Old Town Saloon
Blaze N Blues BBQ
Hidden (in plain sight) Gem? Or just undiscovered?
In what was just our second and third trip to the Old Town Saloon and Blaze N Blues BBQ--we loved it. Except for one thing (details at the end of this article).
We visited once during the week and once on the weekend. The Old Town Saloon has two pool tables ($1 a game, free on Wednesdays), darts, plenty of space at the bar, tables to eat at and even a small dance floor area.
Bands or DJ's are featured at times on weekend nights. A modern "juke box" is on the wall as well. Country music is the theme.
Really good BBQ comes out of the small kitchen off to one side of the bar where Blaze N Blues is located. All you do is check out the menu, go up to the window, place your order and 20-30 minutes later they will call your name or number. It is so good, it is worth the wait.
We tried many of the items, especially the second time when there was a group.
The Baby Back Ribs were among the best we have had in Laughlin. On both visits they were hot, fall off the bone tender, with a really good homemade bbq sauce.
In addition to the ribs we also sampled the
☆ Pulled pork sandwich
☆ Zucchini Spears
☆ Mac N Cheese Bites
☆ Tri-Tip Bruchetta
All of them were very good and we highly recommend them. They a couple dozen other items too, including Burgers, Sliders, Tacos, and even Wings. Wings appear to be served only during NFL games only.
Monday is Burger Madness, price starts at $5 and you build-your-own. Free hand-cut fries with each burger ordered.
Wednesday is Free Pool Day and Thursday is Thirsty Thursday featuring $1 domestic draft beer.
We found the prices to be very good for the quality of BBQ and the beer and drink prices very fair, with specials during the Sunday football games.
The best part is they are not too busy. At least all three times we have been there. Perhaps the pace picks up later in the evenings or on the weekends when the DJ or Bands start.
It is sort of surprising that the Old Town Saloon hasn't caught on yet. That's alright with us though, let it remain semi-undiscovered for as long as possible!
The Old Town Saloon is located on Casino Drive between the Laughlin Rivr Lodge and Harrah's.
*** Keep in mind you must be 21 and older to enter. So, if you have people in your group who are under 21 and want to try the BBQ, it will have to be to go! ****
The one thing we didn't love?
The bartender was friendly, the drinks were comped and fast, but the machines on the bar weren't very kind to us. Granted, we only played a short while while we ate. At least on the first visit. The second time we did break even. In other words, no luck. We didn't go there for the gambling anyway! Maybe next time.
Update: See the new Blaze N Blues BBQ Menu Here
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