Afternoons in Vegas Are a Whole New Strip Club World
If you’re a guy who likes going to strip clubs in the daytime, Las Vegas can be a frustrating town, especially if you think you know your way around the clubs.
Some of the major clubs that would score high with almost anyone on a Saturday night have no dancers on stage in the afternoon and precious few customers either. But Play It Again, Sam, a small local joint, is a decent afternoon club, with dancers on stage, low drink prices, and an afternoon crowd.
I recently (April 2017) visited all of the Vegas strip clubs that are open during daylight hours, meaning before 6 pm. Some of these clubs have no dancers until the evening hours—I left them out of this report.
Some clubs have extended “happy hours” during the afternoon and none have a cover charge, even for out-of-towners, so if the cost is a concern, daytime is definitely the best time to visit a Vegas strip club, provided you know where to go. Here are my picks for the best afternoon strip clubs in Las Vegas.
Afternoon Strip Clubs That are Most Like a Strip Club at Night
Sapphire’s Free Limo is Available 24/7, Gourmet Mexican Restaurant on Property
Sapphire is open 24/7 and is the only strip club in Vegas with a free limo available 24/7 to get you to the club in style. Afternoons are a great way to enjoy the most elegant club in Vegas at discount prices.
Domestics and wells are only $6 until 6 pm at Sapphire—a great deal at roughly a third the evening price. Sapphire offers free admission until 6 pm as long as you don’t arrive by cab (if you arrive by cab, Lyft, Uber or any limo other than Sapphire’s limo, it’s $22). And Sapphire has the best afternoon and early evening food of any strip club in town—gourmet Mexican from El Dorado, a restaurant on property. You can order from their menu inside the club.
Dancer quality in the afternoon at Sapphire is high as at all hours. The afternoon lap dances maintain Sapphire’s high-mileage reputation. Service standards are high as well. On my last 2 pm stop I saw 10 dancers and about that many customers. By 5 pm there were 18-24, and the number goes up steadily from there. See Nunya’s customer review of his afternoon at Sapphire for a great description of the scene. (Club review / Club website)
Best Afternoon Stage Show is at Little Darlings
If you’re actually into watching dancers dance, the best bet in the afternoon is Little Darlings (club review / club website). I saw a half dozen dancers at the club with about as many customers on a recent midweek afternoon, and there was never a gap in the dancing on stage.
Even better, the dancing on stage was full evening-show quality, with dancers flying around the stripper poles and the like. The dancers were all good-looking, and could have danced in the club on a Saturday night.
Little Darlings doesn’t have a restaurant, so eat before you arrive. There’s also no booze (the club admits customers age 18+), but they have a nice variety of smoothies and health drinks (coconut milk served fresh in the coconut, etc.) in addition to the usual soft drinks.
At Little Darlings in the afternoon, a few dollars in tips goes a long way toward getting you the bulk of the attention of the dancer on stage. The dancers get fully nude.
The Spearmint Rhino Lunch Deal Means a Good Happy Hour Scene
Spearmint Rhino (club review) is offering a lunch deal from 11 am to 7 pm that tends to make for a good happy hour scene. The deal is a burger or chicken sandwich, fries and Bud for $5, or a steak sandwich with fries and a Bud for $7. The sandwiches are good. Also, until 7 pm, domestic beers and wells are all $5.
I had lunch at the club this week and found 10 dancers and maybe a dozen customers in the club. There was always a dancer on stage. Guys were getting lap dances.
Cheetahs 2-for-1 Lap Dances
Cheetahs (club review) is another Vegas strip club with an afternoon scene. The club is open 24/7. I visited the club at 2:00 p.m. midweek.
There were 5 dancers in the club when I went, and about the same number of customers. I’ve seen a dozen dancers in the club in the late afternoon.
A domestic beer cost me $8.50 on this visit (it used to be 2 for $9). In theory, lap dances are two for the price of one during those hours, though you have to find dancers that will agree to the deal. Not all do.
From 1 pm to 4 pm, there’s also free pizza at Cheetahs.
Afternoon Topless Pool like a Strip Club in the Sunshine
If you’re going to Sapphire during the day and it’s a Friday, Saturday or Sunday in the late spring through mid-October, go to the Sapphire Pool and Day Club (topless pool review / website). The pool gets a terrific crowd of dancers and customers in the summer.
The Sapphire pool is where you’ll find a good number of the Sapphire dancers (like 40-50) out in the sunshine in their teeny bikinis and pasties. It’s like a strip club in the sunshine, and one of my favorite places to hang out in the afternoon once the weather turns warm. The dancers will be happy to take you inside to the VIP rooms where those pasties can come off. You can tell which girls are Sapphire dancers because they wear a pink wristband.
The admission fee varies according to special events/DJs, etc., but has mostly been free for locals and those who don’t arrive in cabs. Sapphire offers free transport to the pool in the club limo, with the $15 reservation fee waived if you purchase a buy-1-get-1-free drink coupon. Call 702.869.0003 to reserve your ride.
Or check out the Sapphire pool packages at the pool website. We recommend these because they get you free admission, free limo transport, a line pass, free drinks, and a free lounge chair for the day for the price of the drinks alone.
