The Golden Knights in Las Vegas might be playing on ice, but their sticks and skates are on fire. Everyone wants a piece of the action, and tickets are skyrocketing with every win under their belt. It can be hard to justify taking time off to travel to one of these games, and no one wants to have a “conversation” with their significant other (or worse) their mother. So here’s a few alternative places to watch a Vegas Golden Knights game, just in time for the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.
Why save the best for last when you can put it up to bat first? Ooh, wrong sport. Sorry, blame it on all the “slap shots” we’ve been chugging down at Lagasse’s Stadium inside The Palazzo. For those of you who haven’t been there for a game yet, that’s a specialty cocktail they dedicated to the team. And that’s just the beginning. They also have what they call a “puck drop” which is tater tots topped with brown gravy, shredded beef brisket and pepper jack cheese. Every bite tastes like you’re scoring a goal in your mouth. Sit back in their plush seats, eat and drink plenty and enjoy the game on one of their hundreds of HDTVs throughout the sports book.
What’s better than sitting back and watching the game? Crushing your friends in a game of bowling and watching the Golden Knights take home a W at the same time. Brooklyn Bowl in The LINQ Promenade has 32 lanes for bowling and six bars. And while you’re tossing one back or throwing a ball down the lane, you can catch the game on their big screens (trust us, even someone with glasses can’t miss the puck). Time to throw down the gauntlet with your friends and watch your favorite NHL hockey team. Brooklyn Bowl is where it’s at when it comes to catching a Knights game.
Hockey isn’t just a Canadian thing, it can be an Irish thing too. Yeah, they might not be known for their talents on the ice, but they sure know how to party. And what’s better than partying and watching hockey at the same time? Nothing. Head to Rí Rá Irish Pub at Mandalay Place and drink with your friends while the Golden Knights are throwing down on the ice. If you wear your Golden Knights gear, you’ll shave 15% off your bill. That can be a life saver after a night of drinking. Go home a winner, and don’t cry over your bank statement in the morning. Party on people! Knights, this shot is for you.
MacKenzie River Pizza in City National Arena
Pizza and sports are a classic combo like Canada and hockey. At McKenzie’s River Pizza inside the City National Arena, you get to devour a whole pie (don’t judge) and catch hockey teams practicing at the same time. This is home to the Golden Knights practice facility, along with the UNLV Rebel hockey team and other smaller leagues. So when the team isn’t dominating the division at T-Mobile Arena, you can catch them practicing here. If you just want a place to chill and watch them crush the competition, pull up a stump and watch the game on one of the TVs. There’s no limit to the action when it comes to hockey. So why not catch a part of it for yourself? Afterall, no one likes a mad case of FOMO.