Had the pleasure of checking out the pre-opening VIP event of the new Buffalo Wild Wings at Pearl Highlands Center.
Situated next to the Regal Pearl Highlands 12 Theaters, the former Craft Supply of Honolulu has been transformed into a 70 table sports bar. 30 high tables front a 17 seat bar in the bar area. 40 tables make up the main dining area. So, tons of seating are available for patrons of this new establishment.
Did I mention the TVs? Well, there are numerous TVs throughout the venue, as per usual with the Buffalo Wild Wings set up of sports everywhere. Several projector screens are flanked by LCD screens of numerous shapes and sizes. The dining area had TV surrounding all diners in an almost sensory overload of sports. While me and @stutterinstan were enjoying our meal of Mango Habanero, Asian Zing, and Parmesan boneless wings, the amount of sports happening at once was overwhelming.
With NBATV, MLB Network, NHL Network, and various forms of ESPN tuned in, I don’t think anyone would be asking what the score of a particular game would be. The challenge is just finding it in the grid of sports happening on all the walls.
The meal was your standard bar fare, as you can’t really screw up wings. We did manage to have room for dessert, and, thanks to our server Megan’s suggestion, we had the Dessert Nachos. This concoction of a pastry shell, topped with four scoops of ice cream, honey, chocolate, and cheesecake bites was the perfect contrast to the hot wings we just had prior.
The environment is great and it’s a welcome change for something on the Westside. If you wanted to watch sports and have a bite to eat, you’re options were limited to The Shack, Chili’s, or trekking into town to one of the many sports bars there. Thankfully, for the Westside and Central residents, it’s a nice change of pace to go someplace close to enjoy sports.
Buffalo Wild Wings opens today, June 5th, and is open seven days a week.
Buffalo Wild Wings Pearl Highlands is located at 1000 Kamehameha Highway, next to Regal Theaters and above the Pearl City 24 Hour Fitness. For more info, check out http://www.buffalowildwings.com or follow them on Twitter (@BWWings) or like them on Facebook.