Las Vegas’ iconic dive bar, the Hard Hat Lounge, is officially in the hands of hometown hero Frank Sidoris and pizza-lebrity Robby Cunningham. The dynamic duo and longtime best friends breathe new life into the institution starting today, September 12, with special opening hours from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sticking to tradition and all the little details that make the Hard Hat Lounge a beloved piece of downtown Las Vegas, Sidoris and Cunningham promise to keep the bar’s loyal fans happy while adding live music and fun surprises. . The lounge has great bar offerings, all sports – including all VGK and Raiders games – and the best Detroit-style pizza in town, Guerrilla Pizza, drawing locals and tourists, regulars and new friends to hang out. relax, have a drink and enjoy a good pie with friends.

Guerrilla Pizza

Hard Hat’s signature Guerrilla Pizza exploded after Cunningham came up with the crazy idea of ​​a free pizza to test out his deep cheesy creations. He started @freepizzadtlv to fulfill his need for quality, authentic Detroit-style pizza in Vegas and before long pizza lovers were asking for more. Guerrilla Pizza at the Hard Hat Lounge will offer classic Detroit pizzas, with all the traditional toppings, as well as $7 hot breads like Wild Bread, gorilla knots and Hot churros; $7 Poutine, Parmesan Where Garlic Parmesan fashions; and $10 wings with your choice of Dirty, Frank’s Red Hot, Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan Where Mike’s hot honey.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be taking over one of the oldest and coolest dive bars in the entire city of Las Vegas,” Cunningham said. “To have walked into the kitchen two years ago on a whim and brought so much success to the bar with the pizza I was cooking at home is such an accomplishment. I’m excited to explore my entrepreneurial spirit with my best friend and make this bar even more successful than it’s ever been. The pizza and drinks will get even better with Frank and I driving.

Drinks, music and a rockstar

Sidoris, Vegas’ own rock star, recently toured the world as guitarist for Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and Mammoth WVH. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Sidoris has a genuine love and appreciation for a great dive bar with good vibes and great music, but is committed to preserving the historic charm of the lounge.

“Owning a bar in Vegas is exciting, but owning a piece of Las Vegas history is something else entirely,” Sidoris said. “My partner Robby and I couldn’t be more motivated to maintain what makes the Hard Hat a fixture in the downtown Vegas community and accentuate its historic value.”

All beers, except specialty beers, will be served in 22oz mugs. Exciting activations will include top guest bartenders, tap dance takeovers, game nights on Tuesdays and karaoke on Wednesdays. Live music inside, plus great shows outside on a bigger stage are coming soon.

Current Hard Hat Lounge promotions include:

  • Happy Hour daily from 1-3 p.m. and midnight until late with $1 off beers and drinks on call
  • Industry night on Monday with 10% off tab for industry guests
  • All day, every day $1 off drinks for construction workers

Hard Hat Lounge is located at 1675 S Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102. Hard Hat is open 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

About Hard Hat Lounge

Founded in 1962, Hard Hat Lounge is one of the oldest continuously operating bars in Southern Nevada. A downtown institution, featuring the cult-favorite Guerrilla pizza, has new owners and new life in 2022, with more to come. Visit the Hard Hat Lounge in the Arts District at 1675 S Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102. For more information, please follow on Instagram @hardhatloungelv.

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