Aces & Ales blends pub-style comfort food and a rotating selection of 22 artisanal beers on tap with musical entertainment, fusing the passions of owner Keri Kelli, craft beer enthusiast and former guitarist for rock legend Alice Cooper. Plucking out distinctive pours more precisely than a neophyte harpist learning "Stairway to Heaven," the staff lines up select imperial stouts and hefeweizens to escort gastropub-inspired bites such as Belgian-style fries with bacon and blue cheese or homemade Maryland crab cakes. The bar's 14 plasma TVs, meanwhile, catch diners' eyes with 55 inches of pro-sports action. A classically trained robot moonlighting as a jukebox emanates waves of nostalgia and patron-selected tunes before local bands take the stage to test the stability of the exposed brick walls, which have previously resonated with the voice of Alice Cooper himself.
The speedy service at Parsley Mediterranean Grill belies the care with which chefs prepare each meal. Owners Effie and Ygal marinate steak and chicken for the shawarma dishes daily before they?re grilled, yielding tender, rotisserie-style meats. These are then wrapped, like a Roman emperor after his bath, in toasty pita bread, which staffers customize to order with toppings such as fresh parsley, chopped onions, and Tahina dressing. Falafel wraps, crisp salads, and hummus provide options for vegetarians.
In vintage Vegas fashion, Ichabod's entertains for 24 hours a day and boasts live music and video gaming to accompany the extensive lunch and dinner selections. Start your Tuesday afternoon right by shimmying into a cozy red booth and indulging in a basket of fried clams and french fries ($8.99), or find out how much you can eat on the generous all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar ($8.99). The dinner menu boasts a dozen varieties of burgers, including the chili burger ($8.99), with cheddar cheese, red onions, and chili, and entrees offer satisfying selections such as the 12-ounce broiled rib eye ($17.99), classic chicken-fried steak ($11.99), and a tortilla-crusted tilapia ($13.99).
The doors stay open 24/7 at Bottoms Up Sports Bar, a watering hole where bartenders pour domestic and imported beers, cocktails, and shots such as the Oatmeal Cookie with Baileys, butterscotch schnapps, Goldschlager, Jägermeister, and Kahlúa. Plates of burgers, nachos, chicken wings, and breakfast classics such as pancakes share table space with beverages, and events such as karaoke and wet T-shirt contests keep crowds entertained.
No one gets worried when they see smoke rising from Top Notch Barbeque every morning. In fact, most people get rather excited. That’s because the smoke means that Owner Jimmy Cole and his team of grillmasters are already hard at work, preparing their signature barbecue dishes seasoned with the house’s secret dry rub. Once the cooks have slathered slabs of ribs, pork shoulders, and hot links with a thick coating of rub and homemade sauces, they let meat linger on the grill until the smoke gives it a flavor more complex than trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube made from mood rings. Once the cuts are tender enough to pull off the bone, they arrange meats atop buns or next to a range of sides.
Las Vegas Weekly describes Black Mountain Grill’s 24-hour hangout as "chalet-like"—a worthy attempt to capture the idiosyncratic vibe of a restaurant that boasts a brick fireplace, island bar, outdoor patio, and sequestered loft. The aromas of certified Angus steaks, baby back ribs, and flavorful pastas waft from the open kitchen during the dinner rush, which gives way to a late-night crowd that takes its place among the deep, leather chairs of the island bar and delights in a delectable cross section of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. Black Mountain Grill keeps the gaming spirit alive throughout the day with a selection of Game King video-poker games and a slot-machine meal selector that serves only cherries, apples, and bananas.