Over the past couple of years, there has been a massive transformation happening in downtown Las Vegas. The idea was to revitalize the once forgotten and sometimes unsafe area into a place where creativity thrives and people actually want to be. With plenty of new development, the area has garnered both local and national attention as the place to be in Las Vegas. Whether you are local or visiting, downtown offers a wide array of unique shops, restaurants and activities. Here are 4 new things to experience in downtown Las Vegas.
1. Pop Up Pizza
Conveniently located in the iconic and recently remodeled Plaza Hotel and Casino, this is the place to be if you are looking for a different twist on pizza. Pop Up Pizza uses only the freshest ingredients and offers a wide array of toppings and specialty pies. Another reason to check out Pop Up Pizza is because they offer the tastiest vegetarian and vegan pizza options as well as a number of sides including fried pickles.
2. Writer’s Block
Filling a much needed void for independent bookstores in the area, Writer’s Block fits perfectly into the unique personality of downtown. The store sells new book, stationary, board games, trinkets and toys. The intricate book store also features a back room which the owners intend to use for free writing workshops, book signings, club meetings and school field trips. Those who participate in the workshops will also have their books bound together by the store’s letterpress machine.
3. Makers & Finders
This unique Main St. shop fits perfectly into the quirky downtown vibe by incorporating both coffee and latin comfort food into their menu. The coffee is custom-blended craft coffee, brewed to order and directly sourced from different farms. The food comes tapa style and includes things like brussels sprouts with chorizo and the shop’s own version of shrimp ceviche. One of the greatest aspects of this shop is that it features a walk up area, a lounge area, tables for full service dining and a patio.
4. The Market
Not your average grocery store, The Market is smaller and offers up both a cafe and a craft beer section. Located in the Fremont East district, right before Container Park, The Market offers a great place for tourists and residents alike to grab a quick bite, or necessities such as milk, in a store that fits perfectly into the downtown vibe. Filling a much needed niche in the area, the store features everything from produce to kale chips and almost everything in between.
No matter what your plans are next time you find yourself in the area, make sure to stop by Pop Up Pizza for the best downtown pizza in Las Vegas to fuel all of your adventures.