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Ready, Set, Hike: Where To Watch The Big Game In Vegas

Last updated: March 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Ready, Set, Hike: Where To Watch The Big Game In Vegas.

Are you ready for some football? Round up your buddies, root for your team and choose from countless food and drink specials at these Las Vegas sports bars. We’ll show you the best seats in the house to watch the Big Game – Vegas style.

And because it’s Vegas, we have everything under the sun. Whether you want an all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar or simply a guaranteed seat, we’ve got you covered. Don’t forget — the Big Game starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5 and many of these Vegas viewing parties start at 2 p.m. (some as early as 1 p.m.) Please plan accordingly so you can score the best seats. Hut, hut, hike!

Caesars Palace’s las vegas sports bars 

Our guide begins at one of the most renowned hotels on the Strip – Caesars Palace – where’s plenty to do such as dining, shopping and relaxing at the spa. So for the biggest sports event of the year, you better believe this iconic resort is going big. Pick your perfect spot to watch the Big Game:

Race and Sports Book

Caesars Palace's Las Vegas sports bars are the perfect spot to watch football

Caesars Palace’s Race and Sports Book is, by far, one of our favorite places to watch sports on the Strip. Even those who don’t follow sports can appreciate the comfortable seating. There’s a 12-by-15-foot screen too.

Big Game specials: Get the ultimate football VIP package. For $500, you’ll have exclusive upper level seating with select complimentary beverages and VIP access to the betting line. For football VIP all-day flooring seating, you’ll get three sports book drink tickets, one reserved chair and a full view of all the TVs ($200).

Alto Bar

Alto Bar is the largest Las Vegas sports bar in Caesars Palace

Alto Bar is only steps away from the race and sports book and another great spot to watch the Big Game. The drink menu has premium cocktails, bottle and draft beers and wines by the glass. Alto Bar is the largest bar inside Caesars Palace and has several private booths, each with its own personal TVs with audio. The bar has more than 15 televisions and also 18 video poker machines. All you’ll need here is your drink and team spirit.

Big Game specials: Have your own personal living room, where you’ll have your own private TV for your party. Besides a TV in your own space, there are 10 additional large format flat-screen TVs throughout the bar. You’ll also have your own cocktail server. Living room seating includes a combination of couches and chairs, which comfortably seats four to five guests. This Big Game special comes with two buckets of ice cold beer. Buckets include five 16-ounce Coors Light bottles ($40), five 12-ounce Stella bottles ($40) or five Heineken 12-ounce bottles ($40).

Seating starts at 1 p.m. Reserve your spot by calling (702) 731-7788.

Montecristo Cigar Bar 

Montecristo Cigar Bar Caesars Palace is offering several football specials

Pair the Big Game with a fine cigar: Starting at 1 p.m., Montecristo Cigar Bar has several specials on game day. Check it out:

  • Library VIP: This package includes two chairs, one table and access to two-flat screens. Includes a bucket of domestic beer ($150).
  • Library sectionals: This includes everything as the Library VIP package, but with couch sectional seating and seats up to three guests. ($250).
  • Luxury library living rooms: You’ll be right in front of the high-definition video wall. This includes leather couch seating and two oversized leather armchairs with two tables. This package seats four to five guests comfortably and includes two buckets of domestic beer ($500).
  • Courtyard VIP sectional seating: This package offers a more private area of the lounge and a combination of couches and chairs with access to two large flat-screen TVs. This section comfortably seats four to six guests and includes two buckets of beer ($500).
  • Courtyard Man Cave: We had to save the best for last: Located in the cigar bar’s courtyard area, the Courtyard Man Cave includes four oversized chairs, a large table and a large flat-screen TV right in front of you. This package seats up to four guests and includes two buckets of domestic beer ($500).

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

Draft beer football specials at Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill

We may not be anywhere close to England, but you’ll get the feel of it at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. The 290-seat pub offers flat-screen TVs in every corner. For the Big Game party, $200 will get you unlimited draft beer, wine and a tailgate food buffet. You’ll also enjoy an assorted chef snack basket, a bucket of beer (Miller Lite or Coors Light) and free swag at your table. For $250 a person, you’ll get the same perks plus unlimited Ketel One, Patrón and Crown Royal cocktails. Call (702) 238-8539 to reserve your spot.


