Bars and Cocktail Lounges

of Downtown Las Vegas

There have been numerous bars, clubs, cocktail lounges, cafes, and restaurants in and around downtown Las Vegas over the years. Many had casino gambling, or at least slot machines. I don't have information on every one, so I thought a good plan would be to show most of them with their telephone and city directory listings over the years.
I scanned many of these telephone books and city directories at the
Cahlan Research Library at the Nevada State Library
309 S. Valley View Blvd. (on the campus of the Springs Preserve)
Las Vegas, Nevada 89107.
The Cahlan Research Library is a fantastic resource for researchers!
My special thanks to Crystal R. Van Dee, Curator of Manuscripts,
for her help and patience while I searched through many old documents.
Special thanks also to the PGG Collection for sharing
high quality scans of their telephone books & directories
and the use of their amazing casino collectible images..
You will certainly notice inconsistencies in the pages below.
If you’re looking for 'the' definitive list of clubs etc. over the last 90 years in Las Vegas, keep looking, it's not here!
Think of this as filling in some blanks and adding to the information you may already have. 
On subsequent trips to the Cahlan Research Library and other libraries
I hope to expand the scope of the information here. 
In an attempt to keep long lists of names and addresses from being too boring,
I have added some photos and collectibles related to the dates and establishments on the pages.
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This is a non-commercial, educational, hobby site. Images on this site are from our personal collection and from personal collections of fellow enthusiasts who have shared their scans with us.  Other images are noted by source with links to the original.  If you feel that any image used here has infringed upon fair use of an image you hold the copyright to, please contact us at the links above and it will be credited or removed at your request. 
Sources you might want to visit for more information include: 
Newspaper Archive   UNLV Digital Collection    UNLV Reno   Las Vegas Sun   
TCR numbers are used by express permission of SSS Publishing publishers of The Chip Rack.

Directories / Classified listings still to come as I get them processed:
1943 through 1950
1952 through 1954
1959 through 1964
1970 through 1977
Thanks to the  Cahlan Research Library at the Nevada State Library.
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