Pair of New Restaurants Opening in May

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After almost two years of vacancy, the new former Bucks Bar & Grill has been reimagined as a new Mexican restaurant and sports bar. Opening earlier this month to much fanfare, Copas Loka’s Sports & Cantina combines eclectic Mexican fare with the fun of a sports bar. Owned by Luis Montiel, the menu has a heavy focus on traditional Mexican fare but throws in a few specialties native to the Chihuahua area, as well as their famed tacos al pastor.


The location at 1014 N. West Street is also installing a covered patio, perfect for summer gatherings while enjoying one of the restaurant’s many offerings of margaritas, pina coladas, and Mexican beer. As the name suggests, Copas Loka’s Sports & Cantina will air a variety of sports, including boxing, football, soccer, basketball, and more.


On the other side of town, The Chalet is being brought back to life after a four-year absence. Opening later this month, the iconic east-side bar and grill will feature classic bar food along with top-shelf whiskey, wine, and other adult beverages. The newly imagined location will boast live bands in an effort to transform the spot into a community gathering place that it once was. The pub is being reopened and managed by the group that took over the Old Town Heroes Sports Bar & Grill. Located at 3030 N. Penstemon, the new owners hope to attract the loyal Heroes customers who might not always want to travel to Old Town to get their fix of good bar food, premium drinks, and sports watch parties. The new owners hope the oversized parking lot will be a draw in attracting large groups of people.