Even though Las Vegas did not have a professional sports team until the Golden Knights came to town, Sin City has always been a great place to watch the game. From innumerable taverns in the suburbs to fine dining restaurants on the Strip, there is rarely a place in Vegas where live sports cannot be seen on television. A more difficult find, however, is a place serving good food and beverages that is also accessible to minors, but thankfully these six restaurants offer everything a sports fan might want without the smoke and gambling that might preclude guests under the age of twenty-one.
Owned and operated by Ralph Perrazzo, b.B.d’s promises “Craftsmanship you can taste” and delivers exactly that with a wide-ranging menu of beers, burgers, desserts and more. Focused on high-quality ingredients and scratch-made everything, guests visiting the restaurant inside Palace Station Casino will find over a dozen televisions tuned to sports and a variety of choices to treat their taste buds. From starters such as duck wings to Sin City’s best mozzarella sticks, it is tough to go wrong, and with several styles of sandwich to choose from – including vegan – guests of all sorts are likely to find something they will love, plus plenty of craft brews to wash it all down.
From its great view of Bellagio’s fountains to a family-friendly atmosphere for watching sports, Beer Park has all the atmosphere one might want. A partnership between the creative minds at HEXX and Anheuser-Busch Corporation, the restaurant at Paris Hotel & Casino invites guests to dine on everything from jumbo fried pretzels to an Elvis-inspired PB&J sandwich, before switching to a menu of delicious entrees and barbeque for games later in the day. Beer Park recently added an indoor space complete with arcade games, plus even more taps and televisions, so be sure to come early for big matchups. Don’t forget to save room for pastry chef Miranda Prince’s gooey butter cake.
Big B’s Texas BBQ
Erasing the long-held belief that Las Vegas is not a barbeque town, Big B’s Texas BBQ defines “a work of passion.” Built brick-by-brick from a former deli, with ownership going so far as to drive in wood from The Lone Star State anytime their supply starts to thin, many rightly consider this the place for Texas football. From supple brisket to jumbo ribs and even lean tri-tip, Big B’s has guests covered for all things beef. Those seeking lighter meats need not fret, because the turkey and pork are also great. Adding in plenty of sides, including Sin City’s best baked beans, guests are encouraged to enjoy everything with Texas’ own Shiner Bock beer in hand. As a bonus, west-siders will soon be in luck when Big B’s #2 opens at 6115 South Fort Apache Road.
Featuring the talents of Chef Scott Commings, Freedom Beat can be found on the ground floor of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekends, this 24/7 restaurant becomes one of Sin City’s best dining values. Titling the event “Freedom 2 Brunch” and charging just $24.99 for kitchen-fresh plates delivered by a team of friendly servers, Freedom Beat invites guests to choose from items including chicken and waffles, chilaquiles or corned beef hash, served in an atmosphere that includes live music. Featuring several televisions displaying a variety of sports, fans of professional or college football would be smart to arrive early for their favorite teams, and may wish to consider bottomless bloody marys or mimosas for just $10 extra.
The Naked City Pizza Shop – El Cortez or Paradise Location
While Christopher and Michael Palmeri were born in Buffalo, the brothers have made their name in Las Vegas’ culinary scene for over a decade. From humble beginnings inside Moon Doggies Bar & Grill on Arville to five current locations, guests visiting any Naked City Pizza Shop can expect big flavors and constant innovation. Serving pizzas that lie halfway between Midwestern pan-style and New York Sicilian, Naked City makes it hard to go wrong with any choice, and during fall and winter there is no better place to watch Bills football or Las Vegas hockey with the whole family than at Naked City’s downtown or south Strip locations.
Offering lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Herringbone remains a silent stunner and dark horse candidate for the best all-ages spot to feast on both seafood and sports, head by chef Marty Red DeLeon Lopez. Whether enjoying their signature dishes indoors or on the secluded outdoor patio, guests will find televisions tuned to matches from a variety of leagues with events such as the Superbowl upgraded by special menus. Football fans should pay particular attention to Herringbone’s Saturday and Sunday brunch service, featuring a fixed price of $69 that allows diners access to endless amounts of oysters alongside king crab, lobster and shrimp, plus several plates prepared fresh from the kitchen at no additional cost.