Catch all the Big Game action at Searsucker, offering a fun take on American food and creative cocktails. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat specialty menu for $85; an all-you-can-drink package for $45 or the VIP Man Cave Experience for $175 per person. This package includes unlimited food and drinks, plus a half-time pig roast and other tailgate specials. Menu items include buffalo lollipop wings, tuna poke and shaved taro root, bacon cheddar sliders, pastor street tacos and more. Reserve your spot now.

Carmine’s at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

If you’re shopping at The Forum Shops anyway, you might as well take a breather and enjoy the game. For $150 a person, you can enjoy an Italian buffet. This includes sliced Italian meats and cheese, caprese salad, fried ravioli, penne alla vodka, baked ziti, chicken parmigiana, Carmine’s Famous Meatballs, tiramisu, chocolate cannoli and more. Open bar includes beer, wine and Carmine’s classic cocktails. Call (702) 473-9700 to reserve.

Caesars Palace’s lobby and Slice (at Forum Food Court) both offer open seating with five beer bottle buckets (Coors Light, Stella or Heineken) for $40.


The popular Vegas Japanese restaurant extends its happy hour to start at 3 p.m. (normally 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.) That way, you can get your sushi roll on during the Big Game. Popular favorites include Hanabi (spicy tuna on crispy rice), $7; albacore with garlic ponzu and crispy onions, $5; Brussels sprouts chips with truffle oil and salt, $5; roasted cauliflower with red dates and pine nuts, $5; and fried calamari with charred jalapeño glaze, $7.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO’s las vegas sports bar

This glitzy Vegas hotel is home to Britney Spears, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez and soon The Backstreet Boys. Besides singing your heart out to your favorite pop songs, sports fanatics can scream at the top of their lungs to the Big Game inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. It’s a win-win for everyone.

The Playing Field

Watch The Big Game at The Playing Field- Las Vegas sports bar in Planet Hollywood

This is where the real players play… or where you and your troop can watch some football in a chill, relaxed atmosphere. If you’re not into the classroom-like set up like a typical sports book, The Playing Field is more up your alley. This Las Vegas sports bar feels more like a lounge, so feel free to to unwind and get cozy. The bar has draft beer yard longs, which may be fun for drinking games at your table. There’s also an Earl of Sandwich across the way if you get hungry.

Gordon Ramsay Burger

Gordon Ramsay Burger

Besides a slew of signature burgers, at Gordon Ramsay Burger you can munch on corn flake-breaded chicken sliders, hand-cut french fries and everyone’s favorite, the sticky toffee pudding push-pops. Plus, there are several overhead flat-screen TVs, so you won’t miss a play.

Just next door, Extra Bar seating starts at $50 (beverage minimum) per person. This does go a long way: Specials include five for $25 beer buckets (Coors or Miller Lite), $8 Ketel One, Patrón or Crown Apple shots. Call (702) 523-4977 to reserve your seat.

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Miracle Mile Shops 

The 1.2 mile-long Miracle Mile Shops will host a slew of Big Game parties at several locations:

  • Blondies Sports Bar & Grill: Enjoy unlimited buffet with an open bar, prime rib, shrimp and more, as well as giveaways ($200 per person)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Reserve your spot with a $125 gift card, which can be used to buy food and drinks during the game (or another day). Seats will be available for purchase starting Thursday, Feb. 2. Guests must be inside restaurant by 1:30 p.m. tol hold reservations. Takeout orders will be available.
  • Cabo Wabo Cantina: The Strip-side restaurant will have an all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet, priced at $200 a person. This includes hot dogs, sliders and a build-your-own taco and nachos station. Wash down your meal with Dos Equis buckets of beer. The cantina has 80-inch screens at the bar and 75-inch screens everywhere else. Or, splurge on the cantina’s loft, which has a 201-inch projector, 192-inch flat-screen and two 80-inch high-definition TVs. Find out more and inquire about pricing here.
  • PBR Rock Bar & Grill: For $175 a person, you’ll enjoy a premium liquor and beer open bar from 2 p.m. through the end of the game. Tables are also available and start at $350 for two people. Reserve your spot now.


