Now that Mötley Crüe have finished their final tour, frontman Vince Neil has more time to devote to his latest venture, the Vince Neil's Wild Side Tavern in Pahrump. The 24-hour gaming saloon is still planning for Neil to be the first performer on the waiting-to-debut outdoor stage with a concert tentatively penciled in for March, pending local planning approval.
The tavern, which debuted in December, has received some interior decor upgrades after a visit from Neil, whose first order of business was reportedly to change some of all white walls to a darker, more rockin' red.
The decorations include plenty of Crüe memorabilia, including Vince's stage-worn leather pants. Behind the small indoor stage, a giant snake has been mounted, the former attraction at Neil's shuttered Dr. Feelgood's Rock Bar & Grill in Miami Beach. Through the nostrils, the creature has the ability to blow smoke.
One full wall mural features a tribute to an array of musicians, including Slash, Billy Idol, Angus from AC/DC and in a nod to another musical direction, Blondie.
With 15 video poker machines and 17 beers on tap, the tavern supplies food to guests from a food truck outside in the parking lot, so all ages visitors don't need to head inside the venue. On the menu, a shrimp ceviche tostada, Wild Side Loaded Fries and the $8.75, Vince's Special, bacon avocado burger.
Still to come, a 250-gallon aquarium, home to a shark called "Mr. Neil."