Editor’s Note: Special thanks to guest writer DaWell for stepping up!
Flair Nightclub, a new LGBTQ Nightclub opens on New Year’s Eve.
It’s no secret that the LGBTQ nightlife in Las Vegas leaves a lot to be desired. It’s next to impossible to find a venue that checks all the boxes that make it a go-to destination. That’s why I got super excited after reading Sammasseur’s article about Aussie Heat teaming up with Revolt Nightclub to do something truly unique.
Revolt Nightclub checked all of my boxes:
- Great location
- Reasonably priced
- Visually appealing and clean club interior
- Ridiculously good looking people providing entertainment for the evening (not really a must, more of a bonus)
It seemed too good to be true … and it was. Revolt is no longer with us. According to their Twitter feed, they didn’t even make it to the 2-month mark. Revolt management cites being defrauded in their partnership as their reason for shuttering their location in Saxe Theatre. They say that they are in the process of building a permanent spot, but I’ve heard this line a few too many times, I’m not too optimistic about the chances of that becoming a reality.
But don’t fret just yet, there is a new club on the horizon. Flair Nightclub hopes to take the LGBTQ scene by storm when it hosts their “Preview Party” on December 31st. Flair boasts two dance floors, three luminescent bars and a hookah bar and an outdoor patio spread out over 14,000 square feet of space. The only indication of how big the actual individual dance floors come from the pictures provided. It looks like the dance floors are small enough that on slow nights, the club won’t seem dead as was the problem with Krave Massive (One of the few times being larger than average was a bad thing). But on the other hand, it seems like it could get really crowded on the weekends or during special events, so if you’re claustrophobic, this could cause problems.
The good thing about any new club is that it almost always guarantees a fresh and sleek interior, judging by the pictures, Flair is no different. This checks one of my boxes.
When looking at Flair’s location on the map, it’s about a 10-minute drive east of the strip. If you are or have a designated driver, there is a large parking lot out back which I assume is free, because what club in their right mind would charge their customers for parking? Paid parking usually drives business away (pun intended). Being from out of town, this location is a bit inconvenient. My only experience with this area is going to the Jollibee that’s around the corner from Flair. My time in this area felt a little sketchy, and I didn’t feel like I would be returning without a good reason (aka I really wanted more Jollibee). This does not check one of my boxes.
If the location isn’t a problem for you and you want to join Flair for New Year’s Eve, you have a few options for the evening:
- General Admission ($30 in advance/$40 at the door) includes two complimentary drinks, a Dom Pérignon Champagne toast at midnight and complimentary party favors.
- Standard Table ($200 for up to 4 people) includes bottle service with the first bottle “on the house” as well as the aforementioned Dom Pérignon Champagne toast at midnight and complimentary party favors.
- VIP Table ($600 for up to 6 people) lets you get close to the performers as well as gives you access to a private bar on top of everything you get with the standard table.
Bottle service seems like typical club pricing which for a new club. No word on how much drinks and cocktails will set you back after you down your two “complimentary” drinks.
As for the entertainment, DJ Axis and DJ Snowman will be playing a mix of EDM, Top 40, Pop, House and Disco which doesn’t sound like a very good mix, but what do I know? I thought dipping fries in a McDonald’s fudge sundae sounded gross but then I tried it, and it was pretty damn good. The special guest of the night will be none other than the Queen of Las Vegas, Frank Marino. If you don’t know who Frank Marino is, he has been one of Las Vegas leading female impersonators since 1985 and his show “Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas” has been running strong at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino since 2010. Not too shabby considering how many shows have shuttered in Vegas recently. Hopefully Frank can pass some of his longevity onto Flair. With the way the Vegas chews up and spits out LGBTQ venues, Flair might need it.
New Years Eve Preview Party at Flair Nightclub starts at 9:00 pm December 31st and goes to 4:00 am. Tickets are $30-$600 available on Eventbright. This event is 21+
Flair Nightclub is located at 1700 East Flamingo Road just east of Maryland Parkway.
[Photos: All photos courtesy of Flair Nightclub]