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Burger Bar

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Burger BarBurger Bar
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

112 Ratings
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
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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Photo of TheBierBand
5/5  rDev +20.2%

TheBierBand, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of richkrull
5/5  rDev +20.2%

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.

richkrull, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of Scaldis
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Scaldis, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of david18
5/5  rDev +20.2%

This is my favorite restaurant in Vegas and I think my favorite beer bar anywhere. Unbelievable beer list including many draft beers and an amazing selection of bottles. This is the first place I had Deschutte's Abyss as well as numerous sours and other interesting finds.

The food as well is amazing. The main entree, the burger of course. But at this place you build your burger with a myriad of cheese choices, bacon choices (inlcuding jalapeno bacon), veggies and many other toppings.

The mandalay bay is and one end of the strip and can be a trek if you're not at that end. However, it's well worth the trip and they have good black jack and crap tables for after dinner. Say hello to my money if you win any of it back.

david18, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of tomj6
4.88/5  rDev +17.3%

Located in Mandalay Place between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay.

Stopped in here three separate times during a trip here last week and could not have been more pleased. First of all, the selection is excellent. I had Stone 11th anniversary and the Abyss on tap for $7 a pint. Abyss was on the menu as Deshutes seasonal. There were about fifteen beers on tap including four Belgians but I was really impressed with the bottled selection that included all the Belgians, several Stone, Deschutes, Ommegang and tons of others. Just make sure to look at the red Chimay menu for bottle selection as the food menu only has a small portion of their selection.

The burgers are great especially the Kobe beef burger. Nothing too fancy, just great burgers and even better beer. Do yourself a favor and stop by this place on your next trip. There are tons of great bars in Vegas but this is the bar for the beer advocate.

tomj6, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of ericfb18
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

Visited Burger Bar on August 6, 2009 and after reading reviews on BA, was very pleased with the beer selection. Was able to get a Stone Sublimely Self-righteous ale on tap, which was excellent. Had a great conversation with the owner who happened to have a sample 750mL of Firestone IPA in the back. He brought it out and shared it with me at no cost...great guy who knows his beer no doubt. Overall, great selection of bottled beers and decent selection of taps...all reasonably priced, especially considering this is Vegas. Also had a Fire Rock Pale Ale and Deschutes black butte porter...

Would recommend this place to any BA in the area...best beer selection I could find during my visit.

ericfb18, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of marcpal
4.78/5  rDev +14.9%

Tremendous. Especially given the craft beer offerings in Vegas. Absolutely tremendous.

On top of Sensi, Mesa Grill, In N Out, this is the other must stop every time I am in Vegas. Cant say enough.

The atmosphere is laid back and you can either sit up at the bar with the taplines or have a booth/table with individiual tvs. They know what they're doing. Friendly enough, dont rush you out, and the only negative is that for tables there is always a wait no matter what time of day or during the week. Usually can score a spot at the bar though.

The quality is fantastic- again, for Vegas strip it is second to none. They deliver a tap list and offer 6oz samples of everything and there was plenty of stuff I cant get in Jersey I could get here. They do have a beer menu with descriptions and updated which shows they take it serious.

The service is above average and the waitress was actually quite impressive this last visit at the booth and had strong recommendations. At the bar, always willing to add the extra service for food and drink even though very busy.

The selection, again, very nice and covered many bases. Had the US craft covered, Belgians, as well as plenty of each. I had some Duvel with the salmon the one visit, Stone Imperial with my burger on the other this time through. Each time, scattered several 6oz samplers to get through the tap selection. Terrific.

The food is also incredible. The prices are relatively high but worth it. Ive had the zucchini sticks, sweet potato fries (among the best Ive ever eaten), turkey burger, veggie burger, buffalo burger, salmon sandwich all with a variety of toppings which are nearly endless and given the few burgers you can still have something different every time.

