LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The newest Black-owned bar and restaurant is now open in Las Vegas' Historic Westside.
The West Side Oasis, which opened its doors on 808 Lake Mead Boulevard, is inviting the community to stop by to enjoy its soft opening.
"This is my family and this is like my neighborhood," said Terry Adams, one of the owners.
"I wanted to bring the spirit of Hawaii to Las Vegas because in Hawaii everybody gets along and that’s what this is about," he added.
Right now, guests can enjoy dinner, drinks and gaming at the bar. Chef Joe Perez describes the cuisine as southern comfort food with an Asian twist.
Plus, there's a VIP section, a dance floor and a lounge area that's currently operating as a dining room until the restaurant itself is ready. It's expected to be completed at the end of March.
Adams says the space can serve as much more.
"It’s going to be for podcasting, video screening, networking for different businesses and things like that," he said.
"It’s a place to celebrate. This is where you go for your birthday, anniversaries, frat parties, sorority parties, you name it. It’s a place to have fun."
Adams is hoping to attract a mix of locals, celebrities, and guests from around the world. On Thursday night, "Iron" Mike Tyson stopped by to support the new business.
"It just opened, it’s a neighborhood place," said Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. "I used to hang out here earlier when it was the 'Seven Seas.'"
"I’m just supporting a local club, that’s all," added Tyson. "This is just a great Black community and I support this community, and I think everyone should come here."
Eventually, Adams plans to construct a Westside "walk of fame" outside his new bar and restaurant to recognize some local celebrities.
"Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and a lot of these folks come here," said Adams.
"Not just entertainers, but other celebrities and whatnot," he said. "I want to elevate the locals here to that level because they’re just as good as the top names there is to see."