30 Hottest Gay Clubs In The United States

Everyone will have their opinion on what is the best gay bar or club in the United States or in the world. We have seen gay establishments come and go and it’s rare you see them stick around for as long as The Monster in NYC or Parliament House in Orlando. People get tired of going to the same places if they don’t change things up or have theme parties and there are clubs that have shut down recently because of this.

You also have gentrification of gayborhoods, Grindr, and other factors such as terror or right-wing threats that make it a challenge to stay open with increasing rent. Let’s focus on the gay nightlife that keep it busy at least one or two big nights a week. We posted a long debate about how to keep the gay clubs alive and beating strong.

Newnownext recently compiled a list of the most popular gay bars from data collected by Gravy Analytics but didn’t exactly show anything from that data.  It listed mostly bars and everyone is wondering why so many of the more popular gay hotspots in nightlife are not on the list. Let’s see how we do with the hottest we’ve seen that are still open:

Tracks Denver
They listed X Bar but Tracks is legendary to the gay scene in Denver. While X Bar is a fun place to go out it just doesn’t compare to a Thursday night at Tracks, drag, or a Circuit Saturdays event.

Charlie’s Las Vegas
Piranha Nightclub (But Flair… wait… no Charlies?)
We’d hand them this one but it’s missing out on an extremely more popular place known as Charlies Las Vegas. Piranha Nightclub can be fun when all of the rooms are open but when it’s a small bar with a fireplace it’s not all that.  Flair Nightclub is a newer  up-and-coming place that recently hosted DJ Chi Chi LaRue and the GAYVN boys and has nights such as Industry Thursdays.  Sadly, Krave Nightclub shut down and Las Vegas has lost the mega-club on the strip.

Micky’s Weho
It’s rare you walk by Micky’s in West Hollywood and it be dead. You will normally even find a line outside at 2am since it’s the only afterhours on Fridays and Saturdays. Although, Reflex afterhours is held on some Saturdays for the circuit crowd. Can’t tell you about a place called the Gold coast never heard of it.

The Ritz Bar NYC
This bar needs no introduction with two levels of dance music and a Tuesday college night with DJ Steve Sidewalk. The Ritz is located in the perfect location in the middle of the action right by Times Square so if you’re visiting NYC you’re likely staying by it. While the club is not comparable to Splash or XL Nightclub it’s one of the largest gay bars in NYC. The original list included Atlas Social Club although it failed to also mention Industry, Barracuda, and Hardware. What? Have they been to NY?

The Manor Ft. Lauderdale [FLL Pick]
They mentioned the Ramrod Fort Lauderdale in the original list. Sorry folks, you need to check out the Manor in Ft. Lauderdale which continues the fierceness of Coliseum a legendary club of South Florida that closed down.

Tigerheat – Hollywood, CA
A top 50 bar list listed Rage in Weho and we agree it’s a great dance club and not as pretentious as some. Although if you want to party at the 18 and up crowd then the best bet is Tigerheat Thursdays at Avalon in Hollywood. Rage has kind of lost it’s RAGE.

Club Purgatory
“Located at the Gifford House Inn, Club Purgatory offers weekly themed nights like Thursday’s “Underwear Party” and Friday’s “Retro Dance.” 11 Carver St., Provincetown, Mass.” This is on our to do list.

HoneyPot [Tampa Pick]
Steam Fridays are the best night for this amazing gay dance club in Tampa, Florida. If we could pick a spot to be on a Friday anywhere in the country it would be on the dancefloor at Honeypot. This club makes the list not only because of the big venue but the dance music is not the crap you hear at clubs that cater to the straight instead of the gay crowd!!

Southern Nights Tampa
If you pay attention to other lame lists you may not see the Southern Nights brand on them. You’ll find it and the shade on ours and if you want more shade then catch a show at Southern Nights and amazing dj’s on Saturday in Tampa, Florida.

