Restaurants are sometimes conceptualized over casual conversations with friends, which may or may not include cold beer. This was the case for Rock and Brews, also spelled Rock & Brews, an American restaurant chain known as much for its comfort food-centric menu as much as for its mini-concerts.
Rock & Brews is among the few restaurant chains that combine a set menu for all of its locations and a local menu that caters to the community. In fact, it fosters a sense of community in its restaurants, thus, contributing to its family-friendly vibe even with its full bar serving alcoholic drinks.
Below are the latest Rock and Brews menu prices.
|Sweet Home Chicago||$11.45|
Good Day Sunshine
Most items come with home fried potatoes and toast. Toast choices: wheat, brioche or rye.
|Pulled Pork Machaca Burrito||$10.28|
|Sweet Potato Fries||$4.00|
|Purple Rain Drops||$7.52|
|Sweet Surrender Bread Pudding||$7.48|
|Giant Brownie Sundae||$7.34|
|Money Bag Root Beer Float||$4.95|
VIP Salads & Chili
|Beach Boy Iceberg Wedge||$13.62|
|Tequila Sunrise Fire-Grilled Spice Rubbed Steak||$14.95|
|Red Hot Chili||$5.95|
Proteins Add On
|Pellegrino Sparkling Water||$3.65|
|Acqua Panna Spring Water||$3.50|
|IBC Root Beer||$3.00|
R&B Wood Fired Superstars
|BBQ Baby Back Ribs||$15.47|
|Fire-Roasted BBQ Half Chicken||$14.29|
|Memphis Style BBQ Baby Back Ribs||$19.28|
|Fire-Grilled BBQ Tri Tip Steak Platter||$18.28|
|Blackened Atlantic Fresh Salmon||$18.95|
|Top Sirloin with Roasted Garlic & Mushrooms||$19.95|
|Strawberry Fields Salad||$12.16|
|Hotel California Cobb||$14.15|
|Rockin House Salad||$9.00|
|Hail Caesar Salad||$9.32|
|Caesar With Blackened Salmon||$14.50|
|Hotel California Cobb Salad||$12.89|
|Tuscan Kale Salad||$11.00|
|Godfather Chopped Italian||$13.95|
Big city red’s half pound all beef hot dogs. All served on artisan pretzel rolls with choice of natural fries, skin-on mashed potatoes, potato salad, pasta salad, or coleslaw.
|Chipotle Chili Cheese||$11.95|
|Giant Soft Authentic Bavarian Pretzel||$9.81|
|Sgt. Pepper's Jalapeno Poppers||$10.98|
|Hand Hacked Guacamole & Chips||$9.62|
|Sgt. Pepper’s Jalapeno Poppers||$11.56|
|Chipotle Chili Cheese Fries||$9.62|
|Fire Roasted Brussels Sprouts||$8.12|
|Homestyle Onion Rings||$9.20|
|Brews - Chetta||$11.28|
|BBQ Chicken Sliders||$11.95|
|Loaded Cheese Fries||$9.50|
|Garlic Cheese Fries||$7.89|
R&B Wood-Fired Superstars
|Fire Roasted 1/2 BBQ Chicken||$14.48|
|Fire Grilled BBQ Wings||$11.98|
|Fire Grilled BBQ Chicken Wings||$12.00|
|Rockin Hot Wings||$11.88|
|Sweet and Spicy Asian Wings||$12.24|
|Sweet & Spicy Asian||$13.28|
|Baja Beer-Battered Fish Soft Tacos||$12.95|
|Fire-Grilled Tri Tip Soft Tacos||$13.95|
|Baja Beer Battered Fish Soft Tacos||$11.23|
|Beer-Battered Alaskan Cod & Chips||$14.62|
|Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Country Gravy||$14.15|
|Beer Battered Alaskan Cod & Chips||$12.35|
|Louisiana Chicken Pasta||$13.95|
|Blackened Fresh Salmon||$16.95|
|Beer Battered Fish Soft Tacos||$10.50|
|Beer Battered Alaskan Cod and Chips||$11.75|
|Sweet Heat Fried Chicken||$14.20|
|Mojo Pork Bowl||$13.50|
|Carolina slow Roasted Pork||$13.50|
|Roasted Cream Chicken Breast||$14.50|
|Fresh Grilled Salmon||$16.00|
|Shrimp Pesto Pasta||$15.50|
|Royal BBQ Patty Melt||$13.95|
All served with choice of natural fries, skin-on mashed potatoes, potato salad, pasta salad, or coleslaw. All sandwiches, except demon chicken, can be prepared on gluten-free bun or in lettuce wrap.
