Permanently Closed - Pot Liquor Contemporary American Smokehouse

4.1
121 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

The Pot Liquor Contemporary American Steakhouse in Las Vegas offers BBQ and classic recipes with a modern twist. Stop on in and enjoy a business lunch, happy hour, or dinner with family and friends, all filled with inspired tastes and plenty of Southern flavor.

Appetizers at Pot Liquor Contemporary American Steakhouse include staples like pulled pork sliders, BBQ pork nachos and smoked chicken wings. Those looking for something different are sure to enjoy the grilled prawns with boudin noir, the boiled peanut hummus or the fried green tomato salad. The Pot Liquor Contemporary American Steakhouse offers a variety of smoked dinners, including the Memphis-style dry rubbed spareribs and mopped baby back ribs. Make sure to check out the American specialties for dishes that taste just like mom's.

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MarciaW
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a good dining experience, food good and portions large! We were celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of out of town friends on 6/14/2016. I called in advance to inquire if something special could be done to make the event memorable and was told that the manager would provide dessert, but that never happened!

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vipBee24
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef brisket was so delicious--melts in your mouth! The corn bread was awesome & the Mac & cheese was so good. The service was awesome !

VM
VegasMike
Las Vegas
72 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One very important feature of a great restaurant is consistency and Pot Liquor has mastered smoking for every meal.
We started with the Burnt End appetizer that is made from Brisket cuts with a maple infused BBQ sauce. It comes served over toast.
Next went to Spare me Baby half spare ribs and half baby back ribs. The spare ribs are dry rubbed and amazing. Very meaty and juicy. Baby backs are wet rubbed and also very moist.
Finished dinner with Key Lime in a Mason Jar. This is a decomposed Key Lime pie that is wonderful.
just writing this makes me want to go back.
We love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had a reservation for a later time and happened to come in an hour earlier than expected, and they were able to accommodate us without hesitation. (A party of 10.) Service was good, the food was even better and I will be recommended this place to everyone !!

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vipLocalLookingforClassics
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the best dry rub BBQ places in town and nothing masked by BBQ sauce. The green beans were fresh and the hopping John was tasty too.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their BBQ is fantastic. Tried both their Dry Rub ribs and Texas brisket, excellant! Comfortable atmosphere, relaxed. Great service. Definitely a WINNER

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with appetizers . . brisket ends, deviled eggs, meatballs with bacon. We ordered the combination "Lord have mercy". It was great. there were multiple sauces to try - traditional smokey bbq, chilpolte bbq, even a "white" bbq sauce made with mayonaisse and vinegar. The meal came with sides and we tried the Hoppin' John because it sounded so interesting and different - we would have never found that in Maryland! It is made with peas and rice and is a perfect match for the ribs! Probably anything! I am not a big fan of dry ribs but these ribs were perfect to try the sauces with. My favorite is the chilpolte. We all would definitely recommend this place and wish they would come to Maryland! The owner was visiting every table and we even got to meet the chef. We had a wonderful night with great food and a great atmosphere!

JM
JMaio
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was outstanding!! Bottom line, that is what matters most to me. Service was ok. But I came to eat and eat I did. Amazing and I would highly recommend!

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CindyF
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The half order of spare ribs came with 6. I took more than half home with the sides. Ribs were good size with plenty of meat on them. Hoppin John and kale cashew salad were delicious. I would go back to try the baby back ribs. I went with 4 friends and they enjoyed their meals as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I had a group of 14 people. Everyone loved it but the bar was very slow getting our carafes to the table for brunch. I had to go to the bar myself 3 times to ask for more. The waiter said he would keep the rounds coming but the bar was so slow it didn't happen. I would go back but for quicker bar service

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EKOORBRN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Service was fantastic, sweet tea was very good. The food was above average, but not my favorite BBQ. Mac and Cheese......HEAVEN. I will return.

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vipvegasvice
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For our group of 5 people we ordered three appetizers. The fresh cooked pork rinds were delicious. The deviled eggs and Moinks (bacon wrapped meatballs) were good but not great. We ordered four full platters, pork ribs, baby back ribs, pulled pork and brisket and all of them were exceptional and provided enough food for everyone to take a "to go" box home. The Cashew Kale slaw is excellent as are the collard greens. Hopping Johns (rice and black eyed peas) was a nice mix. The succotash and macaroni and cheese were Ok. You get alot of value for your dollar here and have leftovers that taste great the next day. I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was such a great find. We have been all over this town trying new restaurants and this one is a definite keeper. We will happily return often.

