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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgToday we take a look at nine of the new restaurants and bars going in Downtown Las Vegas in the next six months. Fremont Street East makes up the biggest zone with new vittles and cocktailing, while Neonopolis will soon be home to three new restaurants and bars including the flagship Denny's.

The first to open, probably Commonwealth and Denny's in November, although Fremont Country Club and Backstage Billiards both say they are opening this month. Others such as Banger Brewing and Project M are looking at 2013 openings.

With that, take a look at the progress made so far in Downtown Las Vegas.
—Bradley Martin contributed to this article.
· The Ridiculously Massive Downtown Plywood Report [~ELV~]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Denny's

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450 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Denny’s moved up its opening date to mid-November. The flagship diner at Neonopolis will feature a supper club theme taking up 12,000 square feet. The wedding chapel won’t open until next year. · All Coverage of Denny’s [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]

2. Banger Brewing

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450 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Local brewmasters Banger Brewing plan to open a 6,772-square-foot brew pub in the space formerly occupied by Jillian’s, below Drink & Drag Lounge, sometime next year. A large replica grain silo, a 16-seat patio and a walk-up service window are included in the plans, as well as a 600-square-feet patio within Neonopolis. Opening: 2013 · All Coverage of Banger Brewing [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]

3. Krave Massive

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450 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Construction just started on Krave Massive, the monstor-sized gay nightclub that transplants Krave to the third floor of Neonopolis. Five themed dance rooms — covering house, top 40, hip-hop, country and Latin music — will be created inside. A martini lounge, a members-only VIP lounge called Indulge Private Lounge, Tickled Pink comedy club, a performing arts theater, an LGBT movie theater, a retail store and a lesbians-only dance lounge are among the proposed venues within the club. There’s even talk of a 20,000-square-foot pool being built in front of the club, complete with cabanas. Opening: December 2012 · All Coverage of Krave Massive [~ELV~] [Photo: Krave Massive]

4. Park on Fremont

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506 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Park takes over the former Maharaja Hookah Lounge space and plans to feature a bar, beer garden and restaurant. Look for custom cocktails, an impressive beer selection and gastropub fare. The name comes from the parklike setting that inspires the space. Expect to find shabby-chic furniture, antique-style lampposts and a communal table in the shade of live oaks and extensive trellising. Look for a New Year’s Eve opening. Opening: Late 2012 · All Coverage of Park on Fremont [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]

5. Radio City Pizzeria

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508 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Radio City Pizzeria now finds itself relocating from its shuttered Tivoli Village space to Downtown in the Fremont East District. No word on an opening date, but construction is under way. · All Coverage of Radio City Pizzeria [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]

6. Commonwealth

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525 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Commonwealth looks for a November opening of its two-story “mixture of snooty English country home, distressed Boston pub and an urban rooftop garden.” Inside, the owners plan exposed original brick and wood beams with a long main bar and a vintage stuffed albino peacock reigning over the scene. Leather and wood seating will surround the lower level, while two stairwells lead up to the rooftop deck bedecked in carnival lights, a DJ booth and a second bar. The 6,000-square-foot bar plans to serve wine on tap and cocktails from tin camping cups. · All Coverage of Commonwealth [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]

7. Backstage Billiards

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601 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Backstage Billiards plans to open a 4,000-square-foot pool hall with booths made from construction cases and gold records lining the walls. Last word on an opening date projected October. · All Coverage of Backstage Billiards [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]

8. Fremont Country Club

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601 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Fremont Country Club plans to be a 10,000-square-foot live music venue with blues, rock and alternative bands paying three or four nights a week. Inside, find cow-skin ceilings, antler chandeliers and chrome horseshoes. The second floor will be home to an FM radio station showcasing acts that perform at the Fremont Country Club and Backstage Billiards.
Opening: October 2012 · All Coverage of Fremont Country Club [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]

9. Project M

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106 S 6th St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Restauranteur Michael Morton plans to open a 3,320-square-foot Mexican spot with American rock influences here. A patio and live acts four nights a week are on the agenda. Look for a March 2013 opening. · All Coverage of Project M [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]

1. Denny's

450 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Denny’s moved up its opening date to mid-November. The flagship diner at Neonopolis will feature a supper club theme taking up 12,000 square feet. The wedding chapel won’t open until next year. · All Coverage of Denny’s [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]
450 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

2. Banger Brewing

450 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Local brewmasters Banger Brewing plan to open a 6,772-square-foot brew pub in the space formerly occupied by Jillian’s, below Drink & Drag Lounge, sometime next year. A large replica grain silo, a 16-seat patio and a walk-up service window are included in the plans, as well as a 600-square-feet patio within Neonopolis. Opening: 2013 · All Coverage of Banger Brewing [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]
450 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Krave Massive

450 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Construction just started on Krave Massive, the monstor-sized gay nightclub that transplants Krave to the third floor of Neonopolis. Five themed dance rooms — covering house, top 40, hip-hop, country and Latin music — will be created inside. A martini lounge, a members-only VIP lounge called Indulge Private Lounge, Tickled Pink comedy club, a performing arts theater, an LGBT movie theater, a retail store and a lesbians-only dance lounge are among the proposed venues within the club. There’s even talk of a 20,000-square-foot pool being built in front of the club, complete with cabanas. Opening: December 2012 · All Coverage of Krave Massive [~ELV~] [Photo: Krave Massive]
450 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

4. Park on Fremont

506 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Park takes over the former Maharaja Hookah Lounge space and plans to feature a bar, beer garden and restaurant. Look for custom cocktails, an impressive beer selection and gastropub fare. The name comes from the parklike setting that inspires the space. Expect to find shabby-chic furniture, antique-style lampposts and a communal table in the shade of live oaks and extensive trellising. Look for a New Year’s Eve opening. Opening: Late 2012 · All Coverage of Park on Fremont [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]
506 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

5. Radio City Pizzeria

508 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Radio City Pizzeria now finds itself relocating from its shuttered Tivoli Village space to Downtown in the Fremont East District. No word on an opening date, but construction is under way. · All Coverage of Radio City Pizzeria [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]
508 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

6. Commonwealth

525 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Commonwealth looks for a November opening of its two-story “mixture of snooty English country home, distressed Boston pub and an urban rooftop garden.” Inside, the owners plan exposed original brick and wood beams with a long main bar and a vintage stuffed albino peacock reigning over the scene. Leather and wood seating will surround the lower level, while two stairwells lead up to the rooftop deck bedecked in carnival lights, a DJ booth and a second bar. The 6,000-square-foot bar plans to serve wine on tap and cocktails from tin camping cups. · All Coverage of Commonwealth [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]
525 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

7. Backstage Billiards

601 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Backstage Billiards plans to open a 4,000-square-foot pool hall with booths made from construction cases and gold records lining the walls. Last word on an opening date projected October. · All Coverage of Backstage Billiards [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]
601 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

8. Fremont Country Club

601 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Fremont Country Club plans to be a 10,000-square-foot live music venue with blues, rock and alternative bands paying three or four nights a week. Inside, find cow-skin ceilings, antler chandeliers and chrome horseshoes. The second floor will be home to an FM radio station showcasing acts that perform at the Fremont Country Club and Backstage Billiards.
Opening: October 2012 · All Coverage of Fremont Country Club [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]
601 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

9. Project M

106 S 6th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Restauranteur Michael Morton plans to open a 3,320-square-foot Mexican spot with American rock influences here. A patio and live acts four nights a week are on the agenda. Look for a March 2013 opening. · All Coverage of Project M [~ELV~] [Photo: Bradley Martin]
106 S 6th St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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