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From Swim Up Bars to Bottle Service, These Las Vegas Spots Elevate the Sports Bar Experience

Las Vegas Restaurants + Bars Food + Drink
by Jeremy Long Mar 30, 2022

Las Vegas isn’t known for being subtle, and its sports bars are no exception. There are 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, places where you can choose from hundreds of different craft beers, a sports bar with the largest humidor in the city (perfect for cigars), and a spot to order a four-foot-long stromboli.

If you’re trying to catch a game in Las Vegas — of any sport and practically at any hour of the day or night — then these are the sports bars you should go to.

Stadium Swim

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. Fittingly, it’s located in Circa Las Vegas, which is the premiere sports betting destination in the city. Outside at the pool, 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. 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.

Book your cabana online and as early as possible, because when Vegas heats up, Stadium Swim gets extremely popular.

Stadium Swim: Circa Resort & Casino, 8 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Pub 365

Since opening in 2016, Pub 365 has been a locals favorite for watching sports. Here, you’ll find 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.

Pub 365: 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 or the city’s professional sports teams. The bar serves classic pub food like sliders and wings, and has 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.

Born and Raised: 7260 S. Cimarron Road, Las Vegas, NV 89113

Beer Park

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.

Beer Park: 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 everyone in your group the folks in your group that don’t care for the game can enjoy themselves in comfort.

Montecristo Cigar Bar: Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Money, Baby!

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.

Money Baby!: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Crown and 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 soccer. 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 footbol 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.

Crown and Anchor: 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.

Blondies: Miracle Mile Shops in 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.

TAP: MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tailgate Social

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. It’s also where you’ll find the famous four-foot stromboli.

Tailgate Social: Palace Station Hotel and Casino, 2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

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