Cheer Your Team on at Las Vegas' 10 Best Sports Bars

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

Las Vegas is home to some of the best sports bars fans will ever step foot in, offering an array of delectable dishes and ice-cold brews to complement the viewing experience. Whether you’re a fan of football, basketball, soccer, hockey or another sport, you’ll find a bar in Las Vegas that’s playing your game.

For those hoping to place a wager on their favorite team, both Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo and Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino have sports books in the venues, so guests don't have to go far to place their bets. Regardless of how the game’s going, fans will still stay happy with food Emeril Lagasse's menu or one of Umami’s popular burgers.

You don’t have to stay on the Strip to find great sports bars in Las Vegas. Venture off the Strip to find local bars where fans of specific teams gather. Since no one wants to enjoy the game on an empty stomach, you’re sure to find menus full of game-day appropriate food no matter where you stop to cheer your team on.

Before you decide where to stop on game day, check out our list of Las Vegas’ best sports bars.

10. Born and Raised - Henderson
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Las Vegas has very few native-born residents, but you might find a greater share of natives at Born and Raised, a sports bar with a devotion to the Runnin' Rebels, UNLV's well-known men's basketball team. The owners of B.A.R. wanted to create a real local hangout, so if you'd like to get some true Vegas vibe, this is the place. The wide-ranging menu features such tasty dishes as the Dirty Martini Deviled Eggs, made with green olives and vodka, and Guinness Bratwurst bites baked in puff pastry. With locations both on and off the Strip, Born and Raised gives visitors a taste of what a local Las Vegas sports bar is like and a chance to root for the Rebels in their home city.

9. The Blind Pig
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Not far off the Strip, The Blind Pig offers sports fans the irresistible combination of great food, drinks and plenty of TVs with sporting events. Snack on chicken fingers or wings, fried calamari, bruschetta or pot stickers--while you'll find sports bar faves, there are plenty of options on the menu to even keep the non-sports fans in your group occupied. This small bar also features a deli where you can stock up on essential snacks before you head home. The relaxed atmosphere at The Blind Pig's welcoming atmosphere makes it an easy place to kick back and nosh while you keep track of how your team is doing.

8. Distill
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Distill in Southern Highlands is a welcoming local sports bar that features plenty of TVs playing the game, an inviting decor and a menu of food and drinks. Distill offers a comfortable environment to relax and unwind while you keep up with what your team is up to. Inventive cocktails like The Mad Mule, with Ketel One Citroen vodka, lime, orange bitters and ginger beer show off the mixology skills here, while the menu offers up a selection of food sure to give everyone at your table something to enjoy. The food goes beyond standard sports bar fare with options like Crispy Beef Skewers tossed in General Tso sauce, Ahi Street Tacos or Chipotle Chicken Nachos. Open 24/7, Distill gives sports fans a place to eat, drink and watch the game at any time.

7. Tag Sports Bar
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TAG at the LINQ brings gaming and sports together with cutting-edge casino games, a holographic blackjack table and plenty of TVs streaming sports from all over the world. TAG features over 300 beers, including beer cocktails and a pour-your-own draft table. Open 24 hours a day, TAG is conveniently located close to the LINQ's High Roller Observation Wheel, making it a good place to stop and watch the game while exploring the shops and maybe taking a ride on the High Roller. With a decor and style that feels like it would be right at home in any Las Vegas bar, TAG gives the familiar sports bar a twist toward stylish.

6. Beer Park
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Beer Park at Paris gives guests plenty of TVs to watch the game on, plus a great view of the Las Vegas Strip and the Fountains of Bellagio. Offering over 100 beer options, with 36 beers on tap and a large selection of handcrafted cocktails, sports fans will have no shortage of drink options available while they take in the game. The menu features every kind of popular sports bar food, from chili-cheese fries to burgers. Picnic tables add a park-like feeling, along with a grassy area that comes complete with games like giant Jenga, pool and darts--during half-time, sports fans won't have any trouble finding something to do while waiting for the game to start. With dozens of hi-def TVs all around Beer Park, when the game does come on, it's easy to settle in, order up some beer and food and cheer on your team in style.

5. Yard House Bar and Restaurant
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The casual atmosphere at Yard House invites you to linger over your beer while you watch the game. The food here goes beyond sports-bar type fare, and includes a gluten sensitive menu. The wide selection of dishes includes plenty of sports bar favorites, like guacamole and chips, nachos, fried cheese curds and wings. For anyone on your team looking for lighter fare, Yard House's menu offers salads, street tacos and fish. The open, airy dining area is plentifully supplied with TVs, so you're sure to find your favorite game to watch while you enjoy the food. The bar has a large selection of beers, and even gluten-free is often available.

4. TAP
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Sports fans can watch the game while being surrounded by sports history at this tasty sports pub, which features a collection of one-of-a-kind items displayed throughout the space from sporting events held in Las Vegas--including a Los Angeles Lakers jersey signed by Steve Nash. Every seat in the 220-seat restaurant offers a prime view of the biggest games broadcast live on TAP's 60 HD flat-screen televisions. The mouthwatering menu features American sports bar favorites such as two-fisted sandwiches, nachos and wings. Selections can be complemented with a cold beer from TAP's extensive selection of bottles and draughts, including local and seasonal craft brews.

3. Crown & Anchor
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A popular spot with soccer fans, this popular 24-hour British pub (which also has a second location at 4755 Spring Mountain Road) serves some of the best food in town. Famous for its homemade chicken fingers, the restaurant is also known for serving some of the best fish & chips this side of London as well as one of Las Vegas' most succulent burgers--the 1/2 pound British Burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato and your choice of Stilton, cheddar, American or Swiss cheese. Visitors can catch all the big games while drinking one of 30 beer selections on tap. Guests can even drink with their dog, as pets are welcome at the Tropicana location's fenced patio.

2. Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book
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Designed with sports fans in mind, this popular burger joint is home to GQ's "Burger of the Year." All of its beef burgers are made using house-ground premium steak and gently hand-formed patties perfectly infused with Umami's unique blend of enhancing sauces and seasonings. Guests can pair their savory selections with one of more than 35 craft beers, including eight rotating draft handles, while watching the game on one of 50-plus TVs located throughout the venue. Umami also doubles as a sports book with a William Hill Sports Book on site so diners don't have to go far to make their wagers. When the game is over, check out the action outside from Umami Burger's Strip-front Beer Garden.

1. Lagasse's Stadium
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Las Vegas' premier place to catch a sporting event, Lagasse's Stadium offers Chef Emeril Lagasse's innovative take on tailgating. Boasting a menu of game-day favorites, refreshing brews and more than 100 HD TVs, including a 9-foot-by-16-foot main TV, sports are fans are sure to be in heaven regardless of their team's score. Guests can watch all of the action from Lagasse's Stadium's plush stadium-style seating or play a game of their own at one of the venue's billiard tables. There's also a sports book on site so sports fans can place a bet on their favorite teams. Must-try dishes include the Creole Burger and Spice Rubbed Baby Back Ribs.