Best Places to Watch the Big Game Bash Downtown Las Vegas

The Big Game will be here before you know it. Even if you don’t know who you’ll be rooting for yet, it’s never too early to start your game day watch party planning! It’s considered the biggest sporting event in North America and should be considered its own holiday. In 2020, the game is taking place in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2nd at the Hard Rock Stadium.

Where to Watch the Big Game?

If you aren’t able to make it in person to see and experience this massive event, then chances are you’re going to at least make plans to watch it. The Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas is hosting the Big Game Viewing Party where you will find frenzied fans, a delicious buffet, and of course, an open bar.

Plaza’s Big Game 2019 Viewing Party

To watch the big game, join The Plaza’s massive Big Game Viewing Party in the newly renovated Sierra Ballroom. Included in the ticket price, we will have a stadium food buffet, open bar, William Hill betting stations and sports memorabilia for purchase. 

The game will be broadcast on several large-screen televisions and projectors, so you’ll have a great view, no matter where you are. Every year, the Plaza’s Big Game Viewing Party offers both residents and tourists an exciting environment, complete with excellent food and drinks, for rooting on your favorite team!

Get a Room

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Amid the Big Game festivities, commercials, and performances, it’s also worth noting that Big Game Sunday is one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Have you ever thought of a hotel room as an alternative to drinking and driving? 

The cost of a DUI can be $1,000’s of dollars and leave a permanent mark on your driving record. Taxis and ridesharing apps might be convenient, but they can also be expensive and time-consuming alternatives to drinking and driving. Drivers are also very cautious about accepting fares from intoxicated passengers. 

Our hotel rooms are oftentimes less expensive than a round-trip ride and are a short walk from all the action. Book your downtown hotel room at The Plaza Hotel early – rooms tend to run out fast for this special event.

The William Hill Race & Sportsbook Bar

Located on the casino floor of the Plaza Hotel is the William Hill Race & Sportsbook, the perfect place to watch the biggest game of the year. Place your bets and enjoy an array of beer, wine, and cocktail choices at this cozy sports bar. 

The best part is, you’re located near exciting casino gaming action — a perfect way to spend halftime if you don’t care to watch the show.

The Halftime Show

However, if you do want to watch the show you can enjoy watching this year’s performers from our viewing party. Grab yourself a drink, sit back, relax and be entertained.

After the Big Game

After the game, Downtown Las Vegas has several attractions to keep the party going well into the night.

Fremont Street Experience

fremont street experience

Enjoy the Fremont Street Experience with its many famous characters and attractions. Enjoy the free light shows on the world’s largest video screens with premium quality sound. Over 17 million people enjoy the Fremont Street Experience every year. 

SlotZilla Zip Line

slotzilla downtown las vegas

One of our favorite things to do in Downtown Las Vegas is to ride SlotZilla, which is a 12-story, slot machine-inspired zip line experience. Fly high above the crowded streets at speeds over 40 mph. Build amazing memories at one of the premier attractions in Downtown Las Vegas during one of the best weekends to be in Las Vegas.

Neon Museum

Need a light stroll after all that food and drinks? View The Neon Museum’s collection of historic and iconic signs from Las Vegas’ past. Listed as one of the top 20 things to do in Las Vegas by TripAdvisor, the Neon Museum is a short drive from the Plaza and a great way to learn more about the history of Las Vegas. 

Each sign in the Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about what inspired it, where it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history. We recommend experiencing the magic of the Neon Museum at night to view the iconic neon of their restored signs. 

The Place to Be Downtown

This is just a small piece of things to do during the Big Game weekend in Downtown Las Vegas. Book your room and purchase your tickets now for the best Big Game Viewing Party in Las Vegas.

 

Las Vegas Days Rodeo

Las Vegas Rodeo

When you think of Las Vegas, you might think of all the lights, clubs, and fantastic shows. While Las Vegas does have a lot to offer in the way of nighttime entertainment, the city knows how to party during the day too – especially with Las Vegas rodeos!

