Pub 1842 by Michael Mina - MGM Grand
Pub 1842 by Michael Mina - MGM Grand

Pub 1842 by Michael Mina - MGM Grand

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mgmgrand.com/restaurants/pub-1842.aspx
  • Phone: (702) 891-7433
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
    Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Beer Garden, American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Shcutz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area
  • Private Party Facilities: 1842 offers private dining for groups, large or small. Please contact MGM Grand Group Dining for more details.
  • Entertainment: The inviting space features an expansive, high-energy bar and an open façade that overlooks the heart of The District at MGM Grand providing the ideal location for people watching. Parlor games such as darts, ping pong and cornhole will not only be offered but encouraged.
    Music by The Playlist Generation offers a blend of iconic rock, blues and popular music including the Stones, Hendrix, White Stripes, Coldplay, The Ramones, The Pixies, and the Black Keys.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet & Self parking available
A word from Pub 1842 by Michael Mina - MGM Grand
PUB 1842 is an American pub that features a wide selection of beer, whiskey and provisions.
The playful menu satisfies every comfort-food craving. Succulent starters are served such as Glazed Pork Spareribs; Crispy Chicken Wings, and Soft Pretzels served with house-made American cheese fondue. The extensive burger list has a variety of inventive selections such as the Peanut Butter Crunch Burger and the Korean BBQ Salmon Burger. Steaks, salads, sandwiches and hearty entrees round out the menu.
Named for the year 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 many taps. Beer flights are available so guests may sample a variety of the more than 50 selections.
The inviting space features an expansive, high-energy bar and an open façade that overlooks the heart of The District at MGM Grand providing the ideal location for people watching.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Pub 1842 by Michael Mina - MGM Grand reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (13)fit for foodies (11)hot spot (10)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good take on a Pub experience
    JohnnyCVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was a perfectly fine experience nestled among the many restaurant choices at the MGM. It was a very quiet Saturday so I was surprised that there was a longish wait between the salads and main course. Our salads were ok, nothing exceptional but fine. My main course of fried chicken and waffles was very good. Chicken done just right not overcooked or greasy. My friend had the bar-b-que sampler which was very good and had a nice selection. The Brussels sprouts were a little disappointing and not as tasty as the menu would lead you to believe. Our server was eager to please, water glass always filled and the manager came to ask us about our meal. Given the many other choices for this kind of food on the Vegas scene they need to step up their game to stand out from the crowd
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good pub!
    MVLisa
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Good pub food and great service. Loud but not too loud, still able to talk and have fun with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dining experience we had
    BeenThereVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    While some of the fine dining options in Vegas disappointed us, this did not. The food and ambience were exactly as expected, and the service was above and beyond our expectations. Great place to grab a bite before a show and people watch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    midniteVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I have been here before and the experience was good. I arrived at 8:45pm as scheduled. The restaurant was 1/4 full. Ordered a salad and the pub steak. One hour later the meal came. Two tables next to us were seated after us, ate and left before we saw our food. Shortly after our meal was served, the waitress threw a dessert menu on the table and said the kitchen closes in 15 minutes if you want anything else. Although the food was good, it was not worth a one hour wait and poor service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Burgers & BBQ Fries
    MountaineerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My first time at Pub 1842 by Michael Mina. I ordered their noted Burger with BBQ fries and that was the best burger and fries I have had in many months. Great job. Next time I am in Las Vegas @ the MGM Hotel/Casino I will defintely revisit this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Facility issues
    Kylizzy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was great, the service was fine and apologetic but... The table top taps did not work, they had to change the keg, and left beer overflowing on the floor at my feet. I hope it was just an off night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amib
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    At the time I made the reservation, I was not aware that it was essentially a sports bar. The food was too casual and the music much too loud to make a pleasant dining experience. The wait staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food! So glad we tried it!
