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November 24, 2014

“DANCER-TURNED-BARTENDER MIXES IT UP AT GOLDEN GATE

Las Vegas Magazine Profiles Our Own Valeria Covarrubias

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October 15, 2014

“VINTAGE VEGAS” TRAVEL PACKAGE TAKES GUESTS BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Golden Gate Invites Guests To Stay At The Las Vegas Original, Sip Classic Cocktails And Run With The Mob

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LAS VEGAS – October 15, 2014 – The Las Vegas original, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, invites guests to step back in time with a new “Vintage Vegas” package. The experience includes accommodations in the historic property’s newly upgraded rooms or sleek suites, classic cocktails at Bar Prohibition! and tickets to The Mob Museum.

Opening its doors in 1906 at One Fremont Street, Golden Gate sits across the street from the site of the railroad land auction that founded Las Vegas. With a rich history spanning the dry days of Prohibition, the glamour of The Rat Pack Era and the rise of a neon metropolis, Golden Gate has seen it all.

The new package takes guests back to where it all began in Downtown Las Vegas:

• One Swanky Joint – Accommodations For Two – Check-in at the hotel’s lobby where artifacts like Vegas’ first telephone and original guest and gaming records are on display. Thanks to a multi-million dollar upgrade, Golden Gate offers today’s guests all the luxuries of modern day while staying true to its roots, evident in design details such as Victorian era tin ceilings and statement wall papers inspired by the fringed dresses worn by flappers. Stay in one of Golden Gate’s recently updated original rooms or opt for a swank new suite, located in the new luxury tower. Each of the hotel’s suites feature Swing era-inspired pinstriped carpeting; Art Deco accents; and a photograph of an iconic Las Vegas celebrity, many of whom frequented Golden Gate.

• Toast to the Past – Two Classic Cocktails – Pull up a stool to Bar Prohibition! and enjoy a craft cocktail at the same bar once frequented by Frank, Sammy and Dean. Inspired by Vegas’ storied past, Golden Gate’s Vintage Cocktail Menu includes classic drinks with a modern twist like the Frankie Two Fingers, Italian Kiss and Flaming Side Car. The cocktails on the throwback menu are served in discreet coffee mugs, a method used by Prohibition drinkers to evade law enforcement. Hang around until 6 p.m. when Golden Gate’s gorgeous dancing dealers take over the nearby casino floor. Their vivacious spirit and sexy outfits are a bold take on the style worn by the liberated women of the 1920s.

• The Mob Life – Two Tickets – Get the lowdown on the dark side of Vegas’ past at The Mob Museum. This world-class destination dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. Shockingly true stories are brought to life with interactive exhibits and more than 600 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Objects on display include the infamous St. Valentine’s Massacre wall, the barber chair in which Gambino crime boss Albert Anastasia was murdered, real FBI wiretap recordings and a variety of artifacts belonging to famous Mobsters such as Al Capone, Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Ben “Bugsy” Siegel, Sam Giancana, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, Moe Dalitz, John Gotti and other notorious individuals.

Guests should request to upgrade to the Vintage Vegas package when booking their accommodations. Call (800) 426-1906 for package options.

About The Mob Museum
Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.com. Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMobMuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

About Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Opening in 1906 at One Fremont Street, Golden Gate’s legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s, the Rat Pack era and now the 21st century. Staying true to its roots, the property’s recent renovation draws inspiration from its colorful past, seamlessly blending old and new. Boasting a prime location under the lights of the Fremont Street Experience and three distinctive bars, the historic property delivers an experience that is authentic and energetic. Home to “The Original Las Vegas Shrimp Cocktail,” the boutique hotel and casino still serves the best tail in town! Golden Gate – where the past meets the future and the spirit of Las Vegas is very much alive.