The city of Las Vegas got its start as part of the Wild West, and Las Vegas Days (formerly known as Helldorado Days) celebrates the spirit of the Wild West with a Las Vegas rodeo and cowboy themed event!

On May 10th and 11th you can grab your favorite pair of boots, blue jeans, and a cowboy hat and head to the all-new Core Arena where there will be:

  • Bull riding
  • Barrel racing
  • Team roping
  • Tie-down roping
  • Steer wrestling
  • Saddle bronc riding
  • And bareback riding

Admission to enjoy the event is free and there will be a parade held on Saturday, May 11th.

History of the Las Vegas Days

The Las Vegas Helldorado event began in 1934 when Arizona carnival barker Clyde Zerby saw an opportunity with the thousands of visitors to the Hoover Dam site.

The first Helldorado was a rowdy affair that took the flavor of the Old West to the next level, celebrating everything wild about the wild west.

In 1935, Las Vegas was a booming town, and Fremont Street was exploding with gambling halls, hotels, and restaurants. City leaders knew the boom could end and Las Vegas could wind up a ghost town.

In comes the Helldorado Days festival to provide a sense of community spirit that would entice Dam workers and their families to stay in Southern Nevada.

As Las Vegas grew, so did Helldorado Days. Several of the salacious events were replaced with family-friendly entertainment including:

  • Award-winning marching bands
  • Best Float awards
  • A rodeo that drew superstars and a national audience
  • A beauty contest
  • And more!

The festival inspired a sense of community among long-time residents and for newcomers, it renewed interest in our history and the spirit of our past.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve At The Plaza Hotel & Casino

Fireworks at the Plaza Hotel and Casino There’s nothing quite like ringing in the new year with friends and loved ones in Las Vegas, the dream destination for many to celebrate the holiday. The city knows how to celebrate and have a good time on New Year’s Eve. You’ll find parties, entertainment, drink specials, and fun people to dance the night away with. While a lot of the action will be taking place on The Strip, Downtown Las Vegas offers a fun, unique, and affordable way to celebrate.

Party on the Plaza

If you’re looking for one of the best deals to celebrate the holiday, The Plaza Hotel & Casino is offering “All You Can Drink” wristbands to guests 21 and up. The wristbands cost $49 if purchased before December 31st and $60 on the day of. Wristbands include draft beer and well drinks at any casino bar from 8:30PM-12:30AM.
At midnight, The Plaza will have an epic live fireworks display for everyone in Downtown Las Vegas to enjoy. You can watch the fireworks with family and friends and celebrate the coming of 2019 together. In Las Vegas, the fun doesn’t stop when the clock strikes midnight. You can keep the party going dancing the night away in the Omaha Lounge listening to Wonder Boogie! Funk Band Wonder Boogie Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza will host a fabulous New Year’s Eve Party to celebrate. There will be a complimentary Champagne Toast, live music, and the best views of the fireworks that you’ll find downtown. Oscar’s shareable appetizer menu will be available until 1 AM for your enjoyment. Dinner at Oscar's Whenever you’re finally ready to bring it in for the night, you’ll want a comfortable bed there waiting for you. The Plaza offers rooms in a central location to all the festivities in downtown Las Vegas.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids in Las Vegas

There will be fun activities for kids of all ages in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Families can enjoy many of the arcades that Las Vegas has, a game of bowling, or even see a show together. For older kids, The Fremont Street Experience might be of interest.

Tips for Making the Most of the New Year

The best thing you can do to make the most out of New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is to have a plan! You’ll want to look for deals ahead of time since prices of many drink specials, shows, and events go up on the day of. You’ll also want to make reservations in advance and RSVP to any parties that you plan to attend. It’s best to give yourself a plan of action so you don’t waste time looking for something to do or somewhere to eat. Remember that New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is extremely busy, so it can be hard to find things to do last minute. Be prepared and plan ahead!  

Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations at Oscar’s 2018

12 thanksgiving group sales This Thanksgiving, let us do the cooking so you can sit back and relax with your family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to do any of the cooking and cleanup? Thanksgiving should be time spent around the table as a family, sharing stories and laughs. That’s why we would love the opportunity to cook for your family. We understand how special eating a hand prepared thanksgiving feast is, that’s why we’re only using the finest ingredients to deliver a meal your mother would be proud of. This year, make Thanksgiving Dinner reservations at Oscar’s Steakhouse. Bring your family and enjoy a special four course dinner prepared by our Chef Jeffrey Martell C.E.C., where he prepares some of Oscar Goodman’s favorite recipes and the best steaks in Downtown Las Vegas.

Best Thanksgiving Dinner in Las Vegas

Our special four course Thanksgiving Dinner includes light festive salads, creamy rich desserts, and roasted turkey. It starts with a Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad topped with walnuts, red onion, gorgonzola blue cheese, arugula, and balsamic dressing. The second course will consist of a Butternut Squash soup, incorporating one of fall’s most beloved flavors. For the main course, Oscar’s will be serving up a perfectly roasted turkey with dressing, baby vegetables, corn brûlée mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy. This unique combination of flavors will make this Thanksgiving a feast you’ll never forget. For dessert, Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake with Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream. That was a mouthful…of delicious pumpkin inspired treats. 4 thanksgiving oscar's

After Thanksgiving Dinner

After you’re meal, we’ll get the dishes, so your family can head straight into Black Friday and score some great deals on gifts. Make it a game and try and keep each other guessing. Thanksgiving is more than a meal, it’s time shared shopping, watching, playing, listening, or doing anything you enjoy doing as a family. Oscar’s and the Plaza Hotel & Casino are steps away from the Fremont Street Experience and minutes from Downtown Las Vegas attractions (check out our blog 20 awesome things to do in Downtown Las Vegas).
    • SlotZilla
    • Container Park
  • And more await you
To make a reservation, call us now.

Celebrating Your Birthday at The Plaza

If you’re looking for somewhere great to celebrate your birthday, look no further than the Plaza. The hotel is close to all of the most exciting aspects of Downtown Las Vegas so you know you’re going to have a fantastic time. Here are a few things to look forward to when you celebrate your birthday at the Plaza.

Rooms

For starters, receive 25% off room rates when staying during your birthday. To receive the discount on the room rates for all nights of your stay, you must book using the following link and then at check-in present a valid ID showing a birthday that falls on one of the nights of your stay. 25% off rooms for your birthday

Bingo

Bingo is the perfect birthday activity. Head to downtown’s only bingo room at the Plaza for a free birthday bingo dauber to get your night started right. You can bring all of your friends and enjoy a friendly game to celebrate your birthday. The great thing about bingo, aside from all the fun you and your friends will have playing it, is that everyone already knows how to play. Free dauber available on your actual birthday only.

Dessert

After enjoying your time at the casino, head up to Oscar’s for the perfect birthday-worthy meal. Winner of Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Oscar’s does it right. You will have plenty to choose from including juicy filets, succulent prime rib, fresh seafood, and traditional sides made to perfection. After dinner, enjoy a complimentary celebratory dessert on the house in celebration of your special day! This offer is valid for up to 7 days after your birthday. Don’t forget to try Oscar’s signature Bombay Sapphire martini while you’re there. birthday-cake-celebrating-at-plaza After that, see a show at the Plaza, or head out the front doors to Fremont Street to see the canopy light show and enjoy the street entertainment. Whatever you decide to do, celebrating at the Plaza makes for a birthday you aren’t soon to forget.

The Plaza Ranked First Place for Best of Las Vegas

The best of vegas Las Vegas is a big beautiful city where people come to dream and play. The casino lights and glamour of the city are dazzling to locals and visitors alike and the splendor of the city can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be hard to decide what is worth your time and what isn’t, especially if you’re on a short vacation to Las Vegas. There’s so much to do here and even living here it’s nearly impossible to do it all. Luckily, The Best of Las Vegas has dedicated the time and effort to searching the city for the best places to go for many different categories, so you won’t have to waste your time researching or guessing where the Vegas hot spots are. It’s no surprise that the iconic Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas came out on the top in several categories. The Plaza was voted first place in 2017 for:
  • Best Bingo in Las Vegas
  • Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas for our steakhouse, Oscar’s
  • Best Pool in Downtown
  • Best Slots in Downtown
  • Best Hotel in Downtown
Plaza also took second place for Downtown Table Games. This means that the Plaza can be your ultimate destination for a great time in Vegas.

