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511 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5611
702-382-0577
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Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid Downtown Drinking Bar

Good drinking bar for those who like good drinking bars. Dark, more dark and darker still, its interior is either straight from the 1970s - I described in as "the sort of bar one could see in the show 'Charlie's Angels' during the Farrah Fawcett era" - or constructed to look like such. Either way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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  • Bar scene
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New York City, New York
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713 reviews 713 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
485 helpful votes 485 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Tucked all the way down towards the East end of Fremont Street is the Griffin. It's very smoky, I cannot imagine how they manage to still smoke in there, but it's a fact. It's also extremely noisy: loud, Barbarian music that is deafening. Now that you know the Cons, here are the Pros: excellent, and I mean excellent selection of... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Good drinking bar for those who like good drinking bars. Dark, more dark and darker still, its interior is either straight from the 1970s - I described in as "the sort of bar one could see in the show 'Charlie's Angels' during the Farrah Fawcett era" - or constructed to look like such. Either way, it's a huff of smokey... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I'm not sure why there's a restaurant rating option for this place, I have no idea if they have a kitchen or not. What I do know is, it is one of the coolest bars anywhere. The decor is totally dungeon, but not in a scary way. It's fantastic how they have preserved this place as huge hotels were constructed... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Met a friend here on a Sunday. It's way at the end of the "Fremont street experience". Super dark in there with fire pits which I felt was very cool. Not cocktail waitresses, just had to go to the bar. I had a vodka tonic which was good and strong. No gaming in this bar. Good music and nice dark... More 

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This reminds me of my college bar days. Great atmosphere with a ton of people just drinking and hanging out. Nothing too crazy. The lit fires are awesome but you will leave smelling like a campfire.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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69 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Love this bar, its hippy, hipster, downtowner raw with a divey feel. I love the place, some will NOT, small and cosy for a date or a small group. Dark in there and dugeon friendly, but fun. Under 40 go, over 50 dont go!

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Huddersfield,West Yorkshire, England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

No food, no gambling, great drinks selection and jukebox. What more do you need in a bar? Bloody Marys are excellent and a good beer menu too.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very warm cozy bar. Just away from the canopy on Fremont street. It is a nice mature alternative to the crazy Vegas scene.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went there many,many times and had a great time everytime. I loved the cigarette girls and the fire pits, but best of all the music. The tunes were ranging from early Bowie, the Ramones, the Doors to the Cure from the 70s and up - great Alternative rock. I have not eaten there only a bar patron.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Having a drink here was so much fun - I felt like I was in a pub in Middle Earth! Lots of brick, wood, fireplaces, and candlelight. Completely loved the vibe! Drinks are strong.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5611
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 702-382-0577

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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