Lifestyle: The Gay / Lesbian
We have rustled up the top spots where you can shoot the breeze or dance up a storm.
Q: Where are some gay-friendly resorts I can stay at?
A: Every hotel in Vegas is welcoming to LGBT travelers, but some hotels have taken additional steps to specifically cater to that market. In early 2000 Luxor, along with MGM Resorts International, became the first Vegas resort group to market to the LGBT community. The hotel group implemented a diversity initiative across all of its properties that included training employees on how to better welcome and accommodate travelers from all cultures and backgrounds, especially the LGBT market.
Today Luxor, New York-New York, Mandalay Bayand Vdara continue to be the most popular MGM Resorts for LGBT travelers. Luxor and New York-New York offer separate pages on their websites dedicated specifically to LGBT guests. Luxor also hosts a LGBT pool party Temptation every Sunday during the summer.
If you want to be be close to many of the LGBT bars, the Hard Rock Hotel it a good choice. It's located right across the street from the gay club loop.
Q: What are the best gay clubs?
A:Gipsy is one of Vegas' best dance clubs no matter what your persuasion. They also tell us that Goodtimes and Free Zone are friendly, low-key spots. Plus, the scene is always kicking at Flex on the weekends.And we couldn't not mention 8 1/2 and Piranha , which boasts a great crowd and great service. Krave Massive will soon be having a, well, massive presence in Downtown's Neonopolis.
Q: What shows/attractions should I see while I'm here?
A: Everything! If you like your acrobatics, music and dance colored with a healthy dose of uninhibited eroticism, then Zumanity should be right up your alley. Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn is a beautiful show with gymnasts, aerialists and synchronized swimmers who perform in, above and around a 27-foot-deep pool. To see some amazing female impersonators, catch Divas Starring Frank Marino at the Imperial Palace. You'll see superstar female impersonators portraying famous divas including Britney Spears, Cher, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross and Beyonce. Marino stars as comic icon Joan Rivers and host of the show.
Q: What about bars and restaurants?
A: Good question - everyone needs to eat and drink every now and then. For dinner or a drink, is not to be missed. Free Zone serves up dinner after 6 p.m., and the bar's open 24 hours. There's a variety of watering holes catering to different tastes, but some of the favorites are Buffaloand Backdoor Lounge. And word has it Ramrod offers top-notch drinks, music and gaming.