Las Vegas Football Viewing Specials

Happy Hour At Hawthorn Grill
Happy Hour At Hawthorn Grill

Here’s a list of food and drink specials you’ll find when you watch football games in Las Vegas casinos and bars. The specials or deals are seemingly endless since games during the week often happen during Happy Hour.

I’ll be gathering information from various sources and from my own experience throughout the football season. This list will expand regularly so you might want to bookmark it.

Tweet me @MeltzVegas if you have any specials you’d like to share.

Bally’s (Casino Bar, Sully’s Bar and Race & Sports Book)
$8 Miller Light or Coors Light pint
$35 Bucket of 5 Coors Light or Miller Lite
$12 Bloody Mary, Margarita
$16 Absolut and Red Bull

Blind Pig (Happy Hour – MNF, TNF)
$3 Domestic Beer
$4 Imports
$4 Shots
Half-Price Appetizers

The Orleans, Fremont, California (all Boyd Gaming except Aliante & Cannery)
$3 Bottles and $15 Buckets (Mix & Match 6 Bottles) – Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Shock Top, Goose Island
$4 Bottles and $20 Buckets (Mix & Match 6 Bottles) – Stella Artois, Dos Equis, Heineken

Cabo Wabo (Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood)
$23 Bud/Bud Light 5 beer bucket (all NFL games, select college football games)
$55 five beers and five shots of Espolo Blanco tequila (Sunday Night Football only)
50% Off Signature Appetizers: taquitos, the nacho skillet, queso fundido con chorizo & cotija crusted cheese quesadilla. (Sunday Night Football only)

Caesars Palace (Spanish Steps Bar, Apostrophe Bar, VISTA Cocktail Lounge, Montecristo Cigar Bar, Alto Bar and Lobby Bar)
$35 Bucket of 6 Coors Light or Miller Lite
$45 Bucket of 6 Corona, Heineken, Heineken Light or Modelo Especial
$50 Bucket of 6 Dogfish 60 Min IPA, New Belgium Fat Tire, Saint Archer IPA, Sam Adams Boston Lager or Sierra Nevada
$15 Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, Absolut & Red Bull, Crown Royal & Red Bull

Cannery Casino Hotel
Monday football viewings at Victory’s Bar & Grill, complete with food specials starting at $2, $2 tequila and whiskey shots, $3 Bud Light pints and 128 oz. and raffle prizes.

The Cromwell (Interlude and Bound)
$10 mixed drinks
$30 beer buckets
$25 beer pitchers

Flamingo (Garden Bar)
$10 mixed drinks
$30 beer buckets
$25 beer pitchers

Hawthorn Grill (J.W. Marriott – Rampart Casino)
50% off bar menu for Happy Hour. See review here.

Lawry’s(Happy Hour – MNF, TNF)
Happy Hour 4-6
Half-price Bar Bites and Select Beverages

More information here.

The Linq (3535)
$10 mixed drinks
$30 beer buckets
$25 beer pitchers

Pub 365 (Tuscany Casino) 
$2.50 Bud/Bud Light ($12 bucket of 5)
$3.65 Joseph James Lager & Four Peaks Kilt lifter
$5 Bloody Mary (Titos) & Fireball shot

See review at Covers.com.

Rampart Casino
Coors Light draft is $2. Buy a beer or by making a $10 parlay wager from Thursday to Monday to enter a raffle for Miller-Coors branded swag.

Rebel Republic
$5 Pretzel bites, chicken wings or tenders, Rueben or southwest egg rolls, kobe or BBQ sliders, cheese nachos

Red Rock, Palms, Green Valley Ranch (all Station Casinos sports books)
$2 Bottles of Miller Lite or Coors Light
$3 Bottles of Modelo Especial
$3 & $4 Miller Lite or Coors Light Drafts (16oz & 22oz)
$8 Bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Light (5 bottles)
$5 Non-Beer
– Moscow Mule, Mexican Mule (Patron), Absolutely a Mule (Absolute), Irish Mule (Jameson)
– “Kentucky Buck” (Knob Creek)
– Bacardi & Cola
– Patron Margarita
– In a Pickle (Jameson + Pickleback)
$20 Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria pitchers

More information here.

