I had a couple of hours until my next appointment so I figured that there’s no better way to kill time than to drink good beer on the cheap. Well drinks are $3 for the 3-5-7 Happy Hour and food is either $3, $5 or $7. The real winner here is the beer drinker.
All draft beer is the $5. This discounts some of their already great priced micro brews even further. Take a look at the menu which is missing some of the rotating seasonal or micro batch beers that rotate.
The prices for the smaller brews are fair at all times of the day but a $5 Delirium Tremens is fantastic. Not only won’t you find Delirium Tremens at many bars but you won’t find it for the regular $7 price and you definitely won’t find it for $5.
The beer above was something from the Lips of Faith series from New Belgium brewery. It was super sour and something I wouldn’t have tried unless it was $5. I’ve never had a beer like that so I’m glad that I tried it. It’s one of the draft beers that was on rotation at the time, so it may not be on draft when you visit.
I point out Delirium Tremens because it’s one of my favorite beers but there are plenty of great beer options at Pizza Rock. If you’re hungry you can have an excellent meal and beer for $10. That’s pretty, pretty good.
You can find cheaper drinks and food in Downtown Vegas but you won’t find prices that match the quality of beer and food you’ll get at Pizza Rock during happy hour. This is a great excuse to get out of the casinos for a little while and get some fresh air.
Note, Pizza Rock also has Craft Happy Hour from 10pm-2am that I always seem to forget about.
I’ve been to Green Valley Ranch once in 3 years. It’s a nice casino but there’s nothing there that’s worth going out of my way for. GVR is owned by Station Casinos and I live down the street from their flagship property, Red Rock Resort. I already have the best Station Casinos has to offer just down the street.
There’s rarely a reason for me to visit the other side of the Vegas Strip. Adding two pizza joints and a Keno lounge won’t change that. The Downtown Vegas location of Pizza Rock is a much more convenient location for me and I will return soon. If you like GVR here are the details on the $20 million renovation.
Station Casinos LLC will invest $20 million over the next year in Green Valley Ranch Resort by introducing a new lineup of four acclaimed restaurant and bar concepts, as well as enhancing other venues and amenities within the AAA Four Diamond award-winning property in Henderson. New concepts include Mercadito, Tippling Hall, Pizza Rock and Tony’s Slice House.
The news comes on the heels of Station Casinos recent announcement that its other luxury resort, Red Rock Resort, will undergo a $35 million investment, bringing a total of $55 million in capital improvements and new offerings to both resorts.
Highlights of the $20 million reinvestment include:
There are a few people in Vegas that I follow on twitter that share similar tastes in food as I do. When it comes to burgers there’s really one person I listen to and that’s @Vegasburger, Erik from Vegas Burger Blog. He hit the mark on every place I visited that he recommended last year in his 8 Great Burgers in Las Vegas blog post (on AC2LV). We don’t agree on everything but when he gets excited I do to.
His excitement for the burger at Pizza Rock made me drop everything the next day and head to Downtown Grand (Of course I stopped in the casino) and Pizza Rock.
The Burrata Burger was EASILY the best burger I’ve had in Downtown Vegas and one of the best new burgers I’ve eaten in Las Vegas in the past year.
The Burrata burger is American Kobe Beef, Burrata Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Arugula, Balsamic Reduction. I got my burger sans onions. The burger comes with a side of super crisp french fries topped with crazy garlic and was $13.50 minus a 15% discount for a) being local or b) foursquare check in. This is a bit pricey for Downtown Vegas but would cost $18 for the burger alone on the Vegas Strip.
I could taste each element on the burger on every bite. The bacon was crisp enough to be good but not too crispy to break apart in one bite. Generally, I think grinding kobe beef is silly but the beef made for a delicious burger and brought everything together. Even the bun had its own flavor. Damn, writing about this makes me want one for lunch.
I’m a New Yorker and never think highly of Las Vegas pizza but I enjoyed the pizza at Pizza Rock. It’s not the pizza I grew up with but was good and made with fresh ingredients. For comparison, I love the pizza but the burger at Pizza Rock is about 1000% better.
I love the burger, like the food, enjoy the rock jams and consider Pizza Rock my newest crush in Downtown Vegas.