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Pickle Ball Courts With a Comfort Food Restaurant With Bars Head to Southwest Las Vegas

Electric Pickle with comfort food opens at The Bend in 2022 or 2023

A pickle ball court with picnic tables
Electric Pickle
Electric Pickle

Las Vegas already has smash rooms, ax throwing, escape rooms, karaoke lounges, a golf experience, and a dart lounge on the way. All offer a lounge and maybe even a restaurant next door. Now pickle ball has its day when a California-based restaurant group opens a three-acre, 10,000-square-foot facility at The Bend, the 158,511-square-foot retail and restaurant development spanning 10 acres under construction in southwest Las Vegas across from Ikea.

Dapper Cos. worked with Paul Frederick, the co-founder and chief development officer of Eureka Restaurant Group, to create Electric Pickle, bringing what’s become America’s fastest growing sport to Las Vegas. Frederick opened Eureka!, the restaurant and bar in Fremont East.

The complex will include nine pickle ball courts to accommodate 36 players, a two-story restaurant with a patio and rooftop bar, three bars, cornhole and bocce ball courts, and a lawn for live music, yoga classes, and other group gatherings in 2022 and 2023.

Pickle, a relatively new sport invented on Bainbridge Island west of Seattle in 1965, is played on a hard surface that’s smaller than a tennis court but uses a net, solid paddles, and a perforated plastic ball. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association estimates about 4.2 million people played pickle ball in the United States in 2020, a 21 percent increase from 2019.

The restaurant plans to offer casual comfort cuisine such as Neapolitan pizzas, Mexico City tacos, American burgers, and Korean protein and hemp bowls. Both dine-in and contactless ordering will be offered, including at the courts, where orders are delivered.

Once open, players can book a reservation online for courts at about $30 an hour.

The Bend also plans to feature the first new Galaxy Theater Luxury in Southern Nevada, in addition to Lotus of Siam, Shang Artisan Noodles, Baguette Cafe, Mothership Coffee Roasters, Freed’s Dessert Shop, The Great Greek, Aces & Ales Brewery, Tacos & Beer, and more. Other newcomers include Southern California’s Saint Felix Spirits & Fare with craft cocktails and food; Union Biscuit, a new breakfast and brunch kitchen that will feature biscuit sandwiches as well as Asian-influenced dishes; and Italian Graffiti from chef Marc Marrone and his partner Todd Lunger.

All Coverage of The Bend [ELV]

Aces & Ales

3740 S Nellis Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 436-7600 Visit Website

Eureka!

520 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

The Bend

Sunset Road and Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89148

Freed’s Dessert Shop

6475 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89131

Mothership Coffee Roasters

1028 Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (725) 735-4539 Visit Website

Italian Graffiti

Sunset Road and Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89148 Visit Website

Electric Pickle

Sunset Road and Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89148

Shang Artisan Noodles

4983 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 +1 702-888-3292 Visit Website

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill

1275 West Warm Springs Road, , NV 89014 (702) 547-2377 Visit Website

Ikea

6500 Ikea Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148 (888) 888-4532 Visit Website

Baguette Cafe

8359 W Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113 (702) 269-4781 Visit Website

Las Vegas

, , NV

Tacos & Beer

1622 Saint Charles Avenue, , LA 70130 (504) 304-8722 Visit Website

Lotus of Siam

620 East Flamingo Road, , NV 89119 (702) 735-3033 Visit Website

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