Yeehaw. Cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats take over Las Vegas with the 10 days of the National Finals Rodeo starting this Thursday. While the main action takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center, restaurants and bars all over Las Vegas are swinging open the doors with deals galore for rodeo fans. Here, a look at 24 ways to eat and drink your way through the National Finals Rodeo complete with steak dinners, plenty of mechanical bull riding, beer deals, loads of country music and more.Read More
24 Ways To Eat and Drink Your Way Through the National Finals Rodeo
NFR fans take over Las Vegas, and here's how they can lasso deals, rub elbows with rodeo stars and drink in some country tunes.
The Bank Nightclub
The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio kicks off NFR week with a special guest DJ set from DJ Silver on Friday, Dec. 5. He’s toured with the likes of Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley and now he gets things moving on the dance floor along with resident DJ Que. He returns on Friday, Dec. 12.
Cabo Wabo Cantina
Bobby McClendon and his band, the Dirt Road Cartel, will rock Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops with three free performances. Admission is open to all ages Thursday, Dec. 4, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sammy Hagar’s hard-rocking cantina will also offer specialty country-themed drinks for the duration of NFR.
Café Siena at the Suncoast has a T-bone special served with a beer for $9.99. All casino bars will feature $2 Miller Light and Miller Genuine Draft, along with $4 Jim Beam Fire, Jack Daniels and Jack Daniels Honey shots.
Chateau Nightclub & Gardens
Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas will wrangle in NFR weekend with Country Fried Mix, an after-party with Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister on Saturday, Dec. 6. The country rap artist, known for coining the term “hick-hop,” will perform his hit single “Hick Chick,” along with others, accompanied by DJ Sinister who will be serving up the latest country songs with a side of bass thumping beats. Admission to the party is $20 for ladies and $30 for gentlemen.
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar
Throughout the NFR run, Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at The Linq is offering 25 percent off appetizers, including the massive rib eye nachos, crispy empanadas and the botana platter, which includes two mini sopes, two empanadas, guacamole and two chicken gorditas. Drink specials include draft beers, priced at $5; Sauza tequila shots, priced at $5; and house margaritas, priced at $7. Cowboys and cowgirls, alike, can practice their rodeo skills and saddle up on the establishment’s feisty mechanical bull, named Chayo.
Coasta Cantina has two specials, each priced at $19 and served with choice of Fideo or Tortilla soup. The carne asada Sonora features a skirt steak marinated in Guajillo chilis and fresh herbs then broiled and topped with grilled onions and mushrooms. Served with charro beans and sautéed red skin potatoes. The Rib Eye El Patron features a 12-ounce rib eye steak marinated in tequila and Mexican herbs and spices then cooked to perfection topped with blend of sautéed onions, tomatoes, cilantro and peppers. Served with Mexicano rice and your choice of charro or refried beans.
Courtyard Café will offer three WNFR specials during regular hours, each served with draft beer and a choice of soup or salad. Land the steak and shrimp with a broiled 7-ounce New York steak and five breaded shrimp served with baked potato and seasonal vegetables for $10.99; the chicken fried steak smothered in country gravy, served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables for $9.99; or the Southern-style breaded pork chops with center-cut pork chops soaked in buttermilk and garlic, breaded in southern spices and grilled to a golden brown. Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables for $9.99.
Crazy Horse III
Crazy Horse III hosts “Chicks ‘N Chaps,” with drink specials and complimentary cover in celebration of this year’s National Finals Rodeo from Thursday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 13. Attendees of the National Finals Rodeo can get complimentary transportation and entry to the gentlemen’s club, as well as choice of one complimentary Crown Royal cocktail or one Bud Light beer with a ticket stub. Crazy Horse III’s entertainers plan to wear sexy Western wear.
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Double Barrel Roadhouse
Rodeo fans looking for late night fun should head to Double Barrel Roadhouse for Monte Carlo’s Rodeo After-Parties, scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests will not only enjoy live entertainment, giveaways and food and beverage specials, but they also will have the opportunity to meet with the Team Monte Carlo Riders. All 12 of the riders will make an appearance at Double Barrel Thursday, Dec. 4, with three to four riders per evening stopping by the restaurant Dec. 7-11. All appearances are scheduled from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Eyecandy Sound Lounge & Bar
Nashville recording artist Dee Jay Silver will entertain guests at Eyecandy Sound Lounge at Mandalay Bay Dec. 4 and Dec. 6-11 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. He has previously toured with Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Rascal Flatts, among others, and is set to head out on the road with Aldean in 2015.
Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ
Gilley’s official NFR drink is a modern take on a classic libation — the Kentucky Highball. The classic Highball recipe is infused with CT’s Spiced Bourbon, a special mix created by Treasure Island’s executive chef Craig Taylor, blending cinnamon, vanilla and allspice with traditional Jim Beam, and topped with Fever Tree ginger ale. NFR bull riders will sign autographs on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. Fan favorites Austin Law, featuring front man Michael Austin who was a contestant on season four of “The Voice” on NBC, will perform live Dec. 4 at 9 p.m.; and Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 10 p.m. each night. Cover charge is $10 each night. Country music duo LoCash Cowboys, whose hit songs include “Here Comes Summer” and “C.O.U.N.T.R.Y.,” will perform live Dec. 7 through 11 at 10:30 p.m. nightly. Test your strength and stamina on the mechanical bull during, or watch the competitors in the Toughest Cowboy Competition on Dec. 4 and 11, starting at 11 p.m., or in Bikini Bull Riding on Dec. 7 at 10 p.m.
