In less than five years Las Vegas has transformed from an “anything-goes” gambling and drinking haven to a bonafide “anything-goes” gambling, drinking, and sports town. What hasn’t changed is that the neon lights in the desert are a beacon for visitors looking to blow off steam (and lose a bit of coin) by offering vices on demand. And just like everything in this town, Las Vegas sports bars take watching the game to a whole new level.
Now, with the eyes of the sports world on Las Vegas thanks to an influx of professional teams, sports fans are wondering what the city has in store for them when they visit Sin City. That’s why Las Vegas’ sports bars are raising the bar when it comes to what’s expected from a first-rate establishment.
So, what’s the big deal with Vegas sports bars? How are these establishments any different from any run down place with buffalo wings? We’re so glad you asked.
Stadiums with swim-up bars, live DJs that pump up the crowd during commercial breaks, sports bars that can put the best nightclubs to shame, hundreds of selections of craft beers, the largest humidor in the city (perfect for cigars), a 4-foot long stromboli, and the hottest spots where celebrities pop up regularly. Las Vegas isn’t known for being subtle when it comes to making its sports bars the stuff of legend and ensuring guests leave with unforgettable stories, even if you’re not a sports fan.
Whether you and your posse want to hit the Las Vegas Strip, grab a pint while watching the Bellagio Fountains, or talk trash with locals in a true hometown setting, there’s a Vegas sports bar that you can turn to scratch that itch.
Does half your group want to shop in some of Vegas’ famous shopping malls while the other half watches the Dallas Cowboys lose again? Las Vegas has a place for that. Want a place to catch Premier League games at 4 AM while downing a hard cider with a bar full of other futbol fans? Yeah, Vegas has that, too.
These Las Vegas sports bars don’t want you snacking the same old fried pub snacks while sipping a flat beer, either. Here you’ll get premium bottle service, pool side table games where you can gamble, hundreds of craft and seasonal brews, nachos piled to the ceiling with toppings, and celebrity chef inspired spins on traditional sports bar foods.
Like most popular places, you’ll want to plan ahead with your group to make sure reservations are made because the best of the best fill up fast and you can lose your spot if you’re not careful. Vegas waits for no one. Here are 10 sports bars to visit on your next trip to Vegas.
Stadium Swim is a massive rooftop pool that combines sports, swimming, and a day club to create one of the most unforgettable experiences in the world. Tourists and locals alike soak up the sun at six different pools spread out over three levels while taking in the biggest games on a 40-foot, 14-million pixel high definition screen that airs the hottest games, and betting information all day. Swim-up bars, a live DJ, pool side table games, and betting make it an all day (and night) experience. Premium bottle service and a food menu (which includes items like lobster corn dogs and a charcuterie board) that rivals many of the city’s best restaurants top off this incredible experience.
Book your cabana online and as early as possible because when Vegas heats up Stadium Swim gets extremely popular.
Where: Circa Resort & Casino, 8 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Since opening in 2016, Pub 365 has topped the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual Best of Las Vegas listings and it’s easy to see why. This locals-favorite Las Vegas sports bar has a rotating selection of 365 craft beers (including rare, specialty brews) and a mouth-watering selection of pub-style fare plus modernized bites like carne asada fries, pulled pork sandwiches, and an especially delicious burger topped with shrimp and queso fundido.
Download the Pub 365 app to earn rewards for each new beer you and your friends try.
Where: Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Born and Raised
Born and Raised is a towering figure among local Las Vegas sports bars. It’s a locals spot off the Las Vegas Strip where visitors can scream like banshees as they cheer on the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. While you’re fisting bumping your bros with one hand, the other will be full with the succulent loaded sliders, sriracha wings or any of the 20 beers on tap.
Two locations give your group options, but you’ll want to hit the original on South Cimarron to get a real experience of rubbing elbows (and trading sports stories) with the hometown folks.
