We don’t entirely know who Drew Brees is, but we love him.
That’s because he took some time out of his busy schedule to confirm our scoop his Walk-On’s sports bar and restaurant is coming to Harrah’s Las Vegas in early 2022.
Confirmation of the news we first shared back in August was passed along via a video on the official Harrah’s Twitter account.
— Harrah's Las Vegas (@HarrahsVegas) September 30, 2021
Brees starts his announcement video by saying, “Word’s out, so we thought we’d make it official.”
Sorry, Drew Brees, but it’s hard to keep a secret in Las Vegas.
To Brees’ credit, it doesn’t appear he’s mad we ruined his surprise.
The video also features the founder, co-owner and CEO of Walk-On’s, Brandon Landry.
Landry appears to be a goofball, which bodes well for the success of this sports-friendly restaurant in Las Vegas. We are a big fan of goofballery.
It hasn’t been confirmed by Harrah’s, but Walk-On’s Sports Bixtreaux will move into the space formerly home to Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill.
We would tell you more about the histroy of Walk-On’s, but that’s why they invented the Internet. Well, that and porn.
A news release about the new restaurant says, “The location will offer guests a taste of Louisiana classics with diverse, made-from-scratch dishes including Crawfish Etouffee, Duck and Andouille Gumbo and Krispy Kreme Donut Bread Pudding, as well as game day classics like burgers and everyday favorites like salads, wraps, and more. The restaurant will also be the first-ever Walk-On’s to feature a breakfast menu, offering current staple items like Voodoo Shrimp and Grits, Beignets, and their popular signature cocktail, the Mad Mary.”
The restaurant will have more than 60 TVs. It’s the law.
Walk-On’s seems a good fit at Harrah’s as it continues to transition toward becoming a convention hotel.
The location will make it the first venue conventioneers encounter as they make their way to Harrah’s from the new Caesars Forum conference center.
DTAS (“dudes talking about sports”) is a huge trend in Las Vegas at the moment, and Walk-On’s seems to be a place where that is likely to happen.
Big thanks to Drew Brees, former American football quarterback who played in the NFL for 20 seasons (thanks, Wikipedia!), for confirming our scoop and welcome to Las Vegas.