Now Park on Fremont moved back its opening date to sometime in March. The gastropub taking over the former Maharaja Hookah Lounge at the corner of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard originally planned to open on New Year's Eve, then moved back its opening to Jan. 15 and later February. Back in January, the bar and gastropub said structural issues and difficult work on the sewer system were partly to blame for the delay.
New details on the 5,000-square-foot space came out today. In a press release, owner Ryan Doherty talks about the patio, which he describes as a "mature back garden [that] was plucked from a rural setting and transplanted into the middle of Downtown Las Vegas." Eroded footed bathtubs and a carriage befitting Cinderella contain the plants and flowers in this area. Salvaged wood from a former barn makes up the exterior while antique wood bistro tables and a game of hopscotch created from mosaic tiles round out the patio. The outdoor bar plans to recreate an aging greenhouse with a secret smoking area tucked behind where guests can find custom art installations as well as games such as oversized Jenga and a seesaw.
Inside, look for an art collection by Mark Ryden, Peter Gronquist and Mark Mothersbaughs overlooking a rustic interior that includes textured leathers on the booths and chairs, dark woods and a reclaimed herringbone floor. A 1940s-era jukebox plays 45s.
On the menu, find hammered chicken, Parmigiano-Reggiano and burgers stuffed with smoked cheddar and bacon or Gorgonzola cheese and sautéed mushrooms. Over on the drinks list, 100 beers make the menu including St. Cloud, Fosters and Moose Drool in cans as well as Innis & Gunn, Delirium Tremens and Well Banana Bread Beer on tap. Other cocktails served in mismatched glassware include specialty bloody Marys and a gin and vodka list.
When open, look to find a spot at the bar from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.
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