Where: 7260 S. Cimarron Road, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Not only is Beer Park a beautiful rooftop bar with stunning views that overlook the Bellagio Fountains and the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip, it’s also a sports fan’s dream. Visitors can choose between the 9,000-square foot outdoor deck or the 10,000-square foot indoor bar setting while deciding from over 100 beer selections (36 on draft) and a delicious food menu. This is a perfect place to sit, relax, take in the scenery, and catch your favorite games. When programs such as ESPN’s SportsCenter and other national programs decide to air live from Vegas, this is the place they often choose.
Guests will be thrilled to use the betting window for placing their wagers so they don’t have to leave the party to visit the sportsbook.
Where: Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Montecristo Cigar Bar
Visitors who want an upscale experience to take in the best games while selecting from over 1,000 of the finest cigars and an extensive liquor menu should look no further than Montecristo Cigar Bar. Montecristo is home to one of the largest humidors in the city (over 400-square feet) and a 208-inch video wall with screens placed throughout the bar. Leather couches and oversized armchairs around out the luxurious experience.
Montecristo Cigar Bar boasts a state-of-the-art ventilation system and well-appointed decor, so even the folks in your group that don’t care for the game (those people exist?!) can enjoy themselves in comfort.
Where: Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Have you and your friends ever been in the club and wished you could sit down to watch the game? That’s Money, Baby!. It describes itself as a “high-energy and high volume sports venue” that features a combination of restaurant, sports viewing, nightlife, and interactive games in one. Your head will be on a swivel as your eyes try to digest 200 high-definition televisions, while a live DJ pumps music into the setting during commercials. Money, Baby! also features a betting window, golf simulator, and a patio that overlooks the pool. The food will impress you, too: Food Network chef Beau MacMillan crafted the menu.
Where: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Crown & Anchor
Crown and Anchor is a classic British-style pub that is open 24 hours, catering to both early risers and night owls. It offers traditional pub fare like cornish pasty, bangers and mash, and kidney pie. Guests can also choose from more than 30 beer and cider selections. Where Crown and Anchor really shines for sports fans is its commitment to being one of the best places in Vegas to watch futbol. When important Premier League or La Liga games are being played the place becomes a madhouse. Of course, American football and local games can be watched here also, but there’s nothing quite like a group of futbol fans screaming like lunatics at 3 AM.
Crown and Anchor have two locations off the Strip but the location on East Tropicana is the spot you’ll want to hit to get the full sporting experience.
Where: 1350 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 891199
Yes, Blondies is in the middle of the Miracle Mile Shops so it might not catch your eye at first glance, but it’s got more than 60 high definition televisions (including a 12-foot monster) that offer great views of the hottest games no matter where you’re sitting. Then there’s the unmissable happy hour (all-you-can-drink for $20) and you’ll wonder why this place is in the middle of a shopping mall and not perched on Mount Olympus with other legends and gods.
Being inside the Miracle Mile Shops means foot traffic is high, so you’ll want to reserve a table in advance or you could be on the outside looking in.
Where: Miracle Mile Shops (Planet Hollywood), 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #183, Las Vegas, NV 89109
TAP Sports Bar
If you want to truly immerse yourself in the game, TAP has you covered with 60 high definition flat screen TVs and local brews that dominate the taps. Plus, you and your group will have the opportunity to soak in the walls full of sports memorabilia that celebrate history from some of the greatest athletes that have ever lived.
TAP is just a short walk from the MGM Grand sports book so you can smash a steakhouse sandwich then waddle off to place your bets.
Where: MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Located off the Las Vegas Strip inside Palace Station Hotel and Casino, Tailgate Social is a sports bar that serves up heaping portions of American comfort-food. This is a true suds and sports haven that caters to locals but is a favorite stop among tourists because of the wonderful service, beer selections, and more than 30 televisions airing both local and international sports all day.
The Holey Moley Big Ass 4 Foot Stromboli has to be seen to be believed. You and your group can tackle this bad boy or you can go it alone (as long as you bring someone to help you get back to your room).
Where: Palace Station Hotel & Casino, 2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102