Vegas hockey bar = Brooksy's

Vegas hockey bar = Brooksy's

July 11, 2017 3:00 AM
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Over the last month Las Vegas has truly become a Hockey town. It was just a few days after the Pittsburgh Penguins lifted Lord Stanley’s Cup that the Vegas Golden Knights officially became a team with the expansion draft taking place right here in Las Vegas.

The Golden Knights took Stanley Cup Champion Marc-Andre Fleury as their goaltender and face of the franchise. Being from Pittsburgh I was very excited to see Fleury come to Las Vegas. So now that Las Vegas officially has a pro team I thought it would be fitting to head out to a bar and grill that serves good food along with a side of hockey.

Many sports bars will suddenly be a hockey bar this fall but one place has already been a hockey bar here in Las Vegas and that’s Brooksy’s Bar & Grill located at 9295 W. Flamingo Road.

Brooksy’s overlooks the Las Vegas Ice Center rink where local teams and leagues play. You can come in and get food and watch the live hockey action on the ice from the large dining room behind the glass window atop the ice rink.

As I said, many bars will suddenly become a hockey bar this fall but Brooksy’s was hockey from the start. There are flat screen TV’s all over the bar so you can catch your favorite team play. Brooksy’s is open 24 hours, and like most bars in Las Vegas they have gaming for your enjoyment in addition to a vast menu.

On the weekends try one of their King Sized Cinnamon Rolls, they are big enough to share. The breakfast menu has everything from Oatmeal to Steak & Eggs. You can get a N.Y. Strip with two eggs, toast and breakfast potatoes for $13.99. Several of the breakfasts items are spin-off names of hockey teams or terms. The Hat Trick Breakfast consists of three eggs any style with your choice of bacon, ham or sausage. You can also get a Denver Avalanche Omelet.

On the lunch and dinner menu you can get a Zamboni Calzone with pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions, olives, and Ricotta and Mozzarella cheese. Brooksy’s is known for their pizza. My favorite would be the Butcher Block Pizza that comes with sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon and Mozzarella cheese.

If you want a sandwich I highly recommend their Philly Flyers Cheesesteak. Now some people would say it’s not an official Philly cheesesteak because it doesn’t have cheese whiz, they use melted Provolone instead. For me that’s just fine because that’s the way I order my cheesesteaks, as I’m not a fan of Cheese Whiz. This sandwich is legit and comes with a side of fries for $10.99.

The rolls they use for the cheesesteaks are so good. As I have said many times in my articles, a bad roll can ruin a good sandwich, but this roll makes it even better.

Lastly, you can’t have a sports bar and not have chicken wings and this bar and grill has some of the better wings in town. They have seven different sauces you can toss them in. Nothing goes better with watching games than a of couple cold ones and chicken wings. You can also get salads and pastas here. With the diverse menu there is something for everyone in your crew.

The wait staff is very friendly and the prices are very reasonable. I give Brooksy’s Bar & Grill Pittsburgh a rating of 3.75 forks.