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Vegas March Madness Watch Parties in 2024

The opening weekend of March Madness is fast approaching and many of us are planning our annual pilgrimage to the Mecca of gambling – Las Vegas.

As you likely know, snagging a seat with a view of the action can be a bit challenging during major sporting events like this.

Sportsbooks charge an arm and a leg, and nearly every bar & restaurant holds their own paid watch parties that typically include a seat, AYCE food, and AYCD beer/drinks.

An annual passion project of mine, I aim to maintain the most comprehensive rundown of March Madness watch parties in Las Vegas to help you find a good fit for the crew.

I’ll be adding watch parties as they’re announced, so check back often as you search – It’s still early and many venues have yet to announce details.

See Also: Where to find Cheap Drinks on the Strip & Happy Hour Deals Downtown.

Free Watch Parties

The D March Hoops Viewing Party: The D holds a free watch party in their 12th-floor Detroit Ballroom with food and drink available for purchase. The event is first come first served, so getting there early is recommended.

Mancaves are also available for groups at an additional cost of $300 per person, per 6-hour session/$500 for 12-hours. To be eligible to purchase, you must have a group of 8 or more people. 8

Circa’s Galaxy Watch Zone: A FREE party, Circa’s Galaxy Watch Zone will again be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This one will be a hot commodity – I’d get there early. Circa will also have paid party options in their sportsbook and at Stadium Swim.

Treasure Island Viewing Party: A FREE watch party, TI’s Madness in March viewing takes place on their second-floor convention hall Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 7:30 am (I’d recommend hopping in line earlier though). Food and drink will be offered for purchase, and satellite betting stations will be available.

More Madness at South Point: An annual tradition for many, South Point’s free party will take place in the Grand Ballroom and be completely free. Inexpensive stadium food and drinks will be available for purchase. As tends to be the rule with free parties, we’d recommend getting there early if you want a seat.

El Cortez Beers, Brats, & Brackets: The free watch party will be held in the Fiesta Room each day of opening weekend. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Soak Pool at Palms: A free watch party, which is offering a free viewing party with a la carte food and drink offerings.

Cabanas are available for a reasonable $600 minimum spend agreement (per cabana, not per person).

March Hoops at Green Valley Ranch: Hosted in the Estancia Ballroom, GVR’s free watch party opens the doors at 8:30 am and will broadcast the action on 8 jumbo screens.

March Jamboree at Gold Coast: The free watch party will have food and drink deals and doors open at 8am. If you want to avoid the rush, reserved seating and tables are available for a price.

March Fever at Golden Nugget: While GN’s watch party is free to attend, VIP seating is available for about $225 and includes a guaranteed seat, 4 free food items, and 5 drink tickets.

Paid Watch Parties

Off-Strip Watch Parties

Westgate Hoops Central 2024: Westgate’s theater viewing party is back. Every seat in the house costs $45+ fees on Ticketmaster. Stadium food and drink are available for purchase.

I’ve personally attended this viewing party previously and was impressed with the setup and atmosphere. There are 4 large screens, so you won’t miss a second of the game.

The George at Durango: A brand new off-Strip casino, Durango is built to Impress. The George is an indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant that has yard games and a good-sized video wall located in the outdoor portion.

A half-day seat at The George’s watch party can be yours for a $150 food and beverage minimum and a full-day seat bumps that minimum to $250.

A wrap around video screen above a bar is on the left. To the right and in the distance is the main sportsbook screen.
The George is positioned alongside the side of this beaut.

Ellis Island March Mania: Located a short walk behind Horseshoe and Cromwell, Ellis Island’s party starts at $175 for a half day and $325 for a full day. Included is an AYCE buffet and AYCD beer/cocktails.

The Front Yard at Ellis Island with a large TV in the backgroung playing a football game.
The Front Yard at Ellis Island

On-Strip Watch Parties

Hoops Mania at the Hard Rock Cafe 2024: Attendees will gain access to Hard Rock’s game day buffet and premium open bar for $300 daily. Note, this is at the cafe on the south end of the strip (across from Park MGM) as opposed to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Azilo Ultra Pool at Sahara: Azilo boasts a video wall and will again host a watch party for March Madness. The cheapest way to get in is to rent a Daybed, which can be yours for a $300 food and beverage minimum – This can be shared by up to 4 guests. Lillypads, Cabanas, and Bungalows are also available.

