Get Into the Team Spirit at Las Vegas 10 Best Sports Bars
If you’re looking for a place to catch the game, you’ll find plenty of sports bars in Las Vegas where you can enjoy an ice-cold brew and some tasty snacks, all while watching the game on a big HDTV. Whether you’re a fan of football, basketball, soccer, hockey or another sport, you’ll find a bar in Las Vegas that’s playing your game.
For those hoping to place a wager on their favorite team, some sports bars on the Strip are either conveniently located close to the sports book, like TAP at MGM, or offer a way to place bets, like Lagasse’s Stadium, which some people refer to as a sports book itself. At many Strip properties, you can also take advantage of mobile apps that allow wagering no matter where you are.
Off the Strip, you’ll find terrific local bars enthusiastically following teams or certain sports. Soccer fans can cheer on their teams and enjoy authentic British food at Crown & Anchor, open 24/7 so you can catch the games overseas no matter what time they air. Fans of the Golden Knights, Las Vegas’ new and very popular hockey team, will find plenty of local sports bars supporting the Knights, but Born and Raised is the official Golden Knights bar.
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Hardway 8 takes its name after the 1977 UNLV basketball team. This upscale sports bar is in the historic Water Street District in downtown Henderson, and in addition to having the expected array of TVs to watch the game on, you’ll also find craft brews and cocktails and a menu of food that goes beyond standard bar fare. The Skillet Nachos, for instance, are made with pork belly, cheddar, pico de gallo and crispy chicharron–not your typical nachos. Look for wings, hummus, a meat and cheese tray, sandwiches, burgers and entrees like fish n chips, rabbit sausage bangers and mash and pasta.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Hardway 8 takes the concept of sports bar up a notch with craft beer, cocktails and a menu full of creative, tasty dishes.
Terrisa’s expert tip: Hardway 8 hosts events regularly, including music bingo during brunch and live music on Friday and Saturday, in addition to bottle shares and other events.
Beerhaus has a great location in The Park, the pedestrian area next to Park MGM, New York-New York and the T-Mobile Arena. The casual bar is a new take on the beer hall idea, with craft beer and food made with hormone-free meat and locally sourced produce. The casual setting is perfect for getting together with friends and watching the game on one of the numerous TVs, or maybe playing some Connect Four. Beerhaus offers an impressively large beer selection that includes a few local brews. The food includes burgers, ribs, hot dogs, brats and plenty of snacks and sides like soft pretzels with cheese, wings and tater tots.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Beerhaus is a great place to stop and catch the game, enjoy a local brew and have something tasty to snack on.
Terrisa’s expert tip: When events are going on at T-Mobile, especially Golden Knights games, all the businesses at The Park can get crowded. You might have to wait a bit for a table.
Las Vegas has very few native-born residents, but you might find a greater share of natives at Born and Raised, a sports bar with a devotion to the Runnin’ Rebels, UNLV’s well-known men’s basketball team, and the Golden Knights, Las Vegas’ new hockey team. The owners of B.A.R. wanted to create a real local hangout, so if you’d like to get some true Vegas vibe, this is the place. The wide-ranging menu features such tasty dishes as the Guinness Bratwurst bites baked in puff pastry, taquitos, wings, poutine and ahi poke. With locations both on and off the Strip, Born and Raised gives visitors a taste of what a local Las Vegas sports bar is like and a chance to root for the Rebels and Golden Knights in their home city.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Born and Raised is a local sports bar where guests can follow the Golden Nights games and enjoy pub-style food.
Terrisa’s expert tip: Born and Raised has two happy hours, one in late afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. and one late night; hours for the late night vary by location. Sliders and snacks are $6, well drinks are $4.50 and beer is $3.50 to $4.50.
Distill in Southern Highlands is a welcoming local sports bar that features plenty of TVs playing the game, an inviting decor and a menu of food and drinks. Distill offers a comfortable environment to relax and unwind while you keep up with your team. Inventive cocktails like The Mad Mule, with Ketel One Citroen vodka, lime, orange bitters and ginger beer show off the mixology skills here, while the menu offers up a selection of food sure to give everyone at your table something to enjoy. The food goes beyond standard sports bar fare with options like Crispy Beef Skewers tossed in General Tso sauce, Ahi Street Tacos or Chipotle Chicken Nachos. Open 24/7, Distill gives sports fans a place to eat, drink and watch the game at any time.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Distill is a friendly neighborhood sports bar with locations throughout Las Vegas.
Terrisa’s expert tip: Distill has two happy hours, one from 3 to 7 p.m. and another from 3 to 7 a.m. The happy hour menu has some serious deals, like $8 filet mignon sliders and drinks from $3 to $5.
Beer Park at Paris gives guests plenty of TVs to watch the game on, plus a great view of the Las Vegas Strip and the Fountains of Bellagio. Offering over 100 beer options, with 36 beers on tap and a large selection of handcrafted cocktails, sports fans will have no shortage of drink options available while they take in the game. The menu features every kind of popular sports bar food, from chili-cheese fries to burgers. Picnic tables add a park-like feeling, along with a grassy area that comes complete with games like giant Jenga, pool and darts–during half-time, sports fans won’t have any trouble finding something to do while waiting for the game to start. With dozens of hi-def TVs all around Beer Park, when the game does come on, it’s easy to settle in, order up some beer and food and cheer on your team in style.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Beer Park offers a great view of the Strip along with 75 TVs, games, beer and food.
