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The Ultimate Guide to downtown Las Vegas Restaurants

Unleash the foodie in you and experience the best dinning in Las Vegas. Downtown has everything your taste buds are hoping for.

Asian

Lilies Asian Cuisine – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Open: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Enjoy Chinese and Japanese appetizers, soups, salads, stir-fry and traditional Asian noodle dishes. Or dine at the hibachi table.

Red Sushi Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Open: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Happy Hour: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Most popular appetizers include Ahi Poke on Lotus Chips, Spicy Tuna And Avocado Stack, and Tuna Tataki with citrus ponzu sauce.

Steakhouse

Vic and Anthony’s – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Open: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Voted Best Steak, Best Food and Best Service in Las Vegas by Open Table.

Oscar’s Steak House – Plaza

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The restaurant’s entrées and appetizers are inspired by form Mayor Oscar B. Goodman’s family recipes and tailored to meet the tastes of even the most discerning diners.

Mexican

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar –  Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Open: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. Sat., 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sun.

Happy Hour: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Enjoy mouth-watering Mexican food and over 70 boutique Tequilas.

La Comida

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Enjoy Mexican favorites with and American rock twist.

Italian

Grotto – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Open: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sun.  – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat.

Happy Hour: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. and 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Sun. – Thurs.

Voted Best Italian by Casino Player’s Best Dining & Nightlife.

Andiamo Italian SteakhouseThe D Las Vegas

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Open: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Daily

Indulge in premium American steaks and irresistible Italian favorites

Seafood

Chart House –  Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Open: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sun., 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat.

Happy Hour: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Voted Best Seafood & Happy Hour by Casino Player’s Best Dining and Nightlife.

Hugo’s Cellar – Four Queens Hotel

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Open: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Daily

Voted Best Gourmet Room by Las Vegas Review Journal.

American

Claim Jumper –  Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Open: 24 Hours Daily

The menu features a medley of homemade dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, fresh-baked pot pie, specialty salads, pasta, baby back pork ribs, seafood, Certified Angus Beef, USDA Choice steaks and more.

Therapy Las Vegas

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Open: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. Fri. – Sat.

Therapy offers progressive, yet approachable American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails

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Guide to the Best Breakfast in downtown Las Vegas

Everybody’s got to eat right? Here’s a complete list of where you need to stop for breakfast during your next trip to downtown Las Vegas.

Claim Jumper – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Hours: 24 Hours Daily

Famous for food crafted with the best ingredients and an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Hours: Saturday Sunday 9 a.m. – 1 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Mouth-watering Mexican food and over 70 boutique Tequilas!

Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery

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Hours: 24 Hours Daily

Two words, “hot cakes.”

Hash House A Go Go

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Hours: Sunday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist.

Eat

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Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Weekend 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Serving classics with a modern twist, everything on the menu is made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Donut Bar

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Hours: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. (unless sold out)

Vote MOST AWARD WINNING Donut in the USA –  Awarded Top 10 Donut Shops by USA Today and Thrillist.com.

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Vegas Do’s and Don’ts

So you’re planning a trip to Viva Las Vegas. Whether it’s your first time or your 15th, you’ll need a little guidance to get the most of your visit.

Do:

Choose downtown for the food

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Downtown Las Vegas offers the biggest selection of restaurants ranging from Grotto Italian Restaurant to Chart House seafood to Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar to Red Sushi to Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse and even Claim Jumper comfort food.

Devote at least one night to splurging

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You’re in Vegas; go wild! Shop til you drop and splurge on elegant watches and jewelry or even name brand clothing and accessories. Buy bottle service at Gold Diggers Night Club and stay out way past your bed time.

Discover Las Vegas history

Golden Nugget historic Casino sign in the Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas, Nevada
Golden Nugget historic Casino sign in the Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas is rich with history. Take a tour of old signs at the Neon Boneyard. Walk the Fremont Street Experience. Or visit the Golden Nugget Showroom where Frank Sinatra once performed.

Experience the best entertainment

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There’s no city like Las Vegas when it’s show time. Discover award winning performers at the 52 Friday’s Concert Series. Meet your favorite celebrities at Gordie Brown Live. Discover a band or even see a showgirl.

Attend a pool party

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Skip the bar and head straight to The Tank or The Hideout for poolside fun. Discover DJ’s, libations and a new talent for party games. From night swims to movie nights – there’s something to do all season.

Don’t

Visit just one bar

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You’re on vacation! Don’t limit yourself to one drinking hole. Try the Sip and Stroll bar crawl and discover eight new cocktails.

Miss free entertainment

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Downtown is known for FREE live music. Checkout Fremont Street Experience‘s live stages packed nightly with new talent. Or head inside to the Golden Nugget and checkout local bands at Rush Lounge.

