Vegas is party central for the Big Game

The New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts are facing off in the NFL’s championship game on Sunday, February 7 and there are tons of places in town to watch it, from sports books to bars, restaurants and nightclubs. If you can’t be in Miami for the Big Game, Vegas is definitely the next best place to party and enjoy all of the excitement.

Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub will show the game on multiple screens with all the food and beer you can handle. The Ultimate Super Sunday Football Party starts a half hour before kickoff up until the wee hours of the next morning with all-you-can-drink draft beers and well drinks available for $100 per person and all–you-can-eat bar fare for just $25 more. Private booths with bottle service are also available for those who want the VIP treatment. Don’t like sitting through all the commercials? Rockhouse’s DJs will spin between commercial breaks to keep you entertained.

RHUMBAR at the Mirage will be hosting a patio tailgate party. Football fans can bundle up, head out on the patio and relax with all-inclusive Stoli cocktails, Miller Lite bottled beers and tailgate fare, including nachos, brats and hot dogs served hot off the grill, priced at $100 per person. The patio opens one hour before kickoff and the all-inclusive package begins when the game starts and lasts until the score is final. With six big screen televisions on the 3,000-square-foot patio and two inside the lounge, you won’t miss a second of the action.

McFadden's Bar at the Rio

McFadden's Irish Pub at the Rio

At McFadden’s Irish Pub at the Rio you can indulge in an open bar featuring top shelf alcohol, from the game’s start to finish, as well as a halftime buffet, all for $100. The buffet will offer football fare including spicy Buffalo wings, signature Irish nachos, gourmet sliders and more. McFadden’s has 16 high-definition plasma TVs located throughout the pub.

Cabo Wabo is throwing a Big Game Fiesta at Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood. For $100, you can indulge in all-you-can-eat nachos, fajitas, chicken wings and hot dogs. Five drinks are also included and there will be chances to win prizes. Cabo Wabo will broadcast the game on eight big screen televisions.

Blondie’s Sports Bar & Grill, also at Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood, offers open bar (top shelf included) as well as a premium buffet with steaks and seafood for $200 a person. The bar has more than 40 televisions including plasmas and 12-foot-tall screens. Doors open an hour and a half before the game and the party lasts until the game is over. Sit anywhere in the restaurant and you’ll be able to see a TV.


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