What Is Best of Las Vegas?

The 2017 Best of Las Vegas, invites, engages and allows their audience to vote for their favorite businesses in multiple categories, 290 to be exact. The winners are decided by locals and tourists in several categories including, things to do, places to go, and more. The Best of Las Vegas relies on their audience to supply them with the name of outstanding businesses and recognizes those winners every year in their annual Best of Las Vegas awards. Winners are announced in Mid-November and all winners are honored in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s special section publishing the Best of Las Vegas.

How to have The Best of Las Vegas in one day?

To have a perfect day at The Plaza you can check in and spend some time by our rooftop pool. When you’re done relaxing by the pool you can try your luck at bingo, slots, or one of the many table games. Then go out and explore the Fremont Street Experience and cultural district of downtown Las Vegas. After your adventure, come back and have an excellent dinner at Oscar’s Steakhouse then end the night with a great night’s sleep in one of the many comfortable hotel rooms that The Plaza has to offer. In a city as great as Las Vegas, it’s easy to find many places to have fun and relax. There is no shortage for a good time in the city and you’ll always be able to find something to do, see, eat, or drink. But, why settle for good when you can stay with the best?

Voting is now open for 2018

We are excited to have won Best of Las Vegas 2017 and honored to be nominated again for 2018! Now we need your continued support to help us win the categories got nominated for this year. VOTE TODAY

Free Halloween Party at the Plaza Hotel Casino Las Vegas

free halloween party plaza hotel casino las vegas Halloween is the most thrilling time of year combining sexy, spooky and scary all in one holiday. It’s the perfect day to dress up like anyone you want to be and Las Vegas is the best place to live out your wildest fantasies. Come join us for a special treat and celebrate Halloween with us under the glowing lights of The Plaza Hotel & Casino on Saturday, October 28th at 7pm. There will be live music, dancing and drink specials to enjoy. You should definitely come dressed to impress and bring your family and friends! Halloween is the time of year where we get to let loose and just have fun. Here are all the components you need to have the best Halloween 2017 weekend.

The Costume

Having a great costume is the first step to having a really fantastic Halloween. It’s the one day a year you get to pretend that you are someone else and live in somebody else’s shoes. Still haven’t given up on your dream to be a princess when you grow up? Great, on Halloween you can be. Do you think being a doctor seems like an exciting career? Grab some scrubs and you’re set. There are also fun costume ideas for couples and families. If you’re celebrating Halloween with a larger group, you could be the Seven Dwarfs. Dressing up like the minions from Despicable Me is a fun costume for a family of all ages. The key is to get creative and have a great time.

The Candy

You’re never too old to load up on sugar during Halloween, because who doesn’t love candy? It’s the one time of year that you can stuff your face with Snickers and Twix and have it be totally socially acceptable. This holiday is about tricks and treats so be sure to treat yourself to something tasty.

The Scare

If you’re a thrill seeker, you probably love October. There are spooks and scares everywhere. Las Vegas is full of haunted houses and creepy adventures for you to enjoy. One of the most noteworthy attractions is the Fright Dome at Circus Circus, which is a short drive from The Plaza.

