During the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) that runs through Dec. 12 nearly every casino in Las Vegas caters to the cowboys and cowgirls, which means there’s a lot of country music and a lot of food and drink specials to be found on the Strip. For those of you who are looking for a casual evening that’s cool and fun, we’ve got a few suggestions.
Until Dec. 12 at the Rockhouse you can get a mix-and-match bucket of six bottles of beer for $30 and 100-ounce Coors Light tabletop beer towers, also for $30. On Monday, Dec. 7, Luke Kaufman, the Carolina Cowboy, and his band will perform with guest guitarist Robbie Hodges, the 2010 World National Finals Rodeo Barrelman. The music begins once the televised football game is over—the Rockhouse has 80 HDTVs with full audio. The 9,000-square-foot space also has three full bars, arcade games and a pool table in a car. And if you’re hungry, you’ve got something to look forward to. The Rockhouse serves some very interesting food, like The Rock Dog, three mini hot dogs wrapped inside a burger and topped with a sauce, cheddar, sautéed onion, tomato and bacon and the 4-pound Steak Burrito that is free if you can finish it in 20 minutes. Check out the menu here. The Rockhouse is located in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.
Double Barrel Roadhouse
On Friday, Dec. 11, beginning at 10 p.m., a bevy of bareback riders will be at the Double Barrel Roadhouse signing autographs and meeting with fans—Aaron Ferguson, Austin Foss, Caleb Benett, Clint Canon, Clint Laye, Evan Jayne, Jake Brown, Orin Larsen, Seth Hardwich, Steven Peebles, Tanner Aus, Tim O’Connell and Winn Ratliff—and Justin Adams is scheduled for a 90-minute performance. The drink special is a DB Boiler Maker Kit, which includes four shots of Maker’s Mark bourbon and a pint of Bud Light for $40. You can get a a 14-ounce Cowboy Steak for $30. The Double Barrel Roadhouse is located at the Monte Carlo.
The music will be flowing at the 400-seat South Point Showroom. Curtis Grimes performs on Dec. 7 and 8 and Cody Johnson takes over Dec. 9 – 12. Both shows are free.
Wear a cowboy hat to Ellis Island and get one of their mighty fine microbrew beers for $1—yes, the good folks at Ellis Island brew their own beer. Also on special are a Crown or Jack shot plus a 20-ounce beer for $7 and Crown and Jack shot flights for $15. And while you’re there you can buy a growler of beer to take back to your room. Located directly behind Bally’s on Koval Lane, the small casino reminiscent of Las Vegas past is popular with both locals and tourists.