A must stop - a true gem in a beer wasteland that is the Vegas striip. The only place in Vegas where Ive seen people really be into the selections (again, only talking strip) and not just pounding coronas.

marcpal, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of kirchnak
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

I have never been to a bar/restaurant with a better beer selection. It started with 90 min on tap and went through the likes of Deus, Samiclaus, and 3 years worth of unibroue. We came to the consensus that moving into the Burger Bar on a permanent basis would actually be a good idea. I would HIGHLY recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Vegas. The only problem with Burger Bar is that it is not the best atmosphere for a date or romantic evening but is definitely a great place for a "guy party."

kirchnak, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of kaseydad
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%

Was there for the UFC 100 hoopla and stumbled upon this place after the wife and kid went to see Chris Angel (who?). You heard me right. I played it off and decided to venture to Mandalay Bay and back to the Luxor where I went upstairs and found heaven! I just wish I found it earlier. Crap beers in EVERY hotel except this place.

Went in around 8:15 and found a single seat at the large bar area and promptly looked at some empty tables which would quickly fill. I was astounded by the number of taps (23?) and great beers in the coolers directly behind the bar. They had all Chimay bottles, Urthel singles!!, Rochefort 6-10, Hennepin, Westmalle, Gulden Draak, Nogne Porter, Duvel, Old Stock Ale and numerous Trappist Achel to name a few.

On tap they produced Dogfishhead 60 Minute, Bitch Creek ESB, Mirror Mirror, Franziskaner Dunkel, Haywire Hefe, Chimay Red, Delirium Tremens, Lambic Framboise, Primo, Stella Artois, Miller Lite, Bass Ale, Lost Coast Tangerine, Boddingtons, Blue Moon, Fat Tire, Newcastle, Big Daddy (Speakeasy), Grimbergen and Stone Self Righteous! AWESOME selection to satisfy any thirsty man waiting for his wife and kid to get through some fake magic act.

Three bartenders to tend to the thirsty and I started with a Stone Self Righteous and get this....it was served in a Goblet! Whoa! Now that was way suprising and the bartender even mentioned "Nice choice." Next was a Mirror Mirror which was also served in a goblet. Wife called and I had to go. :o(

Overall I had a great experience with my attendance at the Burger Bar. My only regret was not staying at Mandalay Bay or the Luxor to experience all the high quality beers this place has to offer. The bartenders were attentive even though I didn't order food (which you can at the bar) and even had a little small talk. For the UFC 100 going on and a Saturday night to boot, I had a great experience. I didn't order any food but the dudes hamburger and onion rings next to me looked awesome.

Don't make the mistake I did and wait to venture to this place on the end of your trip. Seek it out next time your in Vegas and you won't be disappointed. I know it's on my to do list next time.

kaseydad, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of MichaelinFishers
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%

Ate alone at the bar on Tues, 5/25/10 around 9:00pm.

Greeted by Julia, the bartender. She was everything you could want in a bartender starting with her friendly service and knowledge of the beer and ending with... well, let's keep this about the beer. The place was steady but not swamped, so she took time out to chat about beer a few times. I seemed to be the only BA-type there.

Looked over the taplist and was reasonably impressed. A solid lineup of 25 or so beers by most standards, exceptional for Vegas on-Strip. You can order two different full-size pours or put together a six-beer 5-oz sampler flight. I went for the latter:

-Sin City Amber (gotta try the local, even if it's not your favorite style)
-Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB
-DFH 90-Minute
-SN 30th Anniversary (Ken & Fritz)
-Stone IRS (2010, tapped just two days before)
-St. Louis Framboise

Ordered the "Country Natural" beef for my burger. I kept it simple with a sesame seed bun, pepper jack, and A-1, but you can build your own from a list of almost any topping you can imagine or choose from a handful of pre-defined setups.

While I was waiting, I looked at the bottle list and briefly regretted my decision to go for the taps. The bottle lineup is outstanding. I can't even begin to name them all, but a few things stand out, just because of their Vegas-like extravagance. They have FW 11, 12, and 13. You can buy 12 and 13 solo, but 11 is only available as part of a vertical of all three that requires three adults and $200. Pricey, but it would be a fun splurge if you have a group of BAs for a weekend trip. Overall though, most of the bottle prices seemed pretty reasonable for restaurant service and, once again, *very* reasonable for Vegas. Markup on singles was about 100-125% and bombers around 75-100%.

