Las Vegas
1. Dawg House
Resorts World
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When Resorts World opened last year, it didn't want a standard, stuffy sports book, so the hotel basically built a sports bar around it. Dawg House is overloaded with tables, couches, television screens, and beer taps with a centralized stage for live music—usually country, but not always. Sometimes the best competition isn't on the screen, but at your table, where a $150 bucket of wings and tater tots is free if one person can finish it off in an hour (or two people in 20 minutes). Otherwise, order a bite from the Mouse House, a walk-up counter that serves gourmet grilled cheeses and other sandwiches. The drink menu is stacked, but if you want to keep things playful, order a bucket of five Kickin' It Coolers for $30. They're kinda like spiked Capri Suns.
How to book: Book a reservation online.

2. Hard Hat Lounge
Industrial Corridor
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If you prefer a cozy dive bar vibe to watch any Raiders or Golden Knights game, the Hard Hat Lounge is your best bet west of the Strip. The place dates back to 1962, but is undergoing a refresh under new owners Frank Sidoris (a touring guitarist for Slash) and Robby Cunningham, whose in-house Guerrilla Pizza makes some of the best Detroit-style pies around. Regulars will be happy to know the hand-painted mural behind the bar, in place since day one, is sticking around. All draft beers are served in 22-ounce mugs (except specialty pours) and construction workers get a dollar off their drinks anytime. In addition to televised sports, the Hard Hat Lounge is planning on live music (both indoors and outdoors), karaoke, and tap takeovers by guest bartenders in the near future.
How to book: Just show up. Pizza can be ordered for pickup and delivery via Loco.

3. Bar Code Burgers
Eastside
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Bar Code Burgers packs in plenty of charm for a neighborhood sports bar, thanks to touches of brick decor and an outdoor patio that runs alongside Flamingo Road. The burgers are some of the best in Las Vegas, made with six-ounce short rib and chuck patties and more often than not, slathered with a messy, sloppy assortment of toppings. Ask about the latest burger of the month, which tends to be more decadent and playful than usual. The wings (regular or boneless) are another popular option, whether you keep things sweet with a PB&J sauce or spicy with mango habanero. Happy hour runs Monday–Friday 3–6 pm with a variety of other specials (depending on the day or the game) offered throughout the week. Party buses depart at 9 am and 11 am the morning of Raiders home games with $30 wristbands serving all-you-can-drink Modelo and Pacifico at Bar Code Burgers, on the bus, and at the designated tailgate zone outside the stadium.
How to book: Book a reservation online or call 702-294-2633 to inquire about the latest details on special events. Tickets for the Raiders party bus begin at $55 and are available online.

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