The memory of all that: Can you still find Sinatra in Vegas?

Aug 23, 2016 591

by Russell Contreras

Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. The final tower of the famed Riviera Hotel and Casino has fallen, and the Sands Hotel and Casino is long gone. A tribute show to the Rat Pack draws mainly retirees. True, Sinatra's Sin City presence is fading, and many sites connected to Ol' Blue Eyes long have disappeared. But Sinatra fans can still locate pieces of his Las Vegas legacy with a little homework.

In downtown Las Vegas, amid the street performers and costumed superheroes taking selfies with visitors, Sinatra aficionados can have a drink at a bar reportedly frequented by the Rat Pack — the name given to Sinatra and his pals, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. The Bar Prohibition inside the historic Golden Gate Hotel and Casino is surrounded by black and white photos of the trio. The venue even has a sign that says, "Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin drank here. Make your own history at Bar Prohibition!"

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