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Fremont East Entertainment District

111 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

Las Vegas, NV 89101

702-880-3696

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Mon-Fri 4pm-2am

Sat 7pm-2am

Ultralounge

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AT A GLANCE

What is it?

A relaxed ultralounge space that is probably the fanciest (but not in a bad way) of the bars in Downtown Las Vegas.

Where is it?

In the Fremont East Entertainment District of Downtown Las Vegas.

What kind of crowd does it draw?

A lot of locals including people who work in the Downtown area.

What are the prices like?

Not bad and certainly a lot cheaper than you'll pay at similarly designed spaces on The Strip.

When is the best time to go?

They get a big after-work crowd so if you want to hobnob with the business set, go then.

Why should I go here?

Because it's one of the few ultralounges that doesn't require you to be a supermodel to get in the door.

What else do I need to know?

It's technically around the corner from the Fremont East District but it's close enough.

What's the bottom line?

A really nice place for a relaxed drink.

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FULL REVIEW

Along with The Griffin and Beauty Bar, plus several other nearby taverns, the Downtown Cocktail Room is seeking to change the dynamic of Downtown with cool, friendly, and relatively inexpensive bars that offer a more convivial vibe than the packed and competitive clubs and ultra-lounges on The Strip.

Behind a big door is a small, dimly lit space full of warm Zen energy and sumptuous visuals. From the polished concrete floor to the deeply padded couches and seats to the leather and other textures on the walls and furnishings, the Downtown Cocktail Room is just as "cool" as those ultra-lounges on The Strip from a form and function level.

Music plays softly during the early evening to allow for actual conversations and a DJ booth kicks things up later in the evenings but since there is no formal dance floor it's still more of a soundtrack than a main act.

There is no cover and drink prices are anywhere from 20-30% less than what you'd pay at a similar place on The Strip.

The crowd is primarily a local one, drawing heavily from the Downtown business district. Think suits and ties early with more casual wear later on as the people from around town come out to play.

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