Mötley Crüe front man Vince Neil is bringing a whole tavern full of Las Vegas razzle dazzle to the former Valley Bar in Pahrump, enough to make fans and the curious ponder how to make the journey 60 miles west of Las Vegas.
Mick Akers of the Pahrump Valley Times has the inside scoop on plans from Tatuado Hospitality Management Group CEO Michael Tsunis, who is running operations of the 3,962-square-foot Vince Neil's Tatuado Wild Side Tavern, scheduled to debut on Nov. 14.
Decorated with memorabilia from Neil's career, the center of the bar will feature a 250-gallon aquarium, home to a shark called "Mr. Neil." If you get bored watching a live killing machine over your beer, a giant snake will entertain by spewing smoke at the bartender's beck and call. The snake was an attraction at Neil's shuttered Dr. Feelgood’s Rock Bar & Grill located in Miami Beach from 2008 to 2013.
Inside the Wild Side Tavern, a small stage is being built with a larger outdoor area designed for bigger acts. Already promised, bands like Ratt, Slaughter and Vince Neil himself. A solo Vince Neil gig is being penciled in for January. In the meantime, a horseshoe pit will fill in the space. Neil will occasionally host meet and greet events to sign bottles of his Tatuado brand booze with the liquor and other souvenirs available for sale all year round.
Four pool tables and two dart machines are on the way, plus 15 beers on tap and $2.50 drafts and $3.50 craft beers during happy hours. And if you get hungry, a 22-foot food truck will be permanently stationed outside, serving street tacos and Vince Neil Bistro burgers to tavern guests and anyone driving by. The truck will serve double duty as the Tavern's signage, playing Mötley Crüe vidoes on side-mounted TVs and be decorated with a "Vince Neil theme."
The original Valley Bar was zoned for 15 video gaming machines, but no current plans for gambling have been revealed.