Where to Watch the Big Game in Las Vegas

Your guide to Super Bowl LVI viewing parties in Sin City.

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Photo courtesy of Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

So the Raiders didn't make the Super Bowl this year. No big deal. You can still have fun (and place a bet at the sports books) when watching football's biggest game of the year in Las Vegas. The Los Angeles Rams will have a home-field advantage at SoFi Stadium when facing off against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, February 13 at 3:30 pm—and if you can't afford to be there in person, the best viewing parties are a mere 280 miles away. The best sports bars in Las Vegas will all be doing something fun for the Big Game, but if you need more ideas, we've got a few extra suggestions.

Thomas Keller's Las Vegas restaurant usually specializes in French fine dining, but is transforming into a stylish Big Game viewing party with televisions throughout the restaurant. Admission includes buttermilk fried chicken, sliders, and other bites with a whole-roasted pig at halftime. Wash the hog down with all-you-can-drink draft beer, wine, and well drinks.
Cost: $225 per person.
How to book: Book a reservation online or call 702-414-6200.

The Venetian
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Italian-style party at Buddy V's Ristorante inside the Grand Canal Shoppes. The game-day spread is available when viewing the game in the bar, lounge, or with a reservation in the private dining room. The Big Game menu is available from 1:45 pm to final whistle and includes meatballs, wings, sausage and peppers, ravioli fritti, cheese fries, and sandwiches.
Cost: $54.95 per person. Mix-and-match beer buckets are $24 and include six bottles.
How to book: Call 702-607-2355 to ask about reservations.

Photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina

Miracle Mile Shops
Cabo Wabo Cantina is hosting a Tailgate Fiesta that includes guac and chips, nachos, wings, macaroni and cheese, carne asada and chicken sliders, mini churros, and brownie bites. An open bar is serving house margaritas, cocktails, and beer with big-screen TVs set up throughout the restaurant.
Cost: $250 per person.
How to book: Email the restaurant or call 702-385-2226 to score a reservation.

The Sahara
This Philadelphia sports bar now has a home in Las Vegas—and is already one of our favorite sports bars in town. Check it out for yourself during the Super Bowl with all-you-can-eat food from a menu that includes Philly cheesesteak nachos, burgers, pizzas, wings, and mussels in a choice of sauce. Make sure to try the "crabfries," which come with a special seasoning. There's also an open bar featuring Tito's, Hornitos, Bacardi, Bud Light, and Modelo Especial.
Cost: $125 per person.
How to order: Reserve VIP seating online.

Off the Strip
Doors open at 1 pm for a football watch party hosted by 102.7 Coyote Country at Diversion Amusements, an off-Strip event space near Decatur and Hacienda. Stadium-inspired food will be served from five stations, with drink specials and unlimited draft beer until the third quarter. If the game turns out to be a dud, you can stay busy with free play on arcade and pinball machines. You might even go home with a raffle prize.
Cost: Tickets begin at $79.
How to book: Buy a ticket and reserve a seat online.

container park
Photo courtesy of Downtown Container Park

The Downtown Container Park is hosting a free viewing party at 3:30 pm for the Big Game outdoors on The Lawn. Catch the action on a jumbo flatscreen with surround sound throughout the park. (If you want to prep a day early, the Container Park is also hosting a Tailgate Weekend Beer Bash on Saturday, February 12).
Cost: Free ($40 for Saturday's beer bash).
How to book: Viewing party is first-come, first-served (Beer bash tickets are available online).

One of the most extravagant Super Bowl viewing parties in town is free to attend. The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center hosts the Biggest Big Game Bash with gates opening at 11 am. Watch the game on a massive video screen while ordering food and drinks a la carte. Tables and man caves can be reserved in advance with spending minimums required.
Cost: Free admission.
How to book: Just walk in or email to inquire about reservations.

Mountain's Edge & Henderson
Visit the original El Luchador in Mountain's Edge or the bar area in the recently opened Henderson location for a Big Game viewing party. An all-you-can-eat-and-drink package begins 30 minutes before the game with chips and salsa, tacos, mini chimichangas, beer, wine, and well cocktails.
Cost: $50 per person.
How to book: Book a reservation online for either location.

Photo courtesy of Emporium

Off the Strip
Your best bet for watching the Big Game inside AREA15 is a viewing party at Emporium with the Rams and Bengals playing on eight large TV screens. Enjoy $5 well shots and $10 Clase Azul Tequila Reposado shots during the pre-game (beginning at 2:30 pm) and half-time. Order $20 buckets of Modelo Especial, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, or a surprise variety selection with five bottles each during the game. Each special includes a raffle ticket for prizes like bar tab discounts and tokens to play Emporium's collection of classic arcade games. If you get hungry, order pizza from Todd English's The Beast.
Cost: Free admission.
How to book: Seating is first-come, first-served. Don't worry about an AREA15 entry pass. Just enter through the west side entrance.

