Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
|Ellis Island Casino & Brewery|
|Address||4178 Koval Lane
Las Vegas, Nevada
|Website||Ellis Island Casino & Brewery|
Ellis Island caters to locals, especially casino workers, and is known for its karaoke bar and low-price steak specials.
The Village Pub was opened in 1967 by Frank Ellis, who eventually passed it on to his son, Gary.
The name was changed to Ellis Island around 1986.
Ellis agreed in 2004 to manage and take joint ownership of the nearby Tuscany Suites and Casino, which had struggled to attract customers in its first year. The agreement fell apart when Tuscany officials allegedly backed out.
Later that year, Ellis signed on to the planned 36-story Aqua Blue condo-hotel project to replace the adjacent Super 8 motel. Ellis Island would manage the Aqua Blue casino, and would itself be renovated to match the new tower. However, the project was cancelled in June 2005, due in part to rising construction costs.
Ellis Island is well known for their "Steak Special" where for many years, the special was $4.99 but over the last fews years the price has been creeping up 100% to the current price of $8.99.
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- Smith, Hubble (30 June 2005). "Plans to build 46-story condominium hotel canceled". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 25 February 2012.