Dance the Night Away: Best Gay Clubs in Las Vegas
Pride month only happens once in a year, but when you visit Las Vegas, Pride happens every day. The city is known as one of the best LGBTQ+-friendly places.
Las Vegas puts the “loud” in “loud and proud,” catering to those looking for fun with likeminded people. There’s everything from pool parties in the summertime to daily activities at various casinos.
What better place to grab a drink, catch a drag show, and dance the night away than Badlands Bar? They feature special events and drink specials daily—every day you can expect something new!
When you’re ready to wind down or are waiting for friends to arrive, you can play a round of pool. And speaking of pool, Badlands features Free Pool Tuesdays, from 4PM to 4AM so you can keep the fun going for free.
Every night there’s a different event. For now, every Monday is bingo with discounted beer pitchers. Tuesday is when you can dance and sing along to hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s with $6 Long Island Iced Teas and other discounted cocktails.
When you’re wanting more of a lowkey night, spend it at The Phoenix. You’ll find people of all genders and sexual proclivities there. Located west of the Strip, you can’t miss it—just look for a large painted phoenix on the doors.
Enjoy a few drinks and play a round of Super Mario Bros on their large projector screen while you’re at it (not available during the current COVID situation)! There’s also karaoke along with nightly burlesque shows as well as drag shows on Friday nights and trivia on Tuesday nights.
They’ve got a great menu for food also. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a full meal, you can find it here.
Where else can you go to find daily drink specials and discounts? The Garage treats its customers right by offering discounts on shots, top-shelf spirits, and specialty cocktails. No wonder why it’s one of Vegas’ most popular gay bars.
Their food menu features affordable bar snacks like loaded nachos and chili cheese fries. Their happy hour lasts until 7 PM while their daily specials run from 8 PM to 2 AM.
For those into football, they host two special events during the season. The first is their Red Zone Football. They’ve dubbed it as “your ultimate indoor tailgate” and for good reason. There are free appetizers, 2-for-1 drinks, and discount beer.
Don’t be fooled by the outside of this club. Sure, it looks like any ordinary nightclub you’d see around every corner, but this one is different.
Once you enter, you’re hit with hot blue and red lights with electric dance music pounding in the background. The disco ball gives everything a shiny reflection, making it seem as if you stepped into a drag queen’s dressing room.
And speaking of drag queen, you just never know who might show up! Their lineup of feature entertainers includes India Ferrah, Shannel, and Yara Sofia—all from RuPaul’s Drag Race!
Normally, tourists don’t know much about this place. It’s more of a scene for locals. However, that doesn’t mean you aren’t welcomed!
This place is known for having the longest-running drag revue in Las Vegas. It’s also home to weekly and monthly events. You can expect lots of singing and karaoke along with exhilarating drag shows hosted by The Queens of Las Vegas.
They’re one of the best places to go if you’re looking to escape the bright lights and noise of the city for something more quaint. It’s a laidback atmosphere where you can sit back and relax. Get to know their friendly bartenders, play a round of pool, or gamble at one of their loose machines.
Since it’s opening 20+ years ago, Freezone has been the place for tourists and locals alike. It’ll easily become your favorite place to visit every time you’re in town.
It features a bar and lounge area with a dance floor and stage. Drag shows happen often along with the party getting wild. It gets so wild that it even spills out onto the parking lot!
It’s hard to find someone in town who hasn’t heard of this place. That said, if you’re looking to make new friends, just mention this nightclub and it’ll break the ice.
Get Ready to Dance the Night Away
No matter your gender or sexual orientation, Vegas welcomes everyone with open arms. Here is where you’ll find people you can relate to and also have a good time with at one of these nightclubs and/or bars!