The Downtown Restaurant That Used to Be a Hotel Pool

Oscar’s Steakhouse, at downtown’s Plaza hotel, not only bears the name of one of Sin City’s most distinctive personalities, it also has one of the city’s most distinctive exteriors.

Oscar's Steakhouse could easily be used as a prop in "Men in Black 4."

Oscar’s Steakhouse could easily be used as a prop in “Men in Black 6.”

Oscar’s was opened in partnership with former Mayor Oscar Goodman, whose background as a mob lawyer, and 12-year run as mayor of Las Vegas, is the stuff of legend.

The restaurant itself has a colorful background, too. In fact, it used to be the hotel’s pool!

The Plaza's pool, back in the day.

The Plaza’s pool, back in the day.

So, the next time you dine or drink at Oscar’s Steakhouse, don’t forget your floaties.

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