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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 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 13, 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
Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

yemenmocha, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ortie, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of slander
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

slander, Jan 28, 2006
Photo of morebeergood
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

morebeergood, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of tonistruth
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

tonistruth, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of bonbini26
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

went in 03-07-09, located in the retail shop area of the Mandalay Bay. The place was pretty crowded, bar and table area when i stopped in the mid-afternoon. There was about 20 or so tap, almost all styles represented, with a nice balance of micros/macros; domestic/foreign. With another 20 or so bottles all around $5-$6. I remember chimay, stone runination and barley wine on tap that stood out. Staff was friendly enough, nothing impressive, food came out quick. The burgers were awesome and so were the fries, a little on the pricey side, but i guess you might expect it at a place like this. If you are looking for a good burger with a decent beer selection I would stop in, however don't expect to be chatting it up with many other beer geeks

bonbini26, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

BlackHaddock, May 24, 2010
Photo of DrJay
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

DrJay, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

Gavage, Dec 06, 2006
Photo of flagmantho
3.91/5  rDev -6%

I had the pleasure of visiting the Burger Bar on my recent trip to Vegas and I was quite pleasantly surprised. My group went there for the food and were quite amazed with the beer selection here.

In addition to a very nice tap selection, there's a great bottle selection. My brother and I both had the 2011 Anchor Christmas ale, though they had a few other vintages available. Really, any place with multiple years of the same beer gets kudos from me.

Service was good, although we didn't really test the beer knowledge of our waiter -- this is primarily a restaurant, after all. However, if you are looking for dinner and want a place with a lot more than the regular BMC crowd, this is it. It should also be noted that prices here are quite reasonable, with respect to other places on the strip. Most of their draft beers were in the $6-7 range, versus paying $8-9 for a bottle of Corona elsewhere on the strip.

So, value, selection and great food -- definitely worth a stop.

flagmantho, May 08, 2014
Photo of rousee
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

rousee, May 31, 2005
Photo of rudyarmand
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%

I recently attended a convention held at the Mandalay Bay Casino and one of my buddies noticed that a restaurant located in the shopping arcade between Mandalay Bay and the Luxor had some rare beers on tap. We visited the Burger Bar after working the show and were tired and in need of refreshment. To my delight, they had Chimay Triple on draft as well as Grimbergen. We had both of them over the next three days and really were very happy. The service was good, the servers friendly, and when they were changing out the kegs of Chimay Triple, instead of pouring the foam down the drain, they let us drink the beer for free.

We got ripped. We were very happy.

rudyarmand, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of wordemupg
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

wordemupg, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
3.95/5  rDev -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.

DoubleJ, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.95/5  rDev -5%

I read some of the Beer Fly reviews prior to my Vegas trip, and thought I'd check it out.

The place was quite crowded for a weekday afternoon, but me, my wife and my son were able to score a booth which had an LCD screen tuned in to ESPN.

The place has a funky sort of vibe - most of the waitresses had mulitple piercings, dyed hair, and tattoos, but were very friendly and efficient. The music changed from hip-hop to jazz to swing to bubble gum all in the 1hr+ time we were there.

Ever dreamed of having a $60.00 burger? Well this is your place to have a Kobe beef burger with foie gras and truffles. On more of a budget? This place also offers Angus burgers and choice beef that you can pile with a bunch of toppings of your choice...and you can also pick the type of roll.

On to the beer selection - probably about 15-20 or so decent taps. I went with the Sin City and an Anchor Steam, both seemed pretty fresh.

Probably not worth a special trip, but if you're in the Mandalay Bay/Luxor area, it's worth checking out for a quick lunch.

SunDevilBeer, Aug 12, 2005
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Burger Bar in Las Vegas, NV
93 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.