t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013| Updated August 30, 2013
Visited August 28, 2013.
Oh man is this place expensive. I went with a build your own burger option and with a couple of toppings it came out to about $15. Add an order of fries and a Pivo Pils and the post tax pre tip total was $24. At least the burger was good, and they actually cook the burgers right. I asked for medium rare and she informed me that it would be red in the middle. So in this case you actually get what you pay for. The beer lineup is decent but not amazing. Chimay White was probably the best beer on the list, though I didnít look at the bottle list. The service was friendly and fast and the place is comfortable but be warned that they close at 11, which seems kind of early for a place in Vegas. Same goes for the place tick next door (Slice of Vegas).
(Visited 03/2009): 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.
Very good burgers...and theyíre not all expensive (for Vegas anyway)...as you donít have to order caviar and truffle toppings...lol! The beer list is decent for a Vegas casino bar...but nothing to write home about if you were off the strip...or especially in any other upscale city in the US. For some reason this place seems a little dive bar-ish...which is really strange given itís in a major casino (Mandalay Bay)...maybe itís just getting old by Vegas standards Although there were some good beers...none were special one-offs or anything. The best ones were mostly from larger craft brewers...and their standard ones at that. Stop for a beer if in the area...but donít go out of your way. If you come for the a burger (best reason to come by the way)...youíll have at least a decent craftbeer to go with it.
Visited here on a hot Saturday afternoon for lunch. Located in Mandalay Bay- Mandalay Place, more specifically- at the south end of the Strip. Hard to find within MB itself and basically in the middle of a mall. Service was friendly but spotty. Selection was a little disappointing. I saw a North Coast Old Raspy XIV for only $20, but otherwise only a few interesting things on the more expensive side. Not many locals. Draft list doesnít appear to change much. Burgers were good but way overpriced (American cheese?!). Decent place if youíre at this end of the Strip but donít go out of your way for it like I did.
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 Iím here for the beers on tap I canít 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 donít 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 wasnít for checking beer sites before we travelled, as youíd just never guess the joys that it holds by looking at it from the passageway it sits on.
DuffMan (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | December 24, 2010
Went here a few times last month when we did the half-marathon and stayed at the Mandalay. Decent spread of taps with some local representation and a few imports. Bottle list has some hidden treasures, but be prepared to pay for them! Pricey for sure. Burgers are unbeleivable-- ground to order so I had a rare bison burger with blue cheese. Fuck yeah!
Great spot to grab a burger and beer on the strip. The beers on tap were okay and priced at $6 which for the location is decent. Burgers were amazing and came out quick considering the place was full. Bottle selection was good, but seemed a little excessively priced.