Sandbar Sports Grill, West Vail, sportsbar
Vail CO, Colorado
Sandbar Sports Grill
2161 N. Frontage Road
This sports bar has a beach-bum soul with surfboards and skis lining the wall.But the can’t compete with the 30 flat screen TVs, which air every major professional and college sport. The bar stands in the middle of the joint, dividing the room into a dining area on one side and a dance floor on the other.
The food goes beyond normal bar fare. The Baja-style menu offers California favorites, from salads to fajitas to pizza. But if you want a Sandbar specialty, order the fish tacos with soft shells, served in picnic-style wicker baskets with tortilla chips and salsa. Don’t feel like fish? Get the carne asada tacos, loaded with meat in a light sauce.
The entrees ” such as New York strip steak, salmon pesto and vegetarian wraps ” embody the restaurant’s break from conventional bar food. A full breakfast menu is available, too.
The spicy Joey Wings are the most popular of six types of chicken wings on the menu. The Cabo Chopp Salad has tons of feta, black beans and chicken over dark greens with mustard dressing and is served with two pieces of crunchy garlic bread. And the chicken sandwich is a tower of grilled chicken with melted cheese, sliced veggies and a fresh bun.
The beach truly resonates with Sandbar’s magnificent margaritas, such as the fruity, smooth Diego and Maui ‘ritas. The Category 5 Hurricane, a blend of five distinct rums and a splash of triple sec, delivers a serious island buzz.