Downtown Las Vegas is the Place to be for the NFL Draft!


The Downtown Vegas Alliance and the city of Las Vegas announces a number of special offers from downtown hotels, businesses and venues during the NFL Draft, April 28-30.

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With more than 500,000 people expected to attend the NFL Draft Experience on the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas offers a great, fun, and easily accessible option for taking in all the action, as well as special offers during NFL Draft weekend at select venues. In some cases, there is no cover charge to attend and enjoy NFL Draft watch parties in the downtown area.


With no shortage of fun places to share the Draft experience with like-minded football fans, Downtown Las Vegas is also home to Brewery Row, the city’s most dynamic hot spot for craft beer; the Arts District, a vibrant and electic home to the creative class with many restaurants and bars; and the Fremont East Entertainment District, a lively area just east of Las Vegas Blvd. with many outdoor eateries, bars and exciting nightlife.


“Downtown Las Vegas stands ready to welcome with open arms all NFL Draft watchers,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, City of Las Vegas. “After your team picks its next star, it’s time for you to be a VIP when you experience all our city has to offer. Jump on the free Downtown Loop shuttle and visit all of the fabulous restaurants, bars, museums, casinos, attractions and hot spots. We invite everyone downtown – you won’t be disappointed!”


All Downtown Las Vegas NFL Draft offers can be found here.


  • Circa Resort & Casino, 8 Fremont Street, hosts Draft Watch parties throughout the weekend: April 28 starting at 5 p.m.; April 29 starting at 4 p.m.; April 30 starting at 9 a.m.
  • At Stadium Swim, reserved spots are available for the Pro Football Draft Watch Party on April 28 and 29. Chill in one of Stadium Swim’s six pools while watching the draft on the venue’s massive 40-foot-tall high-definition screen. Info and tickets at
  • At Circa Sportsbook, enjoy the ultimate Pro Football Draft Day experience featuring the venue’s three stories and a 78-million mega pixel screen with full audio on April 28. Info and tickets at


  • Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, 206 N. 3rd, hosts an NFL Draft Watch Party on April 28 starting at 11 a.m. at the Citrus Grand Pool Deck. There is no admission fee. In addition to draft viewing, there will be drink specials, live DJ, drawings for shares of $5,000 in William Hill sports bets, official gear giveaways and more. Drink specials will be available throughout the weekend. Info at


  • Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 129 E. Fremont St., Troy Liquor Bar hosts a nightly “Get Your Draft On” party, April 28-30, with doors opening at 9 p.m. and a live DJ starting at 10 p.m. No cover; table reservations and bottle service available at


  • The Mob Museum, located at 300 Stewart Avenue, will offer a $5 discount off general admission on April 28 for all those wearing an NFL jersey. The Museum is open on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the offer is valid at the box office only (no online tickets sales to receive the discount). Info at


  • Art Houz Theaters, 814 S. 3rd Street, will screen the NFL Draft live on one of its luxury theater screens.Tickets are $10 each with a $50 food and beverage minimum per person.  NFL Draft Watch tickets available at the box office only.  Info at


  • Fremont Street Experience, 425 E. Fremont St., hosts a jam-packed weekend of free concerts and shows on all three stages. At 2 p.m. April 28-29, an NFL-themed production show called “Grid Iron Girls” runs daily with a noon start time on April 30. The show is followed by a series of free concerts on all stages that runs through 3 a.m.  On April 29, a special Bruno Mars tribute band, Bruno & the Hooligans, is on Stage 2 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Information at


  • Dayvid Figler and Rae Lathrop

    DF: Downtown was great as a kid and it is even greater as an adult. I love all of downtown’s hidden gems, its vibrancy, history and sense of connection. Rae is relatively newer to Las Vegas, but just as passionate about downtown. Downtown lends itself to the shared experience, and as a couple we both love seeing this part of the city through each other's eyes. Photo: Lucky Wenzel


  • Rob Ponte

    Some of the best nights I’ve experienced started out with no plan other than walking around to check out what’s going on. The great thing about having so many bars and restaurants downtown is the ability to move around if you’re not feeling the vibe in one place. There are plenty of options just outside the door. Photo: Lucky Wenzel

  • Brandon Wiegand

    The downtown Las Vegas of today has much to attract residents - a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene, growing diversity of businesses, and major centers of art and culture. Plus, living downtown I am easily within walking or biking distance of it all. Photo: Lucky Wenzel

  • Hank Gordon, Chairman of Laurich Properties

    It is always a pleasure to deal with the city of Las Vegas’ economic development department. The staff is really interested in helping create a positive business environment to work with.