South Point (Monday Night Football only)
$2 Bud/Bud Light draft
$12 Bucket of Bud/Bud Light (5 bottles)
$15 Bottomless Bud/Bud Light draft
$1 Hot dogs and Popcorn
$4 Italian sub
$5 Wings

Umami Burger (SLS Las Vegas)
$5 two (2) 14-ounce Bud Light drafts
$12 pitchers of Bud Light or Rolling Rock
$25 100-ounce Rolling Rock beer tower
$5 shot of Jameson Whiskey, Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey or Jägermeister when added to any beer purchase.
$8 Redheaded Irishmen (Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger ale and cranberry juice)
$8 Aviation (Bulldog Gin, Luxardo and fresh lemon juice)
$9 Red Zone Lemonade (red berry Ciroc vodka, fresh lemon juice & raspberry puree)
$9 MexiCali Mule (Casamigos Blanco Tequila, ginger beer, bitters and fresh lime juice)
$24.95 Appetizer platter consisting of two (2) Manly Burger sliders, four (4) Buffalo Chicken Wings, two (2) pieces of Fried Chicken, four (4) piece cheesy tot & a small beef barbacoa nacho
$100 all-you-can-drink package available during game days (Thursday, Monday, & Sunday). More information here.

Via Brasil (Monday Night Football only)
50 cent wings

See review of the restaurant here.

Downtown Vegas Is Taking Me Away From Casinos And I Don’t Like It

Outside Of The Fremont Street Experience Downtown Las Vegas
Outside Of The Fremont Street Experience

It’s funny, gamblers always say that the Vegas Strip can learn something about keeping gamblers in their casino by offering better odds like Downtown Vegas casinos. I think it may be the other way around. Maybe the Downtown Vegas casinos need to improve their bars and restaurants like their counterparts on the Vegas Strip to keep gamblers like me happy.

A couple of weeks ago I spent a day and night in Downtown Vegas. I stayed at the Fremont Hotel because they always offer low room rates and no resort fee. My hotel room for the night was $32 after taxes. Not bad.

I went into this day away with no plan. My solo trips to Downtown Vegas have always been similar to someone going on a bender. I’d eat, drink and gamble way too much for a 24 hour period. This time my night in Downtown Vegas was different. I had a great time but it was a different kind of great time.

If you read this blog last week you saw daily updates of where I spent my time in Downtown Vegas.

  • I had a beer and chicken parm sliders for dinner at Triple George.
  • I grabbed a few beers and had some fun conversation at Nacho Daddy.
  • I had a flight of beer and then some at Banger Brewing.

Wow, I drank a lot of beer. There’s one thing missing from my night in Downtown Vegas. I hardly spent time in a casino and I barely gambled! This is very unlike me and I reflected on this on my drive back home to the burbs.

The casinos on the Vegas Strip are re-inventing themselves with new restaurantsbars and clubs to keep you on their property. My visits to the Vegas Strip haven’t changed. New restaurants and bars draw me to casinos on the Vegas Strip where I’ll inevitably end up gambling a little.

Eat, Drink, Gamble in one place – that’s my kind of fun. Let’s go back to Downtown Vegas.

Most of the new bars and restaurants are outside of the Downtown Vegas casinos. When I’m eating a great burger and drinking great beer at Pizza Rock there isn’t anything that says that I must go back out to the casino and gamble. The casinos in Downtown Vegas feel as though they’re becoming less relevant to me. They’re out of sight while I’m having fun eating and drinking and that puts them on the back burner.

Besides Andiamo Steakhouse at The D and Du-Pars at Golden Gate there really isn’t a restaurant destination inside of a Downtown Vegas casino that I feel like I ever need to visit. On the flip side every bar and restaurant I visited on my last trip to Downtown Vegas will be visited again.

As Downtown Vegas continues to re-invent itself the casinos may need to take note from the Golden Nugget and refresh their restaurants and bars every couple of years to keep old customers like me and attract new customers.

Many of my favorite casinos to gamble are in Downtown Vegas so it’s not like I’ll be avoiding the casinos there but I will certainly spend less money in those casinos when there are better bars and restaurants a short walk away.

It’s funny, gamblers always say that the Vegas Strip can learn something about keeping gamblers in their casino by offering better odds like Downtown Vegas. I think it may be the other way around. Maybe the Downtown Vegas casinos need to improve their bars and restaurants like their counterparts on the Vegas Strip to keep gamblers like me happy.