March Madness 2021 Guide: Where to Party for Locals

Drink deals and viewing parties are abundant across the Las Vegas Valley

By  Rob Kachelriess

You don’t need to hang out on The Strip to enjoy the spectacle of March Madness. Viewing parties are taking place throughout Valley neighborhoods with plenty of food and drink to help cheer on your favorite team. Here’s where to go off The Strip.  

Tailgate Social

Palace Station

One of the newest sports bars in Las Vegas has everything you need to enjoy March Madness, including more than 30 televisions, a booming high-tech sound system and a huge beer list with local brews well represented. 3-Pointer Specials are in effect during the NCAA Tournament with $3 drafts, shots and pretzel bites. The regular Happy Hour isn’t bad, either. It runs 5-7 p.m. with $5 food bites (like the addictive chili cheese tater tots) and deals on Casamigos shots and Bud Lite pitchers. 

Rock’s Lounge

Red Rock Resort

Rocks Lounge is welcoming college basketball fans March 19-22 with reservations available for three different blocks throughout the day with no minimums on lower tables and couches. All-day reservations come with a $600 food and drink minimum per six-person table. Casino patrons can take their chances with open seating. Either way, you’ll enjoy plenty of drink specials and have an opportunity to place last-minute bets at the Red Rock sports book.

Hoops Central


The Westgate has long been known for its massive SuperBook, which not only has plenty of space, but also convenient parking right outside. For March Madness, the party moves inside The International Theater for Hoops Central starting at 8 a.m. March 19-22. Reserved seating is $50 a day and includes a free pitcher of beer. 

Madness 360


Venture inside Area15 for Madness 360. It’s an all-immersive experience with games shown in 360-degree projection mapping on the walls of The Portal. Admission is $175 per person (with at least two people required for a reservation) and includes bottomless draft beer, a $50 food credit at The Beast and all-day access to lounge-style seating from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Ellis Island

East of The Strip

The Front Yard is the place to be for March Madness at Ellis Island. Book morning, evening or all-day reservations beginning at $125 per person. Admission includes unlimited bites from a special game-day menu, all-you-can-drink house beer (brewed on-site), select cocktails and a T-shirt. 

The Plaza


March Mania will run wild at The Plaza Showroom from March 19-20 with a 24-foot screen and 18 high-def televisions. Book a table of four, beginning at $100, and order food from Pop Up Pizza by scanning a code on your phone. Drinks are served by a cash bar inside The Showroom.

Distill & Remedy’s


Distill and Remedy’s are locals-focused sister concepts with bars across The Valley. Food specials during the games include $5 street corn fries, $7 smoked brisket tots and $7 chicken ranch sliders (although you can also ask about the enormous $10.95 Guinness Burger offered all month in honor of St. Patrick’s Day). Wash it all down with $4 Stone Buenaveza or 805 Cerveza and $6 Crown Royal shots (regular, peach or apple). 

Stadium Swim


You can keep your eye on the games (and your money) at Circa’s massive three-story sports book, but if you really want to have fun, head to the rooftop pool deck. Stadium Swim is hosting Madness Under the Sun viewing parties throughout the tournament. Watch the games and dip your toes in the water. General admission begins at just $20, but cabana rentals are your best bet for a true luxe experience.

Sporting Life

Spring Valley

Locals in the southwest know that Sporting Life is one of the best sports bars in Las Vegas. With elevated food options, walls of TV screens and a running scoreboard, all the bases are covered. Regular menus and seating are in effect for March Madness, although the bar operates 24 hours a day, allowing you plenty of flexibility to arrive early.  

Whether it’s for the big game or just some good hangs, we’re always here for you, Las Vegas.

Posted by Sporting Life Bar on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The D

Fremont Street Experience

Head to the 12th floor of The D, where free viewing parties run March 19-22. Place bets on the spot (or have a go at craps and blackjack). Private man cave rentals are available for six- or 12-hour reservations with four televisions, a private server and access to come and go from the main party as much as you please.

Sickies Garage

Town Square

Go big or go home. Sickies Garage has 25 flavors of wings, 50 burgers, 50 beers and 30 TV screens. Table reservations are available (in three-hour blocks for as many as six guests) throughout the first and second rounds of the tournament. The reservation includes seven drink vouchers per person and a choice of dishes on a four-course menu (featuring house favorites like the glazed doughnut burger and boneless wings). Seating begins at 9 a.m. and is $100 per person.


East of The Strip

Drive golf balls while enjoying views of The Strip and all the first-round tournament play you can handle March 19-21. A $250 food and drink spending minimum is required for reservations covering as many as six people. Flatbreads, burgers and everything else on the regular menu is available during the games. In addition to driving bays, high-tops and couches can be booked in lounge areas. 

Read: March Madness 2021: NCAA Bracket Revealed

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