Updated December 2nd, 2021
(Please note that “Super Bowl” is copyrighted by the National Football League and that Caesars Entertainment properties are the only ones with an official tie-in with the NFL.)
There’s nothing like watching a big football game on a mammoth screen surrounded by rowdy gamblers in Las Vegas.
Football is already fun just when watching from home, but spending Super Bowl Sunday in Sin City gives the game a whole new dimension, as almost every single play elicits loud roars (or groans), from the thousands of watchers with money riding on the game.
Between the prop bets, flowing drinks, fans all decked out in their favorite team’s jersey, there is an amazingly fun buzz in the air, which is why Las Vegas bursts at the seams with visitors on Super Bowl Sunday.
In fact, last year, over 311,000 people came into Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
To put that number in perspective, 309,000 came into town to celebrate New Year’s Eve, meaning that in Sin City, Super Bowl Sunday is a bigger holiday in than New Year’s!
Hotels, (which already average a weekend occupancy rate of 95.5% during the rest of the year) fill up to capacity, shows sell out, and dining reservations get a little harder to acquire. As of this update, of the ten Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas, only Bally’s is sold out. You can check out the rates from the link below, however rooms on Saturday February 12th, 2022 are going from $179 at the Rio All Suites hotel, to $599 at Caesars Palace (before taxes and fees).
And while many of the sports books will reserve their best seats for their high-rollers, the rest of us have plenty of options in which to enjoy our football weekend – both on the Strip and on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
There are literally hundreds of viewing parties, as each bar and restaurant will have some special event, however we’re just covering the bigger ones in this article. Also, many casinos have yet to announce parties, but we’ll update this as parties are scheduled. (I may receive a commission should you purchase tickets from a link on this site).
Here’s a look at the viewing party options in Las Vegas for Super Bowl 56, on Sunday February 13th, 2022.
Caesars Palace Super Bowl Viewing Parties
As an official partner of the NFL, Caesars Palace goes all out every Sunday, but Super Bowl Sunday is predictably crazy. You find TV’s and an electric buzz all over the resort of course, but there are three main Super Bowl viewing parties here: the Caesars Palace sportsbook, Stadia Bar, and the Montecristo Cigar Bar.
Prices shown below may increase, and/or seats sell out, but are current as of this writing.
- Caesars Palace Sportsbook
I remember watching the 1998 NFC Championship game here at this beautiful sportsbook while on a bachelor party. We grabbed some empty free seats.
My how times have changed.
For this year’s Super Bowl, the Caesars Palace sports book offers several viewing options among three different tiers. In the main Seating section, there are four rows and the price is based on the row. Counter-intuitively, rows are cheaper the closer to the TV screens.
Prices change based on demand, however as of this update, current rates below are after all taxes, fees and and an 18% gratuity.
|Type of Seat||Drink Benefits||Price|
|Bleacher Seat||3 drink tickets||$238.58|
|Row 1||4 drink tickets||$518.48|
|Row 2||4 drink tickets||$569.03|
|Row 3||4 drink tickets||$732.52|
|Row 4||4 drink tickets||$787.02|
|VIP Seat||Unlimited drinks, access to expedited betting window||$1,198.10|
|VIP Couch (for 3 people)||Unlimited drinks, access to expedited betting window||$3,420.18|
The VIP couch price is total, and not per person. Tickets are available directly from Caesars Palace here:
Super Bowl at the Caesars Palace sportsbook seats.
(You’ll click on the “Compare tables” tab in the upper left-hand corner).
- Stadia Bar
Caesar Palace’s newest lounge, this upscale sports bar has crafted cocktails and plenty of large HD TVs.
They offer two kinds of packages: tables and booths. No open bar here; instead your table or booth reservation includes a beverage credit. You check in on Sunday between 2 PM and 3:30 PM.
