THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE, Oct. 13, 2016>> Rock & Brews, the restaurant chain co-created by Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, opens its San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino location Friday.
The 4,800-square-foot restaurant is a multi-sensory music experience with dozens high definition television screens featuring rare footage of bands and performances spanning from the’ 50s through current acts.
“It’s a total immersive experience utilizing high tech lighting and audio technology,” Kopasz said. “There are layers and layers of rock-and-roll nostalgia.”
To add to the rock experience, there are several screens on the ceiling of the main dining room and a curved video monitor that will be synchronized with digital displays of photos and or videos to whatever song is playing. Some of the videos will showcase unique details about various artists and bands.
“Our goal is create a library of music,” Rock & Brews co-founder Dave Furano said. “It’s a gallery restaurant where people can enjoy music and great food.”
More than 1,500 songs will be in rotation and live music will be featured on certain nights.
And odes to rockers such as AC/DC, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Joan Jett are emblazoned on tabletops. American comfort food menu items have names such as Hotel California Cobb Salad ($14.95), Sgt. Peppers Jalapeno Poppers ($10.95) and the Freebird Chicken Sandwich ($12.95).
Beer lovers are in for a treat with more than 48 taps of beer, including both national and local craft brews.
“Beer is one of the core pillars of Rock & Brews,” Fuano said. “We came up with the idea of opening this particular restaurant over beers at a brew pub.”