Parliament House [Orlando Pick]

Parliament House is a gay resort on the Orange Blossom Trail in Florida, United States that includes several bars and hosts performances such as drag shows and concerts. There are 112 rooms in the complex, which encompasses ten thousand square feet, including an outdoor stage, a swimming pool, a beach lakeside, and a huge dance floor on the inside. The resort was established in 1975, and eventually became the most well-known gay resort in Orlando. Concerts include performers such as LeAnn Rimes, En Vogue, Salt & Pepa, and many others who have had #1 dance hits besides your typical RuPaul Drag Race girls. DJ Brianna Lee does a T-Dance each Sunday that will blow your tits off along with DJ Scott Robert who knows his house and can whip up a variety of beats.

Southern Nights Orlando
Another Southern Nights venue worthy of a mention that has a highly popular college night on Thursdays. Southern Nights Orlando was called Revolution for a few years but then returned to its Southern twink roots. The club offers some of the best drag and has some of the bartenders known from Pulse in Orlando.

Station 4 & The Rose Room
Station 4 a mega-club located in Dallas across from the World Famous Roundup Saloon. It doesn’t get packed as much because of the cover and lack of booking DJ talent.  Although they do host quarterly Purple Party dance events that fill up the house. Amateur drag shows on Thursdays then the Rose Room cast on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 3911 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas. The Rose Room is a hot spot in Dallas although be prepared for the bachelorette parties going on and dildo themed hats and wedding dresses. If you wanna party with the gays you might be better off at TMC with no cover next door or Round Up Saloon across the street.

Roundup Saloon
This is absolutely a must if you come to visit Dallas, Texas. Seeing two guys couple dance together or dancing beyond freestyle is something you have to try. This is not only a huge country dancefloor but they also play top 40 after midnight. If your thing is gay diva house music that should be played in gay establishments after midnight you may be disappointed in the hip hop. We recommend It’ll Do nightclub in Dallas for house music on Saturday nights and Marty’s Live with DJ Joe Ross or special DJ events or the Eagle if you like music without so much hip hop. The club is free and they offer karaoke each night in the front room, nights where they teach dance lessons, and a big room to play pool.

Dallas Eagle [Dallas Pick]
The Dallas Eagle has proven to be one of the very best Eagle bars in the nation. The space is good, the dance floor is large enough and the men, well, you’re in Texas! This is a club built from the ground up with an outdoor patio bar. drinks, disco dancing, to line dancing, fund raisers and drag shows. Underwear night on Wednesdays is always fun. Also, a leather shop with various items of dress for purchase

Rich’s Houston [Houston Pick]
They mentioned the Blur Bar on Pacific street but Rich’s is far superior as a nightclub. They host the fiercest drag Houston has to offer and amazing dance parties with the top house music Dj’s on Fridays and circuit gay dance music on Saturdays such as DJ Tony Moran and Joe Ross. Rich’s has hit Houston so hard that South Beach which was the #1 dance club before had to shut down this week to “remodel”. Yes, they won our best gay club award years ago…

Roscoe’s Tavern
One of the oldest and most popular gay bars in Chicago. Roscoe’s offers a front bar, side bar, outside patio, and crowded dance floor in the back. You can catch some of the best Dj’s there such as Riley York who does a monthly Britney party. 3356 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Other amazing spots in Chicago are Berlin which has some of the best music, Charlie’s Chicago, and Hydrate which brings in circuit dj’s.

Heretic [ATL Pick]
With the closing of Jungle Atlanta which was one of the best clubs in the United States hands down the city is left with few choices when it comes to dance. The remaining venue is now Heretic located at 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE in Atlanta, Georgia.  Their website claims they have been “Atlanta’s Hottest Gay Owned and Operated Nightclub Since 1991.”

R Place
R Place offers three levels with a view of Pine street below and a dance area on the third floor. 619 E. Pine St., Seattle.

