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First Stay Downtown

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

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  1. Mike_01

    Mike_01 Tourist

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    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.
     
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  2. 63hearts

    63hearts Low-Roller

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    In a suite? At GG you want suite
     
  3. Mike_01

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    Yes, in a suite. I've seen pics of some of their "smaller rooms"
     
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    63hearts Low-Roller

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    Shrimp cocktail and pancakes at dupars, get a donut if it's early and they're fresh
     
  5. dhlamar

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Is the container park worth a look? I didn't get down that far last time I was there
     
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    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

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    I'm a big BBQ fan, I'll check it out for sure!
     
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    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.
     
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    This is good info, i have my first downtown stay coming up as well.
     
  13. LoveDowntownVegas

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    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.
     
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    The thing I want to know is, what's stored in all those damn containers???
     
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    Or an evening; nearly jumped out of my shoes last trip when I had my back to the mantis when its antenna fired.
     
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