VIP rooms in Las Vegas strip clubs are expensive. Some are worth every penny. Some are rip-offs. Some of the less expensive options are among the best rooms in town for privacy, comfort and dancer selection. And some of the most expensive are duds.
Few visitors to Vegas strip clubs, including those who visit regularly, realize how greatly the VIP room prices differ from one club to another.
In this survey, I’m going to cover all of the VIP options at the major Las Vegas strip clubs and even a few of the lesser known locals’ strip clubs. I’ll describe the rooms, the amount of comfort and privacy they offer, and give you charts of the full costs of the rooms to make it easy for you to comparison shop for the best experience and the best deal.
I’ll also tell you when and how you can negotiate for a better price. Read on for a discussion of the different types of VIP (group VIP vs. private room) or skip straight to the comparison charts.
The VIP Room Privacy Factor
Every Las Vegas strip club has one or more VIP rooms. VIP rooms come in two basic types. Briefly:
1. The Group VIP was once the most common type of Vegas strip club VIP room. This is essentially a big room where multiple dancers entertain multiple customers. The seating may be standard lap dance chairs, couches, or booths, but there’s no real privacy from other customers, dancers, bouncers or other club personnel. Everyone can see everyone else.
2. The Private 1-on-1 VIP Room is designed for a customer to be alone with a dancer. These are rooms with four walls and some kind of doorway. The doorway may be open or it may have a door you can close or a curtain you can draw across the opening.
These private 1-on-1 rooms may be grouped in a big room (most common) or lined up down private hallways (Little Darlings) that afford additional privacy. The rooms are generally furnished with a comfortable couch or bed and sometimes a small table and lamp, but not much else.
Some clubs offer private VIP rooms with special amenities. For example, Sapphire offers a private karaoke room. You may also find video monitors, individual lighting and sound controls, windows overlooking the club’s main stage, and other amenities. (See my review of Vegas’s most luxurious private VIP rooms.)
And a few Vegas strip clubs offer some larger private VIPs for small groups like bachelor parties.
The Price of Privacy
The trend in Vegas strip clubs over the past ten years has been away from the old group VIP rooms in favor of more private 1-on-1 cubicles or rooms. Most clubs now offer at least a few private options, usually for a higher price than their group VIP.
That’s because the clubs have realized that guys are willing to pay more for privacy.
Clubs that have both a group VIP and private VIP rooms charge a higher hourly fee and/or bar tab and/or time requirement in the private VIP. And drinks for the drink requirement in any of the VIP rooms are generally more expensive than drinks in the main club showroom.
With a few exceptions, most of the clubs in town will quote you a price for their group and private VIPs that sounds similar to the prices at other clubs. But the actual price varies widely between clubs because of the bar tab effect.
For example, both Babes and Crazy Horse III will quote you a price of $400 for an hour with a dancer in one of their curtained cubicle VIP rooms. Both clubs’ rooms are very private and comfortable and similar in size.
But Babes’ price includes two drinks, while Crazy Horse III requires a $475 bar tab in addition to the $400 charge for the room. So the actual price is $400 at Babes vs. $875 at Crazy Horse III.
The point is, if you just look at quoted VIP room prices, you may not be getting a fair comparison. The charts below show the full cost of each club’s VIP, with a breakdown of the room and liquor charges.
My Strategy for When to Pay for the VIP and When to Save My Money
My view is that there’s no reason to spring for the VIP unless you’re getting something for the extra cost. The benefit I expect when I pay for the VIP is privacy.
So I won’t pay for a group VIP even at clubs I like, because there’s no more privacy in a group VIP than on the main floor.
At a lot of Vegas strip clubs with group VIPs, the dancer will tell you that she can give you a much better dance in the VIP, or that club policy allows no touching outside the VIP.
But that’s no reason to spring for a group VIP, because there are plenty of strip clubs where you can get hot lap dances whether you pay for the VIP or not. See where to go for high mileage in Vegas.
At clubs with private 1-on-1 VIP rooms, I may pay for the VIP because I find the privacy enhances the experience for me.
Vegas Strip Club VIP Room Cost Comparison Charts
The Cost of a 4-Minute Private Room Dance
Little Darlings (club review / club website) is the only strip club in Vegas where every lap dance takes place in a private room. This is an outstanding level of privacy for the price of a single lap dance.
The lap dances at Little Darlings are fully nude and start at $20, though many dancers ask $30-$35 for fully-nude lap dances with touching. Little Darlings offers an excellent selection of dancers.
The Cost of a 10- to 15-Minute VIP Room Dance
In most cases, the VIP rate is actually based on three songs, not 10 minutes. But I’ve stop-watched enough clubs to know that with the DJ jabbering between songs, three songs generally takes slightly more than 10 minutes to play out.