One of the bigger nightclubs in the entire Austin area and it also happens to be a gay club. You’ll find it down the street from Rain on 4th (below) and another great bar OCH (Oil Can Harry’s). The cool place to be at Highland is in the basement on Saturdays when you’re guaranteed to hear dirty house music. This is our Saturday night pick in Austin and they have dancing until 3am for this night. They have a fierce drag show on Friday night you will not want to miss. Also, check out Barbarella’s for great dance music on TuesGays and Saturdays.

Rain on 4th
An upscale gay nightclub with a hip decor, trendy clientele, reasonably priced drinks, and hopping dance floor. 217 W. 4th St., Austin. This is our Austin pick for Friday night if you’re 18+. They also have after-hour until 3am on Saturdays.

“This modern LGBT nightclub (and Tennessee’s sole entry on the list) throws themed evenings and special events like “Red Cup” weekends and the “Lumberjack and Long Johns Party.” 1517 Church St., Nashville.”

Machine Presents theme parties such as Pajama parties and EXTRA! Boston’s 18+ gay dance club with hostess Cynthia Lee Fontaine. The club features an upstairs with a latin night on Fridays and All Gender Bathrooms. 1254 Boylston St., Boston, Massachusetts 02215.

Oz New Orleans [NOLA Pick]
Oz Nightclub is a staple in the French Quarter and open 24 hours a day. While you can also party at the Bourbon Pub across the street the same hours you will find this dancefloor open longer. 800 Bourbon St., New Orleans.

Rawhide 2010
Expect lots of leather, bears, and a dark room at this Crescent City establishment that also hosts a “Black Out Party” the second Thursday every month and “Bring Your Own Meat” night every Wednesday. 740 Burgundy St., New Orleans

Eagle LA
Silver Lake leather bar in LA. 4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles..

Tramp’s [OKC Pick]
“(Tramps) OKC’s oldest gay bar packs the boys, girls, senior citizens, someone’s Mom, occasionally a service dog in every weekend thanks to heavy pours, an attitude-free atmosphere, and friendly bar staff. 2201 NW 39th, Oklahoma City” told by Floyd Martin a regular at the bar and the gay mayor of OKC. We should also mention the Copa and Boom in Oklahoma City. If you wish to see amateur drag then check out the Wreck Room.

Palace Miami Beach
Follow the Palace Miami Beach Facebook and you will discover what you are missing out on daily. If you like a fierce drag show while you eat then this is the place. They also have one of the best sound systems possible for dancing on industry night. They have recently relocated from a smaller building.

Twist is featured in the American Crime Story: Versace – but a much exaggerated version of the dancefloor. “There’s never a cover at this beloved South Beach venue that features seven bars, three dance floors and tons of eye candy. 1057 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.”

The Max
Gay dance club located in Omaha, Nebraska. When the Nebraska boys need to let out their gayness on a big dancefloor.

Eagle Houston
Houston’s most popular leather bar and the place to be for Sunday Funday. They have a room upstairs celebrating LGBT history and a shop that has lube to grease things up later. 611 Hyde Park, Houston.

Town Danceboutique
Town Danceboutique is the largest gay dance club in D.C., “offers a two floors of cabaret performance space, a plush lounge, and a hopping dance club. 8th St. NW, Washington, D.C.” This club will be closing down in July so you better enjoy it while it lasts!

Bourbon Pub and Parade
Operating since 1974, this French Quarter LGBT mainstay (above) is ground zero for some of the city’s convivial events: Mardi Gras, the Red Dress Run (above), and Southern Decadence. 801 Bourbon St., New Orleans.

The Abbey
The Abbey which is now joined up with what is left of Here club are the place to be Sunday nights in Weho to dance. You’ll also find career Go Go Dancers and lots of straight girls admiring them and the bartenders have just about every fruit you can imagine at the bar to serve in your drink.  692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood.

