Super Bowl weekend in Vegas used to be for reserved for sports fans and sports bettors. That’s no longer the case with the Big Game being one of the largest mainstream TV events every year. Super Bowl weekend in Vegas has become much more than an excuse for sports fans to visit Vegas.
There are events all week leading up to Super Sunday, including a pretty big UFC card at MGM Grand. The atmosphere in casinos on Super Bowl Sunday is only matched by major holidays like New Year’s Eve.
When you look specifically at Super Bowl parties you see that they come in all shapes, sizes and locations. You can find a party anywhere you can fit a big-screen TV. In Vegas that ranges anywhere from bars and restaurants to stripclubs and nightclubs. Here are some of the better Super Bowl parties you’ll find in Sin City next week.
Carmine’s at Caesars Palace Forum Shops
Carmine’s is a fantastic family-style Italian restaurant imported from New York City. Their Super Bowl party is pretty great if you’re a big eater.
The $75 price includes admission to watch the game and a buffet which includes some of their signature dishes like Penne Alla Vodka, Scarpariello Wings and Chicken Parm. I’ve had all three of these and love each of them equally.
You can upgrade your party with everything from open bar to private rooms for $50,000. If eating is a priority for watching the game, this might be the best deal you’ll find on the Vegas Strip.
Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan
I love, love, love the Cosmo. It’s probably my bar on the Vegas Strip. This bar happens to have a casino, great restaurants and one of the best nightclubs in America. Their Super Bowl party is held inside the Q-Dome at Marquee Dayclub.
It may appear that you’re hanging outside at a pool but you’re not, though you have the rooftop views of the dayclub. The $60 entry includes open bar and a view of the game.
You can add a buffet which will feature selections ranging from sushi rolls and shrimp cocktails to wings, pizza and lamb chops for another $60. This is an unconventional party location and the kind of experience you can tell people about for years.
Bali Hai Golf Club
Bali Hai is located on the Vegas Strip just south of Mandalay Bay. Their Super Bowl party isn’t cheap but it’s an all-day event. For $349 per person you get one round of golf (shotgun start), all-you-can-eat buffet, all-you-can-drink premium open bar, shot girls and a Super Bowl viewing party.
Bali Hai is one of the few golf courses on the Vegas Strip. For reference, a round of golf on a normal day would cost you between $200-$300. This might be the kind of party you can have in any warm weather city but you’re not playing golf on the Vegas Strip and then eating and drinking all you want after anywhere else.
Note, this is only available to 144 people so you might want to reserve a spot now. Their number is 888.427.6678.
Crazy Horse III
Strip clubs and Vegas go together like cheese and sauce on a pizza for a lot of people. You can enjoy the Super Bowl in most strip clubs but the Crazy Horse III has a pretty good party.
The price of general admission is $75 per person and includes pre-game food catered by Famous Dave’s BBQ, half-time pizza, a raffle drawing, a bucket of beer or three cocktails, and hundreds of “LV’s hottest topless cheerleader entertainers.”
The VIP option is an additional $75 and gives you open bar, bottomless food, and premium seating. Pro-tip: You can usually get a free ride to strip clubs if you call them in advance.
Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas
Umami Burger is a restaurant and beer garden with a William Hill sportsbook. If you’ve been to Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo, imagine a smaller restaurant with Ikea-type furniture.
They have a variety of Super Bowl party options starting with the $60 first come, first serve beer garden seating, open bar and $10 free bet at the William Hill sportsbook.
If you’re rolling deep with 10 people you might be more interested in the $1,250 package. This includes booth seating for 10 (making this $125/person), a $200 food credit, open bar, and $100 free bet per guest. The $100 bet is almost as much as each person paying for the entire day.
Sportsbooks don’t offer a special party atmosphere besides what people bring. With that being said, the vibe in every casino is electric for Super Bowl Sunday and a seat at most sportsbooks is free.
If you want a seat you will probably have to show up a couple hours before the game kicks off to make sure you have a spot. Holding seats is frowned upon unless someone is just getting a quick bite or drinks for a group. Don’t expect to hold seats for more than a few minutes because people will get aggro for a seat.
Are you in Las Vegas for Super Bowl Sunday? Where are you watching the Big Game in Sin City? Share in the comment section below.