The ever-evolving Boulevard Mall recently debuted their first formal dining option, Olivia's Latin Cuisine Bar & Mariscos and are now rushing forward with plans to re-invent the Las Vegas sports bar. Owners Roland Sansone and his Sansone Companies have confirmed Eater Vegas's earlier reveal and have updated the full ambition for the 6,279-square-foot project.
Currently named Hatari Restaurant & Sports Bar, inspired by the Swahili word for "dangerous," they are hoping for a July debut. The corner space is 1,000 square feet larger than Olivia's and includes two patios, one open and climate controlled, the other enclosed and hosting plenty of televisions to create an outdoor, natural light version of their interior.
Inside, expect dozens of TVs tuned to sports, including live streaming of South American and European soccer games. Interactive sports trivia games are part of the entertainment.
The interior design includes a vaulted ceiling, a huge chandelier and a "quartz" bar. A large stage will host "live bands, DJ's, live comedy, Karaoke, and more" with each night a different theme, from Salsa, to vintage grooves to modern EDM.
In addition to an upgraded bar menu of favorites such as wings and burgers, their menu will include dishes including queso fundido topped with carne asada, Indian samosas and "New York Strip Steak served with our unique Hatari sauce."
Already planned, a tandoor oven, to cook tandoori chicken, lamb, lobster and varieties of naan. And to cool you down, they are also promising Hatari will be "the home of the 99 cent beer."
By the fall, the mall's full year of upgrades will be capped by the arrival of a 25,000-square-foot Sea Quest Aquarium attraction featuring seahorses, sharks, octopuses, stingrays, tropical fish, sea turtles and sea otters. The roster of 1,500 marine animals will be joined by "exotic birds and reptiles." And plans are still in the works to lure a movie theater chain to their site.