The Best Gay Bars In Las Vegas By Neighborhood
Las Vegas definitely has a reputation of being a laid-back and progressive city. After all, it’s not called Sin City for nothing. Unsurprisingly, this adult playground with an “anything goes” attitude is the perfect place to check out some of the best gay bars in Las Vegas.
We have organized the best ones by neighborhood to make it easier for you to plan your night (or day!) out. In addition, we’ve provided information about drink specials and entertainment options at each location.
So what are you waiting for? See what Las Vegas gay bars have to offer.
Home to Las Vegas’s gay epicenter The Fruit Loop, Paradise is one of the best areas for some LGBTQ fun. This area, located off Paradise Road and Naples Street, is the most popular area for LGBTQ locals and tourists.
Piranha Ultra Lounge
No LGBTQ visit to Las Vegas would be complete without a visit to Piranha. Don’t believe us? Best of Las Vegas has Voted Piranha “Best Gay Bar/Club” for the past five years running.
This two-level club is the perfect place to dance, spot a celebrity, or catch a drag show. From the cozy outdoor patio, to the VIP booths and the three dance rooms playing different music, there’s something for everyone.
Quadz Video Bar
Located right across the street from Piranha, Quadz is a great alternative if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s got a dive bar feel that’s complemented by cheap drinks and a welcoming, laid back crowd. In fact, Quadz advertises “some of the best and strongest drinks at some of the lowest prices Gay Vegas has to offer.”
Here you can grab a casual drink at the end of the day, play some bingo, or tune into a sporting event. Or hang out with the friendly bartenders, shoot pool, and play darts while jamming to the video jukebox.
There are also loads of special events like Tasty Tuesday, Electric Thursdaze, and Fresh Fridays. Also, be sure to check out their regular events like Thursday night poker opens and once-a-month Cowboy Bingo.
Address: 4640 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas
Hours: Open 24/7
Freezone attracts a mixed crowd thanks to its generous happy hour and amazing queens. There are also plenty of theme nights like Trans Unity Tuesdays, Wild Wednesdays, and Frisky Fridays. Also look out for Monday night karaoke and Drag Madness on weekends (it’s one of the longest-running drag shows in Vegas).
Still not convinced? There are plenty of other activities to keep you busy while you sip—pool tables, karaoke, dancing, and even arcade games. And did we mention there’s a restaurant?
If you’re heading to Las Vegas for a birthday, make sure to stop by. Freezone will give you a free bottle of champagne if you come with a group of at least eight people (just be sure to reserve in advance).
Address: 610 E Naples Drive, Las Vegas
Hours: Open 24/7
While less busy and not as popular as The Fruit Loop, Spring Valley still has plenty of options for LGBTQ fun.
The Phoenix Bar & Lounge
Locally gay owned and operated, Phoenix has a laid back lounge atmosphere that’s perfect for a relaxing night out. The crowd is diverse, the drinks are well-priced, and the food is delicious. Plus, there’s karaoke, pool tables, and a dance floor.
Be sure to check out the daily happy hour specials and events like drag shows, video bingo, trivia, and guest DJs. There’s even an Underwear Party night where you can earn an all-you-can-drink deal for $5 if you’re willing to belt out a song in your skivvies.
Address: 4213 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas
Hours: Open 24/7
Charlie’s Las Vegas
Charlie’s is a country and western-themed gay bar not far from the Strip. It’s a great pick if you’re looking for a place with a laid-back atmosphere, friendly staff, and awesome theme nights.
Here, you can mingle with both locals and tourists as you also enjoy live DJ sets, drag revues, and line dancing. Drink specials served by sexy gogo boys are plentiful. Sundays are for $3 Long Islands and on Wednesday guys in underwear drink free.
Address: 5012 S Arville St #4, Las Vegas
Hours: Open daily 2pm to 5 am
The historic heart of Las Vegas, Downtown remains a must-see area thanks to its famous casinos (Golden Nugget, anyone?), unique museums, and the dazzling Fremont Street Experience. Visitors of all kinds will enjoy the 24-hour mall filled with shops, light shows, and the SlotZilla zip line.
But it’s also a great part of the city for some LGBTQ fun. In fact, Downtown is the home base for the annual Las Vegas Pride festival and parade.
Keep reading to see what the best gay bars in downtown Las Vegas offer.
Flex Cocktail Lounge
Flex Cocktail Lounge has been a Las Vegas mainstay for more than 20 years. During that time, it’s gained a reputation as an easy-going, divey place to stop for drinks and entertainment. Although not far from the Strip, the atmosphere is much more relaxing than you’ll find at the bigger, more famous clubs.
When you come to Flex, expect strong but inexpensive drinks, a game room, and loose slots. No matter the day, there’s some kind of live entertainment happening. There’s Movie Mondays, $2 Tuesdays, Dragaoke (drag karaoke) Wednesdays, and regular drag shows on Thursdays and Fridays, just to name a few.
