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Whatever football experience you want, there’s a bar in Vegas for that

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Michael Mina Pub 1842 in MGM Grand.
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For a cool new scene ... ​The SLS Las Vegas version of California staple Umami Burger boasts a William Hill sports book and outdoor beer garden. That means you can watch on comfy couches at the center of the buzzing burgerie or on outdoor picnic tables right along the Strip, where sun shades printed with the Bavarian countryside and antler chandeliers add a dose of rustic charm. SLS, 702-761-7614. –Sarah Feldberg

To lay down a bet while you watch … With personal-betting stations built into the monitors at every seat, CG Technology sports books are the places to be for wagering during games. The flagship location is at the Venetian, where the marble-floored sports book spans 10,000 square feet with a high-quality, 100-foot-long screen stretching across the front of the space. Venetian, 702-414-1000. –Case Keefer

For the gourmet experience … If you’re the type of fan who needs top-notch food and brews to augment your football watching experience, consider becoming a Sunday regular at chef Michael Mina’s Pub 1842. There are barrel-aged cocktails for those who aren’t interested in working through a killer tap list, lobster corn dogs for those who desire elevated snackage, and the Strip’s best barbecue for those who need satisfaction after their team goes down hard. MGM Grand, 702-891-3922. –Brock Radke

For a different crowd … Don’t count the gays out. Over at the Garage near UNLV, the games not only air on all of the mounted TVs, but overlap with the bar’s all-inclusive two-for-one happy hour (11 a.m.-7 p.m.)—yup, imports and top shelf included. Bonus: There’s free grub, too—pizza on Saturdays, hot appetizers on Sundays. 1487 E. Flamingo Road, 702-440-6333. –Mike Prevatt

To go beer exploring … Football and beer, the perfect pairing. But the gladiators of the gridiron deserve to be honored with more than a typical macrobrew, so head to Aces & Ales on Tenaya, where there’s no crap on tap. From Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds to Smog City Saber Toothed Squirrel to Golden Road Get Up Offa That Brown, there’s bound to be one—or many more—you like. 2801 N. Tenaya Way, 702-638-2337. –Jim Begley

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