Man-caving at the Still and more new Strip spots for football

The “Man Cave” room within The Still sports bar is now open at the Mirage on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.
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The Still opened at the Mirage in the spring, just in time to catch March Madness-crazy crowds flocking to the sophisticated sports bar for food, drinks and fun. But the new venue needed to add something special for its first football season, and that’s where the man cave comes in.

The 8,000-square-foot bar and restaurant is already covered in TV screens and equipped with a refurbished Airstream trailer serving as its kitchen, and now the Still has fashioned its private dining room into the man cave, with couches, a cigar armchair, more big screens and everything you need to create your own private football paradise.

The Man Cave at The Still

“There are a lot of places [on the Strip] to go watch sports and have a drink, but not many that are set up like your place, with the décor and sophistication we have,” says managing partner Josh Lang. “Throw in the Airstream and now the man cave and people walk in and are blown away.”

The man cave isn’t the only new addition—the Still has added a morning menu including items like a breakfast burrito and steak or chicken skillets to accommodate hungry fans whose favorite college or pro teams are playing early Saturdays and Sundays games.

“We’re also getting ready to launch RedZone Sundays, based on a Sunday brunch party in New York City at a place called Bounce,” Lang says. “They always play the NFL RedZone [cable channel] on the loudspeaker. We’re going to do something similar so everyone who comes in on Sunday not only has the chance to see their team play because we have enough screens, they’ll also have the opportunity to see their team score and hear their hometown sportscaster call it, which is a unique thing. It’s something else we’re doing differently than anybody else.”

The Still isn’t the only new sports-centric Strip venue ready for its first football season:

Smoked drumsticks at Beer Park.

Smoked drumsticks at Beer Park.

Beer Park, the rooftop “tailgate party” experience at Paris Las Vegas, is ready for some football with the Tailgate Brunch & Barbecue menu available all day on weekends, serving up pastrami burritos, sausage and egg muffins, baby back ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and more. And where else can you switch between watching football and Bellagio’s fountain show?

Encore’s luxury gaming spot Encore Players Lounge has extended its hours for football season and created a new game day menu supplied by Wazuzu including spicy tuna cut rolls, barbecue pork buns, Angus beef sliders and more.

And Topgolf, the 8-acre entertainment complex behind MGM Grand, has more than 300 HDTV screens throughout its facility, including four 28-by-50-foot screens in the Yard, its driving range area. Watching football while swinging the sticks any day or night is a natural fit, and Topgolf just launched Thirsty Night Football Thursdays, featuring drink promotions, giveaways and themed food specials related to who’s playing—like cheesesteaks when the Philadelphia Eagles are on.

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