The Fremont Hotel & Casino has opened a swanky new bar, Filament Bar, in downtown Las Vegas.
Filament Bar combines an upscale, modern decor with cocktail values visitors have come to expect from casinos along Fremont Street.
Here’s a look at the new Filament Bar inside Fremont casino.
Speaking of video poker, Filament Bar boasts 10 machines set into a slick pewter bar top.
It’s worth noting the bartop boasts what is currently the longest pewter bar top in the world!
The star of the show at Filament Bar is the beverages, of course.
There’s a wide selection of beer and a signature cocktail menu we just had to try. As, you know, blog research.
The Electric Chair Martini was delicious and reflects the value-focused prices at just $8. A comparable cocktail on The Strip would easily run $14-16, and even in downtown’s booming bar district would run in the $12 range.
Downtown, we’re big fans of more bang for the buck!
Here’s a look at the specialty cocktail menu at Filament. You can always find it on the Fremont’s Web site, too.
The drink menu has a flip side, so here’s that as well.
We chose another winner with the Bright Idea cocktail, also $8.
The Bright Idea has Ketel One, Midori and sour, in case you’re keeping track at home.
No self-respecting bar along Fremont Street would be without a selection of slushy drinks, so Filament Bar is all over it.
Filament Bar, complete with flair bartending, is a great new addition to Fremont casino, one of the downtown hotel-casinos operated by Boyd Gaming (the company also owns Main Street and The California). These hotels are also Fremont Street Experience partners, by the way.
The bar’s hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, noon to 3:00 a.m.
Don’t forget to stop by the casino’s gift shop for a Filament T-shirt.
Filamant Bar is currently in a “soft opening” mode, with an official Grand Opening planned for later in July.
We predict Filament Bar will quickly become a favorite hangout of downtown visitors, including many who typically wouldn’t stray far from the trendy bars in the Fremont East district.
We’d love to hear what you think of this new Fremont casino offering. Find out more at the official site.