Downtown Las Vegas

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…

Come as you are: Denny’s on Fremont is totally Vegas

Neonopolis’ newest tenant is a real grand slam. Denny’s first “flagship” location, Denny’s on Fremont, is open for business and it’s dripping with “Only in Vegas” charm. Even by this city’s standards, this is a unique building. The first detail most people will notice, after the neon Denny’s signage, are…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Turning around downtown Las Vegas

The resorts in downtown Las Vegas are all racing to break ground on or put the finishing touches to various renovation projects. Once struggling and recession-battered, the area has become something of a boomtown, with everyone rallying to revitalize it. The benefits have been innumerable: New construction. New jobs. New…