Ready for the Big Game?
Hotel selection? Complete. Super Bowl bets? Placed. Trash talk? At the ready. Now comes the toughest decision of your weekend: Where to watch the Big Game? From the Strip to downtown, from restaurants to sportsbooks and from classic American barbecue to German cuisine, Super Bowl Sunday party options in Las Vegas are about as endless as the game’s halftime show. Consider spending Super Sunday at one of following venues—but consider it quickly, as space/seating is limited (call ahead and inquire about availability).
There’s nothing quite like experiencing the Super Bowl inside one of Las Vegas’ palatial sportsbooks. The biggest of the bunch—the 30,000-square-foot Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook—offers fans an unparalleled viewing experience thanks to a 200-by-18-foot 4K video wall. Not to be outdone, the sportsbooks inside MGM Grand, The Mirage and Caesars Palace also feature state-of-the-art video and sound systems, plush (but limited) seating and multiple betting windows.
Looking for a place to watch the game while eating and/or drinking to your belly’s content? They’re around every corner on Super Sunday. For instance, the recently opened Smoked Burgers & BBQ (The Forum Shops at Caesars, 785.250.3460) rolls out a buffet featuring chipotle Caesar salad, pulled-pork sliders, mini hot dogs and chicken wings for $125 per person (drinks not included).
More barbecue awaits across the street at The Linq Promenade, where Virgil’s Real Barbecue (702.389.7400) greets fans with a backyard spread that includes a live carving station, traditional barbecue staples, a premium open bar, giveaways and more for $150 per person. In a German beer mood? Check out Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas (702.853.2337), where $125 buys you unlimited authentic Bavarian beer, wine and specialty cocktails, plus unlimited trips through a Bavarian-centric buffet.
Those interested in a classic tailgate experience can head to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (dlvec.com) for the Biggest Big Game Bash. The outdoor venue is free to enter and boasts 72 feet of HD LED screens, as well as various food and beverages for purchase. Bigger groups willing to commit to a $50 per-person drink minimum can reserve tables for 4-12 people, or go for the big score inside “The Ultimate Man Cave,” which can accommodate up to 30 people for a $3,500 food-and-beverage minimum.
Over at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay (702.632.7600), all-you-can-eat packages in the Music Hall start at $60 ($130 includes buffet and unlimited beverages). Or go the high-roller route upstairs in the property’s swanky Foundation Room (702.632.7631), where VIP experiences range from $400 to $2,500 and include a premium menu of unlimited food and drinks.
At the opposite end of the Strip, SLS Las Vegas (702.761.7000) is going big for the Big Game with multiple viewing parties at Umami Burger Beer Garden & Sports Book, The Sayers Club, Monkey Bar and Paradise Lounge. Package prices vary per venue, but each includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, unlimited beer and well drinks, and access to William Hill betting stations.
The latter is key, because on Super Sunday, the only thing you want more overstuffed than your stomach is your wallet!