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Burger Bar

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

117 Ratings
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 118
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119-1010
United States
phone: (702) 632-9364

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mandalaybay

Notes:
Located in Mandalay Place.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of zee3are0
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

A - Vegas touristy. It's IN the Mandalay Bay

Q - All the beers there are good stuff. Mostly Belgians, with some other good stuff too.

S - Typical Vegas service - outstanding

S - The beer selection was all good stuff, but it was small. Not a lot of variety.

F - OMG. Amazing. Greatest burgers in the known universe.

V - Expensive.

Photo of liamt07
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Photo of SevaTse
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in upon consulting with local BAs via forums.
Very strong selection, though inferior to Todd English. Lots of Belgians and US crafts.
I decided to go with the burger, to see if the place can live up to its name and not only was it priced rather reasonably, but it was pretty delicious.
Eventhough it is located in a mall type setting, the ambiance is inside is pretty tolerable. Some of the other visitors were consuming BMCs, as the name would absolutely attract "beer junkies," that live on Bud Light and other such delicacies, and some of the waitresses, whose natural shapes have been modified by surgeons operating in the fields of plastics, had no shame in not knowing much about the good beer, but nevertheless, for this locale, if you must have craft beer- this is one of the stops that I would recommend.

Photo of DrJay
3.9/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I stopped in while waiting for my flight home on a recent trip. It seemed like other BAs have enjoyed their visits, so I made this my last stop before heading to the airport. I grabbed a seat at the bar and ordered a burger. Service was quick and I didn't get lost in the shuffle during a shift change, which was nice. The surroundings felt like LV, with a mixture of higher end (stone bartop and dark wood) with campy (lots of neon) elements. The selection was solid, with ~24 taps and ~100 bottles, including ~10 vintage bottles (stuff like FW12&13, Stone VE, etc.). Beer prices were reasonable, barring the vintage bottles, with $6 pints available (there were also 6oz samples for $2.50). My buffalo burger was good, but not exceptional, although the jalapeno bacon and onion rings were quite good. Overall, I was expecting a little more, but didn't leave disappointed.

Photo of wordemupg
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Went here on a recent trip to Vegas. Pretty full at lunch time but I doubt many were there for the decent selection of imports and domestic craft seeing how everyone in there was drinking yellow fizz. Lots of decent taps but I opted for a bomber of Arrogant Bastard for 15$, ice cold bottle and was given a frozen pint glass (I asked for a warm over sized wine glass I saw sitting on the shelf) I could have blown the bank on Firestone Verticals and very expensive singles but there was plenty I'd never tried before. Sit at the back unless you want too smell the Lush soap store across the way, not the best background smells for tasting beer. I didn't try the food but I should've because the burgers looked awesome. Worth a try for sure, I wish I had more time to hangout here and try some of the different stuff they had on the go.

Photo of sholland119
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

HV

Photo of tastyales
3/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

Photo of jpro
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here on the last day in Vegas. Had a booth, so ESPN was on the personal TV - pretty nice, I suppose, although you can't change the channel. They've got a pretty extensive draft and bottle list at this place - I was impressed. Ended up having a Deschutes Mirror Pond (bottle) (~$5), which was served with a tulip glass - nice touch. Most of the brews were pretty fairly priced, with the exception of just about any bomber, but especially the more "rare" bombers... yikes.

Food was great - I had an Angus burger with cheddar, bacon and caramelized onions. The little lady and I split an order of sweet potato fries. I thought the food was pretty tasty. Considering most of the drafts and 12oz bottles were pretty reasonable, I was rather pleased with this place. Also - they apparently have a Nutella milkshake at this joint, and it looks amazing. Oh well - maybe next time.

Great little sportsbar type spot for a good burger and a couple of quality brews.

Photo of IPALOVR
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Located in between Mandaly Bay Hotel and Luxor Hotel. Very busy on weekends and sometimes hard to get a table. The burger selection is very good and the taste is good also. You pick your meat and bun and toppings. The beer selection is the best you can get on the strip but you do pay a premium price. The beer is always fresh and usually served in the proper glassware. They offer a lot of rare bottles but again at a big price. They take reservations and I recommend them on weekends. The tables all have their own little tvs so you can watch what you want. The bar is nice and has large tvs above it with all sports on them. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive. If you need to use the rest room plan early as it is quite a long hike down a couple hall ways.

Photo of DocBrewsky
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The family and I decided to dine here for dinner about a week or so ago while on a vacation to Vegas.

The place is located in a long corridor filled with ritzy over-priced shops and stores that connect the Mandalay Bay and Luxor hotel/casinos. I literally would have walked right past it, were it not for my lovely (and apparently more astute) wife. Annnnyhow...

