From mid-March through the beginning of April, Sin City welcomes droves of NCAA fans looking to cheer on their favorite team.
March Madness is huge in Vegas, with all the Vegas March Madness viewing parties, live betting, and general business of the event festivities itself.
If you’re eyeing Vegas as your March Madness venue, we have the details you need to know where and when to watch each round for the best experience.
Keep reading for a guide to 2024 March Madness watch parties, top bars, and sportsbooks.
When is March Madness 2024?
The 2024 March Madness NCAA tournament starts on March 17, 2024, and runs throughout April 8. The rounds are as follows:
- Selection Sunday: March 17
- First Four: March 19-20
- First Round: March 21-22
- Second Round: March 23-24
- Sweet 16: March 28-29
- Elite Eight: March 30-31
- Final Four: April 6 @ State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
- NCAA Championship Game: April 8 @ State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Sportsbooks to Consider for March Madness in Vegas
To catch the March Madness mayhem in Sin City, you’ll want to eye up Circa and its on-site sportsbook, Sports. As one of Downtown Las Vegas’ newest properties, it brings something exciting to the city with its seating for approximately 1,000 spectators.
Many sportsbooks are along the Strip, Downtown Vegas, and even the valley beyond. Still, Circa’s three-story arrangement is where the action will unfold on brilliant 78 million-pixel screens.
With over 70 bar top games spanning both levels and 350 stadium seats, it’s no wonder that Sports is constantly crowded. Don’t hesitate to make your reservations for March Madness, or you’ll need to park somewhere else in the city.
Which, in reality, isn’t that much of a bad thing considering the options.
If you can’t get into Circa’s sportsbook, consider the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas. It may not be a top-rated resort, but the exquisite Westgate is not without its merits. Among them is the SuperBook, which shares the title of World’s Largest Sportsbook with Circa’s Sports. The spectator area is surrounded by screens, which project the latest sports broadcasts, and a sports ticker that runs the room’s length.
Additional sportsbooks can be found at:
- Caesars Palace
- The Linq Hotel
- The Mirage
Note: Most of these sportsbooks will require reservations and require a minimum spend!
Sports bars and clubs to watch March Madness in Vegas
What you’ll find very quickly in Las Vegas is that virtually every bar is meant for sporting events. Sportsbooks aren’t your only avenue for some March Madness entertainment. In fact, you don’t even have to stay on the Strip or in Downtown Vegas.
Local joints like Distill, Born and Raised, and The Lodge will be showcasing the games. Otherwise, you can remain closer to the action of the Las Vegas Strip with joints like:
- Top at MGM Grand
- ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails at The Linq
- Charlie’s Bar + Grill at the Wynn
- Bound Bar at the Cromwell
- Blondies Sports Bar & Grill at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops
Want an outdoor viewing experience?
We recommend Beer Park at the Paris Las Vegas.
Not only will you be immersed in March Madness, but you can step away if your team is losing to enjoy views of the Fountains of Bellagio or partake in some people-watching. As the name suggests, the beer selection at Beer Park is out of this world and a wonderful accompaniment to March Madness.
Strip Club and March Madness?
Sapphire Las Vegas, one of the city’s premier strip clubs, will host its own March Mayhem College Hoops event, with experiences available for anywhere from one to 15 guests. The group rate serves as a premium bottle service for March Madness, with everything from beverage credits to full bottles with VIP seating, transportation, and front-of-the-line access.
Las Vegas March Madness Watch Parties 2024
While sportsbooks and bars are sure to be ramped up for March Madness, no venues will beat out the energy at any establishment hosting a March Madness watch party. Secure your spot at the following events for a basketball experience you won’t soon forget.
Related: Super Bowl Vegas Watch Parties
Note: Pricing for these viewing parties is reflected for the opening weekend. Pricing typically is lower for other rounds of the tournament.
Mega March at Circa Sportsbook
Cost: Starting @ $400 (all day reserved seating)
You can’t have the World’s Largest Sportsbook and not throw a viewing party for one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Circa’s Sports will be hosting a party for each stage of the event, from the First Four, through the first and second rounds, straight on through the Championship game.
Secure your luxury seating and take advantage of the free WiFi, reserve your food and beverage package, and see what the hottest venue in Downtown Vegas has to offer during each leg of March Madness.
Hoops Mania @ Hard Rock Cafe
Cost: $300 for Single Day tickets
Leave it to the Hard Rock to throw an extravagant party for the latest sporting event. During March Madness, you can secure yourself guaranteed seating with access to an open bar of liquors, beer, and wine, as well as delicious cuisine at chef-selected food stations.
The game unfolds on 20-foot-tall 4K LED TVs supported by booming surround sound. Is there any better way to watch the game?
March Mania @ The Plaza
Cost: $100 for Single Day tickets, $400 for Table for Four daily, $600 for Table for Six daily
The Plaza Showroom will be all about NCAA basketball come March 21, 2024, when it hosts March Mania. For the duration of the first round of playoffs, attendees will watch the excitement unfold on a 24-foot LED video wall and enjoy an assortment of beverages at the on-site cash bar.
Stadium Swim – Mania Under the Sun
Cost: General Admission From $60
Experience watching the NCAA baseball tournament on a 143ft screen while lounging in a pool at Stadium Swim at Circa. Cabanas, daybeds, and other reserved VIP sections are available as well.