The Saratogian – 11/1/19
Saratoga Casino Hotel will open the doors to their new sports bar at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.
The new bar will feature two-tiers of 360-degree multimedia screens to view sporting events, a large variety of craft beers, and an a la carte menu offering high-end pub fare.
The casino will be celebrating the grand opening of the bar throughout the weekend with several promotional giveaways and drink specials.
The sports bar, appropriately named the Mane Bar, is located just inside the main entrance to the casino. Featured offerings include 20 taps highlighting several local craft beers and a gastropub menu with items such as lobster sliders, wagyu steak sandwiches and truffle parmesan Saratoga chips.
The bar is illuminated with a high-tech, dynamic lighting system that will allow the casino to change the overall ambiance of the bar by adjusting the lighting options. Twenty-four multimedia screens surround the center of the bar on two-tiers and are positioned for ideal viewing while seated at the bar or while playing on the surrounding slot machines.
In addition to viewing sporting events, guests will be able to wager on horse racing from tracks around the country. The bar will be open daily 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
“We’re excited for our guests to see what’s been going on behind the walls,” said Alex Tucker, general manager of Saratoga Casino Hotel, in a press release. “With the opening of the bar and the high limit area our guests are now able to get a sense of what to expect the entire property to look like once the project is complete.”
The opening of the Mane Bar signifies the completion of the first phase of the $8 million renovation project that the casino started earlier this year. The new VIP lounge and high limit area, which were also completed as part of phase one, opened on Thursday, Oct.24. The VIP lounge allows select players access to a private room with plush seating and complimentary food and drinks.
Additional phases of the project will be completed over the next several months with the full renovation expected to be done by the second quarter of 2020.
The remaining renovation work includes new carpeting, lighting and finishes throughout the casino floor as well as upgrading the casino bathrooms and adding self-service beverage centers.
Once complete, the entire look of the casino floor will match the new look of the bar and high limit slot area and more closely align with the modern architecture and design featured in the casino’s hotel.
The casino revitalization project has been overseen by lead architectural firm AJA, of Glens Falls and construction work has been completed by Consigli Construction of Albany.
More information about Saratoga Casino Hotel is available online at www.saratogacasino.com.