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Big Fight Weekend – The Specials, The Deals and The Other Events

Last updated: August 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Big Fight Weekend – The Specials, The Deals and The Other Events.

There’s a buzz in the air. The big fight takes place Aug. 26 which means that whole weekend is going to be full of parties, special deals and fun. The main event, which pits the Irish champ versus the boxing champ, might live up to the hype or it might be a dud. But these awesome Las Vegas deals, events and activities surrounding the spectacle will truly be a knockout.

A Knockout Sip At Caesars Palace and Harrah’s Las Vegas

At Caesars Palace, Alto Bar, Lobby Bar, and Montecristo Cigar Bar, along with Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas, a bevy of signature specialty cocktails will be available Aug. 18 through the 27.

He’s a Ginga ($16), inspired by the Irish champ, features Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger and lemon juice. Think of it as an Irish Mule.

Pretender or Contender ($16) is a knockout punch of Jameson Black Barrel, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, St. Germain, lemon juice and Angustora Bitters.

Punch Drunk ($16) is a slick combo of Remy Martin 1738 Royale Cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white and the whole thing is garnished with cinnamon sugar and orange zest.

The Bee Sting ($16) packs a champion’s punch with Gentlemen Jack, Bénédictine, Falernum, lime juice and garnished with orange peel, cherry and mint.

For those looking to take their game to a higher level, Carnaval Court will offer a center-Strip open air party atmosphere and bottle service fit for a champion. Grey Goose ($325), Patron Silver ($350), Captain Morgan ($200), Fireball ($250) or Jameson ($250) come with the choice of three mixers to get things “turnt” up.

Toast The Fight At The Cromwell and Flamingo Las Vegas

If Ketel One is your drink of choice, both Interlude and Bound at The Cromwell will have $13 Ketel One you-call-it cocktails. Bound will also feature $10 Peroni drafts.

Bugsy's Bar - Las Vegas fight weekend cocktails

Bugsy’s Bar

A bevy of bars at the Flamingo will have drink specials. Patio Bar, Garden Bar, Bugsy Bar and 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar will all be featuring Patron barrel select shots ($8), “Bump-it” shots ($6) with the purchase of a Corona or Modelo, KO PUNCH Jell-O Shots ($3), Coralina Margaritas (Voted Patron Margarita of the Year) ($12), Tito’s Passion Cocktails ($12) and Buckets of Corona and Modelo ($30).

Get Lucky At The LINQ Hotel & Casino and The LINQ Promenade

Betting on the Irish champ? On Aug. 26, bring any sports book wager for him to O’Sheas at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, buy a beer or cocktail and receive a $4 add-on fight night special shot. If the boxer is your fighter of choice, head over to TAG Sports Bar with any sports book wager on him and receive the same offer.

O'Sheas at the LINQ Promenade offering Las Vegas fight weekend deals on drinks

O’Sheas Photo by Erik Kabik

No matter the fighter of preference, all guests can imbibe on a pitcher of Coors Light or Miller Lite for $20, $3 Jell-O Shots and $12 Fighting Irish Handcuffs, which is a 16 oz. Guinness and shot of Jameson.

Cool off at The POOL at The LINQ Hotel & Casino and find even more drink specials there. On Aug. 25, buy a bucket of Coors or Miller Light and enjoy a complimentary Lienenkugel Summer Shandy can or draft with it. The next day, Tropical Saturday, features two-for-one Patron shots. Champagne Sunday concludes the weekend with this deal: Buy any full price bottle of liquor and receive a free bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow label.

The party continues at The LINQ Promenade.

After the fight, checking out the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, at the Linq Promenade is a must. Depending on who wins the fight – the American or the Irishman – the wheel will change colors to that fighter’s home country’s flag. So the giant wheel will either light up the night sky in red, white and blue or in green, white and orange.It will be a sight to behold no matter what.

Restaurants at The Promenade are offering extraordinary specials.

Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza offers up The Main Event ($25), which includes a 12-inch, one-topping pizza, a pint of Miller Light and a shot of Jameson. They’ll also be featuring the South Paw Pizza ($17.50) which utilizes Sottocenere and herbed ricotta cheese, truffle oil and garlic cream sauce.

$5 Jameo shots, $10 for an Irish Mule or an Adios MF and this place has their specials game on lock.

Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza offering Las Vegas fight weekend deals on pizza

Across the way at Virgil’s Real BBQ, food and drink will be matched with entertainment. Live music from Monk and Po’boys (Aug. 25), The PJ Barth Band (Aug. 26) and Justin Centeno (Aug. 27) will be the perfect backdrop for revelers who also want to try kicked up lemonades or teas ($5) or tall can Coors Light, Corona or Modelo ($7).

Virgil's Kicked Up Lemonade & Kicked Up Sweet Tea - Las Vegas Fight Weekend deals on drinks

The Kicked Up Lemonade and Kicked Up Sweet Tea make for a refreshing kick in the mouth!

Check out the Betting Action

As of press time the American champ is a -450 favorite while the Irish champ is +375. For the latest odds check out these amazing sports books.

Caesars Race & Sports Book is iconic, a perfect place to talk about the action. Six 12-foot by 15-foot screens, a 20-foot by 50-foot LED board and 12 50-inch plasma screens make this 140 seat venue an ideal place to watch the fight.

Those looking for something a little more laid back, head over to the more chill books at The LINQ or Planet Hollywood.

The newest kid on the block is the sports book at The Cromwell and its  32-foot by 9-foot LED video wall.

Bill Sattler, Director of Specialty games at Caesars Race & Sports, says that five figure wagers have come in on both fighters and that many bettors think a knockout will happen within the first four rounds.

“Everyone is expecting this fight to be decided in the ring by someone getting knocked out,” Sattler said.

As of press time (Aug. 23) the line was -500 for the boxing champ and +400 for Irish champ.

This is the biggest mega-fight in recent history as far as action goes, according to Sattler, who compares interest in it to that of the heyday of heavyweight bouts back the ’80s and ’90s .

Party All Weekend

Party all weekend at Drai's at The Cromwell this Las Vegas fight weekend For those of you who want to show your own fancy footwork before or after the fight, it’s gonna be a hot weekend at the clubs.

Over at Drai’s BeachClub at The Cromwell, visitors will have their fill of sick performances both day and night. Aug. 25 brings EDM pioneer Destructo to the beach club. Hip-hop / trap / pop duo Rae Sremmurd runs the beach the next day with Adventure Club. The daytime weekend events conclude with Vegas hip-hop mainstay DJ Franzen on Sunday.

Big performances by celebrities this Fight Weekend in Las Vegas

If you divide 2010 by 50, you get a number we don’t really have the brainpower to calculate. It was a rough weekend.

Things only get more lit at Drai’s NightClub as hip-hop takes over. The powerhouse lineup on Aug. 25 features Trey Songz, 50 Cent and Jeezy. Chris Brown performs the night after. And the big fight weekend finishes strong with Fabolous along with DJ Franzen.

OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace is bringing in its own set of superstars to keep the club on point. Aug. 25 belongs to electro pop king Calvin Harris while Aug. 26 will be washed in the house vibes of Kaskade.

The scene at OMNIA Nightclub for Las Vegas Fight Weekend featuring Calvin Harris

The scene at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace.

Get your sun tan on at the Pools at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 12 – 6 daily while a live dj spins in the background. Ride the waves at the FlowRider, the Strip’s only first and only standalone wave machine.

One thing is for sure, if the big fight turns out to be a dud, there are still plenty of other ways to make fight weekend worth the trip to Las Vegas.

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