The Strip
The Hard Rock Cafe is hosting a Strip-side viewing party for Super Bowl Sunday. Admission includes guaranteed seating, premium open bar and food stations serving sliders, wings, pizza, tacos, and other game-day favorites.
Cost: $300 per person.
How to book: Buy tickets online or call 702-650-8582. Groups should book under one name to guarantee seating together.

Off the Strip
This German-style beer hall has a Super Sunday package with an open bar of house wine, specialty cocktails, and beer imported from the original Hofbrauhaus brewery in Munich. Anything you drink pairs well with an all-you-can-eat menu that mixes game-day favorites like wings and mac n' cheese with German dishes like a pork sausage and sauerkraut sandwich, goulash soup, and a giant pretzel with three dips.
Cost: Tickets are $145 in advance, $175 day of the game.
How to order: Purchase online to secure guaranteed seating.

House of Blues Las Vegas
House of Blues Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay
Head to the House of Blues, where you can join a party in the main restaurant or in the music hall. Either way, you'll get to enjoy chicken tenders, wings, pulled pork sliders, warm pretzels, crudite platters, a loaded tater tot station, and other bites. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
Cost: Early-bird tickets begin at $70.
How to book: Book an online reservation for the restaurant or music hall.

The Intrigue nightclub space reopens for one night only as an all-inclusive Super Bowl viewing party. Catch the action on a projector screen or high-def televisions throughout the venue, while feasting on prime rib chili, warm pretzel sticks, chicken wings, hot dogs, and ice cream sandwiches with bottle service. Have fun with your own game of cornhole or beer pong. Doors open at 1 pm.
Cost: Tables begin at $2,000 for six people.
How to book: Reserve online.

Jing in Downtown Summerlin will continue to show off its reputation as a party spot during the Super Bowl with a DJ, games, raffles, booze samples, and a halftime contest. The Game Day menu features a variety of elevated snacks, including garlic duck fat french fries, ahi tuna poke nachos, sushi rolls, and Korean-fried chicken bao sliders. The party begins at 1 pm.
Cost: Reservations require a $100 food and beverage minimum per person.
How to book: Secure a reservation by calling 702-333-1512.

Slater's 50/50- Las Vegas
Slater's 50/50- Las Vegas

Silverado Ranch
Slater's 50/50 has a game-day package that includes a choice of appetizer (like mac n' cheese balls, sloppy joe sliders, and a variety of flatbreads), one entree per person (gourmet burger or salad), and an open bar (valid throughout the game) of house wine, well drinks, and specialty cocktails. Spend a few extra dollars and upgrade to the Whale Burger (with Wagyu and fried lobster), which helped make Slater's 50/50 one of the best burger joints in Las Vegas.
Cost: Tickets begin at $90 per person.
How to book: Advance reservations only. No walk-ins. So book online.

Circa's massive rooftop pool deck feels like it was made with Super Bowl parties in mind. Stadium Swim has an amphitheater layout with tiered levels facing a 40-foot video wall with six pools and swim-up bars. The Big Game Bash runs 11 am–10 pm, with the regular food and drink menu offered. Don't worry about the weather. The water is heated year-round.
Cost: Admission begins at $150.
How to book: Reserve online.

The Cosmopolitan
STK Steakhouse is serving an all-inclusive dinner with its annual Super Bowl viewing party. Appetizers range from truffle popcorn and potato skins to shrimp cocktail, tuna tartare, Wagyu beef sliders, and more. The STK Club, End Zone Burger, 16-ounce New York Steak and fries, Super Chicken, or Filet of Fish sandwich are the main entree options. Sides include bacon mac n' cheese, sweet corn pudding, mushrooms, broccolini, truffle fries, or haricot verts. Enjoy the feast while watching the game on 70-inch TV screens.
Cost: $349-399 per person (depending on seating). Add on Dom Perignon or Don Julio 1942 for an extra $350 per bottle.
How to book: Make a reservation online.

Photo courtesy of Trece Eatery + Spirits

Industrial Corridor
You can even watch the Super Bowl at a cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. Trece Eatery & Spirits at Planet 13 has bottomless wings, pretzel bites, and quesadillas for the table plus all-you-can-drink draft beer, micheladas, or mimosas. The deal is good before, during, and after the game on February 13.
Cost: $31 per person.
How to book: Online reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than eight years. His work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Trivago Magazine, Sophisticated Living, Modern Luxury, Leafly, Las Vegas Magazine, and other publications. He's betting on chicken wings for the Super Bowl. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.