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Things To Do at and Near The D Las Vegas

The D boasts a prime location on the Fremont Street Experience and is known for its party atmosphere and 2-level casino.

While The D only came into existence in 2012, the property has spent time as both “Sundance” in the 1980s, and more recently “Fitzgerald’s” until 2012. Owned by brothers Greg and Derek Stevens, the D operates under the same “Club One” loyalty program as sister properties Golden Gate and Circa.

While other resorts in Las Vegas have a corporate feel, The D, and the Stevens’ other downtown casinos are just the opposite.

In fact, you can commonly find Derek posted up at The D’s Longbar catching a game, sipping a cocktail, and interacting with customers. That type of owner involvement, and care, to be in touch with the customer base is impressive.

Below, I’ll dive into some of the more popular things to do at The D, including activities located nearby.

Things To Do at The D Las Vegas

Eat a great steak: An Italian Steakhouse, Andiamo is in the top tier of dining options in downtown Las Vegas and makes for a great date night destination.

While Andiamo’s menu can be viewed here, a typical steak will set you back $50-$100 with the 32 oz. Tomahawk Long Bone Ribeye Steak weighing in at $140.

Pool time: The D’s pool is fine, but it isn’t one that I would describe as impressive. Fortunately for those who enjoy some time by the water, hotel guests at The D receive complimentary access to the stunning Stadium Swim rooftop pool at Circa. It’s worth the walk.

Circa Las Vegas Stadium Swim
You deserve this. Make the walk to Circa.

Sigma Derby: While a few other downtown casinos offer coin-operated slot and video poker games, nothing measures up to the legendary Sigma Derby mechanical horse racing game at The D.

If you’re unfamiliar, players insert quarters and attempt to pick the winning horse combination. The mechanical horses then race right in front of you.

It’s a blast. No quarters? No problem. The D offers a bill breaker steps away.

Sigma Derby
Sigma Derby at The D

Enjoy The D’s unique bars: While most Las Vegas casinos offer numerous bars, few theme theirs like The D.

Upstairs, Bar Canada specializes in hockey, Canadian food, and drink options. Steps away, Vue Bar is known for its bar-top video poker with favorable pay tables when compared to others across Vegas.

Downstairs, Longbar is as its name implies. Long. Complete with bartop gaming and an ample amount of TVs, it could be the perfect place to catch the game you just bet on.

Play Keno: Head upstairs to The D’s second-floor casino to play live keno, a simple game that tasks players with guessing which of 80 numbered balls will be pulled from a bowl. Although the game does have a large house advantage when compared to other casino games, it can be a fun way to spend some time wagering a little with the hope of making a lot.

Kiss the Blarney Stone: Also upstairs is a piece of the actual Blarney Stone from the Blarney Castle in Ireland.

While the legend dictates you need to kiss the stone upside down, I recommend giving that bad boy a good rub down instead. When it comes to acquiring luck, it can’t hurt, right?

Blarney Stone at The D
Blarney Stone at The D

Eat Cheap: While Andiamo is fantastic, it’s not cheap and certainly not quick. Note that The D does offer cheap eats at American Coney Island, which makes for a great late-night snack after a day of debauchery.

American Coney Island Exterior at The D
Trust me, nothing hits the spot after a long night in Vegas.

Related: A rundown of cheap places to eat downtown Las Vegas.

Ideas For Things To Do Near The D

Given The D’s location in the heart of downtown, you’ll have easy access to the overhead canopy light show and live entertainment stages. View Fremont Street’s live entertainment calendar.

Fremont Street Canopy

If museum attractions are your jam, I recommend checking out the Neon Museum, which is home to historic Las Vegas casino signing from yesteryear.

Neon Musem during the day
Credit: The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

I recently stopped by The Neon Museum’s evening Brilliant! Jackpot display, which brings old signs to life with projection technology – It’s impressive!

Large Illuminated letters that spell "STAR" which were once signage for the Stardust.
The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Mob Museum documents the Mob’s involvement in Las Vegas and the nation as a whole. Taking about 2 hours to fully absorb, The Mob Museum is room after room of interesting tidbits, exhibits, displays, etc.

Check out my recent Mob Museum review, with plenty of pictures!

Exterior of the Mob Museum in Las Vegas on a sunny day

After checking out the Mob Museum, make sure to stop by their hidden speakeasy for a drink.

Green door marking the entrance to the Underground Speakeasy
Find this door, and you’ve found the entrance.

Ranking among the more popular non-gambling things to do downtown is the SlotZilla Zipline, which sends riders flying between the neon canyon of Fremont Street.

I recently rode and reviewed the higher SlotZilla Zoomline and enthusiastically recommend it to anyone looking for a burst of adrenaline.

A 11 story zipline tower designed to look like a slot machine.
Going up!

Fans of Las Vegas history will also enjoy chasing down some of these notable historic artifacts and sites sprinkled across Fremont Street, with some of the coolest calling Golden Gate home.

Golden Gate Casino exterior
Golden Gate – Historic

4 Queens, located next door, has the largest collection of Silver Strike slot machines in Vegas which spits out souvenir collectible tokens.

Silver Strike Slot Macine
This is what you’re looking for.

Get more inspiration for things to do in downtown Las Vegas here!

At the end of the day, I trust you won’t have any trouble finding things to do at The D and nearby on Fremont Street.

Related: Staying Downtown Vs. The Strip, a comparison.

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