Downtown Las Vegas

Manneken Pis: Public peeing on Fremont Street

Manneken Pis: Public peeing on Fremont Street

You no longer have to peruse the downtown alleyways to see someone relieving themselves. Las Vegas is now home to a bronze replica of a mischievous little boy “taking a leak” at the main entrance of The D Las Vegas. Manneken Pis, which is Flemish for “little man pee,” has…
Must dos this weekend in Vegas: August 14 – 16, 2015

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: August 14 – 16, 2015

Sin City – land of perpetual sunshine and chronic celebration. This weekend won’t be short on either of those juicy little luxuries. We’re celebrating the past, present and future with a modern twist on an ancient art, chest-heaving thrills, laughter and lots of great music (old and new). So pop…

20 Things to do in Vegas for under 20 bucks

With a flood of flashy Vegas pics on newsfeeds everywhere, lots of people think you have to be a high roller to get the full experience. But there’s plenty of stuff to do in Vegas that doesn’t require an Amex Black Card. Here’s how to ball on a budget with…

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: April 10 – 12, 2015

Vegas is always the place to be, but this weekend is chock-full of mayhem just waiting to be had. From a specialty beer festival downtown to show-stopping performances by musical giants, you’ll be swaying from side-to-side before you know it. Yeah, some of that may be the booze but it’s…

The newest downtown Las Vegas dining spots

There’s been a lot of development going on in downtown Las Vegas over the past few years and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. That means new restaurants are cropping up all the time. The latest batch features everything from breakfast doughnuts and smoothies to hot dogs and…

Life Is Beautiful music festival announces 2014 lineup

The Life is Beautiful music festival announced its eclectic lineup for its sophomore year in downtown Las Vegas Oct. 24-26, 2014. Headlining Life is Beautiful are Kanye West, Foo Fighters and OutKast. Some 70 musicians are slated to perform in the open-air festival, including Arctic Monkeys, Lionel Richie, Skrillex, The Flaming…

That’s the spot! Where to park in downtown Las Vegas

Finding a place to park in downtown Las Vegas can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. In recent years, this area has experienced a dramatic revitalization. Once just an afterthought to visitors who were primarily focused on the Las Vegas Strip, downtown is rapidly becoming a first…

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is hopping along

Craft beer culture will be on full display Saturday, April 26, in downtown Las Vegas for the fourth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer. Held for the first time in the Fremont East Entertainment District, this highly spirited event is featuring more than 80 breweries that will offer attendees more…

Craft beer festival moving to downtown Las Vegas

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is moving to downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont East Entertainment District April 26. According to festival organizer Motley Brews, the craft beer event is expanding to accommodate the local beer scene and to attract more breweries and beer-loving tourists. Last year’s event was held at…

Life is Beautiful music festival announces 2014 dates in Vegas

The 2014 dates for Life is Beautiful music festival have been announced as Oct. 24-26 in downtown Las Vegas. The three-day event is being billed as an “urban festival.” During last year’s inaugural festival, which included culinary, arts and speakers, some 60,000 people attended, according to the festival’s management. In…

Downtown Grand officially marks its debut in downtown Las Vegas

Yesterday afternoon (11-12-13) at 14:15 (in military time), representatives from Downtown Grand and the city of Las Vegas gathered to celebrate the resort’s official launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was held on the steps of Downtown Grand’s Third Street entrance. Valley High School’s marching band was on…

Downtown Container Park to bridge gaps in downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Container Park in downtown Las Vegas will bring together an assortment of small boutiques, galleries, bars and eateries. But take note: this soon-to-open development by the Downtown Project, a community revitalization group funded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, aims to become much, much more than a retail center. Downtown…

Construction on Slotzilla results in temporary late-night closures at Fremont Street Experience

Construction continues on Slotzilla (the zipline experience located in the Fremont Street Experience) with the installation of the attraction’s cables. Fremont Street Experience announced on their Facebook page that there will be nightly closures of the Experience to accommodate installation of the cables. Tonight through Friday, Nov. 8 and Tuesday,…

Life is Beautiful festival plans in final stage

With little more than two months before the Life is Beautiful festival opens to tens of thousands of music fans, some 50 musical acts have been announced, including The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Imagine Dragons, Nico Vega, Joey Bada$$ and Cults. “We’re really excited about the whole lineup, obviously with The…

Raise your mug to the Vegas Downtown Brew Fest

Let’s just cut to the chase. Beer is awesome. As a great icon of American alcoholism Homer J. Simpson once said, “Mmmmmmmmmmm, beer.” The only thing more awesome than drinking beer is drinking locally crafted beer. Throw in food, music and the exciting ambiance of downtown Las Vegas and you’ve…

Glowing return: GlowRun revisits downtown Las Vegas

At night, Las Vegas glows with light of hundreds of neon, incandescent and LED signs. But on Oct. 13, 2013, the city will be a little bit brighter when the GlowRun returns to downtown Las Vegas. Created by Insomniac, the company behind Electric Daisy Carnival, and Wendoh Media, GlowRun combines…

Downtown Vegas is becoming a dining destination

People have been visiting downtown Las Vegas for years to see attractions like the Fremont Street Experience. The downtown area has been transforming and growing a lot over the past few years and the Fremont East District  has become another hot spot with a variety of bars, lounges, an art gallery and other unique spots…

Downtown Denny’s in Vegas now serving weddings

Eggs over easy? Yep. Moons Over My Hammy? Why of course! A lifetime of wedded bliss? You betcha’. At Denny’s  in downtown Las Vegas, there really isn’t much that’s off the table — the 64,000-square-foot diner on Fremont Street is now serving sizzling wedding ceremonies 24 hours a day. Packages…

Kiss the Blarney Stone and get lucky at the D

In Vegas, once a hotel/casino is gone, it’s typically forgotten. So if I were to tell you that you can experience a piece of Fitzgeralds this St. Patrick’s Day, you’d probably say, “Fitzgeralds? What’s that?” So here’s a wee history lesson: Fitzgeralds, or the Fitz as abbreviation-enthusiasts like to call…

Vegas Weekender: Catch the Big Game and more!

With the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers set to square off in Sunday’s highly anticipated football match-up, you’ll find a good time on tap in many of the bars and sports books in Las Vegas. But the Big Game isn’t all that’s happening this weekend. Several other sporting events…