Double Barrel Roadhouse
For years, I’ve been searching for my very own “Cheers” bar–you know, the one where “everyone knows your name”. I still haven’t found that place here in Vermont. Even the staff at the sports bar around the corner from me (that I visit at least once every other month) still don’t know me by name. But on my June trip to Vegas this year, I think I came as close as I ever have before, at the Double Barrel Roadhouse.
The Double Barrel is one of the new restaurants at the Monte Carlo. You can’t actually get there from inside the Monte Carlo, though. It’s located outside the resort, between 800 Degrees Pizza and the CVS Pharmacy to the north of the Monte Carlo Strip entrance.
The Roadhouse has a down-home feel to it, and lays claim to being pretty much a BBQ restaurant, with BBQ beef brisket and pork, baked beans, and wood-grilled corn on the cob, among other menu items. The walls are made of what looks like weathered wood, and the back wall is a stack of barrels.
The Double Barrel Roadhouse is a good spot for people-watching.
In the summer at least, it is an open-air restaurant. But don’t think that means you’ll be sweltering in the 100-degree temperatures. I sat at the bar, which is in air-conditioning. It was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, with a mixture of sun, fresh air and cool air. Not to mention great people-watching on the Strip.
The food’s not so bad, either. Believe me, I had three meals here, so I got to sample plenty of it. I’m going to tell you what I had and how good it all was, even though none of these things appear on their online menu any more, so I assume they’re no longer offering them. All I can say about that is I’m so sorry for all of you who didn’t get to try the first dish on my list. So, so sorry. Continue reading