Jozi’s Risqué gay nightclub to re-open


popular_risque_gay_nightclub_to_reopenThose in the market for some clubbing nostalgia can look forward to the re-opening of Risqué in Johannesburg.

Located in Fourways, the club was one of the city’s most popular gay nightspots for almost five years before closing its doors in July 2011.

Now, as from the 6th of March, it will start up once again as a monthly party at the same venue and hosted by Bruce Walker, who originally launched it before moving on to Babylon.

“There’s a demand for it,” Walker told Mambaonline. “It’ll be a bit of déjà vu – and it was an institution. People are asking for it. There’s no real gay club in Johannesburg right now.”

He plans to initially run Risqué as a once a month party but it could become more frequent. “We’ll see how it goes. We just want people to come and enjoy.”

Walker said that while there will be some changes, he aims to provide the “same vibe,” explaining that, “the entrance will be different but we’ll still use the pool area so people can party on the dance floor and then go outside to have a smoke and a chat.”

Party-goers can expect a free limited edition CD for the first 200 patrons on the opening night and “a lot of hot barmen doing body shots and dancing on the bar and whatever you want them to do.”

Risqué re-launches on Friday 6 March 2015 and will open on the first Friday of the month thereafter. Entry is R60 at the door.

Are you looking forward to the re-opening of Risqué or has it had its day? Tell us your Risqué stories below.

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