This is Columbus Day Weekend, and that means a lot of people have a three-day weekend. Las Vegas hotels typically get packed on three-day weekends, so you can also expect big crowds in the strip clubs.
Friday, October 9
Palomino Club – Where G-strings Drop and Drinks Are Served
Bethany Dances at
Photo by Hew Burney
Las Vegas laws, as in many other U.S. cities, prohibit alcohol sales in clubs where stage dancers get fully nude. Guys always have to decide between beer and pussy. If you want to see pussy–sorry, no booze. If you want to have a drink–sorry, no pussy.
As a result of some weird legal mumbo-jumbo that nobody in this town quite understands, Palomino Club (club review / club website) doesn’t have to follow the same rules as all the other strip clubs. Palomino always features a fully nude stage show, yet the club has a full bar.
Other features of this club also set it apart from the rest. Reasonable drink prices (drafts $6, domestics $8) are good all night every night for both locals and out-of-towners. And the VIP room has no extra bar tab or bottle fee.
If you haven’t been in Palomino in the past few months, the new upstairs VIP room–the Lipstick Lounge–has comfy booths, each one curtained for privacy. Nude private shows in the Lipstick Lounge start at 3 songs/100.
On Friday nights, you’ll usually see Bethany–one of the top pole dancers in Vegas–who we featured in a photo spread in August–“Bethany on the Pole at Palomino Club.”
Groups of two or more can get free admission to Palomino (a $30 savings for each member of your party) by calling 1.702.327.7258 for the club’s free limo. Locals who arrive in their own cars are always free, but if you arrive late on a busy night, you may be hit with a tab to cover two drinks up front.
|Pro Tip: If you’re a solo guy going to the club, save $20 on the admission charge either by driving yourself or taking a cab to Jerry’s Nugget casino and then walking across the street to Palomino.
If you take a cab to Palomino, the cabbie will hit the club with a high head fee and you’ll have to pay the full $30 cover. If you drive yourself or walk over from Jerry’s Nugget, you’ll only pay $10.
While you’re at Jerry’s, get one of Jerry’s famous éclairs in the best diner-style coffee shop in town.
Note: Palomino gets packed on the weekends, so arrange for limo pick-up by 10-10:30 pm–or buy a package at the club website–to make sure both a limo and a good table will be available.
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Competes on Friday Night
Las Vegas Burlesque Festival – Competition Night
This is Day Two of the three-day Las Vegas Burlesque Festival at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino. Tonight’s 9 pm show will be the big competition with live music provided by the LV Burlesque Festival Jazz Quartet.
Other activities throughout the day and evening include cocktail parties, a swap meet where you can buy, sell, or trade burlesque memorabilia, a “Burlexercise” class, Burly School, Performers’ Brunch, etc. To view the full schedule, see the list of all showcase performers and purchase tickets, go to the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival website.
Saturday, October 10
Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club – 400 Topless Girls Looking for a Lap to Sit On – Have a Seat and Let the Boobies Come to You!
KJC Is a Sapphire Gem
Sapphire (club review / club website), aka the “World’s Largest Gentlemen’s Club,” is the Vegas strip club you have to see at least once in your life. If you’re a fan of breasts, then Sapphire is the Vegas strip club you have to see at least a few hundred times in your life.
Sapphire’s package deals (buy online) are good deals. You get a break on the drink prices, plus free limo transport and admission, and also a line pass and a reserved VIP table. At this club, if you don’t have a reserved table, you may not get a table–or any other seat–at all (and it’s hard to get a lap dance if you can’t get a seat). So go take a look at their deals and decide.
If you’re alone, the VIP60 package gets you a reserved table and provides twice the bang for your buck (see my $ analysis in the club review –link above), all expenses considered.
Call 1.702.869.0003 to reserve the club limo. Sapphire will waive the $15 reservations fee if you purchase a 2-for-1 drink ticket–a no brainer.
Sapphire Comedy Hour – Every Saturday Night at 8 PM
There’s a separate $20 admission for the Sapphire Comedy Hour, but if you’re an early bird, this 8 pm show is a great way to start the evening. If you’re with your wife or girlfriend, this is a very couples-friendly show, and compared to most of the comedy shows in casino showrooms–where prices range from $50-$100–this is also a cheap date. You can also order dinner (gourmet Mexican–organic, non-GMO–from the El Dorado Cantina) before or during the show (Showroom doors open at 7 pm).
Top working comics (Angie Krum tonight) plus a classy burlesque dancer (Kalani Kokonuts) and a dynamite magician (Mon Dre), hosted by “Dat Dude” Donny Johnson, make this show a pretty sneaky way to get your significant other into a strip club. Call 1.702.869.0003 for the club limo–the $15 reservations fee will be waived if you purchase a buy-1-get-1-free drink coupon.
After the comedy show (around 9:30), you walk right into Sapphire (the gentlemen’s club) for no extra charge. The Saturday night dancers will be swarming the aisles.
Las Vegas Burlesque Festival – Showcase Spectacular
This is the final day of the three-day Las Vegas Burlesque Festival at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino. Tonight’s 9 pm show will be the Star Spectacular Showcase, featuring the top burlesque performers from around the country. Other activities throughout the day and evening include cocktail parties, a swap meet where you can buy, sell, or trade burlesque memorabilia, a “Burlexercise” class, Burly School, Performers’ Brunch, etc. To view the full schedule, see the list of all showcase performers and purchase tickets, go to the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival website.
Sunday, October 11
Dine with the Mob at Hustler
This is a weekly dinner party that takes place in the new Fuso Lounge at the Hustler Club (club review).
Sal Polisi, one-time mobster, tells personal stories during a 5-hr dinner experience. Sal also performs a one-man play depicting his life inside the 1970s New York mob, with characters such as John Gotti, Tommy DeSimone, Jimmy Burke, and Foxy Jerothe.
A buffet-style pasta dinner is included with NY cheesecake for dessert.
Tickets are $58.74 for “soldiers,” and $132.87 for “capos.” A capo ticket gets you private access to Sal, a personal QA sessions, cigar time and green room access before and after the show.
For full details and to purchase tickets, go to EventBrite.com.
Bikini Bull-Riding at Gilley’s
If you like cheap beer, shit-kickin’ country music, and girls in their underwear, Sunday night is always fun at Gilley’s (inside Treasure Island). The 11 pm Bikini Bull-Riding contest is actually pretty sexy–amateurs, mostly in their skivvies, trying to stay on that mechanical bull to win money. No cover charge. You must be 21+.