Three New Locations, Including Topgolf Swing Suites, Arrive at Mohegan Sun Pocono | Business
A new outdoor patio bar, entertainment venue and Topgolf Swing suites are coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono in the Plains Township. casino announced on Wednesday.
The new offerings are part of planned upgrades to the Mohegan Sun Pocono billed as “Project Starlight” and will debut beginning in late April with the new outdoor terrace bar Embers Terrace.
Located near the Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar, Embers Terrace will house Adirondack-style seating, fire pits, live weekend entertainment, dining options and an extensive beverage menu.
The new amenity will include a bar for 25 people, a partially covered dining room with a late-night menu launching in June, hand-built fire pits, acoustic entertainment and a lawn where various activities will take place.
Mohegan Sun Pocono announced in a press release that the new outdoor bar and patio will serve as a “hot spot” for all types of outings during the warmer seasons. Weekends are expected to feature acoustic duets and VIP booking opportunities will be possible. According to Mohegan Sun Pocono, the drinks menu will feature “some of the best wines in the region” as well as a range of mixed drinks and local, domestic and imported beers.
The Hive Taphouse, also launching this summer in the former Bar Louie space, will be outfitted with a full menu, 20 beers on tap, a live music stage and its very own Topgolf Swing Suites.
Topgolf Swing Suites will be equipped with full swing simulators which, in addition to virtual golf courses and Topgolf games, will also host games like Zombie Dodgeball, Quarterback Challenge, baseball pitching, hockey games, football and more again.
Scheduled to launch in early summer, The Hive Taphouse will feature 20 beers on tap, the most at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
The new venue will house a live music stage and feature an entertainment schedule featuring some of the region’s top musical acts. More than 12 high-definition television screens will also fill The Hive Taphouse, showing all major sporting events. A full menu will include a wide variety of dishes like appetizers, flatbreads, salads, wings, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and mac and cheese.
Topgolf Swing Suites will be located near the main bar inside The Hive Taphouse. It will have two full swing simulators, where people of all ages and skill levels can come together for fun competition. This simulated golf experience includes a giant screen with a variety of multi-sport games, as well as HD TVs, comfortable seating, and food and beverage offerings. Guests can play 9 or 18 holes on more than 80 famous courses, including Pebble Beach and Bethpage Black.
Anthony Carlucci, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun Pocono, said the capital improvements under Project Starlight “represent some of the most exciting improvements we’ve ever announced” at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
“These offerings will not only enhance our live entertainment, but they will also provide a relaxing and fun outdoor experience and an incredible Topgolf Swing Suite venue,” said Carlucci.
Bar Louie will close on April 14. Carlucci said Mohegan Sun Pocono “has had a great relationship with Bar Louie for many years, however, we will continue and develop the new Hive Taphouse concept.”
Many of the Bar Louie team will stay on and transition to The Hive Taphouse, which will also house Topgolf Swing Suites, Carlucci said.
According to its website, Topgolf Swing Suites has other Pennsylvania locations at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, The Sweet Spot in Allentown, and Clearview Lanes in Mount Joy.
A $10 million renovation at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Hotel, which opened in 2014, is also underway.
Carlucci said the 238 hotel rooms will also have an “all new look and feel” by the end of the year. All rooms will be refurbished with new, fresher contemporary designs, new bathrooms and upgraded amenities, he said.
“We’ve already modeled a few pieces so far and the difference is remarkable,” said Carlucci. “We’re confident our customers will really love it.”
The Starlight project will create around 50 jobs. For more information on career opportunities at Mohegan Sun Pocono, please visit mohegansunpocono.com or call 570-831-2177.