Golden Entertainment made big news this month when it announced it was buying American Casino & Entertainment Properties. The company that operates the biggest tavern chain in the state—PT’s Pubs and associated brands—will run the Stratosphere and Arizona Charlie’s. It’s another huge leap for a company once thought of only for neighborhood video-poker bars.
Golden has been upgrading and elevating its bars for years, and its latest offering debuted last year at the site of former neighborhood bar and grill Sedona. If you live in the Summerlin area but have skipped SG Bar—assuming it to be Sierra Gold with a different name—you’re missing out on a cool and casual atmosphere, and a strong menu that plays with comfort food classics.
First, there’s 24-hour breakfast, always an excellent choice. Build your own three-egg omelet ($9) or indulge with chicken fried steak and eggs ($11) or a Benny stacked on buttermilk biscuits with green chile and Black Forest ham ($11).
If you’re meeting the squad for drinks and snacks, the “elevated apps” category offers satisfying “street tacos” of roasted chicken ($9), carnitas with chipotle barbecue sauce ($9) or spicy, crispy shrimp ($13) along with tuna poke ($14) and more. So yeah, not just wings, but you can get those, or sliders ($12) on sweet Hawaiian rolls piled high with bacon, onions, chili and beer-cheese sauce.
A few PT’s Brewing Company plates made the move to SG Bar, like the Bavarian pretzel ($12), the ramen bowl ($10), the New Yorker sandwich with pastrami, prime rib and corned beef ($17), and the tasty curry with chicken ($14) or shrimp ($17).
PT’s own craft brews are available at SG Bar, too, and summer’s the right time for the Sunset Wit ($5), a Belgian-style white ale with a coriander-and-grapefruit kick that goes great with that curry or some truffle-parmesan fries ($8). The knockout punch is the Lorenzo Burger ($16), a thick patty with peppered bacon, mushrooms and a creamy mushroom sauce, as hearty and homey as it gets. It’s not your typical neighborhood bar burger, and that makes sense.
SG BAR 9580 W. Flamingo Road, 702-320-4700. 24/7.