Whenever you step into a nightlife venue during the daytime, there’s a feeling that you don’t quite belong there. But on “Big Game Day” (which we are legally bound to call it) you’re welcome to take a seat in those plush couches that are normally roped off and reserved for attractive people like Tom Brady.
If you’re thinking about watching Touchdown Tommy win his sixth ring on the Strip, here are seven nightlife venues that are hosting the game, and how much some of those uber-extravagant VIP party packages will cost you.
Alibi Ultra Lounge
Finding a seat anywhere might be challenging if you don’t plan ahead, but fortunately this Aria ultra lounge will have designated standing areas for those nail-biting moments where you can’t sit still. Guests will also be treated to a special menu of “Game Day Classics” while they enjoy the game. 12 p.m., aria.com
The only thing that can compete with those Foundation Room views is Tom Brady’s handsome face, and you’ll get to see both if you head up to the top of Mandalay Bay on February 4. VIP packages start at $400 and go all the way up to $2,500 for the “End Zone Package” that includes a private space for you and 17 of your best friends. 1:30 p.m., houseofblues.com/lasvegas
If you still have some energy left over following Lavo’s Playboy Bunny Bash on Saturday, you can make your way back to the Palazzo fixture for a “super” buffet featuring Scarpariello wings, grilled baby lamb chops, assorted sushi and more. There’s also an open bar from 1 to 4 p.m., which should keep you lubricated until mid-first quarter. 1 p.m., $150, lavolv.com
Mandalay Bay’s The Light is calling in regulars Metro Boomin and Rick Ross to be the warmup acts for its “Big Game” blowout, so try to pace yourself from Friday to Sunday. For the game, there’s a buffet package available with three drink tickets, plus the experience of seeing it all in a nightclub setting. 2 p.m., $100, thelightvegas.com
Lily Bar & Lounge
Bellagio’s Lily Bar is one of the few ultra lounges that have been catering to football fans all season long with huge hi-def screens throughout the space. For February 4, the lounge is rolling out lobster tacos, mac and cheese bites, and other appetizers while you watch Brady take apart the Eagles defense. Doors open at 11 a.m., but you’ll want to get there early to find a comfortable spot for the afternoon. bellagio.com
There’s no music on the Super Sunday calendar at the Hard Rock’s intimate rock club. Instead, there’s an all-you-can-eat-and-drink tailgate buffet featuring: BBQ pork ribs, cheeseburger sliders, chicken wings, pizza and enough chips, dips and salsa to put you in a food coma. 1 p.m., $125, hardrockhotel.com
For once, you’ll get to see what XS is like in daylight, because doors to the Encore Las Vegas club open at 2 p.m. on game day. For $150, you’ll get a VIP wristband with bar seating and access to the buffet. But let’s be real, on Super Bowl Sunday you need to be in a “go big or go home” state of mind. Grab a friend (or 19 friends) and aim high with a VIP table package. On one end, “The Safety” will get you a bottle of Grey Goose and a bucket of Bud Light for $1,250. On the other end, “The Hail Mary” package for 20 comes with a 3-liter of Dom Perignon Luminous, six Grey Goose bottles, a case of Bud Light, one dozen Red Bulls, and one dozen Fiji waters to help sober your ass up—for $25,000. wynnnightlife.com