Back in May, the heavily touted and much-anticipated Las Vegas arrival of the Wahlburgers chain at the Grand Bazaar Shops was downgraded to only "possible." Now the Wahlburgers restaurant space that Donnie Whalberg and his chef brother chef Paul once toured on their reality TV show has been abandoned and handed over to neighbor Fuel Bar for a new expansion dubbed the Fuel Bar Garage.
Located at the rear of the outdoor mall, close to the entryway to Bally's, the 4,200-square-foot lounge opens daily at 10 a.m., with free entry to those 21 and older. While the flair bartenders will continue a few steps away at Fuel Bar, inside the Garage the games will include "beer pong tables, oversize beer pong, cornhole, giant cornhole, pool table, giant pool table on the ground, foosball, arcade games" and a giant Jenga. Already planned are movie nights and DJ hosted evenings.
Either coincidentally or by design, movie posters mounted on the walls include two Mark Wahlberg productions, The Italian Job and Entourage, currently the closest Wahlburgers fans will get to seeing the celebrity on the Strip.