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Fremont Street - what to do?

Discussion in 'Vegas Nightlife' started by Bchristie1074, Jul 6, 2014.

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  1. Bchristie1074

    Bchristie1074 Tourist

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    Been to Vegas a bunch of times but never downtown. Any thoughts on must do's or must see's if we go down there this time?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Go in the evening. Get a 3' tall drink or a giant guitar filled with beer. Wander & enjoy the party. The light shows run every hour, be sure to catch at least one.

    I think a walk down to Main Street Station is worth a look around or some happy hour at the 777 Brew Pub.
     
  3. sconnie

    sconnie Downtown Kinda Guy

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    Drink, walk around and gamble some. Lots of good inexpensive table games to be had downtown. I'm partial to MSS due to their serving their craft brews at the tables. If you want a more "party" playing atmosphere, GG or The D are good for that. I also always make a trip down to the ElCo too.

    Last trip (in Feb and it was chilly, even to a Sconnie) my wife and i did something that we NEVER do. Bought the big drinks at La Bayou (we got the footballs) and strolled FS from about 10am to 2pm. Stopped and gambled in a few places that we don't usually gamble in (4 Queens and The D for sure). Had a good time being tourists, vs our typical "DT Regulars".

    The pool at the GN is worth looking at too. You can usually get the security people to let you in to check it out as long as you don't have a swim suit on and look like you're there to swim.

    JW
     
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  4. xmarksx

    xmarksx VIP Whale

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    Good freebee is a walk to Main Street Station to see the antiques and chunk of the Berlin Wall in the men's restroom.
     
  5. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    You don't say how old you are so it depends. If you are younger then you could check out the clubs in the area near the El Cortez. There is also Insert Coins, a place that the young crowd hang out in. There are also some bar hangouts near the neonopolis. You could also visit the old Gold Spike. It isn't a casino anymore but it seemed fun for the younger crowd to hang out there. You can also hang out on the 2nd floor of the GN or D, there are some "hang outs" for the party crowd. For that matter the bar at the D and areas in the Golden Gate are for the "party" crowd (loud music though).

    You can visit the D 2nd floor and play the horses on the sigma derby machine.

    At night you could also hang out on the Fremont Street Experience and watch the hourly show above or watch the vendors do their thing (like the guy making paintings) or the people dressed in costumes (they request tips though) you can take pictures with. Saw a guy walking around in only a G string, man he looked gross.

    You can go to the Heart attack grill and weigh yourself on their scale out in front. if you are over 350 lbs I think you meal is free or something.

    There is a new container park located across the street from the El Cortez that some people like to visit.

    During the daytime you could visit the mob museum or even make it to the premium outlet.

    I think it depends on what your interests are IMHO.
     
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    $2.99 shrimp cocktail at Golden Gate.
     
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    Downtown is a fun throwback night. We try to do it one night every trip. We start at one end and make it a point to spend a little time in every single bar and casino to get the full flavor of Fremont. Main things you might want to do ;
    Bands on street stages
    Zip line
    Heart attack grill
    Old coin slits upstairs at the D
    Sigma durby upstairs at the D
    Gay bar upstairs in the mall
    Cheap table games and gold spike dealtainers
    Glitter gultch
    Street vendors
    Guess you can not pop into the liqueur store and drink it on the strip anymore so you might avoid this.
    The El Cortez end of the street has many stand alone bars that are becoming popular.
    Pictures with people in costumes
    Drink special vendors along the street
    Cheap t shirts and novelties

    Have fun
     
  8. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    Not sure how long it's been since you visited downtown but the Gold Spike closed their casino last year, so no dealertainers anymore.

    The gay clubs are located in the Neonopolis just FYI.
     
  9. thebig747

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    My advice: don't bother with downtown. I think you know this already deep down, as otherwise you'd have gone down there by now. I know how you feel. For a long time I felt that nagging "I should really go back downtown for a night." I got over it and the feeling is liberating. For a once a year Vegas visitor like me, vacation days are too precious to waste downtown.
     
  10. Gino

    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    Eat dinner at Vic and Anthonys inside the GN..My favorite steakhouse in LV..Never been disappointed, been going there for years.
     
  11. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    That is a good suggestion for people who visited downtown before and were unimpressed. But the OP never visited downtown so you or he wouldn't know if he would like it or not. Yes, if you have limited time then best to stick with your regular haunts but if someone has free time they should at least check out downtown once to see how it is and to get it out of their system. Surprisingly I had friends who didn't think much of downtown (never going there) but after visiting some actually enjoyed downtown better than the strip and now are downtowners than strip people. I also had friends that visited downtown and were unimpressed and now stay on the strip almost exclusively so you never know.
     
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