March Madness Las Vegas 2016 - A Hoop Lover's Paradise

The first weekend of March Madness has become such a joyous event that it takes up permanent residence on the vacation calendar of basketball fans. The weekend itself is amazing, but mix in the atmosphere of Las Vegas and you have a setting that is unlike anything else in the country.

Splash Magazines Worldwide is going to help you make the most of your Las Vegas experience so that you can enjoy all of the nonstop basketball action, last second buzzer beaters and wagers galore all while finding the best places to enjoy cocktails, world-class food and the biggest televisions in the world.

Red Rock Casino

The Still Crafts, Drafts & Eats at the Mirage Hotel is hosting "Brackets and Brews" for guest to enjoy all of the March Madness games live. Be among the first to experience the hottest new sports bar on the Las Vegas strip. Throughout the month of March and April, the NCAA games will be played on all 22 flat screen TV’s with doors opening one hour before game time! With 50 craft beers from around the world, specialty craft cocktails and delicious bar bites served out of a 24-foot airstream, The Still is the go to sports bar on the strip this March Madness season. Food and beverage minimums upon request. Rounds two and three, Thursday through Sunday, The Still will open at 8 a.m. For more information visit: The Still

The Still

CliQue Bar & Lounge at the Cosmopolitan Hotel will get your basketball Madness started on the 15th with the opening round and then continue into March and April with Viewing parties that allow you to catch every game. In addition Clique will combine March Madness with St. Patrick's Day on March 17th to double your fun as they are teaming up with Redbull for their St. Party’s Day tour! Drink specials include at the venue includes specialty yellow Redbull cocktails and Irish Car Bombs. Food and drink minimum.


The Red Rock Resort & Casino 206-seat race and sports book is home to a 96-foot video wall to enjoy every single game during March Madness. This is not just any giant screen to watch games, it is the elite of all sports viewing, possibly anywhere in the United States. In August 2015 the Red Rock sports book added new 2.5MM Nanoslim Engage LED displays, which are the largest ones of their kind ever installed in North America. This ultra high-definition experience provides you a better picture than you will find anywhere, and the Red Rock gives you nearly 32 yards of wall-to-wall race and sports book brilliance. Red Rock is also home to SportsConnection, which allows you to wager right from your phone.

The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan has become a fan favorite with their annual Hoops & Hops event. The three-day March College Basketball luxury viewing experience, returns to The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 17th through the 19th.
Guests will be immersed in the competitive excitement at The Chelsea, the resort’s dynamic event and performance space, which will be transformed into an exclusive sports lounge during the tournament.
In addition to featuring betting stations (open at 7:30 a.m. each day) and multiple televisions throughout the venue, guests will enjoy a number of interactive experiences including access to a basketball court, billiards, shuffleboard, blackjack, an onsite sports book and more.

An array of gourmet stadium fare and game-day snacks will be available throughout the weekend, such as warm pretzel rolls with beer cheese and German mustard, Philly cheese steak burritos and lighter options like Italian chopped salads and fresh cut fruit. Additionally, select restaurants from the resort’s acclaimed culinary collection will offer their own temptations, including assorted donuts and mini cinnamon rolls from STK as well as fried pickles and Philly egg rolls from Holsteins.

Three-day passes to Hoops & Hops go on sale on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. and are $375 per person. Each pass includes access to premium seating, select open bar and food and beverage offerings.

Open bar single-day passes include access to premium seating and select open bar, interactive games and are $200 per person on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 as well as $175 per person on Saturday, March 19.

General admission single-day passes are $65 per person on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 as well as $45 per person on Saturday, March 19. These passes include access to general admission seating and two drink coupons per ticket.

Tickets will be available online at The Cosmopolitan or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Those interested in private seating packages should contact Nightlife Marketing at [email protected]  All guests must be 21 and over.

