The Bottled Blonde chain of pizzerias and beer gardens, headquartered in Scottsdale where it was established in 2014, is aiming to make its Las Vegas debut. Its single building will open in the Grand Bazaar Shops near Horseshoe Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s) sometime in the fourth quarter of 2024.
Bottled Blonde Las Vegas will occupy 25,000 square feet of space across three floors and an open-air rooftop lounge with unencumbered views of the Bellagio fountains. Several buildings facing the Strip will be demolished to make way for its construction, which will cost a hefty $50 million.
The chain’s new owner, the Arizona-based Evening Entertainment Group, has the means to do this. It already owns 25 bars and restaurants across the US and Bottled Blonde is said to be the “highest-grossing standalone bar in Texas” according to the Dallas Morning News. The chain, whose name is an allusion to both blonde ale and bleached blondes, is currently present in Dallas, Houston, Ft. Worth and Miami, with one more location under construction in Nashville.
Evening Entertainment Group is developing the Vegas location with the Phoenix-based real estate development and alternative investment firm, Creation.
Blondes Have More Fun
All Bottled Blondes have menus dominated by chicken wings, salads and pizzas, but it’s the late-night club atmosphere that seems to draw most customers.
“This project has been a long time coming, and we couldn’t be more delighted to bring the Bottled Blonde experience to the Las Vegas Strip,” said Les Corieri, co-owner of Evening Entertainment Group, in a press release.
When asked about the already fierce competition in the Las Vegas nightlife realm, Corieri told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Our visibility is much higher than most people,” citing the southeastern corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road as the area with the highest pedestrian traffic count in the US.
Bottled Blonde won’t be the only new kid on the block, however. Its next-door neighbour will be Blake Shelton and the Ryman Group’s Ole Red country barbecue and live music venue, which is expected to open before the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix on 18th November.