March Madness is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year in Las Vegas as there is non-stop college basketball action which ties into schools still being on Spring Break as well. It all adds up to a wild couple of weeks in Sin City and there are certainly no shortages of places to party at while you watch all the games. We’ve made the hard decisions easy for you with these five haute destinations that are the perfect places to savor March Madness.
1 Umami Burger Beer Garden & Sports Book
You won’t miss a second of March Madness when you watch the games on over 50 HD TV’s at Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas. Plus, they have a giant video wall, which will show the biggest games and the outdoor beer garden is perfect this time of the year. With their delicious burgers and gameday fare, Umami Burger is always a popular destination, so we highly recommend reserving your table where you will enjoy an open bar and you’ll also receive a free $5 bet at their William Hill Sports Book.
2535 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 761-7614
2 Lily Bar & Lounge
We love the luxurious Lily Bar & Lounge inside the Bellagio hotel as their decor is gorgeous and the ambiance is second to none. If a sports bar isn’t your ideal place in Las Vegas to watch March Madness, we recommend grabbing some tasty libations here. You’ll get to enjoy all the games while relaxing inside one of Sin City’s best places to savor a creative cocktail. This is a lounge, so space is limited. Reservations for bar stools, ottoman tables and couch tables are going fast, so call today to ensure your spot at this swanky locale.
3600 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 693-8393
3 Lagasse’s Stadium
Voted the #1 Best Sports Bar in the USA by USA Today, Lagasse’s Stadium inside The Venetian is sports lover’s paradise. With tons of extra-large viewing screens, an in-house sports book to place your bets and luxurious couches to relax in, you will feel right at home. Plus, with a chef like Emeril Lagasse behind the menu, you will be dining on some truly savory options that eschew the traditional wings and pizza found at most Sin City sports books. This is one of the most popular viewing destinations though, so we recommend getting there as soon as they open to grab a couch if you are planning on making it a day of it here.
3325 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 607-2665
If you’re looking for an upscale place to watch March Madness, look no further than Top chef alum, Brian Malarkey’s acclaimed ocean-to-table concept, Herringbone, which is located inside the ARIA hotel. They will be opening early and have put together an exclusive morning menu for you to enjoy while the games are being played. The gourmet offerings include a breakfast burrito that includes fresh scrambled eggs, crispy french fries, skirt steak, avocado, creme and pickled red onion salsa. There will also be shrimp ceviche (served “Bloody Mary” style), steak & eggs, fresh seasonal berries with greek yogurt parfait and more. Reservations are filling up, so be sure to call ahead and then get ready for the most decadent March Madness viewing party you’ve ever been to.
3730 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 590-9898
5 Marquee Dayclub
If you want to mix your sports and daytime partying, the Marquee Dayclub is where you want to be doing it this March Madness season. There will tournament viewing parties held on massive screens at the club and doors will be opening early so you can watch all the games and then get ready for some wild performances all weekend long from top DJs like Porter Robinson, Dash Berlin and Thomas Jack. Plus, R&B superstar Ciara will be here on Saturday for a very special live performance. Welcome to March Madness…Vegas style.
3708 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 333-9000