Super Bowl LIII Las Vegas – Big Game, Big Experiences

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Super Bowl LIII is being held at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and is always an expensive ticket with an experience that might not match with the cost. With all of the amazing venues and offers for this gigantic football weekend, Las Vegas can provide you with a better experience than overpaying for nosebleed seats. Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together some of the best spots to enjoy the big game in Las Vegas.

CliQue Bar & Lounge (© Al Powers, PowersImagery.com)

If you are looking for an experience that takes you far beyond the typical gameday setting, it is hard to beat the experience at CliQue Bar and Lounge located inside The Cosmopolitan. Later in the evening CliQue does become a lounge, but for football you get the same incredible setting and world-class service to go with lush couches and televisions at every angle to make sure you don’t miss a snap.

The menu created by award-winning chef Brian Massie is so good that the Super Bowl might become an afterthought. You can start off with the signature wings or pigs in blankets, but from there the menu quickly drifts off into a seriously elevated level. The flawless and flavorful lamb that is the centerpiece of the mini-lamb gyros would make any Greek proud. The seafood selection is certainly something you will not find at any other Super Bowl party. You can choose from miso sea bass lettuce cups, yellowtail sashimi, mini lobster tacos or what is a bite of perfection, Bill’s spicy tuna. This fresh spicy tuna is placed perfectly on a setting of crispy rice creating a perfect singular bite that somehow becomes even more flavorful when you dip it in the ponzu sauce. Make sure you save room in the fourth quarter for the deep fried oreos. They are as good as they sound and the batter is light and fluffy, almost as if you are biting into a fresh donut and then you hit a hot birthday cake Oreo cookie.

Deep fried oreos

If you thought the food was distracting, wait until you take a look at the cocktail menu. You can start off with something refreshing such as the flavorful “So Fresa, So Clean”, which is centered around Avion tequila, but is very subtle with the addition of watermelon, lime, agave and a strawberry gomme syrup. While it is tough to come up with a favorite, “The God of Wine” is one of those cocktails that as it tickles your taste buds you just can’t figure out which wonderfully flavor is stealing the show. This red wine sangria is complemented with Hennessey VS Cognac, fresh watermelon juice, the strawberry gomme syrup and is topped of with champagne. For more information, visit: CliQue

The Still


The Still, located inside of the Mirage, brings everything you would want to a Super Bowl viewing experience. To begin with you can’t turn your head without getting a look at one of the 27, 65″ flat screen televisions that fill this stunning restaurant. You can grab a stool at the classic and stylish bar or pile a group of friends into the couches or you can even enjoy the game in the private room that is perfect for a large group. Of course there is the service, Las Vegas is a city built on service and The Still is as good as it gets.

The Still Airstream (Courtesy Anthony Mair)

The Still will be hosting their “Big Game Sunday” party with doors opening at noon. Based on your group size, The Still has a platter menu that will take care of your group with items including: salsa and chips, guacamole and chips, wings, quesadillas, mini cheeseburgers, tacos and buckets of fries. For reservations, visit: Big Game Sunday

Philly Cheesesteak from The Still

PT’s Taverns will host Big Game viewing parties with an extended happy hour, dining specials, gaming promotions and giveaways at all 60 locations in the Las Vegas Valley and Nevada, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar, starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.

At any PT’s location, guests can catch all the action while enjoying one of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, which will be offered as a special menu item throughout the game. Hot dog selections will include a regular hot dog, priced at $3; a New Yorker, served with brown mustard and sauerkraut, priced at $4; Chili and Cheese, topped with chili and shredded cheddar cheese, priced at $5; and BC & B, a bacon-wrapped hot dog topped with beer cheese, priced at $6.

Plus, PT’s Happy Hour will be extended throughout the game. PT’s Happy Hour offers a 50 percent discount on drinks including wines by the glass, premium spirits and all craft and import beer, which features PT’s own craft brews, including the Sean Patrick’s Irish Red and the Golden Hefeweizen. PT’s Happy Hour food selections are priced at $6, $7 and $8, and include $6 loaded potato skins and Sriracha chicken bites; $7 half-pound pub burger and chicken parmesan sliders; and $8 flatbreads, including three-cheese, meat feast, the Gilroy and buffalo chicken.

PT’s Taverns will also offer game time giveaways for guests, including Bud Light sponsored gear, as well as gaming point multipliers for Golden Rewards members. Bronze and Silver level members will receive five times the usual points and Gold, Royal and Royal Elite level members will receive 10 times the usual points.

Select taverns will offer an additional Big Game Squares promotion, which will begin two weeks prior to the Big Game on Sunday, Jan. 20. Players will earn a complimentary square for each four-of-a-kind or Keno hit of $200 or more. The winners of each quarter will receive $50 in free slot play and the winner of the fourth quarter will receive an additional $50 cash. All players must be present to win. For more information, visit: PT’s

Carmine’s inside The Forum Shops and Virgil’s Real Barbeque will host Big Game viewing parties on February 3. 

Carmine’s Big Game Party

At Carmine’s the highlight of the party is the Tailgate Buffet, which includes Carmine’s signature Italian dishes such as cold antipasto, vegetables and assorted cheeses, salads, pasta, Scarpariello wings, “World Famous Meatballs”, chicken & eggplant parmigiano, sausage with peppers and tiramisu for $85 per person.  For $150 per person football fans can add an open bar with draft beers, well drinks and house wine. Doors open at 1 pm and the party packages start at 3 pm, with last call at the end of the third quarter.

Carmine’s will also offer an MVP package that includes a premium open bar including call brand drinks, draft and bottled beers, Carmine’s wine and an upgraded Tailgate Buffet with additions such as a fresh seafood assortment, NY strip loin carving stations, fresh fruits and chocolate cannoli. For reservations, email eventslv@carminesnyc.com, call 702.473.9700 or visit www.carminesnyc.com to purchase online.

Virgil’s Big Game party runs form 1 pm – 7:30 pm with a backyard bbq buffet with live carving station.  Offerings include Memphis style pork ribs, Carolina pulled chicken and pork, Texas Beef Brisket, BBQ chicken wings and favorites sides such as mac and cheese, cole slaw and potato salad and deserts including Virgil’s famous banana pudding, pies and seasonal fresh fruit.   From 3 pm – 7:30 pm, a premium open bar and a kicked up lemonade stand will quench every sports fan’s thirst.  Throughout the day there will be giveaways, contests and music and games on the two outdoor patios. Cost is $150 per person and reservations can be made by emailing EventsLV@VirgilsBBQ.com, calling 702-389-7400 or visitingwww.virgilsbbq.com to purchase online.

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