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.

Super Bowl Prop Bets From William Hill

Super Bowl LIWilliam Hill has 10 pages of Super Bowl prop bets for ya. You can download the Super Bowl prop bets list here. You should probably download their app. Here are links to download all horse and sports wagering apps in Nevada.

 

Download the nearly 1,000 #Superbowl prop bets from William Hill here

Sam Adams Menu Gives Reason To Visit Tilted Kilt At The Linq

View of Tilted Kilt from my cocktail table
View of Tilted Kilt from my cocktail table

I was skeptical about returning to Tilted Kilt at The Linq. However, the Sam Adams menu gave reason to visit again. First, let me give a little back story on my experience with Tilted Kilt. This will help you understand why I questioned ever returning.

I went to the media preview shortly after Tilted Kilt first opened at The Linq. My expectations for chain restaurants are rarely high. However, on that first visit to Tilted Kilt the food, drink and service were worse than the mediocre expectations.

I decided not to review the experience since it was only a media preview. Full service might be better but I wasn’t willing to find out.

I can hold a grudge for a long time. That was the case here but two years is long enough for a grudge. I didn’t even think of visiting Tilted Kilt again until last month when I was invited to try the new Sam Adams menu…

Sam Adams Menu at Tilted Kilt
Sam Adams Menu at Tilted Kilt

…Besides, I was staying at The Linq hotel (see review and pics at Top 10 Vegas) so it was convenient to give Tilted Kilt another chance.

The service on this visit to Tilted Kilt was much better than the first visit. The service and staff were what you would normally expect at a bar/restaurant/breastaurant. We talked to a few different people working during the visit and everyone was nicer and seemed more experienced than the first visit.

Tilted Kilt Bar
Tilted Kilt Bar

The setup at Tilted Kilt makes it a good option for watching football on the Vegas Strip. There are plenty of seats and TV’s to watch the action. I only snapped pictures of two viewing areas. There’s also a pull-down screen for a feature game that was behind the table where we ate.

The Linq has a lot of foot traffic but many of those people are just walking around The Linq and not actually going into bars, restaurants and stores. That could make finding seats to eat and drink on football weekend somewhat easy to come by. It’s located next to The Linq sports book (photo on Vegas Photo Blog) in case you need to wager on some games.

Wicked Boston Chicken Sandwich at Tilted Kilt
Wicked Boston Chicken Sandwich at Tilted Kilt

The Sam Adams menu offered a few different beer and sandwich pairing options to choose from. I planned on getting the Big Arse Burger but chose the massive chicken sandwich at the recommendation of the waitress.

The Wicked Boston Chicken Sandwich has a massive fried (or grilled) chicken breast, maple pepper bacon, cheese and Sam Adams Lager caramelized onions, which I got on the side to taste separate.

I may have chosen the chicken sandwich because Sam Adams Summer Ale was the recommended pairing. I love summer brews. The beer was a perfect complement to the chicken sandwich on a hot summer day in Vegas.

I think my friend and I only made it through about 3/4 of the sandwich before tapping out. Lunch was very good, but we had a full day of Vegas ahead and didn’t want to be sluggish from eating too much. Las Vegas is best in the summer when you don’t eat too much.

Lunch on the Vegas Strip will often run about $20 for food and a beer. The Sam Adams sandwiches and beer pairing is no different. I really enjoyed the chicken sandwich and thought that the price was right. This kind of meal is a great way to start the day. Looking back, I’m glad that I returned to Tilted Kilt.

I’m always looking for a new place to grab a casual bite on the Vegas Strip. It’s even better when that lunch spot has TV’s where I can watch the games. I’ll keep Tilted Kilt on my mind the next time (because there’s always a next time) I’m in the middle of the Vegas Strip on a Sunday looking for a place to watch football.

I’m 90% sure I’ll be ordering the exact same meal from the Sam Adams menu.

Over 800 Ways To Wager On Super Bowl 50 At William Hill

Wager On Super Bowl 50

Wowsers. William Hill just released over 800 ways to wager on Super Bowl 50.

Every  operator in Las Vegas offers Super Bowl prop bets but most don’t have nearly this many. You can download the packet below.

WILLIAM HILL US PRO FOOTBALL CHAMP 50 PROPS

You can find William Hill sports book locations here.

Monday Night Football At Lagasse’s Stadium

Lagasse's Stadium Sportsbook And Restaurant At Palazzo Las Vegas
Lagasse’s Stadium

For the past couple of NFL seasons Lagasse’s Stadium has done a fun Monday Night Football promotion. They create a special football menu that pays tribute to the team’s playing each week.