  • Jonathan Jenkins, Founder & CEO of OrderWithMe

    As our company continues its rapid growth, we quickly realized the need to set up a formal U.S. headquarters. We explored multiple cities and were about to make the move to San Francisco, and then we heard about the complete reinvention of downtown Las Vegas. Coming from China where things are booming and growing, we love that downtown Vegas now has a similar vibe of energy and change. Not only is there an exciting tech community here and much lower costs than the Bay Area, but we love the fact that almost every industry group brings their conventions to our front door once a year.

  • Andy Hsieh, Owner of Lux Delux

    We love the vibrancy and energy of Las Vegas, and downtown is at the heart of it all. That's why we've launched our mobile platform with a focus on downtown. This is an exciting time in Las Vegas history, where community, commerce and technology are all converging at once. Downtown is our city's hidden gem.

  • Ramesh Srinivasan, Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Partnerships of SocialWellth

    We chose to relocate from the suburbs to downtown for several reasons. Our brand image and that of downtown’s mesh perfectly. The new downtown Las Vegas reflects a more hip, startup, social media-style image. Additionally, downtown’s emerging technology corridor, anchored by Zappos, is an environment that enhances our ability to recruit the types of technical skill sets required for our continued growth and success.

  • Mark Brandenburg, President of Golden Gate

    I think downtown Las Vegas is a unique blend of intimacy and great energy. Plus, in contrast to The Strip, it’s so easy to walk around…The Golden Gate has been here for over 100 years and with all the changes going on downtown, it feels like a new era. It truly is a renaissance—the rebirth of a classic.

  • Roberto Mendoza, Co-owner of Banger Brewing

    The city has been great in helping us with the licensing and procedures necessary to start a business. There hasn't been a brewery built in the city of Las Vegas for probably 10 years. So for them it hasn't been a typical ‘cut and paste’ thing. We're something different. It was a team work process to get us opened – a lot of talk and listening on both sides. And now the city started opening up the doors for other breweries once we were up and running. Good news for us and good news for the future. (Photo: Lucky Wenzel)

  • Alexandra Epstein, Executive Vice President of El Cortez Casino Hotel

    This downtown area… is emerging and where many events are happening.

  • Meghan Mossler, Owner of Stitch Factory

    The city and the department of economic development have been very helpful to us and all the other downtown business owners. It’s such a community here, and everyone asks you what you need. That kind of help launching a business is amazing and priceless.

  • Pamela Dylag, Co-owner of Velveteen Rabbit

    The city is so supportive of new businesses. Things are popping up constantly. (Photo: Lucky Wenzel)

  • Marc Abelman, CFO & Co-owner of Inside Style

    Downtown is becoming very much in demand…there’s a limited supply. Run fast, don’t walk.

  • Sam Cherry, CEO of Cherry Development

    For a while, downtown was one of the only places in the valley you would see cranes when you drove around. It was nice that city government stepped up and the private sector married with the public sector to create amazing projects that filled the gap. That was very important for us.

  • Johnny Jimenez, Owner of Toy Shack of Las Vegas

    Our business is booming amid the foot traffic on Fremont Street, and we’ve started to see how tourists are falling in love with downtown as they discover it. In the past year, we’re increasingly hearing things like, ‘Wow, next time we’ll stay downtown instead of on The Strip,’ or ‘We’ve visited downtown many times, but this is the first year we’ve actually stayed in a downtown hotel.’ They like that there is more to do within a smaller walking radius.

  • Rich Worthington, President and CEO of The Molasky Group of Companies

    Historically, downtown Las Vegas has not been a top destination for many locals, but in recent years… that trend is reversing itself. Given all the recent openings and progress, there’s much to explore and experience downtown.