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Going to Las Vegas alone

I'll be there this weekend. I had some miles and decided to see it at least once in my lifetime (San Francisco or Boston is more my speed for a weekend getaway). Any suggestions for the solo gay traveler?

I kind of want to see Chippendales but would it be too weird to go alone?

by Anonymousreply 2412/11/2013

I was just there alone... all I can say is:

1) Las Vegas is not a place to be alone

2) Las Vegas is not a place to be gay

I hope you have fun. But I didn't.

by Anonymousreply 105/07/2013

OP there is no such animal as too weird in Vegas.

by Anonymousreply 205/08/2013

Go to Chippendales if you want, and have fun!

Many of the production shows have very good single seats for last-minute sale. The downside is that you won't be eligible for 2-for-1 tickets.

by Anonymousreply 305/08/2013

R3, They will not let any males in to see the Chippendales show. I recently got free tix by going to a Rio Bridal Fair. I told then that I was getting married on 2/24/14; just had will have to find a man before that date, LOL.

Chippendales is now all about themed routines, with the dancers as a group alternately appearing as cowboys, blue collar workers, executives, etc. They've changed the concept to make it an extremely G-rated fantasy. Dancers go into the audience and kiss the women on the cheek and tell them how beautiful they all are.

Anyway I'd recommend going to Sapphire instead with a female escort, as couples are encouraged to attend. This show is far more sexual and shows a lot more skin, including bare behinds. In fact the dancers spend most of their time in a very brief thong. Some dancers even do private lap dances for males, especially behind the curtains in the back of the room. It all depends on how much you want to spend.

Of course you really need to get an exclusive invite to the private parties where most of the dancers are hired to perform behind totally closed doors.

by Anonymousreply 405/08/2013

I've heard of lots of gay men going to Chippendales.

by Anonymousreply 505/08/2013

If you see Elizabeth Shue, run.

by Anonymousreply 605/08/2013

R3, Go visit Tix4Less, or it's competitors, on the strip where you can see plenty of 2nd and 3rd tier shows at half-price, especially if its' not a day with near 100% room-rate occupancy. Time share salesmen no longer grab up all of those extra tickets as bribes to get suckers into their presentations.

Club Crave is now on Freemont, downtown. There is also Drink 'n Drag. Check on their many choices for the upscale seeking. The older "Fruit Loop" off of Paradise and "Fun Hogs' Ranch" are more blue-collar and older places.

Anyone with an appreciation for art would appreciate seeing the free Bellagio Fountains, Conservatory (elaborate floral display), Mirage exploding volcano, and TI pirate show. Agreed that the previous pirate show with mostly male pirates was much better.

The circular escalator and very high-end shops at Ceasars' Palace Forum Shops is a must for fashionistas. The very large but more practical Fashion Show Mall is also worth it. Be careful of visual overload in Vegas.

If you have any specific questions, I'll try and respond. By the way the pools are all open and not all charge a cover. Fab viewing of hot men. (Yes I'm female.)

by Anonymousreply 705/08/2013

R5, You are correct; Chippendales changed its' policy and is allowing solo males. I just think that it's just too schmaltzy. Lots of older women in the audience. Hard to see any of the very brief partial nudity in the dim light.

Other shows offer men with their bits barely covered up and in full light, for greater admiration. The dancers moves are far more sexually suggestive as well. Also there's a greater range of types, clearly on view in the individual performances.

by Anonymousreply 805/08/2013

sTaay away fRum TiGers!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 905/08/2013

[quote]The older "Fruit Loop" off of Paradise and "Fun Hogs' Ranch" are more blue-collar and older places.

I found Fun Hog Ranch to be everything the tired-ass old Buffalo wanted to be... just a fun gay dive bar with a mixed crowd.

Not gay per se but still a lot of fun: Frankie's Tiki Room, a flawless recreation of a 1950s tiki bar. Incredible decor, good drinks, nice bartenders, fun campy videos and interesting souvenir tiki mugs. It's a short cab ride from downtown and a slightly longer one from the Strip.

by Anonymousreply 1005/08/2013

^ Tiki bars like that always remind me of that scene in Goodfellas where they soak the place with Sterno and light it on fire.

by Anonymousreply 1105/08/2013

Vegas is a great town for solo travel. I'm in SoCal and it's one of my favorite weekend trips.

Someone mentioned the Fruit Loop. It's worth checking out if you like bars/clubs.

Dunno if you are on hook-up sites (Grindr, A4A) but if you are, the local guys all seemed pretty friendly. I met up with a cute guy who drove over from Henderson. I kept in touch and went over to his place on a following trip.

The one thing I did notice about chatting with guys online is that you are judged by your hotel. Tell someone you are at Excalibur and conversation over. Tell them Venetian or Wynn and they continue the conversation.

I've also had luck just staying in the hotel and eating/drinking at the several bars onsite and casino. Had luck hooking up when staying Venetian, Mandalay, and MGM.

Also, most hotels have gym, sauna, jacuzzi attached to spa and you can use the basics for a guest fee. They def can be cruisy but not a good place for hooking up. Most are there with friends, bf's, gf's and are just taking a little break and looking around.

by Anonymousreply 1205/10/2013

the underground scene in Vegas is trying to happen

by Anonymousreply 1305/10/2013

We went to Charlie's - a gay bar that's a cab ride away from the strip. I found everyone to be really friendly. It's a little trashy but not bad.

by Anonymousreply 1405/10/2013

Do you like to gamble? If you don't know how it's easy to learn to play Blackjack and craps on line and people at the tables are generally helpful if you've got questions. I thought It would be intimidating but it was fun learning something new and I had beginner's luck.

Look for tables who look friendly and if they're not move to another. Fun way to pass some time before hitting a show or the clubs or really anytime you have some time to kill

by Anonymousreply 1505/10/2013

It's an assault on my sense of taste.

by Anonymousreply 1605/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 1711/27/2013

I had fun there with a self-described killer I met in the lobby of a Super 8.

by Anonymousreply 1811/28/2013

[quote]Of course you really need to get an exclusive invite to the private parties where most of the dancers are hired to perform behind totally closed doors.

Some of you are so pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 1911/28/2013

Check out Louis Prima and Keely Smith's show at the Flamingo!

by Anonymousreply 2011/28/2013

Dawson, of corbin fisher porn fame, bartends at Krave and is said to be available if the tips are good.

by Anonymousreply 2111/28/2013

I've been going to Vegas for many years and have never hooked up with anyone. I had dinner with our former wonderful legal librarian once, but that was my most social evening. That was a good 4 or 5 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 2211/28/2013

Chippendales dancers don't perform for other men.

by Anonymousreply 2311/28/2013

Anyone been to Share?

by Anonymousreply 2412/11/2013
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