Big Game means big parties in Vegas

Let’s face it – most of us aren’t going to score tickets to see the Big Game in New Orleans on Feb. 3. But it’s easy to score a seat at one of the many viewing parties being held around Las Vegas. If you can’t be at the stadium, the next best place to be is Las Vegas. Not only do we have dozens of sports books where you can place a wager and catch all of the action, but we host some of the hottest parties to celebrate one of the biggest days of the year in American sports. Here’s a sampling of where you can party and watch the game in style:

Señor Frog’s Las Vegas at Treasure Island will host a football fiesta for Super Sunday on Feb. 3. The game will play on all of the restaurant’s high-definition televisions and huge projection screens. Sports fans will have guaranteed seating by purchasing any of the restaurant’s signature football packages. The Rookie is priced at $60 per person, and will include a bottle of Señor Frog’s signature tequila, 10 bottles of Miller Lite, wings and a chicken taco mountain. The Veteran will offer a choice of a premium bottle of liquor, including Absolut, Bacardi or Jose Cuervo, accompanied by a mixed appetizer platter, 12 Miller Lites and fajitas for $80 per person. For the ultimate football fiesta, the MVP will feature an ultra-premium bottle of liquor including Grey Goose, Ambhar and Captain Morgan, 15 Miller Lites, a street taco platter and BBQ combo for $99 per person.

Gilley’s Sallon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que is throwing an all-you-can-eat-and-drink party for the Big Game. The party includes bottomless drinks – draft beers and all well/call cocktails – and the Big Game Buffet featuring Southern-style chicken wings, Gilley’s BBQ pork sliders, build-your-own Texas nachos bar, Gilley’s pork green chili, hot dogs and popcorn. Doors open at noon and the party starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $98.

Crazy Horse III will host an action-packed weekend for Big Game partiers with Playmate Kayla Collins and internet sensation Bobbi Billard on Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3. ESPN Radio will host a live broadcast from the club’s viewing party, which will feature drink specials and a grand prize raffle for a 47-inch flat-screen television. Collins will host on Feb. 2 and Billard will host on Feb. 3. Guests will be treated to complimentary Budweiser and Bud Light drafts in addition to complimentary Crown Royal drinks during the pre-game party from 3 p.m. until kickoff.  Revelers working up an appetite can indulge in delicious pizza and barbeque fare. During the game, patrons will enjoy unobstructed views on the club’s 70-inch flat-screen televisions, $1 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts, as well as $5 Crown Royal cocktails.

Ranch House Kitchen at Town Square invites football fans to the Big Game celebration on Sunday, Feb. 3. Sports fans will be able to purchase an open bar package priced at $50 per person including domestic drafts and well drinks, which will be available from kickoff until close. Seating for these packages will not be guaranteed. Football buffs who don’t want to miss the action will have a guaranteed seat with the purchase of a $75 premium open bar package until the restaurant closes.

Football fans will enjoy PBR Rock Bar’s Big Game celebration on Sunday, Feb. 3, with open bar packages and more than 100 high-definition televisions. The restaurant and bar will offer sports fans an open bar package for $100 per person, which will include wells and drafts. Seating is not guaranteed. Sports enthusiasts will have the option to enjoy a premium, all-access open bar available one hour before kickoff until the end of the game, priced at $150 per person. It includes guaranteed seating at a private table with personal service. It requires a $50 minimum food purchase.

Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino hosts the ultimate party for football fanatics on Sunday, Feb. 3.  Fans will fuel up for all of the game day action with a delicious buffet and all-you-can-drink package including house margaritas, select draft beers, wine and wells.  For the complete tailgating experience, guests may upgrade to a full open bar for an additional $50 per person. Tickets are $100.

Guests at Public House Las Vegas at Luxor can score big with food and drink specials during the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 3. The restaurant will offer an all-you-can-eat game day buffet, featuring jalapeño poppers, battered artichokes, kettle chips with dip, burger sliders, sausage and peppers, chicken wings and home-style mac ‘n’ cheese for $55 per person. Ideal for the ultimate football fan, Public House also will offer the game day buffet with guaranteed seating plus an open bar complete with premium cocktails and domestic drafts, priced at $155 per person. With 22 high-definition televisions around the restaurant and a wall of televisions measuring 6 feet by 14 feet above the bar, the sports bar offers a prime view of the game.

The Ainsworth Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel is hosting a game watch party Feb. 3 beginning at 2 p.m. Entry is $100 and includes open bar and food for the duration of the game.

Rockhouse, located inside The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, invites partygoers to enjoy an open bar special for the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 3. The bar will offer fans an all-access premium open bar from kickoff until the final whistle blows, starting at $100. Football fanatics won’t miss a second of the action with more than 80 high-definition flat-panel televisions.

Silverton Casino Hotel invites football fans to join in celebrating the Big Game, Big Easy-style inside Veil Pavilion for free. Playing on six giant screens, football lovers will not miss a single second of the game, and the action-packed day will be filled with chances for prizes and giveaways. Take advantage of the Cantor Gaming Mobile Sports Wagering and place bets before and during the game. For $35, get a wristband good for unlimited food and drinks or pay $20 and receive either unlimited drinks or unlimited food. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.  The party starts at 2:30 p.m.

Lavo welcomes back Lavo Bowl, an annual football viewing party from 2 – 5 p.m. In preparation for the game, the venue will be transformed into a sports haven with more than 20 TVs available for viewing in the lounge and restaurant. Lavo will offer an open bar for $75 or guests can enjoy a gourmet Italian buffet as well as an open bar for $125 during the game.

Celebrate the game with food and drink selections at Slice of Vegas and Hussong’s Cantina. Guests can start their football festivities early at Sunday Football Brunch when the restaurants open their doors at 10 a.m. Slice of Vegas’ tasty menu is highlighted by steak hash and eggs; the Italian omelet consisting of Italian sausage, peppers, fresh mozzarella and marinara; and 12-inch breakfast pizza with sausage gravy, mozzarella cheese and eggs. At Hussong’s Cantina guests can choose between the breakfast burrito, huevos rancheros or chilaquiles con huevo with sour cream, mayonnaise, onion,  cilantro, grilled white corn, queso fresco, topped with two eggs and finished with pico de gallo. During the game, which will be shown on multiple flat-screen TVs, enjoy $15 PBR pitchers, $4 PBR pints or $4 Absolut, Captain Morgan and Jameson drinks.

Rhumbar at The Mirage Hotel & Casino will transform into a tailgate celebration on the stylish patio during all playoff games, culminating with the Big Game Tailgate Party on Sunday, Feb. 3. Fans can watch their favorite teams play on multiple flat-screen televisions throughout the patio. On Sunday, Feb. 3, Rhumbar will host the Big Game Tailgate Party for pigskin fanatics to enjoy the biggest matchup of the season with all-inclusive food and drink packages priced at $150 per person.

Bagatelle at Tropicana invites football fans to a brunch party. On Sunday, February 3, the restaurant will host its Super Brunch XLVII, featuring a variety of food and drink selections. Starting at 2 p.m., guests will be able to purchase an open bar package for $65, complete with well cocktails, plus an optional buffet dining experience for an additional $50 per person (standing room only). Die-hard fanatics who don’t want to miss the action will have a guaranteed seat with the purchase of a table reservation ($150 food and beverage minimum applies for all seated areas, per person). All packages are available until the final whistle blows and exclude tax and gratuity. With a selection of high-definition LED televisions throughout the restaurant and a 24-foot projection screen, Bagatelle will transform into the ultimate tailgate celebration. Sponsored by Bud Light, guests will also have the chance to win a variety of prizes.


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