|Key Club Turkey BLTA||$12.69|
|We Salute You - Pulled Pork||$12.75|
|Freebird Chicken Sandwich||$11.16|
|Crispy Fried Chicken||$13.28|
|Demon Chicken Sandwich||$12.14|
|Empire Pastrami Reuben||$13.16|
|Key Club Turkey BLTA Sandwich||$11.32|
|Pulled Pork Sandwich||$11.24|
|Santa Maria Tri Tip Sandwich||$14.12|
Front Row Pizzas
|Bill Graham BBQ Chicken Pizza||$12.39|
|Oven Roasted Vegetable Pizza||$12.50|
|Pulled Pork Pizza||$12.41|
|Spicy Maui Wowie Pizza||$14.86|
|Blackberry Iced Tea||$3.95|
|Mango Iced Tea||$3.95|
|Aqua Panna Spring Water||$3.84|
When your restaurant chain was founded by world-famous rock stars, you can’t help but also imbibe the spirit of rock! Founded in 2012, the Rock & Brews is the brainchild of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, members of KISS, as well as Dave Furano, Dell Furano, and Michael Zislis. The first location was in El Segundo, California. Today, there are several locations in the United States and Mexico.
What They’re Famous For
The Rock & Brews chain is well-known for its focus on American comfort food complemented by its dedication to providing the local community with its local cuisine. The combination means that there will be a couple or more dishes that will satisfy both the locals and tourists in each location, thus, the success of the chain.
Each of the restaurants also maintain a family-friendly environment for its concerts, which attracts the young and old alike with an eclectic mix of artists. The chain is also known for being dog-friendly (i.e., dogs are allowed entry), as well as for its vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu, its craft beers, and its range of burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches.
The chain was also cited in the Restaurant Business’ Future 50, on the Nation’s Restaurant News’ Breakout Brands, and on the Next 20. These accolades are proof that, indeed, Rock & Brew is on the right path – and even Paul Stanley was featured on the Food & Beverage magazine, sans the band’s trademark tongue.
Why Eat Here
The Rock and Brews prices will not send your pockets into a deep dive, thanks to the chain’s commitment to providing its guests with reasonable prices on its comfort foods and craft beers menu. Many diners say that the prices are just what you can expect from casual dining restaurants with a dedicated waiter service.
The chain’s rise to the top in its niche can be attributed to several things that continue to attract guests, most of whom can be safely said to be repeat customers. First, the restaurants are designed to provide their guests with both public and private dining areas, even an all-season glass conservatory that brings the outdoors to the indoors (i.e., St. Louis location). Al fresco dining, perhaps with a fire pit and picnic tables, is then possible, not to mention that the kids’ play area keeps the children entertained while waiting for the orders.
Second, first-time guests are surprised by the toned-down and tasteful décor. There are no garish displays of rock memorabilia guests will have no doubt that among the chain’s founders are rock gods, thanks to the blown-up album covers and concert posters on one wall. The open plan layout also allows for versatile arrangements of tables for larger groups, such as those who pop in after major games from nearby sports arenas.
Third, the restaurants are all 100% dog-friendly. There’s even a separate menu for the pets; the food is served in dog bowls.
Fourth, the music system with its speakers placed around the restaurant prevents the formation of music hotspots. You will still be able to maintain conversations in a normal voice, a plus indeed. You can also choose from more than 40,000 songs in the music library.
Fifth, the beer menu is as impressive as the KISS rock record. In many locations, there’s a bar dedicated exclusively to the local draft beers, which can number as many as 16 taps. You can order sample 3-ounce pours or enjoy a pint.
Sixth, the foods on the menu are surprisingly good! This isn’t such a surprise considering that the chain only uses fresh and natural ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Almost every item on the menu is made in each restaurant’s kitchen so there’s the sense of freshness in every bite – and the microwave is only used for melting butter so reheated food isn’t an option here.
The chicken wings are among the largest we have seen in many restaurants, too. These are hand-breaded, deep-fried and sauced before being served with cilantro. You can choose to have it spicy and really spicy – look at the number of flaming guitars.
The most popular items on the menu, aside from the chicken wings, are the artisan pizzas, huge burgers, hearty Bavarian pretzels, and the healthy salads. There’s even a children’s menu as well as fun activities for the kids, such as coloring templates.
To learn more about Rock and Brews or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.rockandbrews.com.