The prices aren’t discounted but the promotion offers dishes you wouldn’t normally find at Lagasse’s Stadium. Consider this is a fun excuse (like you need one) to head over to one of the best sports books in Vegas.

Monday Night Football schedule and meals are below:

September 14
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons
Philly cheese steak pizza ($19)
Fried chicken & waffles ($18)

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers
Sautéed walleye on sweet corn, mushrooms & wild rice ($20)
Seafood cioppino ($24)

September 21
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
Linguini and clams with warm focaccia bread ($23)
Breaded pork loin sandwich & french fries ($14)

September 28
Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
Burnt ends and BBQ sauce with jalapeno cornbread muffin ($14)
Parmesan beer cheese soup in sourdough bread bowl ($9)

October 5
Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks
Coney Island hot dog and seasoned french fries ($9)
Organic baby arugula with toasted garlic crostini’s ($15)

October 12
Pittsburg Steelers at San Diego Chargers
Primanti Brothers Style Italian Hoagie and seasoned french fries ($14)
Grilled fish tacos with black bean and corn salsa (14)

October 19
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Chicken parmesan and toasted garlic bread ($20)
Philly cheese steak and seasoned french fries ($17)

October 26
Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals
Crab Cakes with an apple and herb salad ($16)
Deep fried chile relleno, black beans and Spanish rice ($17)

November 2
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers
Breaded pork loin sandwich and seasoned french fries ($14)
Carolina style pulled pork sandwich and seasoned french fries ($14)

November 9
Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers
Chicago Dog and seasoned french fries ($9)
Grilled shrimp nachos ($20)

November 16
Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals
BBQ beef brisket grilled cheese and seasoned french fries ($16)
Cincinnati chili spaghetti ($16)

November 23
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich and seasoned french fries ($15)
Lobster grilled cheese sandwich and seasoned french fries ($17)

November 30
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
Crab cake Po-Boy “dressed” and seasoned french fries ($16)
Corned beef sandwich and seasoned french fries ($15)

December 7
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
Chicken fried steak with garlic mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables ($16)
Grilled pork loin on smoked ham black bean chili ($20)

December 14
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins
Manhattan clam chowder ($7)
Cuban sandwich and seasoned french fries ($15)

November 30
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
Crab cake Po-Boy “dressed” and seasoned french fries ($16)
Corned beef sandwich and seasoned french fries ($15)

December 7
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
Chicken fried steak with garlic mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables ($16)
Grilled pork loin on smoked ham black bean chili ($20)

December 14
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins
Manhattan clam chowder ($7)
Cuban sandwich and seasoned french fries ($15)

The Venetian Anchor Bar NFL Specials

Anchor Bar at The Venetian
Anchor Bar at The Venetian

Earlier this summer Anchor Bar, “Home of the Original Buffalo Wings, opened a Vegas location at the Grand Canal Shops food court at The Venetian.

The wings aren’t the cheapest in Vegas but they’re fairly priced and probably the best I’ve had in Vegas. The menu is huge and offers a wide variety of Buffalo’d foods. (You can see the full review on Vegas Chatter while it’s still live.)

When I visited Anchor Bar in June I didn’t notice that they had 2 TV’s to the left side of the bar because they were turned off. You can see a picture of the screens here. During NFL Sunday’s these TV’s will be showing NFL games. One TV will always be dedicated to the home town Buffalo Bills.

Anchor Bar will offering specials if you want to eat some wings with a side of Bills football. I don’t like missing NFL action so I’d probably wait for the 1pm games since there are usually only 3 or 4 games at once. Here are the specials available on NFL Sunday:

Anchor Bar is offering a limited number of special “Hot Seat” packages during the game of your choice – from kickoff to the last play – for $100:
·         Guaranteed front row Anchor Bar seat for the game of your choice (there are less than 10 seats)
·         Double Wing Combo
·         Unlimited Genesee or PBR
·         20% all other purchases during the game
·         A free wing sauce pack during Buffalo Bills game if they win!

Football lovers can also enjoy a special game day menu with –
·         Mini Beef on Weck, Wings & a Beer $16
·         Single Wing Combo & a 16 oz. Beer $19
·         Two Commemorative Flask 64oz Beers & Double Wing Combo $90
·         Single Wing Combo & 40oz. Cocktail $30
·         Double Wing Combo & Two 16oz Beers $36
·         Four Quarters & Four Shots $20
·         Bucket of Four 24oz Beers (PBR or Genesee) $25
·         Wing Head Hat Special – Commemorative Wing Head hat filled with 20 Wings $45

Station Casinos Football Contests Are Live

 

Station Casinos GridIron Glory
Station Casinos GridIron Glory

Station Casinos just announced that they’re adding a new football contest to go along with the two popular contest that have been around for years.

