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$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
phone: (702) 632-9364
Located in Mandalay Place.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
So much has been said about Burger Bar that I had to convince my two friends to come here with me.
Looks and feel like a resto-bar without all that casino noise and smoke, which was a nice thing during out stay. The booths have a very intimate feel, and they even have TV's for each booth! On the walls are beer memorabilia and collections of beer coasters.
The tap selection is acceptable for a beer geek, though not earth shattering. The bottle selection, however, is noteworthy. They have a lot of Trappist beers in the bottle, also some BCS, The Abyss, and Firestone 11, 12, and 13. My friend got a Haywire Hefe, while I got a DFH Indian Brown from the bottle. I got a tulip glass to pour my beer into, and my beer wasn't served too cold, so big props to Burger Bar for correct serving temperature.
Service was acceptable, though I would have liked to have been checked on a little more often as I was still deciding on a beer. I take a long time to decide on beer, and even after our food order had been taken, I was still deciding. Then when I had a decision, it wasn't until our food came out 15 minutes later that I could finally put in my beer order. That's why I prefer to sit at the bar.
Oh yes, the burger. It's freggin awesome. Nuff said! Too bad the sweet potato fries were overcooked.
It's kind of pricey, so I'd come here for a great burger and a great beer. Even the beer alone should get you over any craft beer withdrawls while gambling in Vegas.
04-01-2010 03:46:09 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Burger Bar is in the upper level of the mall at Mandalay Bay which of course is on the Vegas Strip. There is plenty of parking in the whole area.
The interior is deep and narrow with the bar running pretty much the entire length of the left side of the room. It is essentially 2 bars with a server area between. The rest of the space is devoted to restaurant seating. The lighting is alternating hard and soft, and has a similar vibe to a lot of Vegas restaurants. The bar offers a pretty good look at the available draughts and bottles.
Burger Bar has around 25 taps featuring beers from Lost Coast, Stone, Pyramid, Speakeasy, Sin City, New Belgium and others. As for bottles there are maybe 100 segmented neatly in the (very thorough) beer menu by country. Domestically, Deschutes, Kona, North Coast, etc are represented. As for imports there are several options from Holland, Mexico, Japan, Belgium, UK, Czech Republic etc. Most of the drafts are available as samples (they require you get 5 at a time).
Service was surprisingly good on a Wednesday evening. The bartender, while being dressed in tiny clothes was actually able to make good recommendations (Kasteel Donker and Samichlaus). No complaints there.
The burgers at Burger Bar are pretty good. There are several "house" burgers but they have a pretty good a la carte setup as well. My burger was pretty solid, and the sweet potato fries were especially tasty.
Overall I would definitely check this place out again while on the Strip.
04-03-2009 05:30:00 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Located in the mall between MB and Luxor. Stopped in for lunch mid-week and the place had a good sized crowd. I decided to grab a stool at the bar since there were a good number available. Sleek bar with about 20+ stools and in the dining section there was nice high booths with TVs in some of them. First thing I noticed was the louder than necessary and very annoying rap / dance music playing. Is this a dance club or a restaurant ?
There are 24 beers on tap here with a large selection of macros but a nice choice of different styles. Anchor Steam, Chimay, Fat Tire, SNPA, Grimbergen, and Sierra Celebration with a some Stella, Kronenberg 1664, and Blue Moon to round it out. 20+ bottles to choose from too. Beers are about $5.50 - $6 / pint.
Bartender was unfriendly and seemed to be bothered I asked for a lunch menu. Over the stay I wasn't impressed with him, but the food did come out quick and the other servers seemed friendly.
The burgers are very good and worth the higher price IMHO. Large number of fixin's available to customize your burger. Some rediculously priced Kobe beef burgers are available if money is no object.
If you want a good burger and a decent beer - this place is worth a stop.
12-06-2006 13:15:18 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped here while in Vegas in August 2007. I found the place on beerfly, otherwise I never would have seen it. It's in the shopping mall portion of the Mandalay Bay Casino.
The atmosphere is strange, a pub on the top level of a shopping mall. There was seating for maybe 20 people at the bar, and my friend and I took 2 of them. There were about 12 taps and ~50 bottles to choose from (including some really rare ones like Firestone 10, for $150 per 22oz bottle OUCH). The taps included New Belgium Fat Tire and Skinny Dip, Grimbergen, Kronenberg, Lindemans Framboise, Chimay White, and others. There are 2 beer menus, the "regular" one on the food menu and the "reserve" one which lists mostly Belgian beers and UK beers.