The Party

We’re providing the party for you! Come dance the night away with us under our glowing dome at the Plaza. Downtown Las Vegas throws one of the most spectacular Halloween celebrations every year and people show up in crowds to experience one of the best parties that Vegas has to offer. This is one Halloween party you will not want to miss! RSVP

The Plaza Hotel & Casino Adds Third 21-Story Mural

anthropomorphic wolf wearing a las vegas T-shirt The Plaza Hotel & Casino has added a third mural to its downtown Las Vegas display. This mural was done by Faile, and positioned on the north tower at 21 stories high. The mural is a big milestone for Faile, as it is the largest they have ever created. About Faile Faile, started in 1999, is an artistic collaboration hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Artists Patrick McNeill and Patrick Miller formed together to make the cohesive artistic unit. The name “Faile” was created for the duo because it is an anagram of their first project titled “A Life”. Their work can be described as a combination of “high” and “low” culture and the duo likes to think outside the box, using many different materials in their work. The current murals on The Plaza are done by Shepard Fairey and D*Face. (below) shepard fairey plaza mural downtown las vegas Dface in las vegas The installation by Faile might be the most prominently positioned mural on The Plaza Hotel & Casino north tower because it will overlook the busy I-15 freeway and have about 200,000 cars driving past it every day. The mural is sure to make The Plaza stand out amongst the rest of the downtown hotels and casinos. Jonathon Jossel, CEO of the Plaza, felt that it was a vital part of downtown Las Vegas culture to have a diversified art installation available for the public to see. What makes the murals at The Plaza especially unique is that you don’t even have to go inside to view them. They will attract your attention from the freeway or while you are walking towards downtown. Jossel says he is proud to have the murals call The Plaza their home. Patrick McNeil of Faile stated that when they were offered the opportunity to paint The Plaza, they thought of the famous painting of Dogs Playing Poker by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, which can be reflected in the mural which in its progress appears to be a dog holding a hand of cards. McNeil also said he was thrilled to be a part of the iconic history of The Plaza, which has been a central hub for artists and art lovers of all kind. Click here to view Plaza’s First 21-Story Mural (by Shepard Fairey). Click here to view Plaza’s Second 21 Story Mural (by D*Face).

“The Man” by The Killers filmed at The Plaza

music video location plaza hotel casino the killers Having formed their band in Las Vegas, The Killers are well known in the Las Vegas music scene for their iconic rock sound and Vegas subject manner. Their new album being released on September 22, 2017, “Wonderful Wonderful” brings Plaza Hotel & Casino into the spotlight with them. This will be The Killers’ fifth album and it’s already looking like it will be a great success. the man by the killers music video The music video for the first single off the album is “The Man” and it was filmed almost exclusively at The Plaza. The video features shots of The Plaza lights and valet, as well as the showroom and casino. the plaza valet killers music video In the video, you can see lead singer of The Killers, Brandon Flowers, living large in Las Vegas amongst showgirls and high roller players in the casino (one of which is played by former Mayor Oscar Goodman.)

About The Killers

The Killers were formed in Las Vegas in 2001 and are familiar with the downtown Las Vegas scene. They even played as headliners at the first Life Is Beautiful festival in 2013. Since The Plaza has been a staple of downtown Las Vegas since the 1970’s, it was an obvious location choice for The Killers to film a music video with a classic old Vegas feel to it. plaza events center music video shoot In the beginning of the video you can see the camera panning to the entrance of The Plaza where you will see the hotel’s marquee letters and valet drive up. The whole music video is an ode to Las Vegas living. Classic scenes of Las Vegas are pictured throughout the video like members of the band having fun gambling in The Plaza Hotel & Casino and Brandon Flowers singing on stage surrounded by beautiful Las Vegas showgirls in The Plaza Showroom. the killers gambling at the plaza

