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 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, Cheetahs, Spearmint Rhino
The Spearmint Rhino Lunch Deal is Key to the Best Happy Hour Scene
The key to the Vegas strip club happy hour scene is whether or not Spearmint Rhino is offering their lunch deal that day. I’ve been following this for years, and what I’ve noticed is that the lunch deal which was offered for many years, was canceled for several months a couple years ago, then it was on again for a number of months, then off again, and now is on again. If the lunch deal is killed again, the afternoon traffic will die again (and the club will probably return to offering the deal).
Right now the deal is on. (I’ll try to post here if it dies again.) From 11 am to 7 pm, Rhino is offering 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. The deal has been the same for years. Also, until 7 pm, domestic beers and wells are all $5.
That lunch deal is enough to make Spearmint Rhino the happy hour star whenever the club is running the special. I visited the club this week and found 12-15 dancers and maybe 20 customers in the club. Always a dancer on stage. Guys were getting lap dances.
When Spearmint Rhino is running this lunch special, Sapphire and Cheetahs don’t get many afternoon customers–who are often locals who know the happy hour specials–and the dancers move over to Rhino. When the Rhino lunch special is running, you might see only 2 to 5 dancers each at Sapphire and Cheetahs, and about that many customers.
Sapphire is open 24/7 and afternoons are a great way to enjoy the most elegant club in Vegas at discount prices whenever the Rhino lunch deal isn’t running.
Domestics and wells are only $4-5 until 6 pm at Sapphire–a great deal at less than a third the evening price. There were a dozen+ dancers in the club around 4:30 p.m. on a recent visit when the Rhino lunch deal was cancelled, mostly around the front bar hanging out with customers (none on stage).
Dancer quality is high as at all hours, the club’s free limo is available 24/7 (a rarity in Vegas), and the afternoon lap dances maintain Sapphire’s high-mileage reputation. (Club review / Club website)
Cheetahs (club review) is another Vegas strip club with a sometimes good 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. When the Rhino lunch deal wasn’t running, I’ve seen 12-18 dancers in the club in the late afternoon.
A domestic beer cost me $8.50 on this visit, no great deal any more. (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), not the club. The Sapphire pool on the south end of the club property, is the only place where the afternoon scene is better than Rhino.
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.
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.
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. 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, and there are always a couple of dancers who excel in both looks and talent.
Plus, Hustler offers free domestics and wells for all from 4 – 8 pm, and no other strip club in Vegas matches that deal.
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. 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).
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. There’s no Happy Hour here, but lap dances are always $10.
Other Vegas Strip Clubs I Looked At
Glitter Gulch: The Gulch has no Happy Hour. It opens at 1 pm, but the price is the same day or night. No cover, but a two-drink minimum at $10 per drink, which you must pay as soon as you enter the club. I checked it out around 5:50 pm and found the typical two dancers on their runway stage and numerous other dancers working the crowd. Dancer selection was average to below average in the afternoon.
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.
OG: OG is another 24/7 club with a Happy Hour that runs from 6 am to 6 pm. I went in around 5 pm and stayed for a beer. Domestics are $3.50 and imports are $4.50. There were three dancers at the bar, but none on stage. There were one or two other customers.
Larry’s Villa: This is a 24/7 club. I checked it out around 3:45 pm and found two dancers at the bar and none on stage. A domestic beer here is only $3 in the afternoon. There were about six customers in the place. One of the dancers—a very good-looking Asian girl—offered me a lap dance, but otherwise the place was dead.
Why Vegas Strip Clubs Are an Afternoon Delight
First and foremost, the ratio of dancers to customers is very 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: domestics 2 for $9; lap dances $10
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; Sun 8 pm – midnight: free domestics & wells & free buffet for Service Industry ($10 for locals; $50 for out-of-towners)
OG: 6 am – 6 pm: $3.50 domestics, $4.50 imports; 3 – 6 pm: 4 drinks for the price of 2
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 $4.40
Treasures: 4-6 pm, $1 wells and domestics; 6-8 pm, half-price drinks. $5 appetizers available.