The gay entertainment scene in Las Vegas continues to get more and more fabulous. From nightspots with dance floors on fire to chic cocktail lounges and casual hangouts perfect for throwing back a beer, there’s a gay bar for everyone in the destination. Las Vegas is the perfect place to be yourself, celebrate your pride, and connect with the LGBTQIA+ community.
This intimate and chic lounge in Downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District features craft cocktails, light bites, and a fun and fabulous ambiance. The space has become known for its Saturday and Sunday Bottomless Drag Brunch, often featuring resident queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race such as Elliott with 2 T’s, Coco Montrese and Alexis Mateo.
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Just a short walk from Virgin Hotels Las Vegas — or a quick cab ride from the Strip — FreeZone is in the heart of Las Vegas’ “Fruit Loop.” With drag shows on Friday and Saturday and a Sunday Latin Night, there’s always something fun and fabulous happening at this longstanding watering hole. And when the show is over, you can dance the night away while enjoying delicious cocktails and test-tube shooters served by friendly go-go dancers, of course!
Not far from FreeZone is QuadZ, a video bar with entertaining reoccurring events like Cowboy Bingo and themed parties. Also located in Las Vegas’ Fruit Loop, the bar also features pool and darts, among other nightly entertainment offerings. Open 24 hours, the space also offers fantastic drink specials that are sure to get your party started — or keep it going!
Located just a short cab ride away from the Strip, Fun Hog Ranch is a casual hangout with a rustic feel, laid-back attitude and personable bartenders. The space routinely features themed events like Gear Night and Bears Roam the Ranch, where you can mix and mingle with various subcultures of the LGBTQIA+ community. With beers on tap and fantastic cocktail specials, you’ll want to saddle up to a barstool at this comfortable spot.
This body-shop-themed bar, complete with auto-inspired décor, is a popular hangout for its daily drink specials, friendly bartenders, and fun weekly events like trivia and game day watch parties. With a grill offering classic bar snacks like Bavarian soft pretzels and jalapeño poppers, an enclosed patio to enjoy the Las Vegas weather, and a location just a few minutes' drive from the Strip, it’s easy to make a night out of a trip to The Garage.
Las Vegas’ only country-themed gay bar, Charlie’s features a fantastic dance floor for the two-step and a fabulous soundtrack that spans all genres. Weekly events include a karaoke night, several drag shows, RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties, and sexy go-go shower shows. There’s always something going on at this hot spot, just down the street from the Strip, which also features fantastic drink specials every night of the week.
These establishments are just a taste of the entertainment and attractions Las Vegas has to offer the LGBTQIA+ community. Don’t forget to check out fabulous production shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! at Flamingo Las Vegas while you fill your next trip’s itinerary with dinners at celebrity-chef-helmed restaurants, unique experiences like the immersive art complex of AREA15, and so much more.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! at Flamingo Las Vegas