Now that sizzling summer temperatures are beginning to give way to a more pleasant environment, Las Vegas visitors are flocking to comfy outdoor settings where fantastic fall weather can properly be enjoyed. One such spot that tends to get a little overlooked is the Strip-fronting Beer Garden at SLS, a shady place to enjoy ice-cold craft drafts and maybe place a few football wagers through the on-site William Hill sports book.
Of course, the Beer Garden is connected to Umami Burger, the LA favorite that prominently joined the Vegas burger wars in 2014. But delicious dishes like beef barbacoa nachos, a jumbo-sized Bavarian pretzel with spicy mustard and beer-cheddar cheese sauce, and a stellar Caesar salad—not to mention the unique flavor combinations assembled in every bite—help set this burger joint apart from the competition. The original Umami burger layers roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, shiitake mushrooms and a crispy Parmesan frico on a disc of thick, juicy beef, pushing tastebuds to their limits. The Manly burger, stacked with bacon, smoked salt onion strings and plenty of that beer-cheddar sauce, might be the ideal choice when catching a game and a brew on the patio. Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas, 702-761-7614; daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.