Almost a decade since the LGBT-friendly burger brand Hamburger Mary’s departed Sin City, the national franchise returns to Las Vegas and will be bigger than ever. Created in San Francisco in 1972, the “classy-kitsch joint” concept is built around a menu of “big & juicy gourmet burgers” and “tasty strong cocktails,” all served with a “side of sass.”
The original local incarnation at the intersection of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue across from the Hard Rock Hotel shuttered in 2006. The new location takes over separate sections of the approximately 11,000-square-foot Flair Nightclub that sits almost two miles to the east, close to the corner of Flamingo Road and Spencer Street.
The joint venture lets the restaurant “double as a nightclub for late-night shenanigans,” while also hosting “Mary’s Bar” within the main dining room and a large outdoor patio.
Across the 17 Hamburger Mary’s expansions, the only constant is the permission to let operators try out unique ideas. In Las Vegas, potential employees have been told to expect a “full menu consisting of gourmet burgers, sandwiches and elevated pub fare,” plus nightly entertainment including a variety of drag shows and charity Bingo, cabaret theater events, trivia, karaoke and more.
Currently hiring, an exact debut date has not been announced, but back in August the owners were aiming for a “late September/ early October” arrival.