Burger Bar

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Burger BarBurger Bar

Type: Bar, Eatery

3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119-1010
United States

(702) 632-9364 | map

Located in Mandalay Place.


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Photo of slander
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of sholland119
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
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.


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Photo of morebeergood
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of Yetiman420
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

On Tap...
Chimay Triple
Grimbergen Abbey
Stone RIS
Burger Bar Beer
Fat Tire
Pyramid Hefe
Sierra PA
Mothership Wit
Lindemans Framboise
Unibroue Maudite
Blue Moon
Anchor Steam
Miller Lite
Shiner Bock
Frankenstiener Weiss

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Photo of flagmantho
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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.

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Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rousee
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.14/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We went to Burger Bar this afternoon for an early lunch. We walked there from MGM Grand, it's located in Mandalay Place, which is located in the mall between Mandalay Bay & Luxor. We got there right when they opened at 11AM and there was already a small line.

The service here was excellent. Our waiter was friendly, responsive and attentive. The beer selection is solid with over 100 bottles offerings and about 30 or so draft options. The drafts were divided by country and the bottles were divided by style.

I started off with a Belgian Kriek that was amazing and served in appropriate glassware. I also had an Anchor Steam with my burger and that was fresh. The burgers here are the main attraction and you can choose from angus beef, kobe beef, turkey, buffalo, lamb, etc. I went with a kobe beef burger and it was delicious. I ordered it medium and it was cooked perfectly. They have an extensive selection of different toppings, so you can make your burger to your preference.

I really enjoyed this place. Check out the nice selection of brewery signs in the long hallway at the back of the restaurant. I would definitely suggest checking this place out if you are staying on the strip and like quality burgers & craft beers.

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Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rfgetz
4.18/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Located in the mall area between Mandalay Bay and Luxor, Burger Bar is a smallish restaurant with the vibe of a mid 20th century steakhouse... wooden tables, chairs and booths with a stone topped bar with minimal decor.

The beer menu is fantastic for the location with craft offerings from all over the country, not just the west coast. The draft list contains many fresh and local craft options as well as others from across the country. The bottle menu is dominated by craft beers with a small "vintage" list including the last 3 FSW anniversary beers. Felt funny to see a big DFH promotion 2,500 miles from DE.

The burger menu offers a hanful of cuts of meat and bun options and about a page worth of topping options. The burgers were fantastic, cooked perfectly to how you ordered. All the ingredients were top notch, no wilted veggies or unflavorful cheeses.

Would have returned more often if I actually had a tendency to eat more than just little plates throughout the day rather than a full meal when im on vacation.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of david18
5/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DrJay
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Burger Bar at Mandilay Place was one of the top priority beer spots on my most recent visit to the Las Vegas strip. The bar was a bit tough to find, hiding along the second floor of the mall that's attached to the Mandilay Bay casino and hotel. Walking inside there's no indication that this is arguably the best beer bar on the Strip.

The beers are all quite nice with about 50 non-visible taps that focus on the craft brew scene. I enjoyed the Descheutes Black Beute XX, Juble Ale '08, and Speakeasy IPA. They also had some Stone Brewing, Rogue Brewing, Chimay, Unibroue and quite a few more. I also had a bottle of Hophenge which was one of about 200 craft bottles available. Among others are Achel, St. Bernardus, Samichlaus, more Stone, more Rogue, more Unibroue, more Deschutes, Alaskan Brewing, and a ton more. Be sure to try the Unfiltered Amber Ale that they feature as their house beer. Many of their selection is also available here in Kentucky, but about 5-10% of their offerings are new to me.

The beers are a bit on the pricey side as expected, but are comparable with most other prices on the strip. Good news, is that the beers were served in proper glassware and didn't seem to be overly chilled. We also had a sampler of 6 beers that vary in price for samples. Two of the glasses picked up a phenolic, soapy scent that indicated ill-rinsing practices. We brought it to the bartender's attention and she offered to replace the beers, as that fixed the problem.

The staff was more attentive than most other restaurants we found nearby, and they knew a reasonable amount of knowledge about the beers are the world of craft beer. There was no reason to not tip $1 per beer, including those for samples. A beer menu was given in two forms: an abridged version that lists the beer, style, and price; and then an unabridged verstion that eliquently describes the flavors, history, and origins of the beer--the best I've seen anywhere.

The procession up to the bar is much like any mall-shopping experience (I'd rather be head-butting rocks). But once inside, the bar extended back to the rear of the resturaunt, past about a 15-20 tables and about the same number of booths. I'd guess that the bar seated 40-50. A nice wooden display boasted some of the more prized beers available with attractive glassware, lighting, and warm fabrics and woods throughout. The restaurant seemed a bit overdone at first, but as I nestled into the beers, I felt it was simply a nice experience, feeling that of course Vegas has to over-do everything. As expected, the bar is impecibly clean.

The food is equally as impressive as the beers. The Kobe burger with skinny fries was as good of a burger as I have ever had. Along with the medeteranian salad and the Juble Ale, I could have died happy.

In closing, this is THE spot on the Strip for craft beer. A best bet stop for any BA. I will happily return on my next visit.

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