The entry fees are so low that there are a ton of entrants. That makes winning the contests difficult. I played the year I moved to Las Vegas but not since. Maybe that will change this year.

Details on all three contests from Station Casinos in the press release below:

Station Casinos introduces the “$750,000 Free Gridiron Glory” Football Contest
New contest offers more flexibility and games as well as four ways to win;
College and Pro Football “Last Man Standing” elimination contest returns

LAS VEGAS (August 3, 2015) – Station Casinos gears up for football season and moves into the next football contest evolution with the $750,000 Free Gridiron Glory. The new pro-football contest, based on guest feedback, offers many firsts for Station Casinos. The interactive contest utilizes the Boarding Pass Rewards Kiosk to track play in addition to the contest being free to enter. It also gives guests the opportunity to include picks from Thursday games and continues into the Playoffs and Championship game. Station Casinos’ popular Last Man Standing Pro and College Elimination football contests are back and will offer up to $250,000 in cash prizes.

There’s also no better place in town to watch and enjoy all of the excitement of professional and college football games than Station Casinos’ sports books.

$750,000 Free Gridiron Glory Football Contest

    • Free to enter; each contestant can register for one entry upon visiting a Rewards Kiosk
    • Players must have a Boarding Pass card or Jackie’s Club Cortez card for signing up at the El Cortez
    • Registration begins Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m.
    • Guests may make their first picks beginning August 28 for games Weeks 1 through 4
    • The interactive contest is designed for play via the Rewards Kiosk
    • Guests make selections and track progress throughout the life of the contest with a personalized “team helmet” that gains yardage across the football field with each correct pick
    • Players receive instant prizes including Boarding Pass points, free slot play and more each time a touchdown is scored by their “team helmet”
    • Players advance by making correct weekly team picks; picks can be made on Thursday, Sunday and Monday Pro Football games
    • Added flexibility allows players to make or change a pick until the sports book closes the lines

Cash prizes and progressing through the football contest

    • $750,000 awarded in total cash and prizes over the Pro Football season and through the Championship game
    • Up to $15,000 in cash prizes awarded each week; first place wins $10,000
    • Additional $5,000 split amongst tiebreakers, in the event of a tie
    • Advance to playoffs by:
    • Playing all 17 weeks OR
    • Scoring four “touchdowns” during the regular season
    • Playoffs picks include prop bets, over/under and game outcomes for an additional $50,000 in cash prizes
    • Championship Game
    • All post-season contestants will be entered to play in the Big Game
    • Awards another $50,000 in cash prizes
    • First place winner receives $25,000

Gridiron Glory is available for play throughout 20 sports book and sports lounge locations including all Station Casinos, the Fiestas, Wildfire Gaming properties as well as the Station Casinos-managed El Cortez sports book. Season standings will be available via both the Rewards Kiosk and online at www.sclv.com/gridironglory.

Last Man Standing Pro and College Elimination Football Contests

    • Contestants will have the ability to win up to $250,000 in the “winner takes all” sports book contest
    • Available for both professional and college football 
    • The fee is $25 per entry
    • Each contestant may purchase up to four entries total with a fifth entry for free for both contests
    • Registration begins in early-August
    • The weekly contest card will be available in the sports books beginning Monday, September 7, and then available every Wednesday during the 2015 contests
    • The deadline for signing up is:
    • College football: Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.
    • Professional football: Sunday, September 13 at 9 a.m.

Cash prizes and progressing through the football contest

    • Pick one winning football team against the contest line weekly
    • Selections will be made against the point spread listed on the weekly contest card
    • If a winning selection is made, that entry will remain in the contest for the following week
    • $75,000 will be the minimum guaranteed aggregate prize for the professional football contest
    • $40,000 will be the minimum guaranteed aggregate prize for the college football contest
    • $135,000 winner’s bonus will be awarded to a player who individually wins both the professional and college Last Man Standing contests
    • 100-percent of all entry fees will be returned as prize money and will be awarded to the last contestant remaining

Last Man Standing is available for play at all Station Casinos; the Fiestas; Wildfire Gaming properties including Wild Wild West, Barley’s, Wildfire Sunset, Wildfire Rancho, Wildfire Casino & Lanes and Wildfire Boulder; El Cortez; and Baldini’s Casino in Northern Nevada.

