It’s not just a steakhouse switcheroo that will mix things up at the Hard Rock Hotel next year.
First on the agenda will be the debut of Oyster Bar, located across the casino floor from Fú Asian Kitchen and hoped to be ready by the end of December.
The 752-square-foot concept will include enough room for 18 diners and is being rapidly built with an estimated construction budget of $499,990. A precedent can be found elsewhere in Nevada, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe, where The Oyster Bar has been a huge hit since its debut in early 2015. Their menu includes oysters on the half shell, shooters and "hearty gumbos, rich pan roasts and traditional jambalaya."
Outside the property walls, the Hard Rock Cafe will party into the sunset on Dec. 31., with a "Final Countdown" goodbye event. There has been no official word on a replacement for the 26-year-old restaurant.
Back inside, construction continues on preparing the venue for Magic Mike Live, a "360 degree dance and acrobatic strip tease spectacular" now selling tickets for a late March debut. A confident $2.5 million has been set aside for work on remodeling the 14,578-square-foot room.
And work will soon begin on creating a new 3,075-sqaure-foot retail store, yet to be revealed, but called Hootenanny. The large project has a very pricey, estimated overhaul budget of $518,745.
Later in 2017, Michael Morton and David Morton still plan to open a steakhouse in the HRH section of the resort. Once the 7,000-square-foot new restaurant debuts, 35 Steaks & Martinis, the home of the Tomahawk steak, will shutter.