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The Phoenix-based sports bar and grill Lookout Tavern is looking to open a new location in Peoria at 8320 W. Mariners Way.
The company’s second location will move into the former home of Modern Round and Fox & Hound Smokehouse/Tavern, in the P83 Entertainment District, across the street from the Peoria Sports Complex, according to Mouth by Southwest. There is no exact opening date, but owners Kevin and Erica Stout will likely open this location later this year. When it opens, customers can expect an energetic sports bar with enough games and nightly events to make anyone feel like a kid again.
Lookout Tavern takes pride in hosting new events every night at its original Phoenix location. While happy hour goes from Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm, there is an event every night for everyone. Monday’s is kids trivia and family night, where kids ear free; bingo on Tuesdays at 7 pm; trivia nights the next day at the same time; weekend nightlight on Thursday through Saturday from 9:30 on to 2 am; and finally, there’s a new brunch special on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm. Lookout Tavern also offers a place to watch Steelers’ games, UFC fights, and boxing matches. The sports bar recently rolled out a new brunch menu.
This is a massive accomplishment for Lookout Tavern, considering the business had to close its doors to in-house dining due to COVID-19 precautions. As a result, ownership used the opportunity to update the tavern’s look and feel and add to the menu. Some renovations include the addition of several LED TVS, upgrades to the furniture, and new booth selections. With the help of its loyal customers and a new look, Lookout Tavern was able to reopen in 2020. The new Peoria location is a testament to the owner’s dedication and the restaurant’s loyal customer base.
“We were able to switch to take-out and delivery immediately after shutdown,” Stout tells North Phoenix News at the time of the reopening. “Because of the community support of ordering from us, we were able to retain our entire kitchen staff working full-time hours. We also kept our entire management staff, plus some other staff members working. Bartenders turned into delivery drivers, people cleaning, fixing, and painting. Upon reopening, we are happy that we are able to re-hire our entire staff plus new people.”