Even before the city got professional teams to call its own, Las Vegas has been a town where people love to gather in a sports bar.
Long before the Golden Knights, the Lights or the Aces, people have loved to watch sports in Las Vegas. The Super Bowl, March Madness, and other big events draw crowds to gamble or just check out the action. From a tiny throwback pub to a digital-display casino sports book, here are some of the best sports bars in Vegas.
Born and Raised
Bar, Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
As the name Born and Raised indicates, this sports bar focuses on local sports and local patrons. That once meant UNLV sports, but now it also includes the new local hockey, basketball and soccer teams. Born and Raised is known for their sliders—they offer 18 varieties—as well as decadent fare like fried chicken donut sandwiches and jumbo bloody marys.
Even before the Vegas Golden Knights arrived, Brooksy’s was a hot spot for hockey, thanks to the promise of screening every NHL game and the attached ice rink (patrons can watch through a window). The bar often hosts viewing parties for big games, with buffets and drink specials. Brooksy’s is also hard to miss—look for the building that looks like a cartoon castle.
Located near the Strip-side of The Cosmopolitan, the Sports Book offers both high- and low-tech fun. There’s mobile gaming, real-time scoreboards, LED screens and video poker—but also foosball and air hockey. A menu of gameday fare like tater tot nachos and pretzel fondue is served alongside a substantial selection of beers.
Las Vegans have been sipping beers and watching games at the Four Kegs Sports Pub for over four decades. Photos, banners, jerseys and other memorabilia cover the walls, and plenty of screens show a variety of sports. There’s a menu of ribs, pizza, burgers, cheesesteaks and cheese fries.
A departure from the usual wood-paneling-and-framed-jersey sports pub style, G.O.A.T. Sports Bar favors white marble and pop art paintings. The menu offers twists on the expected, such as Korean fried chicken, shrimp po’ boys and short ribs with grits. A daily happy hour offers discounts on food and drink.
As you can guess by the name, Lagasse Stadium is indeed part of the Emeril’s family of restaurants. Couches and booths are laid out on multiple levels in front of an enormous screen, stadium style. The menu includes bar food classics and some Cajun faves—gumbo, po’boys and a spicy Creole burger.
Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
The standout feature of the Sporting Life Bar is the bar itself—the mahogany bar top is made from a 1920s basketball court floor. The bar food also gets a slightly unusual twist, such as bourbon-glazed chicken tenders, beer-battered mushrooms and a short rib Philly cheesesteak. Trivia nights, darts tournaments, viewing parties and more let everyone be a part of the game.
Located behind the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Topgolf is a multi-level golfing facility that also offers a bar, restaurant, concerts, games and two swimming pools. Small screens above the bars and in the bays, along with big screens on the walls, allow you to watch the game, even if you’re not playing one.