By Yvonne Newman
When it comes to football and basketball (or really any sport), being in Las Vegas is the next best thing to being at the big game. Eat, drink and cheer while watching every play on big-screen televisions at these four rollicking venues on the Strip.
Dick’s Last Resort At Excalibur
This joint is best known for its wisecracking wait staff, but be warned: they’ll insult you and make you wear a butcher paper hat with a crude saying. Dick’s Last Resort serves up delicious finger foods (like Cheez Sticks and the Bucket O’ Motha Cluckin’ Good Chicky Wings) as well as “Big Ass Beers.” Plus, flat-screen TVs positioned around the bar and on the patio make it easy for you to rally your friends together and view the big games. Call 702.597.7991 for more info.
The Pub At Monte Carlo
With a bar backed by a colorful collection of kegs, it’s easy to score a brewski. However, the choice will be difficult because this spirited watering hole boasts a selection of more than 100 beers from around the world. The Pub’s grub is impressive too. Dig in to the Michelob Amberbock Chili Cheese Wedges or Giant Wood-Fired Pretzels while taking in all the action from TVs spread across two floors. Call 702.730.7420 for more info.
TAP Sports Bar At MGM Grand
Join the rambunctious crowds that pack this place to watch their favorite teams on 60 flat-screen TVs in a place filled with sports memorabilia. In addition to wings and nachos, the “Pre-Game” section of the menu features items you’re sure to rave about—such as Wisconsin Fried Cheese, Jalapeño Corn Dogs and Franks in a Blanket. Tackle them head on with a craft beer. Call 702.891.7239 for more info.
Tom’s Urban At New York-New York
Enjoy big games at the bar and Strip-side patio. Tom’s Urban has food you’ll go crazy for—like the Hangover Slopper (a burger topped with pork green chili and two fried eggs) and Xiangxiang Crispy Duck Wings. Feeling more daring? Order the Fried Frog Legs off the “WTF” menu. Happy Hour features “$5 Drafts, Mules, Margs and Wells.” The Adult Sno Cone, made with Absolut Vodka, is a big winner too. Call 702.740.6766 for more info.