On the site of the oldest gay bar in Las Vegas, or so the rumors go, Bastille has become the downtown hotspot for all your local LGBTQ libations. Once the home to Snick's, a revered and treasured institution known for its friendly staff and stiff drinks, Bastille is continuing the tradition with its welcoming atmosphere and great happy hour specials.
Since being sold to the owners of the Garage, another popular Las Vegas gay bar, Bastille has been remodeled and re-energized. The space has a new look, fresh new amenities but maintains the same hometown feel that's made the location so popular over the years. Saying it's the best gay bar in downtown Las Vegas feels dismissive, since it's the only gay bar downtown, but it's still true. Bastille is one spot you should definitely check out if you're in the Arts District or just passing by. And it's a huge hit during Downtown Las Vegas' monthly First Friday events.