The Golden Gate is about to undergo a huge expansion in Downtown Las Vegas under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. The 111-year-old resort plans to renovate OneBar on the outside of the casino, adding 20 feet to become one of the longest bars in Downtown Las Vegas. Televisions, frozen drinks and flair bartenders remain.
The resort also plans to create a new entrance and double the casino in size. Almost 100 new slots head to the casino floor, but gamblers will probably end up staring at a 360-degree, 24-foot tower of televisions arranged so they appear to flow from a fountain. A new crystal chandelier made from spirals in tiers of beveled mirror accents joins the decor as well.
The new entrance includes velvet drapes adorned with gold medallions that carries visitors into the casino’s marble-floored rotunda.
The Golden Gate closes Aug. 20-25 to carry out the renovations.
Las Vegas’ oldest casino founded in 1906 last went through a renovation in 2012 when it added a 35,000-square-foot, five-story tower with 16 new hotel suites with two penthouses taking on the fifth floor. The casino hadn’t renovated in 50 years at the time.