Beer Park at Paris Offering a Stadium Feel and One of the Best Views of the Vegas Strip

The new 10,000-square-foot Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas opened in late January and has the distinction of being the first rooftop bar on the Strip. And the view is one of the best on the Boulevard, with the best seats in the house affording excellent sights of the Bellagio Fountains, and opportunity to people watch the street performers and passersby below. Other entertainment includes pool tables, TVs throughout tuned to sports programming, and games such as oversized connect four and jenga, bean bag toss and darts set on artificial turf. A retractable awning provides cover for inclement weather and opens up for views of the stars at night; and Big Ass fans, misters, heaters and umbrellas will help keep the temps comfortable year round. Dining takes place on communal picnic tables and high tops and the overall feel is that of spending an afternoon at the ballpark or at a neighbor’s backyard party.

Overseeing the kitchen is our friend Ricardo Romo, who many will remember from his time at Whist Stove & Spirits, Due and Proper and Itsy Bitsy. Now he has the monumental task of getting out a jillion covers a day with a never-ending stream of tourists stopping in. His menu is meant to hearken back to stadium food or a backyard barbeque, but I found the cuisine to be far better than any I’d ever experienced in such venues. Chile Verde Nachos are an appetizer that can serve as a meal, as it is a large stack of tortilla chips, chile verde pork, cotija and beer cheese sauce. I also highly recommend the Beef Brisket Sandwich, tender black pepper crusted beef topped with BBQ sauce; Shock Top Brat smothered with caramelized onion, sauerkraut and Goose Island mustard; and the simple but very tasty Chili Cheese Dog with chili and beer cheese sauce. The stadium feel continues with a rolling cart stocked with ice cream treats like Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake and ice cream sandwiches.

While not owned by Budweiser, there are plenty of logos and signage celebrating the King of Beers. As for the beer list, about 80% are AB products, and included are more than 100 choices covering several beer styles, with the likes of Goose Island Sofie, Golden Road Berliner Weisse, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Squatters Hop Rising, Victory Golden Monkey Tripel, Dogfish Head Sixty-Minute IPA and Belgian gems like Delirium Tremens and Duvel.

As for the prices, they are more akin to what you would find in a neighborhood bar or restaurant, with food menu items ranging from $4.95 to $12.95 and beers beginning at $4.50 with most pints going for around $7. These are definitely not Strip prices and the aforementioned awesome view is free.

Beer Park is open daily from lunch through late night.
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S.
702-444-4500
www.beerpark.com

PizzaRev Opens 1st Southern Nevada Location

The first PizzaRev location to arrive in Southern Nevada has opened at Sunset and Stephanie in Henderson. The build-your-own pizza concept allows you to choose your own sauce including organic tomato, white, BBQ or olive oil, cheese all-natural Italian, reduced fat, feta, bleu, ricotta or vegan, proteins and veggie toppings with more than 30 choices, with unlimited toppings priced at $7.99 for an 11-inch pie. If you’re not feeling that creative, you can choose from 8 pre-designed Our Way Pizzas such as Mediterranean with white sauce, Italian cheese, feta, spinach, artichoke hearts and black olives. There are also vegan cheese and sausage and gluten-free dough options. After staff assembles the pizza in an assembly line-like process, the pizza is cooked in a 900 degree oven in 3 minutes. Also offered are craft-your-own salads, cookies, dessert pizza and craft beer and wine.

1381 W. Sunset Rd. #100 in Henderson
702-776-7171
www.pizzarev.com