Steakhouses are a dime a dozen in this extravagant town, but finding one that offers an unbelievable happy hour with tasty bites can make it stand out from the rest of the pack. There is no doubt that if you walked into any of the big named casinos on the strip, you would find something to satisfy your appetite, but your wallet might be a bit empty by the time you leave. Jump in your vehicle and head south until you see the Bass Pro Shop off of Blue Diamond Road, because right behind it and inside a cozy, cabin-like casino called Silverton Casino Hotel, is a happy hour bargain you’ll go back for more than once.
The Twin Creek Steakhouse inside the Silverton Casino Hotel offers an unbelievable happy hour. You may have seen their happy hour special advertised in some of the weekly, local publications that are distributed throughout town. Don’t be afraid to head out there and actually try it out. You will not be disappointed.
The happy hour special is only offered in their lounge/bar area, which has ample seating, but does not provide enough bar space. On the evening I tried their happy hour, there was a chef’s special for Prime Rib Sliders, however the waiter mentioned that the special is offered almost nightly even though it’s not on the tapas menu. They provide a small basket of tasty breads to satisfy your carb cravings. Filled with pretzel, chocolate chip, and flat crispy breads. Wash it down with a glass or a bottle of one of their wine specials, some bottles listed at $14; unbelievable prices and flavorful as well, better than some house wine’s I’ve tasted at big name eateries.
The only beer on tap is Stella Artois, so if that’s your choice of brew, you’ll be happy to know they serve a 12oz. glass as one of their drink specials. The red Sangria is a great pick as well. It’s filled with fresh fruits and has a bit of carbonation to make it a fresh and light drink. The tapas plate specials range from items such as meatballs, calamari, stuffed mushrooms, smoked salmon, artichoke toast, and bacon wrapped shrimp. The happy hour special offers 50% off these items from 5pm to 8pm, so you’ll average about $4.00 per tapas plate, which is great to share for two people. The better deal is to wait until after 8pm when it changes to 75% off. A $10 Prime Rib Slider became $2.50 for three sliders. Granted, the sliders were small, but it was flavorful and juicy; enough to fill me up with all the sangria, bread, and other tapas plates I tried.
I haven’t had a chance to come back for a sit down meal at Twin Creeks, but I definitely plan to. I did a quick review of their menu and the prices are almost half of what other steak houses charge. The ambiance is typical steakhouse feel and the casino itself is clean, nice, and up-to-date. There’s a large aquarium inside that you’ll also have to check out. All in all, it’s worth a trip. Silverton Casino Hotel as a whole may not fit the typical Vegas scenery, but once you step inside, you’ll be glad you did. Just make sure you take a stroll over to the Twin Creeks Steakhouse after 5pm for some bites and a night cap to end your day, Tuesday through Saturday.
**Update to Article**
Twin Creeks recently changed their happy hour special. Sounds like they were getting extremly busy with the 75% off special. They now only offer Happy Hour, Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to 8pm. The special remains at 50% off, which is still a great deal.
Where: Twin Creeks Steakhouse inside the Silverton Casino Hotel – 3333 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Website: http://www.silvertoncasino.com (click on the Dining section)
Happy Hour Times: Tuesday through Saturday, 5pm to 8pm (50% off), 8pm to closing (75% off) – closing times are 10pm (Tuesday through Friday) and 11pm on Saturday
(Effective November 2011, Tuesday through Saturday, 5pm to 8pm (50% off) Only.)
Ambiance: The typical dark steakhouse feel, but with a cabin and woodsy like atmosphere. You’ll see candles and wood bark accents to tie into the cabin and outdoorsy feeling that Silverton offers.
Bar Space: There is very little bar space. I believe there were about eight seats, but there are high top tables and some community tables.
Sip On: Sangria, house wine or Stella Artois is offered during the happy hour special, around $3.00 – $3.50 each. Twin Creeks Steakhouse offers a Bourbon flight as well (not offered as a special).
Bite On: The meatballs were tasty, like a homemade and flavorful bite of yumminess. Hopefully you go during a night with a Tapas Special of Prime Rib Sliders or something similar. You can’t go wrong with it.
Side Tip: Go after 8pm. Seriously, 75% off! How can you not take advantage of it?
Healthy Bite: Honestly, good luck with that. Unless you’re ordering a salad off the main menu, the Tapas menu wasn’t developed for those watching their figure. At least you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings with smaller portions, just don’t overdo it.