Sand Dollar Blues Room

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The Sand Dollar Blues Room is a blues and gambling nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The club originally opened in 1976 as an ocean-themed restaurant in a small office complex about a mile from the Strip. The venue evolved into a blues club, and received a "Five Star" rating from Las Vegas Today magazine, the Review Journals' "Best of Las Vegas", and two years in a row, 2006 and 2007, AOL Cityguide' "Best Live Music".[citation needed]

The club has been the subject of articles in Playboy magazine and featured in shows on the Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel and VH1.[citation needed] America Online chose the Sand Dollar as one of the "10 Best Bars in the country".[citation needed] It also has been listed in the AOL city guide's best of.[1]

The venue has hosted the blues artists BB King, George Thorogood, and Jeff Healey.[citation needed]Rock guitarist Ted Nugent once performed an impromptu guitar duet with blues artist Joe Bonamassa in front of a VH1 film crew.[2] Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts hosted a bachelor party there.[citation needed] Pop artist Taylor Dayne was once asked to perform a song.[citation needed]

The Sand Dollar has been under new ownership[by whom?] since January 1, 2010.[2]


  1. ^ "LETTERS". Las Vegas Weekly. Greenspun Media Group. 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  2. ^ a b Jason Bracelin (16 July 2014). "Sand Dollar tries to recapture blues magic". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

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