Cosmopolitan Race and Sports Book. Photo: Erik Kabik

Where to Watch the NCAA Drama Unfold

The Valley is also playing host to a number of other NCAA tourney parties, with a little something for everyone—from sports fans to bettors to those wanting to fill an afternoon with some fantastic food and drinks while watching a game. Here are our picks.

For the Hoops Fanatics:

Blondies Sports Bar & Grill is hosting 10 days of games on more than 60 TVs starting March 16. Beer pong will not be going on during the games but, after that final buzzer, it’s all fair game. Don’t forget to reserve your table! blondieslasvegas.com

The D Las Vegas wants you to celebrate March Madness in its newly remodeled Mancave rooms. Food and beverage and a private cocktail serve are included with the room rate, with sports betting and table games just steps away. Rooms can be reserved for four-, six- and eight-hour blocks by calling 702-388-2200. thed.com

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino features food and drink specials in its International Westgate Theater March 16-19, but doubles down on the NCAA excitement with an appearance by retired NBA player Thurl Bailey, of the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves, on March 16.westgatevegas.com

Score $8 pitchers of beer at Borracha Mexican Cantina inside Green Valley Ranch, which features full surround sound during all games March 16-April 4. borrachavegas.com

For the Gamblers:

Make your way to the The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Race & Sports Book March 16-17 for Hoops and Hops, a luxury viewing experience where fans can watch the action on stadium-style screens. Tickets ($200-$350) also gain attendees access to an open bar, satellite betting stations and interactive activities (including the option to ball on a hardwood court). cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Get cozy at Caesars Palace’s revamped sportsbook, where hoops enthusiasts can take in the games with the book’s 138-foot video display and its personalized ListenWifi technology, allowing attendees to stream the sound from the game of their choice through their smartphones. Don’t want to download the app? The book also boasts four sound zones, apparently the most on the Las Vegas Strip. caesars.com

Enjoy a selection of solid craft brews and inventive burgers and dogs while watching the tourney action at Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book. The SLS venue hosts parties March 16-19, with open bar tickets starting at $50 per person. slsvegas.com

South Point kicks off the madness March 16-18 with a free weekend bash in its ballroom, complete with on-site wagering stations, select $3 beers and complimentary chair massages. What more could a balling bettor ask for? southpointcasino.com

For the Party-hearty Crew:

The ladies of iconic pool party Rehab are throwing a viewing party March 16-18 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, featuring betting stations, party games and giveaways. Tickets are $100–$300 and include unlimited select draft beers and a buffet. hardrockhotel.com

Topgolf is putting on a weekend of parties March 16-18, offering guests a multi-option viewing experience with its massive video screens and more than 300 HDTVs. The open-air venue features an on-site sportsbook, satellite betting stations and, of course, the opportunity to play a round of its target-oriented golf game. Tickets, which don’t include golf play, are $50 per day. topgolf.com/lasvegas

Video-game enthusiasts eager to keep up with their brackets should consider watching the tourney at Level Up, as MGM Grand’s new gaming lounge is putting on March Madness parties throughout the tourney ($100 food & beverage minimums begin March 16). Get your game on while you watch the game and grub on menu items from the nearby TAPS Sports Bar. leveluplv.com

PBR Rock Bar at Planet Hollywood kicks off its madness mania on March 14, offering half-day ($125) and full-day ($200) open-bar packages through April 3. Or, if you just want to pop in for a bite to eat and catch your team on the screen, download the Cityzen app and use the NCAA17 code to score your first drink on the house. Did we mention you can sink your own shots on the beer pong tables, with 2-for-1 PBR pitchers 11 a.m.-9 p.m.? pbrrockbar.com

Guarantee a seat at the Hard Rock Cafe from March 16-18 for just $175 a day. Enjoy the open bar alongside an all-you-can-eat buffet while keeping up with your bracket! hardrock.com/las-vegas

Take in the games at Treasure Island’s free Madness in March viewing party, where a cash bar, concessions and betting stations will be available at the TI Ballroom March 16-18. treasureisland.com

The Orleans Hotel & Casino is hosting its March Hoopla viewing parties inside the Mardi Gras ballroom March 16-18. Grub on $2 hot dogs while washing ’em down with select $3 beers. Did we mention the $3 Jameson shots and cocktails? orleanscasino.com 

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