With endless venues screening the action and throngs of fellow football fans creating signature Sin City atmosphere, Las Vegas is the place to watch that big game. Here’s where to touch down for some beer-ing and cheering.
For a stadium-like atmosphere at the heart of the Strip, try Beer Park. Opened in January, this 10,000-square-foot rooftop bar at Paris Las Vegas lets football fans relax at picnic tables while watching the action on dozens of high-definition TVs and enjoying all-American eats from roaming carts. A full menu is also available, including selections cooked over Budweiser-soaked beechwood chips.
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South; 702.444.4500
Sin City Brewing Co.
Sin City Brewing Co. operates four microbrew bars on the Strip, each featuring the local craft brewer’s five custom creations plus rotating seasonal beers. The largest of these, at Harmon Corner, is best for enjoying an entire football game, while the smaller walk-up bars are convenient for just checking on the score over a perfect pint.
Grand Bazaar Shops, 3635 Las Vegas Blvd. South; 702.489.5498
Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 2120; 702.629.1906
Harmon Corner, 3717 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 210; 702.749.8864
Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 540; 702.732.1142
Opened in April at the Park between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York, Beerhaus boasts more than 100 beers and outstanding bar food amid rustic warehouse decor. With TVs viewable from almost any seat, this open-plan space is a sports-lover’s paradise. And you can play your own games, from ping pong to Jenga, between quarters!
3784 Las Vegas Blvd. South; 702.692.2337
PBR Rock Bar & Grill
As befits a Professional Bull Riders-affiliated mega-venue, PBR is a come-as-you-are bar with a distinctive country rock ’n’ roll vibe, complete with live music and a mechanical bull. Screening all major sporting events, PBR Rock Bar & Grill serves up football with generous sides of home-style American comfort food, including its famed Dorito mac and cheese.
Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 730; 702.750.1685
Goose Island Pub
Nevada’s first Goose Island pub, opened in June, offers the full range of Goose Island Beer Company’s celebrated beers (including their sought-after Bourbon County Stout), plus distinctive pub-style fare, in an atmosphere evoking the brewery’s Chicago roots. Carefully positioned TVs and uncluttered sightlines mean you needn’t miss a single play here.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Road; 702.693.5000
— Paul Rogers, LA Times Custom Publishing