Rich’s San Diego
One of our favorite nightclubs for the gays to party and they bring in some of the best Dj’s from around the world. They feature 2 dance rooms and a VIP room upstairs. During Pride they have a dance stage setup that goes on until 2 or 3am.

Axis Nightclub
Who would’ve known one of the largest gay clubs would be in Columbus, Ohio? A fantastic two-level dance hall to experience yourself when in Columbus for Pride or anytime of the year.

When you think of an amazing dance club you should think where would you like to go celebrate New Year’s Eve or where would you want to go get away from it all. A place that has an ambience, sound, and makes you forget about your office cubicle, ex boyfriend, or exams the day before. A good club takes you into another dimension and doesn’t just have Dj’s that play the #1 songs that repeat on the radio. A good club shows you drag that is not just made for bachelorette party crowds but for the club clientele.

We will try and update this list as often as we can the more we check out gay nightlife across the nation. It may say the Top 30 but it’s not in any order and that is for a headline because we know it’s more than 30 and don’t give a f*ck. Want to read more from folks that actually go clubbing? Check out our international destinations such as Heaven nightclub in London.

Why are gay bars dying? How can we bring them back to life?

Eater recently did a documentary on the gentrification of gayborhoods such as Boystown in Chicago which has brought up the topic of gay bars and clubs that have recently closed. Some of these have been major heartbreakers such as Town Dance Boutique in D.C. and Jungle in Atlanta that recently closed down to bring in apartment complexes full of concrete and boxed living. Taking the rainbow out of the fun we could be having in the beautiful night air.

Here are a few of the biggest reasons we are losing gay bars and clubs:
1. Grindr and Hook-up Apps such as Scruff
2. Gentrification
3. Bachelorette Parties with straight girls wreaking havoc leading to worse music being played and more generic drag numbers to please them.
4. Less sexualization. The hard-on is replaced with
5. Bad Music. DJ’s not doing their homework and playing too much mainstream music that is in the Billboard top 10 and not enough of the future gay icons.
6. Gays fit in more at Straight Clubs and Bars now
7. Not keeping up with the trends or re-inventing themselves.

It’s nearly impossible to break into the nightclub niche because of liquor licenses and dance permits and the liability. So you have only a handful of people who get to run everything in every city. Same promoters and the same owners. Hopefully it changes at some point as it’s become too generic and not the exotic club (escape from reality) it could be. Continue reading Why are gay bars dying? How can we bring them back to life?

Portland Could Soon Become Home to Gay Lightlife Again Once Former Ember Dance Space Opens

This summer it’s now official that Portland will get a huge downtown nightclub called Badlands from a Bay Area bar owner 

After years of seeing bars close, downtown Portland’s gay scene will get a big new nightclub as soon as this year.

Last November, Portlanders mourned when nightclub Embers announced it would closeafter 48 years as a bastion of gay culture at the edge of Old Town—an unusually sudden end that came about after the owner suffered what the club called a “massive stroke.”

But the new business owner in the space, TJ Bruce, says he plans to “carry on the tradition” in the former Embers space at 110 NW Broadway by opening a new gay dance club called Badlands, as soon as this summer—although timing will depend heavily on the level of renovations needed.

Bruce is a 20-year veteran opening bars, with another spot called Badlands in Sacramento, plus three different nightclubs called Splash in FresnoSan Jose and Reno. He says he hopes to bring much of the same vibe to the Portland Badlands as at his previous Splash locations. His two-story, video-screen-packed San Jose location was apparently the most popular Lyft location in the Bay Area, potential good news for a Portland gay bar scene that hasn’t seen a high-profile opening in years.

Bruce says it was his local ties that led to him taking over the former Embers space.  “My family lives on the Oregon coast, he says. “I come up here often, and I’ve become enamored with the space.”

Bruce, who also works as a contractor, will do his own renovations on Badlands, and hopes to begin construction within the next couple months.

