Vegas Values: Big Game Parties

Bally's sports book and bar seating is first come, first served
Photo by Kellee Kunovic

It has been decided! It will be the Green Bay Packers pitted against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV. Where will you be watching the Big Game? With so many options available choosing a Super Bowl party might be overwhelming. Viewing parties are held all over the strip and across the valley in neighborhood bars. Top casinos host private and invite-only parties, but fortunately most are open to everyone.

As with any sporting event, the sport books are geared up and staffed to accept your wagers. You can catch the game at any sports book, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless you want to camp out early, you might consider other options. Some parties charge admission which include food and drinks, and others are free, but they may require food and beverage minimums to be met.

Here are some best bets on where to catch the big game action, next Sunday, February 6, 2011.

Orleans is hosting free parties, beer specials and $1 hot dogs at Bourbon Street Lounge, Brendan’s Pub, Big Easy Lounge and inside the convention area on the second floor.

Golden Nugget hosts Superbash XLV the free viewing party inside the Showroom, doors open at 1:30 p.m.

South Point has a newly remodeled sports book and they’re hosting a free Big Game party with domestic beer specials.

M Resort’s Revello Lounge will host the biggest of the free parties held at the resort. Drink specials start at 1 p.m. and will include $10 buckets of Bud and Bud Light and $3 Cuervo Orange Margaritas. Food specials start at 2 p.m. with game day favorites like hot dogs, chicken wings and Philly cheese steaks.

The Pub at Monte Carlo has the Strip’s largest selection of beers on tap and no cover for the big game.

Bally’s Indigo Lounge and Napoleon’s at Paris are hosting “Miller Lite Tailgate Buffet”, doors open at 1 p.m.

The Sporting House at NYNY requires advance reservations
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Border Grill at Mandalay Bay will have an all-day Happy Hour with food specials, $5 margaritas and $3 beers.

Dos Caminos at Palazzo with have a special game day menu and five-bottle buckets of Corona are $20.

Sapphire boasts the sexiest place to watch the game, $75 get you VIP showroom seating, a tailgate buffet and raffles.

Crazy Horse III competes with all-you-eat buffet from Famous Dave’s for $25, hosted by Adult-film star Tabitha Stevens and ESPN Radio will do a live remote from the venue.

Planet Hollywood’s Cabo Wabo all-you-can-eat buffet party starts at $50. Ladies of Playboy add to the excitement of the Big Game.

Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Bay is offering half-price Coors Light pitchers and appetizer specials along with touchdown Jello shots during the game.

Kahunaville at Treasure Island will have flair bartenders, and full buffet for $50. Party kicks off at 2:30 p.m.

McFadden’s at the Rio will have an open bar, all-you-can-eat buffet and guaranteed seating beginning at 3 p.m., $100.

The Sporting House Bar & Grill formerly ESPN Zone has bottomless drinking packages from $130. Advance reservations required.

And for something different, Sin City welcomes the Lingerie Bowl for the first time. It will be played during halftime of the Super Bowl at the Thomas & Mack Center (the Super Bowl will be shown). Admission is free, tickets are available at UNLVtickets.com.

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