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The D has brought new life to downtown, especially through their outdoor D Bar which features flair bartenders, dancing go-go bartenders and frozen boozy drinks along with a nice selection of beers. The covered canopy above Fremont Street makes it a haven for outdoor drinking, even more than spots on The Strip. Footballs of booze are nothing new to drinking on Fremont Street and many of its casinos and bars have offered them for a while, but boob drinks and bong drinks are new. To us, at least.
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We know you are all just dying to ride the forthcoming Slotzilla zipline ride that will horizontally launch you down Fremont Street at 35 m.p.h. from a 108-foot-tall slot machine. Well, here's our latest update that will probably make you even more jittery if you've been on the fence about taking the leap.
First, the X9 Design Group have dropped a high-quality video rendering onto YouTube of how they perceive the final experience should look:
Glitter Gulch is, of course, the famous nickname coined for the the conglomerate of Fremont Street casinos. The Girls of Glitter Gulch is the downtown strip club that has forced its ta-tas into many a Fremont photo, whether intended or not. ("I was admiring the Goose, I swear!")
We've often wandered past the GoGG, but admittedly never been tempted to step inside by the real-life
toothless strippers advertising their goods outside the entrance. The show we got when one barely bikini'd senior citizen employee took her break by popping a squat on Fremont before shooting firing up... cigarettes... we'll assume they were cigarettes.... was enough of a peek behind the curtain for us.
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By now, after witnessing it finance and organize a record skydive from space, Red Bull ought to have earned our respect as a prominent entertainer and promoter (how you feel about its energy product is up to you). And, as Vegas will experience when Red Bull brings its BC One Cypher to the Fremont Street Experience on May 18, its parties are not limited to high risk and booze-fueled events.
BC One is a multi-layered competition that showcases a type of dance known as "B-Boying," or breakdancing, pitting contestants against one another in "battles" on the dance floor. When it started in 2004, the competition was by invitation only, but now the series is open all. The winner of the Vegas event will advance to the National Final in Houston in August. The National Champion will be flown to Seoul, South Korea to compete in the World Final this November.
Check out the video below for a preview of what to expect on May 18 on Fremont Street. It looks like a really fun event to drop in on and, considering it's free, we recommend doing so. With the date of the event being a Saturday, it might just inspire your own dance-floor performance later that night in the clubs. The competition kicks off at 8 p.m. under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Find out more via RedBullBCOne.com.
Preparations for the third edition of our annual Guide to Downtown Las Vegas turned out to be the most challenging yet. Not due to a lack of viable candidates, but because of the sheer number of new nominees that have cropped up. Downtown Vegas has seen numerous changes and improvements in such a short period time that Fremont area businesses received a record number of VegasChatter Awards in 2012. So, while researching our Downtown Guide this year may not have been easy, we don't mind hard 'work.'
Another year from now, downtown will have even more shopping, eating, drinking, hoteling and of course gamblin' at its disposal that, as always, we will continue to chronicle. As downtown continues to evolve so does our roundup of the best of the best with the addition of a brand new category. Let's get to it. Here's VegasChatter's 2013 Guide To Downtown Las Vegas, presented in no particular order. Click each category (noted in blue) to reveal our top picks and expanded coverage.
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As the last of the Vegas pools prepare to open and the outdoor concert lineups start to roll out, we know we're getting pretty damn close to summer.
Mandalay Bay and the Fremont Street Experience have released their initial lineups, and there will no doubt be more shows announced as we get closer to Memorial Day (Fremont is apparently still working on their plans for July, for example). So, get your blankets and bathing suits, or in Fremont's case your flip flops and yard-longs, ready!
Here's the rundown on what's already booked, and we'll be sure to update the list as more shows pop up:
Doesn't it seem like reports from Downtown Vegas are a daily, non-stop series of new project announcements? Ready for another one?
While Binion's Gambling Hall added the Whisky Liquor Bar last March and, more recently, a gift shop, there have been tales of a major property renovation on the way ever since the hotel and coffee shop closed four years ago. Many of the sensible rumors suggested fixes to the mothballed pre-2009 areas of the building. Sounds like we've all been looking in the wrong place.
As it pulls the plug on its hotel rooms, Las Vegas Club -- whose owners are potentially flush with cash after the sale of the Western -- is moving forward with what may be the first steps of a widespread overhaul. (We hope.)
We've already told you of plans to build a Viva Vegas gift shop on site. VegasChatter fan @sammasseur snapped shots of construction walls both inside and outside the Las Vegas Club on Friday afternoon. He writes:
...work stretched the entire width of the south face from door to door and is much deeper on the west side than the east. There were temporary walls built inside the casino to block off the areas around the windows that faced Fremont Street, and the front party pit gaming tables were covered with a clear tarp.
In late February, there wasn't much to see beyond construction fencing and ripped up concrete. Fast forward six weeks to today and it's much of the same. VegasChatter friend @sammasseur snapped progress photos for us that reveal more broken cement and hollowed-out trenches than anything else. (Although, a cement block footprint is starting to rise near Golden Gate. @sammasseur states this will be a permanent stage/landing area.)
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Suckers for Reality TV. VegasChatter and any Vegas-based show sitting in a tree. You know the drill. We eat, sleep, and drink it. Last year, we even pitched a casino reality show starring Binion's. It seems TLC
stole focused that idea into a show solely shot at the downtown casino.
Casino Confidential premieres Thursday, April 4 for an initial six-episode run. The show promises to capture stories of "unruly high rollers, all-night party goers, and bachelor parties gone rogue" from the perspective of casino staff. Judging by the below trailer, the show looks two parts American Casino and The Casino, one part Binion's storied past, and marinated with plenty of Vegas Strip.
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It took a good ten minutes to stop salivating over this image
and wipe the drool off the keyboard to bring you news about Fremont East's next new hotspot. And, by the photos of its Pollo al Horno and its fresh fruit margs (below)... oh, yeah.. this joint is gonna be a winner.
La Comida has announced a mid-April opening meaning any week now.
Fremont Street is filled with
creepy characters and street performers, but not many have stopped us in our tracks for all the right reasons. The safe sax guy draws a crowd as do random dance groups or magician types. Then there's (nearly) naked Indian dude and fat guy in a little g-string that attract a lot of eyeballs, but tends to scare large crowds off. But, how many acts on Fremont have wowed you long after the Experience lights have gone dark for the night?
For us the answer is apparently not many since a recent act that stopped us in our tracks was the first that drove us to write 'em up. You may have guessed that from the title, though.