Let's face it. The average football fan out there will never get a ticket to the Big Game. But that doesn't mean you can't party like you're there. Las Vegas is the next best thing. We have tons of viewing parties, tailgate buffets with the best game day food and bars where you can catch all of the action on huge screens. You can even make the game more interesting by betting on it in a sports book. Trust us, you'll have so much fun you'll forget you're not there.
Lavo Italian Restaurant
Start Time: 1 p.m.
Package Price: $95 open bar, $95 buffet package, $180 for both
Although football is all about true grit and getting down in the dirt, Lavo Italian Restaurant in the Palazzo is making The Big Game one classy event starting at 1 p.m. For $180, you can get your hands on grilled baby lamb chops, smoked tomato barbecue pork ribs and a lot more fancy menu items. Watch the game in-style while cheering for your favorite team.
Start Time: 12 p.m.
Package Price: None
If you’re looking for a more low-key spot away from the madness then head to Franklin Lounge at Mandalay Bay. No cover, no need to overspend or overeat. This event is for good ol’ classic football and a great time with your buddies. Claim your seat with a reservation or stumble on in, walk-ins are also welcome too. If you love what this place has to offer, don’t worry they didn’t change the menu for this special day.
STK Las Vegas
Start Time: 2 p.m.
Package Price: $195 per person
The fun doesn’t stop in this city, and why should it? If you’re looking to keep the Vegas party vibe but still want to see the head-smashing Big Game, STK in the Cosmopolitan has your back. You’ll be mesmerized by the huge 70-inch TVs, as the Falcons and Patriots go head-to-head in the battle of the season starting at 2 p.m. The sleek space offers all-you-can-eat and drink for $195 per person. If you ask us, this sounds like one of the best parties you’ll go to all year.
Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book
Start Time: 2 p.m.
Package Price: $75 per person
Admit it – you’re one of those people who can’t stand to miss the action of every play. If that’s the case, hit The Big Game Bash at Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book. With more than 50 large TVs you’re guaranteed not to miss a single thing, even if that hottie you’ve been eyeing all game comes over to talk to you. Tickets start at $75 for all-you-can-drink beginning at 2 p.m. Throw down the gauntlet; it’s time to go full football maniac mode.
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
Start Time: 2:30 p.m.
Package Price: $125 per person
Guten Tag, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. Even the Germans love a good American football game. The bar mates are squeezing into their lederhosen and gearing up for The Big Game starting at 2:30 p.m. For $125 each, this bar has an all-you-can-eat and drink special menu. Place your bets now, who’s going to be the first person in your group to fall into a food coma or even worse, which friend is going to get blitzed? Our bets are on the quiet girl in the corner. Check out this great hall for the best football game of the year.
Start Time: 2:30 p.m.
Package Price: $149 per person
If you feel comfort in eating in times of high stress (aka when your team is losing), Tom’s Urban Big Game Bash is the place for you. They take comfort food to the next level. If your team has a turnover, head to the nacho bar – if your team scores a touchdown, celebrate with a pizza. Starting at 2:30 p.m. for $149 per person, this all could be yours. Just don’t plan on smooching someone after scarfing down too many garlic fries and your team wins.
Slice of Vegas
Start Time: 3 p.m.
Package Price: $144 per person
Nothing goes with football quite like hot greasy food. That’s what you’re in for at The Big Game party at Slice of Vegas inside Mandalay Bay. For $141, you’ll feel right at home with the unlimited pizza, wings, hot dogs and an unlimited supply of alcohol from 3 p.m. to the last blow of the whistle.
Minus5 Ice Experience at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Start Time: 3:30 p.m.
Package Price: $60 per person
The Big Game is here and Minus5 Ice Experience inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place is the spot for straight chillin’ and throwing back a cold one. Starting at 3:30 p.m. for just $60 per person you can chug a beer or glass of wine after every touchdown – because why not, it’s all-you-can-drink draft beer, wine and select cocktails. And if you’re feeling heated after the opposing team scored a TD, hit the ice bar to cool off. There’s nothing like a heated rivalry in the coldest bar in town.
Start Time: 3 p.m.
Package Price: $122 per person
TAP Sports Bar
There's no tapping out when it comes to The Big Game. Unless, you went a little too far gorging yourself on one of the all-you-can-eat and drink packages at TAP Sports Bar in MGM Grand. Gather up the squad, put on your team's jersey and bring your booming voice, because this game is going to be intense.
