Are you looking to watch sports in Vegas?
What about the NHL’s Golden Knights, WNBA’s Aces, or NFL’s Raiders?
Vegas has always been a sports-watching (and betting) town.
If you’re hanging out on the Strip, these are the best sports bars on the Strip to watch your favorite teams and all the weekend and playoff games.
Best Bars to Watch Sports on the Vegas Strip
Located at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, Beer Park by Budweiser is located on an open-air deck overlooking the Strip, directly across from the Bellagio fountains.
The atmosphere is gourmet tailgate, complete with glassware made to look like red Solo cups, dinnerware made to look like paper plates, and games like foosball and giant Jenga.
There are regular special events including Babe Rosé Thursdays, Electronic Fridays, College Football Saturdays, and watch parties for ALL the games, as well as weekend brunch. The beer offerings will also please even the biggest beer snobs (thanks largely to Budweiser’s many craft acquisitions).
Best for: Overall fun party vibe and the best open-air view of the Strip, period.
Charlie’s Bar & Grill
A C-shaped bar and grill with screens large and small above the round bar at the center and lining the exterior walls, Charlie’s inside the Wynn has all the necessary screen space of a sports bar along with exactly the kind of elevated tailgate cuisine you would expect from the Wynn, including massive burgers, loaded nachos, and 25-ounce “mega” milkshakes.
They’ve also got a nice selection of local beers on draft.
Best for: The gourmet pub food.
Born & Raised Craft Pub
The Las Vegas chain of Born & Raised bars has a Stripside location at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s, a compact version of its off-Strip siblings decorated in Vegas-themed décor and offering craft beers, cocktails, and plenty of screens above the bar.
Best for: Ducking in to check the score and score a frozen cocktail to-go.
Located at the Park, the outdoor dining and entertainment district next to the Park MGM that leads to T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas’s own Golden Knights, Beerhaus is a beer hall with counter ordering, communal seating, and enough screens to satisfy the predominantly sportsfan crowd.
They have an excellent selection of nerdy craft and imported beers—one of the best in Vegas—and serve an assortment of barbecue, burgers, sandwiches, and sausages.
Best for: Fueling up before a Knights game, watching a Knights game, and celebrating after a Knights game.
TAP Sports Bar
TAP Sports Bar inside the MGM Grand is loaded up with 60 HD flatscreen TVs for ALL the sports viewing, and is additionally filled with sports memorabilia lest you forget you’re in a sports bar.
The menu is loaded with go-big-or-go-home pub food, including a variety of “loaded” fries, wings, sandwiches, burgers, and steaks. You can go even bigger with one-liter mugs of any of their draft beers (a nice selection that includes both craft and crowd-pleasers).
Best for: Football breakfast specials from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sundays.
The Playing Field Lounge
The Playing Field Lounge inside the Planet Hollywood casino is actually the property’s sportsbook, but it is also a legit sports bar in its own right: instead of the usual classroom-style seating you find at the typical book, the Playing Field has plush lounge seating surrounded by 55 flatscreens, two jumbo screens, and an additional VIP area.
Best for: The action of a sportsbook with the vibe of a stylish lounge.
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill
Also located in Planet Hollywood, though this one is in the Miracle Mile Shops, Blondies Sports Bar & Grill has over 60 screens ranging in size from 32 inches to 12 feet, and it also happens to have one of the BEST happy hours in all of Sin City.
From 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday, you can get $20 all-you-can-drink wells and domestic drafts—score!
Best for: Happy hour.
Located inside the Mirage, the Still is an 8,000-square-foot upscale sports bar/man cave, with 27 TV screens to catch all the action, over 50 craft beers, and a refurbished Airstream trailer that has been turned into a fully-functioning kitchen out of which they churn out excellent upscale pub food including street tacos, tuna poke bowls, and lobster rolls.
Best for: Group dining platters with buckets of beer.
Sully’s Casino Bar
Sully’s is a classic casino center bar located inside Bally’s (though not actually located in the center of Bally’s, but near the front desk and the crossover to Paris), with added emphasis on screens for sports-watching as well as bar-top video gaming.
It’s a chill spot where you can soak in the casino action while staying on top of the sports action.
Best for: Gaming while watching the game.
This chain restaurant is somewhat notorious and is maybe not the first place for guys to suggest to their girlfriends or wives. That said, this three-level Strip-side location on the corner of Harmon and Las Vegas Boulevard offers excellent views—of the Strip!—from its outdoor patio, towers of screens for sports viewing, and a killer weekday happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. with discounted drinks and half-off most apps.
There’s also a 39-foot rock wall you can climb because why not?
Best for: Happy hour with a view (of the Strip, that is).
One of the most popular sportsbooks in Las Vegas, Lagasse’s Stadium inside the Palazzo is a sportsbook-meets-restaurant-meets-club, overseen by sport-loving celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
Serving “game-day fare” that has been kicked up a notch with Emeril’s signature “Bam!”, this book has plenty of dining tables for those who want to eat and watch the game, as well as plush couches with stadium-style seating facing a wall of screens for those who are seriously committing to the sporting life.
And with over 100 screens throughout the massive venue, you won’t miss a minute of a single game.
Best for: Sheer number of screens.
Buffalo Wild Wings
There is a certain comfort in knowing that wherever you are in the U.S., if you want to watch a game somewhere with good food, a good beer list, and plenty of screens for all your different sports needs, all you need to do is find a B-Dubs.
There is a Buffalo Wild Wings located inside the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood, and much like all Buffalo Wild Wings locations, if provides all of those things with an added bonus: this one is open 24 hours, and has a weekday happy that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Yes, 6 a.m. As well as the usual two dozen-ish flavors of wings.
Best for: Wings and late night/early morning happy hour.
Yard House is another popular chain where you can always expect to have a good experience no matter where you are in the country, from the food to the beer to the ample number of bar seats for watching the game.
The Yard House at the LINQ is one of the largest Yard House locations in the company, and has a massive outdoor patio with views of the High Roller observation wheel and 160 beers on tap. Brunch with bottomless booze is also offered daily.
Best for: Sheer number of beers.