Friday Night on Fremont Street

Trip Start Oct 10, 2008
Trip End Oct 20, 2008

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Friday, October 10, 2008

After a refreshing nap AzCelt and Wifey decide it is time to kick-off the party on Fremont Street this Friday evening. Before leaving the hotel room I write down our room number in the event we become separated and I achieve blackout drive. On the way out of the hotel we stopped at the Plaza's Sports Book Bar and use a two for one coupon for a couple of frosty beers.
We then leave the hotel and cross Main Street and join the throng wondering the Fremont Street Experience. Our first stop is always the ABC Store, just past the Golden Gate Casino, where we buy a six-pack of Heineken to fuel our walk up the pedestrian zone. We stop and look up at the show when the worlds largest television screen plays a music video at the top of the hour when the light of the day begins to fade.
If you are interested in what is playing the evening you are going to visit Downtown Las Vegas you can get that information here.
The party is going strong and there are two stages with live music along with a saxophone player and spray paint artists who draw huge crowds. We arrive at the end of the canopy near Las Vegas Boulevard and our 6-pack is depleted so we duck into Fitzgerald's Hotel and Casino for a half-hour of video poker and complimentary beers. We play the machines at the bar slowly and we both lose five dollars. We leave the attentive bartender a five dollar tip.
Wifey said she saw a sign in the pedestrian zone advertising two dollar Corona's and Heineken at the Fremont Hotel and Casino so we strike-off towards their bar. We luck out and find two seats at the sports book bar and indeed we find two dollar beers and a row of flat-screen televisions that are showing all the current football and baseball games along with Sports Center. Bah-dah-dat dah-dah-dat... We are in heaven.
It seems the Fremont also has a special on Margarita's which seem to be very popular with the drinking class. We are very impressed when the bartender actually pours tequila into the cup before filling it with the Margarita slushy mix.
We play blackjack on the Fremont Casino video poker machines which is a bit different from other casino's video poker machines. The game is fun and easy to play and you can bet as little as a penny.
Wifey and I may gamble $50 each during our 10 day visit to Sin City. Our interest in the town is due to the 24/7 party atmosphere, great food, excellent service and half-prices shows.
The beer is settling nicely and all the live sporting events are over so we decide to go to another favorite spot for a bite to eat and a microbrew the Triple 7 Brewpub in the Main Street Station Casino, Brewery and Hotel.
It's around 11 p.m. and the crowd has thinned-out a bit as we walk towards the Main Street Station. In some travel forums people have mentioned that walking in this area of Main Street can be a bit intimidating. You may see some homeless people but there always seems to be a security guard on a bicycle on just about every corner.
We arrive a the immaculately decorated Main Street Station and make our way to the Brew Pub. We belly-up to the bar and order our favorite brew the High roller and have a look at the menu. You can look at it here.
Wifey usually goes for the five cheese pizza which is large and tasty while I usually order a burger or the chicken wings. The food is always made to order and you can watch the cooks prepare your food.
Our favorite Las Vegas bartender works at the Triple 7. He's a friendly and smart fellow named Ronnie or Ronny. He is originally from Thailand. He's always very welcoming and knowledgeable about events in Las Vegas and chatting with him is like speaking with an old friend.
With a full stomach and a couple of strong beers the long day begins to catch up with us so we ask for a to-go box and settle our bill. The Plaza Hotel and our beds are just a five minute walk away. Thanks to other lovers of downtown Las Vegas who told in at trip report on how they would always place their leftovers at a place where homeless people who wander the area would have access to it if they desired. We do the same and then go to our rooms.
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