About Us

5 Star Saloon has stood the test of time since 1971 as the longest-running gay bar in Nevada. Voted Best Gay Hangout in Northern Nevada by the Reno News & Review, 5 Star offers a safe environment for people to be themselves without fear of persecution.

Friendly bartenders offer happy hour everyday from 5PM – 9PM Monday-Friday with $3 well cocktails and $3 domestic draft. On Friday and Saturday, 5 Star transforms into a hot dance club featuring Reno’s top DJ’s, amazing drinks, and a full dance floor with stage, cage and dancer poles.

Enjoy karaoke every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Check out nightly drink and food specials. Join us every Sunday for Free-Spin, open mic for DJ’s, and each Monday for Game + Movie Night with All-You-Can-Drink IPA from 7-9pm!


"Fast, easy, friendly service"

"Love dancing here and making new friends!"

"BEST Gay Bar in town!"

"...Definitely my regular spot where I feel welcome anytime of day or night..."

"This place has the BEST DJ!"

Meet Our Staff


AnthonyAaryna is a lifelong native of Reno. Fond of sweet drinks, Aaryna loves working on cars, computers and photography, and getting her hands dirty with gardening.


BilloHailing from Middletown Ohio, Billo has been in Reno for a year now. Billo loves working with the close team at 5 Star because everyone works together to make sure all customers and staff have a great time and stay safe. Like most of us, Billo likes his drinks big, and loves the 5 Star Long Islands!


Brandon’s favorite drink is Don Julio Reposado straight or on the rocks. He was born and raised in Reno and has bartended for over ten years in every style of bar. Brandon says, “I love the 5 Star because of the diverse crowd, the low drink prices and the late night-early morning hours!”


Claudia’s favorite drink to make is a Pin-Up. Her favorite drink to drink is Vodka Soda.
Originally from Sacramento, Claudia has been in Nevada for ten years and lived in Reno for the last four. Claudia brings over 14 years of bartending expertise to 5 Star Saloon. She enjoys big trucks, long walks on the beach, sunsets, and shooting shit in the desert. Her pet peeves are angry people and water that tastes funny.

DJ Izer

DJ IzerNo matter how many times she wanders away from music, DJ Izer always finds herself back behind the decks, whether it’s spinning hip hop, house, funk, pop, soul, 80’s, 90’s, or EDM… Her ability to play open-format allows plenty of versatility to dial in any crowd, club night, or special event.

Over the past decade, she’s held many club residencies in Denver, Colorado and has guest DJ’d throughout the city. We’re so glad she relocated to Reno! You can now find DJ Izer at 5 Star Saloon every Friday, Saturday, and 3rd Thursday. Her high energy is guaranteed to get your shoulders bouncing and booty shaking!


larryLarry’s favorite drink is Sex on the Beach. He’s lived in Reno most of his life. Larry enjoys walking, movies and comics. We take pride in the fabulous job he does as 5 Star’s janitor, and he enjoys the 5 Star because it is a good job to meet people from new places.


Michael just moved to Reno from Ohio to connect with local family. A 49ers fan, Michael loves 1800 and pineapple, doing social work and raising his two kids.


NickOriginally from Napa, Nick has been in Reno 6 years.  He is a musician, and loves 5 Star for its friendly atmosphere.


RickDJ Ricky Rick heats up the Karaoke Scene every Monday and Thursday night! Originally from SoCal, Rick has lived in the Reno valley for nearly two decades. Rick enjoys singing, dancing, Karaoke, softball, fishing and camping, and loves the atmosphere he helps to create at 5 Star.


Yvonne was raised in Cali and moved to Reno in 2016. Her favorite drink is an UnderCurrent, with Chambord vodka and Curacao (YUM!). An avid concert-goer, Yvonne also loves slingin’ beers at the rodeo, and being part of the 5 Star family.


Say hello to Zech at the door! A Navy veteran and recent Reno transplant, Zech has traveled extensively and enjoys shooting guns and lifting weights when he has time off. His favorite drink combo is Jack and Coke, and DeathWish Coffee to get his day started. Ask Zech how it’s made, now we all want some!

Community Partners

Arts for All Nevada
Northern Nevada HOPES
Northern Nevada Outreach Team
The Silver Dollar Court