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March into basketball madness on the Las Vegas Strip

Last updated: August 18, 2016 at 11:52 am. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. 2 Comments on March into basketball madness on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 2016 college basketball championships are just around the corner, and Las Vegas is getting ready for the madness this March with full-court viewing party packages and drink specials everywhere you turn. If you’re looking for the best places in Vegas to watch basketball tournament games, look no further:

Hoops on the Strip

Las Vegas Sports Book

We could live here forever.

Several Las Vegas hotels are transforming their biggest ballrooms into makeshift man-caves to create the best tournament viewing destinations this March. Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Harrah’s Las Vegas and Flamingo Las Vegas are all hosting Hoops on the Strip parties that offer broadcasts of games in all four regions on giant screens, as well as:

  • Premium buffet spreads
  • Open Miller Lite and Coors Light beer bars
  • Miller Lite and Coors Light models with giveaways
  • Live betting stations and table games

Prices range from $149 to $199 for these ultimate college basketball fan events. Reserve your Hoops on the Strip package now!

Vegas-style viewing parties

Las Vegas Sports Books and Bars

It’s like a barbecue at the park, except someone else does the grilling and there’s not a screaming kid in sight.

Beer Park, the new outdoor sports bar and restaurant located on a rooftop deck at Paris Las Vegas, is hosting viewing parties each day of the tournament, with reserved seating available with a $150 minimum food and beverage spend. In between grubbing on burgers, throwing back beers and watching the games on dozens of HD TVs, you can also play classic bar games like Jenga, pool and darts—surrounded by killer views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Over at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, The LINQ Pool Clubhouse will host college basketball viewing events daily from March 17 to 19. For $100, you get a buffet of American comfort food, a bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Light and a fun-filled venue to watch all the games, all day. Reserve your spot at The LINQ Pool at 702-503-8320.

The LINQ Promenade is going to be a pretty awesome place to be during the tournament, with multiple games being shown simultaneously on a giant video wall at the outdoor Fountain Stage. ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails is also hosting its own viewing party, with reserved seating and beverage packages available starting at $50 (plus beers from every state in the union—sounds like a challenge to us!). Other LINQ venues will also be offering discounts and specials during the basketball madness.

Game Time Drink Specials

Game day Beer Specials

Mmm … beer.

Not sure you’re ready to commit to one venue for your tournament viewing pleasure? No need to. No matter where you’re at in a Las Vegas casino when the games are on, you’ll be able to not only watch the action, but also take advantage of special prices on beer and cocktails. Here’s the rundown:

Bally’s Las Vegas

Sully’s Bar and Indigo Lounge:

  • 5 for $25 Beer Buckets
  • $9 Jack Daniel’s, Jack Honey or Bacardi Oakheart cocktails
  • $10 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $12 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier

Caesars Palace

Race & Sports Book, Slice Bar, Seahorse Lounge, Lobby Bar and Spanish Steps:

  • $40 Bucket of Miller Lite, Coors Light, Blue Moon or Henry’s Hard Soda Ginger Ale (or $8.50 each)
  • $15 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey with Henry’s Hard Soda Ginger Ale or Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier
  • $12 New Amsterdam vodka and Red Bull or Cruzan cocktails

The Cromwell

Bound by Salvatore and Interlude:

  • $8 Miller Lite, Coors Light, Guinness or Heineken
  • $11 Skyy Cocktails or make it a Skyy & Red Bull for $15
  • $14 Patrón margarita with Cointreau or Jameson cocktails
  • $12 Cruzan cocktails

Flamingo Las Vegas

Garden Bar and It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar:

  • 5 for $25 beer buckets (Miller Lite or Coors Light)
  • $8 Skyy Vodka & Red Bull or Cruzan cocktails
  • $10 Patron margarita with Cointreau
  • $5 Heineken or Guinness
  • Add shot of Jameson for $3 more

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Carnaval Court, Signature Bar and Piano Bar:

  • $1 Off All Miller/Coors beers
  • $10 Skyy & Red Bull or Patrón margarita with Cointreau
  • $8 Cruzan cocktails
  • $9 Jameson cocktails
  • $7 Guinness or Heineken

THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO

3535, Catalyst Bar and TAG Sports Bar:

  • 5 for $25 Miller Lite, Coors Light or Heineken beer buckets
  • $4 draft Miller Lite or Coors Light
  • $11 Skyy & Red Bull or Patron Margaritas with Cointreau
  • $9 Cruzan Cocktails

Paris Las Vegas

Napoleon’s Lounge, Le Central, Burger Brasserie and Le Bar Du Sport:

  • 5 for $25 Beer Buckets
  • $9 Jack Daniel’s, Jack Honey or Bacardi Oakheart cocktails
  • $10 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $12 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

EXTRA Lounge, Heart Bar, and Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders:

  • 5 for $25 beer buckets
  • $9 Jack Daniel’s, Jack Honey or Bacardi Oakheart cocktails
  • $10 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $12 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

iBar and Masquerade Bar:

  • $5 Miller Lite or Coors Light
  • $6 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey Cocktails
  • $7 Bacardi Oakheart Cocktails
  • $8 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $9 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier

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2 Responses

  1. Lazlo Jonyer

    Will Las Vegas’ premiere extreme metal band MoonBoots be playing any parties?

  2. No word on that yet, but you might find a few of its members taking advantage of those drink specials… 🙂