Chowder Bowl! Football Parties in Las Vegas for the Big Game

IT’S REALLY ALL about the food … and the drinks, and the TV commercials, the prop bets, the game itself, too … but mostly about the food.

5-hour game? That's a lot of Dogs!

Football nirvana is in two Sundays and we’re readying for our Las Vegas Big Game parties. Now, there are only two teams left, of course, and based on the famous foods of their cities/states/areas, as well as the point spread in the Sports Book, it’s a tough call as to which team will be the champion.

Let’s break it down.

  • New York/New Jersey … hot dogs with sauerkraut and yellow, no, make that deli mustard preferably bought off some cart on a sidewalk, best pizza (undebatable, sorry), maybe a hot pastrami or knish, Manhattan clam chowder, and a fancy drink like a Cosmopolitan or Manhattan (oh, that works).
  • New England/Boston … New England clam chowder, baked beans, cream pie, Johnnycakes, lobster, Ye Olde _____, and Sam Adams.

For the record, we like New England clam chowder over Manhattan, but wethinks New York will win the championship and parade the trophy around a parking lot in northern New Jersey.

Here are our parties and promotions and we’ll keep adding details as we get closer to the Big Game football Sunday in Las Vegas.

What’s your fave football food? What’s the better chowder? What’s your favorite prop in the Sports Book? Have any questions, let us know below!

at Red Rock

VIP Package at Red Rock Sports Book Lounge.

If you’re gonna go big (and, hey, Sunday’s a great time to go BIG) then the Sports Book Lounge at Red Rock has a VIP package available that includes everything awesome (food, drink, a personal attendant) with four of the best seats in the house.

It’s like having No. 12’s life for eight hours.

Details and the reservations phone number on the poster here to the right.

Here’s Jason from the Sports Book. Oh yeah, he’s amped …

at Aliante Station

Doors at 1pm at Access.

The Access Showroom at Aliante Station is one of the best places in Las Vegas to watch the Big Game. (It’s actually one of the best places to watch concerts, too, if you’ve never been.)

The screens are huge and the sound system is state-of-the-art.

On Big Game Sunday, Access has free admission with “Stadium” food and drinks available including bottles and buckets.

at Fiesta Henderson

Tacos & Tequila Tailgate!

At the Sports Book at Fiesta Henderson a $20 bet on the game gets you entered in a drawing to win cool stuff like jerseys. A $20 wager on game day Sunday gets you a commemorative football.

Now, as for food, in the Sports Book they’ll have a special football food menu that includes wings, dogs, pizza and nachos (now we’re talking). And, and, over at Amigo’s they have an All-You-Can-Eat Tacos & Tequila Tailgate (love it) menu, which you can view to the right here.

at Fiesta Rancho

Public viewing of the game will be at the Sports Book, Cabo Lounge and throughout the casino.

at Santa Fe Station

UPDATE: This is over, the winner was announced: On our Santa Fe Station facebook page, you can enter (before Jan. 31, 2012) to win a VIP Booth for up to 5 people at the Race & Sports Book Lounge for the Big Game on Sunday.

A randomly chosen winner will receive:

  • VIP Seating for the Big Game
  • Up to 36 Beers
  • 2 Pizzas
  • Chicken Wings
  • Chips & Salsa

Winner will be notified via email on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. All in winner’s party must be 21+ with valid ID.

Along with the Sports Book at Santa Fe, everyone can watch at the 4949 Lounge as well as any casino bar.

Here’s a little knowledge from Race & Sports Director Wild Bill …

at Texas Station

Super "Bowl"ing, get it?

We got a second-chance drawing where any losing parlay bet (minimum of $20), made from January 31 – February 5, can be entered into a drawing where four folks will win $250. Drawing will be held after the Big Game, so if you got a losing parlay ticket don’t rip it up in disgust but rather drop it into the drawing drum with your Boarding Pass number.

More fun during the Big Game at Texas Station Lanes with special bowling rates, coupons, food and drink and half-time super specials. Check out this image to the right here for details.

at Green Valley Ranch

The rowdy crowd will be at the Lobby Bar (downstairs near the Lobby, as the name implies) starting at 1pm on Sunday. Admission is free and there’s $25 all-you-can-eat tailgate food. Drink specials, too, with Jagermeister girls passing out shots like some good quarterback throws passes (not sure what that means) and prizes from 3-6pm. Please call 702.249.3919 for details.

Also should be rowdy in Sports Book, Sports Book bar, Quinn’s …

at Sunset Station

4 bars for ayce/d!

We like this one because it’s like a football “pub crawl” where you can roam around – eat and drink – and then move on to the next place. Since there’s four spots maybe spend one quarter of the game at each. Plus you can work off some calories if you keep moving.

Anyway, starting at 2pm you get like a wristband or something for $20 (buy at any of the bars) and you can grub through out the game at Guadi Bar (the one in the middle with the cool stained-class ceiling), Rosalita’s (over by Starbucks), Bullfighter’s (Sports Book) and the King Pin Lounge (bowling center) just like it says on this poster here to right …

at Boulder Station

The always-cool Railhead will be ready with doors open at 2pm.

All kinds of food (wings, sliders, nachos, hot dogs, chili dogs, of course, and pizza) and drinks (beers, buckets of beers, beer towers, need to know what that is, shots, cocktails) … worry not, we know what we’re doing. Menu to the right here …

Free admission. Tables are available for reservations and more info at 702.432.7777.

at Palace Station

We love drink specials that coincide with the game action. At Cabo, they have $2 shot specials with every score of the game. The Over/Under is like 55ish so that could be way fun. Way! (What movie?)

So the deal with the party, it’s free admission and $20 gets you an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet. Food at Cabo is excellent. You can buy tickets at Cabo starting Wednesday. Party starts at 2pm on Sunday. They have two large projector screens. $5 domestic pitchers. Party on! Excellent. (Same movie.)

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