And on Sundays if you’ve checked out of your hotel, but there are hours to go until your flight home, Sapphire will pick you up at your hotel in their limo, store your luggage while you enjoy the pool and scenery, and then drive you to the airport in time for your flight. It’s a great way to end your trip. Again, call 702.869.0003 to reserve your ride.
Afternoon Strip Clubs with the Best Drink Prices: Hustler Club
Hustler opens at 4 pm Monday through Saturday and 6 pm on Sundays. The club will have 6-8 dancers visible in the club and always a dancer on stage. The dancer quality ranges from fine to average in the afternoons.
Hustler offers free domestics and wells from 4 – 8 pm, but there is an admission charge. Last time I checked it was $50 for out-of-towners.
Afternoon Strip Club with the Dimmest Lighting: Treasures
Treasures opens at 4 pm and I checked it out a few times a little before and after 5 pm. There was always a dancer on stage and I believe there were always 3-6 dancers present. Treasures is now the darkest club in Vegas, so dark you can’t really see from one end of the club to the other, so I may have missed some dancers sitting with customers in dark corners.
If you’re a lap dance aficionado, dark is good. You don’t need a VIP room for privacy. Dancer quality was fine to average.
Treasures no longer has a free buffet. Domestics are only $1 from 4 – 6 pm.
Other Vegas Strip Clubs Worth Checking Out in the Afternoon
Play It Again, Sam: Sam’s is a 24/7 club. I checked it out one day around 4:30 pm and another day closer to 6 pm. There were 6-7 dancers visible in the club and always a dancer on stage. Domestics and wells are $3.50 until 7 pm. Dancer quality was fine to average and one of the stage dancers was exceptional—a trained gymnast who did backbends and dropped from the pole into full splits. I was drinking at the bar with a buddy and abandoned him there so I could watch her close up from the rail. Like Cheetahs and Hustler, this club has an early local following.
Palomino: Palomino doesn’t offer any happy hour drink or dance specials, but their draft beer price is $6 and domestic bottled beer is $8 round the clock. The club opens at 4 pm. I arrived around 4:30 pm and there were no dancers on stage and no other customers yet, but they immediately got a gorgeous girl on stage. She was followed by another half dozen gorgeous girls, for a show that would have thrilled the midnight crowd–but it was all for me (well, until a few other customers arrived). Call 702-642-2984 for the free club limo and get free admission before 8 pm.
Talk of the Town: This small nude club opens at 4 pm and the afternoon admission price is only $10. I got there around 4:15 and found two dancers in the club, but one immediately hit the stage. I stayed for only 20 minutes, by which time two more dancers had arrived. Dancer quality was fine to average. No booze. 18+
Other Vegas Strip Clubs I Looked At
Babes: Babes opens at 5 pm. I got there around 5:30 and stayed about a half-hour. There were no dancers in the place, but there was a good-looking cocktail waitress who offered to dance for me if I wanted a show. (She said she used to be a dancer there.) I bought her a drink and we chatted for a while—a pleasant afternoon GFE.
Domestics are only $2 until 8 pm and drafts are only $1.50. Lap dances are 2-for-$20 until 8 pm, but again, that early in the afternoon no dancers were available.
Crazy Horse III: This 24/7 club currently has a Happy Hour that runs from noon to 9 pm, the main deal being $5 domestics and mix-and-match buckets of five beers for $20. I saw five dancers in the place, all at the bar, most talking to customers, but for the half-hour I was there, no dancer ever got on the stage. I sat and talked with a dancer at the bar.
Why Vegas Strip Clubs Are an Afternoon Delight
First and foremost, the ratio of dancers to customers tends to be high—often with more dancers in a club than customers. This means that if there’s a stage show, you can sit on the rail and be lavished with attention for tipping.
If you’re looking for a GFE, it’s easy to find a dancer who will sit and talk to you. And if you go into the VIP, it’s like a private show because you and the dancer you’re with will often be the only ones in there.
Finally, daytime prices are so low in comparison with evening prices that your money simply goes a lot further in the afternoon.
Happy Hour Specials at a Glance
Babes: all day until 8 pm: $2 domestics & wells, $1.50 drafts; lap dances 2-for-$20; Mon 8 pm – 4 am 2-for-1 well drinks; Tues 8 pm – 4 am 2-for-1 tequila shots; Wed 10 pm – 4 am 2-for-1 martinis & shot specials; Thur 8 pm – midnight $1 Bud Lights;
Cheetahs: all day until 7 pm: Lap dances 2-for-the-price-of-1 (Beer $9)
Crazy Horse III: noon – 9 pm: $5 domestics or mix-and-match buckets of 5 beers for $20
Hustler: 4 pm – 8 pm: open bar (Admission $10 for locals; $50 for out-of-towners)
Play It Again Sam: 7 am – 7 pm: domestic beers $3.50
Sapphire: 6 am – 6 pm: domestic beers $4 all day until 6 pm: domestics & wells $3 – $5
Spearmint Rhino: 6 am – 7 pm: wells, wines, domestics $5.00
Treasures: 4-6 pm, $1 wells and domestics