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Mob Vegas: 11 Ways to See the Sin City of the '60s & '70s... Today

Published On 03/01/2015 Published On 03/01/2015
Denise Truscello
Golden Steer Steakhouse
Las Vegas News Bureau
Las Vegas News Bureau
Bob Taylor’s Ranch House
Neon Museum
Jerry Metellus
Battista’s Hole in the Wall
Downtown Grand
Mob Museum
Caesar’s Entertainment
Piero’s Italian Cuisine
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1. Golden Steer Steakhouse 308 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (Off Strip)

Opened in 1958, GS's served some greats -- like Nat "King" Cole, Joe DiMaggio & Elvis Presley -- over the years, and's home to "The Best Steaks on Earth". ON EARTH!! So, twist your arm, guess you'll just have to go and see if that trademark's really true.

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2. Binion’s Gambling Hall 128 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Binion's is the original home of World Series of Poker, offering gaming, cigar lounge & Elvis memorabilia.

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3. Venetian Resort & Casino 3355 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

A staple in the Vegas resort empire, the Venetian rocks world class accommodations (five diamonds, and diamonds are totally better than stars!), plus killer eats from Delmonico's, Rockhouse, and more.

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4. Bob Taylor’s Ranch House 6250 Rio Vista St, Las Vegas, NV 89130

This wood-paneled, ranch-style resto serves mesquite grilled steaks and seafood.

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5. The Neon Museum 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Downtown)

The Neon Museum is most famous for being the keepers of all the iconic, historic signs and marquees that (as Starship would say) built this city.

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6. Battista's Hole In The Wall 4041 Linq Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Off Strip)

This Italian joint offers red-sauce classics, all-you-can-drink wine with every meal, plus there's a wandering accordion player who helps set the mood.

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7. Downtown Grand Las Vegas 206 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Downtown)

A staple in the Downtown hotel scene, the Grand features top of the line amenities with dozens of bars, restaurants, and entertainment options. The rooftop bar, Citrus, wants to project a little more vitamin C (or is it vitamin D?) into your life with the sunshine you'll find doing outdoors activities and relaxing by the pool area. There's cornhole, table tennis, and foosball to keep you busy among the trees and gardens. The bar that lines that patio has been transformed into a massive lemonade stand, with boozy concoctions and refreshing cocktails

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8. Mob Museum 300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegeas, NV 89101 (Downtown)

Taking over the former federal courthouse that once held the Kefauver Committee hearings, this 41,000sqft shrine to organized crime is headed by a former FBI special agent of 24 years, and will assault patrons with a pool cue slew of multimedia, multi-sensory exhibits detailing the rise of the Mob, its arrival in Vegas (including its ties to the Gaming Control Board), and its battles with J. Edgar Hoover and several other do-gooders whose sexuality wasn't provocative enough to warrant a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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9. Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino 3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

The grandaddy of all Las Vegas casinos, Caesar's Palace is an icon in its own right. The massive Parthenon-like resort boasts regular rooms and deluxe fantasy suites, a cavernous and varied casino, premium shopping, live entertainment (ranging from Celine Dion to Elton John), and a conveniently located chapel should anyone have too much fun.

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10. Piero's Italian Cuisine 355 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

It opened more than 30 years ago and has been serving awesome Italian fare ever since. Pia Zadora performs in the lounge on weekends

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