2015 may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the parties need to stop. This year we’ve taken you inside some of the hottest circuit parties, night clubs, bars and lounges in cities across the globe–from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, Chicago to Buenos Aires, New Orleans to Johannesburg, and everywhere in between.
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Neverland kicked off Market Days in Chicago with a tribal-themed party entitled “Origins.” Headlined by DJs Isaac Escalante from Mexico and Alain Jackinsky from Montreal, the Circuit Nightclub was transformed into a Mayan jungle full of wild go-go dancers and drag queens in ancient tribal headdresses and regalia.
More than 30,000 people showed up for this year’s White Party in Palm Springs, the largest gay dance music festival in the world. This year’s party included a “Wet ‘n’ Wild” daytime water park event, plus an award-winning line-up of signature pool parties, evening events and live shows.
Evita Bar is Tel Aviv‘s oldest gay bar and a popular hangout for both locals and tourists alike. Featuring nightly entertainment that includes go-go boys, drag shows, karaoke and weekly circuit parties, it’s no wonder it’s been deemed the Middle East’s official “House of Gay Nightlife.”
GMF is an end-of-weekend dance party in Berlin organized by famed club promoter Boy Young. The weekly party tends to attract a younger image-conscious crowd. Two floors of house music are provided by four DJs, who spin into the wee hours of Monday morning.
XOXO Entertainment and Matinee Group hosted a Bollywood-style circuit party on Valentine’s Day in San Francisco. Mezzanine was packed elbow-to-elbow for a night of scantily-clad dancers and enough sweat to produce it’s own line of moisturizer.
The Week in São Paulo is known for its elaborate live performances, international DJs, massive laser light shows and sinfully attractive clientele. Boasting global nightlife status, this venue brings some of the best entertainment for A-listers and other social butterflies. Think models, muscles and mayhem.
R18 Unrestricted is one of Amsterdam‘s most uninhibited gay fetish parties. Hosted by the Eagle Amsterdam, the event features a rotating roster of male entertainers who both excite and delight onlookers. The bar is located in a historic building that dates back to the late 15th century and has three levels, two of which offer facilities and supplies to help bar goers get better acquainted.
Thousands turned out for Halloween New Orleans. The bewitching weekend celebration included a black tie silent auction and wine raffle, neon party and walking parade. But it was the epic “Fall Of The Pharaohs” Egyptian-themed dance party that drew the biggest crowds and best costumes.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Babylon, Johannesburg‘s ultra modern funky gay club. Sexy superheroes slipped on their capes and speedos for the Super Gay Superheroes Showdown, a night of dancing and debauchery.
Hundreds of sexy Santas ran through the streets of Boston dressed in tight red speedos and little else as part of the 16th annual Santa Speedo Run, a unique and crowd-pleasing fundraising event that aims to raise money for children and families in need.
What’s new, Buenos Aires? Amerika‘s three massive dance floors keep the energy up, and “The Tunnel,” a dark and winding pathway where pretty much anything is known to happen, keeps things interesting. Gay, straight, trans, locals, tourists, whatever. Everyone is welcome in this version of Amerika
Still going strong after more than two decades, La Demence is a huge and hugely popular monthly circuit party held in Brussels that draws average of 2,000 attendees, who span the gay gamut of ages and types.