Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar sets October 6 opening at SAHARA Las Vegas

ESPN’s #1 sports bar in North America to open first and only West Coast location featuring VIP gaming pods, 50+ televisions, Las Vegas Strip-facing patio and more


LAS VEGAS (September 14, 2021) – Chickie’s & Pete’s, voted ESPN’s #1 sports bar in North America, will open its first West Coast outpost inside SAHARA Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Founded in 1977 by Peter “Pete” and Henrietta “Chickie” Ciarrocchi, the crab house and sports bar has cemented itself as a Philadelphia staple and their World famous Crabfries have become synonymous with game days in the Northeast.


For the first time, sports fans and foodies alike will be able to enjoy the hometown flavor on the west coast. The menu will feature seafood creations like the specialty Crabfeast, featuring one pound of snow crab legs, one Dungeness crab, king crab legs, and corn, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich, Chickie’s Style Hot Shrimp, Mussels in red and white sauce, Baby Lobster Tails, the, and the award-winning favorite, Lisa’s Blonde Lobster Pie. Signature Philly Cheesesteaks will be available five ways including The Classic, made with Chickie’s & Pete’s famous cheese sauce; the Lobster; the Chicken, and the Buffalo Chicken.


In addition to Philadelphia favorites and crustacean classics, the sports bar will also serve up their take on delicious game day fare with dishes like Philly Cheesesteak Nachos, Chickie’s Wings, Fried Shrimp, and a lineup of juicy burgers including the Ultimate Tailgate burger featuring a jumbo lump crab cake on a seared burger topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. It wouldn’t be Chickie’s & Pete’s without their proprietary creation that made them famous, Crabfries. The crinkle-cut French fries are sprinkled with a secret blend of crab spices and served with the restaurant’s one-of-a-kind white creamy cheese sauce for dipping.


“I’m thrilled to continue the Chickie’s & Pete’s legacy in Las Vegas and introduce the West Coast to the boisterous atmosphere and famous Crabfries that we have become known and loved for the last 44 years,” said Pete Ciarrocchi, Chickie’s & Pete’s Chairman and CEO. “It’s with immense pride that we have this opportunity to bring a taste of the Philadelphia spirt and brotherly love to the other side of the country. We couldn’t be happier to have SAHARA Las Vegas as our partner in this momentous expansion.”


The 8,200 square-foot venue will include a state-of-the-art audio-visual system with 20, 55” televisions in the bar area and 24, 98” and 65” televisions across the dining area. Three VIP Gaming Pods each include two televisions, oversized sectional sofas, video game consoles, a buffet-style table, and custom Las Vegas panoramic murals. Throughout the dining area guests will enjoy the elevated sports bar ambiance with stone clad fireplaces and a mix of luxury live edge tables, lounge seating and booths. The sports bar will offer one private dining room with room to seat up to 24 people and includes a private patio and fireplace.


Chickie’s & Pete’s will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday during football season. For additional information on Chickie’s & Pete’s or SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit


About SAHARA Las Vegas

SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and more. In 2021, SAHARA Las Vegas looks forward to welcoming an array of exciting new dining concepts, including famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s, The Noodle Den from renowned Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin; and James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Ballo. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, that gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit and stay connected on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.



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