    VegasAddict
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Loved their signature BACON burger and Lobster fritters! Service was FANTASTIC and so were the drinks! We will definitely be going back again! Going to try their bottomless Bloody Mary bar next time.. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, horrible group service
    DineR
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food we got here for brunch was wonderful; the Brisket Benedict was amazing. However we were there with a fairly large group and the server was just not the brightest in that situation. We were told that they had run out of glasses for one of the bottomless drinks and so they couldn't serve any more. Then they got a number of the checks wrong, including charging a drink to one of our empty seats. It was sloppy and then not handled gracefully or expeditiously.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good and Loud
    VegasSquid
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It's basically a sports bar. Lots of TV's and very loud. The food was pretty good and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I love Michael Mina, so what a disappointment. Fish and chips were lackluster, absolutely no flavor. Falafel burger was dry. Head chef that night seemed more concerned with flirting with waitstaff rather than controlling quality or checking on guests. The 1842 burger was very good, however.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a big group
    xbek
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great time, good food! The service was great. Bartenders, servers and the rest of the support staff were friendly and fast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for a group
    Outalot
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It's a good place for a group of people if you're looking for a variety if food, unique menu items and not crazy pricing. It's by no means inexpensive but it's not the high end Vegas pricing you find at other nice spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gone downhill?
    CharleneM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to pub 1842 a year ago and were impressed. However, this time less so. The good was just not a good. The pb crunch burger was great, but the duck spring rolls and tuna poke were just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    NCYYC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A pub from a famous chef.... you would think they would have some creative food. But not. And the music is so loud, impossible to hear my own thoughts. A wasted evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only OK and over priced
    fussyazVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place is nothing to write home about. I will say the BBQ brisket and BBQ sauce was good, but the ribs not so good. They were not tender at all and bla. For the quality and being a Pub, it was over priced. A salad with "protein" close to $30 bucks, really? Sorry Michael, been to most all your other restaurants and some more than once, but will not be back to this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MJC808VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Loved the bucket o' pig skins (pork rinds with bbq spices) and the shake tasting of three mini servings each of the chocolate, salted caramel and vanilla milkshakes. The macaroni and cheese was great, not too cheesy but very tasty made from smoked gouda, parmesan and broccoli. The rest of the food was typical bar fare.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only Fair This Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wasn't as good as it was a year ago when I was here. I had a $19.00 burger which was good, but I've had better gourmet burgers in the SF Bay Area for a lot less. Food in Vegas is expensive, however. We also had the Mac and Cheese which was okay; the cheese was a bit runny so it didn't stick to the noodle as well as it should. We also had the squid which was decent but a bit chewy. Service was great and the beer ( big selection) was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food4fun
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    night lighting...warm feeling. Great cocktails and very friendly service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Doobster
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had tickets to KA and wanted to eat near the theater. While looking online, saw several reviews on Pub 1842 that intrigued me, especially all the positives about the brisket. They were not wrong. Brisket was excellent, up there with the best. Wife had a Kale Caesar that she said was impressive. We had lobster corn dogs for appetizer....mouthwatering! Nice list of beers on tap, too. Price was decent for Vegas. Would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always good
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We eat here almost every time we are in LV. The Nachos are awesome Burgers are very good too. Great bar food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Redrock2132
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A little overpriced for eight of us well over $300.00 for upscale bar food but had a 20% off coupon so that took care of the gratuity and only three people had beers. Overall the food was good but I expected that from Michael Mina.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Pub 1842 by Michael Mina - MGM Grand reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wide selection of draft and bottled beers at the bar. Excellent BBQ ribs and great service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We wanted a casual place with good food. We got the former but both the for and service were very disappointing. The sports bar atmosphere was fine but we were expecting a gastropub and we got for that was more on the level of regular bar food despite sounded better than that. With all the great place in Vegas this is definitely one you could skip.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    HBdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We really wanted to like Pub 1842. We've had very good experiences at other Michael Mina restaurants, but were disappointed with Pub 1842. We tried a few appetizers and an entree each, but were not impressed with the quality or presentation of the food. In some cases, the seasonings were odd. I'm all for an eclectic menu, but it has to be executed well. We simply felt that this missed the mark. There are many better gastro pubs in town, so we'll go elsewhere in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Simple pub type atmosphere. The food and service was good. They were accommodating to my requests. Limited menu, price was commensurate with the location
