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Flanker at Mandalay Bay could be

Flanker at Mandalay Bay could be Las Vegas’ next big sports bar

SOURCE: lasvegasweekly
A rendering of Flanker

RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay was a paragon of Strip dining for nearly 15 years. Its location bridging one of the city’s most massive casinos with the Shoppes at Mandalay Place lent even more gravitas to the restaurant, which seemed like an impossible act to follow after closing in late 2018.

But the resort and the entirety of the south Strip have changed quite a bit over the past couple of years, and a seemingly perfect fit is on the way. Carver Road Hospitality, co-founded by longtime Las Vegas innovator Sean Christie, is growing its Flanker Kitchen & Sports Bar concept from the original location at downtown Salt Lake City’s Gateway development, and it will take over this big spot next summer.

“As the sports scene in Las Vegas has evolved with professional teams coming to town, sports bar and grill concepts have also evolved,” Christie said in a statement. “Flanker Kitchen and Sports Bar will strive to become the next generation leader by delivering an approachable premium dining, drinking and sports-viewing experience.”

Mandalay Bay is the gateway to Allegiant Stadium, with plenty of sports fans walking from the resort to the game. With Flanker, they’ll be able to hit a walk-up window for tacos and sliders to nosh during their journey, or grab a seat in one of five different dining areas before or after the game to sample an expansive beer selection with their meal. Sounds like a win-win. 

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