Terrisa’s expert tip: Beer Park frequently hosts viewing parties, especially during football season, when weekends are filled with college games on Saturday and NFL on Sunday. Beer Park opens at 9 a.m. on weekends so guests can enjoy a full day of pigskin.
The casual atmosphere at Yard House invites you to linger over your beer while you watch the game. The food here goes beyond sports-bar type fare and includes a gluten sensitive menu. The wide selection of dishes includes plenty of sports bar favorites, like guacamole and chips, nachos, fried cheese curds and wings. For anyone on your team looking for lighter fare, Yard House’s menu offers salads, street tacos and fish. The open, airy dining area is plentifully supplied with TVs, so you’re sure to find your favorite game to watch while you enjoy the food. The bar has a large selection of beers, and even gluten-free is often available.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: With its large selection of beer, food and TVs, Yard House is a great place to watch the game.
Terrisa’s expert tip: Yard House offers a wide gluten sensitive menu that includes snacks, appetizers, salads, steaks, seafood, tacos and burgers. Even some beer is available for gluten sensitive guests, like Omission’s Pale Ale or Ultimate Light.
Sports fans can watch the game while being surrounded by sports history at this sports pub, which features a collection of one-of-a-kind items displayed throughout the space from sporting events held in Las Vegas–including a Los Angeles Lakers jersey signed by Steve Nash. Every seat in the restaurant offers a prime view of the biggest games broadcast live on TAP’s 60 HD flat-screen televisions. The mouthwatering menu features American sports bar favorites such as two-fisted sandwiches, nachos and wings. Selections can be complemented with a cold beer from TAP’s extensive selection of bottles and draughts, including local and seasonal craft brews.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: At TAP, sports fans can enjoy the game and the bar’s collection of sports memorabilia, plus drinks and food.
Terrisa’s expert tip: TAP is conveniently located across from the MGM’s Sports Book, so sports enthusiasts don’t have far to go to place a bet. Mobile sports betting is also available on the PlayMGM app.
A popular spot with soccer fans, this popular 24-hour British pub (which also has a second location at 4755 Spring Mountain Road) serves hearty food and plenty of beers. Famous for its homemade chicken fingers, the restaurant is also known for serving some of the best fish & chips this side of London as well as one of Las Vegas’ most succulent burgers–the 1/2 pound British Burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato and your choice of Stilton, cheddar, American or Swiss cheese. Visitors can catch all the big games while drinking one of 30 beer selections on tap. Guests can even drink with their dog, as pets are welcome at the Tropicana location’s fenced patio.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Crown & Anchor is the place to go in Las Vegas for authentic British food, beer and plenty of soccer.
Terrisa’s expert tip: On Mondays after 5 p.m., guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat beer battered Fish & Chips, one of Crown & Anchor’s signature dishes. It’s considered some of the best fish and chips in Las Vegas.
PKWY Tivoli has 37 flat screens, a selection of over 250 beers and a menu featuring plenty of game-day favorites that will please any sports fan. PKWY Tavern has three other locations in Las Vegas, and all offer plenty of screens, beer and hearty food. In Tivoli Village, PWKY offers a casual interior and an inviting patio. In between watching the game, guess can play giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four, try their hand at cornhole or see if they’ve still got what it takes to beat the buzzer at Operation. Share appetizers like fried zucchini or pickles or nachos, or maybe one of the pizzas–buffalo chicken, al pastor, margherita or Sunday Morning Pizza, with scrambled eggs, bacon bits, ham, mozzarella, pico de gallo and roasted salsa.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: The welcoming atmosphere at PKWY Tivoli includes plenty of flat screen, a large selection of beer and a menu with loads of tasty selections.
Terrisa’s expert tip: PKWY Tavern has a terrific lunch special Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners get a half a sandwich or two tacos, plus a salad, and can add a side and drink for $3.
Las Vegas’ premier place to catch a sporting event, Lagasse’s Stadium, offers Chef Emeril Lagasse’s innovative take on tailgating. Boasting a menu of game-day favorites, refreshing brews and more than 100 HD TVs, including a 9-foot-by-16-foot main TV, sports are fans are sure to be in heaven regardless of their team’s score. Guests can watch all of the action from Lagasse’s Stadium’s plush stadium-style seating or play a game of their own at one of the venue’s billiard tables. There’s also a sports book on site so sports fans can place a bet on their favorite teams. Must-try dishes include the Creole Burger and Spice Rubbed Baby Back Ribs.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Lagasse’s Stadium offers a winning combination of food by Chef Emeril Lagasse and plenty of big screens for watching the game.
Terrisa’s expert tip: Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. guests can enjoy Happy Hour at Lagasse’s Stadium with small plates under $10 and beer, wine and cocktail specials.