Reno Tahoe Pride Festival Parade

Love Wins – Reno Tahoe’s LGBTQ+ Hotspots

Reno Tahoe is a safe and friendly destination for everyone. Here we celebrate love and the desire to pursue your most ambitious vacation goals.  While everyone is welcome everywhere, we did want to point out a few gay-owned or gay-friendly establishments and events to make your visit even more amazing!

Where to Stay

THE ROW, Grand Sierra Resort and Harrah’s Reno are all proud sponsors of this year’s Northern Nevada Pride event. While the Peppermill Resort and Whitney Peak Hotel are both TAG approved hotels. Each hotel offers exceptional service, excellent dining and a superior nightlife. You can check out all of the lodging properties here.

Northern Nevada Pride

Reno’s Pride festival takes place every July in conjunction with Artown. Artown brings more than 500 events (most of them free) to the Reno Tahoe area every July. Northern Nevada Pride will take place on July 27th at Wingfield Park which is located right next to the Truckee River. Come for the people, food, live music in the amphitheater and cool off in the river. This year’s special guest is Todrick Hall. The CommUNITY Pride Parade starts at 10 am and will end at Wingfield Park. Stop by the bigtruck booth and pick up your custom Reno Tahoe Pride hat. Read more about the event here.


Whether you’re looking for a spot to kick off the night, or seeking the perfect nightcap, Reno’s gay bars have something for everyone.

Faces NV is in downtown Reno and is Reno’s drag bar. Come for bingo, karaoke or just a fun night full of dancing and drinks.

Splash Bar Reno is Northern Nevada’s newest LGBTQ dance bar. Their patio is perfect for summer nights and they have a daily happy hour. Cheers to that!

5 Star Saloon is another gay bar located downtown and is Reno’s longest running gay bar. They have a large dance floor with a stage and dance poles.

Carl’s Salon will make you feel like you’re right at home. There are an awesome backyard patio and pool tables. They are located near the Peppermill Resort on South Virginia St.

The Reno Pride Crawl happens every June in downtown Reno. Check out 12 different parties, more than 50 drink specials and the epic costume contest.

Click here to check out more of Reno’s nightlife scene.

Other Gay-Friendly Businesses

There are plenty of welcoming businesses in Reno Tahoe, each offering great service and variety of unique products.

You’ll want to make a stop by Pantry Products. Pick up your new favorite all-natural, chemical-free and hand-made body butter, hand soap or face wash, just to name a few of the great products they offer. For the whiskey lovers, the short drive out the Verdi Local is completely worth it. A couple of favorites are the Apple Cinnamon Whiskey and the Garlic Whiskey paired with their own bloody mary mix. To satisfy your hunger look no further than 4th Street Bistro. Dinner is served five nights a week, and the restaurant sources from the best local organic farms and purveyors.

Whether you want to spend the day at a spa, bike along Lake Tahoe or eat your way through Reno, there is something for everyone in Reno Tahoe. See more LGBTQ+ hotspots here and visit our events calendar or things to do page to start planning your trip today!

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