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6 Restaurants to Check Out in Downtown Las Vegas

The exciting transformation of Downtown Las Vegas continues as more retailers and restaurants come to the area. As the community continues to grow, we are able to experience some of the most amazing new food the entire city has to offer. No matter what you are looking for, you are likely to find it right here in Downtown Las Vegas. So come down today to check out some of these great restaurants. VegeNation As one of the few truly vegan restaurants in the city, VegeNation is sure to get you excited about healthy eating. Featuring a wide variety of different

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5 Pieces of History Worth Visiting in Las Vegas

Las Vegas boasts a rich history, and the city offers up plenty of opportunities to step back in time. Throughout the years, Las Vegas has undergone several shifts in identity leaving traces of each change behind. From the Wild West era to mobster playground, and now a gambling mecca, Las Vegas is more than just neon lights and craps tables. If you’re looking to experience something a little different next time you visit, here are 5 pieces of Las Vegas history sure to change the way you think about the city. Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Serving as the very

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5 Unique Shopping Destinations in Downtown Las Vegas

Source: Vegasseven.com Downtown Las Vegas is one of the most unique areas in the city. Over the past couple of years, and still continuing today, the area has undergone a massive transformation to make it a truly captivating destination for locals and visitors alike. One of the many things making Downtown so unique is the one-of-a-kind shopping presented by the wide array of boutiques located throughout the district. Whether you are looking for a special Vegas-themed antique, the perfect book for the gambler back at home or a highly coveted record, the shops in Downtown Las Vegas have you covered.

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What to Expect When Dining at Oscar’s

Source: Vegasmagazine.com Come on In It isn’t a trip to Vegas unless you’ve dined at Oscar’s. Flirt with all the showgirls you want, but you haven’t done Sin City without the signature steaks and cocktails that await you at the only dining establishment that’s earned the name of the Happiest Mayor on Earth. And while you’re here, you may even get to meet the legendary mob-boss-turned-mayor, Oscar Goodman himself. Located in the iconic glass dome of the the jewel of Downtown – the Plaza Hotel and Casino – it’s a true Vegas experience worthy of any appetite. Take in the View

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The Digital Evolution of Table Games [Infographic]

From blackjack and poker to pai gow, the casino games that we all love and enjoy are evolving. At Plaza Hotel & Casino, we are proud to be one of the only properties in Las Vegas to offer an all-digital poker experience for our guests. Its favorable reception has even been awarded an impressive 4.25 chip rating on PokerAtlas.com. Poker isn't the only casino game to go digital in the past few years, however. Many of the most popular table games on the casino floor have incorporated digital elements to the experience or have been given an entire digital makeover.

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The Best Spots in Downtown Las Vegas to Have a Nightcap with “Old Vegas” Nostalgia

Travel back in time to the days of Elvis, Frank Sinatra, mobsters and showgirls. Here  nightcaps are in style and cocktails are elaborate concoctions unique to every bar, lounge or speakeasy on the streets of Vegas. Flash forward to present day: The magic of Old Vegas is alive and well downtown. Many of the vintage bars and cocktail lounges have become a part of the downtown renaissance — destinations that are reminiscent of days long passed but with a decidedly modern twist. Here are some of the best spots to have a nightcap with Old Vegas nostalgia. Atomic Liquors The

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5 Spots that Showcase the Downtown Las Vegas Revival

Downtown Las Vegas may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Vegas, but in recent years it has done a fabulous job of rebranding itself. Instead of competing with the circus of the strip, downtown Las Vegas has worked hard to create an image that embraces art, music, and culture in a world-class destination. If you’re wondering why you should consider a stay in downtown Las Vegas, here are five must-visit spots that showcase the best of the downtown revival. Mob Museum Located in the heart of downtown, the Mob Museum shares the thrilling story

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How to Make the Most of Your Convention in Las Vegas

If the mere mention of the word convention has you hiding from your boss and hoping you won’t be the one that has to represent your company this year, you’re not alone. Chances are you've experienced a host of regular conventions in run-of-the-mill cities across the country. Enter: Las Vegas. Here, conventions are an entirely different experience altogether. Sure, you’ll do your fair share of networking and work, but forget heading back to your hotel room after hours to watch reruns. Vegas never sleeps and when your work is over for the day, the fun is just beginning. Here are

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Get Ready for the Ultimate Fight and Sports Weekend in Vegas This Year!

The long anticipated boxing match between Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao and the undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather will be held in Las Vegas on May 2. With the annual running of the Kentucky Derby also taking place, it is shaping up to be the ultimate fight and sports weekend of the year. If you still need a room for the excitement, take advantage of a special offer from the Plaza Hotel and Casino by entering the code “RUMBLE” when you book your room. Then take a look at some of the great events that will be happening in Las Vegas during your

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Vegas Hopes to Score with an MLS Team

Las Vegas has almost everything – nightlife, casinos, world class entertainment, amazing food, haute couture and more. Despite all of that, Sin City is without a professional sports team. Venue proposals and pitches to various sports leagues and teams have come and gone for nearly 20 years, including baseball and hockey bids, but nothing has come to fruition. That could soon change. Bids to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) team to Las Vegas began in 2011. A proposal was made for a multi-use stadium in the downtown area that would share space and construction dollars with UNLV, but MLS

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Food Diary: Eating Our Way Through the Day

