Weekender: Vegas is ready for some football


Watch the Big Game on Feb. 5 in comfort and style at The Lounge at the Palms. Here guests can enjoy high-definition viewing of the game while having a view of all the action on the casino floor. Along with lounge-style seating, this party features a football tailgate buffet including Buffalo wings, BBQ pulled pork sliders, Philly cheese steaks and more. Drink specials include $3 16-ounce Miller Lite Drafts and $2 shots of Jagermeister. The festivities start at 1 p.m. Admission is free. The tailgate buffet and drinks are specially priced.

This year celebrate the Big Game on Feb. 5 by getting Blizted. Blitzed Sports Bar & Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel is hosting a party with plenty of food specials and an all-you-can-drink Bloody Mary bar for $10. Food specials include $5 dogs and brats, $5 nacho bar, $5 sliders, $5 football hero submarine sandwiches and $2 munchies (popcorn, Doritos and Cracker Jacks). Open 24 hours a day, Blitzed features 23 flat-screen televisions and unique music and sports memorabilia like rare photos of Michael Jackson playing basketball as a child and Britney Spears’ custom jersey dress from the 2003 NFL Kickoff Show.

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel is hosting a football viewing party on Feb. 5. Packages start at $49 and include seating on the third floor, access to buffet stations and a six-bottle bucket of beer. The game will be projected on larger-than-life screens for guests to take in all the big game action. Wristbands are available for purchase at the Hard Rock Store inside the hotel. The Joint is also providing à la carte food and drink offerings for guests who don’t want to purchase the package but who still want to watch the game inside the famous music venue.

On Feb. 5 raise a pint or two of authentic Bavarian beer as your cheer on your team to victory at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. Serving up a hearty dose of German food, refreshments and lively entertainment, this restaurant and bar offers a prime spot to view sports. For special events, the venue sets up multiple big-screen televisions in their indoor beer garden area. Prost!

Make your game day a ‘Sexy Sunday’ at Crazy Horse III. The gentlemen’s club is offering an open bar during the first quarter and a raffe featuring a 46-inch flat-screen HD-television as the winning prize. Tickets are $30 and include VIP entry, snacks, firstquarter open bar and other specials.

Beef up your game watching experience by heading over to LBS Burger Joint at the Red Rock Resort. On Feb. 5 the restaurant and bar is hosting a viewing party with 10-cent draft refills after the purchase of your first beer at full price. Come dressed in support of your favorite team. Fans dressed in the winning team’s jersey will receive a free draft beer at the end of the game. To add to the festivities, Chef Anthony Meidenbauer is creating custom burgers inspired by the competing NFL teams.

PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood hosts Big Game 2012 on Feb. 5. Packages start at $100 and include an open bar of domestic and well drinks. The special game day menu features football-inspired bites prepared with PBR Rock Bar fl air. Enjoy good food and a great view of the game on the bar’s 105 wall-to-wall HD-televisions.

Dive into all the football action on Feb. 5 at Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub in front of the Imperial Palace. As the Las Vegas Strip’s only ultra-dive bar, the party at Rockhouse features unlimited food and bar packages that start at $100 per person. The intimate venue offers a prime view from every seat in the house with their 28 HD-televisions.


Hard Rock welcomes Mötley Crüe

They define the meaning of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. After more than three decades, Mötley Crüe is still making history as the first ever hard-rock residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. Feb. 3 – 5 marks their opening weekend. The debauchery starts at 9 p.m. To read an interview with Vince Neil about the band’s new Las Vegas show, go to blog.vegas.com.

Best known for playing Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor on the hit TV show “Home Improvement,” Tim Allen brings his hilarious standup routine to audiences in Vegas.

For more laughs, head to the Orleans Feb. 3 – 4 to catch the comedy of Dana Carvey. Tickets are priced from $60.50. Andrew Dice Clay cracks up the crowds at the Riviera with his raunchy brand of humor Feb. 2 – 5. Tickets are $54.99 and up.

Audiences a re in for a swing in’ good time when the Cherry Poppin Daddies perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Green Valley Ranch, Resort and Spa.

Known for his regular spot on “Chelsea Lately,” comedian Josh Wolf brings his high-energy and hilarious storytelling to audiences in Vegas at his 7:30 p.m. show on Feb. 3 – 4 at the South Point.

KÀ Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand is an action-packed adventure story that features exhilarating battle scenes and an awe-inspiring stage that cost $200 million and took two years to build. The show’s talented cast includes gymnasts, martial artists, aerialists, a baton twirler and a specialty act that performs a daring routine on a giant spinning wheel contraption. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tue. – Sat.