The rainbow-emblazoned door on Third Street might’ve been painted over, but Snick’s Place is still going strong. The Arts District watering hole—which has been open since 1976, making it the Valley’s oldest gay bar—recently received a small facelift, after the owners of the Garage purchased the bar and adjacent space in December. The Downtown venue has been updated with a fresh coat of paint, new interior fixtures and different beverage promos, and Snick’s Facebook page promises “exciting changes” for 2015. Just as long as the bar’s pink elephant mascot goes unharmed. —Mark Adams
In other gay nightlife news, Piranha is now open 24 hours a day. Expect daytime and pre-clubbing drink specials and promotions (such as drag queen bingo and karaoke) throughout the week.
More dayclubs have begun the hiring process for the upcoming pool season. Hard Rock Hotel’s Rehab, the granddaddy of them all—seriously, 12 seasons might as well be a century in clublife—begins group interviews for 11 different positions on January 15-16 at Body English, with another round on February 12-13. Applicants must bring resumés and wear photo-ready swim attire.
Meanwhile, newborn Foxtail Pool Club at SLS begins interviewing for four positions on January 19-20 at Life Nightclub. Candidates must apply online ahead of time at slslasvegas.com/careers, and bring a headshot along with resumé to the interview, with swim attire mandatory only for model positions.
Marquee’s longtime affiliation with Kaskade has ended with the California dance icon’s exclusive signing to XS and Encore Beach Club for the next two years. Speaking of losses: Hakkasan has said goodbye to producer/DJ (and occasional Tiësto opener) Danny Avila. The young Spaniard begins his new residency at Life on January 25.
However, the MGM Grand enormo-club will help its recent re-signee Tiësto celebrate his 46th birthday on January 17 with a gig.
Among the DJs on the 2015 roster for Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub: 3LAU, Adventure Club, Borgeous, Chromeo, Dannic, Dyro, D-Wayne, Feenixpawl, Helena, Luke Shay, MAKJ, Merk & Kremont, Mike Hawkins, Quintino, Sidney Samson and Vicetone. —Mike Prevatt