Vegas has seen its fair share of big name competition - Hagler vs. Hearns, Morales vs. Barrera, Tyson vs. Holyfield, but nothing rivals the showdown Sin City has going on these days - the battle for the club crowd.
With four new nightclubs opening in just one night this past New Year's Eve, it's easy to see that clubs come and go quickly in this town, sometimes before you can even learn to pronounce the name. This kind of climate means that when clubs make it through their fifth birthday and beyond, they're a rare breed, a special club with something people just keep coming back for.
In terms of clubs that have spent years honing and partying, making things better night after night, Risqué is right at the top of the list.
Located inside the Paris , Risqué opened six years ago to a collective, "Whoop!" from the party-starved masses on the Las Vegas Strip. With only a handful of clubs rocking out on a regular basis, clubbers welcomed Risqué with open arms and never let go.
Six years later, Risqué is as popular as ever, with special event nights unlike anything else on the Strip and a diehard crowd that swears by the club.
"We come here every Friday night," said Faith Herr, a Las Vegas local who first visited the club three years ago with friends in town on vacation. "It's where we go to dance."
Fridays at Risqué are where a lot of people go to dance, actually. Fridays play host to Risqué's "La Revolucion," a party with Latin DJs spinning salsa, meringue, cumbia and Latin house music - a relative rarity on Las Vegas Boulevard .
The club's staff (which is about the only thing that has changed much over the club's successful run) keeps it going the next night with "VOLUME" on Saturdays. Here, crowds pack onto the dance floor to shake their hips as DJs spin the latest hip-hop, R&B and mash-ups.