College basketball fans from all over the country love to visit Vegas and bet on March Madness. Whether you’re rooting for a sure thing, an underdog or your alma mater, you’ll have a great time and if you’re lucky, go home with some cash. Bars, sportsbooks and other venues will be packed, so plan ahead. Catch the action at the top Las Vegas viewing parties for watching the tournament games in 2023.
The best way to watch March Madness? In person, of course. The T-Mobile Arena hosts the West Regional of the NCAA March Madness Tournament, putting a Sin City spin on the Sweet 16. Basketball fans will also enjoy a Fan Experience outside the arena in The Park next to New York-New York. This is just a taste of things to come. Allegiant Stadium will host the Final Four in 2028.
Las Vegas Strip Clubs
Off the Strip
Is there a better way to watch college basketball than surrounded by beautiful women? Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Crazy Horse III and Sapphire are all throwing big viewing parties with enticing discounts and specials. Sapphire has numerous big-screen TVs and an entire room dedicated to watching the games. March Madness packages often include bottle service, open bar, food, free transportation and other options.
Book a visit to Sapphire online and ask about the latest packages in the message box.
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill
Blondies is one of the best sports bars on the Strip. The lively inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood has beer pong and more than 40 flatscreen TVs to showcase the thrill of victory. The food and beer selection is strong. Don’t be surprised if you see a few sexy cheerleaders on hand to make sure you have fun during even the most one-sided games. Book a table reservation well in advance for the first three days of March Madness (March 16-18) with minimums of $100-$150 per seat for morning and afternoon sessions.
Hoops & Hops
The Cosmopolitan holds its 3-day Hoops and Hops event each year, packing a large 40,000 square-foot ballroom with tables and VIP couches to watch the games on enormous high-definition screens March 16-18. Food and drink stations line the walls with betting stations on standby. You can even hit the hardwood and practice some shots of your own. Book lounge seating with a reservation in advance. Open bar packages are available too.
The brand-new Brew Dog rooftop beer pub is holding its first-ever March Madness viewing party. Book a reservation for games across three time slots (10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.) with packages ranging from $120 to $300 per person. Book online. The menu includes steaks, burgers and lots of beer brewed on site with seasonal specialties.
TAP Sports Bar
TAP Sports Bar is a paradise for fans, featuring memorabilia from legendary athletes covering the walls. The dining room has 60 high-definition TVs, allowing more than 200 guests to catch all the action. Match up a seasonal craft beer with classic American dishes, including a fun take on Beer Can Chicken. TAP usually requires a food and beverage minimum to guarantee seating during March Madness. The bar is also close to the MGM Grand sportsbook, making it easy to place a last-minute bet.
Madness in March
The TI Ballroom holds annual “Madness in March” viewing parties with no cover charge at Gilley’s, Golden Circle Sportsbook & Bar and the convention level on the second floor. Enjoy every edge-of-your-seat moment of the game with cash bars and projection screens with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Place a wager at a convenient satellite betting station. Doors open early each day.
Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip
Check out a “Hoops Madness” viewing party on March 16-19, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The price of $300 covers a premium open bar, buffet that changes throughout the day and great seats for watching the games on TV. William-Hill Race and Sports Book will be on-site to take your bets. Book now because reservations are expected to sell out quickly.
Caesars Palace Sportsbook
Experienced bettors know Caesars Palace has one of the best sportsbooks in Las Vegas. The high-energy destination on the casino floor has 140 seats, a 12-inch flatscreen at every table, six 12-by-15-foot jumbo screens, a 20-by-50-foot LED board and a dozen 50-inch plasma screens to make sure you don’t miss a play.
Full Court March
Resorts World will have ample opportunities to view the NCAA basketball tournament games with the property’s annual Full Court March celebration. The best places are RedTail and Dawg House, a sports bar attached to the Resorts World sportsbook.
Mandalay Bay Sportsbook
Mandalay Bay’s sportsbook is known for having some of the highest betting limits in town. There are enough seats for 300 people to watch more than 80 high-def TV screens to watch the tournament games. Luxury boxes let bettors place a wager from their seats on a touch-screen monitor. The Sportsbook Grill will be ready to serve burgers, sandwiches or salads while you cheer on your favorite team.