By Tracy Hartley
From the moment we walked in, the energy at PBR Rock Bar & Grill was high and everyone was definitely having a good time. From the mechanical bull to the endless wall of TVs playing sports and advertising the nightly drink specials, the atmosphere is warm and inviting – and don’t forget fun!
The names on the cocktail menu made us laugh, so how could we resist ordering the “Hoedown Throwdown” (which tasted like grown-up fruit punch) or the watermelon flavored “Hat Bender.” Both were excellent, and complimented the Pulled Pork BBQ Potato Chip Nachos very well. The nachos were so huge that we wanted to invite a nearby table to join us! Homemade potato chips topped with a delicious homemade cheese sauce and juicy BBQ pulled pork, this was definitely a great way to start our meal.
Next time I’ll have to try the Sweet Potato Tater Tots served with Vanilla Bourbon Maple Syrup as the appetizer. It was all I could do not to order them, but we were already over our heads with the nachos!
Next was the field green and goat cheese salad with candied pecans. An excellent option for keeping with meal on the lighter side – but not for long! Our entrees were the Loaded Mac N’ Cheese and the BBQ Fajitas. The Mac N’ Cheese was tossed with chicken, broccoli tomatoes and bacon. Delicious and creamy. Enough said. The fajitas were made with brisket which was juicy and flavorful, along with the standard fajita veggies. A great combination for sure.
Then came dessert. At this point we could have left happy, but everything had been so delicious that we didn’t say no to the homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet topped with vanilla ice cream. Served in a mini cast iron skillet, the cookie was soft and filled with molten chocolate chips. There is nothing so good as a freshly baked cookie still hot from the oven!
We also had the Strawberry Shortcake which is made with a twist – a warm buttermilk biscuit. The contrast of the sweet strawberries and the savory biscuit combined with the fresh whipped cream was delightful.
The menu has such a variety of options that it just wasn’t possible to taste everything, but what we had was fantastic. The bold flavors throughout the meal were executed very well, and made us want to come back for more. Maybe next time it will be for breakfast (served all day). The Breakfast Skins are calling my name – potato skins topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar, sour cream and spicy ketchup. Mmmm.
My recommendation: Go for the food, stay for the fun. And don’t forget to ride the bull!
PBR Rock Bar & Grill is the hottest spot in Las Vegas offering beers and bulls in its sprawling, 16,800-square-foot venue. Open daily from 8 a.m. until the early morning hours, PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers guests hearty, American comfort food and barbecue around the clock. Beautiful babes and bad ass bull riders are dared to attempt to defy gravity on PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s daunting, hydraulic mechanical bull. Located at the center of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, PBR Rock Bar & Grill’s expansive 3,000-square-foot patio gives patrons a front-row seat to all of the action.