Hardway 8 takes its name after the nickname given to the history-making 1977 UNLV basketball team, and this popular spot lives up to its name with a sports-centric atmosphere. This upscale sports bar is in the historic Water Street District in downtown Henderson, and in addition to having the expected array of TVs to watch the game on, you'll also find craft brews and cocktails and a menu of food that goes beyond standard bar fare. The Skillet Nachos, for instance, are made with pork belly, cheddar, pico de gallo and crispy chicharron--not your typical nachos. Look for wings, hummus, a meat and cheese tray, sandwiches, burgers and entrees like fish 'n chips, meatloaf and pasta.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Named after a legendary UNLV basketball team, Hardway 8 serves well-crafted food and drinks to go along with the games playing on numerous TVs.
Terrisa's expert tip: Hardway 8 serves lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy dishes like avocado toast, stuffed French toast, or the Hardway Breakfast Burrito with pork carnitas, scrambled eggs, cheddar, avocado, home fries, pico de gallo, salsa verde and crema.
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, and the Golden Knights, Las Vegas' hockey team. The owners of B.A.R. wanted to create an authentic local hangout, so if you'd like to get some true Vegas vibes, this is the place. The wide-ranging menu features such tasty dishes as the Guinness Bratwurst bites baked in puff pastry, taquitos, wings and poutine. With locations both on and off the Strip, Born and Raised gives visitors a home-grown bar where they can cheer for the Rebels and Golden Knights in their home city.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Born and Raised is a truly local Las Vegas sports bar with a specific focus on the Golden Knights and the Runnin' Rebels.
Terrisa's expert tip: During Happy Hour, guests get $1 off well drinks, house wines and domestic beer, plus bar bites and sliders are only $8. Two happy hours happen daily, one from 3 to 6 p.m. and one from 12 a.m. to 6 am.
Located right next to the Wynn Race & Sports Book, Charlie's Bar & Grill offers sports enthusiasts plenty of televisions, notable sports bar food and a terrific selection of locally brewed beers. On the food side of things, look for fare like the chicken quesadilla, king-sized pretzel with pub cheese, large burgers and salads. Several dishes are large enough to share. To help guests get the best taste experience, the menu also offers suggestions on the best beers pairings for many of the burger and sandwich selections. Sweet treats include milkshakes, a root beer float and a premium hot fudge sundae. If you've been hoping to find an upscale sports bar, Charlie's may be just what you're looking for.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Charlie's Bar & Grill is an upscale sports bar with a great view of the Wynn Race & Sports Book.
Terrisa's expert tip: On Saturday and Sunday, Charlie's opens at 9 a.m. for breakfast service. If you'd like to catch the games while enjoying a hearty breakfast, stop in to watch the games while you enjoy the first meal of the day.
Blondies Sports Bar and Grill inside the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood has a Spring Break vibe that features plenty of sports. Blondies has over 60 big screens, ranging in size from 32 inches to 12 feet, giving every seat a great view of all the action. Guests can enjoy a solid selection of beers on tap, along with potent cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea, Margarita and Pina Colada. Extra-large, 24-ounce versions of the Margarita and Michelda are available if you want a really big drink. Blondies also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you'll find a wide selection of dishes to satisfy any cravings. Breakfast dishes include avocado toast, pancakes and breakfast tacos. Lunch and dinner choices include items like wings, sliders, big pretzels, salads, pizza, sandwiches, fish and chips and a 12-ounce ribeye.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Guests at Blondies Sports Bar and Grill can keep up on all the games on 60+ screens while enjoying food and drinks.
Terrisa's expert tip: Happy Hour at Blondies offers a great all-you-can-drink deal. Between 3 to 6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., guests can enjoy all the well drinks and draft beer they can drink for $20.
Sports fans can watch the game while being surrounded by sports history at TAP at the MGM Grand, 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 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 generous 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.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: TAP offers sports fans 60 televisions, great sports memorabilia and a menu full of great food and drinks.