The burger arrived perfectly cooked (pink through-and-through medium). By then I'd finished the Framboise, the Sin City, and the Bitch Creek. It paired nicely with the 90-Min and both stouts. Sweet potato fries accompanied.

This is the place to go for a burger and craft on the Strip. Pour 24 (@ NY NY) doesn't have food and the Burger Brasserie (@ Paris) has crap beer (and neither the burger nor the service were as good.)

MichaelinFishers, May 28, 2010
Photo of Backer2004
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%

Okay, no one is going to Vegas for the beer selection. With that in mind, make your way over to Mandalay and you will be very impressed. I tried to get over there before their keg of Mirror Mirror ran out but I was a day late. The bartender saw my disappointment, gave me two tasters and could tell I was a beer guy and pulled out the black book of vintage beers. Very impressed. Almost talked me into a $30 beer.

After I enjoyed two nice drafts and paid, I noticed they even cut my first beer price in half. Talked to the manager and he knows his stuff as well and appreciates any BAs talking to him.

Wished I had didn't have big meal planned an hour later or would have tried the food as well. Worth the visit if you're on the Strip

Backer2004, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of hkyplyr73
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

hkyplyr73, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of tomtuttle
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

The Burger Bar is my favorite place in Las Vegas, by a wide margin. It's so good, I went there twice in four days despite the overwhelming competition for my attention.

The location in Mandalay Place is actually the upscale mall that connects the Mandalay Bay and Luxor complexes. You could easily walk by this place and think it was just another, nondescript mall eatery.

In addition to a passion for beer, I am also a hamburger afficionado. The burgers at this place are exquisite! There is a wide selection of toppings, meat (buffalo, kobe, angus, etc.), buns, cheeses, etc. You do end up with a ~$15 burger using this approach, but the quality is so good that I think it is actually a good value. Especially in Vegas. Get the sweet potato fries. I ordered my burger medium-rare and it was perfect.

The beer selection is very good; five fine Belgians plus numerous other imports and big and/or hoppy American craft beers. Proper glassware. You can get a taster of any five of the draughts. I had probably ten different beers on my visits, and each was in excellent condition.

Service was competent and friendly.

Do not miss the Burger Bar if you are anywhere near the south end of the Las Vegas strip.

tomtuttle, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of MarcGetty
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

While my rating of Burger Bar is based solely on the beer, first I have to make a comment about the food. The Surf & Turf burger (a lobster tail and asparagus burger) was simply the best burger I've ever had in my life. Try it. I may go back for another!

Back to the beer. Okay to good selection of taps, good to very good selection of bottles. All using correct glassware as far as I can tell and with a few cool beer related items hanging up on the wall. I had a Saison from tap and enjoyed it quite a bit.

The service was very, very good and fast as hell. Definitely worth going back. Soon.

MarcGetty, Aug 21, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

heresy22, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Most of the previous reviews are pretty right on, except as of the July 4 2009 weekend there were 24 beers on tap, including Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA and Deschutes Mirror Mirror, among others. (Note, Dogfish Head on tap rocks! Mirror Mirror is better from a bottle in my opinion). And, the beer list has apparently also expanded. I counted 150 beers in bottles and most were high quality producers. There is something here (and something nice) for every taste.

Basically, 24 taps and 150 bottle selection (of primarily good stuff) is a pretty decent selection for a beer bar; and, this is a hamburger joint!

Food's great. If you're in Vegas and like beer..this is a pretty good place to go for a meal! Whole family liked it.

GRG1313, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of BelgianBrewFan
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Visited Mandalay Bay during a recent trip to Vegas and heard that the bar was located in their shopping area. The whole place is relatively small and narrow, but the food and drinks are definitely worth a try.

I'll get to the goods first... I had a Deschutes Mirror Pond and a Stone Pale Ale. My husband had a Hop Henge which I tried and then fell deeply in love with it. All beers were quality as well as the burgers! There were six of us and we all had something different and equally delicious. I had the Surf & Turf burger which comes with lobster and asparagus (on the burger) and my husband had the American Kobe Beef. They do have a Japanese Kobe burger on the menu for $60.00 and I'm sure it is worth it. There is also a build your own burger section on the menu. They offer a TON of options plus choices for those who don't eat meat. All in all it was a great time.

