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Leaving in 16 hours... Last minute hints or tricks for downtown life?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by valandemmy, Mar 12, 2017.

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  1. valandemmy

    valandemmy Tourist

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    Leaving in a few hours and was hoping for some hints or tricks about downtown.

    Like best places to gamble, best seafood buffet...whatever...just your best kept secrets...
     
  2. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    I could share my best kept downtown secrets, but then I would have to kill you.....
     
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  3. DaiLun

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    Well, it all depends on whether you're being comped or paying out of pocket. You also didn't specify what games you like to play.

    Best place to gamble - wherever you feel lucky. If "eye candy" is your thing, the D and Golden Gate have very good party pits at night.
    Best seafood buffet - not much downtown specifically for seafood. You may need to go up to the strip, I highly recommend the seafood buffet at the Rio. It's expensive $50+ but well worth it. Check out my review in the restaurant section.
    Best Steakhouse - I have eaten at Andiamo's at the D about 8 times and never had a bad meal. I have also heard that Hugo's Cellar at QQQQ is excellent but more of a "date place".
    Unique LV gaming experience - Silver Strikes at the Four Queens - a note (if there aren't and red caps or blue caps in the strike turrets, just play to get one clear cap, since they are only silver plated)
     
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  4. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Not a real "secret," but Sigma Derby upstairs at the D is a really fun and inexpensive way to spend an hour or so. Drink service is good there also....
     
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    Best BJ downtown is at El Cortez.
    Triple George, across from DTG, is a very good and reasonably priced restaurant.
    777 at MSS has really good bar food. Their buffet is also a good value.

    These aren't really secrets but they may enhance your trip. Have a good time and let us know how it goes!!

    :peace::beer:
     
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  6. harley777

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    For eats I recommend Pizza Rock and Andiamos. For gambling the D, Golden Gate or El Cortez is where I spend most of my time.
     
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    For free get your pic taken at Binions with $1 million dollars. Also at Binions earn 5 points and swipe to win the "Mother lode."
     
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    Most places downtown are great to gamble at. My last 4 or 5 trips i have stayed at the $ Queens and Main St station. I have played BJ at the El Cortez, Main St, Binions and Four Queens. For Video Poker I mostly play at Main St Station and 4 Queens since they have 9/6 JOB games. I also play at the Fremont since they have Pickem poker. For variety I also play at The downtown Grand nice bar and the El Cortez.
    My favorite place for breakfast is Magnolia's in the 4 Queens. I also go at least once a trip to Market St Cafe at the California hotel and have the Prime Rib dinner with the salad bar. Market St, also has a late night menu. You can't go wrong with the happy hour menu at Triple 7 brewpub. If you walk over to Fremont St E area around the El Cortez there are lots of new places with great reviews that I have been meaning to try out.
    If you like old Vegas type of lounges, there is a small one at El Cortez with a jazz group or an Elvis singer there at night.
     
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    If you weigh over 350 lbs, you eat free at Heart Attack Grill.
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    With just a little effort I could get a free burger and a ride to the hospital!

    TomTWI
     
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    Binions BBQ is a hidden gem as mentioned. There also is/was the best video blackjack game there on the far right (3:2 surrender, one deck DAS, any denomination) please dont hog it if you go though :'(
     
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    My favorite "secret" is the $2 ATM, way better than the $8+ the casino ATM's charge.
     
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    Hit Le Thai for lunch
    Triple George for dinner
     
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    Chicago brew pub at the 4Q. it is a very nice little hidden gem. good pizza and beer at a fair price. ELCO has some of the best low minimum BJ rules. the Fremont offers the most "free" unlimited, more than you can handle second-hand smoke.
     
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    That is the BEST place to drink for the least cash outlay in all of Las Vegas. A couple of quarters every few minutes is all it takes. Last time I was there they were coming around for drinks faster than I could finish them, really!
     
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    Where is this ATM?
     
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    Do tell. Where is it?
     
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    Every flight, at airports within 4 hours of me, has been cancelled due to snow storm. Hopefully you aren't from the east!
     
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