, smoke, and other casino earmarks as you make your way to the back. Some may choose to play a round or two of poker, take a slot machine for a few spins, or otherwise whittle away the vacation budget, at least a little, before grabbing some food and beer. Once the gambling urges have been satisfied, it will be time to head to 777 for some craft brew and bar food.
American Grub From Vegas to You
777 Restaurant and Brewery serves American style food with an extensive menu. Options such as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees, pizza, seafood, and desserts are available, with most of the lunch and dinner options comprised of foods that go well with beer.
I visited this food and drink establishment with the family and my kids were fully aware why dad wanted to stop here- it was, of course, for the beer more than anything. But once they entered the restaurant and noticed the large food selection, they seemed cool with everything. The interior is very much a brewpub style atmosphere, with open views of the fermentation tanks, multiple televisions tuned to sports, and several serving stations to tap the beer and serve other drinks. It was very much like visiting our local BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse and in that regard, everyone in the family seemed happy.
As for the food, I ordered the French Dip sandwich and onion rings while the wife and kids ordered pizza, salad, and other assorted appetizers. We found the food good, but not exceptional. Much of it seemed a little lacking in flavor/seasoning and could have been made better with a few small changes in the ingredients and preparation. But it was still good enough to satisfy our collective appetites, which were all ravaging by the time we got here.
Tall, Short, or Flight
Now, let’s talk about the most important reason to visit a brewpub: The beer. They brew an assortment of beers at 777 Restaurant and Brewery with about five to seven beers on tap at any time. When I visited, I ordered a flight sampler which included servings of five beers: High Roller Gold Ale, Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout, Black Chip Porter, Royal Red Ale, and Marker Pale Ale. Among the five, I liked the Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout and High Roller Gold the most, even though neither was as good as I had hoped. The Royal Red wasn’t too bad, while the Black Chip Porter ad Marker Pale Ale both registered below average.
Still thirsty, I decided on a larger serving of beer while I finished my sandwich and pizza. Among the five beers I tried, I decided to go with the High Roller Gold Ale, as it was the beer that seemed most compatible with my choice of food. Guests can order a full serving of beer either tall or short: 16 oz. and 23 oz. sizes are available.
What Happens Here
777 Restaurant and Brewery is a necessary breather for gamblers. Main Street Casino has enough going on to keep visitors occupied for hours, but the hunger pangs are bound to strike at some point and what could be better than having a restaurant AND craft brewery just steps away from your favorite slot machine? It sounds like the perfect arrangement and the appeal of a brewery combined with a casino did, indeed, catch my attention and convince me to visit.
My family and I found our visit to 777 Restaurant and Brewery acceptable in most ways. We were seated promptly and served beer in a reasonable amount of time. The wait staff seemed efficient enough, although they did take longer to prepare the food than I would have wished. Plus, it was nice to have so many different televisions tuned to so much sports action. It helped keep the place lively and the patrons entertained.
Where 777 Restaurant and Brewery fell a little short, however, was with the food and drink. Did I find anything on the menu or the taps dreadful and unworthy of consumption? No, nothing was at that level. But at the same time, the food and drink were just rather ordinary. I conferred with the other family members and they, too, felt the meals and beverages were rather lackluster. The fact that I rated the High Roller Gold Ale as the best beer is somewhat telling because when I visit a new brewery, I almost always like the darker beers or pale ales/IPA the best. In this instance, the darker beers were lacking in taste and balance, making the gold ale the winner by default.
Before anyone thinks about writing 777 Restaurant and Brewery off as a possible place to dine, there is one fact that you should know, and it should be enough to change most minds. I’m talking about the low prices- some of the cheapest I have seen in a while. They have regular special deals on the food and also the beer, which was selling for only $2 for a 16 oz. serving or $3 for a 23 oz. serving during college or NFL games. It has been a LONG time since I saw prices this low for beer and it helped me overlook the fact that the brew wasn’t quite up to my usual standards.
777 Restaurant and Brewery is open seven days per week, from 11 am to 7am. With 20 hours of service, it means you can visit during the overnight hours and eat/drink as you like. This is another definite plus and often necessary when you vacation in a city that never sleeps. With only a small, four hour window of down time, 777 Restaurant and Brewery is there when you need it.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but there are no secrets to keep when you visit 777 Restaurant and Brewery. My family and I found this restaurant and brewpub very middle of the road overall, but there is enough going on here to make it worthy of a visit when in a pinch. With surprisingly low prices, a lively atmosphere, and gambling table distance that can be measured in paces rather than miles, 777 Restaurant and Brewery has enough going for it to recommend.