Chickie’s & Pete’s
ESPN’s No. 1 sports bar on the East Coast is open at SAHARA
Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar opened its first West Coast outpost at SAHARA Las Vegas. The Philadelphia-based concept is a favorite among both athletes and fans and is as popular for its unique sports bar experience as it is for its famous Crabfries and elevated bar cuisine. Signature menu items include Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabfeast and Lisa’s Blonde Lobster Pie pizza. The new venue includes a fully integrated William Hill Sports Book experience and space for private groups right along the famous Las Vegas Boulevard.
Chickie’s and Pete’s will feature two (2) stone clad fireplaces and fifty (50) TVs within its 8,200 square feet of space. The patio includes operable window walls that open to Las Vegas Boulevard.
• The bar accommodates 60 guests and features twenty (20) 55” TVs. The bar also features 24 varieties of beer on tap!
• The dining area accommodates 150 guests and includes twenty-four (24) 98” and 65” TVs throughout. Seating consists of luxury live edge picnic tables, lounge seating, booths, and a live edge custom communal table.
• Each of the three (3) VIP gaming pods includes one (1) 86” TV and one (1) 65” TV. Each pod features oversized sectional sofas, modular seating, a food service buffet table, large custom Las Vegas panoramic murals, and video game consoles.
• The private dining room accommodates 24 guests and features a private patio and fireplace.
History Of Chickies & Petes
The taste of Philadelphia sports came alive late one night in 1987. An argument and a brotherly brawl over mom’s unique gravy at 4 am in the Ciarrocchi household, led to what is now the unique Chickie’s & Pete’s zesty cuisine. With a mother’s ingredients, a respected family business, and Pete’s own tried, tested, and perfected French fry reinvention, Crabfries®, Pete Ciarrocchi was destined for success.
The story began a decade earlier when, in 1977, Peter and Henrietta Ciarrocchi bought the Robbins Avenue taproom in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia. Young Pete followed his parents’ example and served the regulars with a smile. He was and still is a friend to all. Growing up Pete ran with both jocks and rockers. He could change minds, influence peers, and even reinvent taste. In 1987 Pete made sure his parents’ legacy lived on. Pete became the face of Chickie’s & Pete’s with the help of his brother, Tom. His charisma, dynamic personality, and great food were enough to bring in the crowds on Sunday to celebrate, jeer, and be Philadelphia. Pete understood the pulse of the city: food, sports, and people.
In 1998, The Vet, the once home of the “Iggles” and the “Phightin’ Phils” became Pete’s new home and kingdom. Led by his proprietary Crabfries®, the Mayfair family business became a fan favorite concession. Pete’s infectious energy and impressive cuisine became his recipe for success. From Andy Reid’s late night meetings, “taxi crabbing” Eagles players from airport to complex, to mixing it up with Oprah and Jon Bon Jovi, Pete Ciarrocchi’s success has exploded.
The Chickie’s & Pete’s hometown flavor has expanded to 12 locations across Philadelphia and New Jersey and was voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar on the East Coast.