Anglophiles in Las Vegas? They’re at the Crown!
In Vegas, the Deutschophiles have their Hofbrauhaus and the Anglophiles have the Crown and Anchor.
Take a 10-minute cab ride just east of the Strip on Tropicana Avenue and you’ll come across one of the city’s most engaging finds. You see, the Crown and Anchor is no ordinary bar, but a raucous British styled pub that has long been a favorite for both students, tourists and locals alike. One stop in here and you’ll approve of its appeal.
The suds variety is tops: ESB lager, Blackthorn and Magner’s cider, Bushmills, Newcastle, and Guinness are just some of the imports for starters; and don’t forget the pub grub, a heavy load of fish and chips; or shepherd’s pie, or a cornish pasty.
Okay, these aren’t the healthiest items to consume, but you’re in a pub, so get over it. Even better, except for the "Posh Selections" of English Steak and Filet Wellington, the dishes are all under $10.
You can also take a crack at some of the succulent desserts: sherried trifle (sponge cake, raspberries, custard doused with sherry and topped with fresh cream), the apple custard (hot apple cobbler with crumb topping served with fresh custard) and the richly decadent sticky toffee pudding.
Like most pubs, it’s the crowd that makes it festive, and the Crown is no exception. Weekends are a magnet to several Brits in the city who want to catch a Manchester United game on the telly. Also engaging is the jukebox of top-notch retro 80’s Britpop (i.e. The Police, Squeeze, UB40.) And why not go all the way with the Limey trappings by playing a game of darts? We think it's one of the city’s greatest 24/7 hangouts. You’ve been warned.