Ellis Island | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Where to Eat, Drink and Watch Super Bowl LII

Big Game watch parties across the Valley for football foodies and beer fans

The Super Bowl. The Big Game. The Pigskin Showdown. Whatever you want to call it, the Patriots are once again showcasing their skills on the final Sunday of the season in Minnesota, this time taking on the Eagles. Whether you’re tuning in to watch the gods of the gridiron battle it out or you’re just there for the commercials, the real excitement comes from attending a proper party. Here are our picks for the best places to grub, or, if you prefer, conquer that liquid diet.

Where’s the Beer?

595 Craft and Kitchen

Photo by PJ Cervantes

An abundance of big-screen TVs, an eclectic beer selection and comforting appetizers are key ingredients to an ideal Super Bowl party. 595 Craft and Kitchen has all of the above and offers tailgate-style fare such as bacon-wrapped hot dogs and pork belly tacos. A $50 minimum food-and-drink charge is required per table, and guests are asked to come 30 minutes prior to kickoff. 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100, 595craftandkitchen.com

PKWY Tavern

PKWY Tavern is celebrating the Winter Olympics with patriotic "Red White and Blue" specials from February 9-25.The sheer number of beer that PKWY Tavern has to offer is reason enough to stake out a spot on Super Bowl Sunday. Beyond the selection of more than 250 beers, PKWY Tavern’s football sunday appetizers such as nachos and sliders add to the sports bar vibe. Reservations are being taken for February 4, where parties can view the game on multiple televisions or take a break and try their hand at cornhole and supersize Jenga. Multiple locations, pkwytavern.com

Hofbrauhaus

Walking into Hofbrauhaus is like stepping foot onto a Hollywood set for The Sound of Music—nobody speaks German and everyone is wearing a lederhosen. And just because football is rarely aired in Munich, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it in an over-the-top Bavarian atmosphere. What’s even better is the $125 all-you-can-eat-and-drink Big Game package. Wash down your bratwurst or käsespätzle with imported beer. Prost! 4510 Paradise Rd., hofbrauhauslasvegas.com

Bon appétit

Umami Burger

Hosting its Big Game Bash, Umami Burger in the SLS is offering up its usual variety of gourmet dining options, such as the Falafel Burger or Manly Fries. Plus, more than 50 TVs, a sportsbook and a beer garden make Umami a one-stop shop for a viewing party. Tickets start at $75, with VIP packages also available. 2–8 p.m., inside SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, umamiburger.com

MB Steak

MB Steak dry aged tomahawk | Photo by Jim Decker

Kickoff is officially at 3:30 p.m. on the West Coast, and football fans who are passionate about food can be found at MB Steak in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. With plenty of high-def TVs, guests can enjoy the game while feasting on cuisine such as miniature filet mignon sandwiches and crab cakes. Packages start at $125 per person, and include fare served tableside. 2:30 p.m., hardrockhotel.com

Casa di Amore

If you’ve heard its radio commercials, then you’re aware that Casa di Amore takes its commitment to Italian food and “the old way of life” seriously. In partnership with the Westgate, the restaurant is offering a variety of Italian classics at the 11th Annual Las Vegas Big Game Party. Marone! Tickets for the party are $170. Doors at 1:30 p.m., inside Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, lasvegasbiggameparty.bigcartel.com

Buddy V’s Ristorante

If you can’t get enough Italian, “all you can eat,” which should be synonymous with Super Bowl Sunday, is going down at Buddy V’s. For $49,  the Cake Boss’ Vegas outpost is hosting a viewing party for Italian food lovers. The menu includes Buffalo chicken wings and Hoboken submarine sandwiches, plus buckets of beer for $22. Inside The Venetian Las Vegas, buddyvlasvegas.com

Ballin’ on a Budget

Ellis Island

Just a few blocks off the Strip, Ellis Island has been a Vegas watering hole for more Super Bowls than you can count. If you need liquid courage to ease the stress of betting on the Eagles, then the family-run hotel has you covered. Tickets, which start at $85, include unlimited beer and well drinks, access to a once-a-quarter rotating buffet and the chance to win sports memorabilia. 2–8:30 p.m., $85–$200, 4178 Koval Lane, ellisislandcasino.com

PUB 365

Located inside the Tuscany Suites & Casino and featuring a large projector screen in addition to plenty of  TVs, PUB 365 is a good viewing-party option for those not looking to break the bank. For starters, $2.50 Bud and Bud Light—Dilly Dilly—can be paired with appetizers such as $2 tacos or a $15 platter of bites, including chicken wings and potato skins. tuscanylv.com

Suncoast Hotel and Casino

Doling out tickets starting at 9 a.m., the Showroom at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino is hosting a free viewing party on a first-come, first-served basis. Wash down game-day favorites such as nachos and $1.50 hot dogs with $15 buckets of domestic beer or $20 buckets of imported beer. There’s also a live betting station within the showroom. Doors open at 1 p.m., inside Suncoast Hotel and Casino, suncoastcasino.com

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