The STRAT Ready to Fiesta All Day with George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen and “Rock and Roll All Nite” with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons’ Rock & Brews Restaurant
May 16, 2022
LAS VEGAS – May 16, 2022 – The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod will soon be home to Nevada’s first George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen, comic legend George Lopez’s edgy authentic Mexican restaurant; and Rock & Brews, the booming restaurant and bar concept by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of iconic rock band, KISS. A late 2022 opening is planned for Chingon Kitchen and a late 2023 opening is planned for Rock & Brews. Both will be located on the main casino floor by L.A. Comedy Club’s new showroom.
“There’s nothing like authentic Mexican food to fuel the party and George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen will be serving up freshly-made dishes our guests are going to love,” said Stephen Thayer, vice president and general manager of The STRAT. “The STRAT has become the Las Vegas home for rock ‘n’ roll icons and their fans, and we are thrilled to welcome two of the biggest rock stars on the planet, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, whose Rock & Brews brings an authentic celebration of rock music to life.”
The 9,000-square-foot, 240-seat Chingon Kitchen will enrapture passers-by with the aromas of fresh tortillas cooking on an exhibition griddle and woodfired carne asada. Vibrant Chicano art will canvas the walls, setting the mood for street corn, queso, tacos, burritos and more. Tortilla selections include flour, corn and cauliflower; and fillings include slow-cooked carnitas, carne asada, citrus-marinated chicken and soyrizo. Signature cocktails include several margaritas including the Chihuahua Margarita, Chingon’s famous frozen Impala Margarita topped off with Li’l Mexi Mexican lager from George Lopez Brewing Company. This will be George’s Lopez’s sixth restaurant and his first one in Nevada.
“George Lopez and the team at Chingon Kitchen can’t wait to bring our So Cal-style Mexican cuisine, cocktails and beers to the Strip,” said Michael Zislis, co-founder of George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen. “Were going to bring the heat to The STRAT.”
Wrapped in rock ‘n’ roll with concert allure, Rock & Brews will span 8,500 square feet on the main casino floor next to the new L.A. Comedy Club showroom and just steps away from George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen. Rock & Brews serves the best of American classics, including signature wings, oversized burgers, salads, sandwiches and BBQ. Founded in 2011, Rock & Brews now has 20 locations throughout the United States in California, Florida, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
“The STRAT is totally aligned with our vision to offer a fun, welcoming place for rock ‘n’ roll fans to eat, drink and party,” said Adam Goldberg, CEO of Rock & Brews. “Paul, Gene and the entire Rock & Brews crew can’t wait to open our doors in Las Vegas and couldn’t dream of a better place than The STRAT, which has become the epicenter for rock ‘n’ roll on the Strip.”
Both destinations will offer an incredible selection of craft beer and cocktails. Chingon Kitchen will offer a vast collection of tequilas, in addition to beer from George Lopez Brewing Company. Rock & Brews celebrates a wide variety of craft and international beers with more than 50 tap handles including three signature brews: Red R Love, Over the Pils and Far Away, and Hazed and Confused IPA.
More information about Chingon Kitchen is on the website at www.chingonkitchen.com, on Instagram at @chingonkitchen, on Twitter at @chingonkitchen and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/officialchingonkitchen/. More information about Rock & Brews is on the website at www.rockandbrews.com, on Instagram at @rockandbrews, on Twitter at @rockandbrews and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RockAndBrews/.
About Chingon Kitchen
Founded in 2017 by George Lopez and acclaimed restaurateur, Michael Zislis, Chingon Kitchen serves authentic Mexican cuisine including street corn, queso, tacos, burritos and artisan churros. The aroma of fresh tortillas cooking on an exhibition griddle and woodfired carne asada fills the air and Vibrant Chicano street art canvases the walls. More information about Chingon Kitchen can be found on the website at www.chingonkitchen.com, on Instagram at @chingonkitchen, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/officialchingonkitchen/.
About Rock & Brews
Rock & Brews was founded in 2011 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of iconic rock band, KISS, in partnership with acclaimed restaurateur, Adam Goldberg, and concert industry aces, Dave and Dell Furano. There are now 20 Rock & Brews locations found throughout the United States including locations in California, Florida, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. Rock & Brews has been recognized and awarded by Entrepreneur Magazine, Full-Service Restaurant Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News and Hermes Creative Awards. More information about Rock & Brews can be found on the website at www.rockandbrews.com, on Instagram at @rockandbrews, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RockAndBrews/.
About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump Powered by MTN DEW, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including: Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. The STRAT is home to residences for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Sammy Hagar, who brings his legendary Cabo San Lucas birthday parties to life with “Sammy Hagar & Friends;” and Cheap Trick, whose shows pay tribute to monumental performances such as Live at Budokan, the band’s legendary live album recorded in Tokyo. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café. A variety of shows and entertainment include “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” a mentalist act; Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker, an illusionist show; iLuminate, a multi-sensory blend of dance and technology; ROUGE, an exciting, topless spectacular and immersive, sensual experience; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at www.TheSTRAT.com or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – casino operations and distributed gaming. Golden Entertainment operates over 16,700 slots, 120 table games, and 6,200 hotel rooms. Golden Entertainment owns 10 casino resorts – nine in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at over 1,000 locations and owns over 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. Golden Entertainment is also licensed in Illinois and Pennsylvania to operate video gaming terminals. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.
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Tim Evans of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod