The Sand Dollar Downtown Lounge Grows Closer to its Grand Opening

The Downtown venue transforms a 4,000-square-foot events space to match the vibe of the Spring Mountain location

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The Sand Dollar Downtown is almost here! The iconic Chinatown live music destination and bar opens its second location at Plaza Hotel and Casino next month, with a soft opening slated for May 4 and a grand opening celebration on May 26.

Open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily with a projected 200 to 300 person capacity, The Sand Dollar Downtown will bring live music to the Plaza seven nights a week, giving locals and hotel guests a new late night hangout. ⁠

“We’ve always wanted to drive late night business on the property,” Ryan Rowland, Director of Food and Beverage at the Plaza, says. “We felt this was a great opportunity to do that. We all love the brand, and the space itself is a perfect fit.”⁠

What The Sand Dollar Las Vegas is Bringing to Downtown

In the works for nearly a year, The Sand Dollar Downtown transforms a 4,000-square-foot events space to match the vibe and look of the Spring Mountain location. It features a 20-seat bar with eight gaming machines, pool tables, beer and champagne vending machines, 75-inch TVs, booth seating and a stage. Custom art will be added throughout the space. Like the original, there will be pizza, too, with Plaza’s award-winning Pop Up Pizza serving personal pan pizzas.

“You’ll see a lot of similarities to the original location,” Ryan says. ⁠

The Plaza’s gone to great lengths to bring the Sand Dollar’s spirit to the property, so much so that they’ve knocked down a wall to create an entrance on Main Street so that visitors don’t have to walk through the casino. That entrance will feature a black brick facade and awning like the original location, but with a gold-mirrored hallway with ceiling lights like Plaza’s iconic Main Street sidewalk leading to the lounge.⁠

“We want it to look like it’s been here a while. We still want that hole in the wall look,” Sand Dollar co-owner Nathan Grates says.⁠

He and co-owner Anthony Jamison wanted to bring The Sand Dollar to DTLV because “it fits the culture of Downtown,” Nathan says.⁠

Keep an Eye Out for Upcoming Sand Dollar Lounge Events

“It’s the type of music environment that people would enjoy. It complements the Fremont energy and atmosphere, and provides people that upscale, unpretentious craft cocktail experience,” Nathan says.


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