We crawled out of bed after a BIG Vegas night at around 10am, and launched ourselves straight into the hotel pool. Hangovers be damned. After splashing about for a while and riding the Golden Nugget waterslide, the next step in curing ourselves from ‘the night before’ was lunch.
I was ready for some carbs.
I’d already looked up ‘cheap eats in Vegas’ on trusty Google, and Evel Pie caught my eye. Apparently some of the best pizza in Las Vegas, it had a colourful, dive-bar-esque exterior and some great reviews.
Just a ten minute walk from our hotel, at the end of the Fremont Street experience, we stumbled in through a sticker-adorned door and took a seat.
Walking in, I instantly had a Good Feeling about the place. Inspired by the man and movie, Evel Knievel, memorabilia stretches from wall to ceiling. For the pinball wizards, a handful of machines in the corner make for great pre-pizza entertainment, and the punk rock soundtrack tops off the whole ‘dive bar’ vibe perfectly.
Pizza options are displayed in a cabinet next to the server, with plenty of classic pizza toppings on offer with fun names and regular specials available too. And there’s a vegan option, for you plant-based types.
There’s also a ‘mystery slice’ available, if you’re feeling brave…
Two slices each was plenty, as they’re pretty sizeable. I chose the Balls to the Wall (tomato sauce, mozzarella, fontina, caramelised onion, ricotta, homemade meatballs, basil) and Hog Heaven (barbecue sauce, smoked mozzarella, fontina, pulled pork, bacon, & red onions).
I can confirm both were AWESOME. Thin, classic bases, generous amounts of topping. The Balls To The Wall was my favourite, as the creamy ricotta melted into glorious, oozy goodness. And on my second slice, the rich BBQ sauce and tender pulled pork also made Hog Heaven a solid contender.
Slice prices at Evel’s range from $4.50 to $6 (which basically means, fellow Brits, you can get a big ol’ slice for UNDER A FIVER). In a city that thrives on you spending the dollars, Evel Pie is great value and a really fun place to enjoy a slice (or two…)
If on my travels, I ever found a place to eat and drink that felt totally ME, Evel Pie would be it. The whole rock’n’roll vibe, combined with quality beers and delicious pizza is a perfect downtown Las Vegas dining experience. More like a pub hang-out than a restaurant, if you’re in the area, this is an absolute must-try spot.
508 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA