Brooklyn Bowl Celebrates First Year Full of Rave Reviews

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BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY,
YEAR FULL OF SUPERLATIVES

On Saturday, March 7, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas celebrates its first year as Las Vegas newest, most exciting and unique entertainment venue. Combining 32 bowling lanes, five bars and an award-winning menu by Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Restaurants with a dynamic roster of live music acts, Brooklyn Bowl is savvy locals’ and tourists’ favorite entertainment destination.

“It’s amazing to think a year has already passed, but we couldn’t be more pleased with the reception Brooklyn Bowl has received in Las Vegas,” said Peter Shapiro, founder and owner, The Bowls. “We’ve come to a city famous for its entertainment and succeeded in transforming the way people experience live music. We owe all Las Vegas music fans—as well as those who’ve visited us from around the world—tremendous gratitude for making our first year a stellar one.”

In just 12 months, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has accumulated numerous accolades, including the following:
-Best Live Music Venues in Las Vegas, No. 1 – Travel + Leisure
-Top 10 New Restaurants 2014 – Las Vegas Review-Journal
-Reader’s Choice Best Live Music Venue, Best Concert Calendar, Best New Music Venue and Best Potato Kinish – Las Vegas Weekly
-Best New Venue, Best Ventilation – Vegas Seven
-Best Happy Hour and Best Music Venue – Desert Companion

It’s no surprise Brooklyn Bowl’s live music roster generates so much excitement among critics and music lovers alike. During the first year, the Venue hosted nearly 300 live shows representing an expansive array of musical genres, with artists including John Legend, OneRepublic, Elvis Costello, The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Primus, O.A.R., Smashing Pumpkins, Los Lobos, Steve Winwood, Wu-Tang Clan, Jack White and The String Cheese Incident.

Brooklyn Bowl’s restaurant, helmed by Chef Dermot Driscoll and featuring Blue Ribbon Restaurants’ menu, consistently receives raves. The much-lauded menu elevates comfort food and offers new twists on old favorites. Signature dishes include its world-renowned Fried Chicken, served with white bread and honey; Egg Shooters with pickled peppers and olive oil mayo; a variety of French Bread Pizzas, including The Theresa, with butternut squash, mushrooms and roasted garlic; The Bowl Burger Deluxe with all of the fixin’s and fries; and Mac & Cheese with baked crumbs. New to the menu are Chef Driscoll’s Deep Fried Pickles with Blue Ribbon seasoning and chipotle ranch. Brooklyn Bowl’s menu is complemented by a thirst-quenching roster of craft beers and spirited house cocktails, such as the Drunken Palmer, combining Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade, and Rum Punch, a blend of Bacardi Superior, Gosling’s Rum and juice.

Brooklyn Bowl’s famous fried chicken inspired Driscoll to create the Fried Chicken Martini in honor of the venue’s first anniversary. This celebratory libation incorporates Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which was infused with fried chicken for two weeks. The fried chicken vodka is then poured into a glass dipped in a touch of honey imported directly from the Mexican honey farm belonging to Blue Ribbon Restaurants founder Bruce Bromberg. The honeyed rim is then dipped in the restaurant’s signature fried chicken seasoning and garnished with a boneless piece of fried chicken skewered with a sprig of rosemary. Executive Chef Dermot Driscoll’s inventive creation will be available for a limited time.

Finally, over the course of its first year, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas charted several notable numbers:
-Total guests served: 600,000
-Hosted shows and events: 325
-Pounds of served chicken: 60,000
-Pounds of French fries served: 30,000
-Number of beers sold: 260,000

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas serves its full menu in the restaurant and at the lanes every day starting at 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon on Saturday and Sunday, when a brunch menu is also available.

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ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS
Located center strip at The LINQ, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is where locals and tourists go nightly for an eclectic blend of live music, 32 bowling lanes and five bars with an all-house-made menu created and overseen by brothers Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Restaurants. During shows, more than 2,400 guests can enjoy the performance from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes where guests can relax on leather sofas and enjoy the full menu, or the upstairs lounge boxes that overlook it all. Since opening in March 2014, notable performances have included Elvis Costello, The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, O.A.R., Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White, John Legend and OneRepublic, as well as numerous others. USA Today says “Music lovers and food lovers finally have a spot to share the night: Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ,” while Travel + Leisure named it No. 1 on its “Best Live Music Venues in Las Vegas” list. The original Brooklyn Bowl is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—”one of the most incredible places on Earth,” according to Rolling Stone—and, last year, Brooklyn Bowl opened a location at The O2 in London, England. For additional information, including the most up-to-date show lineup, visit www.BrooklynBowl.com. For information regarding upcoming shows, email lasvegasnewsletter@brooklynbowl.com.