Private Rooms – 10 to 15 Minutes – Good to Excellent Privacy
|Babes||100||10 minutes, includes 2 drinks; curtained cubicles are in private hall|
|Crazy Horse III||100||10 minutes, open-doored rooms grouped in a larger room|
|Talk of the Town||100||10 minutes, curtained rooms|
|Deja Vu Showgirls||150|
Babes throws in two drinks for their 10-minute dance at no extra charge, but it’s a locals club with a smaller selection of dancers than the other clubs.
Babes, Crazy Horse III and Deja Vu are topless while Palomino, Talk of the Town, and Little Darlings are fully nude.
I like the extra time at Little Darlings (club review / club website) and Deja Vu Showgirls (club review/ club website), with Little Darlings having the edge for full nudity and Deja Vu having an edge on high mileage. Palomino Club (club review / club website) has the edge for dancer selection.
Group VIP Room – 10 to 15 Minutes
|Deja Vu Showgirls||90||10 minutes|
|Play It Again Sam||100||10 minutes, includes 2 drinks (locals bar, few dancers)|
|Spearmint Rhino||140||10 minutes. Includes $40 alcohol|
|Centerfolds||140||10 minutes, includes $40 alcohol|
|Sapphire||140||10 minutes. Includes $40 alcohol|
|Treasures||140||10 minutes. Includes $40 alcohol|
Most clubs with the 3-dances-for-$100 option allow these dances only in group VIP rooms. And when a club tacks on a $40 booze charge, you won’t get as much alcohol for your money as you will out on the main floor.
At many of the clubs in this chart, the group VIPs are not only not private, they are also too brightly lit. For a club where the group VIP is pleasantly dark, choose Sapphire (club review / club website), Rhino, Treasures or Cheetahs, all high-mileage topless clubs. At Centerfolds the VIP is dark because it’s a railed-off, elevated open area at the side of the main showroom, which is dark. Centerfolds is a low-mileage club.
Best Value on the 10- to 15-Minute VIP Room Dances
I consider 10 to 15 minutes the ideal amount of time for a private show.
You can enjoy a slow private striptease and take your time exploring the dancer’s body close up, without getting to the point where you’ve got extra time that you have to fill up with small talk. And at the clubs in the top chart, you can have this intense private-room experience for roughly the same price as 10 minutes in the group VIP at most of the major Vegas strip clubs.
For the best deals on private room show, I like the 10-minute nude private show at Palomino Club (club review / club website), the 15-minute private nude show at Little Darlings (club review / club website), or the 15-minute topless private show at Deja Vu (club review/ club website), which gets extra points for high mileage.
Sapphire (club review / club website) is a stand-out as a club that offers some privacy even for a $20 lap dance on the main floor. The club is simply so large that it’s easy for a dancer to take you to some hidden nook or cranny. You get a lot of lap dance on the main floor at Sapphire, and the selection is unsurpassed in Vegas.
The Cost of a 30-Minute VIP Room Dance
Let’s look at the 30-minute VIP dance costs in the private and group Vegas strip club VIP rooms. There are more clubs with private VIP room offerings in this category.
Private Rooms – 30 Minutes – Good to Excellent Privacy
|Babes||200||Curtained room is in private hall, includes 2 drinks|
|Talk of the Town||200||Curtained room is in main room, near entrance|
|Cheetahs||240||Open-doored room in larger room, includes $40 alcohol|
|Crazy Horse III||240||Open-doored room in larger room, includes $40 alcohol|
|Play It Again Sam||250||Open-doored room, includes 4 drinks|
|Deja Vu Showgirls||250|
|Hustler Club||460||30 minutes in private room with door you can close, includes a bottle|
Palomino Club’s $350 for 30 minutes in a large private bedroom is a good deal, as it includes $100 in alcohol and is for a fully-nude show. Palomino features 130+ first-rate dancers at peak hours (club review / club website).
Or you could go with the $250 curtained room with no bar tab at Palomino and save $100. The room includes a small but comfy sofa and an opaque curtain covering the doorway. The show is fully nude and again, the dancer selection is outstanding.
If you can live without booze, for that same $250 Little Darlings (club review / club website) allows you to stretch out with a fully-nude dancer in one of the club’s large private bedrooms. Little Darlings is another club with an excellent selection of young dancers. Age 18+
Deja Vu (club review/ club website) gets the edge for the high-mileage topless clubs. Their elegant private rooms with real doors you can close behind you are a terrific deal at over $200 less than Hustler Club.
Group VIP Room – 30 Minutes
|Spearmint Rhino||240||Includes $40 alcohol|
|Treasures||335||Includes $75 alcohol|
|Sapphire||375||Includes $75 alcohol|
|Sophia’s||400||Includes $120 alcohol|
|Centerfolds||550||Includes $250 alcohol (Note: We have reports that the price has gone up, must confirm.)|
I’m astonished at the prices Vegas clubs charge for a group VIP.
If privacy’s not an issue with you, Rhino’s the standout in this category for price. But you could get 12 lap dances at Sapphire on the main floor for that price. I’ll just point out that at Sapphire (club review / club website) you can get a lot of lap dance on the main floor for $20, and Sapphire is a large enough club to let you stretch out and give you more privacy with a dancer in some of its dark corners on the main floor than you’ll ever find in the Rhino VIP.
