Super Bowl LI Celebrations

Your living room is great, but these big-game parties are worth getting off the couch for

Looking for an elevated epicurean experience while watching the Super Bowl? Or does your big-game tradition mean dollar hot dogs and cheap beer? From Strip-side celebrations to suburban parties and DTLV revelry, there’s a place for everyone to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons go head-to-head. Here are our picks.


Hard Rock Cafe

Watch the big game surrounded by sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip, all while noshing on Hard Rock’s Game Day menu buffet and getting your drink on during its five-hour premium open bar. And with that in mind, you might want to have Uber or Lyft at the ready. 2:30–7:30 p.m., $200 entry includes food and beverage, hardrock.com/cafes/las-vegas


The Palazzo clubstaurant puts on its annual Lavo Bowl, offering fans a viewing op complete with access to a delicious spread of its Italian-inspired fare and an open bar running from 1 to 4 p.m. Why not splurge for both, though? You know the spicy scarpariello chicken wings, smoked tomato barbecue pork ribs and kobe meatballs in grandma’s gravy will go down a whole lot better with a cold brew in hand. Did we mention the pizza station? 1 p.m., $95 open bar or buffet, $180 for both, lavolv.com


How about a top-notch chef–curated menu and premium beverage package to complete a big-game bash? That’s exactly what The Cosmopolitan steakhouse is offering, as bottomless select liquors, beers and wine will be served alongside Stephen Hopcraft’s Game Day menu. The grub includes appetizers such as truffle fries, assorted sliders, potato skins and pigs Wellington, and the spread wouldn’t be complete without the restaurant’s Bloody Mary bar. 2 p.m., $195, togrp.com/venue/stk-las-vegas

The Naughty Maggie Margarita at Pancho’s



If you’re hoping to stay close to your Summerlin abode for the big game, consider spicing up your Super Bowl Sunday at Downtown Summerlin’s casual Mexican eatery. Pancho’s is offering half-price select appetizers (including Pancho’s Nachos for $7 and the Botanas Especiales combo platter with quesadillas, crispy chicken drumsticks, beef taquitos and chicken flautas for $8.50) and assortment of drink specials (such as $1.25 off draft beer, $2.25 off house and flavored margaritas and $3 off well cocktails). To cap it all off, the restaurant is debuting its Baja Wings (a plate of nine wings for $15.95) for the occasion. 10 a.m., panchosrestaurant.com

South Point

The suburban locals casino is putting on its big-ass big-game bash again, filling its showroom, exhibit hall and grand ballroom with onsite wagering stations, food vendors and a whole lot of screens to take the action in. The doors open early, so why not make it a daylong affair? Lunch it up with food specials (including $1 hot dogs, $3 pizzas and $4 pulled-pork nachos) and catch a buzz before kickoff with $25 six-beer buckets of Bud, Bud Lite, Corona and Michelob Ultra. 10:30 a.m., southpoint.com


If you live in the suburbs, there’s a Distill, Elixir or Remedy’s near you. Appetizer specials start at $5 in all locations, with Miller beer specials ranging from $10 five-bottle buckets to $12 100-ounce Miller Lite towers and $2 16-ounce Miller Lite drafts. Plus, you get to enjoy the game in a comfy barstool, ordering from a bartender who probably already knows your name. It’s like your living room—but better. All day, distillbar.com, elixirlounge.net, remedystavern.com


Atomic Liquors

The veteran Downtown watering hole is tapping a number of limited-release Firestone Walker brews for the big game, while offering pizza and wings throughout and giveaways after every quarter. Pizza, beer and free shit? Life’s good at Atomic this Sunday. Noon–9 p.m., reservations required at info@atomic.vegas, atomic.vegas

Banger Brewing

There’s no doubt a number of Las Vegans will be drinking local during the game, but how about doing it in the brewery itself? Entry to Banger’s big-game party gets you all-you-can-drink access to its brews all day, and guests can add a $20 bottomless food package from LV Food Junky. Bacon popcorn, loaded mini baked potatoes or chili Frito pie, anyone? We’re thinking Banger’s El Heffe jalapeño hefeweizen will pair perfectly with that last item. 3:30–8 p.m., $35, bangerbrewing.com


Looking for a more authentic viewing experience? Maybe one with a gridiron? The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center transforms its 85,000 square feet into a sports arena, complete with a replica football field and stadium seats. American Coney Island, Cousins Maine Lobster and more will be on site to supply the grub. Noon, DLVEC.com