Las Vegas will welcom fans with budgets big and small to watch the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots square off in Super Bowl LII on Sunday. If you want to watch the big game in style, consider a $250,000 party for you and five others or a more modest fun time for as little as $100.
The game starts at 3:30 p.m. Pacific at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and Las Vegas parties will kick off before then.
$250,000 party at Carmine’s and Virgil’s
Carmine’s and Virgil’s High Roller Package flies six guests by private jet from anywhere in the continental U.S. to Las Vegas. The group stays at Caesars Palace and then spends game day at two restaurants (Carmine’s and Virgil’s) on Sunday afternoon.
During the first half of the game, the group will have exclusive use of the second floor at Carmine’s, an Italian restaurant in the Forum Shops. The place will be turned into a giant playroom, complete with basketball hoops, video games and, of course, multiple TVs. A spread of food, plus drinks served by a dedicated bartender, are included.
At halftime, the six will hop aboard a party bus for the short ride over to Virgil’s Real Barbecue at The Linq Promenade. There, they’ll enjoy the second half of the game with food, drinks and a live band.
After the game, a nighttime ride awaits in a private cabin on the High Roller observation wheel.
Info and reservations: (702) 389-7400
$25,000 party at XS Nightclub
For a mere $25,000, The Hail Mary awaits at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas. The party for 20 guests features a 3-liter bottle of Dom Perignon Luminous Champagne, six bottles of Grey Goose vodka, a case of beer and non-alcoholic beverages, too. VIP table seating and a buffet are also included.
For smaller groups, a single bottle of Grey Goose and a bucket of beer are included in the Extra Point package (four guests for $2,000) and The Safety (two guests for $1,250).
Fans with more modest budgets won’t find themselves shut out Sunday. Plenty of far more affordable packages can be found at restaurants and clubs.
Enjoy the game, and plenty of noshes, at La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas. While it’s being billed as a tailgate party, the sliders will be about the only thing recognizable from gatherings in stadium parking lots.
Selections served tableside on the patio will include chicken flatbread with Thai basil and sweet & sour chili, sea bass tacos with pickled onions and salsa verde and shrimp ceviche with avocado and Asian pear.
The price of $129 per person does not include beverages, taxes or tip.
Info and reservations: (702) 770-7375
Over at the Westgate Las Vegas on Paradise Road, fans can schmooze with NFL Hall of Famer Bob Griese in the resort’s International Theater, the same place Elvis Presley played for years in the 1970s.
Also during the ‘70s, the quarterback led the Miami Dolphins in three Super Bowl games, including two wins. There’s free seating on the balcony, but seats on the main floor cost $100 each. The price includes unlimited food and beverages.
Reservations: (800) 222-5361
Also along Paradise Road, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas will put a German spin on American football with all-you-can eat food and an open bar from 2:30 p.m. until the end of the game. Order from a special menu that includes Bavarian goulash, Kielbasa and mac and cheese made with beer cheese.
For those who may be in Munich, Germany, on game day, the original Hofbrauhaus will also carry the Super Bowl live. An American buffet at the beer hall is available for 16.90 euros, or about $21. Of course, it will be held at 12:30 a.m. Monday with the time difference.
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