Sports Lodge Twin Peaks great March Madness spot

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With it being March Madness I decided this week’s review would consist of a place where we could have some cold ones, grab some food and watch a ton of basketball.

We found the perfect spot at the new Sports Lodge Twin Peaks (3717 Las Vegas Blvd, Suite 285), which opened early this month just in time for March Madness. It was a great plan. Located right next to Planet Hollywood, the place serves their draft beers at 29 degrees.

The beer is so cold it actually will form ice crystals at the top. I can see a lot of these beers being consumed on the dog days of summer when it’s 110 in the shade in July and August. Twin Peaks has attractive waitresses, and they make no bones about it. The girls or as Twin Peaks refers to them – Lumber Jill’s – are dressed like lumber jacks if the lumber jack wore shorts and a sexy top.

But guys, my purpose here is not the waitresses, it is the Sports and Food. If you want to watch multiple games this is the absolute best set up I have ever seen in a sports bar. As you walk in, the first floor is their main bar and above the bar on both sides is this giant TV wall that has 11 flat screen TV’s in almost a pyramid formation.

There are two very large TV’s on the top row then four more on the second row and finally five on the bottom row. As a guy who bets on sports for a living this wall of TV’s is amazing. But it gets better. The layout of the restaurant is on three levels, all built around the wall of TV’s. Personally, a table on the second level by the railing is like having a seat in the front row at center court.

If you are sitting on the second level you are looking at the TV wall pretty much at eye level. If you are on the third level you are eye level to the top row of the TV wall and looking down at the rest. If you’re a sports junkie this is your new home.

Now let’s get to the food and, guys, pace yourself because we have a long day of games to watch. I was there on Saturday during the Conference Tournaments and watched several games during my stay. We started the day with their Chipotle Queso & Chips, a great appetizer to munch on during the games. Next up for me was the Hangover Burger, which consisted of a fried egg, American cheese, bacon, onions, lettuce and tomato. This was one fine burger.

Next time I am there I have to try the BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos as I saw several of them come out of the kitchen and they looked amazing. But be sure to bring some help with you because the plate of Nachos was huge. My waitress, who was there from Texas to help with the opening and training the staff, said to be sure to try the Rib-eye Pot Roast, as it’s their signature dish.

If you have room for dessert or are celebrating your team’s win I highly recommend the Twin Peaks Sundae, which consists of a hot blondie brownie with two scoops of vanilla ice cream. This was the perfect ending to my meal and a 3-0 day with my bets.

There are a lot of great sports bars in Las Vegas and I put Twin Peaks right up there near the top of the list. I give them 3.75 Forks!

Marco D’Angelo is the senior handicapper at Pregame.com. He co-hosts FIRST PREVIEW every Thursday night at 11 p.m. on ESPN 1100 AM/98.9 FM. Follow him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Contact him at [email protected].

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