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a "pub"
    VegasFineDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Having tix to Ka, I wanted to try dinner somewhere within MGM; this looked reasonable -- we weren't looking for a fine dining experience this time. It's a sports bar, with a brewery menu (for food). Maybe just semantics, but it's not a pub. The advertised "view", "overlooking The District", is limited to about 5% of the seats. If they don't figure out who and what they are, they are likely to fail. Still, the food and service were very good, and it was a good experience. I had St. Louis ribs (not easily found on LV menus, so that was a plus), which came with kale-slaw...that was different -- I suppose it would be good if you're really into kale.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Pub Fare
    Krystof
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The entire meal was quite casual, and given the location and all the surrounding high-end places, this was a nice find overall. The Beef Brisket was exceptionally tender, and do not pass up the Gouda Mac & Cheese. The Frickles - whole fried pickles - were quite refreshing and a nice change from the typical sliced variety. Presentation isn't this place's strong point, like at other Michael Mina places, but the food was very good. We actually ate there twice because it was such a perfect find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eater2348
    Eater2348
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We were here during happy hour for a pre-show dinner with kids, and it was a good experience. There is a section where bar taps are built into cocktail tables which is a cool feature for adults. Our family table was a little close so I would have asked to move if I knew in advance that a party would show up ... but to be fair, the restaurant didn't know either. Michael Mina's food is always great and this was no exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PUB
    Typicaltourist
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Bring lots of money. Great beer list to choose from. Not pleased with food quality. Very expensive food for a pub. Stick to sandwiches on menu. If you are a beer drinker, this place if for you.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    JillhVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I was hoping the reviews were wrong for this place, but they were right. Food isn't very good. Seasonings are weird. Ordered fish and chips and it was terribly soggy. I could find a better burger at a fast good joint. Don't waste your money!
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  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great service, excellent food! The staff was friendly and nachos are the bomb!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HcopenVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Simply an awful meal. We ordered the "A Little bit of everything appetizer" we substituted mac and cheese for kale slaw for $5 on a $34 appetizer… an entire extra side was $9. Price aside drinks were rarely refilled. Getting the check and returning the paid check took forever… Wont' be going back.
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  • Energetic and Upbeat
    rodcfp
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This is a rather unique sports type bar with a unique take on typical bar food. The burgers are excellent, the sides are generous and as you might expect, you are paying a top end price. The only way to be dissapointed is to not take time to do a reservation at the busy time. We were there during the "BillBoard Awards" which was in the conference center. We were promptly seated at 8:45pm just like our reservations and had little wait for prompt drink and food service. Would certainly go there again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not sure we would go back...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The server was slammed and she acted it. The food was ok but priced too high for what the very limited choices are.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    Love2travel
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Very disappointing experience for a Michael Mina Restaurant, would not recommend for any dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tip top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I ordered a burger with fries and could not eat the whole thing; it was delicious (especially the duck fat fries) but quite generous.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pub fare with a twist
    sakuhabs
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This was a nice little Pub tucked into the hollow halls of the MGM Grand. Food was excellent had the Lobster Corn Dog (Too Die For) and the Brisket. Shake was great too. Good service. Will definitely return!
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    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Bad location at MGM. Menu seems too eclectic, but food is great. Burgers, BBQ and shakes. Worth a stop.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific BBQ!
    WYWoman
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We were looking for a casual meal at the MGM Grand, and landed at the Pub 1842. We anticipated burgers and a beer. Once seated, we learned from some of the wait staff that the Pub was well known for its barbecue. So several of us had the pulled pork sandwich which was delicious and better than most NC or Memphis barbecue joints. Another of our party ordered the ribs and said they were the meatiest, tastiest ribs he'd had a a very long time. AND they have 16 different beers on tap along with many other bottled beers. If you are looking for a really good meal in a casual atmosphere anywhere the MGM Grand when on the Vegas strip, Pub 1842 is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic