Address: MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Status: Opened at 11:30 a.m.
Meet Michael Mina's long-awaited new venture, Pub 1842, a gastropub taking over his former Seablue space at the MGM Grand.
Inside find a centerpiece bar where all the action takes place as well as elevated dining booths, wooden bar stools and a keg room. Stone mosaic floors, vintage print wallpapers, plaid upholstered booths and butcher block tables point to the pub theme.
Look for an extensive selection of beers and cocktails as well as games such as darts and ping pong in the bar area. The restaurant, named for the year modern Pilsner beer was invented, has a wide range of American and international brews by the can, bottle or pulled from one of 24 taps. Guests can sample more than 60 ales, pilsners, stouts and lagers with beer flights. Some of the selections include Batch 19 from Colorado, Kona Fire Rock from Hawaii and Speakeasy Double Daddy from California.
Some of the new spins on cocktails include Fizzy Lifting Drinks, individually bottled and carbonated cocktails, housemade infusions and seasonal punches. Look for the Soda Popinski, a twist on the Moscow Mule, while the Chubacabra, a pineapple and Serrano chili-infused tequila based cocktail, is a signature sip. Guests also can expect a grown-up version of Jungle Juice with Wicked Tango Moonshine, melon, raspberry and ginger.
Over on the menu side, starters include Crab Louis deviled eggs, lobster corn dogs and Heritage pork green chili. Sure to become the house favorite is the peanut butter crunch burger with bacon jam, potato chips and pimento cheese. Other burgers making the menu include the namesake 1842 burger with caramelized onions, mushrooms, blue cheese and truffle aioli; the Heritage turkey burger with guacamole, jack cheese and harissa; and the two-pound lobster roll topped with, wait for it, popcorn. Steaks, salads, sandwiches and hearty entrees round out the menu, which you can see here.
Four desserts including a chocolate layer cake and chocolate malted milkshake, lemon curd chiffon cake and orange vanilla frappe, roasted peach and almond buckle with a caramel shake and shredded coconut cake and piña colada milkshake cool things off.
The restaurant is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
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