Terrisa's expert tip: TAP offers a robust selection of locally brewed beer, including notable brews like Big Dog's Las Vegas Lager, Tenaya Creek Bonanza Brown and Bad Beat Brewing's Hoppy Times.
A popular spot with soccer fans, this popular 24-hour British pub (which also has a second location at 4755 Spring Mountain Road) serves hearty food and plenty of beers. 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 many carefully chosen beer selections from the UK, Europe and the U.S. Guests can even drink with their dog, as pets are welcome at the Tropicana location's fenced patio.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: You can catch all the games at Crown & Anchor, especially soccer, while enjoying authentic British food and beer.
Terrisa's expert tip: Guests who visit Crown & Anchor during any Golden Knights hockey game can take advantage of 50% off all appetizers. Look for choices like onion rings, mozzarella sticks and chicken fingers.
The Still is location inside the Mirage, and this a man-cave-inspired sports bar offers 27 televisions, 50 craft beers, and plenty of indulgent sports bar food. One of the bar's central features is a reclaimed Airstream trailer, which has been turned into the kitchen. Look for appetizers like chips and salsa, nachos and chicken wings. Full sized entrees include choices like tacos, salads, prime steak tip skewers, fish and chips and a lobster roll. The cocktail like here offers some tempting drinks like a Margarita, cucumber mint martini, or one of the other hand-crafted options made with top shelf spirits. You could also try a shareable Bloody Mary or strawberry daiquiri, both of which are topped with impressive amounts of food on skewers.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: The Still is a casual sports bar at The Mirage, where sports fans enjoy a menu of 50 craft beers and many food favorites.
Terrisa's expert tip: On Tuesdays beginning at 4 p.m., you can have all of the tequila and street tacos you can eat for $32. Street tacos are available with al pastor chicken or carne asada steak.
Chickie & Pete's is a Philadelphia favorite, and the location at Sahara Las Vegas is its first West Coast outpost. Sports fan can watch the games on over 50 huge televisions while they enjoy a menu of bar food that includes chicken wings, nachos, burgers, pizza, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and the chain's signature Crabfries along with several crab dishes. Over 20 varieties of beer are on tap. Look for brews from several local breweries as well as name brands like Blue Moon, Samuel Adams and Guinness. Guests also can bet on their teams with the William Hill Sport Book. If you're a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you'll be extra welcome at Chickie & Pete's, who are official partners of the team.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Popular sports bar Chickie & Pete's has opened its first West Coast location in Las Vegas, complete with tasty food and an impressive beer selection.
Terrisa's expert tip: In addition to serving lunch and dinner, Chickie & Pete's also offers an inexpensive late-night menu and to-go orders via mobile ordering. Check the website for the ordering link.
Beerhaus has a great location in The Park, the pedestrian area next to Park MGM, New York-New York and the T-Mobile Arena. The casual bar is a new take on the beer hall idea, with craft beer and food made with hormone-free meat and locally sourced produce. The casual setting is perfect for getting together with friends and watching the game on one of the numerous TVs, or maybe playing some Connect Four. Beerhaus offers an impressively large beer selection that includes a few local brews. The food includes sandwiches, salads, ribs, hot dogs, brats and plenty of snacks and sides like soft pretzels with cheese, wings and tater tots.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Beerhaus is a great place to stop and catch the game, enjoy a local brew and have something tasty to snack on.
Terrisa's expert tip: Beerhaus' 777 Jackpot Happy Hour offers solid deals, with $7 draft local beer and $7 menu items every day of the week from 2 to 4 p.m.
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.
Recommended for Sports Bars because: Beer Park's festive, park-like atmosphere is a great place to watch the games and enjoy a fantastic view of the Strip.
Terrisa's expert tip: Beer Park welcomes children up until 10 p.m., when guests are restricted to those over 21 years of age. If you're looking for a family-friendly place to view the game before 10 p.m., Beer Park merits consideration.