Friday, March 30, 2012 | 5:53 p.m.
For college basketball fans, the next few days are the best of the year. The Final Four and the NCAA Championship game are arguably best enjoyed with tasty food and drinks, plus a winning bet of course. Consult our guide to find the ideal venue where you can cheer on your favorite team and if you’re lucky, make a little money while you’re at it.
The Suncoast celebrates with a March Hoopla viewing party March 31 and April 2 in the Suncoast Showroom. Catch all the action on multiple big screens plus drink and food specials, prizes and beer pong. KKLZ will be doing live remote broadcasts each day.
Sapphire Gentlemen's Club hosts a March Madness party featuring many viewing screens plus drink specials including Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whiskey, Malibu Rum and Heineken. On April 2, Fox Sports Radio 1460 AM will be broadcasting live from the club, and at 5 p.m., don't miss the Sapphire Stripper Shootout featuring 20 dancers vying to take home cash and prizes.
Fans with losing sports book tickets can drown their sorrows at LBS: A Burger Joint at Red Rock Resort while they grab a tasty bite to eat. Guests who present a “dead” sports book ticket can receive a free draft beer through Monday, April 2. In addition, the beloved “Bracket Burger” is back, featuring an LBS beef patty topped with American cheese, fried egg, firecracker onions, lettuce, tomato, avocado, spicy mustard and BBQ sauce, served with shoestring fries for $14.50.
Crazy Horse III gentlemen’s club offers up March Madness specials through Monday, April 2. Guests can enjoy buckets of four Budweiser or Bud Light bottles for $20 plus daytime food specials, including a six-inch sub, chips and a well cocktail for $5.
Ravello Lounge at M Resort offers up food and drink specials including $2.50 Bud Lights and $1.50 hot dogs. There will also be a satellite betting station from Cantor Gaming, so the venue can be a one-stop shop for gamblers and viewers alike.
PBR Rock Bar and Grill offers $19 beer buckets throughout the tournament and will feature all the action on 105 HD TVs.
Joystixx inside Hooters offers up Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen specials through April 2. Purchase a Hefeweizen in a March Madness souvenir glass for $5 and receive endless refills for $2.50. In addition, guests can enjoy $1.50 Bud and Bud Light all over the casino 24/7.
Minus5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Place offers a March Madness viewing party in the newly renovated lodge area featuring HD TVs, including a 72-inch LED screen. Drink specials include $3 PBRs, $3 house wines and $7 Skyy Infusion martinis.
All Station Casinos and Fiesta sports books will offer $1 Bud and Bud Light plus $1 hot dogs during the games. Other drink specials include $2 Michelob Ultra, Jameson shots and Jameson and ginger ale, $3 Baileys and Smirnoff Fluffed or Bacardi and cola, and $4 Absolut Bloody Marys or Absolut and Red Bull.