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Where to watch NCAA basketball games in Las Vegas Valley

Updated March 15, 2023 - 12:00 pm

College basketball fever will be in high gear this week with the start of the NCAA tournament.

Here are some places in the Las Vegas Valley where you can enjoy grub and drinks and watch some hoops.

THE STRIP

Beer Park

3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South

702-444-4500

www.beerpark.com

Table reservations include a prepurchased food and beverage credit.

Caesars Palace

3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South

866-227-5938

www.caesars.com

During its Hoops on the Strip event, fans can watch unobstructed views of the games at Alto Bar, the sportsbook, Montecristo Cigar Bar, Stadia Bar and VISTA Cocktail Lounge.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South

702-698-7000

www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Thursday-Saturday

Belmont Ballroom: Hoops & Hops returns for its 12th year. Fans can watch all the basketball action in the ballroom, which will feature an on-site sportsbook, a basketball court and an array of culinary offerings. Ticketed guests will also receive free entry into Marquee Nightclub all weekend with a valid Hoops & Hops wristband. Fans can purchase open bar passes for $300 per pass per day on Thursday and Friday, and $150 per pass on Saturday.

Those looking for reserved seating can make reservations in private lounge areas complete with waitresses beverage service and a gourmet buffet. Reservations can be made at entertainmentcabanasales@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

CliQue Bar & Lounge: The cocktail lounge will offer premium viewing for the men’s college tournament starting March 14. Multiple viewing packages are available.

Fashion Show Mall

3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South Suite 600

702-784-7000

www.fslv.com

March 8-April 3

March Mania will be held in the mall’s Great Hall, where fans can put their skills to the test while watching the games on massive screens.

HyperX Arena

3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South

702-723-2355

www.hyperxarenalasvegas.com

The Hyper X Arena located inside the Luxor will offer various packages for fans to enjoy March Madness. Fans can reserve various seat options inside the arena for different group sizes. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Planet Hollywood Resort

3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South

866-919-7472

www.caesars.com/ planet-hollywood

Fans can indulge in various food and beverage options inside Cabo Wabo Cantina and enjoy the games on multiple TVs throughout the cantina.

Resorts World Las Vegas

3000 Las Vegas Blvd. South

800-445-8667

www.rwlasvegas.com

Tuesday-Sunday

Eight Lounge: Will offer cigar and beverage packages during the games beginning on March 14. Fans can enjoy two private rooms and an outdoor terrace. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge: Various beverage packages will be available at the 360-degree bar.

Sahara Las Vegas

2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South

702-761-7000

www.saharalasvegas.com

Sahara Las Vegas will be hosting two Hoop Madness viewing parties at AZILO Ultra Pool and Chickie’s & Pete’s.

AZILO Ultra Pool: Guests can enjoy a six-hour select open bar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting at $100, or an all-you-can-eat-and-drink select bar package starting at $200 per person from 9 a.m. to close. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets start at $100.

Chickie’s & Pete’s: Visitors can enjoy guaranteed VIP seating from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., as well as food and beverage credits and easy access to multiple William Hill sports betting stations. Tickets start at $320.

Stills Drafts, Crafts & Eats

3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South

702-692-8455

www.thestillvegas.com

Thursday-Sunday

Reservations can be booked by sessions each day. Session 1 runs from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Session 2 is from 3:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. The food and beverage minimum for one session Thursday and Friday is $150. For both sessions, it’s a $300 minimum. On Saturday and Sunday, the minimums are $125 for one session and $250 for both. Reservations can be made online.

The STRAT

2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South

800-998-6937

www.thestrat.com

The Strat Theater will show the tournament from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Tickets start at $150 per person and will include complimentary food and drinks.

Fans can also catch the action at PT’s Wings & Sports with specialty food and drinks.

Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South

702-826-2100

www.tiltedkilt.com

Thursday-Sunday

Reservations can be made for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $100 minimum plus tax and gratuity. On Friday, reservations can be made for Saint Patrick’s Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for $125 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Treasure Island

3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South

702-894-7111

www.treasureisland.com

Thursday-Saturday

Basketball fans can catch all the March Madness action from multiple locations at TI.

Treasure Island Ballrooms: Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and are first come, first served. No cover charge, with bar and breakfast, lunch and dinner options available for purchase. Must be 21 years old or older.