Best Value on the 30-Minute VIP Room Dances
The prices at Babes (topless) and Talk of the Town (nude) are nice, but these locals’ clubs don’t have the dancer selection of the major Vegas clubs.
At Palomino Club (club review / club website), you can save money by opting for the smaller curtained room at $250, but if you’d be drinking $100 in alcohol anyway, a $350 nude show in one of the private bedrooms lets you get exceptionally comfortable with a dancer. Again, the dancer selection at Palomino Club is outstanding,with 130+ first-rate dancers at peak hours.
And high-mileage topless club Deja Vu (club review/ club website) gives you half an hour in a private room with a real door you can close for only $250. Deja Vu is a smaller club, with 20-30 dancers at peak hours, but the club has a friendly feeling with a hustle factor that is pleasantly low.
The Cost of a 60-Minute VIP Room Dance
Finally, Sapphire (club review / club website) gets into the max privacy act. Sapphire has the most elegant 1-on-1 private rooms in town, as well as private rooms that are large enough to accommodate bachelor parties and other groups. (See the Sapphire web site for VIP group party deals.)
But in this report I’m focusing on 1-on-1 rooms. Let’s see how they stack up.
Private Rooms – 60 Minutes – Good to Excellent Privacy
|Babes||400||Curtained room, includes 2 drinks|
|Talk of the Town||400||Curtained room in main room near entrance|
|Play It Again Sam||450||Open-doored room, includes 4 drinks|
|Cheetahs||480||Open-doored room in VIP, includes $80 alcohol|
|Crazy Horse III||480||Open-doored room in VIP, includes $80 alcohol|
|Deja Vu Showgirls||500|
|Sapphire||700||Open-doored rooms in VIP, includes $300 alcohol|
|Hustler||740||Private room with door you can close, includes bottle|
|Spearmint Rhino||775||Curtained room in VIP, includes $375 alcohol|
|Crazy Horse III||875||Curtained rooms in VIP, includes $475 alcohol|
|Spearmint Rhino||900||Private couch room, more basic than Sapphire’s Skyboxes. No door. Includes $500 bottle.|
|Sophia’s||1050||Private room with door you can close, about 1 step below Sapphire Skyboxes in elegance, includes $450 alcohol. Overpriced for the dancer selection, not open on recent Saturday night visits.|
Little Darlings, Talk of the Town and Palomino are nude clubs; the other clubs in this chart are topless.
At Palomino Club (club review / club website), you can save money by opting for the smaller curtained room ($450, with no extra bar tab), which means you could spend two hours with beautiful naked dancers for roughly the same price as only one hour at Crazy Horse III. Now I know what I’m going to ask my wife to get me for Christmas.
Group VIP Room – 60 Minutes
|Spearmint Rhino||500||Includes $100 alcohol|
|Treasures||650||Includes $150 alcohol|
|Sophia’s||700||Includes $200 alcohol|
|Centerfolds||750||Includes $250 alcohol|
Of the five clubs on this chart, two of them—Treasures and Centerfolds—are the only major strip clubs in Vegas that have no privacy options beyond their group VIP rooms. Centerfolds makes its money on Hard Rock tourists who think Vegas cabs are too expensive and don’t realize they can catch a free limo to better, less expensive clubs.
Treasures is at least dark as hell.
Best Value on the 60-Minute VIP Room Dances
Sapphire Skyboxes have beautiful one-way views of the club below and real doors you can close behind you. Sapphire is the swankest strip club in town. It’s where Floyd Mayweather and the Hollywood stars come to party.
Isn’t it time you treated yourself?
Can You Negotiate a Better Price?
It used to be that clubs disallowed dancers from negotiating VIP room prices because this was one of the ways dancers had been stung by cops on phony prostitution charges.
Now it’s a good idea to know the going rates at a club so you don’t find yourself overpaying. Las Vegas dancers are independent contractors, and in theory they can ask for whatever price they want.
See my post How to Negotiate Prices in a Vegas Strip Club for the best way to start the conversation over private dance prices in order to get both the club’s best price and the dancer’s best performance.
Remember, regardless of what you pay the dancer, she still has to pay the house the same amount for the room “rental,” and she has to tip out the bouncer and host and cover the same house fee. If a dancer quotes the house rate, I wouldn’t try to talk her down.
Negotiating with the House
|Pro Tip: Where you can negotiate is with the club manager on the bar tab requirement, especially for the higher-end bar tabs and especially if the club is not crowded and the rooms you are interested in are unoccupied. During off hours, you might get $100 or more taken off a high-end bar tab requirement. This is Vegas and you can often get what you ask for. But remember, the dancer can’t make this deal and the VIP room host may not be able to. Talk to a manager if the host can’t help you.|
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Sometimes you run into a dancer who quotes you a price different from the official club price for a lap dance or private show. To be prepared, see How to Negotiate Prices in Vegas Strip Clubs.