There are few things that are more fun than watching college basketball with your friends. And, when March Madness rolls around, it’s even more thrilling.
Celebrating this festive holiday usually means taking bets, hosting viewing parties, and declaring your allegiance to your favorite team. But, what do you do if you want to take your watch party to another level?
We are here to tell you, there’s no better place to be than Vegas. The Strip is jam-packed with betting stations, viewing parties, group packages, drink specials and everything else you need to make this year’s journey to Final Four one for the record books.
Now, the only thing left to do is find the perfect venue to party March Madness away with old and new friends. But, not to worry, this is where we come in. Without further adieu, here are our top places to hang out in Vegas during this festive time:
Hard Rock – The Joint
For the price and the view, you can’t beat a watch party at the Hard Rock, especially The Joint location. Suite amenities include an open bar with cocktail servers, buffet, personal TV, a build-your-own Bloody Mary station, access to prizes and games, and more.
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas
Starting from March 14th, Beer Park will host a number of March Madness viewing parties. All games will be shown on their many hi-def TVs, which guarantees that you will be treated to prime game viewing. They also have a full menu with over 100 beer options as well as a number of signature items.
If you are looking for something more affordable, there are some casinos that will let you watch March Madness for free. The only catch is that these viewing parties are usually held in a casino theater or ballroom away from the Vegas Strip. And, as you can imagine, space is available on a first come first served basis. Some of your options include:
- South Point: This venue comes complete with lots of TVs, round tables, and cheap food and beverage options.
- The Westgate Theater: This is a great choice, especially for those who want to enjoy the game in a smoke-free environment.
- Palace Station: This venue gives you the opportunity to watch the games in a grand ballroom with four screens. it also features a decent variety of food and drink specials, like $5 wings and cocktails, $3 hot dogs, and much more. Doors open up an hour before the first tip-off.
An Alternative Suggestion
If you would like to escape the basketball mania that takes over Vegas in March, head to Spa Aquae (in the JW Marriot resort) for a day of pampered relaxation. They offer 3 “Basketball Widow” spa packages that are perfect for those who are in need of rejuvenation.
March Madness and Vegas, what a perfect combination! And, if you follow our suggestions above, you are sure to be in for the time of your life. Just make sure you remember, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Party On!