Looking for an escape from hotel restaurants and crowded malls? Keep your eyes peeled for the spectacular fire-spewing praying mantis sculpture guarding Downtown Container Park. Constructed from more than 40 shipping containers (did the name give it away?), the indie complex offers unique local shops, bars and restaurants such as the Art Box, selling reasonably priced local work, Pinches Tacos, an authentic Mexican spot, and Oak & Ivy whiskey bar. There’s also an event stage and a kids’ play area.
|Venue name:||Downtown Container Park|
707 Fremont St
|Cross street:||between S 7th and S 8th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Dining: Sun–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–1am. Retail: Mon–Thu 11am–9pm; Fri, Sat 11am–9pm; Sun 11am–8pm.|