ABOUT BLUE RIBBON RESTAURANTS
Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Restaurants, which created Brooklyn Bowl’s menu, was founded in 1992 by brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg. The Bromberg Brothers received their formal training at Paris’ famed Cordon Bleu, and at fine restaurants around France and New York City. Eric and Bruce Bromberg have been twice honored as finalists for the James Beard Foundation “Outstanding Restaurateur” award. The original Blue Ribbon restaurant has been a chef’s destination since it opened in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood in 1992. Blue Ribbon Restaurants has grown to sixteen diverse and well-regarded top-quality dining experiences in New York City, London and Las Vegas. Blue Ribbon Restaurants are annually recognized for excellence by many leading culinary institutions and publications. Blue Ribbon also provides restaurant consulting services and operates a wholesale bread bakery in New York City. In 2010, Bruce and Eric Bromberg released their first cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook, which offers recipes for Blue Ribbon signature dishes and insider culinary wisdom. For more information, please visit www.BlueRibbonRestaurants.com.

Double Jump the Concert Line at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

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DOUBLE JUMP THE CONCERT LINE AT BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS
AT THE LINQ

Guests Who Dine at Brooklyn Bowl’s Restaurant Can Now “Jump” to the Front of the Concert Line

 

In bowling, the term “double jump” means the bowler has jumped ahead of where he or she should be in the standard rotation. However, at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Double Jump is a boon for guests who want to dine and then receive preferential access to the evening’s concert event.

Now available, the Double Jump program enables guests dining at its award-winning, Blue Ribbon restaurant to proceed immediately to the concert of the night before the general public.

Here is how it works: dine anywhere at Brooklyn Bowl and show the receipt to security to be allowed entry into the concert area ahead of the general public. That guest will “jump the line.” Reservations during concert nights are strongly recommended. Reservations can be made via vegas.brooklynbowl.com or by calling (702) 862-2695.

Brooklyn Bowl’s Blue Ribbon restaurant was created by brothers, chefs and restaurateurs, Bruce and Eric Bromberg. Expertly prepared by Executive Chef Dermot Driscoll, Brooklyn Bowl’s menu is a mix of comfort food and new twists on old favorites. Signature dishes include Egg Shooters with pickled peppers and olive oil mayo; Deep Fried Pickles with Blue Ribbon seasoning and chipotle ranch; a collection of French Bread Pizzas including The Theresa with butternut squash, mushrooms and roasted garlic; The Bowl Burger Deluxe with all of the fixin’s and fries; Mac & Cheese with baked crumbs and of course, its world-renowned Fried Chicken served with white bread and honey.

Brooklyn Bowl is open for dining every day starting at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS AT THE LINQ
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is where locals and tourists go for a nightly eclectic blend of live music, 32 bowling lanes and five bars with an all-house made menu created and executed by brothers’ Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Restaurants. When there is a live show, there can be more than 2,000 concertgoers enjoying live music programming from the general admission area, as well as the multimedia bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, notable performances include Elvis Costello & The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, O.A.R., Smashing Pumpkins and Jack White. Brooklyn Bowl is also located in Brooklyn and London, making Las Vegas its third location. Rolling Stone calls Brooklyn Bowl “one of the most incredible places on Earth” while USA Today says “Music lovers and food lovers finally have a spot to share the night: Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ.” For additional information, including the most up-to-date show lineup, visit www.BrooklynBowl.com. To be added to the email list for information regarding upcoming shows, email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

ABOUT BLUE RIBBON
Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Restaurants was founded in 1992 by brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg. The Bromberg Brothers received their formal training at Paris’ famed Cordon Bleu and at fine restaurants in France and New York City before opening the original Blue Ribbon in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood in 1992. The Blue Ribbon family of restaurants has since grown to include in Manhattan, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Blue Ribbon Market, Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya and Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken; in Brooklyn, Blue Ribbon Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Bowl in New York, London and now Las Vegas; Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill Las Vegas in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Blue Ribbon Restaurants and Chefs Eric and Bruce are annually recognized for excellence by many leading culinary institutions and publications including Zagat Survey, the James Beard Foundation, the Michelin Guide, Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Time Out New York, New York Magazine and Citysearch.com. For more information please visit www.BlueRibbonRestaurants.com.

JANE’S ADDICTION – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22, 2014

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JANE’S ADDICTION
–Encore Presentation–
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 & 22, 2014 – 9:00 PM

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST!!!