MC
vipMatthewC
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food, but, pricy for the amount. They seem to want to be 4 star on the presentation. But, for southern ribs, chicken, etc., seems to more family format. Ribs are tasty, service could be more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall1food1service4ambience3

My husband and I both found the food to be overpriced and completely lacking in taste.my potato salad was bland and my pulled pork was super salty.

VM
VegasMike
Las Vegas
72 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent at Pot Liquor and the service is fantastic. Once again they over delivered. Ribs are the best in town.

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smorgan
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Pit Liquor. Glad we went. Very good bbq, great service, and the prices were comparable to other bbq restaurants in town. We'll definitely be back and bring others.

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BigD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love the Memphis dry rubbed ribs; my wife loves the bacon rapped meatballs. They make the best key lime pie & the best sweat potatoes we have EVER had. You get a good amount of food for your money.

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ErickaB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went in for their brunch on Sunday with bottomless mimosas and bellinis. While the food was great tasting portion sizes were small. Bellinis are what brought me in only to find out they didn't have the peach ingredient to make them (major bummer)

Service was amazing, football game on made the atmosphere great for a Sunday.

Not sure if I would return

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seagirl
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The management knows southern style food, preparation and service. Ribs are the stars here and they have a variety of choices, as well as a number of rubs/sauces. There are about a dozen appetizer choices and almost as many sides; most of the entrees come with your choice of 2 sides. The ribs were great, the sides were fantastic, and the service was just as wonderful. The chef prepared a side dish for me personally due to a food allergy and actually came out of the kitchen to talk about it with me. The housemade mac 'n cheese was fantastic; the black-eyed peas (called hoppin' john on the menu) were great, although mine were done special because they usually are combined with rice, spices, and the "trinity" of veggies; and my son said the collard greens were the best he'd ever eaten. We had plenty to eat and even took home leftovers and had another meal. Value is good for portion size and the prices are average for Vegas. They have a number of beer selections, although not many on draft nor many I'd heard of, and of course wine choices and mixed drinks. Dinner for 2 and 4 beers (including tax and tip) was just short of $100.

Our server was terrific, and the manager worked the room all evening to talk to patrons; I appreciate that in a restaurant. The restaurant isn't huge, so I can see that reservations are recommended, especially for groups. There is a large bar and there are TV's located all around the bar area that were tuned into different sporting events. The restaurant is casual, airy, clean, and comfortable; goes right along with the style of the menu.

I will say, however, parking is a bear! The restaurant is near a huge movie theater in a huge shopping center, so it's BUSY! We did discover, however, that there is valet parking right outside the front door, which we assumed is for anyone wishing to use it.

Overall, we really enjoyed our evening and would definitely go back, as well as recommend it to anyone who enjoys true southern cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating there and the food although a little bit on the pricey side was fantastic. We told all of our friends and will definitely be back!

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jp7456
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pulled pork, Spare ribs, and baby back ribs were all amazing. Don't forget to use the vinegar sauce on the pulled pork!

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BenjaminA
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Been a bartender for 30 years: this place has the best margarita that I've ever had, with a peach nectar. Ribs are awesome, service excellent, pretty quick. Great place.

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lizzielv
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very friendly and very knowledgable. He made great recommendations. We started with moinks and oh my. I'm not really a meatball lover, but these were to die for. Very tasty meat, cooked well on the outside, bbq sauce and bacon wrapped. I would go back for them alone. Dinner was great. We got the Go Hog Wild combo. About $35. Plenty for 2 people. The ribs were so good. So was the pulled pork and hot links. We got green beans and corn succotash for sides. The sides were a little on the crunchy side for our taste. But let's be real, we didn't come here for the sides. Next time we'll try the macaroni & cheese and the rice dish called the hoppin John. So glad we tried this place. It was awesome.

DG
DeGoulf
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I had reservations, arrived about 5 minutes early and was told I could not be seated at that time as they had to give the kitchen a break so they could "get caught up". I had to wait until AFTER my reservation time to be seated, even though the table I was sat at was open the whole time. My order was not put in correctly and I did not receive the correct "side" until I was almost done with my dinner. I was not offered anything but a "Sorry" even though the table next to me had the same thing happen and was offered a 10% discount. Not sure I will ever be back to visit. I will add this, their yams are the bomb but not worth coming back for, given all the other issues.

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Yvette
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server is awesome and very helpful. The manager also came to us a few times to ask if we need anything and how the food was. It was a great night for our group dinner there.

