Super Bowl Sunday, how we love thee. Sure, you could be in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. Or you could be where the party really starts and head to Vegas to catch the Super Bowl at one of these amazing game day celebrations. The weekend is the biggest of the year for many Vegas businesses, from bars to sports books.
“It’s a great weekend for Las Vegas, everybody benefits from this event — sports books, restaurants, shows. From Hoover Dam to the Strip, everyone’s benefitting from this game,” said Jay Kornegay, manager of the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel Sports Book.
“It’s the biggest event of the year and the biggest weekend of the year dollar-wise. A lot of people think it depends on the matchup, but that’s a small part of the equation.”
According to Kornegay, many fans take the entire weekend off, which is why resorts tend to host some lead-in events and specials the whole weekend.
“I agree with the people who say Monday should be a national holiday, but that’s another story entirely.”
Whether you have one night or four to spend, there’s plenty going on for football fanatics. Take note, most restaurants and sports bars will have either a food and beverage minimum or an up-front charge, and if you choose to watch at a sports book, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can always catch the game at a casino sports book, which might be the venue of choice if you’ve got money riding on the game. We’ve put together a list of sports books that bettors can enjoy the game at, but these are a few of our picks:
Aria’s is among the newest, is very spacious, and offers Skybox Sports Bar & Grill close to the action.
LVH -Las Vegas Hotel has the original modern sports book, features more than 400 seats, 42 TVs and is near some dining options for post-game festivities. The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel Theater will be hosting a viewing party as well, with free admission, a giant HD screen, many flat screens, food and drink specials and will it be smoke-free.
Not into the sports book scene? No worries, Vegas’ best clubs, bars and restaurants are also in on the Super Sunday action. Although a few popular spots like Lagasse’s Stadium and Blondie’s are sold out, there are plenty of viewing parties still going on.
Society Café at the Encore hosts an all-you-can-eat “Big Game Menu” with sliders, mac and cheese bites and more, starting at $95.
Lavo at the Palazzo is hosting a viewing party, which runs $125 for open bar and gourmet Italian buffet.
Cabo Wabo at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops will offer a $55 all-you-can-eat buffet that includes wings, hot dogs and build-your-own nacho and taco bars. For $155, you can upgrade to also include all-you-can-drink wells and drafts. Buckets of Coors Light will be available for $30, and Coors Light giveaways will be awarded each quarter.
Rockhouse, the self-proclaimed “ultra-dive bar” in front of Imperial Palace hosts some pretty rowdy celebrations and game day is no exception. Open bar packages start at $100 per person, and the open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet combo starts at $125 per person.
Gilley’s at Treasure Island hosts a $99 all-you-can-eat and all-you-can- drink Big Game Party, with first-come, first-serve seating. They open at noon.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops will be offering open bar packages starting at $100. They’ll also offer a special menu featuring football-inspired creations, and a $200 purchase guarantees you a table.
Rhumbar’s Big Game Tailgate Party package starts at $150 per person, and includes drink deals as well as specials on tailgate food, including original and jalapeno cheese hot links, nachos and hot dogs.
LBS: A Burger Joint will be offering the “Drink to Drown” special, including all you can drink draft beer and a free t-shirt (while supplies last) for $20. They will also feature two specialty burgers, “The Patriot” (topped with crispy New England clam strips, cole slaw, sliced tomato and Louis dressing) and “The Big Apple” (mozzarella cheese, roasted tomato and pepperoni served on a Pizza Focaccia bun).
The Lounge at the Palms will be serving up game day favorites like Buffalo wings, BBQ pulled pork sliders, Philly cheese steaks and drinks specials like $3 16oz Miller Lite Drafts and $2 shots of Jägermeister.
Insert Coins Videolounge Gamebar in Downtown Las Vegas celebrates the game with drink and food specials. With a $30 cover, guests receive beer buckets and delicious, gourmet sliders from Slidin’ Thru. Budweiser girls will hand out cash and prizes throughout the game.
At Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club, guests can pay $120 for an all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet and premium open bar as the game plays on multiple big screens.
Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina at Crystals will be playing the game on two 46-inch flat screens and offering new happy hour specials for under $7, including sweet peppers with herbed goat cheese filling, grilled pork belly with balsamic glazed pickled onions, sangria and draft beers.
Blitzed Sports Bar and Lounge at Hard Rock Hotel offers a menu of favorites, including hot dogs and brats, nachos, sliders and subs. They’ll also be offering an all-you-can-drink Bloody Mary bar for $10.
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel is also hosting a viewing party, starting at $49 for a six-bottle bucket of beer as the game is projected on larger-than-life screens in the venue.
Golf Summerlin is lowering rates to $45 at Highland Falls and Palm Valley, and $35 at Eagle Crest, for Super Bowl weekend and offering $2 cans of Bud, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra through Super Sunday.
Crazy Horse III’s Sexy Sunday runs $30, and offers VIP entry, snacks and open bar during the first quarter. The club will also be raffling off prizes, including a 46-inch flat screen HDTV.
Sapphire Las Vegas has a Super Sunday VIP package for $75, which includes complimentary transportation, front-of-line admission, tailgate buffet, VIP seating and raffle entry. Groups can also get a table for five for $115 per guest. The club will feature halftime dollar dances.