Music History and The Plaza Hotel Casino

The Plaza’s music scene has been growing over the past few years. During Life Is Beautiful at the end of September, The Plaza will even hold a private MGMT concert for festival goers staying at the hotel. The hotel and casino has become a cultural hub for the artistic vibe of downtown Las Vegas. With its classic old Vegas feel mixed with modernism and artistic design, The Plaza is a great visual setting for bands and artists to shoot their music videos. The Plaza combines the best of both worlds, the old and the new. The fifth album from The Killers, “Wonderful Wonderful”, is being released towards the end of September 2017. To gather ideas for the album the band members
  • Brandon Flowers (lead vocals)
  • Dave Keuning (lead guitar)
  • Mark Stoermer (bass)
  • Ronnie Vanucci, Jr. (drums)
began working at their own Battle Born studios as well as renting houses in San Diego and Joshua National Tree Park. Brainstorming together for the album is an integral part of The Killers creative process. The album was recorded with Jackknife Lee, who was recommended to them by U2, in his private studio in California as well as at National Southwestern Recording Studios in Las Vegas. The album features guest artists like Mark Knopfler from Dire Straights and Australian musician Alex Cameron. “Wonderful Wonderful” has already received noteworthy praise. Mark Savage from BBC News referred to the album as The Killers most vital album since “Sam’s Town”, which was released in 2006. Q Magazine called it a “glossy indie-pop album with sonics as slick and glistening as a brand-new Vegas skyscraper”. The album has three singles, “The Man”, “Run for Cover” and “Wonderful Wonderful”. However, “The Man”, which was released on June 14, 2017 has definitely earned the most play time on the radio and has woven its way into fans hearts as one of The Killers big hits and a staple song of the summer. The Killers refer to the song as “funkier than anything we’ve ever done before”. With its synth liftoff, backup choir, the overdubs, and the unique bass, the song is different than any of the band’s previous hits. There is speculation about what the song means among fans. Some say that “The Man” is an ode to Brandon Flowers’ ego and others say the song is him making fun of himself and his fame. The intentionally overdone glitzy music video plays well into the second concept that The Killers are in on the joke of the egotistical aspect of the song. On the band’s Twitter profile they posted a photo of Brandon Flowers in front of The Plaza with the caption “Who’s the man?” The Killers had a fun time making their music video at The Plaza and many other stars have enjoyed filming at the hotel and casino over the years. Many movies such as Back to the Future II, Casino, Girl Next Door, and even The Hangover have been shot at The Plaza. To inquire about filming location, please e-mail plaza.marketing@playlv.com Watch the Full Video Here

Come Watch UFC 214 At The Plaza Hotel & Casino’s New Event Center

UFC 214 - Cormier vs. Jone Here in Las Vegas we take our mixed martial arts seriously and there’s no better place to watch the UFC 214 fight than in The Plaza Hotel & Casino’s new event center. Gather your friends and family and come enjoy the 5,000 square foot event space. There are 18 large flat screen HD televisions, two projectors, and an impressive top quality sound system to watch the much-anticipated rematch at UFC 214 between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones on Saturday, July 29th, 2017.

Will Jon Jones Complete His UFC Comeback?

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and pound-for-pound UFC Legend Jon Jones returns to the octagon Saturday, headlining UFC 214 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Jones is looking to make a comeback from various personal and legal issues and reclaim his title and place among the top of the UFC’s most elite fighters list. Jon Jones became UFC’s youngest ever world champion when he was 23 years old after defeating Shogun. He is 6’4, 205 pounds and has the longest wingspan and reach of any UFC fighter.

Will Daniel Cormier Avenge His Only Loss?

Daniel Cormier is a former Olympic wrestler. He believes that perseverance and hard work will put you on top. He is 5’11, 205 pounds and 38 years old. When he faced Jones previously at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, he was undefeated. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. This match is seen as a must win by many MMA fans to solidify Daniel Cormier as the true UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Cormier looks to avenge his only loss to Jon Jones on Saturday, July 29th, 2017.
View the fight between Jones and Cormier with the light heavyweight title on the line in a state-of-the-art event facility. Admission is only $20 per person and guests will receive buy one get one free cocktails and a free raffle entry for prizes like tickets to watch the next UFC fight in person at the newly built Las Vegas T-Mobile arena in The Plaza’s box. Food and drink specials will also be available. Watch Cormier and Jones duel it out and place bets on who you think will win the title of UFC light heavyweight champion. Be sure to book a room at The Plaza Hotel & Casino so you can have all the fun you want while watching the fight without having to worry about finding a safe ride home. Booking a room is the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family after the fight So come join us, grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy the fight. May the best man win.

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