Mohegan Sun Pocono will open new terrace bar, taphouse, and virtual Topgolf suites in Wilkes-Barre in 2022
From a press release:
Starting in late April, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre will officially debut three new venues with the all-new outdoor terrace bar, Embers Terrace. This will be home to Adirondack-style seating, fire pits, live weekend entertainment, dining options, a unique drink menu, and more.
Set to launch this summer in the old Bar Louie space will be The Hive Taphouse, equipped with a full dining menu, 20 beers on tap, a live music stage, and its very own Topgolf Swing Suites, equipped with Full Swing simulators that, in addition to virtual golf courses and Topgolf games, will also be home to energetic games like “Zombie Dodgeball,” the “Quarterback Challenge,” “Baseball Pitching,” hockey and soccer games, and more.
“These capital improvements as part of Project Starlight represent some of the most thrilling enhancements that we have ever announced at MSP,” said Anthony Carlucci, president and general manager of Mohegan Sun Pocono.
“These offerings will not only bolster our live entertainment, but they also bring a relaxing and fun-filled outdoor experience as well as an amazing Topgolf Swing Suite venue. All 238 of our hotel rooms will have a whole new look and feel by the end of the year as well!”
Located near Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar, Embers Terrace will be the first new amenity to open. Featuring a 25-person bar, a partially covered dining area with a late fare menu launching in June, hand-built fire pits, acoustic entertainment, and a lawn area where various activities will take place, this new outdoor terrace bar and terrace will serve as a hot spot for all types of outings during the warmer seasons. The weekends are set to feature acoustic duos and, with that, VIP booking opportunities will be possible. The drink menu will also offer some of the best wine in the region, a range of mixed drinks, and local, domestic, and imported beers.
Slated to launch in early summer, The Hive Taphouse will have 20 beers on tap, the most at Mohegan Sun Pocono, serving IPAs, porters, stouts, ciders, ales, lagers, pilsners, witbiers, hefeweizens, and rotating seasonal offerings. Home to a live music stage, this venue will roll out an entertainment calendar featuring some of the top musical acts across the region. More than 12 high-definition TV screens will fill up The Hive Taphouse, playing all the major sporting events. A full dining menu will feature a wide variety of dishes like appetizers, flatbreads, salads, wings, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and mac and cheese. Updates on specials and musical acts will be available on mohegansunpocono.com as an open date nears.
Located near the main bar inside The Hive Taphouse will be the Topgolf Swing Suites with two Full Swing simulators, where people of all ages and skill levels can come together for playful competition. This simulated golfing experience features a massive screen with a variety of multi-sport games as well as HDTVs, comfortable lounge seating, and food and beverage offerings. Guests can play either nine or 18 holes across more than 80 famous courses, including Pebble Beach and Bethpage Black. Not to be outdone, this venue will also allow guests to try other simulated games like baseball, football, hockey, dodgeball, soccer, and more.
The Mohegan Sun Pocono Hotel, opened in 2014, will undergo a major $10 million revamp. By the end of 2022, all 238 guest rooms will be completely renovated with fresher contemporary designs, new bathrooms, and upgraded amenities throughout.
“We’ve already modelled a couple of rooms so far and the difference is remarkable,” Carlucci noted. “We’re confident that our guests are really going to love it.”
In total, Project Starlight will create around 50 jobs.
Mohegan Sun Pocono (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre), owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and has since become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with an on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 67,000 square feet of gaming space, including over 60 live table games, 1,700 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, live harness racing, and sports betting at the Unibet Sportsbook. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.