The Best Places in Las Vegas to Watch the Super Bowl

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
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Are you ready for some Super Bowl LIV? The Kansas City Chiefs are taking on the San Francisco 49ers this year and nearly 70,000 fans will watch the NFL championship game live in Miami. But we'll have even more fun here in Las Vegas, where a well-placed bet can suddenly make the action even more exciting. So pay attention  to the best sports bars in Vegas and check out our list of top viewing parties all over the valley. It's a big day for boozing, but booze smart. Use the code "BIGGAME20" for $5 off two Lyft rides anywhere in town all day long.   

The Kansas City Chiefs face off against the San Francisco 49ers at 6:30pm EST on Sunday, February 2. Watch at any of these bars or live on CBS.

Mandalay Bay
Want to watch the game inside a nightclub? Light is putting its massive LED video wall to good use with a "Big Game Day" party. Citizens Kitchen is bringing the food, which includes a hot dog cart, sandwich platters, and build-your-own nacho bar. Contact Light in advance to arrange your package.  

Mountain's Edge
The Blue Diamond Saloon is the top destination in Vegas for watching the Kansas City Chiefs take to the field. The Super Bowl will be one of the bar's biggest days ever. There's no cover. Just show up on a first-come, first-served basis. The plan is to move some tables and TVs into the parking lot. Beer specials include $20 domestic buckets and $25 craft beer buckets. Food is served in-house by Naked City Pizza and Tito's Vodka will be handing out samples.   

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
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Caesars Palace
The British pub has packages starting at $200 per person, which include endless dishes from an a la carte menu. The deal also features unlimited draft beer and house wine for an extra $75 per person. 

Sports books all over Las Vegas will have food and drink specials for betters eager to cash in on the big game. You can never go wrong with SuperBook at the Westgate. The largest sports book in the world not only has its own dedicated (and free!) parking lot, but it also has 30,000 square feet of space, 350 seats, and a 220-foot-long 4K video wall. Other top sports books are at the Cosmopolitan, Wynn, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, and Red Rock Resort

Scenic Brewing Company
Scenic Brewing Company

This west side brewery and restaurant has slowly grown to become a hangout for 49ers fans, making it the perfect spot to watch this year’s championship. Come by for the big game and take advantage of a $9.99 combo deal that includes an entree (like a brat, nachos, or burger and fries) with a pint of house beer. 

Topgolf Las Vegas
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Off the Strip
Drive a few golf balls while watching football's biggest game. Topgolf has bay rental packages (and other seating) on the second, third, and fourth levels of the venue. Go for the $75 buffet, which includes a shellfish display, BBQ sticky ribs, and more.

The biggest free party in Vegas is Downtown, just a block south of the Fremont Street Experience. The "Biggest Big Game Bash" gets underway early at 11am at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Just show up and watch teams collide on an expansive video screen from the center of the stage. Buy drink and food as you go. Upgrade to guaranteed seating or a man cave for larger groups. 

Off the Strip
It's the final weekend of operation for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino before it closes to be renovated into a Virgin Hotel. The resort is celebrating all weekend long, including Super Bowl Sunday with the game shown on television screens throughout the property. Stick around for special guests on the casino floor and a concert by the Sin City Sinners after the game at Peacock Lounge. 

Southwest and Henderson
The two off-Strip Born And Raised locations are taking reservations for Super Bowl Sunday. The entire regular menu will be available, beginning at $150 food-and-drink minimums for a two-person table. Guests can also take advantage of Bud or Bud Light five-for-$20 beer buckets and towers (containing about six beers) for $20. Ask about the new vodka lemonade. 

Indigo Lounge
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Celebrate the Super Bowl in a sophisticated setting. Indigo Lounge has an all-you-can-eat, tailgate-style buffet for $75 per person. There will also be discounts on beer, shots, and cocktails. 

The Cosmopolitan
With a fully operational barbershop in the front and a hidden speakeasy in the back, Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails could be one of the coolest places on the Strip to watch the game. (Any place that has tableside whiskey service is already in man cave mode.) The action will be seen on a large drop-down projection screen with several extra televisions throughout the bar. Doors open at 1pm. Book a custom reservation in advance. 

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The Venetian
One of the most exciting cocktail bars in Las Vegas is shifting into lounge-mode for Super Bowl Sunday. The bar will show the game on a 40-foot-long digital screen with every touchdown in bright color with the power of 70 million pixels. Stadium seating and table reservations are available, beginning at $75 per person and $500 per group of four. Everyone will enjoy a buffet from Moon Palace, Danid Chang's brand new slider restaurant. 

