It’s been a few months since Ellis Island broke ground on its new Front Yard, a two-story dining, bar and entertainment venue.
The project is a pretty big deal for the diminutive, family-owned casino, so we figured it was time to see how the $10 million project is going.
We should probably provide some context.
The Front Yard will run along Koval Lane (east of the Las Vegas Strip, at Flamingo), and the venue will have a capacity of 300 people. It will have a casual atmosphere, with bar games and activities, as well as live entertainment.
It will also have beer and lots of it. Ellis Island is known for its on-site brewery, making it a beer-lover’s paradise when it comes to coldness, freshness and sheer inexpensiveness. A typical glass of beer, or whatever they’re served in, will run you upwards of $1.50, and no, that’s not a typo.
Anyway, here’s a scale model of the Front Yard being built at Ellis Island.
The Front Yard will have a full cocktail and wine menu as well as food. If the BBQ served at Ellis Island is any indication, the food will be plentiful and cheap, just the way we like our eats. And boobs. But mostly that first thing.
While there doesn’t seem to have been much obvious progress made on the Front Yard, we assume there’s been some because the venue is supposed to debut in April 2018.
That’s according to one of our favorite casino people in Las Vegas, Christina Ellis, Director of Marketing at Ellis Island. She recently did a Q&A with the Las Vegas Sun, so check that out.
It’s only because we know Christina (we interviewed her on our podcast) that we can tease her about the fact their contractor is apparently Sloth & Sons Construction, LLC.
Ellis Island is one of our favorite hangs on The Strip, an unpretentious good time that’s heavy on gambling, liquor and great values.
We’re looking forward to seeing further progress at the Front Yard, and can’t wait to have our first Captain and diet in the new venue at Ellis Island.
Hey, just because they’re known for something doesn’t mean we have to try it. Ellis Island’s also known for karaoke. Hey, nobody’s perfect.