The LGBT community saw another dancefloor darken when longtime fixture Goodtimes Bar & Nightclub was 2016’d just before Christmas, following the earlier shutterings of Share and Revolt. Softening the blow, however, is the brand new Flair Nightclub, a 900-capacity, 14,000-square foot freestanding spot that had previously housed off-Strip nightlife institution SRO, Club 702 and, most recently, TRU. Also located just off Spencer Street, the multi-room spot opened quietly on New Year’s Eve and is continuing with a Thursday-Sunday operating calendar—with DJs, go-go dancers and free locals admission (special events excepted)—until its grand opening later this winter. Bar manager Peter Picciano says the goal is to make Flair Las Vegas’ answer to West Hollywood’s multifaceted Abbey hangout. Plans include roll-up walls that open to an East Flamingo-bordering patio, an outdoor drag queen brunch a la Miami Beach’s Palace Bar, a shuttle and headlining talent well-known to the LGBT community. Says Picciano: “We’re very ambitious here.”
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