Destinations And Ideas For Super Bowl Excitement In Las Vegas

Written By Marc Meltzer on December 13, 2021

Watching the Super Bowl in Las Vegas can be anywhere from simple to overwhelming. Throwing a Super Bowl party at home is easy and not all that special. Why not get in a car or airplane and have some Super Fun around the Las Vegas valley.

Experiencing the Super Bowl in Las Vegas is unique because it’s one of the busiest days for many businesses. The good news is there are plenty of sportsbooks, bars and restaurants that allow complimentary general admission to watch the Super Bowl.

There are plenty of venues, however, that will charge to reserve a seat or table. This is when things can get complicated.

Prices at some casino sportsbooks, bars and restaurants cover anything from just a seat or table to all you can eat and drink along with a chair. Depending on the location of the venue, this could cost as much as thousands of dollars.

The Super Bowl is big business and everyone is trying to capitalize. The good news is that there’s plenty of time to decide where to watch the game and make appropriate plans.

Free Super Bowl sportsbook viewing

Most Las Vegas sportsbooks off of the Strip offer free general admission seating to watch the Super Bowl. Just arrive early to grab a seat as all chairs in these sportsbooks are first come first served.

Plan to arrive a couple of hours before kickoff to score a free seat in a sportsbook. Being away from the Vegas Strip is just as exciting as being in the center of town but perhaps has less crowding.

Reserving Super Bowl sportsbook seats

Just about every full-service sportsbook on the Vegas Strip will charge a fee to guarantee a seat for the Super Bowl. Prices vary, but this is a good way to secure space in the best Big Game environment. A good rule of thumb is to expect to pay more at the luxury casinos.

Some off-strip casinos like Circa that have a high demand for sportsbook seats also allow guests to reserve seats.

Paying to reserve a sportsbook seat is not for everyone, but it is a great way to ensure being inside the most in-demand casino to watch the Super Bowl.

Gratis Super Bowl casino parties

Some casinos like South Point will throw large complimentary parties in the ballroom. Like the sportsbook, seating is first come first served. The entrance is free but you pay regular prices for food and drinks. These ballrooms often have food so there’s no need to run out to a restaurant.

There are also several bars and restaurants located either inside or outside of casinos that don’t require a reservation. If you are spontaneous there’s plenty of time to see which venues will work best.

Paid Super Bowl watch parties

Super Bowl watch parties come in all shapes, sizes and price points. This viewing may be in a ballroom, bar, restaurant, or private room. Paid Super Bowl watch parties offer everything from just a guaranteed seat to all you can eat or drink and a seat.

Some restaurants and bars like Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay will have multiple food and beverage package options from which to choose. Bars and restaurants near` casinos have similar offerings. There are plenty of options.

The paid parties can be the most overwhelming Super Bowl option since there are many choices. The Vegas Big Game Facebook group is one resource for Las Vegas viewing options.

Create your own Super Bowl party

Creating a Super Bowl party in a casino suite is fun for anyone who wants total control over the experience.

Groups creating their own Super Bowl party in Las Vegas have become popular as prices rise for public parties. Casino suites that hold anywhere from four to 20 people can make for a great Super Bowl party.

Buying food and beverages at grocery stores is one option for a self-controlled party and paying to deliver catering is another. Instacart, Uber Eats and others will deliver to a casino. There are also plenty of restaurants that will offer to-go options for Super Bowl parties.

There are plenty of suites available in Las Vegas casinos. Just make sure the TV is big enough for the entire crew to enjoy the game.

Photo by John Locher / Associated Press
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Marc grew up on the mean streets of the South Bronx. He's the rare combination of Yankees and Jets fan which explains his often contrarian point of view. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Las Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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