He also says his new lease gives a strong option to buy the building, allowing him to remain in the space for the long haul. “I plan to put in substantial work,” he says. “It’s about coming up with a plan for the first year, and then a long term plan. It’s a big project.”

This is great news for the LGBTQ community in Portland who love to go out and free themselves to good dance music. Portland has been losing ground lately with an almost non-existent gay scene.

The current bar on the strip called CC’s has been running away customers because many gays have written the place off or been so enraged by the security that they refuse to go back. Those who do still go only do so because no suitable alternative has opened up. It takes CC’s a week to gross what Red Cap Garage used to gross on Saturday night alone, and it is all because of arrogance, laziness, and inept management team, and a gestapo security team that needs to be shown the door.
“The only reason we still go is because for whatever reason we care about the place, nostalgia I guess. Also the drag host is great, and I know most of the bartenders so I get fucked up cheap. They always make me doubles for the price of singles. So I get there for 2 dollar happy hour at 10 and have 3-4 doubles for 2 dollars each. Then after that the price only goes up to 5 so I am good the rest of the night.”
The reason they have not-so-talented dancers is because they have done nothing to make the club a place where gays want to to go and want to be seen. Their security has driven everyone away. They are just unbelievably stupid. Like they alway close at exactly 2am even though they could keep the dance floor open until 2:30. They could and should also stay open after hours and charge a cover for dancing like Castros in Austin. The gays are dying for a place to dance in this town. Like I said though, too arrogant, lazy, and stupid to see the forest thru the trees. Hopefully with this new edition to the gay strip we can get more disco queens out to party!

Continue reading Portland Could Soon Become Home to Gay Lightlife Again Once Former Ember Dance Space Opens

Who is really to blame for Nightclubs Closing? Part I of II

Picture this. You walk into a gay nightclub ready to set yourself free to good dance music hoping to not hear the overplayed top 5 songs unless it’s at least a good mix. You then hear the worst song possible that you have already heard 20 times on the radio earlier. You set down your drink and leave the gay bar then prance off to the straight bars playing the same crap. Are there any differences in gay and straight clubs anymore when it comes to music?

You’ll see the Dj’s posting about how clubs are closing down left and right on Facebook but have they actually dared to play any gay-friendly music during prime dance time lately? I realize the gay clubs are more open to bachelorette parties and twerking sisters and twink hags who may request ‘Despacito’ by Justin Bieber 100 times in one night. They are helping pay the rent when they order drinks. Were not exactly sure if their tipping the bartenders though. But still ‘Despacito’ must be played. Continue reading Who is really to blame for Nightclubs Closing? Part I of II

D.C. Devastated As Town Danceboutique Announced it’s Closing

Just when you thought the reality of Trump taking over the White House in D.C. was devastating now the gays in the DMV area are losing their favorite nightclub. To what? To another f*king apartment complex!

Town Danceboutique is the largest gay dance club in Washington, D.C. It’s a combination of a cabaret performance space, a plush lounge, and a high energy dance floor. From Friday night go-go boys to surprise performance artists and international circuit djs this nightclub had it all for many years in the nation’s capital. Many are heartbroken as this is the first club they experienced as it is 18+ on featured nights but now that D.C. pride is said and done Town made the announcement on Facebook.

Town Danceboutique announced that they will be closing on July 1st, 2018. In a statement released by the venue they said, “After more than ten years in operation at 2009 8th street NW, in the center of the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, Town Danceboutique, the city’s largest and most well known LGBTQ night club, will be closing.” The building was sold to a developer in 2016 and will be turned into an apartment complex.

People quickly went to Facebook to comment:
“You seriously can’t be shutting down. PLEASE! Town was my very first gay bar/club and I along with thousands of others in the DMV have so much history here. Gentrification is the worst. How could you sell out like this?”

