Las Vegas March Madness 2021 is all about turning every possible restaurant into a mini hoops-viewing party spot. Due to COVID restrictions, the popular, big ballroom parties are out. Still, even if you’re agenda calls for a visit to the mall, you can find spots to duck into and catch the return of NCAA Tournament Basketball.
Welcome to the Miracle Mile Shops. Among the 200-plus places to wear out your credit card are dozens of eateries, and at least a handful of places serving basketball on TV along with beer, booze and blazing hot wings.
FYI: The pandemic claimed March Madness in Las Vegas in 2020. It’s back, boosted by smaller venues and at decreased room nights than years past. Masked and socially distanced, venue capacity in Nevada is 50 percent. Six people are allowed to sit together at a table.
Miracle Mile Shops
Here are five options inside Miracle Mile Shops, according to a spokesperson:
Cabo Wabo Cantina. The viewing party centers around a 200-inch projector screen. Root for underdogs while wolfing down an order of seafood madness nachos, topped with lobster crab and shrimp. A bucket of beer goes for $23.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill. You’ll need to reserve a spot to take advantage of full and half-day viewing packages. Special include exclusive seating and open bar options.
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill. Blondies has more than 60 big-screen TVs and daily Happy Hour specials. Reserve a spot to get in on the action.
Pampas Las Vegas. Check out the special deal where you get a $20 bar upgrade—good for an extra hour of unlimited beer or house wine with any meal purchase.
Buffalo Wild Wings. There are huge HD TVs on every wall, and floating above the bar, along with a seemingly never-ending supply of chicken wings streaming out of the kitchen.
MGM Resorts Eateries
As previously reported on Junkets & Jaunts, MGM Resortswill have nine of its gaming-oriented Strip casino-resorts operating more than three dozen spots to post up and eat while rooting for your betting slips to hit.
Those properties: Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Park MGM, The Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur.
Bellagio: Bellagio Pools & Cabanas, BetMGM Sportsbook at Bellagio, FIX and Lily Bar & Lounge.
ARIA: ALIBI Ultra Lounge, BetMGM Sportsbook at ARIA, Lift Bar, Lobby Bar and Salt & Ivy.
MGM Grand: Centrifuge, Lobby Bar, TAP Sports Bar and Whiskey Down.
Mandalay Bay: BetMGM Sportsbook at Mandalay Bay, EyeCandy, Hazel Coffee & Cocktails, Libertine Social, Rhythm & Riffs.
Park MGM: BetMGM Sportsbook at Park MGM, Juniper Cocktail Lounge, Park MGM Pools & Cabanas.
The Mirage: BetMGM Sportsbook at The Mirage, Center Bar and RHUMBAR.
New York-New York: Bar at Times Square, Center Bar, Coyote Ugly, Nine Fine Irishmen and Tom’s Urban.
Luxor: Centra, Diablo’s Cantina, Flight, Playbar and Public House.
Excalibur: BetMGM Sportsbook at Excalibur, Dick’s Last Resort, The Lounge and Vagabond.
For specific details and availability, click on the casino-resort’s link (above) and shoot for a specific spot.
More March Madness 2021 News
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