Paris is all about romance, but if you have love for football you can embrace that passion here too. See what Paris Las Vegas has in store.

Burger Brasserie and Napoleon’s

Burger Brasserie and Napoleon’s are offering an all-you-can-eat buffet and unlimited drinks

Burger Brasserie and Napoleon’s are both offering an all-you-can-eat buffet and unlimited drinks. These include Miller Lite, Coors Light, house wine and well cocktails. Plus, there will be prizes and giveaways. ($175 at Burger Brasserie; $100 at Napoleon’s.) Call (702) 946-4347 to reserve at Burger Brasserie or (702) 348-9033 at Napoleon’s.

Le Bar Du Sport

Watch The Big Game at Lu Bar Du Sport Las Vegas sports bar at the Paris

Reserve your seat at Le Bar Du Sport for $75 and enjoy Miller Lite or Coors Light beer buckets (five bottles) for $25. Other specials include $8 Ketel One, Patrón or Crown cocktails and $8 Fireball or Crown Apple shots. Call (702) 348-9033 to reserve your seat.

Beer Park

Las Vegas sports bar Beer Park at The Paris

Pair the year’s biggest football game with a Las Vegas Strip view — it’ll be tough to top that! If you’re thinking of skipping the halftime show (or for the very small percentage of you who skip the commercials), you can admire the view of the Strip from Beer Park. Plus, the picnic-style tables and good ol’ American food provide that backyard barbecue vibe with a Vegas twist. For $125, you’ll have guaranteed seating and access to the buffet. Packages are also available for two, four, six or eight people. Drinks and taxes aren’t included. Book your Beer Park seats now.

Bally’s Race and Sports Book

Bally's Las Vegas Sports Book

Take a few steps to Bally’s Race and Sports Book and the drink minimum is only $20. You’ll get the same drink specials as Le Bar Du Sport (mentioned previously). Call (702) 523-7430 to hold your spot.


The question shouldn’t be what is there to do at The LINQ – it’s what isn’t there to do! Besides the world’s tallest observation wheel, The High Roller, you’ve got cupcakes at Sprinkles Cupcakes, the freshest kicks at 12AM Run, bowler hats at Goorin Bros. and strange (but adorable) Hello Kitty novelty items at Welcome to Las Vegas gift shop. We haven’t even touched on the bars or restaurants yet. If you’re coming with your family, there’s plenty to do if they want to explore while you watch the Big Game. Check it out:

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Rent a bowling lane at the Brooklyn Bowl and watch The Big Game


Besides being one of the best concert venues in town (we’ve seen Disclosure, Erykah Badu, The Roots and Chromeo here, to name a few), Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is a fun spot to catch the Big Game. For $75, you’ll get a spot in the bar viewing area. It includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and all-you-can-drink Bud Light and well drinks. Splurge for the day and bowl while you cheer for your team: Spend a $400 food and drink minimum and you’ll get a bowling lane that accommodates eight people. Splitting $400 among eight friends puts you at $50 a person. Sweet!

If you’re coming with a big party (20 maximum guests), the Ultimate Big Game Experience gets you a private room with your own 60-inch TV and a dedicated server. It also includes the all-you-can-eat buffet and all-you-can-drink Bud Light draft and well drinks special. This package is $2,000 (or $100 a person if there are 20 total).

Book your bar seat or bowling lane now.

Virgil’s Real BBQ

Virgil’s Real BBQ hosts a barbecue buffet with all your favorites like ribs, pulled pork, mac and cheese, brisket sandwiches and more. Talk about some finger lickin’ goodness. Wash down your food with the restaurant’s open bar. This includes beer, wine and Virgil’s classic cocktails. Reserve your spot for $150 and call (702) 389-4700.

