While the nightclub hopes to attract tourists, the emphasis is on locals
Follow our friend @dtlv for all the news and happenings in Downtown Las Vegas.
Party animals have a new home in 700 Fremont. The multifaceted venue, which soft opened last week with a grand opening slated for May 4, features a bar, restaurant and rooftop nightclub all in one building.
The first floor is home to the Crooked Cricket cocktail bar and Fremont Food Truck, a restaurant with a faux food truck facade that boasts four distinct concepts: Bazooka Burgers, Corneys Dogs, Royal Pie Pizza and La Guera Loca. Led by Chef Andrea Van Willigan. Fremont Food Truck opens May 1 and was designed to deliver quality food in a convenient, street alley-like setting.
While the first floor offers a more low-key escape, the main action takes place on the rooftop. Starting May 1, the rooftop will function as a bar and co-working space. At night, it turns into Zoo Rooftop Nightclub, a booming hotspot with a rotating roster of DJs. “All animals are welcome,” its tagline states.
“We’re on Fremont Street,” C.J., co-owner of 700 Fremont, says. “It’s kind of like a zoo out here.”
A Vegas nightlife veteran, 700 Fremont is C.J.’s first Downtown venture. “I don’t have a big corporate guy to talk to. We have no casino to worry about. We can push the boundaries here,” he says.
From the look of things, C.J.’s doing it right. He tapped artists such as Israel SepuLVeda, Amber Marie Ariel Morsicato, Snipt and Pretty Done to envelop the entire space in street art. C.J. plans to rotate the art.
“Someone’s got something they want to do, here’s your canvas, have some fun,” C.J. says.
While C.J. hopes to attract tourists, the emphasis is on locals. It’s part of the reason he came to DTLV. “95 percent of our customers we’ll see tomorrow, next week, next month. It’s nice to be able to grow the community,” he says.
700 Fremont breathes new life to the long-vacant Turmeric space, which shuttered before the start of the pandemic.
“If you’re thinking ‘Fremont,’ we want you to think of 700 Fremont,” C.J. says. “You’ll have a spot for a great bite, beer or cocktail. Upstairs, you’ll have a great view. At night, you’ll have one of the craziest parties going.”
700 Fremont will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily and Zoo Nightclub is currently open Thursday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.