Photo: Steve Hill
March Madness is upon us and college basketball fans have been putting their heart and soul into crafting the perfect bracket while getting ready to cheer on their favorite teams. Check out a few fun ways to enjoy the action of the NCAA tournament in Las Vegas.
Place a Bet
Las Vegas is loaded with sports books eager to take your wager. Top choices include the Cosmopolitan, Caesars Palace, Venetian, Westgate and MGM Grand.
Upscale lounges will be offering a few cocktails for your drinking pleasure. Clique at the Cosmopolitan is hosting "Brackets and Beer" celebrations with doors opening at 8 a.m. on game days… while Vista at Caesars Palace will have Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, sliders, snacks, wings and other food provided by the nearby Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill with $200 minimums March 16-April 1.
Go big… or go home
If a sports bar isn't big enough to contain your excitement, head to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino where The Joint will host mammoth viewing parties March 16-18. General admission is $100 per person with high-def live feeds of each matchup, casino games, live betting stations, party games like beer pong, a build-your-own Bloody Mary station and the girls of Rehab Beach Club.
Stay at Home
Organize your own party and invite some friends over, whether it's at a penthouse suite or private estate. Las Vegas' own Capriotti's has some classic sandwiches for the big game, like Homemade Meatball, Cheese Steak and Slaw Be Jo (slow cooked roast beef with provolone cheese and coleslaw). Order some party trays to go… and keep bellies full during your private bash.
Hit a Strip Club
Crazy Horse III, just off the Strip, is throwing "Hoops and Hotties" parties during the tournament with $20 beer buckets and a $50 package that includes front-of-the-line entry, prime seating and a $60 beverage credit.
Take a Bite
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken at Downtown Summerlin is celebrating March Madness with a crunchy and spicy sandwich called Chicken Madness. Available all month long, it comes with BBQ pulled chicken, spicy pepper jack cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce and pickled peppers.
No matter how you want to celebrate the college hoops season, VegasGiant will set you up in style. Call (702) 476-0001 today for more ideas on how to enjoy March Madness to its fullest.
By Rob Kachelriess