If you are from Missouri, we also have a Burger Bar located in the Lumiere Place Casino in downtown St. Louis.

BelgianBrewFan, May 01, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Noxious26
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%

Visited on Sept 25th while in Vegas for the week with my wife celebrating our 10th anniversary.

Easy to find, all you need to do is follow the directions from Luxor to Mandalay Bay or vice versa (without going outside of course). Atmosphere was relaxed and a nice break from all the lights and noises that bombard you throughout the hotels.

With a good, but not huge, selection of domestic and imports, most of the beers on their list are above average or better in quality. I was simply impressed that they actually have a beer list! We were sitting at the bar and they even have a book with descriptions of all of the bottled beers.

Our service was very good. Everyone was friendly, and our server Ingrid was especially nice and helpful.

The food was very good, but a little pricey. Compared to most things on the Strip, we felt that this was one of the best values for your dollar.

I would definitely go again, and will make a point of stopping by on our next trip.

Noxious26, Sep 27, 2008
Photo of jpro
4.45/5  rDev +7%

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.

jpro, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of alexgrahamlv
4.45/5  rDev +7%

Burger Bar always has a great selection of taps as well as a great bottle selection. They interchange taps quite regularly and bring out some nice seasonal beers. The food their is very quality but a tad pricey. It is always a pleasure to go their before a concert at House of Blues. Probably the only place in town where you can get a Firestone Walker anniversary vertical but with a bit of a price. Definitely worth checking out. Last time I was there they had Sublimely self righteous and mirror mirror on tap.

alexgrahamlv, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of rampole
4.45/5  rDev +7%

I am Here now reviewing from iPhone. Great food. Beer selection is best I've seen in Vegas. I had a 90 min, a chimay white label, a sublimely self righteous, and a delirium tremens on tap and a great burger with guacamole cheddar and afried egg. Service is good at bar (where I am sitting). There ate lots of people here and for good reason this is the best burger and best beer in Vegas. I am about to refill with the next round so sso long farewell. I've just found I must make up a few more words to finish this review

rampole, Jun 21, 2010
Photo of Mel61
4.45/5  rDev +7%

Missed this place on my previous visit to Vegas, but glad I checked it out this time.
Excellent range of beers, both on tap and bottled. Food is good too as other reviewers have noted.

We tried the 6 beer sampler which is good and obviously beers on tap only.

Service we good and we were recognised the third time we visited and given a free beer each which was nice.

The only down side is the prices, though that could be partly due to the weak £ against the $ for us!

Recommended. I'd certainly visit again on any visits to Vegas.

Mel61, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of IPALOVR
4.45/5  rDev +7%

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.

IPALOVR, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of NCSUdo
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

Good beer selection, good location, excellent burger.

First, this place is about the burgers and the burgers you get here are top notch. Menu consists of pre-built or build your own burgers. Depending on what type of meat and toppings you get, you could spend anywhere from $15 to $75 just on the burger alone. It's worth it.

Beer selection is pretty good. About 10 beers on tap. Mostly good stuff (Stone Sublimely, Deschutes Mirror Mirror to name a few) and only 1 macro. Higher alcohol beers on tap were only served 9 oz at a time.

Bottle selection was extensive, and some stuff they had was not on the menu (I noticed some DFH 120s in a cooler and got 1). The 120 was fairly priced I thought, but some of the other bottles (Firestone Walkers, Stone VEs, Cantillons) were too expensive in my opinion. The 120 was served in the bottle with a snifter along side, very nice touch by the bartender that evening.

Atmosphere was nice. For a place with 2 bars, it was mostly quiet. Didn't notice any smoke and you are in a mall type area so you are a 1 minute walk to the Luxor or Mandlay Bay cansino floor, but far enough away that you aren't smoothered with the sounds from the floor.

Overall, a pretty good place. I would like to see them offer more reasonable bottle prices, but the stuff on tap was fair and the burgers were excellent in every way. I ate here 2 times and spent some time at the bar on my last night in Vegas. This is a place I will visit every time I'm in Vegas.

NCSUdo, Jul 15, 2009
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Burger Bar in Las Vegas, NV
93 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.