Why Do The 20-Somethings Get All The Cool Places? Commonwealth Downtown Las Vegas

Published On March 4, 2013 | By Toni Spilsbury | Downtown Project, Entertainment, Las Vegas Visitors Guide, Restaurants

Symbols of Tony’s Hsieh’s success to revitalize Downtown Las Vegas are becoming more and more visible.

On a recent trip to Downtown, the ladies of Recess and I decided to stop in at the new hot spot, Commonwealth, to check it out.  Gracing the corner of 6th & Fremont across from The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, this enchanting pub embodies everything that Downtown Las Vegas is quickly becoming.  The exterior beckons you with its patio strung with lights where live music and laughing can be heard.  Inside, edgy art and dramatic lighting create an energetic hip atmosphere.

Commonwealth Las Vegas

Commonwealth Las Vegas

After finding a spot to sit down, the girls and I admire the decor and snap some photos for our blogs… say “Instagram”!  It takes all of about two minutes to realize the significant age gap between us and everyone else.  “Man”, I whine, “Why do the 20-somethings get all the cool places to hang out?”  The truth is that Commonwealth is a great place to relax and chat without blaring loud music, unless you’re on the roof.

Our twelve-year-old cocktail waitress appeared, “What can I get you?” Commonwealth Las Vegas

“I’ll have a White Russian?” asks Melly.

“I’m sorry, we don’t have milk,” replies the girl.

“Well, I’ll have a coffee with Baileys and Grand Marnier,” I request.

“I’m sorry, we don’t have coffee,” she apologizes again.

What do 21 year olds drink these days?

I can’t speak for the entire drink menu or wine list (if there is one), but our martinis were not bad.

I’m also not sure if they serve food because I didn’t see a menu or anyone eating.  Perhaps patrons can head over to The Beat for a peanut butter & jelly with bacon and jalepenos sandwich if they get hungry.  Doesn’t that sound good?

What they may lack in food or beverage choices, the Commonwealth certainly makes up for in ambiance.


Commonwealth Las Vegas


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Commonwealth Las Vegas

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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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