$16,200 raised to benefit three local charities.
As Vegas’ beloved blues bar The Sand Dollar Lounge returned to its ‘civilian clothes,’ co-owners Anthony Jamison and Nathan Grates announced another record-breaking year for Miracle on Spring Mountain, the pop-up that ‘takes over’ the Sand Dollar from Thanksgiving week through New Year’s Eve.
During the wildly successful six-week run as Las Vegas’ original, and unbeatable, holiday- themed bar, Miracle on Spring Mountain tallied up these impressive stats:
- 17,317 Miracle Bar specialty cocktails/shots sold
- 3,778 Pizzas sold
- $16,200 Donated to three local non-profits
Donations were raised through the return of the beloved Charity Chef Pizza Series. This year seven of Las Vegas’ most beloved chefs came out to support by “taking-over” Miracle’s pizza kitchen to craft 2-3 of their own creations each. The amazing lineup of talent included Lalo Saavedra (Charlie Palmer Collective), Gina Marinelli (La Strega, Harlo), Alec Paki & Brian Howard (Sparrow + Wolf, Half-Bird), Nick Dugan (Bardot Brasserie), James Trees (Esther’s Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, Ada’s Wine Bar, & Mozz Bar), Chris Decker (Metro Pizza), and Angel Barba & Gary FX LaMorte (Honest Hospitality). Additional funds were raised with a unique donation kiosk dubbed “Santa’s Twerk Shop.”
Project REAL and International Problem Gambling Center will split proceeds from the first six pizza pop ups and donations from “Santa’s Twerk Shop.” Proceeds from the final pizza night will be donated to the family of Bobby Silva, a longtime veteran of the Las Vegas hospitality scene who unexpectedly passed away early last year.
“It was another amazing year for Miracle on Spring Mountain,” said Jamison, “And we’re thrilled we could share the holiday spirit with so many people while raising money for local causes at the same time.”
About The Sand Dollar Lounge
Located at the gateway to Las Vegas’ booming Chinatown district, The Sand Dollar Lounge is a local Vegas landmark enjoying the rush of a second life. Originally opened as a blues bar in 1976, The Sand Dollar quickly became a draw for iconic musicians including Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and even Mick Jagger over its first 30 years. Hit by hard times, The Sand Dollar closed its doors in 2013, but its spirit would not let it rest and within two years was purchased and reignited by hospitality veterans Anthony Jamison and Nathan Grates.
Honoring the tradition and history of the iconic Las Vegas venue, The Sand Dollar Lounge has reclaimed its beloved spot as a premier live music venue with free entertainment nightly, adding rotating craft beer selections, an extensive whiskey collection, seasonal craft cocktails by some of the city’s best bartenders, an amazing pizza kitchen, and table-top gaming in a smoke-free environment. The Sand Dollar has been named “Cocktail Bar of the Year” (KNPR’s Desert Companion) and “Best Dive Bars” (Thrillist), and “one of the city’s top pizza spots” (Las Vegas Weekly). Last year it also won a Pinnacle award for the Miracle On Spring Mountain pop-up from the Public Relations Society of America. A second location in the Plaza Hotel Casino is due to open by 2022.