Las Vegas was a sports town long before the Golden Knights came around. That’s because there’s always a betting window eager to take a wager. Whether it’s football, baseball, basketball or ultimate fighting, the best sports bars in Vegas always have their doors open with specials ready to go — including a few outdoor sports bars — to enjoy all the action.
Tap Sports Bar
Tucked away on the casino floor of the MGM Grand, Tap is a sports fan’s dream come true. The tables are surrounded by memorabilia, including photos and jerseys representing world-famous athletes. There’s plenty of food and draft beer is served in mugs as large as one liter. Tap is also conveniently close to the MGM Grand sports book, making it easy to place any last minute bets.
McMullan’s Irish Pub
Soccer, rugby, cricket… whatever sport you prefer from across the pond, this Irish Pub has it all. Grab a seat in one of two main bar areas and order a Guinness to go along with a corned beef sandwich. McMullan’s is just west of the Strip and easy to find next-door to the Orleans casino. Although a big supporter of soccer in general, it’s especially loyal to the Liverpool Football Club. McMullan’s is open 24 hours a day — every day — to catch all the big games. Televisions are wheeled out to the patio during popular events, making it one of the best outdoor sports bars in Las Vegas.
One of the best ways to enjoy a game is with a beer in hand. Beer Park has more than a hundred to choose from, including 36 on draft. The open-air sports bar at Paris Las Vegas has dozens of screens to catch every minute of an important game and gorgeous views of the Bellagio fountains across the street. You can also play a few games yourself, including pool, foosball and giant-sized Jenga. The food is heavy on barbecue favorites and prepared by the same kitchen behind Hexx downstairs.
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill
Forget shopping. Blondies is one of the best reasons to pay a visit to the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. In addition to 40 big-screen televisions, the bar includes all-you-can-handle well drinks and domestic drafts for $20 (twice a day… 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-1 a.m.), making it one of the best happy hour deals on the Strip. The bar usually opens at 7am, but stays open all night Friday through Saturday, which helps sports fans catch a variety of live games from around the world.
There’s isn’t a bad seat in the house. The Still at the Mirage has dozens of television screens perfectly hooked up so every table has a clear view of the action. If you get hungry, wander over to the Airstream trailer in the back and order delicious game day grub — including burgers, nachos, tacos, and lobster rolls — made fresh and brought to your table.
Crown & Anchor British Pub
The English Pub could be the top choice in Vegas for watching British sports like soccer and rugby. Don’t worry about any time difference. Crown & Anchor is open 24/7 with locations both east and west of the Strip. The menu specializes in British pub favorites like Fish n’ Chips and Yorkshire pudding with 30 beers on draft.
Sitting in the shadow of the T-Mobile Arena, Beerhaus is a great spot for Golden Knights fans to party before or after home games. Don’t have a ticket? Don’t worry. There are a few TVs on the wall to catch the action. Enjoy the open windows and menu of more than a hundred beers, including top picks from local breweries like Joseph James, Bad Beat, and Crafthaus.
This massive sports bar on the Strip has more than 100 high-def screens, stadium seating in front of a giant video wall, and a menu from Emeril Lagasse that goes above and beyond your typical sports bar grub. There’s even an adjacent betting window to add a little extra excitement without having to wander off to the sports books. There are plenty of food and drink specials to go around during big games.
Photo credits: Crown & Anchor, Tap, Beer Park, The Still, Blondies, Lagasse’s Stadium & The Book