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named “Best Live Music Venue” by Las Vegas Weekly and “Best New Venue” by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce LIT live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

 

Show: Jane’s Addiction

Support: TBD

Show Date: Friday & Saturday November 21 & 22, 2014

Times: Doors 8:00 PM || Show 9:00 PM

Ages: 21+ with ID welcome

Ticket Prices: General admission tickets $67.50 ADV // $70 DOS plus applicable service charges

Ticket Info: Tickets are available online at www.ticketfly.com, vegas.brooklynbowl.com, or to charge tickets by phone, call 702.862.2695. Tickets available also at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas box office open daily at noon.

 

ABOUT JANE’S ADDICTION:
Great bands break rules, but legends write their own. Jane’s Addiction have actually written the rule book for alternative music and culture through a combination of genre-defying classic songs and a cinematic live experience. Their songs serve as the Ten Commandments for alt rock, inspiring an entire generation of bands such as Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and Tool.

When the Los Angeles quartet came along, they merged alternative and rock like no one before, becoming the first alternative rock band, creating a new sound and attitude. Perry Farrell stands out as one of music’s most forward-thinking and enigmatic frontmen, and his vocals soar with vibrancy, vulnerability and vitality.

Guitar god Dave Navarro conjures simultaneously psychedelic and epic riffs. Stephen Perkins’ tribal stomp remains hypnotic and transfixing. All of those elements converge seamlessly on the group’s fourth studio album, 2011’s The Great Escape Artist. Produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol), the critically acclaimed record also added TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek to the creative team in the lab. Together, they reached another landmark. Spun through a kaleidoscope of tightly wound riffs, hypnotic harmonies, booming beats, and an unmistakable howl, The Great Escape Artist announced the beginning of the next chapter for the alternative rock torchbearers. They’ve continued to set the world ablaze since the album was unleashed in late 2011.

Jane’s Addiction got up close and personal for the critically acclaimed “Theatre of the Escapists” tour in support of the release. Returning to historic theaters across the United States, the band conjured an all-encompassing concert experience hyper-charged with intoxicating energy, airtight musicianship, dangerous theatricality, seductive visuals, and a drop of humor (and red wine) for good measure. Selling out venues everywhere, it has become one of the hottest tickets of 2012. However, the Jane’s Addiction “Escapists” carnival—described by the Dallas Morning News as “a sanctuary for freaks and fetishes” (5/11/12)–wasn’t simply confined to the states.

The group headlined the first Lollapalooza Brazil in history, bringing South America the same potent mix of music, sex, and love. What else would you expect from them? Acclaimed for their swirling sonic symphony and unique studio alchemy, Jane’s Addiction have sold over seven million records in the U.S. alone. They’ve also garnered Grammy nominations and spearheaded the movement of modern American festival culture by launching and headlining the game-changer Lollapalooza.

Even during dormant periods, their timeless songs pulsated through rock radio constantly and their influence resounded through countless acts. Jane’s Addiction laid the foundation for their legacy in Los Angeles. There probably isn’t a more appropriate birthing ground for music this unique. In 1985, Farrell met the band’s original bassist Eric Avery, and they immediately connected over a shared musical perspective—wanting to shake things up. They’d only hone that perspective further with the addition of Perkins. Everything fell into place once Perkins suggested Navarro, and the first incarnation of the band was solidified.

Headlining various local venue and becoming a veritable phenomenon in the L.A. club scene, Jane’s Addiction garnered the attention of numerous major labels. Even though they’d officially sign with Warner Bros. in 1986, the band chose to release their live debut, Jane’s Addiction, via indie label Triple X Records in 1987, keeping a D.I.Y. attitude that’d define their career. Recorded live at The Roxy, the album stirred up national interest, introducing their one-of-a-kind style to the world at large.

In 1988, Jane’s Addiction would officially arrive as a pop culture force with their first proper studio album, Nothing’s Shocking. The band created a sound that the world had never heard before. It was as riff heavy as it was sensitive. Farrell lyrically chronicled the stranger side of L.A. life, telling personal tales that’d stick with fans just as much as Navarro’s licks did. The characters that populate tracks like debut single “Jane Says,” “Ted, Just Admit It…” and “Had a Dad” were just as alive as the music itself. Farrell examined sex, violence, love, drugs and so much more with Marquis de Sade-style wit and Andy Warhol-esque vision.

It’s easy to wonder who those songs are about, and if those people are all out there somewhere on the fringes. The album artwork, a naked sculpture of Farrell’s girlfriend at the time, and the video for “Mountain Song” both were widely banned. However, Nothing’s Shocking was “alternative” in the purest sense of the word. Jane’s Addiction live for their art and nothing else. Trademark song “Jane Says” charged up the Alternative Songs chart and the album was certified platinum, also grabbing a Grammy nod in 1989 for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, and audiences everywhere fell under Jane’s spell.

