Posts tagged as: Downtown Las Vegas

Welcome to the neighborhood, Commonwealth

Welcome to the neighborhood, Commonwealth

I had the chance to attend a tasting at Fremont East newcomer Commonwealth last night and, though one could wax poetic forever about the flourishes and character of the joint (and oh, I will), it all boils down to one thing: This is a very worthy addition to the popular downtown bar district. The place [...]

All of the lights: Neon Museum’s new visitors center is a bright idea

All of the lights: Neon Museum’s new visitors center is a bright idea

Las Vegas is world-famous for its vivid, glittering lights. After my visit to downtown’s  Neon Museum this week, I have a deeper appreciation of the old-school signage that first lit up the town. New visitors center makes experience more convenient Up until last week, there really wasn’t an easy way to drop by and check out the museum’s boneyard of vintage [...]

‘Fabulous Downtown’ photo gallery makes a temporary home inside Las Vegas’ Mob Museum

‘Fabulous Downtown’ photo gallery makes a temporary home inside Las Vegas’ Mob Museum

The Mob Museum showcases “Fabulous Las Vegas,” a photo exhibit featuring classic photos of downtown Las Vegas from the 1950s. From the archives of the Las Vegas News Bureau, you’ll see photographs of hotels, local businesses and storefronts. The exhibit will be on display for the next year. Located in a special room on the third [...]

A resort is reborn under new ownership in downtown Las Vegas

A resort is reborn under new ownership in downtown Las Vegas

The D Las Vegas has been made over as the revitalization of downtown continues. All traces of the former Irish-themed Fitzgeralds are gone. Revamped and relaunched, the $20 million transformation of the longstanding hotel/casino on the corner of Third and Fremont streets is officially complete. “A year ago my brother [Greg] and I purchased this [...]

See what it’s about: Rediscover Downtown Las Vegas Day

See what it’s about: Rediscover Downtown Las Vegas Day

On Saturday, Oct. 13, it’s time to see what all this downtown Las Vegas talk is about. Rediscover Downtown Las Vegas Day is a series of events that hopes to not only draw locals to catch up on all the goings-on in this part of the city, but also bring in people who may not [...]

Vegas Weekender: Enjoy wacky magicians and comedians complemented by great music acts, car shows and dining delights

Vegas Weekender: Enjoy wacky magicians and comedians complemented by great music acts, car shows and dining delights

For a weekend full of randomness, look no further than Las Vegas. From rock shows and tribute bands to a motorcycle festival downtown and Halloween festivities, you’ll be sure to party until the sun comes up. Shows and concerts If you’re looking to while away time in the afternoon, “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” [...]

Golden Gate reborn: A Las Vegas hotel and casino is restored to its former glory

Golden Gate reborn: A Las Vegas hotel and casino is restored to its former glory

Last night, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino pulled out all the stops to show that the city’s oldest resort is bigger, better and more luxurious than ever. A boutique hotel on the corner of Fremont and Main streets, the property, which originally opened as the Hotel Nevada in 1906, just completed a major renovation [...]

Downtown Las Vegas dazzles with its main attractions

Downtown Las Vegas dazzles with its main attractions

  The Strip isn’t the only spot in Las Vegas where you’ll find one-of-a-kind attractions. From checking out retro sneakers at ShoeZeum (pictured above) and zip-lining along the Fremont Street Experience to exploring the history of the mob and walking through a “boneyard” of old hotel signs, you’re in for a lot of surprises. Take a [...]

“Inside Stories” at The Mob Museum invites you into the dark world of organized crime

“Inside Stories” at The Mob Museum invites you into the dark world of organized crime

We all got a kick out of mobster movies like “Casino,” “A Bronx Tale,” “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas.” If you were a fan of any of these, you’re going to love The Mob Museum’s upcoming series, “Inside Stories.” Unlike the movies, you’ll hear from experts who dealt with notorious gangsters in real life. The series features [...]

Ten bars not to miss in downtown Las Vegas

Ten bars not to miss in downtown Las Vegas

The vibrancy of downtown Las Vegas has been growing steadily. The Downtown & 3rd Farmer’s Market allows people to get artisanal foods and fresh produce every Friday morning. Restaurants like Le Thai have been popping up here and there. The freestanding bars and lounges opening downtown make nightlife and barhopping fun and easy. These bars [...]

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