Downtown Las Vegas Takes a Page from Brooklyn

Let’s face it: Downtown Las Vegas hasn’t always been known as the hip spot to be. In the Vegas early years, it was the go-to spot to gamble, hang out and do more. The Strip as we know it today didn’t exist and was nothing but desert land making DTLV the only place people went to hang out or take a pub crawl (people bar hopped back then, too, right?). Today, Downtown Las Vegas is a mecca for millennials, hipsters and tech gurus alike as they traverse the streets for work in the day and pub crawling the streets after their shifts are over.

Downtown Las Vegas Development

If things continue to develop in Downtown Las Vegas like they have been doing thanks to Downtown Projects, founded by Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, DTLV is poised to become what some call the next Brooklyn.

What Downtown Projects has essentially done is make Fremont Street the main hub for young people where they can bar hop, shop or simply enjoy the street performers that showcase their skills throughout the day. Fremont Street has essentially become the Bedford Avenue of Las Vegas—a place where hipsters and all of those with some sort of fashion sense meet up with their bespectacled-faced friends and coworkers.

If you head over a few blocks down from the Fremont Street Experience, you will find yourself in the Arts District. Every first Friday of the month, a collection of artists, food vendors and those who appreciate local art flock to the area to experience what it truly means to be a Las Vegas local.

Stray Away from the Tourist Traps

DTLV, much like Brooklyn, provides a nice space away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip and provides a milder alternative. Las Vegas locals tend to flock there while curious out-of-towners venture to the new and trendy downtown area generally based on the suggestion of a friend. Simply put, Downtown Las Vegas is the place to be, and we can give you a bar tour of the area so you can see just what we are talking about. Book your Las Vegas pub crawl today.