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This Mexican restaurant is loyal to its Southern California roots as the go-to spot for Rams fans in Las Vegas. The "Tequila Touchdown" viewing party will have discounts on appetizers, wines, and cocktails, including margaritas. Or you can just go with $10 buckets of Zima Clearmalt. Half-price tequila shots will be offered after 3pm.
The biggest outdoor Super Bowl party on the Strip is at Carnaval Court. Don't worry, there's plenty of booze to keep you warm. Entry is $69 and includes a bucket of domestic beer and a $20 credit to Fulton Food Hall.
Things are looking different at The LINQ since the last Super Bowl. The sports book area was given a major upgrade and now The Book is throwing a big party for the big game. Guaranteed seating begins at $250 and includes a buffet, open bar with premium spirits, and a chance to win jerseys and other prizes. Ask about living room-style fancaves for up to 10 people, which include private TVs and even an Xbox system in case the game gets really boring.
The oldest free-standing bar in Las Vegas is loaded with history and named in honor of the good ol' days when nuclear weapons were tested just a few miles away. Enjoy another explosive experience with a football party featuring tons of grub from the Kitchen at Atomic, the sister restaurant next door. Order Nashville hot chicken hearts, Texas chilli fries, and some New England hush puppies for cheering on the Pats.
Emeril Lagasse's massive sports bar has more than 100 high-def screens, luxury boxes, and stadium seating that faces a 16-foot wide screen. It even comes with it's own betting window and if the game doesn't go your way, you may want to grab a little fresh air on the Strip-side patio.
This Irish Pub in Boca Park has become a destination spot for Patriots fans in Las Vegas. The menu for Super Bowl Sunday will feature Boston favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, and steak tips, to be washed down with your choice of Guinness or Irish whiskey. As with every football game, raffle tickets are five for $20 and the money raised goes toward improving the bar. The top prize this year is an autographed Steve Grogan jersey. To make a reservation, guests are asked to buy a $50 gift card that goes toward food and drinks -- but act quick. The pub is expected to be sold out by game day. Contact the team on Facebook for the quickest response.
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Charlie's Bar + Grill is one of the best things about the Wynn Sports Book, whether ordering a cookie dough milkshake or a gooey mac n' cheese. It also has stellar vantage points for watching the big game on a massive high-def video wall. Just make sure you place a bet first. The grandstand is $200 per person, while VIP seating (with the best views) is $300 per person.
On any given night, this sports bar with an upscale food menu could be serving braised oxtail, roasted bone marrow, or seared duck breast. But for the Super Bowl, the kitchen is serving up an all-you-can-eat BBQ ribs and chicken feast with side for $100. No tabs to worry about! You've also got squares and giveaways to win up to $500 each quarter. Book in advance.
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This locals hangout is just one block east of the Strip, has some of the best ribs in Vegas, and recently gave its in-house brewery a major upgrade. For the Super Bowl, you get unlimited beer, well drinks (at least until the end of the third quarter), and a buffet for $90 per ticket. Upgrade to $150 for a pig roast or $250 tickets for VIP seating in the karaoke lounge with steak and seafood. All tickets are available online.
You know how every sports bar says every seat is a good one? Well, The Still actually means it. No matter where you sit, there's at least one of 27 screens turned in your direction. With more than 50 craft beers and food served from a renovated Airstream trailer, there will be plenty of stuff to keep your mouth full during every minute of the game. Drinks and game day platters will be discounted, but definitely order a few -- there's a $250 food and drink minimum per person.
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More than a hundred TVs and four projector screens will be in place to make sure the game can be easily seen from all angles. Packages during the game begin at $250 and include a premium open bar. A pregame appetizer buffet is an additional $50. Buy tickets online.
This outdoor concert amphitheater is being reimagined as Downtown's biggest block party for the Super Bowl. Enjoy food and drink specials and stadium-style seating while watching the Rams and Patriots battle each other on a massive 72-foot long screen. General admission here is free, but tables can be reserved for a $50 per person drink minimum. You can also book private "man caves" for up to 20 people with couches, private TVs, cornhole, and a personal beer pong table. It's kind of like renting a cabana to watch a football game.
The Silverton Casino Hotel is hosting its annual Big Game Party at the Seasons Buffet this year. High-def televisions will be set up in the center so everyone has a great view. Much down on an all-you-can eat buffet and bottomless Miller Lite for $75. Add on $25 for a liquor package.
Despite earning recent fame for giving O.J. the boot, Clique is an upscale lounge that's ready to add a touch of luxury to your Super Bowl experience. This might be one of the few football parties that includes a DJ during the post-game celebration. Food and beverage minimum is $350.
This fun chain of bars lives up to its theme -- switching gears with a selection of more than 250 beers heavy on local and regional craft brews. Every minute of the game is covered with more than high-def TVs throughout each of the four locations -- two in Henderson and two near Summerlin.
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Expect lots of tequila to be flowing at this south-of-the-border inspired Super Bowl party. The game will be shown on 80-inch screens at the bar and 75-inch screens throughout the dining room and outdoor patio overlooking the Strip. An all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet is $200 per person. It includes hot dogs, sliders, and a station for building your own tacos and nachos.
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Arrive early. There's no cover charge and seating is only available on a first come, first serve basis. Ri Ra has 10 televisions in five rooms and will be serving chili dogs, BBQ nachos, cheeseburger bacon sliders, and other tasty bites. Don't forget to order a Guinness perfectly poured "the proper way" from the tap. Ri Ra's appetizer platter comes loaded with 10 wings, nine chicken bites, celery sticks, and bacon cheese fries for $27.