Off the Strip
The gentlemen's club is starting a tailgate party at 12 noon, featuring a buffet that includes carved prime rib, seafood ceviche, mesquite-grilled chicken, wings, and more. The "Big Game Sunday" party is hosted by former adult star Mia Khalifa. Upgrade for open-bar packages and food from El Dorado and Zenshin. Packages run between $75 and $199. 

Palace Station
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Off the Strip
Take your choice of two game-day buffets at Palace Station. Little Tony's has a buffet featuring meatball sliders, chicken tenders, and some of our favorite pizzas in Vegas. Sports Tavern has its own buffet that includes a nachos station, BBQ beef sliders, hot dogs, and popcorn. Either option is $35 per person with $25 all-you-can-drink draft beer for three hours from the start of the game. 

Hearthstone at the Red Rock Resort has an all-you-can-eat buffet for $60. Wash all that food down with $6 Bud light drafts or $8 Corona Premier drafts. Just around the corner, doors open at 1:30pm for a "Big Game Party" inside Rocks Lounge.

Pearl Concert Theater
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The Palms
Watch the game from a seat inside The Pearl concert theater at the Palms. Seats are $25 for balcony (including two drink tickets), $70 for mezzanine (including two drinks tickets and all-you-can-eat buffet), and $125 premium mezzanine (for all you can eat or drink). The buffet features hot dogs, soft pretzels, build-your-own sliders, and more.

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The Venetian
Add a little Southern style to your Super Bowl party at Yardbird. Prices begin at $100 for standing room at the bar with a tailgate buffet until halftime and a specialty cocktail to match your favorite team. Upgrade to high-top seating (beginning at $200) or couch seating (beginning at $800). A special menu runs from noon to 11pm with deviled eggs, wings, ribs, and a Tomahawk steak for two. 

Forum Shops at Caesars
If you want to load up on seafood, the party at Water Grill is tough to beat. Doors open at 2:30pm with the event running 3-7pm. Guests will have game-day snacks, a full buffet with fresh seafood and carving stations, and a choice of bar packages. You're also a quick walk from the Caesars Palace sports book in case you want to make a last-minute bet. 

The Fremont Street burger joint is serving up an enticing special on football's biggest day. Spend $10 and get a pint or draft beer and an order of wings tossed in either firecracker aioli or orange chili glaze. The deal runs from 1pm to close. 

North Las Vegas
The ETA Lounge at the Aliante casino has a great deal for football fans in the north end of the valley. An all-you-can-eat buffet gets underway at 2:30pm with $2 draft beer specials. 

The Plaza
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The Plaza has a "Big Game Viewing Party" in the Sierra Ballroom with satellite betting stations, a buffet, and an open bar. More than 900 prop bets will be offered, ranging from "Which team will score first?" to "Who will be the most valuable player?" Tickets start at $125 in advance.

Off the Strip
Crazy Horse III is going all-out for its Big Game Party with at least $5,000 in prize giveaways. General admission (which begins at $99 per person)  includes a plated dinner, guaranteed seating, and a raffle ticket. VIP upgrades (beginning at $179) get you better seating, an all-you-can-eat buffet, two raffle tickets, and an open bar.  

Off the Strip
There's a whole new look going on these days at the Ellis Island casino. The brand-new Front Yard addition is taking reservations (running about $200-$250 per person) for unlimited Ellis Island beer and well drinks through the third quarter, an all-you-can-eat buffet, Jack Daniels pop-up bar, and giveaway prizes. Meanwhile, the karaoke lounge has a BBQ buffet for $150 per person and the Village Pub has a game-day buffet for $95 per person. 

Silverado Ranch
The Silverado Ranch burger joint will have the game on 16 large TV screens throughout the restaurant. Food packages range from $20-$30 per person -- covering appetizers and entrees, with unlimited drink packages on draft beer, wines, and well cocktails beginning at $40.

Gold Spike
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The Gold Spike is on a mission to have the best Super Bowl party in Downtown Las Vegas. For $85, guests can have a tailgate buffet (featuring sliders, pretzel bites, and more) from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. A wild after-party is set for 10pm and beyond.

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Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than six years. His work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Modern Luxury, Leafly, and Luxury Estates International's seasonal publication. He bet money on the Raiders. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.