In Vegas, game days mean food, drink and lots of fun
In Las Vegas, saying fall’s coming is like saying football’s here! And no matter your fan affiliation, this is the city to be. Everywhere you look, there’s a screen, from huge sports books to restaurant bars. Here are a few places to watch at, and specials to take advantage of.
At Palace Station, you’ll find a newly remodeled sports book, part of a $192 million revitalization at Station Casino’s oldest property. The book features comfy seating facing multiple screens, a raised VIP lounge with special booths, each with their own TVs, and direct access to a new bar situated between the sports book and the boutique race book.
Over at Westgate, Football Central returns with a huge party in the International Theater every Sunday. Get game-day food, hit up the betting stations and get a few drinks, all in the company of other fans. In the renowned SuperBook (it is huge!), there’s even a radio broadcast during games.
Find specials galore at SLS Las Vegas. Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sports Book features $25 beer and wing buckets Thursday, Sunday and Monday, among other offerings, plus a $24.95 Game Day buffet from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. (The tots rock!) The Sayers Club hosts viewing parties Saturday and Sunday, and reservations are encouraged.
The sports book at Caesars Palace features 12-by-15-foot screens wrapping around a semicircular room, providing excellent views. Get any drink at the massive curving bar.
Viewing parties for both college and pro games at Cabo Wabo Cantina in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort mean $23 Dos Equis beer buckets; for Sunday night games from 5-9 p.m., get five shots and five beers for $55 (get it?). For a more exclusive party place, reserve the VIP lounge—woo-hoo, you’re living now!
Gather your group at the The Still at The Mirage on game days, where you can take advantage of game-day packages for four or more people starting at $180. Twenty-seven flat-screen TVs scattered throughout make sure you’ll get a view no matter where you are.
Hang out at the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar in Mandalay Bay on Sundays starting at 1 p.m. during the season. Weekly football parties feature $25 domestic and $30 import beer buckets, plus weekly prizes and end-of-season giveaways with prizes like mini iPads and Las Vegas Raider tickets (better plan that trip now!)
If you don’t want to give up a pool day, watch the games in Influence, The Pool at The Linq, where all of the cabanas and cabana rooms have TVs. Grab beer buckets, two-for-one mimosa pitchers on Sundays and food ranging from tacos to wings. You can even slip downstairs to Virgil’s Real Barbecue if the need for ribs arises.
For some serious football—and people—watching, head to the Downtown Watch Zone at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, where you can enjoy stadium-style seating while cheering on your favorite team on a 72-foot screen while enjoying food selections from The D's American Coney Island and Project BBQ, as well as drink specials including $32 beer buckets. Reserve on-field tables, which can seat anywhere from four to 12 guests, for $25 (includes a $50 per person beverage minimum).
All across the Vegas Valley, Boyd properties’ football viewing areas offer some excellent BFF (Beer-Football-Friends) drink specials, from $15 and $20 domestic and import buckets to $7 Patron margaritas and $5 Bacardi cocktails. And those specials are available every day. Me, you, beer, yeah.