One of the things Las Vegas is best known for is its affinity for unforgettable sporting event experiences. Fans from all over the world gather to root on — and bet for—their favorite teams during sporting events throughout the year. One of the most popular sporting events to experience while in Vegas is the NBA Finals. Venues across the city host elaborate watching parties complete with everything you could want or need to watch your team take home the ring. If you are planning on being in Vegas for the 2016 NBA Finals, here are a few of the best places to watch.
17 South Booze & Bites
For the perfect place to watch the 2016 NBA Finals in Vegas, head over to 17 South Booze & Bites inside the Tahiti Village Resort. The Polynesian-themed bar features 24 different draft beer options, and an eclectic menu featuring all the foods you need to enjoy the finals—including mac and cheese bites, wings, pizza, burgers, and more.
17 South offers plenty of widescreen TV’s, bar-top gaming machines, exotic specialty cocktails, and an outdoor patio area. The floor-to-ceiling windows look over the resort’s impressive pool for a relaxing ambiance perfect for watching the 2016 NBA Finals in Vegas.
Sports fans will love this unique take on a traditional sports bar. The bar, owned by Emeril Lagasse, was aptly named the 2016 Sports Bar of the Year due to its incredible food offerings, extraordinary service, and laid back ambiance. Lagasse’s Stadium features a 9ft x 16ft projection screen, more than 100 strategically placed HDTV’s, so everyone gets a great view of the game, stadium style seating, an outdoor patio, and sports betting right inside the bar. What more could you ask for?
The Pub at Monte Carlo
For those sports fans who happen to be beer lovers as well, look no further than The Pub at Monte Carlo. The Pub boasts a full bar with more than 100 different beers carefully curated from brew masters from around the world, including some great local brews. And that’s not all this stylish bar has to offer. The Pub has more than 35 TV’s at every angle, a menu of gourmet pub food, and something known as the draft master table which lets you serve your own beer from one of the ten taps at the table and automatically calculates your tab. It’s perfect for watching the 2016 NBA Finals with a group of friends.
Red Rock Resort Race & Sportsbook
Widely touted as Las Vegas’ best sportsbook, the Red Rock Race and Sportsbook is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the game in luxury. The impressive venue features an unbelievable 96-foot wall of televisions including three 4K Ultra-HD screens for an unparalleled 24 million pixels between them. The 200 seat sports book also features more than 200 individual monitors, an exclusive VIP section, plush seating options, and a variety of food and drink offerings nearby—including $1 margaritas.
No matter where you decide to watch the 2016 NBA Finals in Vegas, you are sure to have an unforgettable time. After the games, head back to your well-equipped Vegas suites to relax, have a bite to eat, or even indulge in a spa treatment. Experiencing a major sporting event in Vegas is sure to be one for the books.