Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 4:39 p.m.
The Cosmopolitan announced today that it will open an EA Sports Bar at the hotel and casino on March 31. The new lounge-style venue will offer patrons sports video games to play, as well as traditional sporting events broadcast by the bar.
The new 25,000-square-foot venue, which will hold as many as 125 guests, is born from a partnership among the Cosmopolitan, EA Sports, PlayStation and Sharp. It will feature Sony PlayStation 3 consoles, a selection of EA Sports games such as Madden NFL 12, FIFA 12 and golf against Tiger Woods, and six high-definition televisions to broadcast daily sporting events.
The sports-bar-meets-lounge is designed to have an intimate "living room" feel with nine seating vignettes featuring leather chairs and sofas, as well as an antique foosball table. It will serve bottled beers and snack food and include a retail area selling clothing, gifts and video games.
EA Sports Bar will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to midnight and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.