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Burger Bar

Not Rated.
Burger BarBurger Bar
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

111 Ratings
Ratings: 111
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 Umbra
2.95/5  rDev -29.1%

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.

Umbra, Nov 20, 2006
Photo of tastyales
3/5  rDev -27.9%

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.

tastyales, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of philbe311
3.23/5  rDev -22.4%

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.

philbe311, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of beerslushy
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

beerslushy, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of MuttKDC
3.3/5  rDev -20.7%

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.

MuttKDC, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

98green, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of ccrida
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%

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...

ccrida, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of jp11801
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

jp11801, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of liamt07
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

liamt07, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Lare453, May 19, 2014
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Burger Bar in Las Vegas, NV
93 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.