It started with the thought that nothing beats great music and a cold beer shared with friends. The conversation between rock stars Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS fame and some restaurateur friends quickly grew into a concept for a restaurant. In just a few years, Rock & Brew has grown to 13 locations across the country, including Overland Park.
When Rock & Brew opened at 135th and Nall a year and a half ago, it was an instant hit. And it has become one of the hottest ‘hot spots’ in the popular Prairiefire development.
Step inside the restaurant and it is a feast for your senses. The concrete floors, high ceilings with exposed pipes, brick walls and concert lighting give the place an edgy, urban feel. Huge murals featuring the legends of rock and roll plaster the walls, and every piece of art tells a story. Great music is always in the air and music videos play on numerous screens. Sometimes those screens are tuned to the big game of the day, making it a great place to watch your favorite sport!
Their menu offers something for everyone, claiming it’s a “non-traditional, creative spin on fresh quality American comfort food.” Offerings include wings, hearty salads, burgers, sandwiches and artisan pizza, along with a variety of diet-conscious, gluten-free or vegetarian options. One of their most popular items is the authentic, giant Bavarian pretzel.
It wouldn’t be Rock & Brew without a full bar and a broad selection of premium wines and beers. In fact, on any given day, they have 52 domestic, international and craft beers on tap and those are changed frequently.
If you’re looking for a place for a casual evening with friends that includes great conversation, good food, rocking music and, of course, a bottle or two of your favorite brew, check out this place.
Prairiefire can be a busy spot, so plan ahead. Rock & Brew takes reservations.