All Station Casinos’ football contestants must be 21 years and older, present valid identification to participate and be a Boarding Pass or Club Cortez cardholder. Complete rules, details and prize redemption information for all of the football contests are available in the respective sports books and at the Rewards Center at all participating properties. Management reserves all rights. For more information about Station Casinos, visit www.sclv.com.

Red Rock Sportsbook Being Renovated

Red Rock Sportsbook
Red Rock Sportsbook

If you’ve read this blog for a while or follow me on twitter you probably know that Red Rock Resort is my 2nd office and local bar. During the summer I’m at the casino at least 2-3 times a week. That covered parking is nice on hot and sunny days.

On a good day I’ll work in a quiet area then head to the sportsbook for some low key work. For the past week or so I’ve noticed that there has been a drop cloth covering one of the large screens. On my last visit (Saturday) I noticed that the cloth moved to the center screen revealing a new clear screen to the left.

You may not be able to tell from the photo above but the clarity from the screen all the way on the right is much much better. The screen upgrade is definitely overdue and come just in time for football season.

While I was in the sportsbook I think I heard improved audio but I could have just been looking for that. I’m told that I’ll get an overview of the full upgrades in a few weeks.

The Red Rock sportsbook is probably the best off strip sportsbook besides the Westgate. I look forward to seeing what else they do. Soon enough.

UPDATE: They’ve installed the 2nd of 3 screens.

Red Rock Sportsbook
Red Rock Sportsbook

UPDATE 2: Screen installation is complete.

2016 NFL Super Bowl Futures (Yes, Next Year)

NFL Logo
NFL

2016 NFL Super Bowl Betting Odds

William Hill is not messing around. They’ve already released NFL Super Bowl futures odds for 2016. Yes, next year.

These will surely change but I figure that I’d share them now to give you something to read in between playoff games.

(As of 1/18/2015)
SEAHAWKS 5/1
PATRIOTS 6/1
PACKERS 6/1
COWBOYS 10/1
COLTS 12/1
BRONCOS 12/1
49ERS 18/1
STEELERS 20/1
EAGLES 20/1
LIONS 22/1
SAINTS 25/1
BENGALS 25/1
CARDINALS 30/1
CHIEFS 30/1
RAVENS 30/1
CHARGERS 40/1
PANTHERS 40/1
GIANTS 40/1
TEXANS 50/1
FALCONS 50/1
DOLPHINS 50/1
BEARS 50/1
BILLS 60/1
RAMS 60/1
VIKINGS 60/1
BROWNS 75/1
REDSKINS 100/1
JETS 100/1
BUCCANEERS 150/1
TITANS 250/1
RAIDERS 250/1
JAGUARS 250/1

Blondies At Planet Hollywood Is Still A Great Bar For NFL Games

Blondies at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Blondies at Planet Hollywood

There are a lot of great places to watch NFL games in Vegas today. It wasn’t always that way and it feels like forever since I first started going to Blondies at Planet Hollywood to watch NFL games on a Sunday. Blondies is tucked away in the back of the Miracle Mile Shops and even though it’s always packed for NFL games it seems as if people still don’t know that it exists.

Blondies is an old school sports bar with booze, food, beer pong and lots of TV’s. Blondies isn’t a sportsbook so you’ll have walk about 2 minutes into the Planet Hollywood casino to make a bet if you don’t have an app on your mobile phone.

Blondies has become so popular in the past couple of years that they’ve started charging table minimums for watching games on busy days (like NFL Sunday). You can reserve a table for however many you want for the different time frames of games. There are different costs for different events.

We had to make a $100 deposit to reserve for a table for 4 people to watch the 10am games. The $100 deposit would come off of our bill. Four people eating and drinking $100 over a 3 hour period isn’t much of a challenge so the table minimum isn’t a big deal.

Having a guaranteed seat to watch all of the games with food and drink service is much more appealing to me than waking up early and squatting at a sports book. 

The food is fine but not great. The waitress service is on point and there are lots of football fans wearing jersey’s and cheering for their favorite teams. Most importantly there more TV’s than may be necessary. There are so many TV’s that they have extras to show stuff like international soccer while football is going on. The ability to reserve a table might be the best feature.

Watching the games at Blondies almost feels like you’re not on the Vegas Strip. There’s a hometown bar feel. You might notice flags for all Philadelphia teams to the left in the picture. If you’re looking for a sports bar where you can guarantee your seat so you can eat and drink while your watch the games after you place your bets Blondies is a great option.