Stadia Bar table game-day pricing is as follows.
|Number of Guests||Beverage credit||Price (after taxes, fees & gratuities)|
|2 (table only)||$200||$449.06|
|4 (table or booth)||$400||$834.57|
|10 (table or booth)||$800||SOLD OUT|
Tickets are available directly from Caesars Palace here: Stadia Bar seating
- Montecristo Cigar Bar
If you and your boys want to be able to watch the game while sipping bourbon and smoking stogies, this cozy lounge in the heart of Caesars Palace may be for you. Best of all, there won’t be that annoying person next to you giving you the evil eye over your cigar smoke.
Except for the most bottom one, these seat prices do not include cigars. Prices are after taxes and tips, but before fees.
|Number of Guests||Beverage Credit||Price (after taxes & gratuities)|
|2 – Table at entrance or courtyard||$250||$465.94|
|2 – Premium Library table||$250||$715.94|
|3 – Library table||$250||$765.94|
|6 – VIP Library Couch||$500||$1,331.88|
|8 – Courtyard Large Booth||$600||$1,158.25|
|10 – Montecristo Clubhouse||$2000 (food & beverage) 10 cigars included.||$4,527.50|
Tickets available from Caesars Palace here: Montecristo Cigar Bar reservations
Hard Rock Café
The famous rock and roll themed restaurant and bar chain is right on the Strip, across from Park MGM.
Their “Big Game Watch Party” goes from 3 PM to 7 PM, and costs $310, which includes all taxes and fees. Tickets entitle you to a “five-hour premium open bar and food stations of chef-selected game day favorites.” Doors open at 2:45 PM.
Tickets are available here: Hard Rock Cafe Big Game Viewing Party Tickets
Plaza Hotel & Casino
This downtown Las Vegas icon has a “Big Game Viewing Party” in their ballroom, where there will be big screen HD projectors. Tickets are $100 each,m which comes out to $114.38 after taxes and fees. This entitles you to their “stadium food buffet” and buckets of beer (from 2:30 to until the 3rd quarter).
There’s also a cash bar and betting kiosks set up all over. Doors open at noon, and the buffet starts at 2:30.
Tickets and information are available from the hotel’s site here: PlazaHotelCasino.com/entertaiment
Circa Las Vegas
As you can imagine, perhaps the world’s biggest and best sportsbook is one busy place on Super Bowl Sunday.
Circa Las Vegas on Fremont Street downtown sells out, but as of this update, seats are available for $300. These include six drink tickets.
Recliners with an open bar go for $1,000.
Circa sportsbook’s six-person tables are still available if you and your buddies are willing to shell out $6,000 (not including tax, fees and gratuities) for the entire table. The table includes, “ultra-premium bottle service with 2 complimentary bottles, premium open bar & signature stadium food.”
Should you prefer to watch football in water, the resort’s massive Stadium Swim complex has a variety of game-day packages available. Stadium Swim is home to six heated pools, cabanas, swim-up bars, and oh yeah, a 143 foot long, 14 million pixel TV screen.
More information available from Circa Las Vegas here.
Bally’s Hotel & Casino
- As with the other Caesars Entertainment properties you’ll see below, you can get a seat inside the Caesars Sportsbook in Bally’s starting at $108 on Super Bowl Sunday. This comes with 2 free drinks. Tickets and information here. Bally’s football packages.
Flamingo Hotel & Casino
- At the sportsbook inside the Flamingo, $108 will get you a seat and two drink tickets. Available here: Flamingo Football.
Harrah’s Hotel & Casino
- Seats in Harrah’s sportsbook start at $108, and include two drink tickets. Information here: Harrah’s Football.
- In between the Flamingo and Linq Hotel/Casino, the Linq Promenade’s AmeriCAN restaurant bar hosts their annual Big Game Party. For $150 (before taxes, and gratuities), you get guaranteed seating, along with a premium open bar from 2 PM until the game ends.
Planet Hollywood/Miracle Mile Shops
- The PBR Rock Bar and Grill is the fun cowboy bar/restaurant with Strip patio frontage. Their Super Bowl party costs $175 and gets you seating plus the premium open bar from 2 PM to the end of the game. You can add on the Ultimate Tailgate Party for $50 per person which I believe allows you to gain access to start the party at noon.
