Encore Boston Harbor Announces Opening of WynnBET Sports Bar

  • 16-AUG-2021


The state-of-the-art sports bar will feature Shake Shack, Frank & Nick's, a 1,230-square-foot immersive video wall, a collection of trophies and more

EVERETT, MA (August 16, 2021) – Encore Boston Harbor announced today that, pending regulatory approval, WynnBET Sports Bar will open on Saturday, September 4. Located on the resort's casino floor, the space will feature more than 60 televisions, a 10-foot high and 123-foot-long immersive video wall, a collection of trophies, a full-service bar and cuisine from Shake Shack and Frank & Nick's, the second concept by Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano within the resort.

"Encore Boston Harbor is lucky to be located in one of the best sports cities in the world with some of the most loyal and avid fans," said Jenny Holaday, Encore Boston Harbor President. "We wanted to offer our guests a place where they can watch their favorite teams in a state-of-the-art venue, surrounded by TVs, great food and near the excitement and action of the gaming floor."

Guests will be in awe as live games and sports classics play on more than 60 TVs throughout the venue, as well as on a 1,230-square-foot immersive video wall. A 15-seat full-service bar with tabletop video poker sits in the middle of the venue, while dining and lounge seating surround the space including more than 40 VIP seats and reclining media chairs providing the ultimate experience. An extra-large spherical digital display will exhibit the top sports scores from around the world and suspended sports equipment, a collection of trophies, classic sports accessories, and a collage of historical images of local sports heroes and events will decorate the space.  

Veteran restaurateurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano of Fratelli, and owners of over a dozen Italian concepts in Boston's North End, will bring Frank & Nick's, an approachable and casual dining concept, to WynnBET Sports Bar. Guests will enjoy a delicious variety of Italian fare via counter-service or grab and go. The menu features artisanal paninis including meatball, eggplant and chicken parmesan, all served on house-made bread, as well as brick oven pizzas, salads, homemade roast beef and a variety of coffees and desserts.

With more than 300 locations globally, Shake Shack offers fresh, simple, high-quality food as a modern-day burger stand. Whether grabbing something to-go or sitting down to enjoy a meal while watching a game, patrons will enjoy favorites such as the ShackBurger®, crinkle-cut fries and hand-spun classic and specialty shakes.    

The WynnBET Sports Bar is open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m., Frank & Nick's will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m. and Shake Shack will be open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. For more details, visit encorebostonharbor.com.

About Encore Boston Harbor

Encore Boston Harbor features more than 210,000 square-feet of gaming space, over 2,700 slot machines and nearly 200 table games. Situated on the Mystic River in Everett, Massachusetts, and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor boasts 671 spacious hotel rooms, a spa, salon and fitness center, specialty retail shops, a variety of dining and lounge venues and more than 50,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting spaces. The grounds feature a six-acre Harborwalk with pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the waterfront, an event lawn, public art and ornate floral displays. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The casino offers free self-parking for all guests seven days a week. Encore Boston Harbor is proud to be the official hotel of the New England Patriots. For more information, visit encorebostonharbor.com or follow Encore Boston Harbor on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Frank & Nick's

Frank & Nick's is a collaboration between North End restaurateurs and best friends, Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano. Having previously opened Fratelli inside Encore Boston Harbor together in 2019, Frank & Nick's will be the duo's more casual Italian concept at Encore Boston Harbor. Slated to open in September 2021, Frank & Nick's will feature a delicious variety of Italian fare available for purchase via counter-service or for guests who want to grab and go. The menu will offer a selection of artisanal paninis served on house-made bread that is baked onsite, brick oven pizzas, salads and a variety of coffees and desserts. 

About Shake Shack

Shake Shack is a modern day "roadside" burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal. Shake Shack's mission is to Stand for Something Good®, from its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its inspiring designs and deep community investment. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC's Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 300 locations in 27 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 100 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, Tokyo, Seoul and more.  

Skip the line with the Shack App, a mobile ordering app that lets you save time by ordering ahead! Guests can select their location, pick their food, choose a pickup time and their meal will be cooked-to-order and timed to arrival. Available on iOS and Android. 

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