If you consider yourself an expert on the subject of Downtown Las Vegas because of the numerous trips you’ve made here, you might want to reconsider. Beyond the casinos and Fremont Street crowd, there’s some things about the downtown area that you might not be aware of. Here’s a list of a fun, must see places and hidden gems that you should put on your Downtown Las Vegas agenda the next time you visit:
• Check out a piece of the Berlin Wall – there is actually a piece of the Berlin Wall behind the men’s room urinals at Main Street Station. It’s as authentic as authentic can get and is complete with graffiti. For those ladies who want a glimpse of the wall, one of the casino staff will be happy to provide an escort.
• Downtown has the best happy hours – why overpay for cocktails on The Strip when you can find the best happy hour deals in Downtown Las Vegas. Three of the most reasonably priced happy hours can be found at Bin 702, Pizza Rock, or the Triple George Grill.
• Downtown is bicycle-friendly – over the past few years, the downtown area has seen a cultural resurgence that has helped make it more accessible to locals and visitors as well. For example, the addition of dedicated bike lanes now, connect Fremont Street to other downtown attractions such as the Arts District and Symphony Park. Bring your own bike or rent one at one of many RTC bike stations.
• Downtown Las Vegas Breweries – surprisingly to some, the downtown area is home to some popular local craft beer breweries such as Banger Brewing, Hop Nuts Brewing, Tenaya Creek Brewery, and Triple 7 Microbrewery. Many establishments offer tasting menus and tours.
• Rat Pack hangouts that are still open – many of Downtown’s casinos saw the likes of Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra (a.k.a. “the Rat Pack”). Many of their favorite hangouts are still operating such as the Golden Gate Casino and the Golden Nugget.
• Vintage speakeasy bar in the Mob Museum – while you may be familiar with the Mob Museum, did you know there’s a Prohibition Era vintage speakeasy on the property as well? It’s located in the museum basement complete with side door entrance disguised as a phone booth just like they were in the Roaring 20’s.
If you’re planning on taking in any of these sites the next time you visit Las Vegas, be sure to call the Downtowner Boutique Hotel at (702) 553-2553 to book your room.Call us today.