While some say football has surpassed baseball as “America’s game” (we’ll stay out of the debate), the World Series is the crowning jewel of the baseball season where you actually see the two best teams fight it out for the title.
This year’s Fall Classic, as always, brings plenty of its own excitement, but the teams also add a few dimensions themselves. The Texas Rangers had never won a playoff game in their team history prior to this season and now find themselves the favorites.
The San Francisco Giants on the other hand, have a storied history, but have never won a World Series since moving to the Bay Area after the 1957 season.
Now, when you’re in Vegas, pretty much any place with a TV will be showing the games. So whether you’re sitting at the blackjack tables or throwing down a bet at one of the sports books, you’re covered.
But if you’re looking to hear the crack of the bat or a 90-mile-an-hour fastball hitting a leather glove, we’ve compiled a list of some specials you will find throughout the Strip.
The Sporting House inside the New York-New York, formerly ESPN Zone, will show all the games on some of their 130 screens. While you’re there, though, you will have to belly up to a table and succumb to the $15 per hour, per person food and beverage minimum during the games. But that shouldn’t be an issue considering The Sporting House takes sports bar food to the next level with items like honey hoisen chicken wings and wood roasted BBQ chicken pizza.
McFadden’s Irish Pub inside the Rio gives local baseball fans something to cheer for with some of the best drink specials in town. The first one is that the price of the drink is the score of the home team. What that means is that if the home team is up 2-1, your drink is $2. Obviously, the special doesn’t apply to high-end drinks so check with your bartender/server before you swallow more than you can spend.
McFadden’s other special is a “a reverse beat the inning pitcher special.” During the 1st inning, pitchers of draft beer are $10, during the 2nd inning, pitchers are $9, the third inning they are $8, the 4th inning they are $7, the 5th inning they are $6, the 6th inning they are $5, the 7th inning they are $4, the 8th inning they are $3, the 9th inning they are $2. So for once, the longer you stay, the cheaper your drinks.
Unfortunately, both deals at McFadden’s are for Nevada residents only. So we encourage out-of-towners to make some local friends in order to take advantage of these deals.
The Pub at Monte Carlo has plenty of screens to show the games and even more beer on tap to keep you filled up during the games, but it also has specials on Budweiser products. Pints of Bud, Bud Light and Bud Light Lime are $3.95 and buckets are $19.95.
The Deuce Lounge at Aria will have $5 drink specials and will have the full menu from nearby Union available.
What’s more, because most of the games are played during the early evening, many area bars and restaurants will have happy hour specials during the games.
If you’re looking to lay down a bet, of course, we’ve got you covered here too. Be sure to stop by the sports book at the Las Vegas Hilton, which always some of the best proposition bets in town. Other sports books worth hanging out at are at Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace, the MGM Grand Sports Book and Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo.