Gold Spike is new again!

The Gold Spike is New Again

Will wonders ever cease?  A fan of the Podcast asked about the Gold Spike and I said it had been rehabilitated, cleaned up, fumigated and now back open for business.  A few of you scoffed at me when you heard that.

The Gold Spike was a downtown hole in the wall, smoke filled  joint with a flophouse making out like a hotel on top.  It was known for its cheap beer, cheaper women and the encouragement of chain smoking.  I am pretty sure it was also used as a test chamber for the effects of third hand smoke.  Anyone within 50 feet of the front entrance had a pretty good shot at catching something.

Well, like I said on the podcast that those days are gone.  Last year a brave soul stepped forward and bought the place.  Paid a pretty penny for it too!  The new owner, Stephen Siegel is serious about transforming the Gold Spike into a boutique and classy little joint.  And is on his way to proving that point.

Gold Spike is clean!
Just to prove the point,  I walked into the place and  could actually see more than five feet in front of me.  Look at the pictures… It’s a clean and shiny place with friendly people. Really! Almost like a new joint.

Trust me, this wasn’t just a duct tape and bleach redo like some other joints.  Nope.  This was a strip’em to the walls and floor and start over type pf clean up.  They aren’t really done with it all, they still have some work left on it.  But what a difference it makes so far.

Now if they would only do something with that other problem child next door, the Lady Luck… That’s the new eyesore!

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony is The Vegas Tourist! Popular Tourism Ambassador, a frequent contributor to Las Vegas forums as well as travel media and bloggers. Loves to help people discover new things to see, do and experience while visiting Las Vegas and Beyond!


  1. I love the Gold Spike! I was staying with a girlfriend a couple nights ago and she won a free night! Turns out they’re doing it every night in April! You register every day you stay and in the morning, it might have been free! =)

  2. I work at the Gold Spike and you should see it now. The pool and outside hotel is open now , everything was re-vamped. Also, they are now working on LL , yes.

  3. I am glad to hear that that the Gold Spike is cleaned up. Good for downtown. I was thinking the same thing about the Lady Luck eyesore. Too late for us anyway we are out of the timeshare there. I still like Downtown though so I hope it keeps improving.

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