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Backdoor Lounge

Bars & pubsClubs

The Backdoor caters to Latino guys and their admirers. It's like any other Vegas bar during the week, but plays things up for the weekend with dance parties, drag shows and...

1415 E Charleston Boulevard

Badlands Saloon

Bars & pubs

The smaller of the city's two western gay bars, Badlands is an intimate space patronised in the main by men over 30 and Commercial Center loyalists. A game of pool will set you...

Commercial Center, 953 E Sahara Avenue


Bars & pubs

The true Fruit Loop alternative, Buffalo is the destination for leather and bear enthusiasts, though they don't always represent the majority of the bar's patrons. There's no...

Paradise Plaza, 4640 S Paradise Road

Charlie's Las Vegas

Bars & pubs

Gay country fans and followers of the Nevada Gay Rodeo Association head to this western-themed bar with a large space for both line-dancing and socialising. The place attracts...

5012 Arville Street

Desert Adult Books

Adult EntertainmentShops

Open since 1972, this couple-friendly establishment is Nellis Air Force Base's de facto adult bookstore. Gay men shop and cruise the joint, which is stocked with the usual...

4350 Las Vegas Boulevard North

Escape Lounge

Bars & pubs

Escape is the closest thing to a gay sports bar in Vegas. Expect Disco and Top 40 tunes to be playing over the game; even if you're not a sports buff, Escape has one of the...

4213 W Sahara Avenue

Flex Lounge


This enduring venue attracts a very diverse crowd within the gay community. The drag/stripper revue on Fridays and the hip hop party on Saturdays are the most popular events,...

4347 W Charleston Boulevard



If the line at Piranha is too long or the drinks at Gipsy are too pricey, FreeZone is the next best Fruit Loop option. Thursday's boys-night party remains a draw; weekends are...

610 E Naples Drive

Get Booked

 Critics' choice

This is the last remaining general gay retail shop in Las Vegas. It is located in the Fruit Loop and divides its offerings between all the usual merchandise (T-shirts, books,...

Paradise Plaza, 4640 Paradise Road



Until the arrival of Krave and Piranha, Gipsy had long reigned as the most popular gay nightspot in town. It still draws with its diva house soundtracks, female impersonator...

4605 Paradise Road


 Critics' choice

The House of Blues' exclusive Foundation Room atop Mandalay Bay opens its doors to non-members on Mondays. Resident and guest DJs provide a sexy house soundtrack, which, when...

Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South



GoodTimes has always been renowned for its youth-oriented Monday-night liquor bust. But competition from Piranha motivated management to abolish the cover and adopt a $1 well...

Suite 1, Liberace Plaza

Hawk's Gym

Adult Entertainment

There is workout equipment here, of course. But with rooms such as the Cockpit and a blackout promo night (where, as the advertisement states, 'you almost have to feel your way...

Commercial Center, 953 E Sahara Avenue



As at sister club Light, the main dancefloor atJet is a sunken rectangle surrounded by VIP seating and two bars. Hip hop and mash-ups keep the dancefloor packed, and clubbers...

Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South



Various enterprises have come and gone in this Strip space, but Krave has thrived as a true alternative club. Gay men constitute the venue's main clientele, though every...

3663 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Las Vegas Eagle

Bars & pubs

The Eagle is a favourite among older men and the Levi's/leather crowd, but the demographic expands for the Wednesday and Friday underwear parties, where those looking to drink...

3430 E Tropicana Avenue

Las Vegas Lounge

Bars & pubs

Everyone on the Vegas scene has a story about how they went into the seemingly nondescript Las Vegas Lounge and suddenly realised that they were at a tranny bar. You'll find...

900 E Karen Avenue

Piranha & 82

 Critics' choice

Done out with velvet curtains, a marble-topped bar and gigantic piranha aquariums, the $5-million Piranha dance hall and connecting 82 lounge is gay Vegas's most beautiful...

4633 Paradise Road
Major venue

Snick's Place

Bars & pubs

Ask longtime gay Vegans where they first began meeting other similarly inclined men, and they'll probably mention Snick's, the oldest LGBT watering hole in town. Sure, it's...

1402 S 3rd Street


Bars & pubs

Commercial Center's most beloved neighbourhood bar, Spotlight is favoured for its down-to-earth guys, regular liquor busts and free-pizza nights. A firm favourite among the...

Commercial Center, 957 E Sahara Avenue