- Ringer Sports Bar Restaurant inside the PH has various viewing options. A table for two starts at $265.83 (for both) and includes 2 drink tickets.
- Rockhouse Bar at the Venetian has their Big Game Party costing $175 per person. Included in that is seating and an open bar from 2 PM until the end of the game.
Fremont Street Downtown Las Vegas Super Bowl Viewing Party 2022
The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is an outdoor concert/entertainment venue right off of Fremont Street, with 85,000 square feet of space that can hold 15,000 people.
On Super Bowl Sunday, the party is called the “Biggest Big Game Bash 2022.” The game is shown on a giant LED TV screen (they say has 72 feet of space), along with two large side screens. Food and drink vendors provide the drinks and meals (at a price of course).
The party starts at 11 AM and is free! You can, however pay to reserve tables. Prices for 2022 have yet to be announced. I’ll update this when more information becomes available.
In previous years you could reserve a table for you and some friends. Last time, a 4 man table started at $240 total (before taxes and fees) and there were 6 person, 8 person tables on up available to reserve. On the highest end, you could reserve a man cave for up to 20 people with a $5,000 minimum food and beverage spend.
Westgate Super Book
With 30,000 square feet, the Westgate Hotel & Casino’s sports book is the biggest in town, offering every prop bet you could possibly imagine. In short, it’s the epicenter of sports betting in Las Vegas, if not the world.
As such, it means you’re unlikely to score one of the prized 350 seats in this massive book.
So instead, you could watch the game at one of parties held in (1) The International Theater, or (2) The ballroom.
1) International Theater
Westgate’s 1,600 seat venue turns into football central on Sunday’s during the regular season, and of course, during Super Sunday. The theater is home to a free Super Bowl viewing party, with food and drink specials.
Drink and food specials run all day. Seating in the theater is free and doors open at noon.
2) The “Big Game Party” is held each year in the resort’s ballroom. There are tables and TVs everywhere. Tickets cost $225 per person, and get you an open bar, all-day buffet, and seating. You’ll also get a raffle tickets for various prizes drawn thought the day.
Information here: LasVegasBigGameParty.com
(The above parties are some of the only ones to be announced thus far. I’ll update this article as more parties are announced. Until then, the rest of the article below covers pre-Covid Super Bowl parties, many of which will be similar in price and offerings to the 2022 game.)
The Book at the Linq Hotel & Casino
The “Book” at the Linq is newly remodeled and has more than 50 big TVs. You’re given a tablet as you arrive for digital ordering of drinks, placing bets online, etc.
Their Super Bowl viewing party ticket costs $374.26 per person (after all taxes, fees and tips), and includes the following:
– A reserved seat at an upper deck table
– An open Bar
– All You Can Eat buffet
Alternatively, you could book one of their fan cave experiences for $5,000 (before everything). This gives you and nine buddies fan cave rental (with your own 98 inch TV), an open bar,and a buffet.
From the Tilted Kilt, to the Brooklyn Bowl, all of the bars and restaurants on the Linq Promenade will have viewing parties.
One example is Virgil’s Real BBQ. Their Big Game party costs $175 per person, which gives gets you all-you-can eat of their great barbecue, a premium bar from 3 PM to the end of the 3rd Quarter, and even a dessert bar. Last year, there were giveaways and contests, but I’m not sure if there will be in 2020.
At the resort’s House of Blues nightclub, the big game party starts at 1:30 PM. The package ($157.97 per person before fees), gets you a reserved seat, and all you-can-drink draft beer, along with an unlimited buffet featuring barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, chicken fingers, wings, loaded mac’n cheese, mini-cupcakes, etc.
“The Still” inside the Mirage is a restaurant/bar with a big game party, costing a minimum $300 in food and beverage spend (per person).
The Mirage Sports Book has yet to announce Super Bowl plans. Last year, reserving a seat in the sports book cost $262 per person.
