Let’s be honest: If you’ve never cheered on a football or basketball game in Las Vegas, you’re missing out, big time. The Greatest Arena on Earth™ is home to legendary sportsbooks, tremendous sports bars, several sports teams, and so much more!
While the sports scene in Las Vegas continues to grow, the city offers many spectacular spots to watch your favorite teams play. Here are five you’re sure to have a great time at!
A rooftop bar and grill overlooking the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, Beer Park serves more than 100 different beer options, including 36 draft beers. You can also enjoy craft-beer cocktails and wines on tap while sitting at picnic tables to watch all the action. TV screens are available throughout the venue, including two massive towers of high-definition glory on either side of the center bar.
The spot for sports inside is more bar than book, and that’s what makes it so much fun. Sure, there are betting windows—six of them, to be exact—but the real attractions are giant HD TV screens, recliners, cornhole and duckpin bowling. Crowds during major games can get rowdy, with fans for both teams hooting and hollering. On Sundays, in particular, the scene is full of energy, similar to a tailgate.
This place is a highly sought-after spot of avid sports fans, and with good reason. Big games attract an electric crowd. Sometimes, for the NCAA men’s hoops tournament, for instance, they bring in cheerleaders and showgirls, a true Only Vegas experience. With a bar, plenty of standing room, and a table-games pit nearby, the vibe here is always electric.
Comfort is the name of the game at this spot. The 96-foot video wall is one of the biggest in the entire Las Vegas Valley. Though jersey-clad crowds tend to stand, the book has more than 200 seats, each with its own terminal for custom viewing. A VIP area features its own betting window and wait staff. The book is a favorite among locals and is at its busiest during NBA games.
The “big board” dominates the view at this sportsbook, located south of Harry Reid International Airport; it’s hard to miss the real-time betting lines hanging on the lightboard. Two wall-sized, big-screen televisions and dozens of smaller screens add to the ambiance. Bettors pack it in for big football games and hoot it up as extras for the Vegas Stats & Information Network, a multimedia sports-betting network with a studio in the book. One of the network founders was Brent Musburger, and you might just catch him wandering around in his trademark Stetson.
Check out these and other incredible locations to catch the action the next time you’re in Las Vegas. To help you plan your next visit, see more ways to experience sports in Las Vegas and some tips for getting the most out of your Vegas vacation.