The prices are reasonable in general, about $5-6 for draft beers, and you're in good shape unless you go for the rare beers. Maybe the best attribute was the generosity of the bartenders, they were sampling many of the beers themselves and let us try sips of almost everything they sampled.
08-21-2007 15:23:15 |
More by TurdFurgison
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 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I spent a couple of days at the Luxor for a conference at Mandalay Bay. I walked by the Burger Bar a couple of times which led to eventual stops. I also made multipe stops at Pour 24 - see my review.
It's hard to be critical of good beer in Vegas. It's come a long way since 75 cent Sam Adams at the Boardwalk was the best choice in town. Now they have very good beer at associated costs.
I liked Pour 24 a little better because of their West Coast mico selection. Burger Bar was a tad heavy on the standard European exports which I have less interest in. I orignially ordered the Maudite and the keg blew - and blew beer all over two British guys sitting at the bar. I wound up getting a 22 oz bottle of Deschutes Hop Henge Imperial IPA for $18 (which sells for $4.99 at Lee's Discount Liquor). They had other bottles of Dechutes as well - it's a great brewery.
Burger Bar Beer
06-26-2008 22:44:18 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$$
Took the long walk from my hotel in the middle of the Strip all the way down to this place, situated in Mandalay Place, the indoor mall between Mandalay Bay and the Luxor. I got here at a quiet time late on a Friday afternoon and grabbed a stool at the empty bar. The place has a vibe that's kind of a cross between a sports bar and a steak place. Leather booths with frosted glass in between, sleek black counter surfaces, but yet very bright and still casual. I liked it.
Beer selection was all quality stuff. The draft list was pretty pedestrian by the standards of a good LV beer bar, but still plenty to choose from. The bottle list was a bit more exciting and deep. The centerpiece of the list is the ability to do a vertical of Firestone Walker 11-14, that is if you have 3 (or maybe it's 4) adults and $200 to spend. I'd do that in a heartbeat since where else can you get that chance, but I was traveling alone for business so out of luck there. Still a good selection broadly split between domestic craft and European craft.
They specialize in burgers, as you might guess from the name. I had a buffalo burger which was nicely lean and tasty. Pricey, but hey this is the Strip.
Service was very pleasant and always there when my glass was nearly empty.
I would certainly check this place out again.
08-02-2011 19:29:33 |
More by sholland119
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
What a strange place to put a beer bar, on the shopping walkway between the Mandalay and the Luxor resort complexes.
We (my wife and I) sat on the bar corner as you walk in, most tables were full and the bar stools well populated on an early Monday evening in May. The fridge in front of me had beers calling to be bought (Deus, etc, etc), but I'm here for the beers on tap I can't get in Europe.
My wife, bless her, orders a Pabst Blue Ribbon, I fall off my bar stool but recover in time to ask for a Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB without losing too much street cred. I don't think anyone else heard her order. I then had beers from Kona, Pyramid and Ommegang, all from the taps. Too full for any food, pity, everybody else seemed to be enjoying theirs.
Friendly staff who let us get on with our drinking, attentive, but not obtrusive, helpful when asked and appeared knowledgable.
I would never have set foot in the place if it wasn't for this site, as you'd just never guess the joys that it holds by looking at it from the passageway it sits on.
05-24-2010 13:09:29 |
More by BlackHaddock
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
These upscale casinos all have their obligatory upscale shopping areas and Burger bar is found between Luxor and Mandalay bay. I love these fancy hotels. They are so clean, new and just plain pretty to look at.
So.. burger bar has a diner look and feel to it but a very nice/expensive diner. Spotless inside with many servers to attend to everyone's needs quickly. The beer selection was somewhat unimpressive. Yeah they had a lot of 'em, but nothing that I don't see in Boston fairly regularly. They had some breweries represented that are a little more unusual but they had styles by them that I wasnt in the mood for. I got a Sin City amber or something and after having the sample , I liked it, but after downing a pint, there was no way I would want another. My wife had pear cider which was pretty good.
My wife and I split a kobe burger and sweet potato fries. It was real good but I have had kobe beef before and prefer it as a steak rather than burger. Food overall was excellent though. The bartender was extremely pleasant and right on top of her game. It is somewhat expensive as the burger was like $15 and the pints were a tad over $5 I believe. I don't mind paying a little extra for a beautiful environment, good quality food and beer and excellent service though. Yeah, I'll be back at this place again and probably every LV trip from now on.
05-31-2005 17:35:28 |
More by rousee
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