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Downtown Help

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Downtown Help

Downtown help ... I have been going to Vegas since 1997 and have been a least 30 times but never downtown. I am going to the Mob Musuem in June and would like to experience downtown. Should I go in the afternoon or night? . If you had to choose 2 Bars, 2 casino's and 2 restaurants what would you pick to get a good downtown experience? I am looking forward to seeing this area with all the talk of downtown the last 6 months or so..... Thanks

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1. Re: Downtown Help

Why not go during the day and be there at night too so you can see the light shows?

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Can't really help with bars.

2 restaurants for me are Flame in El Cortez and Triple 7 in Main St Station

2 casino's would be Golden Nugget and El Cortez, 2 extreme's imo


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I'd suggest heading downtown in the afternoon, take in the Mob Museum. After that, gamble a little, have dinner and then enjoy the light show and live bands.

I can't help with the bars, being a non-drinker. My 2 picks for restaurants would be Flame at El Cortez and Pasta Pirate at the California.

2 casinos would be El Cortez and Main Street Station. We love El Cortez for the 25 cent chip/$1 minimum roulette. MSS is where we usually stay - the casino is great, the drink service is excellent. While you're there you can pick up a brochure at the BConnected desk and take a quick self-guided tour of the antiques - they have a piece of the Berlin Wall in the men's room, too.

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I also suggest you head downtown mid afternoon. Visit the museum first. Have dinner somwhere (plenty of options 777 in MSS and Flame in ElCo are a couple of my favorites).

Why limit yourself to 2 bars and 2 casino's? The beauty of downtown is that you can visit 10+ places that are in very short proximity (the footprint of all the casino's on Fremont street would just about be the size of Ceasers Palace).

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A great thing about downtown is all the casinos are very close. You could easily wonder thru most of them.

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Do you like baseball? There's a collection of WS bats toward the back of The Las Vegas Club, right past the bathrooms. To most people probably not a big deal, but if you are a baseball fan.

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thanks for that info i love baseball ill check that out in july

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Some very good suggestions...if you want the normal experience.

If unique is what you seek, sample the following:

Pasta Pirate at the Cal and Tinoco's Kitchen at LV Club are good, unsung dining spots without the high profile.

You can hit all the casinos downtown in one night. The Golden Nugget casino is the queen but Golden Gate and Gold Spike have their own charms. So for your casinos, just remember - "go gold".

A plethora of bars with none in the casinos particularly outstanding. Try the Downtown Cocktail Room - might run into the ex-mayor and his mayorial wife - and the near-downtown oasis of Frankie's Tiki Room, both with outstanding vibes.

Late afternoon to the Mob Museum then "commence au festival!" all evening long.

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6 - Thanks, I'll make that a stop on my trip in May!

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have fun