There’s no doubt we love our team, and in true Vegas fashion, we don’t hold back when celebrating the Vegas Golden Knights. Read these tips to attend a game like a local so you can get the full Vegas Golden Knights experience. This will cover basic VGK information along with what to do in the city before and after an action-packed hockey game.
Before we dive into our tips and tricks for attending a VGK game like a local, here are a few highlights from the Golden Knight’s season so far.
Now that you’re caught up, you can pick which home game you want to attend by checking out a complete Vegas Golden Knights home schedule here.
If you want to attend a Vegas Golden Knights’ game like a local, follow the acronym “BAR” – Bars, Activities, Restaurants. Don’t limit yourself to simply watching the game and hitting up the closest restaurant you come across afterwards. Make it a memorable experience by exploring the hottest spots and doing the coolest activities that every Las Vegas local has done. Here are the best places and activities to put into your itinerary for your VGK extravaganza.
Most likely, you’ll be wanting to hit up at least one bar to celebrate after the Vegas Golden Knights game. Ghost Donkey is just what you need if you like Mexican-inspired finger foods and extensive tequila offerings. Located in The Cosmopolitan, their best known item on the food menu is their Truffle Nachos that’ll have you munching away all night long!
Lounge and drink in a tropical paradise after you have fun at the Vegas Golden Knights game at The Golden Tiki. This hot spot is in the Center at Spring Mountain – just a few minutes from T-Mobile Arena. Tiki decor, fiery cocktails (literally on fire), and gambling make this bar a unique experience you can only get in Vegas!
Take a walk inside MGM Grand after the Vegas Golden Knights game to find yourself a country bar gem. Don’t be thrown off by the name, Losers Bar is a haven for winners (especially after a VGK victory). With live music, dancing, and specialty cocktails like the Bootwacker, this bar is a guaranteed good ole’ honky tonk time for you and your friends.
Take a stab at sports betting with Circa | Sports Sportsbook located in The Golden Gate Casino & Hotel or The D Hotel & Casino to bet on your upcoming Vegas Golden Knights game before heading to the arena. If you’re already at the game, place your bets on the Circa | Sports app on iOS or Android to keep your bookie in your pocket while enjoying the game.
Whether you want to gamble before or after the Vegas Golden Knights game, there are plenty of casinos within a short walk of the arena. Play your odds and win big at Park MGM, New York-New York, or MGM Grand.
Fly high above the lights and hotels to tour Las Vegas from the sky. Fly Maverick offers helicopter rides above the Vegas strip at night to give you a truly breathtaking sight of the city. So forget your fear of heights and reserve your seat!
Experience the history of Las Vegas in neon colors at the Neon Museum. Not every activity in Vegas has to involve raging and drinking, so do like the locals do and visit this non-profit exhibit that preserves iconic Vegas signs. And take advantage of the endless photo ops for Instagram!
Even if you aren’t the most skilled golfer, you have got to take time out of your trip to check out TopGolf Las Vegas. This is the ultimate game destination because you can go any time of the day and they have special events. Get a bite to eat, experience bottle service, and tee up for a fun time!
Take a trip to Italy with Eataly Las Vegas in Park MGM. You’ll be slurping up tasty spaghetti in the largest Italian marketplace with restaurants in the world if you choose to come here before the VGK game! It’s just steps away from Toshiba Plaza, so you won’t even need to worry about getting a ride to T-Mobile Arena for the game.
Before you make your way into the arena for the Vegas Golden Knights game, feel the luck of the Irish in the most epic pub in Vegas. Originated in Ireland, Nine Fine Irishmen was literally shipped to its current spot in New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to give us an authentic taste of Ireland. Fill your bellies with delicious beer and Guinness-braised short rib before you go cheer on VGK.
And with that, you are now ready to attend a Vegas Golden Knights game like a local – it’s Knight Time! Check out the D Las Vegas to book your room or suite at an official partner of the Vegas Golden Knights. If Circa | Sports Sportsbook caught your interest and you want to learn more about betting on your favorite sports, here’s a quick read to help: Digital Sports Betting Explained: From Apps to Online Betting.