When it comes to bars, Las Vegas is a dime a dozen. But just because you’re going to a lounge doesn’t mean you have to suffer through with greasy bar food. There are several gaming bar and lounges in the valley that have stepped up to the plate, providing a menu flush with entrees to suit the palate of the pickiest foodie.
9580 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Sedona is a gaming bar and lounge located in the southwest valley. You definitely won’t find any “bar food” here. Sedona’s French-trained chef makes even ordinary food extraordinary. Menu items include an angus brie burger, mushroom cappuccino soup and Muscovy duck ragu. Add creative sides like jalapeño creamed corn and bacon creamed spinach. No meal is complete without dessert, so top it off with the four-layer “Royale” chocolate cake – free if it’s your birthday.
The Bar At Bermuda & St. Rose
11624 Bermuda Road
Henderson, NV 89052
This place has a generic name but the food is anything but. The Bar is a gaming and sports lounge with tons of flat screens. The Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served from midnight to noon and includes bananas foster French toast, build-your-own omelets and the obligatory steak and eggs. Nosh on amazing appetizers like fried mac and cheese, tempura asparagus and onion rings with horseradish parmesan dipping sauce. For dinner, The Bar has the basics like steak and grilled salmon, but be sure to finish off with the fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich, served with ice cream and strawberry sauce.
Mingo Kitchen & Lounge
1017 1st St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Mingo Kitchen & Lounge is the next big thing from the creators of Mundo in downtown Las Vegas. The bar has a modern industrial feel and plays the part by offering phone charging cords on the bar. Menu items include lobster corn dogs, heirloom beet chopped salad with arugula, candied pecans and beet puree topped with red wine vinaigrette and asiago crisps. Other options are the baked mac and cheese with parmesan with béchamel, white cheddar and chipotle- and curry-crusted strip steak and an open-faced egg sandwich with fontina, gruyere, bacon, arugula and Sriracha mayo on brioche bread.
7155 N. Durango Road
Las Vegas, NV 89129
If a bucket of crab or oysters on ice sounds good, Shucks Tavern is the place for you. This full-service gaming bar specializes in seafood, but has plenty for land lovers too. The menu is massive and includes clams, oysters, shrimp and lobster served more ways than you can imagine. Start with peel-and-eat shrimp and followed it up with scallop sliders and steak tacos for good measure. Shucks also serves breakfast. Kids eat free on Sundays and oyster shooters are $2 on Thursdays.
11021 S. Eastern Ave.
Green Valley, NV 89052
Black Mountain Grill is a neighborhood bar outfitted like a hunting lodge, serving a mix of Pacific-Rim and steakhouse cuisine. Some of the tempting items include Buffalo shrimp; a mountain salad with Roma tomatoes, cucumber, candied walnuts, parmesan and balsamic dressing; stone-fired barbecue chicken pizza; and extreme mac and cheese with chicken, bacon, wild mushrooms, campanelle and white truffle oil. Enjoy Black Mountain Grill favorites for half the price from Monday through Thursday from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.. The grill is open 24 hours and also serves breakfast.
Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.