For their second studio album, 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual, the band went further down the rabbit hole musically. Fully embracing their psychedelic and progressive side, tracks like “Three Days” and “Then She Did…” exceeded the eight-minute mark, becoming elegant aural tapestries with mystique a la Led Zeppelin. The album reached 3x-platinum in the U.S with two #1 singles “Stop!” and “Been Caught Stealing,” the latter of which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance. It was almost as if the band’s chemistry bubbled too much, and they needed a break at this point.

In 1991, for the Jane’s Addiction “farewell” tour, Farrell concocted Lollapalooza. His visionary idea brought alternative nations together like never before, and the touring festival ran annually until 1997. After the first Lollapalooza, Jane’s Addiction went on hiatus, but they never truly went away. The band embarked on 1997’s highly successful Relapse Tour with Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass, supporting their inclusion on the Private Parts soundtrack. A gold-selling compilation, Kettle Whistle, also hit shelves that year.

The world needed Jane’s Addiction in 2003 just as much as it did in 1985, and the band released Strays, their first new album in 13 years. After debuting at #4 on the Billboard chart, the album quickly reached gold status, and first single “Just Because” was their biggest single to date landing at #1. Jane’s Addiction was once again everywhere with “Superhero” becoming the opening theme song for HBO’s hit show “Entourage” at the same time.

The band headlined the re-tooled Lollapalooza festival that summer. After taking a break in 2004, the band reunited in 2008 for a fiery performance at the first-ever USA NME Awards. Instantly, they began channeling the same mystic energy that fueled them on their earliest tours and they wanted to share it with the world. The best way to do that was by hitting the road on one of the most successful tours of 2009, NIN/JA with Nine Inch Nails. Not only did it hearken back to the band’s first tour together, but NIN/JA illuminated Jane’s Addiction firing on all cylinders with their biggest and most visually stunning stage production yet as well as flawless playing.

Given the success of the tour, new music was a must, and The Great Escape Artist is a triumph for Jane’s Addiction. Much like the group’s classic albums, The Great Escape Artist’s legacy continues to grow. USA Today, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Guitar World and countless other press outlets have sung its praises. Still this feels like a new beginning for Jane’s Addiction. They haven’t stopped writing their own rules just yet, and there’s only more new ground to break on the horizon.

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ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand’s third location. With three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is one of the largest performance venues in America and is described by People Magazine as being “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place.” Located at The LINQ, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, five on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” On any given night, more than 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy live music programming from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has seen notable performances by Elvis Costello & The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, O.A.R. and 21 Pilots.

The original location opened in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 in the former Hecla Iron Works building (built in 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world. Brooklyn Bowl New York has hosted countless notable performances, including shows by Kanye West, Adele, Paul Simon, Moby and Guns N’Roses and has been named Zagat’s “Best Music Venue – New York City” for three consecutive years (as well as “Best Bowling Alley” and “Best Brooklyn Venue”) and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone.  Eater described their menu as “epic,” while The New Yorker hailed the club’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, beer, bowling, and food as “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split.” The second Brooklyn Bowl location opened in January 2014 at The O2 in London, and was hailed by The London Evening Standard as a “…wonderland of food, drink, music and pins”.

For additional information about Brooklyn Bowl, including the most up-to-date show lineup, visit www.brooklynbowl.com. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is located at The LINQ, next to the High Roller Observation Wheel on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

 

Smashing Pumpkins at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

 

The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas was full of energy this weekend, hosting legendary band The Smashing Pumpkins.

 

Elevated above the famed Las Vegas Strip, the evening began with several throwbacks to the band’s earlier years with tracks like “Geek U.S.A.” and “Starla.”  Eventually, new material from the band’s soon-to-be-released album Oceania began to soar through the venue.  Although the crowd sang along for the entire concert, one of the highlights of the evening came when frontman Billy Corgan stepped back to bask in the collective voices of the audience.

 

After a roaring and energetic encore, everyone in attendance cheered.  As The Boulevard Pool began to empty out, concertgoers left with a greater dedication and heightened love for one of the country’s most acclaimed musical acts.

 

MASHING PUMPKINS performs at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas

 

SMASHING PUMPKINS performs at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas

 

MASHING PUMPKINS performs at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas

 

MASHING PUMPKINS performs at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas

 

MASHING PUMPKINS performs at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas

 

MASHING PUMPKINS performs at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas

 

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