The Skyboxes offer a second-level view and can comfortably host up to ten guests while the larger SkyBox 2 and SkyBox 3 can be configured to comfortably accommodate up to twenty guests and you will get your own beverage server and complimentary food. In addition the boxes are equipped with 42-inch plasma TVs and surround-sound audio systems and the latest video game systems. The MGM Grand's Race & Sports Book also made grabbing your own food convenient as it is adjacent to the Stage Deli. For more information visit MGM Grand's Race & Sports Book or call 1-800-776-7824

While the MGM Grand Race & Sports Book is amazing by itself, the MGM Grand offers two of the best places to catch all of the games while enjoying an amazing drinking and eating experience to go with your hoops action. Michael Mina Pub 1842 and TAP Sports Bar are in the own competition when it comes to the best bar food and beer lineup in Las Vegas and trust me you can't go wrong with either option.

The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, formerly LVH, has always been home to one of the largest March Madness experiences in all of Las Vegas. Giant televisions to make sure you catch every game and the option to enjoy the Ultimate Fan Cave shows how they go all out to cater to the basketball fan.

At the Venetian you can watch the games in luxury at Lagasse's Stadium® while also enjoying Emeril Lagasse's signature cuisine. This is really the first-class way to watch March Madness as you can watch from luxury boxes or the plush stadium-style seating and with all of the televisions and nearby wagering, you will never miss any of the action.

The LINQ is one of our new favorite spots in all of Las Vegas and they have a number of great options to enjoy March Madness. You have to start off with the Tilted Kilt. Home to beautiful waitresses, amazing pub food, beer and more beer and televisions that you will lose count of, this is a perfect place to just grab a seat at the bar and hang out for the day. Other great spots at the LINQ include, the Yardhouse, CHAYO and the Brooklyn Bowl.

Blondie's Sports Bar located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is home to 40 big screen televisions, beer pong and if you are there for the morning session, Blondie's Omelettes. For March Madness Blondie's offers two sessions, the first from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. with the second session to follow. There is a minimum of $50 per seat, but the minimum will be deducted from your bill when you arrive. For more information visit: Blondie's

Caesars Palace



Hoops at Caesars Palace

For the first time, guests are invited to experience the basketball fun at a premium party in the 51,000 sq ft Forum Ballroom, packed full of big-screens and all-you-can-eat food and drink. In addition to premium seating, packages include:



Drink specials at Race and Sports Book Bar, Slice Bar, Seahorse Lounge, Lobby Bar and Spanish Steps:

  • $40 Bucket of Miller Lite, Coors Light, Blue Moon or Henry’s Hard Soda Ginger Ale (or $8.50 each)
  • $15 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey and Henry’s Hard Soda Ginger Ale
  • $12 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $15 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier
  • $12 Cruzan Cocktails


Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino


Hoops at Planet Hollywood Full Court Package

Catch all the tournament madness as Planet Hollywood transforms the 36,864 sq ft Celebrity Ballroom and the Gallery/London Club space on the Mezz into premier viewing spots. In addition to premium seating, packages include:

  • New for 2016: Enhanced audio & visual experience featuring a 16’ x 40’ LED wall for an incredible game watching experience
  • New for 2016: Classroom-style premium seating
  • Open Miller Lite and Coors Light beer bar
  • All-you-can-eat time-out buffet
  • Prize and giveaways by Miller Lite and Coors Light models
  • Broadcast of games in all four regions
  • Live betting stations and table games
  • $149 per person
  • To purchase, visit:


Hoops On the Mezz At Planet Hollywood for ticket information visit: Hoops on the Mezz

Drink Specials at EXTRA Lounge, Heart Bar, Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders:

  • 5 for $25 Beer Buckets
  • $9 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey Cocktails
  • $10 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $12 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier
  • $9 Bacardi Oakheart Cocktails



Harrah’s Las Vegas


Hoops at Harrah’s

Harrah’s tournament madness packages have it all, conveniently located in the 12,000 sq ft Nevada Ballroom. In addition to premium seating, packages include:


Drink specials at Carnaval Court, Signature Bar and Piano Bar:

  • $1 Off All Miller/Coors Beers
  • $10 Skyy & Red Bull
  • $10 Patrón Margarita with Cointreau
  • $8 Cruzan Cocktails
  • $9 Jameson Cocktails
  • $7 Guinness or Heineken


