Address: Venetian, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Crazy milkshakes, burgers galore, and a menu of craft beers on tap and in cans make their debut on Saturday when Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer opens at the Venetian. Chef Joe Isidori, whose DJT at Trump International earned a Michelin star in 2009, teams up with Chris Barish, who opened Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, for this new restaurant.
Diners can find the All-American Burger for $16 and the Greg Norman Burger with wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill, blue cheese and arugula for $20 are the highlights of the menu. Chicken dishes include the $17 crispy chicken sandwich and six spicy Korean barbecue wings for $14 (with a $5 option for fries on the side).
But it’s the shakes that might be even more enticing than the burgers. Black Tap’s CrazyShake menu gets an upgrade with its own bar, where diners can add alcohol for a boozy treat. A cotton candy version features a blue and pink pearl chocolate rim, a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and cotton candy, while newcomer the Bam Bam Fruity Pebbles shake features a Fruity Pebbles rim and a Rice Krispies treat, a strawberry Pop Tart and a Laffy Taffy rope. All specialty shakes go for $15.
Black Tap takes over the home of B&B Burgers & Beer from now-disgraced Mario Batali, who stepped away from his business after sexual misconduct allegations, and Sammy DeMarco’s short-lived Rattlecan.