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
Live country music, two-step dancing and drink specials highlight the “Buck’N Ball” Dec. 5-13, starting at 9 p.m. each evening, in the Arizona Ballroom at the Gold Coast. Free line dancing lessons nightly.
Holsteins Shakes & Buns
Mosey on over to Holsteins Shakes & Buns at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the Longhorn Burger — an all-beef patty topped with Texas smoked beef brisket, whiskey barbecue sauce, creamy cole slaw and a dill pickle.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill
PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops throws events such as “Cowgirls and Cocktails” on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 with $1 Pinnacle vodka drinks for the ladies, mechanical bull riding competitions hosted by Robbie Hodges nightly at 10 p.m. with $500 in prizes each night, Country Karaoke and $21 Coors buckets. Also lasso drink specials like $8 Jack Daniels and Jack Daniels Honey whiskies and $5 Coors Light drafts. $21 mix and match Coors Light and Coors Banquet Buckets will be available for cowboys on a budget. Country music takes over the restaurant and bar on Dec. 9 at 10 p.m., when guests are can get loose at PBR Rock Bar’s Country Karaoke night.
Primarily Prime Rib
Primarily Prime Rib offers guests a blackjack 16-ounce rib-eye broiled in Jack Daniels peppercorn sauce for $26.
The Prime Rib Loft
The Prime Rib Loft has an 8-ounce flatiron steak topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms and drizzled with bourbon barbecue sauce. Served with fried shrimp, a jumbo baked potato and seasonal vegetables. Served with a choice of soup or salad for the starter and apple pie for dessert for $24.
The Pub at Monte Carlo
The Pub at Monte Carlo hosts nightly rodeo viewing parties from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can watch the live feed while enjoying food and drink specials as well as giveaways throughout the evening. Immediately following the event on Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13, musical artist Gold Rush Country performs from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Rhumbar at the Mirage wrangles up drink specials in honor of the National Finals Rodeo from Thursday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 13. Rodeo drink specials will include $5 Coors Light, $5 NFR shots, or the pair for $8. The NFR shots include the Gold Digger, a combination of Jack Daniel’s and Goldschläger; the Jack Pickleback, a shot Jack Daniel’s with a pickle juice chaser; Sweet Home Alabama Slammer with Southern Comfort cherry, Plymouth Sloe Gin and orange juice; and the Mississippi Kid with Southern Comfort lime and Chambord. Classic Jack and Coke cocktails will be available for $7.
National Finals Rodeo events at Rockhouse at the Grand Canal Shoppes has bull riding competitions with $500 in cash prizes all 10 nights of the rodeo, the official retirement party for legendary bull Chicken on a Chain, country music performances, and unlimited Coors Light for $25. Local country musician Jordan Mitchell performs on Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. From Dec. 4 to 13, Rockhouse is putting on mechanical bull riding contests with guests and NFR fans, hosted by country artist Luke Kaufman at 10 p.m. Each night, Rockhouse will be giving away $500 in prizes to the winners. On select nights, he will be joined by fellow co-hosts — Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association bull rider Wacey Barta on Dec. 7, PRCA bull rider Venn Johns on Dec. 8, NFR bullfighter Cody Webster on Dec. 9 and former PBR rider and rodeo promoter Judd Mortensen on Dec. 10. Luke Kaufman will close out NFR on Dec. 13 with a live performance at 10 p.m. Drink specials include a reverse happy hour from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday with 30 percent off specialty cocktails, $5 domestic drafts, $6 import drafts, $3 chicken tacos and $6 chicken nachos with chips. Other drink specials include $8 Jack Daniels drinks and $21 mix and match buckets of Coors and Coors Light. The bar is also hosting a “Cowgirls and Cocktails” party on Dec. 8 all day and night, where ladies receive $2 Pinnacle drinks.
Don Vito’s at the South Point will become a replica of Silverado Steakhouse and offer matching menu options. Don Vito’s and Silverado will also offer Italian entrée favorites such as lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan and seafood diavolo, a combination of sautéed shrimp, scallops and lobster with linguini in a spicy tomato broth. Silverado Steakhouse and Don Vito’s will serve guests a tomahawk steak and dry-aged, 24-ounce rib chop for $45. Adding to the rodeo theme, Silverado Steakhouse will feature a $99 Western-themed dish for two featuring a dry-aged, prime 14-ounce New York strip steak served with shrimp scampi, scallops, fresh spinach and homemade potato chips.
T&T Tacos & Tequila
Tacos & Tequila (T&T) at the Luxor celebrates the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with cowboy-style drink specials from Thursday, Dec. 4, to Saturday, Dec. 13. Drink specials include $5 Coors Banquet beers, $5 NFR shots, or the pair for $8. Signature NFR shots include the Sweet Home Alabama Slammer made with Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry, Plymouth sloe gin and orange juice; the Mississippi Kid made with Southern Comfort Lime and Chambord; or Apple Pie Moonshine.
Daily NFR activities will take place at Tempo Lounge at Westgate Las Vegas with 5 p.m. happy hour, live radio broadcast from 7 to 9 p.m. and live entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tony Roma’s at Fremont features the cowboy rib eye steak with a 16-ounce rib eye steak, served with baked potato and seared green beans, and a draft beer for $24.
Triple 7 Restaurant & Brewery
Triple 7 at Main Street Station features the cowboy rib eye steak with a 16-ounce rib eye steak, served with baked potato and seared green beans, and a draft beer for $24.