Atmosphere: Dark, sports bar/grill sort of feel to the place. It has a decently aized bar, as well as plenty of tables/booths. Although, be aware-every booth has a tv in it playing sports...which you are unable to change/turn off. Not a big deal, I'm just not a huge sports fan. It was a Tuesday night, so it was not that busy; it was in fact much quietter than I was expecting.

Selection: For a restaurant on the Vegas strip that advertises itself as a "gourmet burger establishment" it had a fairly competetive list of bottles and decent selection of draught offerings divided by country/style. A word on the bottles, although a beer "oasis" by some means- the prices most certainly embody "supply and demand." I did notice that they had 90Minute IPA on tap (which I promptly ordered); it was very fresh- a much more noticible hop presence than I have ever gotten from a bottle on the Left coast.

Price: In the "real" world, this place would not be able to keep its doors open with it's beer AND food prices. BUT, in Vegas, the prices are about on par with establishments of the same caliber.

Service: Like I stated above, it was a Tuesday night, so our waiter had plenty of time to refill drinks/check up on my family. He was very polite; I ordered a Gulden Draak and it came out promptly with the appropriate glassware. Food was served rayher quickly as well, all hot, fresh, and cooked to order. No complaints here.

All in all, a good place for a burger and a beer. I will definitely come here again. Wife enjoyed her food very much, and my son loved his milkshake. A very positive experience.

Photo of Eldalonde
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It’s a burger bar, but not like any burger bar I’ve been too. Full of tables, booths and lots of bar stools. Each booth has a little TV to watch, well, TV.

The service was great and they were super friendly. They lost my order about 5 minues after taking it. The waitress was in tears over it and they ended up not charging us anything for our food, despite getting our food out faster than most places do on a regular basis. Our waitress was super and her manager was equally great.<br /><br /> Their burgers are world class and their food, from what we had, is all really good. The number of burgers they have is nice and all very different. I don’t mean simple changing the toppings around, I mean quality variety. Different types of meat, different buns to choose from, and the Rossini looked amazing with foie gras and shaved truffles.<br /><br /> They have about 100 different bottles of beer and 24 taps. Their selection is nice, they have extremely rare and hard to find beers like Firestone Walker 12 and they have plenty of local offerings as well.<br /><br /> As far as the prices...it’s Vegas, but it’s also not overkill.<br /><br /> If you make a trip to Vegas, then you need to stop in. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed...I was thrilled with the place.

Photo of JSBerkowitz
4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Burger Bar is located in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place, the sky walk between Mandalay Bay and Luxor.

This place has the atmosphere of a sports bar. The booths all have TVs in them, and overall it is a lot of fun. Be warned though, most nights there is a pretty decent wait for the place (upwards of 30 minutes some nights, no reservations).

The quality has always been very good when I go, food has been done correctly and comes out within a reasonable time frame. They only really sell burgers/fries and some salads so as long as that is what you are looking for, you probably won't be diapointed. They do have a create your own burger which is a fun thing, you can pick everything that goes on from their normal menu, my only problem with this is some of the items that they charge extra for sometimes seems rediculous (not the price, just the fact that there is a charge at all). My usual choice is the chicken sandwhich.

The tap selection is pretty good overall for a Strip location. Prices on their taps are very reasonable, I was getting 9 oz pours of Abyss for 5.50. The best deal that they usually have is for the sampling menu, 6 - 6oz glasses, prices will vary but they usually end up costing me around 15$.

The bottle list is very impressive but this is where they start to get a bit more on the pricy side. Some are very reasonable, others are priced a bit high, but that is to disuade the drunk tourists from ordering it for fun. The vertical that they have of FSW 11-14 is a pretty nice offering if you have 4 people.

The staff is generally very nice, though aside from the bar tenders, beer knowledge is not universal. Best bet if you want to talk to someone about beer, sit at the bar.

Photo of JToad
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Finally got to check this place out this past Tuesday. Tucked away in Mandalay Bay, this place from the outside is rather unassuming. Not real fancy, casual but with some interesting beer signs on the walls.

We got seated instantly and the updated beer list was right inside the menu! One of my biggest pet peeves is having to ask what is available, or an updated beer list. Upon looking at the draft list, my eyes light up when I see "The Abyss" on tap, for only $5.50 for a 9.5oz pour. Done and done.

My friends and I also split a bottle of GI BCS and Samichlaus, as they have not tried either of them.

I ordered the Black Angus burger with bacon and cheese, and it was without a doubt one of the best burgers I have ever had. One of the guys ordered the Kobe Beef and the others ordered Buffalo. Everyone raved how good their burgers were.

