The Freakin’ Frog, one of Las Vegas' most adventurous and comprehensive bars for more than 10 years, announced this week that it will be going on “hiatus” at the end of October.
According to a statement from owner Adam Carmer, the hiatus is a consequence of a plan to renovate the commercial center on Maryland Parkway where his bar is located. (A fence has been erected around the center’s parking lot for several months.) According to Carmer’s statement, “The Freakin’ Frog has discussed with the developers a new version of this Las Vegas original, but must go on hiatus in order for the development to proceed.”
Carmer gave no time frame for the length of the closure, and it’s unclear at this point if the Frog will reopen at its current location.
One thing is sure: The beer and whiskey community will bemoan its absence, however short or lengthy. Carmer maintained one of the largest beer selections in the state, and his Whisky Attic above the Frog was a mecca for booze connoisseurs.
Carmer is a professor at UNLV’s Harrah’s Hotel College, where he teaches the business of spirits, wine and beer. Last year he launched his own whiskey, Freakin’ Lightning.