I always love a friends birthday as an excuse to a head to warmer climate for a few days. Vegas can be tons of fun, for me it was about exploring O F F The Strip! Both the new Arts District and Freemont East are short Uber rides from the strip and full of eclectic stores, restaurants, galleries and coffee shops.
A 10 minute Uber ride off the strip. The downtown Las Vegas Arts District is an up-and coming area that is full of art galleries, boutique coffee shops and retro/thrift stores.
Makers & Finders – coffee shop and cafe
Bright and stylish spot with amazing coffee and yummy latin fare. Great spot for breakfast.
1120 S Main St, Las Vegas NV
Buffalo Exchange –
High-end thrift store. Products displayed beautifully. I scored here!
1209 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Vesta Coffee Roasters –
Urban contmeporay feel, they roast the coffee in the back
1114 S. Casino Center Blvd. #1 Las Vegas, NV 89104
A 15 minute Uber drive from the strip, covered in street art, and full of cool bars and restaurants. Just up the road from here is Fremont Street which is a less crazy version of the Strip.
Public Us – start here and make your way towards Fremont
Strong neighborhood vibe, farm to table fare and great coffee.
1126 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Turmeric Flavors of India
Delicious Indian food, so many yummy options. Great prices
700 E. Fremont Street, Su #A
Places Worth Going
Lotus of Siam – take an uber, in a strip mall, not a nice area.
The best thai food I have E V E R had. We went for lunch. They have an impressive wine cellar.
953 E. Sahara Ave. Ste A5, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Great for a leisurely brunch. Lounge outside on the chic patio. Feels more like Santa Monica then the middle of the strip!
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. – located in the Aria Hotel