Top Bars To Watch College Football In Las Vegas

Fall in Las Vegas brings many welcome things, including slightly cooler weather and college football. Watching at home is okay, but why stay home when you live in Las Vegas! From bars to sports books, Las Vegas has an abundance of choices. Here is a list of sports bars that will all add a little oomph to the college football experience.
Distill Southern Highlands
4830 W Pyle Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89141
(702) 834-5700

Located just outside the Southern Highlands master plan, Distill offers 24 hours of handcrafted cocktails, food and gaming. Unwind in a cozy king size chair while watching a game on one of Distill's 18 HD televisions. Play a game of pool or Golden Tee while enjoying a beer from the menu of more than 24 import and domestic beers. Happy hour is twice daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again at 3 a.m. Indulge with appetizer specials, $3 well drinks and domestic drafts and bottles.

Born And Raised
7260 S. Cimarron Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 685-0258

Born and Raised, or BAR for short, is run by locals for locals. BAR is the place to be (besides the Silver Bowl) to cheer on Bobby Hauck and the UNLV Rebel football team. With a menu that includes 15 types of sliders and chicken wings that were voted "Best of Las Vegas" by Las Vegas Review Journal readers, BAR is the ideal place to catch a game. Stop in for happy hour weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you're a local, bring in your birth certificate for a special VIP card valid for 10 percent off.

Crab Corner
6485 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 489-4646

Crab Corner is a little slice of Maryland right here in Las Vegas. The bar specializes in importing Maryland-style seafood, mainly blue crabs. Crab Corner has both indoor and outdoor seating, all in view of flat-screen TVs. There is nothing better than sitting down with a beer and taking a mallet to a fresh blue crab steamed in Old Bay. The "Don't be Crabby Happy Hour" features $3 wine, beer and well drinks; $2 Boardwalk fries and $1 oysters on the half shell, and is offered daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the southwest location. 

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Steiner's Pub
8168 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 214-6700

Steiner's Pub is local pub chain with deep roots in the city. A self-described "Nevada Style Pub," Steiner's has grown to three locations, with the goal of serving the locals market. Each location has a superb menu and a list of more than 70 types of beers including domestics, imports, micro brews, bocks and hefeweizens. The bar carries all of the sports packages, so don't worry about missing out on a game. Steiner's also features one of the longest lists of happy hour drink specials, available Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. 

The Pub At Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino 
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 730-7777

You'll have to make a trip to the Strip to visit the Pub at Monte Carlo, but you won't be disappointed. With two levels of bar space, this pub can accommodate crowds of any size. With over 35 televisions located throughout the bar, every seat has a great view. Quench your thirst with a beer from the list of more than 200 domestic, international and microbrew varieties. Happy hour is Monday through friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features $3 off all draft beers plus food and drink specials ranging from $3 to $6.

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