Flamingo Las Vegas


Hoops at Flamingo

At Flamingo Las Vegas’ tournament celebration, guests will not only have premium views of the games, but also of the Strip with the 28,882 sq ft Sunset Ballroom’s floor-to-ceilings windows. In addition to premier seating, packages include:



Drink specials at the Garden Bar and It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar:

  • 5 for $25 Beer Buckets (16 oz. aluminums of Miller Lite, Coors Light)
  • $8 Skyy & Red Bull
  • $10 Patron Margaritas with Cointreau
  • $8 Cruzan Cocktails
  • $5 Heineken
  • $5 Guinness (add a shot of Jameson for $3 more)


Bally’s Las Vegas


Drink specials at Sully’s Bar and Indigo Lounge:

  • 5 for $25 Beer Buckets
  • $9 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey Cocktails
  • $10 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $12 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier
  • $9 Bacardi Oakheart Cocktails


The Cromwell


Drink specials at Bound by Salvatore and Interlude:

  • $8 Miller Lite or Coors Light (16oz aluminum bottles)
  • $11 Skyy Cocktails or make it a Skyy & Red Bull for $15
  • $14 Patrón Margarita with Cointreau
  • $12 Cruzan Cocktails
  • $14 Jameson Cocktails
  • $8 Guinness or Heineken



The LINQ Hotel & Casino and The LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade Fountain Stage will showcase multiple games simultaneously on a 13’ x 7’ ft. video wall and three 80” screens, perfect for shopping, dining and catching the college basketball games in all four regions.  

The LINQ’s newest addition, ameriCAN, will be hosting a tournament viewing party, complete with premier seating inside and on the patio, as well as $50 beverage packages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., or $75 for all-day with cocktails and a beer menu of nearly 70 canned beers representative of each of the 50 states.

NJOY Vaping Bar will be offering 15% off NJOY items of take an additional 10% off of bundles. Receive a raffle ticket with every $50 spent.

From March 17-20, guests can purchase all-you-care-to-drink draft beer wristbands for $100 per person per day at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery.

Celebrating basketball madness in the tastiest of fashion, Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza has prepared the Bracket Pizza, made with buffalo roasted cauliflower, cheddar cheese, garlic chicken, roasted onions and topped with a zesty cream sauce. The Bracket Pizza will be available Thursday, March 17 to Monday, April 4 for $17.50. 

What better way to cheer on your favorite team than with a gourmet hot dog from Haute Doggery? The Bracket Buster Red Hot Dog, a char-grilled frank with chili, cheddar cheese spicy relish and borracho onions will be available Thursday, March 17 through Monday, April 4 for $6.99. Las Vegas locals, don’t forget—score some extra points and receive 15% off your total bill with a valid Nevada ID.

Drink specials at 3535, Catalyst Bar and TAG Sports Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino:

  • 5 for $25 Beer Buckets (12 oz. glass bottles of Miller Lite, Coors Light)
  • $4 Draft Miller Lite or Coors Light
  • $11 Skyy & Red Bull
  • $11 Patron Margaritas with Cointreau
  • $9 Cruzan Cocktails
  • 5 for $25 Buckets of Heineken


For $99 per person, guests can enjoy premium seating, a bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Light, and an all-you-can-eat buffet at the Recover Zone at The LINQ Pool. In addition to beer, shot and drink specials, TAG Sports Bar will also have a stadium-style food menu.


Paris Las Vegas


Drink specials at Napoleon’s Lounge, Le Central, Burger Brasserie and Le Bar Du Sports:

  • 5 for $25 Beer Buckets
  • $9 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey Cocktails
  • $10 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $12 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier
  • $9 Bacardi Oakheart Cocktails



Burger Brasserie

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino


Drink specials at iBar and Masquerade Bar:

  • $5 Miller Lite or Coors Light
  • $6 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Honey Cocktails
  • $8 New Amsterdam Vodka & Red Bull
  • $9 Casa Noble Cadillac Margarita with Grand Marnier
  • $7 Bacardi Oakheart Cocktails


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