The Fremont Street Experience newest casino Circa still plans to open portions of the resort ahead of schedule in October, and now owner Derek Stevens shares details on the five bars he plans to unveil.
The 1.25 million-square-foot casino and resort plans to open the first five floors along with a parking garage ahead of schedule on October 28. The resort plans to be an adults-only experience, open only to those 21 and older. When it opens its first five floors in late October, it becomes the first casino and resort to ban underage visitors. Circa replaces the rundown, former Las Vegas Club with a glitzy, 21st century resort. The remainder of the resort opens in December.
Those who enter through the lobby will find Vegas Vickie’s with an iconic piece of neon from the city’s past. Vegas Vickie, the kicking cowgirl who sat outside Glitter Gulch, now hangs inside the three-story atrium at the resort. The bar features seasonal cocktails and retro lighting.
Stevens also plans to outdo his 100-foot-long Longbar at the D Las Vegas with Mega Bar, a 165-foot-long bar with flair bartenders, 40 TVs, 120 beer taps, and bartop gaming.
The three-level sportsbook includes Overhang Bar sitting on the top floor of the venue. Stevens, a native of Detroit, created the bar as an ode to Tiger Stadium. The now-defunct stadium featured an overhang in right field and his version at Circa will overlook the sportsbook. The bar features slot machines as well as seating for VIP guests.
Outside Circa, Stevens plans to offer Circa Bar with flair bartenders, 24 varieties of frozen cocktails, and a blue wall behind it. That sits across from OneBar, the bar outside the Golden Gate, also owned by Stevens.
All four bars open on October 28.
The Legacy Club won’t open in October, instead waiting for a late-December arrival with its vantage point at the top of the resort. The bar features indoor and outdoor seating, fire pits, and views from 400 feet above Downtown Las Vegas. Customers here can order bottle service as well as cocktails and Champagne service. Patrons can find a 10-foot display of 1,000 ounces of gold inside as well.
Circa also plans to have Jack Pots, a coffee bar featuring Zingerman’s coffee, breakfast items, sandwiches, and salads. Paul Saginaw and Ann Arbor coffee roaster Steve Mangigian created the space with coffee sources beans from across the globe with a focus on estate-grown and micro-lot coffees in the 24-hour café.
The resort also plans to debut the year round pool dubbed Stadium Swim in October, with room for 4,000 people daily. Stevens says four of the resort’s restaurants and the sportsbook, as well as the two-story casino with 1,350 slot machines and 49 table games, will debut October 28.
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