Golden Circle Sportsbook & Bar: Bar is open 24/7 and the kitchen opens at 9 a.m. Open seating and first-come, first-served access to TI’s sportsbook. No cover charge. Must be 21 or older.

Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que: Doors open at 10 a.m. at the saloon and noon at the restaurant. No cover charge. All ages welcome until 9 p.m.

The Venetian

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South

702-414-1000

www.venetianlasvegas.com

The Venetian will offer fans plenty of places to watch basketball.

The Dorsey Cocktail Bar and Electra Cocktail Club will offer exclusive bottle packages. Reservations can be made at cocktailcollectivevip@venetianlasvegas.com.

The Prestige Club Lounge will serve complimentary snacks and refreshments all day, with a dining menu available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Thursday-Sunday. Viewing party is for Prestige guests only, but individual day passes are available for purchase by calling 702-607-0608.

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

Circa

8 Fremont Street Experience

702-247-2258

www.circalasvegas.com

Downtown’s only 21-and-over casino-resort will host three March Madness viewing parties Wednesday through Sunday and March 23-26.

“Mega March” at the world’s largest sportsbook will feature a variety of seating options, in-seat power outlets, free Wi-Fi and food and beverage options available for purchase.

“Mania Under the Sun” at Stadium Swim will have six different packages for a variety of group sizes for those who want to enjoy all the basketball action from one of Circa’s six pools.

“Big Bracket” at Galaxy Watch Zone allows fans a free and exciting place for basketball fans. Circa’s newly opened conference space will offer on-site bars, food and beverage options and multiple blackjack tables.

The D Las Vegas

301 E Fremont St.

702-388-2400

www.thed.com

The D Las Vegas will transform its 12th-floor Detroit ballroom into a viewing space that is free and open to the public, and will include betting stations, craps and blackjack and food and beverage options. The hotel will also offer private man caves.

El Cortez

600 E Fremont St.

702-385-5200

www.elcortezhotelcasino.com

Thursday-Sunday

The hotel’s Fiesta Room will host a free viewing party from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Plaza

1 N Main St.

702-386-2110

www.plazahotelcasino.com

Thursday-Saturday

The Plaza’s annual March Mania viewing parties return in its showroom. Tickets begin at $100 per person and include entry to a raffle and unlimited draft beer. Tables for groups of four or six people can also be reserved. Guests can save with a three-day pass for the weekend for $250 per person. Passes include preferred seating and entry to the free pregame event Wednesday. Tickets can be purchased via the hotel’s website.

CENTRAL LAS VEGAS

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur

740 S. Decatur Blvd.

702-258-5200

Arizonacharliesdecatur.com

Both Arizona Charlie’s locations will feature “baller” specials, which include buckets of domestic and import beer for $22 and $27, respectively. Specials will also include classic sliders from PT’s Express priced at $2 each between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Ellis Island

4250 Koval Lane

702-794-0888

www.ellisislandcasino.com

Thursday and Friday

The Front Yard Beer Garden will have an all-you-can-eat buffet and select open bar. Tickets can be purchased for the morning (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or evening (3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) sessions, or both.

Gold Coast

4000 W. Flamingo Road

702-367-7111

www.goldcoastcasino.com

Through April 3

Basketball fans can enjoy $5 domestic beers or a bucket of five for $20. Import and craft beers are $6 each or $24 for a bucket of five.

The Orleans

4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

702-365-7111

Orleanscasino.com

Thursday-Saturday

The Orleans will have a viewing party in the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Doors open at 8 a.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is first come, first served, and there is no entry fee. Guests must be 21 or older.

Palace Station

2411 W. Sahara Ave.

702-367-2411

Palacestation.com

Thursday to April 3

Tailgate Social Sports Bar & Grill will host viewing parties. Reservations can be made for an early session from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. or the late session from 3:15 p.m.to 9 p.m. Food and beverage minimums start at $95 per person for games on Thursday and Friday and $75 per person on Saturday and Sunday. During the regional games March 23-26 and Final Four games April 1, the food and beverage minimum is $50 per person. The food and beverage minimum for the championship game April 3 will start at $75 per person. Reservations can be made by emailing reservations@tailgatesocialLV.com or calling 702-221-6513.

NORTH LAS VEGAS

Aliante Hotel

7300 N Aliante Parkway

702-692-7777

www.aliantegaming.com

Through April 3

Basketball fans can enjoy $4 domestic beers or a bucket of five for $18. Import and craft beers are $5 each or $22 for a bucket of five.

Cannery

2121 E. Craig Road

702-507-5700

www.cannerycasino.com

Through April 3

Basketball fans can enjoy $4 domestic beers or a bucket of five for $18. Import and craft beers are $5 each or $22 for a bucket of five.

SUMMERLIN

Red Rock Resort

11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

702-797-7777

Redrockresort.com

Food and beverage deals will be offered throughout the resort. For all table reservations at Onyx Bar, Rocks Lounge, Race & Sports Bar, & Lucky Bar, guests can contact group sales at 702-797-7517

Onyx Bar: Table reservations can be made for up to eight people for $1,250. Reservation includes two bottles with a choice of three mixers. A smaller group of four can reserve a table for $750, and it includes two buckets of domestic, import or craft beer, one bottle with choice of three mixers.

Rocks Lounge: Guests can indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet with two drink tickets for $199. Reservations for a table of six are $1,000 and include two buckets of domestic, import or craft beer, one bottle with choice of three mixers.

Race & Sports Bar: Offers two seating packages. $750 for a table of four that features select beverages valued up to $12 per drink. $175 for a single seat that features select beverages valued up to $12 per drink.

Lucky Bar: VIP seating that includes two chairs and a table with access to two flat screens is $500 and includes a bucket of domestic beer. Larger VIP seating with a sectional couch and access to two flat screens is $750 and includes two buckets of domestic, import or craft beer. The largest luxury VIP seating (for four to six guests) is $1,250 and includes three buckets of domestic, import or craft beer. Check in begins at 8 a.m. for all reservations.

Bowling Bar: VIP High Top seating package for $150 per person and include a table for two with a bucket of domestic, import or craft beer.

Suncoast

9090 Alta Drive

702-636-7111

www.suncoastcasino.com

Through April 3

Basketball fans can enjoy $4 domestic beers or a bucket of five for $18. Import and craft beers are $5 each or $22 for a bucket of five.

SOUTH LAS VEGAS

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews

6629 Las Vegas Blvd. South Suite 120

725-735-5400

www.Sickiesburgers.com

Tuesday-April 3

Table reservations can be made for up to six guests for three hours. Reservations include a drink voucher for each person and a choice of items from a special four-course menu.

Silverton

3333 Blue Diamond Road

702-263-7777

Silvertoncasino.com

Bars and lounges will be offering various food and drink specials through Sunday.

South Point

9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South

866-791-7626

Southpointcasino.com

Thursday-Saturday

Basketball fans can attend “The Most Massive Madness Party in Vegas” in the Exhibit Hall. Fans can enjoy various food and beverage deals, and seating is first come, first served. Admission is free. Doors open at 8 a.m. Guests must be 21 or older.

HENDERSON

Green Valley Ranch Resort

2300 Paseo Verde Parkway

702-617-7777

www.greenvalleyranch.com

Thursday and Friday

Fans can watch all 16 games Thursday and Friday inside the Estancia Ballroom. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and seating is first come, first served. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Must be 21 or older.

Sunset Station

1301 W Sunset Road

702-547-7777

www.sunsetstation.com

Thursday and Friday

Fans can watch all the action at Club Madrid. Doors open at 8 a.m., and seating is first come, first served. Viewing party will end early Friday due to nightly entertainment. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Must be 21 years old or older.

EAST LAS VEGAS

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder

4575 Boulder Highway

702-951-5800

Arizonacharliesboulder.com

Both Arizona Charlie’s locations will feature “baller” specials, which include buckets of domestic and import beer for $20 and $25, respectively. Specials will also include classic sliders from PT’s Express priced at $2 each between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Sam’s Town

5111 Boulder Highway

702-456-7777

www.samstownlv.com

Through April 3

Basketball fans can enjoy $4 domestic beers or a bucket of five for $18. Import and craft beers are $5 each or $22 for a bucket of five.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

PT’s Taverns

With more than 60 locations across the Las Vegas Valley, PT’s Taverns is celebrating March Frenzy with viewing parties and various food and beverage deals throughout the month.

Wildfire

Through April 3

Wildfire locations throughout the valley will be offering many food and beverage deals during the tournament. Must be 21 or older.

This list will be updated.

Contact Rochelle Richards at rrichards@reviewjournal.com. Follow @RoRichards24 on Twitter.

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