Yes, it’s another monotonous Monday in Vegas. The weekend crowds are gone. We’re still weeks away from Monday Night Football. There’s nothing to do in this dead town except watch women take their clothes off and dance around while you get plastered on all the free booze you can drink.
Deja Vu Showgirls (club review) is having a six-hour-long (6 pm – midnight) open bar tonight. Maybe the staff has been watching Bernie Sanders’ speeches and decided to redistribute the wealth.
The open bar includes all beer–domestics and imports–plus all well and call drinks (excluding wines, champagnes, and super premium liquors).
After midnight, the beer price goes to $6 each, with wells and calls priced at $9 and $12 respectively.
Higher Prices and Lower Mileage
Spearmint Rhino (club review) has recently inaugurated a $44 dollar entry fee (up from $33), as well as a policy that locals will be charged the entry fee when the club is busy. A local friend told me he won’t go there anymore. When not crowded, Rhino sporadically enforces a one or two-drink minimum at the door (which they’ve been doing since last year). The only Vegas strip club that used to enforce a drink minimum at the door was notorious tourist trap Glitter Gulch (review).
And OG (club review) has recently increased its entry fee to $45 for out-of-towners. Locals who drive themselves don’t have to pay the $45, but may be charged $30 up front to cover the two-drink minimum at $15 per drink. (Again, that Glitter Gulch tourist-trap policy. OG doesn’t need to appeal to locals since, like Glitter Gulch and Rhino, they have a predominantly tourist crowd.)
Even worse, there’s also a new “no-touching” policy at OG on the main floor. Bouncers will give warnings to customers who are too free with their hands. I find this obnoxious. It’s so unVegas. Bouncers should be unseen and unheard unless called for by a dancer or customer, or summoned to break up a fight. The dancers are trying to perform and the customers are trying to enjoy the performance. No bouncer should ever stick his head into the performance unless the dancer asks for his help.
I’ve been in strip clubs in other cities where bouncers act like this and the clubs suck. They’re no fun.
Fortunately, there are a number of better Vegas strip clubs available with great deals, gorgeous dancers, and a liberal mileage policy. For my recommendations, see Best Las Vegas Strip Clubs.