Planet Hollywood and Miracle Mile Shops
Inside the Miracle Mile shopping mall, bar/restaurants like Blondie’s Sports Bar have all-you-can drink viewing parties. Blondie’s Super Sunday party 2020 however, is sold out.
Paris Las Vegas
The resort’s Beer Park has some pricey packages that do not include alcohol.
For $133.49 per person (after taxes and fees), you get a guaranteed seat at the bar, and free buffet-style food starting at 2 PM.
T.I. Hotel & Casino (Treasure Island)
In addition to their laid-back sportsbook, the cowboy restaurant/bar Gilley’s is the setting for T.I.’s Super Bowl party.
Unlike as with other places, seating here is first come/first served. Doors open at noon, but you can get tickets ahead of time. For $150 you get an all-you-can eat at a buffet that looks enticing, with pulled pork sliders, cheeseburgers, build-your-own nachos, a tater tot bar, wings, desserts, and more. You also get unlimited alcohol.
Also, the Senor Frogs restaurant here at T.I. has a party with tickets starting at $135 (when bought early). It includes guaranteed seating, contests, giveaways, and all you can eat from noon to the end of the game, and an open bar.
The popular nightclub/restaurant Tao has their annual “Tao Bowl.” There are only tables for rent here, and you have to email them for prices and reservations. But like the saying goes, if you have to ask about the price….
Wynn & Encore
The Encore Beach Club is the location for this Super Bowl party. General seating tickets start at $150 (before taxes, fees & gratuities) and do not includes drinks or anything. The upper package is…gulp…$25,000, and includes seating for 20 people, three liters of Dom, 6 bottles of Grey Goose, Fiji water, Red Bull, and, ahem, a case of Bud Light.
South Point Hotel & Casino Big Game Watch Party
Besides the nationally-renowned sports book, the South Point has large Super Bowl viewing parties at a showroom, exhibit hall and grand ballroom. All are free of charge. In-room wagering is offered, and there are drink and food specials all day.
Concerts in Las Vegas on Super Bowl Weekend 2022
With an extra 300,000 or so people in town, Sin City ramps up their entertainment game before the big game, with a variety of shows and concerts all throughout Super Bowl weekend. Here are some of the bigger shows:
- MGM Grand
Mexican singer and songwriter Ana Gabriel performs at the MGM Garden Arena on Saturday, February 12th. Tickets available here: Ana Gabriel at MGM Grand.
- Mandalay Bay
Rapper Tyler the Creator has a 7 PM concert at Mandalay Bay the night before the game as well. Tickets here: Tyler the Creator at Mandalay Bay.
- Mirage Hotel & Casino
Comedy Central’s Daniel Tosh performs his stand up on Friday and Saturday night before the game. Shows are at 7:30 at the Mirage Theater.
- Planet Hollywood
The casino/hotel’s Zappos Theater host country legend Shania Twain on February 11th, 12th, and Monday the 14th. Tickets are available here: Shania Twain at PH
- Resorts World
Luke Bryan is playing at 8 PM on both Friday and Saturday nights before Super Bowl Sunday at the beautiful new Resorts World Casino on the northern end of the Strip. Tickets are available here: Luke Bryan at Resorts World.
- T-Mobile Arena
At T-Mobile Arena, George Strait also has a two-night gig on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th. Tickets here: George Strait in Las Vegas.
- Virgin Hotel/Casino
California rock band AFI plays at the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas at 8 PM on Saturday night. Tickets here: AFI at Virgins Hotel Las Vegas.
- In past years, the Nevada Gaming Control Board says that there was $146 million legally wagered on the game.
- The ultimate Sin City Super Bowl viewing party may take place in 2025, when it is very possible (even likely), that the Super Bowl will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, which is on the south end of the Strip, just across the Interstate from Mandalay Bay.
(By Steve Beauregard. Photo courtesy of the Westgate Hotel and Casino and the Downtown Events Center)