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Philly
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great BBQ, some of the best in the Vegas have not found a place like it Vegas 2nd time there is great get the big platter it will feed 4

MN
MsNayo51
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2015
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We went to Pot Liquor because my MIL wanted to try it after hearing about the great greens and the delicious barbeque. But, I must say, as a woman married to a real rib-master, I wasn't chomping at the bit for the experience. However, I love my MIL, and she is going through tough times with the death of her husband of 50 years.
Well, the greens were spot on! Delicious, not overcooked, and seasoned well. The deviled eggs were excellent, and the bacon-wrapped meatball appetizers were different and well-seasoned, with a nicely spicy slaw on the side.
By the time our generous portions of ribs came, we were rather full on the apps, and I only got through one rib. I found it toothy, and not in a good way. I also found my order too rare for my comfort. But the flavor was spot on, not even requiring the tasty sauce that came on the side.
Now, on the second day, when we returned to our leftovers for dinner, everything was great. Reheating gave my half order of ribs the level of done-ness I'm more comfortable with, and the sides lived up to the challenge of microwaving. The mac and cheese was balanced and creamy, the greens were the good kind of toothsome, and the hopping john was great too. The ribs, though, had us all quiet and happy.
The only disappointment with our meals was the succotash. We three believe succotash to require corn and lima beans, so the pearl onions and garbanzo beans in the mix were confusing texturally and tastewise.
Charming decor, with a nice sense of privacy, notwithstanding the large room. Our food was delivered in a timely fashion, and the server was pleasant and helpful.

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vipTable42
Las Vegas
59 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Restaurant's reservation system was down. It felt like a disaster looming, BUT after a 15 min. wait we were seated - near the entrance - but seated. Menu was a 3-course smoked turkey dinner for $21.95 (can't beat the price!) Everything seemed pre-plated, and salad was limp. Not certain the smoked turkey was worth the drive across town.

VC
VegasChuck
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need Greens for a Thanksgiving Feast. The Greens here are like my Mother made. Fantastic. Took home 2 Hotel pans full. Tender Brisket. Loved the Mac & Cheese. Didn't feel like a customer. Felt more like Eating at a Friends. This is a Gem in Town Center.

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mlnoble7
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was really good, our server wasn't the best. He said it was his first day but spent more than 20 min hanging out in the back and not taking our order. Bummer.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The collard greens were amazing and of course, the pot liquor was great. The meats were spectacular and the sides were equally impressive. I went with a large group (10 people) and we shared the Lord Have Mercy platter. I recommend it for large groups as you get a sampling of everything.

MB
vipMarilynB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food arrived rather quickly. Waitress was only fair, nonchalant. But the support staff and person providing entree delivery to the table were very friendly, pleasant and helpful.

Nice portions; candied yams and ribs are recommended

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Rayo
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The combination plates are huge along with two sides, definitely taking home a snack for later on. Not your basic barbecue, The ribs had deep flavor and were very tender.

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vipRik777
Las Vegas
120 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Very nice server but food was terrible: brisket flavorless and no sauce/seasoning on it, pulled pork yummy, ribs chewy and again flavorless, slaw had no dressing/flavor on it and Mac n cheese also sadly flavorless...I think the chef forgot to stock up on seasoning!

JA
vipJACJR
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband chose this restaurant to celebrate his birthday with 20 of his friends. The restaurant handle it just fine. Everyone enjoy the food. The orders were handled with not no problem. The mixed drinks were disappointing, to watered down, but all in all excellent. They allowed me to bring in our own desserts. When we arrived, the staff took the birthday cake and other desserts to the kitchen until time. Everything was done in an orderly fashion. Well done.

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vipYYnot
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. This a great place with good food!! But charging your customers for water is cheap & petty. Time to end this practice as it distracts from the quality food, reasonable prices and solid service!!

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Huesyourdaddi
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business meeting at Pot Liquor. While its not much to look at from the inside or outside the food is beyond expectations. We had the MEAT sampler it included brisket, pulled pork, and chicken. It was enough to share for three people. We also got a half a rack of the dry rub ribs that were outstanding. The sides were generous and very flavorful. Some of the best deviled eggs I ever had.

Portions are very good with enough to take home and have for lunch the next day. What a great surprise to find a non chain smoke house in Vegas. By the way they are also voted 2015 Best BBQ in Vegas and now I know why.

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cadie
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent BBQ with several kinds of sauce. Ribs, brisket were outstanding. Wait Staff were fun and friendly.

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Larrymac
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not what we expected! Food preparation was less than stellar, cold unseasoned, and green beans wasn't cooked, barbecue chicken still had pink in the middle. The service was very bad. They only had one waitress for half the restaruant, she only visit our table once after she took our order and that was to deliver the check and Togo boxes. We want be back!!

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Permanently Closed - Pot Liquor Contemporary American Smokehouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 816-4600.

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