7:00 a.m. The alarm clock went off and there was no hitting snooze. We had a lot to get to at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, but before we could do anything, whether work or play, we needed to eat a solid breakfast. The best way to start the day is with breakfast at Hash House A Go Go. One of our favorite dishes there is the classic Boston Hash – crispy potatoes, mixed onions and fresh tomatoes crowned with blue crab cake drizzled with horseradish cream and served with eggs and fresh fruit. After a breakfast of that

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Celebrate 10 Rockin’ Days of Country in Vegas with NFR and Bucky Covington

One of the biggest draws in Vegas every year is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo – and this year is no exception.  For 10 days, Las Vegas will be overrun with some of the most passionate rodeo sports fans from around the world as the best in their respective events are crowned champion.  Capping off all of the excitement will be country star, Bucky Covington, performing at the Showroom inside of Plaza Hotel Casino. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas If you’ve ever visited Las Vegas in the beginning of December, then you’ve surely witnessed the way that the National

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Holiday Shopping in Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Container Park Everyone knows Vegas is one of the best cities to shop 'til you drop.  Whether it's high end couture, beautiful boutiques or fantastic outlets, there are tons of places and a variety of ways to shop in Sin City.  Those who like to find special pieces that no one else will have should explore Downtown Container Park. It’s only a short walk from Plaza and has beautiful boutiques and a quirky design. And foor the bargain mavens there is Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, which offer an unparalleled combination of quality and great deals and are also

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Plaza Employees are Going to School!

One day per month a group of volunteers will help at the Sunrise Acres Elementary School mobile food pantry. Three Square Food Bank works with the Downtown Las Vegas school to assist upwards of 400 families by providing 40 to 50 pounds of food for free every month. Many families struggle with proper nutrition because of difficult financial circumstances. The Sunrise Acres staff and volunteers ensure that students and their caretakers do not go hungry. The Plaza and its employees cherish opportunities to give back to the local community. If you would like to lend your help and donate time

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Downtown Las Vegas Buzzes as Life is Beautiful Returns

[caption id="attachment_268" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Fred Morledge – FMPhoto.com[/caption] Downtown Las Vegas is a vibrant area that speaks to both a great past and promising future. The Life is Beautiful festival, which returns to Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, is a testament of this. The festival will bring some of today’s greatest musicians, chefs, artists and speakers to the art district for a three day inspirational social platform. The Plaza Hotel and Casino has defined Downtown Las Vegas throughout its historic past. Today, as the area continues to undergo substantial change and growth we continue to create the perfect combination of

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How to Make the Perfect Mint Julep

The Mint Julep has been the official drink for the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. How did this drink consisting of mint, sugar, and bourbon achieve such fame? History of the Julep “Julep” comes from the Persian for “rose water”. It describes a sweet drink used to mask the taste of medicine. Truth be told, mint juleps were the original energizing morning drink! Horse trainers who woke up early would prepare the drink to help face the day. Eventually, the julep started showing up at horse races. In 1938, Churchill Downs started charging twenty-five cents once they noticed the

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What You Don’t Know About Las Vegas!

The bright lights of Downtown Las Vegas and the Strip plus the fast-paced and high-energy gambling at any number of casinos. That’s Las Vegas in a nutshell -- or is it? Sure, you’ve heard of these attractions, and you’re certainly going to hit them up the next time you’re in the city, but is there more to Las Vegas than meets the eye? Of course! Las Vegas is a city of surprises. Whether its your first time visiting Sin City or you’re a Vegas veteran, these beyond the strip attractions will give you a well-rounded vacation you’ll remember forever. Ethel

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Plaza Las Vegas Bartender Keith Wins Competition

Congratulations to Oscar’s Beef Booze and Broads’ bartender Keith Baker for winning the Mob Museum’s first annual “Boss of the Bars” contest! This event, hosted by and at the Mob Museum, located in downtown Las Vegas and is just steps away from Fremont Street Las Vegas. The “Boss of the Bars” contest marks the date that Prohibition was repealed in the United States. Keith is originally from Memphis, Tennessee and has been bartending since he was 21 years old. Keith says he has entered several contests online but has never actually won a contest before winning the “Boss of the

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All You Need to Know About Royal Rewards at the Plaza Las Vegas

When creating Royal Rewards we really considered what our current, new and seasoned players would want in a player’s club.  Just about every casino in Las Vegas has some sort of player’s club so we made sure Royal Rewards would stand out in the sea of all the others. Here is just some of what makes Plaza’s player’s club so special. New Member Bonuses We wanted new members to feel the advantage of joining Royal Rewards right away so we added some special offers to get you off to a great start. $100 rebate on your first 24 hours of

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Experience Comfort and Value When You Stay at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

  If you are lucky enough to fly into Las Vegas at night, you’ll see the bright neon lights all over the city. We think Las Vegas is an amazing city and when you stay at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, you’ll get some of the best that this city has to offer for a very affordable price and don’t just take our word for it! There are lots of choices in Sin City for places to lay your tired head after a night of eating, drinking and gaming, which is why we go out of our way to make

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Welcome back to the Plaza – the place to be downtown and where vintage Vegas lives!

To celebrate and welcome our guests back, we are offering a special Old School Fun getaway package. Save on your next stay, upgrade your room, enjoy a daily food credit and get free slot play, book stay.

Your health and safety remains our top priority. We have implemented numerous safety protocols to align with federal, state, and local health guidelines. To learn more, click here.
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