With more than 14 years in the hospitality industry and a strong local and tourist following, Pattiani has built his career around nightlife and hosting. Pattiani created Garrett’s Gay Guide as a social media tool to connect people with events and activities. As moderator for the “Las Vegas Gay Mafia” Facebook group, Garrett’s Gay Guide now appears online, in social media, and in print through a partnership with QVegas Magazine.
Best Gay Club Night
Every Sunday, Revolution in The Mirage goes gay! Revo Sundays (Facebook.com/LightGroupLGBT) hosts some of the biggest celebrities and artists, with sexy male and female go-gos, and music by the best local and award-winning DJs. Contact a friendly VIP host (Gay.Vegas/RevoSundays) to get on the guest list, or to get the VIP treatment with bottle service, a personal server, elevated tables with seating for large parties and even bottle-delivery presentations that allow you to party like a rock star.
Best Gay Bar
Vrooom! Start your engines at The Garage (1487 E. Flamingo Rd., 702-440-6333, TheGarageLV.com). The popular neighborhood bar is open 24/7 with an automotive theme and bartenders dressed as mechanics. Pool, shuffleboard and a jukebox keep you entertained. It’s definitely the Cheers of the LGBTQ community.
Best Gay Lounge
Nightlife staple 8½ Ultra Lounge (4633 Paradise Rd., 702-791-0100, PiranhaVegas.com) has spanned the decades in Las Vegas’ “Fruit Loop.” The swanky 8½ Lounge features indoor and outdoor seating that is conducive to socializing. Attached to Piranha Nightclub, 8½ lets guests enjoy a low-key atmosphere that can easily lead into a high-energy night.
Best LGBTQ Community Cheerleaders
When you think of a cheerleader, Bears Las Vegas (BearsLasVegas.ning.com) might not be the first group to come to mind. However, their strong commitment to the LGBTQ community, and their advocacy of inclusion, makes Bears Las Vegas stand out among the newest nonprofits in the community. The Bears produce events and gatherings that help raise funds for other organizations, including the Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.
Best Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Spot
With Nevada’s ban on same-sex marriage struck down, Las Vegas is poised to become the Gay Marriage Capital of the World. But before the weddings and settling down start, visit Share Nightclub (4636 Wynn Rd., ShareNightclub.com) to get that one last wild Vegas night out of the way. Share is home to some of the hottest male and female go-gos and offers a jam-packed dance floor, EDM DJs and VIP bottle service—everything you need for a night you will never forget, assuming you can actually remember it!