Salt Lake City will get a touch of Las Vegas glam this fall, when the Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club opens at The Gateway.

Owned by MGM Resorts’ former nightlife guru, the company is set to open Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club, a 21-year-old and older venue at The Gateway.

(John Locher | Associated Press) A woman watches the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel-Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Salt Lake City will get a touch of Las Vegas glam – no gambling – when the Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club opens at The Gateway this fall.

The 21 and older dining, drinking and entertainment venue – the first in the country – will have a restaurant, three bars, 400 square meters of LED screens, karaoke, golf simulator rooms, foosball and shuffleboard tables.

Flanker Kitchen is one of the earliest projects by Las Vegas-based Carver Road Hospitality and its owner and CEO Sean Christie – the former President of Nightlife at MGM Resorts International. Later this year, Carversteak will open at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Flanker is slated to open on the north end of The Gateway in the short-lived Punch Bowl Social spot in September. The latter “eater entertainment” venue had only been open for about seven months when the pandemic finally closed it.

While the two concepts sound similar, Jenny Cushing, vice president of leasing at The Gateway, said in a press release that Flanker will be different.

“Flanker’s Vegas-style approach captures Utah’s sports-loving culture and our growing demand for fine dining and inventive cocktails,” she said. “It promises to be unlike anything Salt Lake City has seen before.”

Here are a few other things to watch out for when Flanker Kitchen opens in September.

• A restaurant with a “fine” American menu and decor inspired by Utah Jazz and Utah Grizzlies.

• A 360 degree bar in the main dining area.

• Craft cocktails created by Francesco Lafranconi, Vice President of Beverage & Hospitality Culture at Carver Road, known as the “Icon of Cocktail Culture”.

• 30 state-of-the-art LED screens to watch sports.

• A stage for live music and entertainment.

• DJ booth and dance floor

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