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Taps: 24 / Bottles: 118
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
phone: (702) 632-9364
Located in Mandalay Place.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Located in the corridor between Mandalay Bay and Luxor. Found by accident as I was joyously leaving (almost skipping from) the poker room at Mandalay Bay--the house pays extra on certain winning hands, and Mr. Umbra was the first person of the day with a straight flush :)
Saw the sign and made my way over, thinking to enjoy a hearty burger and brew since I hadn't eaten in several hours. Set-up was shotgun style front to back with a bar to one side and a kitchen in the rear.
Service was a bit aloof and wasn't overly good with the product rundown or description. As there was no list of product available, one had to go to the bar to get an idea, which lead to more of a wait for the return of the server...
Mostly macro micros and macros available on tap. A few pints of fresh Fat Tire go very well with burgers. Expensive, but good burgers with interesting toppings. Fries were lackluster. Mon Ami Gabi over @ Paris were much better options.
Overall: Unique for Vegas, but not recommended unless you're from the East Coast and can't get Fat Tire at home. For the price, you really should just head over to Rosemary's at the Rio.
11-20-2006 21:55:15 |
More by Umbra
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$$
Iv'e been to this place 3 times now usually when i'm going to mandalay bay for a concert. They have good beer nothing really crazy though. Pretty much the typical selection you would see at a yardhouse. The beers are expensive i think usually in the 8 to 9 dollar range for a draught. Strip prices the burgers are really good but like i said expensive.. Service the waitresses really know nothing about there beer and don't even know what they have half the time. I will go back again but i'm basically going because its the only option for good beer at mandalay bay. iI wont go out of my way to go there for beer.
07-21-2011 20:23:30 |
More by tastyales
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
A nice tap selection that was quite diverse overall and an even more impressive bottle selection, though some to the prices on the bottle list seemed a tad bit prohibitive.
What proved to be a severe let down was the service. Saying it was average at best, would be a severe understatement. One cusomter asked the bartender what the difference between DFH 60 & 9- Minute IPA was, and they replied, "you'll like it, it will get you drunker quicker."
The food was good, but again the burgers didn't quite live up to the hype.
The atmosphere was also a little off-putting as I found it hectic and chaotic, not somewhere where I could truly enjoy a beer. I felt rushed and really didn't enjoy the experience.
Overall, I may have had elevated expectations based on the experiences of my fellow BAs, but the Burger Bar proved to be a severe let down.
07-23-2009 13:54:56 |
More by philbe311
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$$$
After reading the great reviews about this place on BA, we decided to hit this place up while a short trip to Vegas. I definitely regret making the effort.
Service: I had made reservation to get to this place. We arrived 5 to 10 minutes passed our reservation time (due to bad traffic). The hostess told us that "we were very late and should consider going somewhere else." I figured she was having a bad day, so I told her we would wait. We were seated 10 minutes after (not long at all). Our waiter, great guy, but told us that they were short staffed, therefore the service was slow (yet decent).
Beer: they had a good selection, I noticed Deschutes and Widmer on the menu. My only problem was that I felt overpriced! I tend to do beer flights (to find new beers). They averaged $4.50 per taster. What made it ridiculous was that they would charge you $4.50 for a taster of MILLER LITE! It is already a bad beer (surprisingly they offered it), and then it was overpriced (much like everything else). I believe you can buy a six pack for that price. Wow I was shocked!
Food: I had noticed other reviews had talked a lot about the burgers. I decided to order a burger for $20 (I figure there has to be some magic going on, ciabatta bread, blue cheese, etc). I was wrong. It wasn't that the burger was bad, but it wasn't $20 good. At best it was ok. I was there with 3 other friends and no one at my table was impressed.
Atmosphere: regular diner looking place. Lots of things hanging from the walls. You have to walk out of the restaurant to use the bathroom.
In conclusion, we were disappointed with this place. We ordered 4 burgers, and one beer. Our bill came out $88 and change, very overpriced. Not worth a repeat.