Bring the kids

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Although Golden Nugget is home to a 200,000 gallon Shark Tank aquarium with a waterside, downtown isn’t the place for under 21. Leave the kids at home and experience all Vegas has to offer.

Skip brunch mimosas

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After a long night, chances are you’re going to have a rough morning. Vegas is known for its buffets. So grab your mimosa and refuel for the day ahead of you.

Leave Fremont Street

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Food, drink, gaming and entertainment – what more can you need on your Vegas vacation? Downtown Las Vegas hotels and casinos have everything you need for the perfect trip.

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Downtown Las Vegas Nightlife 101

Whether it’s prohibition inspired-Common Wealth, indoor, outdoor escapades at Park on Fremont or live entertainment at Beauty Bar, visitors are mesmerized by everything involving nightlife in downtown Las Vegas. Here’s a few tips to make your night memorable and seamless.

Check the Lineup

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Most people choose their nighttime destinations based on the music. If you’re an EDM fan, check out Common Wealth‘s bottom floor for today’s hottest beats. If your loving retro and classic rock, Fremont Street Experience offers nightly entertainment on three different stages. If you’re diggin’ old school and dance joints, head to Gold Diggers Night Club at the Golden Nugget.

Get on a Guest List

The first things to damper any night out is waiting in lines. Reserve a booth or table at a downtown Las Vegas bar or night club and get ready for VIP service. Having a casino host can also get you premium access to downtown’s hottest concerts and events.

Come Dressed to Impress

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The wrong outfit can instantly kill the party vibe. For ladies, spoil yourself with a new outfit and those pumps you’ve been waiting to try out in your closet. There’s only one fashion rule for women’s night life attire, make it flattering and eye catching. For men, keep it simple with slacks or clean-cut jeans and a button up. Hitting the town is not the opportunity to hang out in your favorite basketball shorts. Break the daily monotony and spice up your wardrobe.

Know Your Transportation Options

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Las Vegas is a 24-hour city which means a car is always just a phone call away. Take advantage of the newest additions to Vegas nightlife, Uber and Lyft. Within minutes, receive personal car service to anywhere in the city.

Get There Early

Although downtown is the hidden jewel of Las Vegas, access to bars and lounges doesn’t work quite the same as the strip. If you can’t reserve a table, get to your destination early to find the premium spot to host your night.

Go For Happy Hour

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Never underestimate the power of half priced drinks. Get the pre-gaming started with a premium drinks. Let the college students have their PBR and Bud Lights. The bests happy hours downtown include Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar (m-f 4p -7p and 11 p – 1a $3-5), Parlour Bar ($5 Champagne on Thursdays and daily pint specials 4 – 6p and 11p – 1a), Beauty Bar (Nickel Beer Night Tuesdays 9p – close), Banger Brewing (m-f $5 beers 3p – 6p) Park on Fremont (m-f $3-5 drinks 4p – 7p and 11p – close), Hennessey’s Tavern (m-f 4p – 7p $5 drinks), and Backstage Bar and Billiards (T – Thu 8p – midnight $1 tap and 2-for-1 drinks).

 

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Downtown Las Vegas Nightlife – Best Bars

Downtown Las Vegas is best known for it’s live concerts and epic meal times. But the bar scene is what keeps the city alive at night. Here’s a list of the best bars in downtown Las Vegas.

The Laundry RoomCommon Wealth

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Located in the heart of Fremont East, Common Wealth offers more than the average cocktail experience. With two stories of 1940’s glam, it’s the best kept secret downtown.

The Laundry Room is a hidden speakeasy coined from it’s history as the original laundry facility of the El Cortez Hotel and Casino. This exclusive bar is invitation only and comes with it’s own set of house rules: no texting, no photos and no PDA.

How to get in: Text a secret number for instructions on how to enter.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Located at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar offers over 70 different Tequilas. Cadillac is also known for their delectable bites and tapas.

Hosting one of the best Happy Hours on property, Cadillac offers an extensive discounted menu from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. Their selection includes fruitful concoctions such as the Guava frozen margarita and traditional Mexican Street Tacos.

365 Tokyo Inspire

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Looking for an unforgettable downtown experience? 365 Tokyo, located at Inspire, was created with you in mind.

It’s secret location, glass box hovering over Fremont East, features an award-winning mixologist, SeongHa Lee. Lee creates custom-made cocktails personalized for the taste and mood of each guest.

How to get in: This exclusive experience is reserved for members of Inspire.

 

Downtown Cocktail Room – Fremont East

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If your looking for ambiance and mystery, you have to visit Downtown Cocktail Room. This bar challenges the average bar definition offering unique seating and doors.

