What to Expect
The largest hotel and casino on Fremont Street, Golden Nugget also has the largest variety of bars downtown Las Vegas. They include:
- Gold Diggers: The only nightclub on Fremont Street, Gold Diggers is much more casual and welcoming than what you’ll find on the Strip. With a much more relaxed dress code (if you’re wearing clothes, you’re in) and a lot less pretense, Gold Diggers attracts a more diverse clientele than you’ll find in Strip nightclubs too. Expect to hear top 40 hits of the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today. You can dance if you want to (you can leave your friends behind), but if that’s not your scene, grab a seat in the lounge or out on the patio overlooking Fremont Street. People watching here is excellent. Gold Diggers sometimes charges a cover, but arrive early and you’ll probably get in free. Drinks are typically around $8.
- Vic and Anthony’s: The steakhouse at Golden Nugget, Vic and Anthony’s also includes a small bar with a full selection of cocktails, beer and wine. Hours are 5-11 p.m. daily.
- Grotto: Located near the pool, this Italian restaurant also includes plenty of bar seating. The bar opens at 11:30 a.m. daily and closes at midnight on Sunday through Thursday, and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The kitchen shuts down all service except the pizza oven 90 minutes before the bar closes. Happy hour is Monday to Friday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., featuring $3 peach bell inis; $4 Bud, Bud Light, Rolling Rock, Peroni, Corona and PBR; $5 well drinks and wine; and $7 pizzas.
- Chart House: Located behind the Rush Tower registration desk, Chart House is a seafood and steak restaurant. It also include bar seating facing a big-ass tropical fish tank. The bar opens at 11 a.m. daily and closes at midnight during the week and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
- Red Sushi: Sure it’s a sushi bar, but they serve booze too. The Saketini Time Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily, featuring sake bombs for $2, flavored sparkling sake for $6 and skinny saketini for $5. Appetizers and sushi rolls are just $3 to $5 as well.
- Sports Bar: Located on the edge of the race and sports book, this single-sided wall bar offers about a dozen seats and includes video poker.
- Rush Lounge: Open 6 p.m. until at least 2 a.m., Rush Lounge features comfortable lounge seating and a round bar. This is a perfect gathering place to meet up with friends and check out occasional live music. Try a cocktail from the signature drink menu too. Open 6 p.m until 2 a.m. during the week and 4 a.m. on weekends.
- International Beer Bar: With a selection of 40 bottled and draft beers from around the world, this wall bar located across from Rush Lounge is the downtown Las Vegas destination for beer fans. Open 24 hours.
- Claude’s Bar: This 24-hour rectangular casino bar near the poker room offer full bar service and plenty of video poker. As always, players drink free.
- H2O Bar at The Tank: Golden Nugget has one of the coolest pools in Las Vegas. Where else can you swim next to and take a water slide through an actual shark tank? A pool of this quality wouldn’t be complete without a great bar. H2O is open 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily.
- The Hideout at H2O: Located on the third level above the shark tank at Golden Nugget’s pool, The Hideout is a truly hidden gem. With a small pool, secluded lounge seating, cabanas and a bar, you’ll never want to leave. Open 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
- Ice Bar: This new bar has one of the best vodka menus in Las Vegas. Located adjacent to The Tank pool. Open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
- The Bar: The Bar is a small outdoor window on Fremont Street that offers a variety of drinks in souvenir glasses, including footballs and cowboy boots. The window opens at 4 p.m. during the week and 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
- Bar 46: Opening onto Fremont Street, Bar 46 is an oval casino bar with its own gaming area. Open 24 hours.