Even though he knows as well as anyone about the lack of gay nightlife programming on the Las Vegas Strip, Eduardo Cordova was still a little surprised at the solid showing during the sneak preview/debut of Roi Sundays September 20 at Chateau. “It was packed. Everybody loved the venue and the event,” he says. “It was like the community was waiting for this.”
Cordova, a mainstay in the local club scene who also publishes the Spanish-language In Vegas magazine, has teamed with the nightclub at Paris and Pacifico Entertainment to make Roi Sundays a weekly event—the only LGBT night on the Strip.
Roi is French for “king,” and the royal French dancers that perform on Sundays help the event match Chateau’s Euro-vibe. An Absolut-sponsored open bar runs from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. (Absolut bottles are $150, and shots are $5 all night) while the sounds are provided by resident DJs Nick Ayler and Ryan Kenney. Locals always get in free.