Pub 1842 at MGM Grand Puts a Whimsical Spin on Classic American Pub Fare

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    Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 at MGM Grand introduces a casual tavern-style eatery that playfully blends unexpected flavors and textures into classic American pub favorites. The restaurant, which opened on June 18, boasts an extensive selection of beers and cocktails for guests to enjoy while they play favorites such as darts and ping pang pong in the energetic bar area. A lively soundtrack complements the restaurant atmosphere, which encourages socializing and spirited fun. The restaurant is open daily for lunch, dinner and late night. Chef Mina said, “I enjoy working in the realm of fine dining, of course, but I wanted to explore a dining option that focuses on great memories in addition to high-quality food and service. I want PUB 1842 to be a place where guests want to linger long after they have finished their meal to enjoy a few beers, play some games and maybe make new friends.”

    Named for the year modern Pilsner beer was invented, PUB 1842 offers a vast beer list featuring a wide range of American and international brews by the can, bottle or pulled from one of 24 taps. Guests interested in sampling a variety of the more than 60 ales, pilsners, stouts and lagers will enjoy the ability to order beer flights. The vibrant restaurant offers new takes on classic cocktails with a focus on “Fizzy Lifting Drinks” (individually bottled & carbonated cocktails), Housemade Infusions and Seasonal Punches. The Soda Popinski, a fizzy lifting drink, is the PUB’s twist on the standard Moscow Mule while the Chubacabra, a pineapple and Serrano chili-infused tequila based cocktail, is a signature sip. Guests also can expect a grown-up version of “Jungle Juice.”

    Whimsical starters include culinary offerings such as “Crab Louis” Deviled Eggs; Lobster Corn Dogs; and Heritage Pork Green Chili with grilled tortilla and housemade crema. No pub would be complete without a lengthy burger list, and Chef Mina has it covered. The Peanut Butter Crunch Burger with bacon jam, potato chips and pimento cheese and the Vegetarian Falafel Burger, which highlights Mina’s mother’s exclusive falafel recipe, are must-have selections. Wood-fired steaks, farm to table salads, sandwiches and hearty entrees round out the extensive menu.

    The inviting space features an expansive, high-energy bar and an open façade overlooking The District at MGM Grand. The pub theme, complete with elevated dining booths, wooden bar stools and a keg room, is maintained throughout. Stone mosaic floors, vintage print wallpapers, plaid upholstery and butcher block tables enhance the authentic space and exude a warm and welcoming environment.

    Daniel Fountain / 29.06.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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