White cabanas with red seating surround the blue water of Azilo Pool. Above the cabanas is a long TV screen.
Credit – Sahara Las Vegas

Chickie’s & Pete’s at Sahara: A full-day seat at Chickie’s & Pete’s can be all yours in exchange for a $250 minimum spend commitment.

HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor: An all-day ticket to HyperX’s March Mayhem watch party costs $235 and includes 5 drink tickets. Food is sold separately.

Esports Arena Big Screen at Luxor

March Mayhem at Rockhouse: Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, Rockhouse’s party costs $175 for a half day and $300 for the full day. Included in the deal is a seat and access to a premium open bar.

March Mayhem at AmeriCAN: Located along the LINQ Promenade, AmeriCAN is offering a full-day seat and access to a premium open bar for $175.

Beer Park at Paris: The popular rooftop bar at Paris is offering full-day seating starting at $200 minimum spend per person.

View of Las Vegas Blvd. and Caesars Palace from Beer Park
Beer Park at Paris

Blondies at PH: Located in the Miracle Mile Shops, Blondies is offering a seat for $150 food and beverage minimum per seat, per session (am and pm). Note that Blondies also charges a (cash grab) 5% “CNF Fee”, which is something you’re roped into paying.

Exterior of Blondies in the MIracle Mile Shops.

Cabo Wabo at PH: Also located in the Miracle Mile Shops, Cabo Wabo’s party requires a minimum spend of $125 for a half day and $250 for a full day. Contact for more info and to book.

Exterior of Cabo Wabo Cantino within the Miracle MIle Shops at Planet Hollywood.

March Festival of Hoops at STRAT: With full-day tickets starting at $150, STRAT’s annual watch party includes AYCD well drinks, beer, and house wine in addition to stadium-style food, and a raffle.

The Still at The Mirage: Pricing for The Still’s watch party is a $175 minimum spend agreement per person, per session (am/pm). To book, email

Bleau Buckets at Fontainebleau: Hosted in the new resort’s BleuLive Theater, an all-day seat to Bleau Buckets costs $150 on Thursday and Friday and includes access to an open bar. The price drops to $100 on Saturday. Seating isn’t reserved and is first come, first served.

Notably, Bleau Buckets is hosted by the same group that used to run Hoops & Hops at Cosmopolitan (which is no longer happening).

Fontainebleau's blue hotel tower extending into the sky.

Proper Eats at Aria: Seats to “Battle of the Brackets” at Proper Eats cost $75 per session and include food. Drinks are sold separately.

The entrance to the Proper Eats food hall from the gaming floor.
Credit: Jeff Green – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Brackets at The Stadium at Venetian: Occupying the former Lagasse’s Stadium space, tickets to Brackets start at $200 and include an all-day open bar. Food items can be ordered from an a la carte menu and general admission seating is first come, first served.

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace: Seating to Montecristo’s Hoops On The Strip Party starts at $500 for a 2-person table, $250 of which becomes a food and beverage credit.

Exterior of the Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace

Vista Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace: Seating to Vista’s Hoops On The Strip Party starts at $350 for a 2-person table, $150 of which becomes a food and beverage credit.

Stadia at Caesars Palace: Seating at Stadia’s Hoops On The Strip Party starts at $600 for a 4-person table, $200 of which becomes a food and beverage credit.

The bar at Stadia with barstool seating and 2 televisions
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Alto Bar at Caesars Palace: Seating at Also’s Hoops On The Strip Party starts at $250 for a 2-person table, $150 of which becomes a food and beverage credit.

Interlude & Bound at Cromwell: A table for 2 at either one of Cromwell’s Hoops On The Strip Party costs $100 and includes 2 drink tickets.

Bound bar entrance
Bound at Cromwell – Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Fan Zone at Flamingo: Flamingo’s Hoops On The Strip Party offers views of the pool, full-day admission, and a bucket of beer for $250 per person.

Carlos’ n Charlie’ at Flamingo: A seat at Carlos’ n Charlie’s March Crazyness party starts at $89 per session and includes an open bar. You can upgrade to a premium open bar for an additional $30 per session.

Exterior of Carlos n Charlie's at Flamingo Las Vegas.

Ringers at Planet Hollywood: For just $25, you can get a full-day seat at Ringer’s Hoops On The Strip Party at PH – No food & drink are included.

