Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar Celebrates Historic West Coast Grand Opening at SAHARA Las Vegas
The first and only West Coast location features a patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, VIP gaming mods, over 50 TVs, William Hill sports betting and more
Posted: October 22, 2021 at 4:38 p.m. EDT|Update: 15 hours ago
LAS VEGAS, 22 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Chickie’s & Pete’s named best ESPN sports bar in North America, celebrated the grand opening of its first West Coast outpost inside SAHARA Las Vegas on Thursday October 21. Founded in 1977 by Peter “Pete” and Henrietta “Chickie” Ciarrocchi, the crab house and sports bar has established itself as a Philadelphia staple and their world-famous Crabfries have become synonymous with days of play in the Northeast.
To honor and celebrate the historic opening, Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom officially declared 21st of October like Chickie’s & Pete’s Day on the Las Vegas Strip. SAHARA Las Vegas Senior Vice President and General Manager Paul hobson and Pete Ciarrocchi, President and CEO of Chickie’s & Pete’s completed the groundbreaking ceremony for the beloved sports bar’s unique location.
“As we approach the completion of our enormous $ 150 million transformation, we are delighted to welcome Chickie’s & Pete’s to our exciting new row of restaurants overlooking the Strip, ”said Paul hobson, SAHARA Las Vegas Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We are honored to be home to such a beloved venue for sports fans, especially as the professional sports landscape in Las Vegas continues to develop.”
“I couldn’t be happier to bring some brotherly love and the legacy of Chickie’s & Pete to SAHARA Las Vegas,” said Pete Ciarrocchi, President and CEO of Chickie’s & Pete’s. “This is an incredibly exciting expansion on the West Coast and we are honored to have such an iconic property as a partner.”
For the first time, customers can savor the flavor of hometown Philadelphia and world-famous Crabfries on the West Coast. The menu features seafood creations like the Crabfeast specialty, including a pound of snow crab legs, a Dungeness crab, king crab legs and corn, mussels in red and white sauce, lobster tails and award-winning favorite, Lisa’s Blonde Lobster Tart. In addition to shellfish classics, the menu features must-have game day dishes with a unique twist like Philly Cheesesteak nachos, chicken wings and a range of juicy burgers including the Ultimate Tailgate Burger with Crab Cake. giant on a seared burger topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. It wouldn’t be Chickie’s & Pete’s without their exclusive creation that made them famous, Crabfries. The crinkle cut fries are sprinkled with a secret blend of crab spices and served with the restaurant’s unique creamy cottage cheese sauce for dipping.
The 8,200 square foot site is the only Chickie’s & Pete’s location to include a William Hill sports book, making it the perfect destination for game days. Sports fans can watch their favorite teams on 20, 55 “TVs in the bar and 24, 98” and 65 “TVs in the dining room. Three VIP Gaming Pods each include two TVs, oversized sectional sofas, video game consoles, a sideboard-style table, and custom Las Vegas panoramic murals. Throughout the dining room, guests can view rare memorabilia from sports legends, including Kobe bryant, Tom brady, Joe dimaggio, Larry Bird and more. The Philadelphia-born outlet also embraces the Las Vegas sports scene with Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders memorabilia.
Chickie’s & Pete’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday during the football season. For more information on Chickie’s & Pete’s or SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit saharalasvegas.com.
On SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is a complete resort and casino with 1,613 rooms and suites in three separate towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria tower, over 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, Azilo Ultra Pool, two swimming pools on the rooftop and a collection of renowned restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The welcoming casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slots and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room in SAHARA Las Vegas and a betting site sportsmen operated by the world leader in games, Guillaume Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés ™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada“by Business Insider; famous Philadelphia cream Chickie’s & Pete’s sports bar; CASBAR fair; Uno Mas; Taken; Tangier; Zeffer and more. SAHARA Las Vegas looks forward to welcoming new and exciting dining concepts soon, including Celebrity Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin’s The Noodle Den, and James beard award-winning chef Shawn mcclain Ball. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to host MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the benefits of a membership in Infinity Rewards, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. rewards in both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority owned company certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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