Binion's is About to Get a Whole Lot Sexier with New Rooms and a New Restaurant
February 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM
The resurrection of Binion's keeps getting better. Last week, we mentioned that the old-school downtown casino hotel would be getting a jazzy new bar with a tantalizing new name, Whiskey Licker.
But thanks to Access Vegas, we've learned that the hotel rooms, which have been closed since December 2009 are getting primed to reopen.
We first heard whispers of the room renovations back in December with chatty dealers telling gamblers that the hotel could reopen as early as summer. We even learned that the decor inspiration for the rooms will be the red and black wallpaper behind the Binion's $1,000,000 photo op. And according to Access Vegas, that's all true:
I talked to one of the construction foremen this past Saturday (ran into him at Vato's Cigar Shop) -- who is actually living on-site --- and it is a go. He had some room mock-up photos on his cell phone. I can confirm they are going with silver and red.
But not only will Binion's have some stylin' (hopefully) new rooms, Access Vegas tells us that Velvet Margarita, a popular Mexican joint in Hollywood, will be taking over the coffee shop space. We know, we know, Vegas doesn't need another Mexican joint but we're not complaining about a hip new place to down tequilas in downtown. And at least this restaurant isn't fronted by some aging rock band. Just sayin'.