01-21-2011 05:32:05 |
More by MuttKDC
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Hit this place on a work trip after reading the reviews...it's pretty good for vegas, but it's not your friendly neighborhood beer bar by any stretch...in a mall off the casino, I hit it on monday night around 7pm, it wasn't to crowded and I easily grabbed a seat a the bar...very generic, resort style bar. Maybe 10+ taps, decent mix of international beers, they had a nice range of styles and a heavier emphisis on seasonal/weather appropriate styles (wit, hefe), but more imports then micros. I grabbed a 750 of unibrou 16 for, actually, $16 IIRC, which was probably their best value...the bartender was clueless (almost opened the 17 before I caught it) but had a nice tan, skimpy cloths and huge implants. I got their basic burgar with blue cheese, carmalized onions, and bacon. I ordered medium rare, but she said it would be red - I wanted pink in the middle, and went with med. It was still red in the middle, and crubbled apart, but tasted fine...with fries and that 1 botttle, it was $32, fair enough for vegas. I had a cigar ready to fire up for desert, but no smoking in the 'mall' at the casino...so I had to take the rest of the beer in a plastic to-go cup and wandered back down the stip and called it a day. Maybe I'm spoiled in portland, but as a vistor, I'll stick to buying the $4 24 oz. sierra nevada pale ales at the bodega's while I wander around and not gamble...
06-04-2008 07:30:45 |
More by ccrida
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Overall a decent place but I really expected better from an eatery/bar in Mandalay Bay Casino. Very good burger and worth every penny of the $20 I spent on it. Cooked to perfection, well presented and with excellent ingredients . So what's the problem?
The service was ok for Fridays style place but the servers have little to NO understanding of the beers they are serving.
Averageish selection Dogfishhead and Chimay abounded (YAWN), I figured in a town that is know to have some of the best of everything they could have done better. Taps beer was good tasting, I had the 90 minute. I settled on this after they could not find the other two bottled beers I requested.
Do n't get me wrong if you want a great burger joint that happens to have a good beer selection then this is the place. If you want a great beer bar that happens to have great burgers then move on to another spot.
11-28-2009 22:08:23 |
More by jp11801
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited with the family on a recent trip to Vegas. Being the only recognizable place on the Strip with a decent craft selection, we decided on this joint. Located amongst the shops and other restaurants on the main floor of Mandalay Bay, medium sized place and a dive-bar atmosphere with about 20 OK craft taps (some Belgian, DFH, Sierra Nevada and unoffensive local offerings - a wit or two and some pale ales), nothing outstanding or overly enticing. Good friendly service, didn't have to wait for a table when we arrived at around 5pm. An OK regular bottle selection, alot of which is recapitulated when I asked for the "Special Bottle List." Nothing crazy in here, but it's pretty pricey - they had bottles of Abacus and Parabola for $40, and that was the rarest of what they had in store. Above average food, albeit unspectacular - my Kobe beef burger was good, but not the best I've had. I might revisit here if I came back to Vegas, but there was certainly much left to be desired.
01-02-2012 16:54:35 |
More by liamt07
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I'm experiencing a certain inability to leave the blackjack tables. The sweet songs of the autoshuffler onetwosix sirens are steering me towards the rocks to the tune of at least 4 bills now. I have to get the hell out of here for something sustanance soon and I seem to remember readin' about the Burger Bar at Mandalay Place. It's got to be around here somewhere but I can't see past the dirty slot machines...
Having finally escaped the tables briefly for a beer and a bite, we trudged through Mandalay Place, a strip of pricey stores and more connecting Mandalay Bay and the Luxor, and found the Burger Bar. It's dinerish like only a place in an upscale casino can be. A marble topped angled bar seats a dozen to the left and 10 booths run the wall to the right with 8 tables in the middle of the room. To the rear of the room, the bar continues straight back seating another dozen with 5 tables and 5 booths sitting adjacent. Angled walls, sectioned pressed tin ceiling with chandaliers and spotlights, and framed coaster displays above the bar. The bar back holds booze on the shelves and 4 flat screens above them with small nooks holding a Chimay magnum and colored seltzer bottles. A Newcastle mirror and a bunch of framed French/Belgian beer ads. It's a decent enough place except for the loud shitty club music.
