T-Mobile Arena behind New York-New York has been open for over a year and seems to be booking more concerts and sporting events every month. When the Vegas Golden Knights begin their first season in the NHL this September there will be more events at the arena each month than ever before. This will continue to increase as Las Vegas continues to offer large “only in Vegas” style events.
Seeing a show or event at T-Mobile Arena is often part of another night in Las Vegas. Some visitors will enjoy the day in Las Vegas and simply arrive at the venue for the event. Others might prefer to soak up the Las Vegas big show atmosphere before heading into T-Mobile Arena. There are even more people who want to get to an event early just to be able to avoid last minute issues. The latter example usually means grabbing dinner near the venue and quickly walking into the event early to look around at the new building before enjoying the event.
Your gateway from the Vegas Strip to T-Mobile Arena. The restaurant row starts with Shake Shack on the Vegas Strip and goes all the way to Toshiba Plaza and into T-Mobile Arena. There’s a good variety of affordable mid-priced dining options at The Park.
According to the Shake Shack menu you should be able to get a meal with a burger and fries for just over $10. Note, there’s a Shake Shack inside T-Mobile Arena too if you want to go straight to the venue.
This is a quick-serve gourmet waffle sandwich place. The delicious chicken and waffles sandwiches start at $11.95 according to the current Bruxie menu. You can eat in the restaurant or outside in The Park.
You’ll come for the beer and might enjoy a snack but you’re visiting a bar with beer in the name to drink the beer. The Beerhaus Happy Hour deal is one the best on the Vegas Strip with $4 craft beer and discounted hot dogs. This is a good place to pregame any event at T-Mobile Arena.
California Pizza Kitchen
This is the pizza chain you know with a special menu just for this location. The massive menu is more like a diner than a pizza joint. The seven page menu has everything from steak to the pizza you might be familiar with.
This is the most unique restaurant in Las Vegas today. While this comes across as a sushi restaurant they have food for any food preferences. What makes the experience unique, besides the food, is that there’s a DJ pumping up the jams, an emcee walking around who will break out in song, and almost all of the servers are also dancers. This is definitely a place to get the party started before an event.
Other Nearby Restaurants
You could just walk into a nearby casino for other drinking and dining options. Let me narrow the search to a few to seek out.
Gallagher’s (New York-New York) – Excellent steakhouse
Tom’s Urban (New York-New York) – Really good modern American with a patio on the Vegas Strip
Tap (MGM Grand) – Sports bar and restaurant with the quickest access to T-Mobile Arena
Bobby’s Burger Palace (Mandarin Oriental) – Good quick-serve burger just a few minutes away
Any restaurant at Aria – The casino has a lot of really good fine dining restaurants.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.