As soon as the sun starts to rise over the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday you better have your seat, a drink in your hand and your bets placed because long before the first game tips off people are going to looking for the best spots in Las Vegas to enjoy March Madness. Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together a list of some of the best places to take in all of the action.
The Cosmopolitan has put together their "Hoops & Hops" viewing area that features a 72-foot luxury sports bar, 10 VIP viewing areas, live mobile betting and a real hardwood basketball court. You have three options for The Cosmopolitan; general admission which provides two complimentary cocktails as well as access to onsite betting and of course viewing of all the games. The VIP service sets you up in the upgraded lounge area as well as complimentary service. If you have a group of hoops fans then the private pod is for you. With this you are in a private lounge area and have tv control of the game action as well as complimentary cocktails. For Private Pod reservations contact NightlifeMarketing@Cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702.698.7778. For more information, visit: http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/experience/event-calendar/event-details/HoopsandHops_03-21-2013.aspx
Pool season just kicked off in Las Vegas and if you want to enjoy the sun and still take in the hoops, LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA is the spot for you. LIQUID has everything you need to enjoy all the March college basketball action. Cabana packages are available, equipped with 42"plasma TVs, mini-fridges, and superlative service teams. Admission is free with an ARIA room key, so enjoy the madness in style at LIQUID.
Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio opened in 2012 and quickly became known as an upscale and more intimate setting for those looking for a change from the massive nightclubs that dominate Las Vegas. Lily makes for the perfect setting that is a little more relaxed and comfortable than you are likely to find on the rest of the strip while still providing you with a great game-viewing experience along with food and drink specials.
ARIA Resort & Casino has tranformed their Race & Sports Book into one of the coolest and most fan friendly places to watch games on the strip, highlighted by two 220-inch TVs to go along with the 88 other high-definition televisions. This is probably the most comfortable place to catch all the games on the strip as the Sports Book is filled with plush couches and betting is made easy with the addition of two self-bet kiosks.
If you are at ARIA and the sportsbook is a little too crowded for you, head over to the Deuce Lounge. The Deuce Lounge has four giant TV's to make sure catch every minute of every game to go along with food and drink specials. For table reservations, call 702.588.5656.
The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has "Hoops Central" lined up in the LVH Theater that will allow you take in all the games without missing a basket. You will have your choice of 1,500 seats in a smoke-free setting to go along with food and drink specials, giveaways and plenty of satellite betting stations. For more information on "Hoops Central," visit: http://www.thelvh.com/calendar/132-hoops-central?nomob=yes&chebs=email_lvh_01news13&hq_e=el&hq_m=2206348&hq_l=70&hq_v=9f9e8d39d1
Looking for a little more than finger food? Well head over to Lagasse's Stadium at the Venetian. Not only can you get all your bets in and watch all the games but you can have a hand-tossed pizza, spice-rubbed baby back ribs or a shrimp po boy just to name a few of the tasty menu items. For more information on Lagasse's Stadium, visit: http://www.venetian.com/Las-Vegas-Nightlife/Lounges/Lagasses-Stadium/
If you stayed out to late the night before, head over to Diablo's in Monte Carlo as the indoor/outdoor Mexican eatery for Bloody Mary's and burritos to get your day started. Diablo's is offering an all day happy hour that includes $5 Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Bloody Molly’s (the Irish whiskey counterpart to the Mary). Those who are catching the early games can enjoy three different options of $10 breakfast burritos from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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