Billing itself as a ménage à trois of sorts, The Affair Nightclub debuted Cinco de Mayo weekend as the only nonsmoking nightclub in Las Vegas, the only gay nightclub on the Strip and the largest gay nightclub in the city. That is, until Krave Massive rolls out a rainbow carpet of its own on June 15 in Neonopolis for a 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday schedule. Till then, The Affair holds the distinction of being Las Vegas’ newest gay nightclub.
Located in the Boulevard Theater (3765 Las Vegas Blvd. South; formerly Empire Ballroom), The Affair is a 25,000-square-foot, multi-level space that features four main rooms and five full-service bars. Guests who do wish to smoke can get their fix—as well as take in city views—in the outdoor cocktail lounge.
The venue uses chandeliers, textured walls and ornate gold mirrors to create the decadent look of an old-Hollywood theater that has a bit of a mysterious and erotic feel.
Expect highly produced and choreographed productions, character-based go-go dancers, specialty acts, conceptual vignettes and even something called the “Bird Cage,” which puts revelers center stage when shaking their tail feathers. Each night, rotating themes abound, so don’t be surprised if a shirtless mime serves you a drink, or a merman in a vintage claw-foot bathtub waves hello.
“Offering as many interactive elements as possible for our guests is something that is really important to us,” says Armando Macias, one of the creators and partners of The Affair. “We want to transport them into a different world, a surreal experience that is unforgettable.”
The Affair Nightclub is open 10:30 p.m.-4 a.m. Fridays-Sundays. On Memorial Day weekend, locals and tourists can indulge their indiscretions with no cover charge.