Town had previously released a statement that says the club will remain open for “years to come.” The statement read: “Since 2007, Town Danceboutique has operated in the Shaw neighborhood at 2009 8th Street NW. In that time, and after considerable investments in our neighborhood by many people including ourselves, Shaw is now one of Washington’s most thriving and desirable parts of the city. “Understandably, because of that popularity, there has been an interest in the real estate that Town currently occupies. In fact, the building has been sold in previous years and we have had multiple landlords since we have been in operation. Now, the building has been sold once again. This sale was not a surprise to us and we have a great relationship with our new landlord who is excited to have us as their tenant. We also enjoy solid lease terms and we intend and fully expect to be throwing parties in our current location for years to come.”

It looks like things have changed since then and they cannot hold off the rumors. Normally when you hear a club is closing down its the truth as gays cannot keep their mouths shut when it comes to good gossip or in this case devastating news. We heard really bad rumours about XL Nightclub in NYC years ago and now we saw it in its casket over gay pride in NYC as it’s changing into a non-homo boutique hotel. Even the Out Hotel has been put to rest and “another one in the casket” as Katy Perry would say.

Another blow to D.C. are the other probably true rumors that the stripper club is closing down. The gay nightclub Ziegfeld’s-Secrets also sold their building to a developer. The sale followed approval by the city of the construction of a new soccer stadium across the street from the Ziegfeld’s-Secrets building. Although the owner Alan Carroll has said the developer that bought the building “doesn’t expect to displace or evict his club for four or five years since the property is not on the footprint of the soccer stadium.” Yeah right? Didn’t we lose the original Town in D.C. (can’t remember the original name) to a fu*king stadium. Not sure what’s worse a sports stadium or an apartment complex… probably an apartment complex because at least we can watch concerts at sports arenas.

What areas will the gays improve next and then gentrification takes over that neighborhood? We seem to beautify and bring traffic somewhere then corporations take over. They already want our pride parades, our clubs, and a Chinese company owns Grindr and Hornet. We need our gay back!

Seattle Gay Scene

Seattle is a beautiful city and has the most gorgeous mountains wrapped around it. The weather can be cold as hell freezing over but there is lots of shopping and good bakeries. The club scene is not so exciting.

We started out at a place called the Cuff that has kind of taken over as the club of choice for most on Sundays and Fridays. They close at 2am but let me tell you they close down the bar at a crazy 1:30 or so. What the hell happened to 2am liquor service. This place had bears and maybe 2 twinks and a few other guys and girls. I noticed more girls in the clubs in Seattle than any other city with some attitude. The drinks at Cuff suck they are big but not much alcohol that I noticed. Never seen a leather type bar or shall I say a wanna be leather bar have such weak drinks oh maybe that’s why its a wanna be bar.

We then went over to R Place and it was busy on Friday and Saturday nights and they close at 2am. The lesbian upstairs makes strong drinks. Good music and a fun dance floor with a pole. They have a view of the neighborhood nearby from the windows of the dance room on the third floor. R Place charged $7 to get in which is kind of expensive. Not a huge fan of the ekevated dance floor.

Then there was this club that Seattle gay scene is known for called Neighbours which is featured on sites such as GayCities and ClubFly. I noticed Neighbours was featured as the only gay dance club in Seattle which is not really true because there is R Place and Cuff but they are open until 4am on the Friday and Saturday. The admission to Neighbours was around $4 and the drinks kind of sucked but hey the music was good. The DJ was friendly and played some good stuff but the dancefloor was just not that happening even though they by far had the best club in town with the lighting and dancefloor. They have three levels but the bottom level is rented out to a goth club which can be fun when you are in the mood to get freaky – I used to love the Church in Dallas.

Neighbours was my favorite club on the gay strip in Seattle but only seemed busy after alcohol at 2am to 4am because at those times it was 18 and up so everyone knew to show up then. So basically its the afterhours club in Seattle, WA.

I recommend the restaurant at the bottom of the Westin Seattle off 5th street and the Belltown Pizza bar/restaurant.

