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/.