13 Fremont Street    Las Vegas, NV


Trail Cafe  circa 1945


Keyhole Bar  1953 to 1955


Lucky 13 Club  1955 to 1957

As of this writing in early 2016, 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, and the KeyHole Bar!
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, and the KeyHole Bar!
Keyhole Bar at 13 Fremont Street in the Sal Sagev Hotel Buidling.











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
A tourist photo from the 1950’s showing Fremont Street including a rare look at the Keyhole Bar across the alleyway
from the Monte Carlo Casino.
The location of La Bayou today used to be the Monte Carlo Club and before that the Northern Club in downtown Las Vegas.
In the corner of the Sal Sagev you can see the entrance for the Keyhole Bar.
This photo of the Golden Gate Casino shows the sign for the Lucky 13 Club in the far left corner. 
The Lucky 13 Club was located at 13 Fremont Street in the Sal Sagev Hotel building from 1955-1957.
In this photo from the UNLV Digital Collections, you can see the sign for the Trail Cafe nestled between the sign for the Bus station and the Northern Club.
Vintage Las Vegas also has a wider view of this part of Fremont Street and the Trail Cafe.
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
in the Sal Sagev Hotel  building at 13 Fremont St.

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.
in the Sal Sagev Hotel building from 1955-1957.

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.
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