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Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux Takes Over the Toby Keith Space on the Las Vegas Strip in 2022

The sports bar with Louisiana roots teams up with Hash House A Go Go to open at Harrah’s with Cajun favorites and a first for Walk-On’s, breakfast

A white plate with shrimp and grits and a fork
Voodoo shrimp and grits at Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

Brandon Landry earned a C-plus on his business plan to open a sports bar while he attended LSU. He earned a walk-on spot on the basketball team before graduating in 2001 and realized he probably wasn’t going to play in the NBA and needed to come up with a different career path. Two years later, he opened his first Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux in Baton Rouge with a Louisiana-inspired menu. Now the brand features 58 locations nationwide with the first coming to the Las Vegas Strip in early 2022.

Walk-On’s plans to take over the former Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah’s Las Vegas with a sports dining venue. Landry and Walk-On’s teamed up with Hash House A Go Go for the opening. For two years, the two talked about where to open in Las Vegas when Caesars Entertainment approached Hash House CEO Jim Nyberg about bringing a breakfast restaurant to the Toby Keith space after it permanently closed. Instead of bringing a second Hash House (it already has a location at the Linq), Nyberg suggested Walk-On’s. The Harrah’s location will be the first to offer breakfast as well as the Walk-On’s menu of crawfish etouffee, duck and andouille gumbo, and Krispy Kreme bread pudding. “We’ve got to do some renovations for kitchen and things like that, but it’s a pretty adaptable space, so we’re excited about the convergence,” Landry says.

It will also be one of the largest locations, spanning nearly 12,000 square feet on the second floor of Harrah’s. “This will give us a little bit more room to spread out a little bit with more TVs and space on the big game days,” Landry says of space near Caesars Forum Conference Center and the Monorail. The restaurant plans to offer 60 televisions, brick arches for a stadium feel, and wooden tables sans the typical sports bar memorabilia.

A bread budding on a teal plate
Krispy Kreme bread pudding at Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

Landry’s emphasizes that Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux is first and foremost a restaurant with voodoo shrimp and grits, crawfish two ways with crawfish étouffée and fried crawfish tails, catfish atchafalaya, a roster of po-boys, and the signature cocktail, the Mad Mary, along with sandwiches, salads, burgers, and tacos. “We’re not saying we’re a Cajun restaurant, but about 30 percent of our menu is fresh gulf seafood and food Louisiana is known for,” Landry says. Breakfast will bring a short list of dishes, incorporating Louisiana ingredients such as andouille sausage, boudin, and beignets alongside some seafood for breakfast and chicken and waffles, all with Hash House’s farm fresh flair.

Duck and andouille gumbo in a white bowl on top of a teal blue plate with a slice of toast next to it. All sits on a wood table,
Duck and andouille gumbo at Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

A little sports flair is part of the sports bar as well. Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a part owner, and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White own franchises as well. Landry says that while Brees is now a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America and Notre Dame football games, he may find time to come to Las Vegas for the grand opening.

“To think that we’re going to open up on the Las Vegas Strip,” Landry says. “The concept that wasn’t supposed to work. We got a C-plus on the project when we did it in college. To think of where we are now.”

Caesars Forum Conference Center

3911 S Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109 855-633-8238 Visit Website

Hash House A Go Go

1 South Main Street, , NV 89101 (702) 384-4646 Visit Website

The Linq

3545 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (866) 328-1888 Visit Website

Las Vegas

, , NV

Harrah’s Las Vegas

3475 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (800) 214-9110 Visit Website

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

3475 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

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