Vegas takes a bite of the Big Apple
Las Vegas is renowned for its top-notch entertainment industry, and the Strip’s newest venue promises to reinvigorate Sin City’s nightlife.
The Brooklyn Bowl will open its first western location in Las Vegas this March. The 80,000-square-foot venue will be housed inside Caesar Entertainment Corporation’s new LINQ complex.
The three-story venue will feature an intimate concert hall, nightclub, bar, restaurant and a 32-lane bowling alley.
In a statement released earlier this week, co-owner and Brooklyn Bowl founder Peter Shapiro touted the venue’s advantage over his soon-to-be competitors.
“We are thrilled to bring the unique Brooklyn Bowl vibe to Las Vegas,” said Shapiro. “This multi-sensory, free-standing performance venue will allow people to have a full dining, social and concert experience under one roof.”
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will be the third establishment under the brand. Earlier this month, the London location opened inside the O2 arena. The original Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, New York has been operating since 2009.
The layout of the concert hall is similar to other intimate venues in Las Vegas with a comfortable standing area and an upper seating section.
On the right side of the stage sits the bowling alley. The alley will sit out of sight for those in the crowd, but will still provide bowlers with a full view.
The Bowl’s restaurant, “the Blue Ribbon”, will remain open during performances. Five lounges will also be housed inside the three-story venue.
Big name artists such as Kanye West, Adele and Bruno Mars have headlined the original Bowl venue. Shapiro and AEG Live are partnering together to bring acts of similar esteem to the Las Vegas location.
The Brooklyn Bowl’s inaugural concert date is set for March 8th with funk/jazz act Soulive featuring George Parker performing opening night duties.
Unlike other entertainment, dining and nightlife venues in Las Vegas, the Brooklyn Bowl is not located inside of a casino. Shapiro believes the allure of the being separated from a casino or resort will prove enjoyable for patrons.
“It’s not in a casino. I think that’s an important element to creating vibe,” said Shapiro. “It helps to have your own building and not be in the basement of a casino.”