Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas is a quirky alternative to the Las Vegas Strip, with good gambling, a grittier vibe and a diverse collection of restaurants, bars and casinos.

Plaza’s Sand Dollar Lounge Gets Grand Opening Date

Plaza’s Sand Dollar Lounge Gets Grand Opening Date

Downtown's Plaza casino has announced a grand opening date for its new live music and craft cocktail venue, Sand Dollar...
Fremont Casino Renovation Update, Plus Exclusive Renderings

Fremont Casino Renovation Update, Plus Exclusive Renderings

The $50 million renovation and expansion of downtown's Fremont casino is under way, and we've got an update and exclusive...
Fremont Street Experience Shares Free Concert Line-Up

Fremont Street Experience Shares Free Concert Line-Up

The Downtown Rocks free concert series is back at Fremont Street Experience starting April 23, 2022, and we've got the...
Esther’s Kitchen to Move 69 Feet, Chef James Trees to Open French Bistro

Esther’s Kitchen to Move 69 Feet, Chef James Trees to Open French Bistro

A wildly popular and successful downtown restaurant, Esther's Kitchen, is moving and expanding. Fans won't have too far to go...
Life is Beautiful Announces 2022 Performer Line-Up

Life is Beautiful Announces 2022 Performer Line-Up

Downtown's Life is Beautiful music festival announced its 2022 line-up. The three-day festival happens Sep. 16-18, 2022. This year's festival...
Downtown’s El Cortez Casino is Going Adults-Only

Downtown’s El Cortez Casino is Going Adults-Only

A classic downtown casino, El Cortez, will become an adults-only hotel-casino on April 1, 2022, and we couldn't be happier....
“Miss Behave’s Mavericks” to Debut at Cheapshot on Fremont Street

“Miss Behave’s Mavericks” to Debut at Cheapshot on Fremont Street

A new show is in the works for a new venue on Fremont Street. The new show is "Miss Behave's...
Park on Fremont Plans Luscious Renovation

Park on Fremont Plans Luscious Renovation

A popular downtown restaurant and bar, Park on Fremont, is set to get a major refresh this summer. Park on...
Boyd Confirms Fremont Casino Construction, $50 Million Renovation

Boyd Confirms Fremont Casino Construction, $50 Million Renovation

We've been sharing construction photos at Fremont casino for months, but Boyd Gaming has been mum about what's happening. Until...
Bocho Downtown Sushi Closes Permanently

Bocho Downtown Sushi Closes Permanently

A beloved downtown restaurant, Bocho Downtown Sushi, has closed permanently. Bocho had a loyal following, and racked up a solid...
Free Slot Pulls Are Done at Binion’s and Four Queens

Free Slot Pulls Are Done at Binion’s and Four Queens

Staffing challenges have nixed another beloved fixture on Fremont Street: The free slot pulls at Binion's and Four Queens. The...
First Word: Kestrel Planned for Area 15

First Word: Kestrel Planned for Area 15

Our crush on Area 15—the quirky, "experiential" mall two minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip—is officially maturing into full-fledged...
Downtown’s New Peyote Restaurant Is a Trip

Downtown’s New Peyote Restaurant Is a Trip

A trendy new restaurant, Peyote, opens in downtown Las Vegas on Sep. 24, 2021. Thankfully, you have us, so you...
Old-School Main Street Station Casino Reopens Downtown

Old-School Main Street Station Casino Reopens Downtown

It somehow turned out to be the most-anticipated casino reopening coming out of the pandemic, and it was worth the...

Recent Stories in Downtown Las Vegas

Bacon Nation Restaurant to Open at The D

Bacon Nation Restaurant to Open at The D

Big Cat Magic Show Closes Before It Opens Downtown

Big Cat Magic Show Closes Before It Opens Downtown

Fremont Street Experience Bumps Up Security on Weekends

Fremont Street Experience Bumps Up Security on Weekends