Seattle is not much of an exciting city for those who are used to big clubs and nightlife. If you like small bars and more of a laid back atmosphere and maybe being high all day and night then I recommend it. The city smells like pot and there is nothing wrong with that but hey lets break out the vodka redbull and move on to a bigger dancefloor and more boys to make out with!

One note on the Neighbours website is that it is non-existent and that their myspace has not been signed onto in a long time. This led me to believe that the club was not open and closed down so I was actually surprised it was even open. They really need to work on a new web presence and maybe find a way that you do not have to walk into a dark alley to get inside their club.

Where is the Gay Scene in Seattle? You will find most of the gay friendly establishments in the Capitol Hill area near Belltown and Downtown Seattle. Capital Hill has recently seen restaurant closings of long-time known gay frequented places. They are currently updating the area but it is nice that the main gay clubs are just down the street form each other off Pine and Broadway in this Capital Hill area.

Update 2017: Tuesday’s have Act Tue(a gay musical night) that gets busy at Capitol Cider. Could try rPlace, Neighbours, or queer/bar on Wednesday, but they’re all hit or miss nights. And rPlace for Thirsty Thursday’s or Neighbours for Stripper Circus on Thursday. Friday’s you could go pretty much anywhere CCs, Eagle, Cuff, Pony, Diesel, rPlace, or Queer/Bar.

Hotels: Silver cloud hotel is walkable to gay strip and Hometown Suites from Hilton is down street.

Gay New Year’s Eve Parties Worldwide 2017

12400808_1931489727076739_6743187137028397135_nWe have tried to put together one of the best lists for an epic New Year’s Eve 2017. If you are Canadian, Australian, European, or from the United States of New Trumpland we found some of the hottest parties in the world you may not want to miss. The only problem is that we want to be at all of these parties and cannot decide so maybe this list will help us.

Belgium. H.I.M New Year’s Eve
According to this promoter they are selling more and more tickets in Canada and Australia. They are “Very honored to welcome people from the other side of the world on New Year’s Eve…”
Saturday 31st December 2016. H.I.M would like to welcome you to its very first edition of H.I.M NYE with
This night will be hosted by our first lady ALEX MERCURIO.
“Spain’s hottest party”
TAITO TIKARO (Matinee All Star – Circuit Waterpark 2015)
International Circuit Gogo’s & Entertainment
A brand new night out for him, her and everyone in between. A night filled with POPular pleasure and URBAN desire.
STEWIE LAHYE (Flash/Le You Resident)
JOEY (Random – Hessenhuis)
Hosted by Beauty QueeRs, Dazzling Diva’s and YOURSELF.
Dress up cauz Anna’s watching!
This event will take place at AEC Building (better known as Industria or Mansion), a mesmerizing industrial club with several floors and rooms, located in the Antwerp port (400m from IKON).
Indiëstraat 9, Antwerpen
Our Take: Sounds like they have their shit together and are throwing an epic party in Belgium. Our thirst is real for this party!
Go here for Antwerpen gay stay .

WE PARTY celebrates its 6th WE NYF anniversary, between the dates of December 27th to January 1st. Another edition, welcoming the New Year of 2017 in the city of Madrid, in Europe’s biggest gay Winter festival. A celebration that attracts more than 20,000 men from all corners of the planet.A different winter holiday, where you can enjoy 6 nights and 6 parties, celebrating together with the team of WE PARTY the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. With a line-up of the best DJs in the world, the best opening shows, stagings and over 20 gogos.

Every year Puerto Vallarta has something for you on New Year’s Eve. This year, with DJ Dawna Montell and tropical events with an amazing fireworks show. Hopefully Trump’s wall doesn’t go up before the big weekend is over then again why not just stay in beautiful PVR until Trump is dumped out of office.

