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Red Rock Resort Renovation Report

January 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM | by | ()

Red Rock Resort has been undergoing a few renovations over the past few months, many of which are already completed. Free property-wide WiFi was the first thing we noticed.

The first visible renovation that caught our attention, though, was when the casino center bar, Lucky Bar, was closed and boarded up. Those renovations are now complete and Lucky Bar is open. Literally.

The new design essentially blew the walls off the bar opening it to the casino with 360 degree views so you can actually grab a seat and watch the action at the craps table. The airiness of Lucky Bar can actually be felt at the gaming tables as everything feels more roomy now.

The one remaining item from the bar's original design is the 1.6 million piece, hand-crafted Swarovski crystals display dripping from the ceiling and pouring into the center of the bar like a cascading waterfall. The modern design plays well with the overall design of the casino.

The next noticeable renovation is the addition of Pink's Hot Dogs in between the poker room and sportsbook.

The layout of Pink's is the same as previous tenants of the space, but looks more like a 1950s diner (or Johnny Rockets). Red Rock isn't a very large casino and the food court isn't far away, but if you don't want to miss any action in a game or want a quick snack between hands at the poker table, it is a nice spot to buy an overpriced hot dog. (This New Yorker refuses to pay $4 or $5 for a hot dog, sorry.)

The final renovation, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, is really just beginning it's transformation from Cabo which was a Mexican restaurant. Lucille’s is a small chain of 16 BBQ restaurants with another restaurant located in the Henderson area.

We hope that they keep the bar with video poker in the front bar of the restaurant if only so that we can call our friends and tell them that we're eating a rack of ribs while playing video poker. Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is set to open this summer. Our nose will tell us when the smoking begins.

Archived Comments:

Side question...

Have they returned the fire effect to the entry as shown in the top photo?  It has been missing the past two years of my visits and it was really impressive.

Too bad...

...Pink's is delicious but is completely overpriced compared to their original stand in LA..where I shall dine this weekend on my upcoming trip.  Still can get a dog cheap there...I guess the novelty in Vegas has to be at an inflated price.


From the mouth of Red Rock regarding the fire feature. "That still works.  It may have been off if it was a windy day.  They automatically shut off for safety purposes based on weather conditions."

I was wondering...

What they were constructing when I was there last fall.  Glad to see they've got it opened up, the casino looked weird with part of it boarded up.


agreed. it was uncomfortable gambling up against that boarded up area. it feels great now.

Pink's Hollywood ain't cheap either

Here are the menu prices at Hollywood according to their website but I believe those might be old and the prices may be even higher; add 50 cents to each if I had to guess.

<a href="http://www.pinkshollywood.com/pgz/menu.html">http://www.pinkshollywood.com/pgz/menu.html</a>

How do those prices compare?


Prices in the Vegas locations are in the same range, maybe a little more but definitely not less.

It's a hot dog. Hot dogs should even have menus. These are not the hot dogs I grew up with. Get off my lawn! Haha.