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365 Tokyo: The Hidden Jewel of Fremont

Where: 107 Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89101
June 5, 2014 at 7:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last night was the official opening of Inspire, the multi-faceted downtown entertainment megalith on the corner of Fremont and Las Vegas Boulevard. The three-story complex houses a theater, a news cafe, meeting areas, a rooftop nightclub, the cozy Wayfarer bar and, for a select network of the clued-in, there is something else entirely. That something else is 365 Tokyo.

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Downtown Vegas Gets A Little Less Boozy

May 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM | by | Comments (16)

Downtown Vegas is awesome. Downtown Vegas is also a hot mess. That's kind of what makes Downtown Vegas a fun place, but it's getting out of control for some. Many of the recently renovated or opened businesses on Fremont East come with some form of alcohol sales. Walking from the El Cortez to the Fremont Street Experience can feel as though you're walking through a teenage battle zone. The combination of testosterone, booze and bros creates a fun yet obnoxious path.

When you do get to the Fremont Street Experience, you'll walk through an ever shrinking concourse. Slotzilla and the FSE stages block east and west entry points to the canopy. Bars now jut into the walkway from almost every casino pushing people closer to the middle of a concourse already famously clogged with kiosks selling big balls, street performers and people dressed up in costumes hawking pictures.

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For Food Trucks And Drink Deals, Spend Wednesdays Downtown

May 6, 2014 at 3:46 PM | by | Comments (3)

Downtown Vegas wants to take over another day on the calendar. Already claiming our First Fridays, now we're being invited to hump it on over to Fremont East for Wednesdays Downtown.

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Slotzilla Ready To Send Thrill-Seekers Soaring Over Fremont Street

Where: 89109
April 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM | by | Comments (3)

Today, you can be among the first to do something folks have been anxiously waiting to experience since news about it broke in 2012 -- fly down Fremont Street after being launched from Slotzilla.

The towering zipline attraction will open to the public today, Sunday, April 27 at noon. The last few days have seen test flights by friends, family and Fremont Street notables, but now our time has come.

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Downtown Slots Pay Back 11.61 Percent More (In 2010)

April 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM | by | Comments (8)

All gamblers care about returns. We all want to get the most bang for our buck. Unfortunately, that's becoming more and more difficult. Casinos on the Vegas Strip continue to increase their profit margin from blackjack by offering more low limits 6:5 blackjack than ever before. You'll even find some off Strip casinos only offering 6:5 blackjack if you play for less than $100 per hand. Gah!

If you look away from the table games on The Strip for other gambling options, you might think that some casino operators have slot machines that aren't paying out like they once did. Tight slots aren't a myth and slot machines payouts are getting tighter all over the country. What's a gambler to do? Head to Downtown Vegas.

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We'll Soon Be Able To Cowgirl Up At Binion's

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
April 10, 2014 at 10:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

Elvis has left the building, but soon Binion's will have a new attraction for guests -- a second walk-up bar on Fremont.

Construction began on the Cowgirl Up Cantina in late February and now it's almost ready for its debut.

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Downtown Vegas: The Impact Of One On The Many

April 2, 2014 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (15)

Downtown Vegas has seen a lot changes over the past few years, most of which has been documented right here on VegasChatter. Some would argue all that's new have been improvements, others would call it a mixed bag, while a few might even say it didn't need to be touched. From the injection of the Zappos culture into downtown to the buildout of Fremont East, changes have been many. There's also been the transformation of Fitzgeralds into the D. The Las Vegas Club's strategy of holding steady against a Binion's that slowly tries to re-invent itself while staying true to its roots. And of course, Downtown Grand's attempt to set itself apart from the rest of the old regime. And, that's just to name just a few.

Just under three years ago, excitement was building for the re-emergence of another classic downtown property, the Plaza. Since opening to a tepid response, the remodeled Plaza has seen its share of big changes right under its own roof. Mostly in its entertainment lineup, but also the introduction of a resort fee. And, what once looked like a survivor, Exposed Salon is (breaking news)... now gone.

Not all has disappeared or been replaced at the Plaza. Oscar's is still alive and well, though the restaurant within a resturant that was Simpatico went to culinary heaven long ago. Hash House A Go Go, still there. Poker, too, although in a different form. The announcement of a professional hockey team making its way to the Plaza means the pool deck will soon have a different look, and feel.. brrrr.

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In Vegas, Union Workers Prepare To Picket On Fremont Street

Where: 89101
March 31, 2014 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (8)

Union workers picketing The Cosmopolitan in 2013.

The local news in Las Vegas isn’t always that interesting outside of Las Vegas. As last week ended, the local news turned into news that would affect tourists and residents alike. The local Culinary and Bartenders Union approved a strike against 10 Downtown Vegas casinos

Binion's, El Cortez, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Las Vegas Club, Main Street Station, Plaza and The D all have expired contracts with the union. Shortly after the strike was approved, the union started getting their troops in order to picket outside the hotels beginning April 12.

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What's A Wolf Pack To Do In The Daytime?

March 26, 2014 at 12:32 AM | by | Comments (8)

If you’re coming to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, chances are you’ve already got your evening plans set. Assuming you actually wake up during the daylight hours, what is a group of guys to do? This was the question posed by VegasChatter Twitter follower @sahilsharmauk.

For one, many strip clubs are open 24 hours so that doesn’t necessarily have to be relegated to the evening hours. If you want to get the strip club affect and still get your vitamin D, Sapphire Pool, the new(ish) dayclub of the famous gentlemen’s club, opens for the season May 2.

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Inspire Theater Is The Gateway To A New Fremont Experience

Where: 89101
March 4, 2014 at 7:55 PM | by | Comments (4)

Not long ago, we marveled at the amazing video marquee above the now-open Inspire Theater in Fremont East (on the corner of Fremont and Las Vegas Boulevard). Ever since, we've been chomping at the bit to get a look inside. Well, recently, we not only got through the doors, but took in one of the venue's first shows. Was the theater inspiring enough (cough, cough) to give it a thumbs up?

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Binion's Begins Work On Another Outdoor Bar

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
February 27, 2014 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (8)

This one's been a long time coming, but Binion's has finally begun work on a second Fremont-side bar.

We shared the rumor that Binion's might be providing us with another way to liquor in the front before we poker in the rear almost a year ago. This morning, VegasChatter reader Charlie U. let us know that the Cowgirl Up Cantina is officially on the way.

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Downtown Vegas Loves Beef Jerky

February 21, 2014 at 12:49 PM | by | Comments (3)

Did you know there are four beef jerky stores in Downtown Vegas on or near Fremont Street? This is a high concentration of beef jerky stores for any area, let alone stores within a five to ten minute walk of one another. Beef jerky has always been somewhat popular, but that popularity has exploded as people try to remove carbohydrates from their diet. Jerky is a great low-carb snack option.

After diligently researching the beef jerky stores in Downtown Vegas, we’ve discovered that Hawaiians are big fans of jerky. Okay, maybe we didn’t do much research, but that’s a common link with two of the four beef jerky stores in the Fremont Street area. There are even more beef jerky stores around Las Vegas, but we'll save that for another day.

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