Marc Meltzer

Top 10 Places to Watch Football in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas has changed a lot recently and that’s a good thing for sports fans. Football fans and bettors no longer have to race down to the casino sports book at 9am to secure a seat to watch games on a Saturday or Sunday. There are now a host of locations to catch the games. Sports books are still one of the best places to watch the big game (click this link for our full list of favorite sports books), but there are more restaurants and bars than ever that cater to football fans. Shiny new televisions, good food, and extensive beer menus all play a role in watching football in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at some of best places to watch football in Las Vegas.

The Pub (Monte Carlo. Note: Beginning October 3, 2016, The Pub will be closed)
The Pub is one of the best places to grab a beer in Las Vegas and it’s one of the best places to watch football outside of a sports book. The Pub has 35 TV screens to watch football on as well as over 100 different beers and a full menu of food. There’s even wifi so you can keep tabs on that Division 3 game you won’t find on TV. 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 730-7420 montecarlo.com

Mirage Sports Book (The Mirage)
The Mirage renovated one of the most historic sports books in Las Vegas a couple years ago. The renovations brought plenty of comfortable lounge chairs and a huge HD screen that spans over a hundred feet. The screen can be configured to show multiple games on multiple sized sections across the wall. This is one of the biggest and best places to watch football, or any sport, in Las Vegas.

TAG Sports Bar (The Quad/The Linq Hotel)

TAG Sports Bar

Tag Sports Bar is part of the “Beer Revolution” on the Vegas Strip. In addition over 300 different beers you’ll find numerous televisions in this brand new bar and gaming lounge. The bar has an LED screen that has scores and point spreads in case you want to walk 45 seconds to the sports book and make a wager. 3535 Las Vegas Blvd, (800) 351-7400 yelp.com

Born And Raised (Off Strip)
There are plenty of locals bars but few cater to sports fans like Born and Raised. There are TV’s throughout the bar area but what really sets Born And Raised apart is the living room area with numerous TV’s to watch the games. Both the food and service here are great. 7260 S Cimarron Rd, (702) 685-0258 bornandraisedlv.com

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook

The Race and Sports Superbook at Westgate Las Vegas is considered the mecca of sportsbooks for many football fans. The Superbook is the largest sportsbook in town with dozens of TVs and rows of comfy seats making this a solid choice to watch the game any day of the week. But, on Sundays during football season it gets even better when they open their 1,500 seat theater with 11 giant HD screens, remote betting stations, cheap beer, and hot dogs. What more can you ask for? 3000 Paradise Road, (800) 732-7117 westgatedestinations.com

Long Bar (The D)
This is the longest bar in Las Vegas, hence the name. The Long Bar covers about half of The D casino and has large bright HDTV’s on the wall behind the bar. These are among the best TV’s that you’re going to find in Downtown Vegas. If you can multi-task during the games and play video poker you’ll get your drinks comp’d. 301 Fremont Street, (702) 388-2400 thed.com

TAP (MGM Grand)

TAP Sports Bar

Photo Credit: MGM Resorts International

TAP is located across from the sports book, where the lion’s once roamed at MGM Grand. TAP sports bar is almost an extension of the sports book but offers food and beer to go along with the games. The beer selection is very good and the food is what you’d expect from a good sports bar. There are TV screens every few feet in addition to a giant HD screen that covers the back wall and shows multiple games. 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 891-1111 mgmgrand.com

Yard House (The Linq)

Yard House at The LINQ

Yard House is a small chain of restaurants that focus on quality food, beer and rock n roll. The location at The Linq has restaurant seating, lounge seating and bar seating. You’re never too far from a TV or hundreds of beers. Since Yard House is more of a restaurant than a sports bar there are less TV’s then you’d want for NFL Sunday. The environment is great but you might be better off watching college football or Monday/Thursday night games here. 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 597-0434 yardhouse.com

Twin Peaks (Harmon Corner)
Twin Peaks is a small chain of “brestaurants” in the vein of Hooters. Pretty girls aside, the Twin Peaks on the Vegas Strip is only a year old and has a ton of new and crisp televisions to watch football. Go to Twin Peaks to enjoy a 29 degree beer or two, pretty decent food and the games on various screens throughout the restaurant. 3717 S Las Vegas Blvd #285, (702) 795-8946 twinpeaksrestaurant.com

Umami Burger (SLS)
Umami Burger has offer a similar setup as Lagasse’s Stadium with William Hill operating the sports book. This is a bar/restaurant/sportsbook combination has Umami Burger as its 4 star dining option. The bar goes outside to the beer garden if you want fresh air. The combination of new TV’s, a beer garden and a sports book is a winner for football fans. Pro-tip: Drop some money in the video poker machines at the bar and drink for free. 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 761-7614 umami.com

  1. Chris July 14, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Mark,
    Planning a trip to Vegas for the opening weekend of NFL this year. Can you update your list of great places to watch college football on Saturday and NFL on Sunday?

    Reply

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