Flour & Barley and haute doggery 

Both Flour & Barley and Haute Doggery will do a pizza and hot dog face off on the day of the Big Game. The menu is as follows:

Flour & Barley: 

  • Atlanta: Dirty Bird pie – grilled burger patties, bacon, chili, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomatoes ($17.50)
  • New England: New England clam chowder pie – clam sauce base, baby clams, bacon, potatoes, topped with oyster crackers ($17.50)

Haute Doggery:

  • Atlanta: Dirty Biird – Bacon-wrapped and deep-fried hot dog frank with chili, mustard and coleslaw ($7.49)
  • New England: The Pats Dog – char-grilled frank, chili, nacho cheese, grilled onion and roasted peppers ($7.49)

Tilted Kilt

Las Vegas open bar during The Big Game at Tilted Kilt at the LINQ Promenade

Titled Kilt’s Celtic-themed sports bar is a lot of fun. The first thing you’ll notice (besides the Tilted Kilt girls, of course) is all the overhead TVs. The beer selection and food menu aren’t too shabby, either. Favorites include Scotch eggs and the BBQ bacon burger.


Best place to watch football is at Las Vegas sport books

At TAG Bar, there are 40 high-definition TVs and get this — personal beer sprouts at the high-top tables. How convenient is that? You won’t have to keep getting up and waving for the bartender’s attention. TAG Bar serves more than 300 bottled beers and there’s also a sports betting location here.

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Carlo’s ‘n Charlie’s

Flamingo is just a quick walk from The LINQ. Carlo’s ‘n Charlie’s hosts a Big Game buffet for $75 and a buffet and open bar for $165. Each package includes a guaranteed seat (tax and gratuity included). Open bar options are Bud Light and Budweiser on draft and Draft Busch Light. There will also be well cocktails and frozen margaritas. Call (702) 522-9254 to get your tickets.

Rio all-suite HOtel & casino

This off-Strip Vegas hotel brings plenty of Big Game specials to the 50 yard line. Check it out:


Rio Las Vegas brings plenty of Big Game specialsFor $100 per person at iBar, you’ll be guaranteed a seat, three drink tickets (import or domestic beer and wine) and a game day stadium-style buffet. Kick back and watch a dozen TVs, as well as two 80-inch screens. Plus, you’ll be seated close to the hotel’s massive sports book. Call (702)777-2451 to reserve your spot.

VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge

Catch The Big Game at the Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio

This swanky Vegas bar offers more than fancy dry ice cocktails and a rooftop patio. You can catch the game here too. For $200 a person at VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge, you’ll have access to a five-hour premium open bar, a luxury box buffet prepared by VooDoo Steak chefs and seating to watch the game. Catch the game here and you’ll see it from the largest screen at the hotel. And if you want a breather in between, you can gaze at the city from this gorgeous rooftop view. Reserve your spot by calling (702) 406-5359.

Harrah’s Las Vegas SPORTS BARS 

Toby Keith’s I love this Bar & Grill

There’s no party like a country party and at Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill they’re planning something extra for the big game. For $95 per person you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat tailgate buffet from noon to 6 p.m. with a bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Light. There’ll also be prizes and giveaways. Talk to your server to reserve a seat or call (702) 369-5000.

carnaval court 

Carnaval Court

Carnaval Court

At Carnaval Court they do everything with flair including watch the big game. Stop by and enjoy drink specials including five for $25 Miller Lite or Coors Light beer buckets, $6 Fireball or Crown Apple shots and $10 Ketel One, Patrón or Crown cocktails. You can also grab something eat. From 1 to 6 p.m. Carnaval Court will be serving up hot dogs ($8), Bratwurst with sauerkraut ($9), Angus beef cheeseburgers ($11) and more. Plus prizes and giveaways.

The Piano Bar

The Piano Bar

Take a pause from tickling the ivories at The Piano Bar and instead watch the big game. Drink specials including five for $25 Miller Lite or Coors Light beer buckets, $6 Fireball or Crown Apple shots and $10 Ketel One, Patrón or Crown cocktails. There will also be a special big game menu, prizes and giveaways.

See? We’ve got you covered for the Big Game on the Las Vegas Strip. Check out more things to do in Vegas while you’re here.

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