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September 8, 2014

Forbes.com

10 TOP CLASSIC LAS VEGAS RESTAURANTS: VINTAGE GUIDE FOR HUNGRY VISITORS
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…Du-par’s: Most locals actually flock to this 24-hour coffee shop in the Golden Gate hotel downtown for its famously beloved pancakes, perennially rated the best in town, along with a vast slate of homemade pies. In true diner style, it has a huge menu, from breakfast to blue plate lunches to all sorts of dinner entrees, and a bakery list that goes on and on, but its classic status comes from one singular item, the shrimp cocktail. The Golden Gate was Las Vegas’ very first hotel (different name in 1906), and was assigned the first telephone number in Las Vegas (simply 1), sits at One Fremont Street, and among its many historic firsts was the 50-cent shrimp cocktail, launched in 1961 as part of a San Francisco/Fisherman’s Wharf rebranding theme. Shrimp was still widely considered a luxury at the time, and the affordable indulgence eventually gained fame worldwide when it reached 99-cents, taking its place alongside free drinks for gamblers as an icon of Las Vegas value and hospitality. It remains a steal at the 21st century price of $3.99, still a huge portion of small boiled shrimp served in a deep ice cream sundae glass with very spicy cocktail sauce. To eat this is to taste Vegas history.
Read the entire article here:Forbes.com

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September 6, 2014

VegasNews.com

GOLDEN GATE AND SISTER PROPERTY CELEBRATE DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS’ NEW ZIP LINE WITH “ZILLA-SIZED” OFFERINGS
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In celebration of the new SlotZilla zip line on the Fremont Street Experience, the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino introduce “ShotZilla” and “StackZilla.”

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ShotZilla. This gigantic green monster is sure to give riders 8 ounces of liquid courage before their flight beneath the bright lights of the Fremont Street Experience. The neon green libation will cost imbibers just $7and is a tasty blend of vodka, melon liqueur, Apple Schnapps and sweet and sour. Zip liners needing a boost of confidence before strapping in can guzzle the drink at D Bar at the D or celebrate their feat with a toast at OneBar at the Golden Gate.

StackZilla. Du-par’s, located inside of Golden Gate, dares diners to see how they “stack up” against a colossal tower of the restaurants’ fluffy, buttery pancakes – named the “Best Pancakes in America by Esquire Magazine. For $16.99, guests can take on the lofty challenge of consuming a towering stack of 10 hot cakes in 15 minutes or less. The only rule for this tasty challenge is that a fork must be used. Those who clean their plates will receive the mammoth meal on the house!

SlotZilla is a 12-story, slot machine-inspired zip line attraction located on the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. SlotZilla currently offers an exciting trip on a 77-foot high zip line that transports flyers halfway down the Fremont Street Experience. The upper level, opening soon, will take flight just outside the doors of the D and drop riders off at a platform outside Vegas’ original casino, the Golden Gate. Situated more than 10 stories high, the upper level will whisk flyers 1,750 feet via a “Zoomline” down the Fremont Street Experience at 40 miles per hour. Riders will fly over Vegas’ most exciting street “super-hero” style for an incredible view of the party that never ends.

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August 6, 2014

Las Vegas Weekly

WHY CHICKEN AND WAFFLES WHEN YOU CAN SHRIMP COCKTAIL AND PANCAKES?
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Photo: L.E. Baskow

There was a special connection between the Golden Gate and Du-par’s before the vintage Vegas casino brought the iconic LA coffee shop into the fold four years ago. California restaurateur Tiny Naylor was a partner in the group that bought the state’s oldest casino and transformed it into the Golden Gate in 1955. After the Naylor family bought the 70-year-old Du-par’s, bringing the classic greasy spoon to Vegas was a no-brainer.

Most importantly, this delicious union brought together two absolutely essential bites, a marriage of two iconic foods that would otherwise have never met. Plate-sized, fluffy, buttery pancakes, waiting to rapidly absorb buckets of maple syrup. A lovely sundae glass filled with plump, chilled ocean shrimp, doused in horseradish-laced cocktail sauce and decorated with a lemon wedge.

It’s questionable which is more famous. The Golden Gate shrimp cocktail has been served since 1959 and, while the price has risen to $3.99, is still a stalwart symbol of yesterday’s Vegas. Du-par’s pancakes have been singled out in Esquire and Saveur and are nothing less than an American breakfast institution. Together, they are the Voltron of hangover meals, too shiny and powerful to be ignored.
More at Las Vegas Weekly

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July 29, 2014

Haute Living

THE TOP FIVE DINERS IN LAS VEGAS
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Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery
This Downtown Vegas diner may serve breakfast all day, but we highly recommend the buttermilk pancakes. These light and fluffy flapjacks are rich and buttery, just the way they should be. Order up a short stack, pair it with a side of eggs and you have the perfect breakfast.
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April 5, 2014

