Relive a youth spent at the skating rink with the new Rock & Rollers, opening Monday, Nov. 26, above Commercial Center’s Sahara Events Center. And this spot is meant for adults with a restaurant featuring comfort food, classic cocktails, live music, and, of course, roller skating.
Owner Darren Corsatea brought on local hospitality consultants Rx2 to create the menu of beer cheese sliders; the Devil’s Down South burger with pulled pork, applewood smoked bacon, sweet and spicy slaw, and smoky homemade barbecue sauce; and a cinnamon pork chop seasoned with a house-made cinnamon rub and Angry Apple Cider compote. Fish and chips, a BLT, a chopped chicken sandwich, grilled salmon, a rib-eye steak, and a roster of burgers and salads round out the menu. Diners can even order shareable milkshakes in vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.
Rock & Rollers even goes old school with drink options such as a beer and a shot including Old Fashioned Beer and a Bulleit, Blue Moon backed with an old fashion shot made with Bulleit Rye Whiskey; and Stella and Tom, a pint of Stella backed with a Tom Collins shot.
Bands including Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Carlos Santana, and Led Zeppelin once graced the stage at the former Sahara Events Center, and now the historic skating center reopens the rink for open skating every Friday and Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. for all ages and 8 p.m. to midnight for skaters 21-plus. Open skating is $10 per guest, with $5 skate rentals.
The center even features Duckpin bowling and snacks, beer, and wine at the redesigned snack bar. Beer pong, darts, pool, and even classic board games like Twister and Candy Land also find a home here.
Rock & Rollers also features free live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and an open jam on Tuesdays at the upstairs stage from local musicians.
Rock & Rollers, Commericial Center, 800 Karen Ave.; 702-754-0038.