13 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV
Trail Cafe circa 1945
Lanrep Bar 1946 -1948
Keyhole Bar 19
Lucky 13 Club 1955 to 1957
As of this writing in early 2017, if you walk into the Golden Gate door next to the alley, you will be walking through the same entrance that opened into the Lucky 13, the Trail Cafe, Lanrep Bar, and the KeyHole Bar!
Update: It's 2018 and there is no alley!! But you'd still be walking through the same area as gamblers had for the last 90 years. Take a look at the changes over the years shown below.
To the left is a rare photo of the Keyhole Bar at 13 Fremont Street in the Sal Sagev Hotel Buidling.
It adjoins Steel's Jewelry and is across the alleyway from the Monte Carlo Club.
Image is courtesy of UNLV Special Collections
Here's a matchcover from the Trail Cafe at 13 Fremont that notes that it is located UNDER the Sal Sagev!
This might be dated around 1945 since that's the time Sam's Cafe was operating at 320 Fremont!
An article in the Nevada State Journal January 6, 1946 shows John F. Miller getting a liquor license for the former site of the Trail Cafe in the Sal Sagev building.
The Keyhole Bar was open from 1953 through 1955
It became the Lucky 13 Club in 1955.
One of the coolest things about the Keyhole Bar is that the front door is in the shape of a ‘Keyhole” The matchbook reflects the door shape and also matches the design of the sign above the door.
The Lucky 13 Club was located at 13 Fremont St.
It was only licensed for slot machines and 21.
The feature matches on the left are the
only collectibles I've seen from this small and short lived club.
The Lanrep Bar
is listed in phone books and directories at 13 Fremont
from 1946 -1948