Pawn Stars’ Star Rick Harrison Is the Lead Mixologist at His Bar Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ and Tavern

by John Jamison

Put the words “barbeque” and “tavern” together in the name of an establishment, and Outsiders are liable to come running. Plus, it’s in Las Vegas? Twist our arms, why don’t you, Rick Harrison. Not only does Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ and Tavern sound amazing, but the “Pawn Stars” personality is shaking up drinks behind the bar tonight. Oh, and did we forget to mention that it’s next door to the famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop?

Fans of “Pawn Stars” will be relieved to know that Rick Harrison’s “celebrity restaurant” is far from a gimmick. The smokehouse/bar has a 4.5 rating on Google with more than 1,200 reviews. Those are numbers to make any restaurant proud.

The menu is a meat lover’s paradise. You’ve got your pulled pork, brisket, and burnt ends. There are three different rib options, including baby back, St. Louis, and straight beef. Add to that half and full roast chicken options with some smoked meatloaf to top it all off. And that’s just the barbeque.

Now, Rick Harrison isn’t a chef. But what he does have is his fair share of bartending experience. In fact, according to a Las Vegas Sun article from 2015, Harrison actually has some formal training and a TAM (Techniques of Alcohol Management) card. Though, he admitted that he wasn’t the most talented mixologist in town. He’s more volume-oriented, serving simple mixed drinks, beer, wine, things of that nature.

“Best I can do is a rum and coke,” is something we can easily picture the hard bargain driving “Pawn Stars” businessman saying. He took to Instagram today, sharing a photo of him pouring some whiskey.

If you’re in Vegas, stop by and get yourself a drink from the man.

‘Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Remembers His ‘Old Man’

Fans of “Pawn Stars” need no reminder, but Rick’s dad, Richard “Old Man” Harrison, passed away in 2018. He was a staple on the show and endeared himself to fans by keeping Corey and Chum in line.

Imagine what it must be like for Rick if the “Pawn Stars” audience misses his presence on the show this much. In 2020, Rick talked to Fox News about the impact his father had on his life.

“I think about him every day. I had a different relationship with him. Most people, when they turn 18, they go off to school, get a job and move out. I worked with my father from the time I was a kid. He stayed in the Navy for years because of me. Otherwise, it would have been really difficult with my medical expenses. But despite my epilepsy, he never treated me differently,” said Harrison.