We're less than a week away from Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. Aside from actually having a seat inside Houston's NRG Stadium where the game will take place Sunday, it's hard to find a better place to watch it than in Las Vegas. Not only can you place a bet at the sports books, you can also catch the action at many top bars and restaurants on the Strip.
This brand new 12,000 square foot sports bar can be found near the MGM Grand sports book, making it easy to place a bet before the players take the field. Doors open at 11 a.m. with food and drink minimums ranging from $100 to $15,000 per person. If the game gets boring, you can play QuadAir Hockey, Giant Pac Man or even test your skill at an arm wrestling table.
Enjoy signature Mexican-inspired cuisine from celebrity chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken at the Border Grill inside the Forum Shops at Caesars. For $151 you'll get unlimited small plates that include spicy chicken wings, ceviche, tacos and more. You'll also enjoy bottomless drinks, including margaritas, mimosas and Dos Equi with liquor upgrade options available.
Food and beverage minimum start at $200 but you can order food from Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill without giving up your seat. Doors open at 12 noon. The Caesars Palace sports book is just a few steps away, ready to take your last minute bet.
This party spot at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is throwing a tailgate party for $200 per person. An all-you-can-eat buffet has hot dogs, sliders and a build-your-own tacos and nachos station. Wash it all down with Budweiser, Bud Light and a selection of cocktails.
Head to the Shoppes at Mandalay Place where this charming Irish pub will be showing the game on 10 different TVs throughout five different rooms. Food specials include chili cheese fries, BBQ chicken tacos and a massive appetizer platter with wings, chicken bites, fries and celery sticks. There will be prizes and giveaways each quarter. Don't forget to order a Guinness.
This gastropub at the Venetian has a $125 food and beverage minimum that can be put towards any of the 200 beers available. A Pig Skin Platter features two pork sliders, three wings and a bowl of kettle chips with onion dip. A private dining room for up to 10 people is available for $2,500.
The stylish steakhouse at the Cosmopolitan has a prix fixe menu with all-you-can-eat appetizers, sides, salads and unlimited premium drinks. Other choices include a club sandwich, burgers, sliders and a fun take on shrimp and grits. Packages start at $195 per person.
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The pizza joint at The LINQ promenade will have dueling selections for fans of each team. In honor of the Atlanta Falcons, the Dirty Bird Pie will be topped with grilled burger, bacon, chili, green onion, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato. For supporters of the Patriots, the New England Clam Chowder Pie comes with a clam sauce base, baby clams, bacon, potato and topped with oyster crackers.
Need more ideas? Cirrus Aviation is ready to help set up a last minute Super Bowl party after you fly in to Las Vegas. Call (702) 472-9714 to book reservations today.
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