Top Vegas sports bars: On and off the Strip

Vincent Frank
Top Vegas sports bars: Beer Park
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Sin City is filled with so many dining and drinking options. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the top Vegas sports bars. That’s why we’re here to help.

Having tried countless destinations throughout my half-decade in Las Vegas, I have come across some tremendous options. Some are underrated and not well-known to the tourists. Others are what we’d call Vegas staples. Check out our top-five Vegas sports bars.

Top Vegas Sports Bars

Crown & Anchor (Off the Strip)

Top Vegas sports bars: Crown & Anchor
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  • Best drink: Fuller’s ESB beer
  • Best food: Sausage roll, Scotch egg

A top British pub with two locations near the strip, this is a great place to go to watch a Vegas Golden Knights game. During said games, they offer 50% off appetizers (already cheap to begin with).

Go with one of the 30 British style beers on tap and munch on the apps as you enjoy the ambience of one of the more traditional European Vegas sports bars. It’s a cheap date, too.

Blondies (Planet Hollywood)

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  • Best drink: Svedka and and Monster
  • Best food: Jalapeno poppers, Corned beef sliders

There’s a ton of dining and drinking options at Planet Hollywood on the Strip. PBR and Flights are two pretty cool ones. However, nothing beats Blondies. It’s one of your traditional Vegas sports bars. The hostesses are extremely nice and decked out in striped officiating gear.

As for the booz and grub, you can’t go wrong with the vodka and Monster energy drink — especially if you plan on keeping going through the night. They also have the best poppers in town and corned beef sliders to die for.

Scooter’s Pub (Off the Strip)

Best vegas sports bars: Scooter's pup
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  • Best drink: Any mixed drink while being comped for gambling
  • Best food: BBQ chicken brick oven pizza ($11.50), Chicken parm sliders w/ fries ($8.95)

This is a no thrills sports bar about 15 minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip. The ambience isn’t great. But that’s really not the point here. It’s all about the intentive service, strong drinks and great food.

Scooter’s comps you for playing video poker. And unlike the Strip, the drinks are not weak. You also don’t have to play the max. Beware, because it could end up being a trap unless you grub on some of their great food. The BBQ chicken pizza is cheap and elite. Meanwhile, the Chick parm sliders are about the best you can do when it comes to bar food. Juicy and tasty. Though, it must also be noted that this is a Seahawks bar, so plan accordingly.

The Still (Mirage)

Best Vegas Sports Bars: The Still
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  • Best drink: Still Ol Fashion (Jim Beam, maple syrup, bitters, barrel aged) $18.00
  • Best food: Philly Cheese Steak Panini (Prime ribeye, peppers, onions, cheese) $24.00

Like pretty much all the Vegas sports bars on the strip, the Still is not cheap. Expect to spend about $100.00 if you want a few drinks and some grub. However, the experience is pretty darn elite. There’s about 25 big screen televisions. They do well to play all of the games that are important to the masses, especially during college football Saturday. They also have an Airstream they serve food from. That’s elite stuff.

While the food is expensive, it is also darn tasty. We recommend going with the ribeye cheese steak panini. It’s tasty and done to perfection. If you’re into stronger drinks, the Ol fashion is one of the best on the Strip. That says a lot given how good they are at Hell’s Kitchen abd Cleopatra’s Barge.

Beer Park (Paris)

  • Best drink: Flight of beers (Goose Island IPA, Kona Big Wave, Four Peaks Kilt Lifter, Revision Brewing Blonde)
  • Best food: Mac & cheese egg rols (app), BBQ pork ribs

Located roof top just outside the famed Paris on the Strip, it’s all about ambience at Beer Park, owned by Budweiser. The scene is epic with an overlook of the Strip. Meanwhile, it’s kid-friendly with a ton of awesome games and no smoking allowed.

As for the drinks and food, go with the flight of beer. They have a huge option for anyone who enjoys beer. It’s not just IPA, like a lot of other places nearby. Meanwhile, the mac and cheese egg rolls are to die for. This is one of the best Vegas sports bars and has been for some time. Just remember, it’s not cheap. Drinks and food for a party of four (including two kids) will likely run you $200.00 or so.