14641930_1092065167537568_7189615154572777683_nVIENNA – LOVEBALL – CLEOPATRA & HER LOVERS
Ok, looking through all of the worldwide events this one takes home the prize. In the history of the ancient world there is one woman who eclipses all others. Her name has become a byword for beauty, luxury and excess. Her story is entwined with some of the most powerful men in history. She is the last pharaoh of Egypt – CLEOPATRA. She has been portrayed as everything from romantic to a powerful sexual predator. The secrets of her concealed passionate relationships to her ardent lovers will be disclosed by LOVEBALL.
3 INTERNATIONAL SUPER STAR DJ’S, Cleopatra & her lovers, Live Performances, Huge Led Screens, Mugshot Photowall, 3 Floors, International Gogos, Loveball opening performance, and Ancient egyptian decorations.
DJ ASAF DOLEV (Tel Aviv – FFF, Beef, Revolver Berlin)
DJ Herb (Matine Las Vegas, Rosenball, Male Cologne)
DJ Andi Mik (Cricus, Loveball, GM1)
Mart.I (Ken, Fresh!, Connection Berlin)
WUK – Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wien
U6, 40, 41, 42, 40A – Station Währinger Straße/Volksoper
5, 33 – Station Spitalgasse)
…is like every year, the motto of Loveball. Take Cleopatra’s and her lovers’ example and be open minded in love with respect and tolerance towards everyone. Don’t worry about conventions and rules, live your life how you like it, at least for this special night.
So far we see over 500 people interested in their Facebook event which is higher thus far than the other events.
www.loveball.at for more information and $25 off a place to stay here.

Saturday, December 31 9 pm – 4 am
The Belasco
Masterbeat is excited to present one of our biggest New Year’s Eve productions ever as we take over the entire Belasco Theater for One Love. Experience all 3 rooms of this incredible venue, all completely transformed by Masterbeat for this exclusive event, as we bring in an all new 8 point thundering line array sound system, full color lasers, high resolution 3D video walls with special effects and performances in every room along with Masterbeat’s legendary countdown to midnight. DJ’s Grind and Micky Friedmann will take you into the new year in the main theater, with Alex Acosta spinning all night in the upstairs ballroom and Tristan Jaxx taking over the underground vault. Love makes our world go around, come and ring in 2017 with love and thousands of the hottest men from around the world.
Go here for a $25 Misterbnb credit on your first stay in Downtown or Weho.

gay-london-new-years-eveLONDON – Heaven G-A-Y
I have seen rumours that it could be STEPS performing. If you have not heard of this group then Google search them. It will be quite a camp fan girl party we would all die for on any weekend. Steps is Reuniting For 2017
at the G-A-Y New Years Eve Party from 9pm – 5am.
“Brit Award Winning
20 Million Records Sold
The group with over Ten Top 5 singles and #1’s will be performing Midnight At G-A-Y. This is a mega-club and what we consider to be one of the best spots to be for the best club night of the year.
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There are also great parties in NYC and every major city. Check out these parties from last year and our advice on what to do when you go out clubbing for NYE.

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Studio 54 Flashback

studio 54 ryan phillipeYou’re too young to remember the actual Studio 54 I’m sure, but you may have heard of it and wanted to know what was so special about it. Why does the name, no the legend, live on all these years later? What was Studio 54?

To understand it completely you have to travel back to April 16th 1977 and to put that into perspective: that was the year that first saw VISA on credit cards, rings were discovered around Uranus (I’m not joking), the first spacewalk took place and Sarah Michelle Gellar was only 12 days old. Meanwhile over on 254 W. 54th Street, New York, two friends, Steve Rubell and Ian Shrager opened their doors for the first time and thereby started the legend of Studio 54.

In simple terms it was a night club; but a glittering one. They had tried owning and running steakhouses in the city but soon decided that there was more money to be made in alcohol, hence the idea of a club. With Rubell’s drive he was always the loud and gregarious one, they bought and renovated the old TV studio, transformed it into the club, hung an illuminated man-in-the-moon over the dance floor and the rest, as they say is history.
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