Sandwiches, burgers, chicken wings and nachos big enough to be a meal on their own are some of the calling cards of a good pub. Bonus points if that restaurant has the game on, games of its own and some good fries and shakes to boot. Here, a look at some of the terrific burger restaurants and gastropubs found in Las Vegas.
Bam! Emeril Lagasse kicks it up a notch with his Creole take on bar food at Lagasse’s Stadium. Sports fans will appreciate the 100-plus televisions and sports book built into the comfortable room with stadium seating. Order Emeril’s crab cake with Creole oil or barbecue shrimp to start and then move on to an oyster or shrimp po’boy or a lobster grilled cheese while cheering on your favorite team.
Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas; 702.607.2665
Bobby’s Burger Palace
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has a secret ingredient in every one of his burgers—potato chips. That alone gives each a little crunch and some added salt at his burger mecca, Bobby’s Burger Palace. The basic Crunchburger comes with American cheese and chips on top, but other versions from Philly, New Mexico and Los Angeles have more dazzling ingredients. This location even has spiked milkshakes in renditions such as mocha Kahlua vodka and vanilla caramel bourbon.
Mandarin Oriental, 3750 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas; 702.598.0191
B&B Burger & Beer
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich don’t mess around when it comes to burgers. Their more casual B&B Burger & Beer at the front of the Venetian features the classic Drive-Thru burger all the way to the Morning After to kill any hangover with a sunny-side up egg on top. Try the bourbon cherry shake (spiked, of course) and add smashed fried potatoes on the side.
Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas; 702.414.2220
Soft pretzels with provolone fondue, house potato chips with onion dip and cheddar and potato pierogies, and that’s just to start at Culinary Dropout. A raw bar, some darn good fried chicken, a great weekend brunch and beer in a paper bag are just some of the calling cards at this gem at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas; 702.522.8100
Double Barrel Roadhouse
Saddle up and head to this roadhouse for a slab of barbecue smoked St. Louis ribs, fried chicken or pig candy. Double Barrel Roadhouse even has beef brisket, hot links and pulled pork with a spicy mustard barbecue sauce. Find live music later in the evening.
Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702.222.7735
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
The host of “Hell’s Kitchen” has his name on the front door of this slice of Great Britain. Head to Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill for some of his classics such as Yorkshire ale batter fish and chips, bangers and mash,—that’s sausages and mashed potatoes to you Americans—beef-braised short ribs and butter chicken curry. The beer selection here includes Ramsay favorite Innis & Gunn.
Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas; 702.731.7410
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
As Food Network star Guy Fieri would say, “This is the bomb.” Who doesn’t want to try trash can brisket nachos, Fireball whiskey wings or the Mayor of Flavortown burger at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar? The UNLV grad dishes out his menu from early in the morning until late at night, plus his shots are on tap.
The Linq, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas; 702.794.3139
Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book
Place a bet on the game while eating some of the best burgers on the Strip at Umami Burger. The namesake burger features Parmesan frico, shiitake mushroom, roasted tomato, caramelized onions and Umami’s own ketchup. Head out to the patio or watch games on multiple televisions.
SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas; 702.761.7614