Beloved Local Pub, Crown & Anchor, Closes on Tropicana

The well-known Crown & Anchor British Pub has permanently closed on E. Tropicana Blvd. after nearly three decades.

Crown & Anchor was known for its drinks (including 30 draughts), food, video poker and love of soccer, along with the fact it was open 24/7. Oh, and some nonsense about being haunted.

Another Crown & Anchor (referred to as “Little Crown & Anchor Pub”), at 4755 Spring Mountain Rd., will remain in operation.

Props to A.I. for not including peas.

Crown & Anchor closed sans notice or fanfare on July 2, 2024.

There’s been no official acknowledgement of the closure in the restaurant’s social media. A call to the establishment confirmed the closure.

A post on Crown & Anchor’s Facebook page on July 1, 2024 gave no signal the restaurant would close the following day.

It was business as usual, until it wasn’t.

From the Crown & Anchor Web site, “We have been a Las Vegas social institution and tradition for over 20 years. In 1995, Crown & Anchor Pub was created with the love and labor of friends and relatives to create a traditional British pub–but with a Las Vegas flair. With its open spaces, nooks and crannies, two lofts, dark woods, and traditional pub decor, it looked the part. After 20 years of gifts and trinkets from customers, it’s got an unmatched, personalized patina.”

Reviews for Crown & Anchor weren’t stellar, but they weren’t bad. Yelp sat a 3.7 stars out of five. TripAdvisor gave the restaurant four out of five dots. Then again, they were kind of hamstrung having to serve British food. Yeah, we said it.

Vegas is chockablock with gutted expats right about now. Note: There’s a good chance we’re using several of those words incorrectly.

The vibe we got on the phone was everyone’s bummed at Crown & Anchor, understandably.

Big thanks to Twitter follower Vicki G. for tipping us off to the closure of Crown & Anchor.

We’ve reached out to Crown & Anchor’s ownership to try and learn more about what happened. You’ll know when we do.