White Castle is Coming to Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas

Brace yourself. This blog has learned exclusively that White Castle, the Official Burger Joint of Profoundly Drunk People, will soon open a second Las Vegas location, this time on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

White Castle Las Vegas

Yes, that White Castle. The one with the phallic imagery in its advertising. We’ll wait.

Las Vegas lost its collective nut when a White Castle opened inside Casino Royale on The Strip in early 2015. Lines stretched down Las Vegas Boulevard as White Castle fans flocked to the restaurant popular for its small, square hamburgers known for their ability to lift the spirits while cleansing the colon.

White Castle Fremont Street

Oh, like you didn’t see that coming.

Soon, denizens of downtown Las Vegas will have a White Castle to call their own.

The new White Castle is slated to open in the space currently occupied by the Harley-Davidson store at the corner of Fremont Street and 4th Street, at the east end of the Fremont Street Experience canopy.

Fremont White Castle

The new White Castle will sit in a prime location at what many consider the “entrance” to Fremont Street Experience. Think of it as the labial fold of Fremont Street. Or something less awkward, whatever works for you.

After an extensive analysis of the White Castle business model, and the typical Fremont Street patron, we have determined the new White Castle will rake in approximately a bajillion dollars in its first six months of operation.

No, really. A bajillion.

In much less interesting news, the Harley-Davidson store isn’t expected to close when White Castle opens. The space will be split between the two enterprises.

White Castle Las Vegas

The White Castle at Casino Royale sold an astonishing 4,000 burgers an hour during its first 12 hours of operation. Expect the same at the Fremont Street location.

As mentioned, this is the second full-scale White Castle restaurant to open in Las Vegas.

Previously, slider-lovers could get White Castle burgers inside the now-closed Mermaids, but that location basically served the same re-heated burgers you can get in a grocery store’s freezer section.

The new White Castle in downtown Las Vegas hasn’t been officially announced, so there’s no opening date available yet.

Fun fact: Those craving White Castle on Fremont Street will find it beneath a vintage sign reading “Trader Bill’s.” Keep in mind there is no Trader Bill’s. Trader Bill’s was a thing at one time, though. The Trader Bill’s gift shop was a fixture downtown for 85 years before it morphed into its current iteration. Thankfully, the old-timey sign survived.

Trader Bill's

If they ever take this down, we’re grabbing it for your den. Which we don’t currently have, but let’s not get bogged down in details.

The new White Castle restaurant on Fremont Street is sure to be the go-to spot for those with serious drunchies, or an eye for value, when visiting downtown Las Vegas.

Expect more details about the new White Castle soon, and you’re welcome. Or we’re sorry. We know how you are.

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  • Sam The Spam

    They can stand up a White Castle, and a $1B White Elephant (Adelson’s proposed tax-funded football stadium) — but not a Las Vegas Waffle House.

    I WANT MY WAFFLE HOUSE!!

    PASS A SPECIAL TAX ON WAFFLES TO PAY FOR IT!! ONLY WAFFLE-EATING TOURISTS WILL HAVE TO PAY!!

    • Steven Brown

      Waffle House is missing a golden opportunity by not being in the Las Vegas market. They have locations in the Phoenix area, but who’s going to drive 4+ hours from Vegas for some scattered, smothered and covered goodness? In some ways, they’d be perfect as a dining option at a casino because they get folks in and out pretty quickly.

      • Not familiar with that one, but the smart money would bet it’ll be in Vegas, eventually!

    • Must learn more about this Waffle House, thanks.

      • Funkhouser

        Don’t forget its bastard cousin…Waffle Steak. Home of the best $2.99 slab of meat found by the roadside.

  • Funkhouser

    On a side note, I heard the long awaited sh1tter upgrade at Neonopolis will be moving forward from the anticipated uptick in traffic White Castles will bring to that side of Fremont street.

  • DSchwartz99lv

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bddf94c310bff4c11e8dfef03a59114615a9b552416509d10bc14a53bc949559.png “Las Vegas lost its collective nut when a White Castle opened inside Casino Royale on The Strip in early 2015.”

    Collective Nut! That would be a great band name! Bring on #2 White Castle! One of the times we went there, an employee said that they were looking into building a standalone White Castle on Boulder Highway. I don’t know how true that was, but only time will tell. BTW, I think I found your car a few nights ago Scott.

    • Too good! Thanks for sharing that.

      • DSchwartz99lv

        You’re welcome! I thought you would love it!

  • Vegasbymonday

    Hey, those that stay downtown because they can’t afford strip prices deserve diarrhea too! Now my wife and I will have to play “drunk or castled” when we see people b-lining on Fremont.

  • Mike L

    Awesome!! Last time I had White Castles downtown was when the ElCo was passing them out at the machines.

  • Bouldersteve

    COOL..nice alternative to Micky D’s at the D.

  • Lewmoore

    I don’t really get the hype and hysteria for White Castle. I mean, you already have In-N-Out Vegas…this place is just terrible compared to that! I live in a city that has Krystal (southern version of this garbage) and White Castle (northern version of this garbage) and it’s unlikely I’d go to either once in a year…maybe once every 3 years. Of course, we DO have lots of Waffle Houses and Chick-fil-A’s which are each glorious in their own right. All that being said, more quick and convenient food options downtown are always a good thing.

    • Taylor Morales

      Simply because you dont like something doesnt mean there are not others who will enjoy it. In-n-out burger is not remotely similar to white castle, there is room in Vegas for both. I grew up eating white castle and lived for years in Florida near Krystal. A late night and a couple drinks both places are ideal. This should be a hit near Fremont Street. Not to mention it will create jobs for those seeking that type of work.

  • Photoncounter

    Being 60 years old I have eaten one White Castle burger. Ordered the four and fries somewhere outside St Louis, MO maybe 20 years ago. What I put in my mouth reminded me of the smell you get when you open a can of Alpo dog food. Two or three chews and I spit it out. I doubt that’s beef. I threw away the rest.

    Most horrible experience at fast food ever and I’ve traveled extensively in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. You cannot get me drunk enough to try another.

    The Waffle House is a solid favorite that would not fit in town. Stores are too small. The counter seats about ten and another 20 at tables. They would be mobbed. I’ve never seen a big Waffle House, just a small one as they have just the one grill and chef to keep things fast and simple. They’d have to come in with 25 plus stores but would be very successful and welcome!

    • Yeah, that’s a fairly common reaction to White Castle, but the people who love it really, really love it!