Local News


2016 March Madness events in Las Vegas

Posted at 1:11 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 13:06:56-04

Are you ready for some NCAA basketball action? March Madness begins on March 15. Check out these viewing parties and events happening around Las Vegas!

7th annual Downtown Hoopstown
Fremont Street Experience invites college basketball fans to dribble down to the 7th Annual Downtown Hoopstown taking place March 8 through April 4. The four blocks underneath the Viva Vision canopy will be lined with college banners and flags as Fremont Street Experience transforms into the ultimate college basketball destination with special events that are sure to be a slam dunk including: nightly entertainment from the stage production show Hardwood Hotties featuring American Idol Season 6 Finalist Haley Scarnato, an interactive High Hoops Zone, the world’s largest NCAA bracket and a special basketball-themed show displayed on the 1,500 ft. Viva Vision canopy.  

CRUSH inside MGM will offer a special basketball menu during the NCAA tournament prepared by Corporate Executive Chef William DeMarco. The menu includes short-rib sliders, sausage hoagies, grilled Chipotle BBQ chicken wings and fresh ricotta & nueske’s bacon calzone, starting at $14 per dish. Pair any one of these with an array of flavorful craft beers, including Dog Fish Head 90 Minute, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA and Kronenbourg Blanc, among other choices. CRUSH will also offer domestic pitchers priced at $19.99 each.

Double Barrel Roadhouse
Catch the biggest college basketball tournament of the season in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip at Double Barrel Roadhouse featuring delicious food and great party packages where guests won’t miss a minute of the mayhem. Barstool packages are now on sale starting at $75 per person. Table packages, which include guaranteed seating and food and beverage credit, are also on sale starting at $200 per person. Double Barrel will be open to the public during the game and will offer its regular menu in addition to the basketball specials. March 15 – 20 beginning at 9 a.m.

The LINQ and High Roller Las Vegas
March 17-20 all-you-can drink draft beer wristbands (from open to close) sold on site for $100 per person, per day.

Stratosphere will offer sports fanatics the ultimate Men’s College Basketball Tournament viewing experience inside the Stratosphere Theater March 17-20. The Stratosphere Theater will once again transform into March basketball Tournament Headquarters, offering fans free admission, food and drink specials as well as nine gigantic, wall-to-wall screens to catch all the madness. True sports enthusiasts should be certain to book their stay at Stratosphere as hotel guests will receive priority entrance to the Theater, ensuring they get the best seats in the house.

Tom's Urban
Celebrate all the big games at Tom's Urban inside New York-New York. Specials include $30 bucket of Bud or Bud Light (5 beers); $17 Dew & a Brew (Tullamore Dew and apple juice); and $9 Green Apple Dew (Tullamore Dew and apple juice). 

Treasure Island
Don’t miss a single minute of the action, from bracket busters and Cinderella's to favorites making a run for the title at the Madness in March college basketball viewing party at the Treasure Island. Located in the ballroom, the event begins March 17 at 7:30 a.m. and continues through March 19. There is no charge for admission.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. each day and seating is first come, first served. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID. This is a non-smoking event.
The Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas
The most famous college basketball tournament kicks off March 15 and The Venetian and The Palazzo have several places to watch the NCAA tournament. Watch the games at Lagasse's Stadium. Table 10 and Public House. All will have drink and food specials.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located at the Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood, and Rockhouse, located at the Grand Canal Shoppes, will be Vegas’ top picks for watching all of the action on the basketball court this March Mayhem season. Guests can reserve their seats for Thursday, March 17 to Sunday, March 20 with food and beverage minimum.

Hard Rock Cafe
Catch all of the NCAA men’s basketball action at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip with three days of viewing parties! Cheer for your favorite team or keep up on your bracket with a guaranteed seat while enjoying an open bar featuring call brands and all-you-can-eat buffet of game day favorites for just $150 a day or $350 for all three days.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns
Get in the spirit to watch the NCAA Tournament at Holsteins Shakes and Buns with a burger specifically created to enjoy while watching the basketball games. The Bracket Burger is made with a 8 oz dry-aged beef patty and topped with American cheese, a friend egg, firecracker onions, lettuce, tomato, avocado, spicy mustard and BBQ sauce for $15. March 15-April 4. The Cosmopolitan.

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts are going full court with an extensive array of ways to watch your favorite college basketball games and celebrate Hoops on the Strip, beginning Thursday, March 17. Properties include The Linq, Planet Hollywood and more. All will feature drink and food specials.
Slam Dunk all the madness of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament at the renowned Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino with HOOPS CENTRAL, Las Vegas’ most popular and free college hoops viewing party.
Held March 17-20 inside the historic International Theater, HOOPS CENTRAL will offer guests a chance to watch all of the college hoops actions on giant HD screens in a smoke-free environment. Guests can enjoy from more than 1,500 seats, satellite betting stations, appearances from the world-famous Bud Light Girls and daily giveaways and daily food and drink specials.
The Still at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, will be kicking off their opening month with the March Madness “Brackets and Beer” viewing parties. Throughout the month of March and April, the NCAA games will be played on all 22 flat screen TV’s with doors opening one hour before game time! With 50 craft beers from around the world, specialty craft cocktails and delicious bar bites served out of a 24-foot airstream, The Still is the go to sports bar on the strip this March Madness season. Food and beverage minimums upon request.
CliQue Bar & Lounge at the Cosmopolitan Hotel is continuing their success as the hottest lounge on the Las Vegas Strip with March Madness Viewing parties starting on March 15th. Games will be shown live on 11 flat screen TV’s. Get your green drink on during St. Patrick’s Day as CliQue Bar & Lounge is partnering with Redbull for their St. Party’s Day tour! CliQue Bar & Lounge will be one of the many stops for this tour. Drink specials include at the venue includes specialty yellow Redbull cocktails and Irish Car Bombs. Food and drink minimums.

To add to this listing, send a press release to rebecca.lewis@ktnv.com.