Allison Mitchell, Diana Torres Allison Mitchell, Diana Torres | September 29, 2021 | Food & Drink
Watch your favorite teams battle it out on the field at these Las Vegas hot spots.
A 360-degree viewing experience awaits at the 15,000-squarefoot Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
1.Bud Light Beer Garden
Elevate your next Las Vegas Raiders or UNLV tailgate at the new Bud Light Beer Garden, a 130,000-square-foot outdoor concept by MGM Resorts and Bud Light. The one-of-a-kind experience starts four hours prior to kickoff and scores guests access to fare from Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke, among others. Expect surprise cameos from pro athletes, a live DJ and experiential games. “The city’s first football season with fans in the stands is a monumental moment,” says Chuck Bowling, president and COO of Mandalay Bay and Luxor. “We’ve created a game day event that embodies the spirit and excitement of Las Vegas and offers fans unique pregame experiences.” 855.788.6775, mgmresorts.com
2.Chickie’s & Pete’s
SAHARA Las Vegas welcomes Chickie’s & Pete’s, the first West Coast location for the crab house and sports bar that’s already beloved by locals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Chef de cuisine Isaiah Utter is manning the kitchen—don’t miss the Ultimate Crabfries decked out with crab meat, cheese sauce and aioli—while sports bar and hospitality veteran Katherine “Lee” Lardner serves as general manager. 702.761.7000, saharalasvegas.com
3.Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub
Game day bites by the pool, bottle service and football–that’s all you need to kick start NFL season. Open through February, Marquee Football Sundays allows you to cheer on your favorite team on the big screen with specialty cocktails and a decadent seafood tower, or reserve a table to watch any game of your choice. With both indoor and outdoor experiences, there’s something for fans of all tastes. 702.333.9000, marqueelasvegas.com/football
More than 200 HDTVs provide plenty of viewing opportunities at the brand-new Money, Baby!, a high-octane sports venue by Clive Collective at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. With Food Network star Beau MacMillan serving as the hot spot’s culinary director and Peter McQuaid as executive chef, expect your fare to be as exciting as the game itself. Green chile pork nachos, anyone? 702.693.4444, moneybabylv.com
With an exterior facade modeled after a vintage leather football helmet, this new watering hole at Caesars Palace is all about catering to sports fans. Settle into one of its 120 seats and keep up with the score via its myriad TVs. Order a signature Crunchburger from Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burgers, one of two food partners, and try your hand at customizing your own cocktail via the roving bar cart. 866.733.5827, caesars.com
6.Wynn Field Club
For those attending the big game, there’s no better way to cheer on the Las Vegas Raiders than in the north end zone at the new Wynn Field Club at Allegiant Stadium. The 10,691-square-foot venue features two DJ booths, four bars, 29 booths, 42 televisions, a 9-foot-by-35-foot LED screen and a 45,000-watt sound system. Order bottle service as Wynn’s famed roster of DJs spin tunes during a game day experience that only Las Vegas—and Wynn—can provide. 702.770.7300, wynnsocial.com/wfc
Photography by: Tony Tran