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You have 4 hours downtown, with a Vegas virgin...

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by CaptCampion, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion Low-Roller

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    What do you HAVE to eat/drink/see/do?

    I have some of my own ideas.

    And to head it off at the pass, not doing the zipline. Not going to waste time with a show, Don't need a long fancy meal....more important to hit multiple places and have one drink/snack at each.

    We're gonna play a $20 at the Boar's Head and see if Jose is working.

    That's about all I've got so far.
     
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  2. mikel123

    mikel123 Not A Lawyer

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    I agree with your sentiment about the zipline, no thanks.

    Here are some suggestions:
    1. Sigma Derby at The D
    2. Whiskey Licker Up at Binion's
    3. Some Coin Droppers at El Cortez
    4. Axehole https://axeholevegas.com/
    5. Single Zero Roulette at Plaza
    6. 3:2 Blackjack at The D/GG
     
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  3. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion Low-Roller

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    To add, we are both whiskey fans. Looking for a few QUALITY drinks, not just guzzling yard-o-margaritas and coors light as fast as possible.
     
  4. JaDubya

    JaDubya Low-Roller

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    Go eat Saimin and/or Loco moco at Aloha Specialties (California Club Hotel & Casino).

    Get some crispy beef jerky at the Beef Jerky Store on 3rd Street.
     
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  5. Eric1285

    Eric1285 Low-Roller

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    Sigma Derby and coin droppers were my first 2 thoughts.

    Don't forget Silver Strikes at the Four Queens! I'm sure a first timer would love to go home with a souvenir.
     
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  6. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    as much of downtown as you can handle, including the freshly upgraded "Freemont street experience", Pizza Rock, maybe Le Thai.

    If you want VP coin droppers and can't make it to ElCo, there are some at the Cal.
     
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  7. Chrisnewton

    Chrisnewton High-Roller

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    I'd take her to my room and giver her the best.....opppsss sorry read the title of this thread wrong :)
     
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  8. voltin

    voltin Low-Roller

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    Oak & Ivory in the Downtown Container Park has a good selection of whiskeys, including their own barrel-aged cocktails. Atomic Liquor further down Fremont East has a great cocktail selection and nice retro vibe, it is always on the list when I visit. I've also been impressed with the drinks at Downtown Cocktail Room, they are a speak-easy type bar located in East Fremont just across the street from FSE. Their "Halfy" hour (4-7p) is awesome and a great value.
     
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  9. bobert07

    bobert07 Low-Roller

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    If you like good cocktails, then try the Downtown Cocktail Room. Great happy hour 4 to 7 ... Closed Sundays. They have a decent whiskey selection also.
     
  10. Slacker

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    I consider Coors Light a quality beverage
     
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  11. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Jose at BHB is Wednesday-Sunday. 3-11:00 pm. They have some good whiskeys. He’s a treat. Tell him you are from the board and he will name some members. Maybe. Have fun.
     
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  12. Homeschool

    Homeschool Low-Roller

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    Another vote for Sigma Derby.
     
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  13. Rookies11

    Rookies11 Low-Roller

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    Luke’s Lobster, outside the Fashion Mall across from Wynn.
    Anywhere in Ellis Island.
     
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  14. h0llywood

    h0llywood VIP Whale

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    Has this virgin ever been slapped in the ass with a paddle by a little person?
     
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  15. 44inarow

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    Four hours isn't even that much time. I've found that, especially if they've first spent time on the Strip during the trip, just downtown itself (between the crowds, the lights, and the canopy) is pretty overwhelming. If you're just seeing the sights, I personally think the casinos themselves aren't that interesting; the interior of Four Queens is not exactly more impressive than Bellagio, after all. But the whole madness of Fremont, especially at night, is a very cool scene.
     
  16. SuperCoop

    SuperCoop Low-Roller

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    It took me a decade to pull my lazy butt off the strip and take in Downtown. I’d recommend grabbing a drink and spending an hour enjoying live Music on Fremont St. mix it up and Catch 3 songs at each stage. Dance a little. Do some people watching.

    Hang out with a local from Hawaii and Enjoy a game of $5 craps at the Cal. And get a scoop of Lapperts ice cream while you are there. (We didn’t wind up doing this, but it is on my list).

    Okay. That’s approximately 116 minutes accounted for :)
     
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  17. Vegas Todd

    Vegas Todd Currently on Double Secret Probation

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    ''Don't forget Silver Strikes at the Four Queens! I'm sure a first timer would love to go home with a souvenir.''
    Yup.
     
  18. bull0120

    bull0120 Low-Roller

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    Lots of good suggestions so far. I imagine a first timer to Vegas would probably take a lot of pictures. You could check out the actual golden nugget at GN, the Blarney Stone at the D, and the million dollars at Binions.
     
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  19. insin

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    First time downtown - 4 hours with a Vegas virgin?

    Fremont is really a sensory overload experience. 11 casinos to see within a few blocks. Millions of flashing lights, freaks everywhere you look. excess. Drinking in public, legal weed, gambling, tits and ass.

    With only 4 hours to soak it in? Tall task. A small taste is the best for a VV. Hooks ‘em every time. They leave feeling like they need to come back and explore it better. NEXT TIME.
     
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  20. FABismonte

    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    My suggestion is go as the sun is setting and watch Fremont St wake up as the light show goes on. Going only when there is daylight will have you miss the uniqueness of downtown.

    Don't forget to pose with the Binions Million dollars and collect the free photos in half an hour or so. My pals and I do that photo annually so we document how we have all lost hair and gained gut over the years.
     
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