As the party city of the world, it’s no surprise that Las Vegas has a thriving gay and lesbian party scene. There’s fabulous bars and some amazing clubs. The only problem is the lack of a true gayborhood that other gay capitals like San Francisco enjoy. In the same vein, it hasn’t quite got the gay history that a lot of other cities enjoy. Las Vegas’ gay pride parade, for instance, is only around two decades old. That being said there are still some amazing places to enjoy when you visit. And if you’re gay and like to party, Las Vegas should definitely be on your hit list. If you’re heading here soon, here are all of the gay bars and clubs in Las Vegas that you need to visit. Trust us!
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The Las Vegas Gay Scene
Bastille on 3rd
Remodeled in 2015 and formerly known as Snick’s Place, Bastille on 3rd is known as the oldest gay bar in town. It’s also the only gay bar in the Arts District. Thanks to the refurb, Bastille now has a cosy pub ambiance. Like all of the places on this list, there are loads of drink deals to keep the alcohol flowing cheaply. A staggering 13 hour happy hour is available from 11am to 7pm, and a daily special between 8pm and 2am means you’re practically guaranteed to have a good time at Bastille.
700 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
This is one of the newest LGBTQ Clubs to hit the strip and it’s already one of the best. There’s a huge nightclub, as well as three bars and a state-of-the-art sound system. You can party in true Vegas-style, too, with full bottle service available and packages starting at $300. It doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist or a local, you’ll find a warm welcome and some great looking guys at Flair’s.
Temptation Sundays at Luxor
Las Vegas has become synonymous with pool parties, but there’s still only one pool party exclusively for gay clientele. That’s Temptation Sundays at Luxor. Guest DJs are always playing so check the lineup before you go to see who’s scheduled. As well as an awesome soundtrack, you’ll also find go-go boys and cabanas that you can rent complete with padded lounge chairs and a big screen TV.
Piranha is a Las Vegas classic. This two-level club is so, so chic and features stunning go-go boys and high energy dance music. Piranha also boasts a fabulous VIP area, which has become increasingly popular with celebrities. And it’s no wonder why. The sky boxes offer panoramic views of the dance floor, there is an outdoor patio complete with fireplaces and and even a walk-through aquarium tank full of….you guessed it, piranhas.
There’s no missing the Phoenix, even if you aren’t looking for this cool gay bar. The outside of the building has a giant mural of a Phoenix rising out of the ashes. Inside you’ll find a diverse and friendly crowd, cheap food and drinks and loads of entertainment. By far the best night is Funderwear night where if you’re prepared to hand out in your underwear you’ll score a sweet $5 all-you-can-drink deal.
Who knew western’s were so gay friendly? This country-themed bar is hugely popular and it’s not hard to understand why. There’s cheap drinks and always loads on. Most notably, this includes a drag show on Fabulously Fun Fridays and the Karaoke Challenge on Wednesday. It’s no surprise this bar has been in business for over two decades!
If you want to get your drag on, or love those who do, Freezone is the place for you. This club is home to Drag Madness, a popular Vegas drag show. Freezone offers everything you want from a club, including karaoke, pool tables, arcade machines and even a restaurant. Whenever you go, you’re sure to have a good time Most nights are themed nights and there’s always a diverse crowd. You’ll find Freezone in the Fruit Loop just a stone’s throw from the strip.
If you want the closest dive bar experience in Vegas, make sure that you check out Quadz. You won’t find a DJ here, instead there’s a jukebox as well as all of the classic bar games—pool, darts etc. etc. The crowd is friendly despite having a large regular contingent and the bar offers some of the strongest and cheapest drinks in the city.
Don’t expect anything other than what the name suggests when you visit The Garage. Here you’ll find chequered flags, hubcaps and car parts galore, as well as pool tables, shuffleboards and video poker. It’s located just off the Strip, which means you’re gonna find some bargain drinks deals and a much more laid back atmosphere. Careful, though, because it is a cash-only bar.
Flex cocktail lounge
If you want something a bit more chilled, Flex is the place for you. This bar has been around for decades and has always been known as one of the most easy-going places on the strip. The drinks are strong and relatively cheap, there’s free nightly entertainment and some loose slots. What more could you want? It’s a sexy dive bar in Vegas!
So there you go, a complete run down of the top gay bars in Las Vegas. See one you like? Or several? Or have we missed one? Make sure to let us know and tell us how your night was in one of these fabulous gay bars in Las Vegas.