All in all for Vegas, the prices were very reasonable. Definitely worth the $, and one of the few places in Vegas you can get great beer! My only complaint, is when we asked for new glasses for our Samichlaus, the waitress brought us MGD64 pint glasses, instead of the Goblets brought originally. Service all in all was average, but the selection and quality make up for it.

Photo of MuttKDC
3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

Photo of nrbw23
4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Took us a bit to find this place but it was fun. A fairly small, narrow place with a lot of wooden tables, chairs and a tiny bit of decor, which are all beer related. From oversized glassed, coasters or signs.

The beer menu is pretty large. Probably around 100 bottles and around 25 or so taps. They also had several rare bottles of beer; including all of the Firestone Walker annverisary beers 11 through 14, and they all came at a hefty price too. One could only order the FSW 11,12, and 13 if there were three adults present had to shell out $200. Also had Parabola for $45.

I went with a couple of beers that I can't get in Ohio and experienced both Kona and Deschutes. Both were served to me in their own brewery logos pint glass and were $6 a piece.

Service was good she was on top of most things.

Food wise is pretty insane. One can build everything about their burger from the type of meat and bread and along with about 50 toppings. Getting upward of $20 for a burger and fries.

Also if your better half or non beer drinking buddy is with you you could order a Cookies N Cream Martini which is what my wonderful wife did and that also was pretty slick.

With the other places still out there I think I'll hit this one up again, but still would like to get out and explore some more. A great place.

Photo of richkrull
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

If you're in Vegas, I highly recommend Burger Bar. This place is incredible. Their beer list is HUGE. I had a very hard time deciding what to drink as there were so many that I wanted to try.

Besides their beers, this place is also famous for their burgers. With 50 or so different toppings to choose from, the combinations are endless. I decided to splurge and go with lobster on my burger and was not disappointed. Everything I've eaten here has been awesome.

Their waitresses are also pretty amazing. Not only are they great to look at, but they're also extremely knowledgable of the beers they serve.

Definitely check this place out. You won't regret it.

Photo of Evbowski
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

First off, this place was excellent for many different reasons. 1. The staff was very knowledgeable about the 25 or so different beers they had on tap. Very friendly, great place to eat. 2. The burgers you could top with almost any topping every thought of. Fried egg. No problem. 3. The price, in comparison to the rest of Las Vegas standards, is very reasonable. 20 dollars gets you a burger, a beer, very generous amount of fries and great service. The place probably had room for only 150 people or so, so it didn't get overly crowded. Loved it. We were out there for 5 nights, 6 days, and we ate there 4 times. I cant wait to get back out there next year.

Photo of Tchuck
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

My wife and I went there twice this week. The burgers were excellent (I had the Kobe beef one twice and was very happy with it, though the wheat roll the second time was stale), as were the sides (fries, onion rings, etc.). We split a milkshake that was the most decadent I've had.

Service was great the first time, borderline indifferent the second. Odd because it was busier the first time.

Of note were the beer prices: many of the American drafts were $6/pint, very reasonable for Las Vegas, and Belgians went up to a max of $14 for a 9 oz. pour. Bottle selection was varied, but we stuck to drafts. There were a few West Coast beers that were new to me, a few Las Vegas locals (the Sin City Amber was better than I expected), and any place that has Lagunitas Brown Shugga on tap is fine in my book.

If I were to go back to Vegas (unlikely, but a story for another time), I would definitely go back.

Photo of HosP
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stayed at Mandalay Bay for a convention. After reading about this place went with a couple other co-workers to check out the beer list. A couple hours later we were still sitting at the bar trying as much beer that we could from the west coast. Bartender was very knowledgeable and did a great job showing us some of the more rare beer. Of course those bottles were pretty pricey, however the draft and some of the bottles weren't to bad for being on the strip. For what we drank I'm pretty sure he gave us a few beers for free. Had a larger amount of bottles to choose from and a good selection on tap.

We ended up going back to eat there everyday we were in Vegas. Burgers were awesome. A little expensive but well worth the visit in. We had a great experience every time we went in the Burger Bar from the service to the beer. Will definitely be going back for at least a beer and burger next time in Vegas.

Photo of Hoptoss
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I usually dont visit the strip on my days off but I had to after hearing about this place. It's located in Mandalay place, which is situated between the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor.

It was a nice looking bar, clean and modern. They had a very nice bottle list, including some reserve releases such as Parabola. The beer was pricey, but expected for being on the strip. The burgers were good and service was great.

Overall a great place to eat and have a good beer if price doesn't bother you too much.

Burger Bar in Las Vegas, NV
93 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.