Have you noticed? Las Vegas has upped its wiener game with new hot dog haunts across the Valley. The latest is Dog Haus, a hip, casual chain from Pasadena now with a store on Paradise across from the Hard Rock Hotel. Dog Haus serves up playful yet serious eats stacked with creative toppings, piled high on all-beef skinless dogs, sausages, burgers and more.
The popular Sooo Cali ($6.99) is a solid choice for starters, with arugula, spicy basil aioli, a mound of crispy onions and hefty slices of avocado and tomato. If you happen to be a Happy Days fan, you’re in luck: Dog Haus offers both the Scott Baioli dog ($6.99), stacked with smoked bacon, white American cheese, garlic aioli and caramelized onions, and the Fonz (7.99), a spicy Italian sausage with pastrami and melted mozzarella. As if the flavor combos weren’t unique enough, all of the dogs, sausages and burgers are served on rows of buttery, grilled-to-perfection King’s Hawaiian Rolls.
The hand-crafted sausages are delectable, with options like the sizzling Another Night in Bangkok ($7.99)—a Thai currywurst loaded with Thai peanut sauce, Asian slaw and crushed peanuts. But the real home run is Dog Haus’ happy hour (Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. and daily, 1-4 a.m.), when you can get two-for-one draft beers and canned wine and $1.25 sliders (mini dogs, corn dogs or burgers), French fries and tots. Did we mention the corn dogs are dipped and fried in root-beer batter?
When you’ve finally chosen the right dog, belly up to the bar for a craft beer from Dog Haus’ rotating taps. It’s like being at the ballgame, but better.
Dog Haus 4480 Paradise Road, 702-435-4287. Daily, 11 a.m.-4 a.m.