Indigo Lounge at Horseshoe: For $50, you can reserve yourself a seat for the full day at Indigo Lounge – No food & drink are included.

Montecristo at Paris: A table for 2 people at Montecristo starts at $150, $100 of which converts to a food and beverage credit.

Exterior of the Montecristo Cigar Bar at Paris.

Topgolf: While most watch parties split the day up into an AM and PM session, Topgolf splits the day into 3 sessions that run from 9 am-1 pm, 1:30-5:30 pm, and 6-10 pm.

Sessions cost between $855 and $1,234, of which, $440-$600 is a food & beverage minimum depending on the bay you select. The rest covers gameplay, fees, and tax (gratuity is not included). Bays can accommodate up to 8 people.

View of the range from a hitting bay

Brewdog: A seat at Brewdog can be yours in exchange for a per-person food and beverage minimum of $100/session. Notably, they also split the day into 3 sessions vs. the traditional 2.

I recently visited Brewdog and found the views to be impressive, but the service… not so much.

The Showcase Mall illuminated at night. Target and Ross are on the street level, while BrewDog's sign is illuminated atop the building.

Fremont Street Watch Parties

March Mania at Plaza: Plaza’s annual party will be hosted in their Showroom and games will be projected on a 24-foot video wall. Single-day tickets are available for $100, and include AYCD draft beer, soft drinks, and a raffle entry.

The D: In addition to their free party, man caves are also available for purchase and start at $300 per person for a 6-hour session (min of 8 total people) and $500 for 12 hours. Each man cave experience comes with AYCE food, bottomless drinks, and 4 TVs.

Circa’s Stadium Swim: A number of options exist to watch the game outdoors at Circa’s impressive rooftop pool amphitheater. General admission is $60 for the whole day but doesn’t include a seat, or food & drink.

Daybed and cabanas at Stadium Swim are also available, but start at around $2,000 minimum spend agreement for a full day.

Stadium Swim Rooftop Pool Deck at Circa Las Vegas
Circa’s Stadium Swim rooftop pool deck

Circa Private Watch Zones: Circa also is offering half and full day private watch zones for groups of 6 or more that cost $400 and $600 per person respectively and include unlimited food and drink, TVs, and more.

For those making the trip, I also recommend joining the March Madness in Las Vegas Facebook group which is a wealth of knowledge. There, you can use the search function to see historical party reviews and ask questions (be prepared for some good-natured snark).

The group also throws an annual “March Madness Eve” party, which will take place on Wednesday, March 20th. The party costs just $40 and includes 6 hours of AYCD bottled beer, 3 hours of AYCE food, and a great atmosphere with like-minded degens waiting to blow their roll on the games.

Simply join the group on Facebook to read up on, and sign up for the party!

Did I miss your viewing party? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it!

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Thursday 2nd of March 2023

Hi - any way to update which ones include a bar and betting windows? All the ones where they have a viewing theatre it is unclear if you can walk to a window or if they sell drinks and food inside.


Monday 21st of February 2022

Prior to Covid, the Flamingo Hotel and Casino also held a "Hoops on the Strip" viewing party in their 2nd floor conference room. Usually the cost was around $200 a day which included an open bar and buffet, and sportsbetting stations outside of the conference room. Have you heard if they will be doing that again this year?


Monday 3rd of January 2022

I am wondering at the Westgate. What is the alcohol situation there? Is there an open bar option?


Monday 30th of January 2023

@Drew, they were Vegas prices, but not terrible. It was a couple years back at this point but I believe it was $6 for a 16oz can. BUT, I tipped my ticket writer like $10 when placing my bets and she gave me a FAT stack of free drink tickets.


Monday 30th of January 2023

@Jake, How much are the drinks? Normal Vegas prices or do they have cheap beer specials?


Monday 3rd of January 2022

@Matthew, Unfortunately not. It's a cash bar after you drink your one freebie.


Saturday 25th of December 2021

First time for Vegas for March Madness, staying at Park MGM. Any thoughts on either Park or the regular MGM? Also Cabo Wabo sounded fun, anyone been?


Wednesday 19th of February 2020

Has anyone ever done the viewing party at the Criss Angel Theater in Planet Hollywood? Says $150 for beer and food. Can you upgrade if you want liquor? Haven't found a lot of info on it. Thanks!

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