Downtown Las Vegas has truly become one of the hot spots in Southern Nevada for nightlife. New bars, clubs and lounges have opened, creating a hot new vibe within the city. An outdoor park is surrounded by retail, restaurants and bars with entertainment. A bohemian coffee house with art galleries features poetry readings. For gamers and their friends, a lounge with video games and retro machines can offer a night of fun. There’s a speakeasy, rooftop bars, theaters, concert halls and the Fremont Street Experience with casinos and all kinds of other attractions. Offering all genres of live music and DJs, fun bars, cool lounges and thrilling attractions; these are the best choices for a night out in Downtown Las Vegas.
Park on Fremont
506 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 834-3160

Park on Fremont features a scenic setting with a patio that surrounds the front and west side of the restaurant offering an unobstructed view of Fremont Street and a patio garden in the back. Live music with local musicians and an Acoustic Patio Thursday adds to the evening as guests dine on small plates or entrees and enjoy specialty cocktails. Its summer drinks menu include The Hopster, Twig and Berries and The Irish Honey with light snacks like Ceviche and Chips. Weekend brunch also offers a great opportunity to people watch.

Fremont Street Experience
Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 678-5600

The Fremont Street Experience offers free concerts and Viva Vision; the world’s largest video screen (1,500 feet long by 90 feet wide) suspended 90 feet above the walkway. Its Rock of Vegas 2015 free summer concert series will feature bands from the 1970s, 80s, 90s and 2000s on two stages along the pedestrian walkway. Its main attraction, SlotZilla, is a 12-story, slot-machine-themed zip line as riders fly over Fremont Street Experience and under Viva Vision, checking out the live entertainment.

Therapy Las Vegas
520 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 912-1622

Therapy recently opened in downtown Las Vegas and features hand-crafted cocktails and signature small plates including shrimp ceviche, oxtail empanadas and mixed mushroom flatbreads. The bar menu includes house made sangria, frozen libations and draft beers. With an upstairs loft and traditional room-length bar, this is a throwback to the neighborhood hangout with a sophisticated touch. The vibe is one of a fun and comfortable place to hang out.

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Container Park
707 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 359-9982

Downtown Container Park features diverse entertainment including concerts, variety acts and festivals in its common areas. Using repurposed shipping containers, businesses including restaurants, lounges and galleries surround portable stages set up for performers. Shows are presented Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sunday afternoons. Container Park also participates in the First Friday event, which takes places on the first Friday of the month with activities and events. Admission is free.

The Laundry Room
525 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 445-6400

The Commonwealth is three bars in one with the main room, the rooftop bar and its speakeasy, The Laundry Room. The main room is an open space with table top seating in the center and seating along the wall. The rooftop bar features a view of downtown Las Vegas while enjoying cocktails under the stars. Its speakeasy is a small 28-seat room and patrons can only stay for two hours. Bartenders are mixologists who will create a cocktail with a guest’s favorite spirit. A specialty cocktail menu is also available and DJs are featured in the evening.

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Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (37 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on