Must-Eat Pub Fare

Sink your teeth into great burg­ers, soft pret­zels and more from chefs such as Gor­don Ram­say and Guy Fieri.

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Sand­wiches, burg­ers and great ap­pe­tiz­ers big enough to be a meal on their own are some of the call­ing cards of a good pub. Bonus points if that restau­rant has the match on, games of its own and some good fries and shakes to boot. Here, a look at some of the ter­rific burger tav­erns and gas­trop­ubs found in Las Ve­gas.


1Mario Batali and Joe Bas­tianich don’t mess around when it comes to burg­ers. Their more ca­sual B&B Burger & Beer at the front of the Vene­tian fea­tures the classic Drive-Thru burger all the way to the Morn­ing Af­ter to kill any hang­over with a sunny side up egg on top. Try the bour­bon cherry shake (spiked, of course) and add smashed fried pota­toes on the side. Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 Las Ve­gas Blvd S.; 702.414.2220


2Soft pret­zels with pro­volone fon­due, house potato chips with onion dip and ched­dar and potato piero­gies, and that’s just to start at Culi­nary Dropout. A raw bar, some darn good fried chicken, a great week­end brunch and beer in a pa­per bag are just some of the call­ing cards at this gem with a pa­tio. Hard Rock Ho­tel, 4455 Paradise Road; 702.522.8100


3Sad­dle up and head to this road­house for a slab of bar­be­cue smoked St. Louis ribs, fried chicken or pig candy. Dou­ble Barrel Road­house even has beef brisket, hot links and pulled pork with a spicy mus­tard bar­be­cue sauce. Find live mu­sic later in the evening. Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702.222.7735


4Bam! Emeril Lagasse kicks it up a notch with his Cre­ole take on bar food at Lagasse’s Sta­dium. Sports fans will ap­pre­ci­ate the 100-plus tele­vi­sions and sports book built into the com­fort­able room with sta­dium seat­ing. Or­der Emeril’s crab cake with Cre­ole oil or bar­be­cue shrimp to start and then move on to an oys­ter or shrimp po’boy or a lob­ster grilled cheese while cheer­ing on your fa­vorite team and plac­ing a bet. Palazzo, 3325 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702.607.2665


5The host of “Hell’s Kitchen” has his name on the front door of this slice of Great Bri­tain. Head to Gor­don Ram­say Pub & Grill for some of his clas­sics such as York­shire ale bat­ter fish and chips; bangers and mash (that’s sausages and mashed pota­toes to Amer­i­cans); beef-braised short ribs; and but­ter chicken curry. The beer se­lec­tion here in­cludes Ram­say fa­vorite In­nis & Gunn. Just look for the iconic red tele­phone booths, Carn­aby Street col­ors on the floor and a wall of kegs. Cae­sars Palace, 3570 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702.731.7410


6Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has a se­cret in­gre­di­ent in ev­ery one of his burg­ers— potato chips. That alone gives each a lit­tle crunch and some added salt at his burger mecca Bobby’s Burger Palace. The ba­sic Crunch­burger comes with Amer­i­can cheese and chips on top, but other ver­sions from Philly, New Mex­ico and Los An­ge­les have more raz­zle dazzle in­gre­di­ents. This lo­ca­tion even has spiked milk­shakes in ren­di­tions such as mocha Kahlua vodka and vanilla caramel bour­bon. Man­darin Ori­en­tal, 3750 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702.598.0191


7As Food Net­work star Guy Fieri would say, “This is the bomb.” Who doesn’t want to try trash can brisket na­chos, Fire­ball whiskey wings or the Mayor of Fla­vor­town burger? Fieri dishes out his menu from early in the morn­ing un­til late at night, plus his shots are on tap. The Linq, 3535 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702.794.3139


8Make like the Ir­ish and head to this pub out­fit­ted with res­cued ar­ti­facts such as the 19th cen­tury bar that was re­stored in County Wick­low south of Dublin and then shipped to Las Ve­gas. Try Guin­ness stew, Shep­ard’s pie or corned beef and cab­bage for a true Ir­ish ex­pe­ri­ence. Note that Rí Rá stays open late and even serves an Ir­ish break­fast in the morn­ings. Man­dalay Place, 3930 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702.632.7771


9Place a bet on the game while eat­ing some of the best burg­ers on the Strip at Umami Burger. The name­sake burger fea­tures Parme­san frico, shi­itake mush­room, roasted tomato, caramelized onions and Umami’s own ketchup. Head out to the pa­tio beer gar­den or watch the games on the mul­ti­ple tele­vi­sions. You can even place a bet here. SLS Las Ve­gas, 2535 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702.761.7614

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10Chef Michael Mina’s take on pub food gets its name from the year pil­sner was in­vented. Aside from the list of whiskeys and more than 30 craft beers on tap, find dishes such as a peanut but­ter crunch burger, pub steak frites and a sam­pler of ribs, pulled pork and brisket. MGM Grand, 3799 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702.891.3922

Fish & chips at Gor­don Ram­say Pub & Bar at Cae­sars Palace For more in­for­ma­tion where­trav­

Pret­zels and pro­volone fon­due at Culi­nary Dropout

Dou­ble Barrel Burger at Dou­ble Barrel Road­house

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