Downtown is the center of all the action in Las Vegas, and recent “Best of” lists have graphically illustrated the point.
Three publications—Las Vegas Weekly, Vegas Seven and the Las Vegas Review-Journal—recently published their “Best of” lists and downtown received a slew of honors. If you’re looking for award-winning things to do in Las Vegas, you might use these honors as a jumping-off point.
First up, there are the downtown mentions in Las Vegas Weekly’s “Best of Vegas 2014” awards. Here are some of the mentions worth noting.
Best Pizza: Tomato Pie at Pizza Rock
Best Pop-Up Dinner Series: MTO Cafe
Best Doughnut: Maple Bacon at O Face Doughnuts
Best Mural: Zio Ziegler for Life is Beautiful
Best Cocktail Menu: Velveteen Rabbit
Best Date Night: Chart House at Golden Nugget
Best Place to Rescue Broadway Musicals from Casino Circumcision: The Smith Center
Best Place to Meet an Alluring Stranger: Wayfarer Bar
Best Bar to Chill: Art Bar at Downtown Grand
Best Museum: Neon Museum
Best Downtown Electronic Music Spot: Beauty Bar
Best New Place to Drink Downtown: Atomic Liquors
Best Geek Experience: 365 Tokyo at Inspire Theater
Best Brewery Experience: Banger Brewing
Best Downtown Bartenders: Calvin Perreira and Cladia Torres at Scullery Bar
Best Place to Kill Some Time: Downtown Container Park
See the full “Best of Vegas 2014” list at Las Vegas Weekly.
There’s so much going on downtown, it’s hard to keep up. The only solution is to spend more time downtown, obviously!
Downtown Las Vegas, the original Las Vegas, is in the midst of a renaissance, with new restaurants, shows and other diversions announced nearly every day.
Aside from the diversity of what’s downtown, there’s also the undeniable value to be found, with prices a fraction of those on the Las Vegas Strip. The slots are looser, the free entertainment at Fremont Street Experience is non-stop and the hits just keep on coming.
Next up are the “Best of the City 2014” honors from Vegas Seven magazine. Again, the magazine highlights the people and places that make downtown Las Vegas utterly unforgettable.
Best Pizza for Pizza Snobs: Pizza Rock
Best Coffee: O Face Doughnuts
Best New Place to Hide & Seek Cocktails: 365 Tokyo at Inspire Theater
Best New Downtown Spot: Pinches Tacos at Downtown Container Park
Best Up-and-Coming Neighborhood: The Biltmore Bungalows
Best Comeback of a Public Space: Huntridge Circle Park
Best Casino Owner: Derek Stevens, The D Las Vegas
Best Vegas Newcomer: Seong Ha Lee, 365 Tokyo at Inspire Theater
Best Classroom in the Shape of a Fish Bowl: The Window
Best Downtown Business We Can’t Wait to Visit: Writer’s Block Book Shop
Best Outdoor Movies & Best Playground Where You Wouldn’t Expect One: Downtown Container Park
Best Downtown Store: Retro Vegas
Best Local Musician Springboard: Life is Beautiful Festival
Best Variety [Nightlife]: Insert Coin(s)
Best Co-Working Space: Work in Progress
Best Secret Discount Shopping: Coterie
Best Downtown Art Hive: Downtown Spaces
See all the “Best of the City 2014” honorees at Vegas Seven.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas 2014” list touted even more downtown Las Vegas offerings. Here are more things you won’t want to miss downtown.
Best Dinner Show: Marriage Can Be Murder, The D Las Vegas
Best Free Show: Fremont Street Experience
Best Keno: California Hotel & Casino
Best Fine Dining: Hugo’s Cellar, Four Queens Hotel & Casino
Best Microbrewery: Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery, Main Street Station
Best Hotel Room Value: The D Las Vegas
Best Architecture: Golden Gate Casino
Best Downtown Hotel: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Best Shrimp Cocktail: Golden Gate Casino
Congrats to all the award recipients on their well-deserved acknowledgement! We spend every day downtown, but it’s clear even we have a lot more exploring to do.
What offerings are on your “Best of Downtown Las Vegas” list? If you’re looking for more things to do in downtown Las Vegas, we’ve got you covered.