Address: 4371 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas
Hours: Monday to Sunday 12pm to 12am
Located just south of the Arts District, the commercial center isn’t one that most tourists see when visiting Las Vegas, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. That’s especially true if you’re looking for some LGBTQ fun.
This laid-back Las Vegas landmark (they’ve been in business over 22 years) is a safe bet if you’re looking for super cheap drinks and awesome theme nights with some Western flare. Badlands attracts a mostly male 30-something crowd.
Inside, you’ll find typical bar games like pool tables, darts, video poker, and even shuffleboard. In terms of events, be sure to check out Badlands Bingo, Hump Day Karaoke on Wednesdays, and the Fabulous Funny Fridays drag show. Saturday night is beer bust from 10pm to 2am, with all you can drink domestics for $10 and imports for $15.
In addition to the already inexpensive drinks, there’s a daily happy hour with buy-one-get-one for $1 drinks from 12pm to 8pm.
Address: 953 E Sahara Ave #22B, Las Vegas
Hours: Open 24/7
Spotlight Lounge is a new gay bar in the Commercial Center shopping area. It’s open 24/7 and offers daily and nightly drink specials at can’t-beat-them prices. Think two-for-one well drinks and bottled beer from 10am to 7pm, $8 draft beer bust on Thursdays, and $6 Long Islands on Fridays.
But Spotlight isn’t just good for cheap drinks, there are also plenty of entertainment options. For example, six 50" flat-screen TVs, video poker machines, and pool tables are available. There’s also bingo on Tuesdays from noon to 3pm and karaoke on Saturdays from 10pm to 2am.
Most people don’t think ‘gay bars’ when they hear the Strip, but there are more than enough options for LGBTQ entertainment on this famous thoroughfare.
Drag Brunch at Señor Frogs
Every weekend Señor Frogs transforms into the spectacular event that is Liquid Drag Brunch. This hilarious interactive comedy event features queens from Ru Paul’s Drag Race lip syncing and dancing their hearts out to the hottest hits.
True to the ‘liquid,’ this brunch features bottomless tableside mimosas and a full open bar. The show lasts 75 minutes, but you can arrive up to an hour early to maximize your drinking time.
Location: 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas
Show times: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11am and 2pm
Temptation Sundays At The Luxor
Every Sunday the Oasis pool at the Luxor transforms into a gay-filled bash complete with DJs, cocktails, and go-go boys.
For the full pool party experience, we recommend renting a cabana. Not only will it give you a refuge from the Las Vegas summer heat, but it also comes with water and juice, four padded lounge chairs, a flat screen TV, and towels.
Location: 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Time: Sundays 1pm-7pm May to September
These bars are off the beaten path but still well worth a visit.
Although most gay bars in Las Vegas are concentrated in a few select neighborhoods, there are a few others scattered throughout the city.
The Garage is one of Las Vegas’s best neighborhood gay bars. True to its name, the bar is decorated to look like a mechanic’s shop, with diamond plating, hubcaps, and checkered flags adding to the ambiance. Even the servers get into the theme, donning mechanic’s jumpsuits.
Located in the University District, not far from the Strip, The Garage is known by locals for its friendly staff and affordable drinks. Happy hour is scheduled daily from 11 am to 7pm and offers 2-for-1 drinks. In terms of entertainment, there are video poker games, slot machines, and pool tables.
Address: 1487 E. Flamingo Rd., Ste. C, Las Vegas
Hours: Open 24/7
Las Vegas Eagle
Las Vegas Eagle is a great choice if you’re looking to let your wild side out for the night. You’ll find it in Tropicana Plaza, a shopping center east of the Paradise district.
This no-frills neighborhood gay bar is famous for hosting The Original Underwear Party every Wednesday night. But regardless of the night, you can always sing some karaoke and dance with Vegas locals. Drink specials and stiff cocktails are plentiful so you can enjoy your night out even if you’re on a tight budget.
Address: 3430 E Tropicana Ave, Ste 47, Las Vegas
Hours: Open 24/7
Fun Hog Ranch
Fun Hog Ranch is the place to go if you’re looking for a casual bar that still knows how to throw a great party. Open 24/7, this bar is easily accessible from the Strip.
While everyone is welcome, Fun Hog definitely caters to men who are into bondage gear and leather. Drink specials are plentiful, with daily BOGO drink specials from 1pm to 9pm.
Address: 495 E. Twain Ave, Las Vegas
Hours: Open 24/7
The Best Las Vegas Gay Bars Are Waiting For You
Whether you’re looking for a calm evening at the video poker machine or a dance-’til-you-drop night on the town, Las Vegas’s gay bars offer something for every kind of traveler. Whatever you’re interested in, our recommendations will save you time and energy so you can spend more time having fun and less time searching online.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us now and start planning your next trip to Las Vegas today.