1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

First Stay Downtown

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Mike_01, Apr 29, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mike_01

    Mike_01 Tourist

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Southern Ontario
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    Hi All,

    So after several side trips during my regular Vegas visits I've decide to spend a few days/nights downtown. I'll most likely be staying at the Golden Gate as I really enjoyed my time there last trip and was able to connect with a host. I'm pretty familiar with your typical downtown offerings but with the ever-changing landscape that is Las Vegas, I thought I'd get some of your thoughts on things/places I should check out, even things a short cab ride away would be great.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2016
  2. 63hearts

    63hearts Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Messages:
    224
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    In a suite? At GG you want suite
     
  3. Mike_01

    Mike_01 Tourist

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Southern Ontario
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    Yes, in a suite. I've seen pics of some of their "smaller rooms"
     
  4. 63hearts

    63hearts Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Messages:
    224
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    Shrimp cocktail and pancakes at dupars, get a donut if it's early and they're fresh
     
  5. dhlamar

    dhlamar Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    423
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    This is my complete overview of Downtown Vegas vs the Strip.

    Smaller casinos, better meal deals, lower table limits with better odds and from what I have heard because I don't play them looser slots!
     
  6. hail2skins

    hail2skins Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    290
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    Triple George and Pizza Rock across from Downtown Grand are both good places to eat.

    Even though I haven't partaken myself, some of the bars/restaurants in the Fremont East district (once you pass the end of the canopy and then LV Blvd) look interesting.
     
  7. fenway68

    fenway68 High-Roller

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    649
    Location:
    Connecticut by way of Massachusetts
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
  8. Mike_01

    Mike_01 Tourist

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Southern Ontario
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    Is the container park worth a look? I didn't get down that far last time I was there
     
  9. JCLND

    JCLND Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    65
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Yeah it's worth Checking out but it isn't a spend the afternoon type place in my opinion. If you go during lunch or dinner I HIGHLY recommend Big Erns BBQ if you like BBQ. It's awesome. The 3 meat combo is plenty of food to feed two people FYI
     
  10. Mike_01

    Mike_01 Tourist

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Southern Ontario
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    I'm a big BBQ fan, I'll check it out for sure!
     
  11. kevthegrad

    kevthegrad Tourist

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2015
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    14
    Pizza Rock is a must. Incredible Caesar salad and meatball appetizer too. Awesome place and a must. Gourmet pizzas and just the best atmosphere.

    The Neon Museum is amazing if you like Vegas history. I'd highly recommend it. Need to book a day or two before. U can book it and mob museum in a bundle and save money.

    The blackjack at El Cortez is the best in town. Double on any two cards. Bj pays 3/2. Fun old Vegas atmosphere. Nowhere I like gaming more.

    The D is a lot of fun. The upstairs classic slots are has coins ! And horse derby too!

    Post a trip report.
     
  12. rvallez6

    rvallez6 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Campbell, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    This is good info, i have my first downtown stay coming up as well.
     
  13. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2014
    Messages:
    448
    Location:
    TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    34
    Agree it's worth an afternoon, but it is an interesting place to check out. If you like finer spirits, check out Oak and Ivy.
     
    Futbol - final game
  14. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Messages:
    5,505
    Location:
    Flusherville, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    57
    The thing I want to know is, what's stored in all those damn containers???
     
  15. Blatz

    Blatz Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    101
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Calder

    Calder Tourist

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    Or an evening; nearly jumped out of my shoes last trip when I had my back to the mantis when its antenna fired.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.