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Shortly after Gold Spike re-opened as a casino-less and hotel-less bar, we decided to check out the scene from a beer drinker's point of view and were happy with what's on tap (and in the bottles). The beer selection at Gold Spike isn't as massive as The Pub at Monte Carlo, but it has a nice variety and is fairly priced.
Some of the recent bar openings downtown have priced their craft or micro brews at the top end of market prices. It wouldn't be a surprise to pay $6-$8 for a beer at many of the new spots. Gold Spike has priced their
crappy macro American draft beers (Coors Light, Miller Light, Pabst Blue Ribbon) at $3 while craft beers from breweries like Magic Hat and New Belgium are $4 or $5, respectively. For comparison, a Magic Hat #9 at Gordon Ramsay Pub will cost $8. Even a premium beer like Delirium Tremens is moderately priced at $12 a bottle. That's not cheap by comparison to the other beers in stock, but it's not expensive. We've seen the beer priced slightly lower as well as slightly higher.
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Welcome to the cruise ship D. With an overhauled new look, the D Hotel goes old style with the return of former Vegas showroom regulars The Scintas in a decidedly, and admittedly, un-modern production.
Noted for their residency in Detroit at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian restaurant and showroom (this chain is also now at the D), The Scintas are dinner theater showbiz. Or, a cruise ship act. Two brothers, a live band and, currently, a guest female singer. Professionally and sonically, the band is tight and taut. The act has clearly performed thousands of times and still endeavor to mix it up. But, this is not a show ever truly destined for the Strip. Or, ever was. Off Strip or Downtown is where it belongs.
Remember the Gold Spike? Forget the Gold Spike. This is the new Gold Spike. The former downtown casino has become a microcosm of the future ideals and aims of the Downtown Project and we have your first preview.
Now open 24/7, the ground floor officially opened Monday. It's non-smoking and non-gaming. Neither will change. Nor, will the name. The hotel section is in flux, but actively being worked on. We expect news in the near future.
Souvenirs / Souvenir Drinks / Souvenir Cups / the D Hotel / Fremont Street / Downtown Vegas / Downtown / Drinking / → All Tags
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:
Okay, all you Downtown Grand doubters. And, get ready, all you Downtown Grand groupies. Reservations will reportedly open next month.
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Curious minds have been inquiring about the amount of ass appearing around Las Vegas lately. And, no that doesn't even take into account bare-chested magician sightings. Or, that permanent stank between Fashion Show Mall and TI.
The 'ass that (almost) everyone's mind is on has been staring downtown visitors in the face for quite some time. After an extensive construction update earlier this month from VegasChatter's HBIC 702Becca, VC fan Dan wasn't curious about Slotzilla, pizza shops, gift shops or shipping containers. No, he bumrushed our Facebook page for confirmation on whether the world's largest pint at Hennessey's was still lit up in 'ass.
A walk by the active construction site late this morning found framework for an "industrial chic" facade taking shape. The exterior is now being described as "blending multiple storefronts with a brick and granite facade" with the "raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies." Or, as our Richard Lane more succinctly describes it, old timey.
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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outdoor mall open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Fremont East was due to make its debut this spring. Now, a launch is being slated for fall 2013. So, as we wait for its arrival, we thought we'd give you a one sheet on what to expect:
Nothing says till death do us part like a "Good Fellas Blood Oath Ceremony" bachelor party.
Downtown's Mob Museum is now hosting weddings. And, not just publicity stunts. They can be themed or just fancy. Accoutrements for your special day might include cellists, actors dressed as hit men and cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. Plus, your photo album has the potential to be very unique.
While the planners seem very open to let you customize your experience, the Museum offers four simplified package options. And, no Elvis in sight. (Pretty sure they'll book you an Elvis if you need one, though.)
When you think of The D in Downtown Vegas, are you yet at a place where you think of it as sexy? We wonder if the former Fitzgerald's is positioning itself as The Cosmopolitan of Fremont Street. We just tripped over this casting call for an in-house commercial to promote the hotel. It's too late to apply, but we thought the pitch rather interesting.
Here's the premise: "A young conservative couple arrives at the D. The casino gradually transforms them into wild & sexy partiers as the commercial progresses."