This bar is more than unforgettable drinks. Downtown Cocktail Room created to be a word-of-mouth destination offering a secluded speakeasy-style room perfect for an intimate get together, bathroom stalls featuring trick mirrors and a hidden entry.

How to get in: There’s no handle or door knob on the glass panels underneath the entry sign. Look for the one that’s actually made of steel and push it to get inside.

Mingo Kitchen & Lounge – Arts District

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Courtesy of Mingo Kitchen and Lounge

Located in the heart of the Arts District, Mingo Kitchen & Lounge is downtown’s hipster cousin. Mingo pushed the limits of average cocktails serving daring mixes like #BeAbducted, which substitutes vodka for Alien Tequila.

The joint hasn’t forgotten about basic needs of this generation. There are also chargers for both iPhones and Androids built into the bar. Guests can even order a pet friendly “Bowser Beer” perfect for man’s best friend.

Park On Fremont – Fremont East

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With the DIY consumer in mind, Park On Fremont offers the only gallery themed bar downtown. From the wall paper to the seating, every aspect of Park is sure to ignite your senses.

Park also offers a hidden private patio for well informed guests. There is no pass code or reservation. Most adventurous guests stumble upon this in exploration.

How to get in: Head straight through the back bar patio and look for the opening behind the wall of plates. There you will discover an intimate adult playground.

Bar Prohibition!Golden Gate

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Looking for a location rich in downtown Las Vegas history? At Bar Prohibition!, you can sip on Frank Sinatra’s favorite cocktails and make history as as several musical legends did.

Bar Prohibition! will transport you to the original Las Vegas. The legendary Flaming Side Car is rumored to be named after an army captain in World War II, France who liked to drive to his favorite bar in a motorcycle sidecar.

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Pizza in downtown Las Vegas

Looking for the best cheesy and delicious pizza in town? Downtown Las Vegas has everything you’re looking for. Check out our top favorites.

  Pizza Rockpizza rock pizzaPizza Rock, voted the best pizza joint in Las Vegas, is your answer! Located outside of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas, Pizza Rock features classic Italian, classic American, Neapolitan, Sicilian Roman, and gluten-free pies baked to perfection. Check out the menu!

 

Grotto Italian Ristorante

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Pop Up Pizza

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Located on the edge of the Fremont Street Experience at Plaza Hotel and Casino, Pop Up Pizza offers a slice of downtown. Grab “The Goodman” or “The Fremont” for an authentic taste of old Las Vegas.

Whether you’re looking for traditional Italian style pizza or something my cultured, downtown Las Vegas offers several of the top rated pizza joints in town!

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Spotted: Stone Crabs at Chart House!

For a limited time only, the Chart House will be serving delicious stone crabs. Enjoy them while you can!  Call 702-386-8364 for reservations.

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7 Ways to Warm Up at the Golden Nugget

In case you didn’t know, yesterday marked the first official day of winter! While it may be getting chilly outside, there are plenty of ways to stay warm at the Golden Nugget.

Grotto’s Tomato Basil Soup
Made with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh basil, there is no better way to start your meal than with a cup of Grotto’s famous soup. Served with fresh baked bread, this soup is available during both lunch and dinner.

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Sit Fireside at H20 Bar and Lounge
Get cozy by the fire! With beautiful views of The Tank, our fire pit is located at H20 Bar and Lounge and is surrounded by comfortable seating. Make the night even more special by ordering one (or a few) of your favorite drinks and enjoying some great company.

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Claim Jumper’s Famous Chicken Pot Pie
When we think of chicken pot pie, the first thought that comes to mind is comfort food. Stuffed full of chicken, fresh vegetables and a delicious sauce and topped with a warm, flaky crust, this chicken pot pie from Claim Jumper is an indulgence that you won’t regret.

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Sake and Sushi at Red Sushi
Warm up from the inside out with the perfect hot sake and sushi roll pairing. Select sushi rolls start at $5 and sake bombs are only $2 during happy hour from 4-6 p.m. daily! Plus, what better way to warm up than with a glass of hot sake?

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Tequila Shots at Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
Warm up Vegas style with a round of shots from Cadillac! The restaurant boasts a variety of over 70 boutique tequilas for tasting, providing a truly unique experience in downtown Las Vegas.

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Get “Hot” at the Tables!
What’s your favorite game to play when you’re in Vegas? Test your luck at the tables and stay nice and cozy inside!

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Holiday Drinks at Starbucks
Holiday drinks will only be at Starbucks for a limited time! Get all your favorites at our 24-hour Starbucks located right on Fremont Street! Choose from a peppermint mocha, gingerbread latte, caramel brulee latte and the new chestnut praline latte!

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