Las Vegas may not have its own MLB team to cheer on, but there are plenty of places in town where baseball fans can watch their favorite teams play and enjoy some delicious game-day grub in the process. In fact, some local restaurants even offer on-site betting to make a game really interesting. Plus, with multiple televisions to watch all the action on, you can keep track of other teams’ scores, too, to see how your team ranks in its quest to become 2013 World Series Champions. From celebrity chef restaurants to sexy sports bars, here are five local eateries that always score a homerun with sports fans.
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite 183
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Baseball may be the one sport cheerleaders aren’t typically associated with—unless, of course, you’re watching the game at Blondies Sports Bar & Grill. Its sexy wait staff wears cheerleader uniforms as they serve guests, making it a bit of a challenge to keep your eyes on the game. Luckily, with more than 60 TVs on site, you’ll still be able to catch every play even with a few welcome distractions. Game-day menu favorites include Blondies’ famous hot wings, served boneless or traditional and tossed in your choice of mild, medium, hot, BBQ, teriyaki or homemade sweet habanero sauce. Blondies also offers a daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. that includes $20 all-you-can-drink domestic drafts and well drinks—no wonder it’s such a hit with sports fans!
Heraea at The Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
One of the city’s newest spots to catch a game, Heraea opened in February and offers sports enthusiasts a more refined spot to watch all of the action. Inspired by the Heraean Games, the first athletic competition for women in ancient Greece, Heraea features 27 TVs and on-site betting available through Cantor Gaming. Guests can dig in to such delectable dishes as the pretzel-wrapped dogs or boneless baked ribs as they cheer on their favorite team to victory, or enjoy one of Heraea’s game-day specials. The restaurant also offers a great happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with drinks starting at just $4 and appetizers starting at $8.
Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Arguably the best spot to catch a game on the Las Vegas Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium combines celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s signature cuisine with kicked-up game-day favorites and more than 100 HD TVs—including a 9×16-foot main TV. Guests can watch all the action from one of the restaurant’s private luxury boxes, or simply sit back and enjoy the game like a VIP from its plush, stadium-style seating area. There’s even a sportsbook located inside the restaurant, so bettors don’t have to venture far to place their wagers. Menu must-tries include the cheesy beer and giant pretzel served with a flavorful Samuel Adams beer cheese sauce with diced tomatoes and roasted jalapeños and the classic margherita hand-tossed pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil and Parmesan cheese.
Public House at Luxor
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Since opening in September 2012, this popular East Coast hangout has quickly become a favorite with Vegas sports fans thanks to its extensive beer selection and tasty bar food. Featuring 20 televisions, including a wall of flat-panel TVs situated at the center bar that can transform into one giant screen for major sporting events, guests can watch the game while feasting on such popular items as the mac n’ cheese squares, kettle chip nachos and filet mignon sliders. They can then wash everything down with a selection from Public House’s extensive craft beer menu, featuring dozens of tap and bottled selections from around the globe. Occasionally the restaurant runs game-day specials—especially during football season—so be sure to inquire with your server beforehand to see if any are being offered.
The Sporting House Bar & Grill at New York-New York
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Boasting 130 HD TVs, including two 16-foot high-definition projection screens in its Screening Room, baseball fanatics will never miss any of the action at this two-story bar and grill, as it has the MLB package and plays every game broadcast during operating hours. It also features one of the most extensive food menus in town, offering everything from pizza and burgers to steak and seafood. Be sure to try the sinfully delicious fried cheese curds, made from Wisconsin’s finest cheddar cheese and served with sides of creamy horseradish and marinara.
When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.