2020 is a big year for the NFL in Las Vegas. The NFL is slated the hold its annual draft in Sin City for the first time ever from April 23-25. As revealed earlier this week, the draft will largely take place near Caesars Palace and the Bellagio, right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
A few months later, the Raiders will officially begin their first season in Las Vegas after moving from Oakland. The Raiders will play in the sparkling new Allegiant Stadium as the third major professional sports team to call Vegas home after the NHL’s Golden Knights and the WNBA’s Aces.
The first order of business for football fans in Vegas, however, is Super Bowl 54. The big game is set to go down on February 2 in Miami between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. This is expected to be one of the biggest Super Bowls to date, especially from a real money betting perspective. Many in the sports betting industry are expecting Super Bowl 54 to break all sorts of gambling records.
The Super Bowl is the biggest television and sports betting event in the United States on a yearly basis, so you can expect the Nevada desert to be packed to the brim with football fans on the first weekend in February.
Where should you watch 2020 Super Bowl if you’re in Las Vegas? We’re glad you asked.
Blue Diamond Saloon
The vast majority of those watching Super Bowl 54 won’t have a deep rooting interest. Sure, there will be plenty of die-hard Chiefs and 49ers fans around, but in Vegas most viewers will be rooting for their betting interests.
If you’re a lifelong Chiefs fan or just have a little money riding on Kansas City, you can catch the game at Blue Diamond Saloon. The Blue Diamond is aptly located right off of Blue Diamond Road just a few miles from the Strip. Most importantly, the Blue Diamond advertises itself as the top Chiefs sports bar in town.
Watching the game with your fellow fans is a huge part of the fun, so if you’re on the Kansas City side of things for Super Bowl 54, the Blue Diamond is probably your No. 1 destination. If the game doesn’t wind up going too well for the Chiefs, the Blue Diamond also features plenty of pool tables and shuffleboards to keep you busy.
Considering Nevada borders California, you’re very likely to run into a few hundred 49ers fans if you’re in Vegas for Super Bowl 54. There is no shortage of bars labeling themselves as pro-49ers watering holes ahead of the big game, but Joey’s Tavern is probably your best bet if you’re rooting for San Francisco.
As you can tell by the name, Joey’s can be found on the north side of town, so any 49ers fans in the Summerlin area are likely familiar with the joint.
The Westgate SuperBook is arguably the most well-known brick-and-mortar sportsbook in Las Vegas. Probably because it’s the biggest and one of the oldest sportsbooks in town. You don’t need me to tell you this, but the Westgate Resort and Casino is one of the best spots in town to catch the big game.
You can enjoy the 2020 Super Bowl on the countless screens that populate the room’s massive wall. The Westgate is also offering food stations and a complimentary call bar. A Bud Draft Trailer will be present, and customers can order buckets of beer for the table for $55.
In addition to the variety of high-tops and bar-tops, fans can also enjoy the game in the sportsbook’s 110 luggage chairs, 55 couches and 25 4-person tabletops.
Plaza Hotel & Casino
The Plaza may not be one of the more well-known resorts in Vegas, but those looking to get away from the mayhem of the Strip can find the Plaza right in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience.
The Plaza’s Super Bowl 54 party is limited to those 21 years of age and older, and those in attendance can enjoy a stadium food buffet as they catch the game at the resort’s massive Sierra Ballroom on the third floor.
Further details can be found at the William Hill Race & Sports Book at Plaza.
Tickets, which are going fast, can be purchased online for $100 apiece until January 31. If you wait until February 1 or 2, the ticket prices jump to $125. Tickets not only grant admission into the ballroom, but fans will also get free access to the buffet as well as the open bar.
If you want to watch the 2020 Super Bowl at one of the Strip’s hottest resorts, you probably can’t top the Cosmopolitan. The Cosmo is going all-out for Super Bowl 54 with a number of different events located throughout the expansive property. On January 31, a couple of days before the big game, novice bettors can learn about the ins-and-outs of football betting at the Big Game Betting Seminar.
The Cosmo’s Race & Sports Book is hosting an exclusive Super Bowl viewing party, and those interested can make reservations by calling the hotel. The CliQue Bar and Lounge will be offering an array of food and mixed drinks, featuring craft cocktails. Spots at the CliQue will run you a hefty $250 per person. Ditto for spots at the Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails, which will show Super Bowl 54 on its massive projection screen.
You can also reserve a table for $55 an hour between 3:30pm and 8:30pm local time at Holsteins Shakes and Buns. The reservation includes a complimentary growler, so at least you’ll get something extra for your trouble. If you’re looking to spend a little extra, you can reserve your viewing spot at STK for $250 to $300 per person, a deal that includes all-you-can-eat selections from the restaurant’s highly-rated menu.
These are just a few of the best spots to watch Super Bowl 54 in Las Vegas. Sin City is known for going all-out when it comes to the big game, and this year is certainly no exception.