Michael Mina's PUB 1842
Pubs are the best place to join in the camaraderie and see the best brawls. Lucky for you, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, inside MGM Grand, is hosting The Big Game VIP experience starting at 2 p.m. What more do you need besides all-you-can-drink premium open bar and endless food with the gang? If you have to contemplate this, we can’t be friends anymore. Hit the pub for a damn good time.
Looking for the ultimate place to watch the game? Check out some of our favorites (listed in alphabetical order).
Aria: Place your bets in a comfortable environment at the 10,000-square-foot Aria Race & Sports Book. Conveniently located off the main floor of Aria, guests can relax on comfortable couches or in chairs with separate monitors. A total of 90 monitors are placed throughout the sports book. There are also two 9 foot by 16 foot big screen televisions. More
Bellagio: The Bellagio race and sports book is one of the most luxurious places in the world to make bets and follow the action. Nestled in a corner of the upscale hotel-casino, the sports book is open and inviting, yet more intimate than some of the larger sports books found elsewhere in Vegas. From deep, plush leather commander's chairs to impeccable service, an understated but readily evident elegance is the theme here. Always catering to high rolling sports fans, the Bellagio has some of the highest betting limits in town. There are 51 TVs plus 99 individual desks. More
Caesars Palace: Pleasantly dark and atmospheric, the Caesars race and sports book is a quintessential Las Vegas "mega-book." Within the cavernous and exciting venue there are plenty of seats with individual TV monitors for horseplayers, and race and sports fans alike can follow the action on several monstrous TV screens and an ample number of smaller monitors. There are six 12 x 15-foot screens, 12 50-inch plasmas and a 20 by 50-foot LED board. There are 140 sports seats with a 12-inch flat screen at every table. Plus, when hunger hits, Bobby Flay's excellent Mesa Grill is only steps away. More
Green Valley Ranch: Located minutes from the Strip, the huge race and sports book at Green Valley Ranch is a favorite among locals. 200-plus screens, many plasma, display sporting events of all types. With restaurants and shopping galore at Green Valley Ranch, you can arrive early and get in some extra fun before the game. More
Hard Rock Hotel: The Hard Rock could be the perfect venue for music-loving sports fans. Bets on the games can be placed at the sports book. The "world's first rock 'n' roll hotel and casino" is always full of action, and the sports book is certainly no exception. With 6 HD projectors, configurable up to 25 screens total, the sports book at Hard Rock offers a more intimate experience than most others found in Vegas. More
Westgate Las Vegas: When this sports book originally opened in 1986, it set the standard for a new generation of race and sports books in town. Boasting 350 seats, it soon became known as the original "SuperBook," the eighth wonder of the gambling world. The Superbook features 30,000 square feet with 28 giant screens, and one massive 15 by 20-foot screen for a grand total of more than 60 viewing monitors. More
Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo: Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo features luxurious seating with plenty of pillows to sink into and watch your favorite game. A highlight of this sports-viewing mecca comes in the form of a large, 10-foot by 20-foot projection screen, complete with stadium style seating. Even better, Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo also has a tasty full menu designed by Emeril Lagasse and full bar.More
Mandalay Bay: With 84 TV screens and 300 seats, the sports book at Mandalay Bay is easily one of the best in town. Offering some of the highest betting limits in all sports, Mandalay Bay has grown accustomed to accepting bets of $100,000 or more for the big game. But even those less experienced will feel comfortable here, thanks to the helpful and knowledgeable staff on hand. More
MGM Grand: This modernistic, sleekly designed sports book offers an expansive, state-of-the-art vantage point into the game. Even more, the VIP seats here create harbors for serious sports aficionados. Just off the sports book, Sunday revelers will find the architectural and mechanical mastery of the Centrifuge Bar. There are seats for 104 people and screens including 36 65-inch televisions and 24 42-inch plasma televisions.More
Planet Hollywood: Despite its intimate size, Planet Hollywood's race and sports book is cleverly designed, making every seat perfect. Seating areas are arranged stadium-style, and the 33 plasma TVs are strategically placed on the bottom level for optimum viewing. The surrounding sports bar has additional seats and TVs and is a comfortable, modern place to enjoy a drink and catch some action. However, neither the sports bar nor book has a big-screen TV. More
Wynn: Steve Wynn's resort boasts one of the most luxuriant and exciting sports books.It merges state-of-the-art, multiple screened action with a deep wood-toned lounge setting. There are 37 plasmas and three big screens, the largest of which is 12 feet by 12 feet. Just off the main floor of this stunning resort, the Wynn sports book is a popular place for high-rolling sports fans when the game gets going. More