When it comes time to cheer on your favorite team, next to being at the game, there’s no better place to be than Las Vegas. Not only can fans put their money where their mouth is by betting on their team at one of the city’s many sports books, they can also catch all of the action at one of several sports bars in town while enjoying delicious game-day fare.
One of the Strip’s most popular spots for sports fans of all types is Blondies Sports Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Holly- wood Resort & Casino. With more than 40 televisions ranging from 32 inches to 12 feet, guests don’t have to worry about missing a single play — unless,of course, they’re distracted by the wait staff clad in cheerleader uniforms. During the World Series, Blondies hosts an event (cover charge applies) featuring drink specials for baseball fans to enjoy while watching the games. Football fans, meanwhile, are encouraged to reserve their tables online to ensure some of the best seats in the house on game day.
For those who want to be surrounded by authentic memorabilia while watching a game, the TAP Sports Bar has an array of sports memorabilia covering its walls, including a signed Magic Johnson basketball jersey, a signed Eli Manning football jersey and a signed Aaron Rodgers football helmet. guests can watch the action on one of 64 televisions while enjoying a tasty dessert or sampling one of 40 beers on tap. TAP even runs drink specials during NFL games and often has Monday Night Football giveaways.
Arguably the most popular spot to watch a game in Las Vegas is Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo. Boasting more than 100 HD TVs, including a 9-by-16-foot main TV, as well as luxury boxes, plush stadium-style seating and its own sports book, Emeril Lagasse’s luxurious sports bar is a hit with sports fans — especially during football season.
In past years, it has offered a dish inspired by each team playing during Monday Night Football, like lobster sliders for the New England Patriots and brisket burnt ends and barbecue sauce for the Kansas City Chiefs. Even if there’s not a special menu, every sports fan will still walk away a winner thanks to Lagasse’s regular menu featuring the celebrity chef’s signature cuisine and kicked-up versions of game-day eats.
-By Heather Turk, Tribune Content Solutions