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Piranha & 81⁄2

LGBT East of the strip
Piranha Nightclub in Las Vegas
Photograph: Courtesy Piranha Nightclub

Done out with velvet curtains, a marble-topped bar and gigantic piranha aquariums, the $5-million Piranha dance hall and connecting 81⁄2 Lounge is gay Vegas’s most beautiful nightlife palace. Go-go boys and girls are on display in Piranha, while guests take over the stage in 81⁄2; the Skybox VIP rooms give welcome respite from the usual crowds. Cocktails can be expensive and low on booze, but it’s easy to see why this complex is a hit.


Venue name: Piranha & 81⁄2
Address: 4633 Paradise Road
Las Vegas
Cross street: between E Harmon & E Tropicana avenues
Opening hours: Daily 10:15pm-3:15am
Transport: Bus 108
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