24 taps. 2 towers of 12 each at different ends of the front bar. New Belgium Fat Tire, Pyramid Snow Cap & Hefe, Chimay White, Anchor Steam, Blue Moon, Sin City Amber & Light, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and then the standard crappy macro imports. They also carry roughly 18 bottles, a handful of them are worthwhile (Sam Smith Taddy Porter & Organic Ale, PU, Fischer Amber, Sam Adams Lager) but mostly not.
The food menu is all about the burger. You can choose from a good variety of toppings (cheeses, meats, vegetables and more). Who would order the lobster as a topping, I wondered. Opted not for the $60 Kobe burger with foie gras & truffles, but rather the $15 Angus burger, gone all mad bacon cheddar on a whole wheat bun, yeah with onion, it's crazy, I know (Hey, what happens in Vegas...). it was a marvelous damn burger. Enough so, that having briefly escaped the casino again 2 days later, we did a revisit for another burger and a Fat Tire.
Not a destination place by any means unless you need a little down time away from the tables, and you're hankering for a great burger and an easy beer.
01-28-2006 21:45:57 |
More by slander
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
After landing and checking into our hotel, we were starving and wanted lunch. We cruised down the Strip to Mandalay to eat at Burger Bar. There was about a 30 min wait mid-day, so we hung out in Luxor. The inside of Burger Bar reminds me of a cross between an old-school diner and a beer bar. Retro look with beer signs scattered about. Waitress was fairly quick but not over friendly. You come here for the burgers, and they are worth it. They have chef selections (check out the Rossini $$$) but you can also just order any burger meat with any topping. I got black angus with pepper jack, avocado and jalapeno bacon. Awesome. Side order of buffalo fries were thin but nice. Beer selection was pretty extensive, more that listed on BA. There were probably 20 on tap, and there is also a whole book of bottles. Runs the gamut from every Trappist beer (except Westv) through European and back to American beers. Prices are not cheap, so be wary of what you order. I ordered a Sin City Amber draft, and my wife got a Kona Pipeline Porter bottle. This is a great place to grab a beer & a burger, or to stop in and have a beer or two. The prices might be a bit prohibitive though to a long drinking session at the bar though.
03-31-2009 21:08:22 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
A- First lets take note that there is plenty very attractive mid to early 20 year old females working there. Nice color scheme, bigger than it looks from out front. Every booth has a TV built into. Very laid back, clean, and quiet for a burger joint in a casino. It gets busy but its still possible to have a conversation with yelling.
Q- Beer was served in apporiate glassware, some even in the brewers glassware. Just a well taken care of place that looks like that take pride in what they are doing.
S- it was saturday evening and it only took us 5 mintues to get a table for nine people. Very impressive. Food was ordered just as ordered and was out relavtively quick. Only problem was that the waiter was almost nonexistent. Most of the we had to flag him down for refills, another beer, and even the check.
S- very nice selection. 24 taps and probably 20 bottles selections. Out of the 24 taps, no macros. That were some familiar taps, i think newcastle probably being the most recognizable (ended my dinner with one, yummy). Other than that they had SNPA, anchor steam, sin city light &amber, lindemans raspberry, dos equis amber, bass, boddingtons, among others. For bottles there were some macros, two samuel smiths, samuel adams and others.
I went with Sin City Amber, Anchor Steam, and Newcastle. All were very good. Escpecially the Sin City.
F- Food was as delicous as could of been. The only problem was that the portions were way to small for what you pay for. Very Very Yummy though. The menu is huge.
V- best way to put this is expensive and at times over priced. Beers were expensive starting at $5.50 for a pint with the most expensive being $7.50 for 9oz of lindemans raspberry. The food was overpriced. Good food, but you really should be getting more with what it cost.
04-09-2006 22:03:20 |
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