Virgil’s Real Barbecue Starts Smoking at The Linq

Virgil's at The Linq Promenade.
Virgil’s at The Linq Promenade.

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Virgil’s Real Barbecue just opened at The Linq Promenade with barbecue tastes representing the best the South has to offer. The 14,000-square-foot restaurant, a sister to Carmine’s at the Forum Shops at Caesars, seats 300 diners and features three outdoor spaces along with three private dining rooms. Guests can find tastes of Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, the Carolinas and Missouri on the menu.

The restaurant features reclaimed wood sourced from vintage barns across the Southern states and décor gathered from barbecue joints around the country dots the walls.

The menu was developed after extensive research in the back roads of the South, as featured in the Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook, with dishes such as Memphis pork ribs and chicken, Carolina pulled pork and Texas beef brisket. Virgil’s smokes its meats at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to 10 hours with a unique mix of hickory, oak and fruit woods to impart the most flavor and to keep the meat from drying out. To complement the main menu of barbecue specialties, Virgil’s also offers traditional sides such as barbecue beans, coleslaw and cheese grits and Southern-style desserts like banana pudding and Key Lime and sweet potato pies.

Guests can find 14 beers on tap, including the exclusive Virgil’s Ale from Magic Hat and Virgil’s will be the only place in Las Vegas serving Lonestar on tap.  Vegas-sized offerings include the “Party in a Jar”, featuring seven varieties of cocktails served in one-gallon mason jars, and the option to have any beer on tap served in an oversized barrel.

Also on tap, live entertainment in the main room and patio featuring country, bluegrass and classic rock genres nightly from 9 p.m. to midnight with special guest appearances from noted names.

Virgil’s Real Barbeque is open daily for lunch and dinner and also offer take out and off-site catering. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling 702-389-7400 or online at

Las Vegas is Virgil’s third location in the country.