Las Vegas beer gardens are all the rage and MGM Resorts is betting their version will be the biggest, brightest and certainly costliest when it debuts next year.
Beer Garden places heavy emphasis on its outdoor scene, located mid-point within the under-construction eight-acre Park retail and dining district and the future 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena.
Technically considered part of the north side of New York-New York resort, Beer Garden will reside next to a main side entrance, the Zumanity theater and fellow future tenant, Bruxie, home of the "Brussels Waffle" sandwich.
Clocking in at 7,150 square feet and with a potential occupancy load of 495 guests, the addition will not come cheap, working with a current estimated construction cost of $4,525,291.
Work on the build-out will begin this summer, with MGM Resorts already promising "guests will be able to indulge in sustainably raised farm-to-table meats, an impressive craft beer list, live music and, of course, games to get any social gathering started – bocce ball, darts and outdoor ping pong."
The single story design will also lead out to the "restaurant’s signature open roasting area," possibly creating a rival to a once rumored tenant at The Park, Virgil's Real Barbecue.