Bars and clubs for Big Game viewing in Vegas

It’s the hugest event in sports, the Big Game, the bowl of free guacamole. That last one is kinda just something we call it, but how often do you get free guac? That’s a big freaking deal. You’re going to need a place in Vegas to watch the game and do enough shots that you can appreciate how awesome it is to be in Vegas for the Big Game. Thankfully, this is a city for all you people who see an open bar as more of challenge than a luxury.  We’ve got a ton of spots on our Big Game Page, but let’s look at a few of them right here:

Enjoy the game in the light of day, or curse at the sky when your team loses. Photo by Jennifer Whitehair / Vegas.com

Enjoy the game in the light of day, or curse at the sky when your team loses. Photo by Jennifer Whitehair / Vegas.com

Beer Park at Paris

How much: $175

Whatcha get: Bottomless selections from Beer Park’s tailgate menu and the open bar

Beer Park popped up just last week. It’s almost like they planned it perfectly to open just in time for the Big Game. In addition to the stellar views of the Las Vegas Strip, Beer Park has plenty of TVs to stare at, or bottoms of beer mugs to stare into if your team just did something stupid. This is the type of event that Beer Park was made for, like pretty much literally. With great game-day food and two or three oceans worth of beer, Beer Park will feel like your neighborhood tailgate party, just on the Las Vegas Strip.

Interesting rule, mechanical bulls are not eligible to play professional football. Photo courtesy of Gilley's.

Interesting rule, mechanical bulls are not eligible to play professional football. Photo courtesy of Gilley’s.

Gilley’s at Treasure Island

How much: $175

Whatcha get: All-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet with barbeque and football favorites

Country folk know their football. So it’s no surprise that the delightful country bar Gilley’s will be having a rootin’ tootin’ Big Game party this weekend. Ridin’ right along with the booze and beauties will be a gigantic barbecue buffet. And if you feel like hoppin’ up and doing a bit of line dancin’ when your team scores a touchdown, they probably wouldn’t mind. Just don’t go showin’ off too much, there’s always time for a turnaround.

Just pretend the guitar is a goal post. Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Cafe.

Just pretend the guitar is a goal post. Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Café on the Strip

How much: $175

Whatcha get: A five-hour premium open bar, game day food and guaranteed seat to watch the game

Rock ‘n’ roll and football go together like leather pants and pigskins. So what better place to watch the Big Game than a spot dedicated to the biggest names in rock. Hard Rock Café on the Strip will be cranking the hikes up to 11 and giving you a chance to watch the game surrounded by rock memorabilia and incredible atmosphere. If you love football and music, you can’t lose. And if you’re really only watching for the halftime show, this is a spot that will truly appreciate the jam.

And this is just what they do for brunch. Photo courtesy of Lavo.

And this is just what they do for brunch. Photo courtesy of Lavo.

Lavo at Palazzo

How much: $145

Whatcha get: General admission with buffet and open bar from 2-5 p.m.

Lavo at Palazzo is a beautiful, upscale spot for romantic rendezvous and luncheons done right. But that doesn’t mean they’ll tone down the football one bit. Lavo Bowl is a chance to cheer and holler surrounded by posh styling and amazing food. If you love the game but aren’t into the sports bar or tailgate scenes, this is a perfect opportunity to watch some football and keep your pinky up as you sip your martini.

Probably not the place to throw an actual football. Don't wanna pop the dome. Photo courtesy of Marquee.

Probably not the place to throw an actual football. Don’t wanna pop the dome. Photo courtesy of Marquee.

Marquee Dayclub Dome at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

How much: Options start at $65

Whatcha get: Open bar only, buffet only and buffet and open bar ticket options

If you’re not a pool club person, you might not know that Marquee Dayclub has a massive dome they can pull out over the pool area when they want to party it up during the winter months. Now that you do know, you can picture how incredible it’ll be to watch the Big Game there. You don’t even have to care about what’s on the screens to enjoy yourself at this party. Just pick out a hottie and cheer when they do.

We're fairly confident you are now ready for some football. Photo courtesy of Sapphire.

We’re fairly confident you are now ready for some football. Photo courtesy of Sapphire.

Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club

How much: $150

Whatcha get: Includes transportation, front of the line admission, exclusive VIP seating with huge HD screen viewing and digital audio, showroom access throughout the game, upscale tailgate buffet, upscale raffles and prize giveaways

Sports aren’t usually the thing people stare at in Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, but with all the action gracing the screens, you might not be able to look away. Of course, while everyone else is distracted, you might have the luscious buffet all to yourself for a few minutes. With a massive screen and plenty of food, this is one party football fans will love. It feels like there’s some other reason you might want to go to Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, but we just can’t put our fingers on it. 😉

Just imagine it was football, the American kind not the soccer kind. Photo courtesy of the Sayers Club.

Just imagine it was football, the American kind not the soccer kind. Photo courtesy of the Sayers Club.

The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas

How much: $60 for open bar, VIP packages starting at $1000

Whatcha get: Open bar from noon – 5 p.m. VIP packages include table seating, beverages and delicious game-day fare from 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

The Sayers Club is one of our favorite venues for live music and partying. And we’re happy to let football fans enjoy it for the Big Game – just keep it looking nice for White Label Thursdays next week. At this beautiful spot, you can enjoy the game in a hip, sophisticated locale where style always has the ball. If your idea of getting dressed up for the game is throwing on a cocktail dress and/or three-piece suit, The Sayers Club has the atmosphere you’ll dig.

Be sure to bring your random, unspecific football jersey in whatever color you like. Photo courtesy of Senor Frog's.

Be sure to bring your random, unspecific football jersey in whatever color you like. Photo courtesy of Senor Frog’s.

Señor Frogs at Treasure Island

How much: $120

Whatcha get: All-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet from kick-off to end of the game

Known for being an awesome party spot, Señor Frogs is one of those places that you hit up when you don’t want to stop for anything. If you do not plan on being quiet when your team scores, and if you are not sorry that your game-day ritual involves wearing a silly hat for good luck, this might be the party for you. Señor Frogs will have all you need to enjoy the game and the experience of watching it in Vegas.

The place to watch football in luxury. Photo courtesy of Tao.

The place to watch football in luxury. Photo courtesy of Tao.

Tao at Venetian

How much: $135

Whatcha get: General admission with open bar from 2-5 p.m. and buffet

In keeping with the Las Vegas tradition of watching the Big Game in nightclubs, the Tao Bowl at Tao will bring football fans into the magnificent world that is Tao Nightclub and let them cheer on their team, hopefully while doing a bit of dancing. Tao is a club that shines with an authenticity we love. No doubt they’ll bring that to the game-day experience as well.

Football + beer + burgers + Vegas. There's no equal. Just endless pluses. Photo courtesy of Umami Burger.

Football + beer + burgers + Vegas. There’s no equal. Just endless pluses. Photo courtesy of Umami Burger.

Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas

How much: $75 for open bar, tables start at $100

Whatcha get: Table packages include open bar and food credit

Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sports Book is one of the best places in town to watch sports, drink beer or do both of those things at the same time. You can even place bets, as the name implies. This spot really has it all. It’s got a beautiful location looking out onto Las Vegas Boulevard, amazing food and oh so much beer. When you want a place with a bit of everything, where the party will be perfect and the only thing you’ll have to worry about is whether your team can get the first down, this is the place to go.

Other spots

It should come as no surprise that pretty much every place in town will be showing the game. Check out our Big Game Page for more listings. And if you can’t get to any of these picks, you can always try: Tilted Kilt at the LINQ, iBar at the Rio, Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club, Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood or Rockhouse at the Venetian.

Comments

I came from a little town in the Midwest. And believe me, I’m never going back. It’s probably nice if you love grass and snow; but I love the lights, the glamour, and the flocks of tourists seeking fun and fortune. Once the sun goes down, I’ll be the first one out hitting the clubs or just wandering the Strip for a little nighttime adventure. Passing through Bond on my way to Lily Bar, or taking a shortcut through Double Helix before landing at Parasol Up/Down, I’m the one you’ll randomly bump into – only sometimes literally – strolling through Sin City’s liquored veins – and loving every minute of it.