About.com

THE GOLDEN GATE HOTEL & CASINO – THE BEST DEAL IN LAS VEGAS
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If you are looking for a great deal on a hotel room in Las Vegas the Golden Gate Hotel in Downtown is hard to beat. Yes, you would have to stay downtown but these days that is a good thing. The hotel is undergoing a huge transformation and if you walk through the casino you’ll see the changes. It’s alive with energy and the entire hotel and casino is starting to look like a very good alternative for those visitors seeking a budget friendly Las Vegas vacation.
Read the entire review at About.com

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April 1, 2014

GOLDEN GATE FIRST INSTALL OF RIVERBOAT ROULETTE IN UNITED STATES
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LAS VEGAS – Marking yet another “first” for Las Vegas’ original casino, Golden Gate will become home to the United States’ first-ever Riverboat Roulette, Double Luck Gaming’s new, award-winning table game.

On Tuesday, April 1 at 11 a.m., property and Double Luck Gaming executives will gather for Riverboat Roulette’s U.S. debut as they unveil the newest game to hit Las Vegas’ most historic casino floor.

The multi-spin variation of classic roulette was first revealed to the gaming industry at the 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas and has since been crowned one of the “Top New Table Games of 2013” by Casino Journal. Riverboat Roulette has been heralded as an innovative spin on a timeless classic. Although the game retains full functionality for traditional roulette play, it includes the option of multiple spin wagers thanks to six new colored neighborhoods on the wheel. Riverboat Roulette gained international popularity after its premiere in U.K. casinos last year and will now be available to Las Vegas guests exclusively at Golden Gate.

No stranger to the game of roulette, Golden Gate made history in October 2010 when the largest roulette spin in Las Vegas history – a whopping $250,000 – was made at the downtown property by cast members from MTV’s hit reality show “The Buried Life.” Now, Golden Gate invites players to try the newest way to spin and win with Riverboat Roulette.

“As Las Vegas’ original casino, we strive to be at the forefront of change in the gaming and hospitality industries,” said co-owner and CEO, Derek Stevens. “We’re excited to introduce an exciting new approach to one of the most popular games of all time. Because the game functions as traditional roulette and also offers a unique multiple-spin option, we’re confident the game will be well-received by many different players.”

Double Luck Gaming’s president of marketing and sales, Kevin Luck, added, “We’re pleased to bring Riverboat Roulette exclusively to Golden Gate and downtown Las Vegas. There are a lot of new and exciting things transpiring in the area and we want Riverboat Roulette to be a part of the transformation that’s happening there.”

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January 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS HOTELS BECOME FIRST CASINO PROPERTIES TO ACCEPT BITCOIN
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LAS VEGAS – January 21, 2014 – The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino located in downtown Las Vegas will become the first casino properties to accept Bitcoin. The D and Golden Gate will begin accepting the popular digital currency beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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October 29, 2013

VegasFlashes.com

VDF FAVORITE THINGS . . . TUESDAYS . . . HOSTED & PRODUCED BY BARBARA J NOSEK

THIS WEEK: 54 YEARS OLD, YET FRESH AS CAN BE
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“Eh? Talking here about the legendary shrimp cocktail at Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas.
Though, in fact, it’s quite the youngster compared to the property itself which is now 107. Its Du-Pars restaurant where the famous and so satisfying dish is served has also been honored as the place for “Best Pie in Las Vegas” and ”Best Pancakes in America.”
But back to that shrimp. It’s notable, for one thing, for its generous size, and for another for its plump fresher than fresh shrimp that’s been cooked just right, and as well for its just perfect kicky cocktail sauce.
For years it was sold for 99 cents and now has crept “all the way up” to $2.99. That is easily one of the top – and tastiest – deals in town.

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October 18, 2013

Wall Street Journal – JOURNAL CONCIERGE

Insider’s Travel Guide to Las Vegas

THE BEST RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, VIEWS, SHOPPING, ACTIVITIES AND MORE,…
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The Rock Star: Brandon Flowers – Front man of the Killers

Pancake House // Du-par’s. Located inside the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, this is a classic diner that also happens to have exquisite pancakes. Go for breakfast. Go for lunch. Go for dinner. Just don’t forget to order a stack or two. They are served 24/7 and are unreal. 1 Fremont St., du-pars.com