[Note: This survey provides a comparison chart of the cost of the entry fee, one beer, plus one lap dance, for locals and out-of-towners, at every strip club in Las Vegas.
For my recommendations on how to have the most fun at a high-end Vegas strip club on a budget of $25, $50, $150, $500 or $1200, see Vegas Strip Clubs on a Budget. —Arnold Snyder]
What if you have only $30 to spend on strip-club entertainment and you’d like a nice relaxing night of watching women take their clothes off? What if you have $100? $250? Which clubs are your best bets for value, visuals and action?
The answers depend on several factors, including whether or not you’re a Nevada resident, how you arrive at the clubs, whether or not you intend to drink booze, and if you pay a cover charge (which Nevada residents rarely pay and out-of-towners usually pay if they arrive in a cab or hotel limo). To save the out-of-towner admission fee at the major Vegas strip clubs, take advantage of the free round-trip limo transport offered by every major club, and have $33 more to spend on drinks and lap dances.
Remember, if you arrive at a Vegas strip club in a cab, clubs have no choice but to hit you up for a hefty admission fee. (See The Vegas Taxi Wars – How the Cabbies’ Shakedown of the Strip Clubs Can Put $$$ in Your Pocket for the reasons why.)
In my survey below, “out-of-towner” means that you’ve arrived in a cab or casino limo and are therefore subject to the club’s admission charge.
This survey is based on regular evening prices.
Choosing a Club Based on Your Budget
Talk of the Town
Play It Again Sam
Crazy Horse III
Crazy Horse III
Deja Vu Showgirls
Play It Again Sam
Talk of the Town
How to Read the Chart
Low-$ means the cost of admission, a beer, and a lap dance would be $30 or less.
Med-$$ means the cost of admission, a beer, and a lap dance would be between $30 and $50.
High-$$$ means the cost of admission, a beer, and a lap dance would be more than $50.
Even for locals, you can see there are great price differences. Out-of-towners would usually find it cheaper to rent a car for the day than pay both the cab fares and admission fees to the strip clubs if they’re planning on hopping around to see a number of different clubs.
Of course, you can save the most money by taking up some clubs on their offers of free admission with a free club limo ride.
In addition to locals not having to pay cover charges, many clubs also have drink prices for locals that are different from tourist drink prices. In some cases, this is enforced with a locals club card that must be shown when purchasing drinks to get the club discount.
Topless clubs in Vegas have reduced day-shift prices on drinks, many clubs have no cover for anyone before 7:00 or 8:00, and some even have reduced day-shift lap-dance prices. If you’re on the cheap or you just like clubs when they’re not crowded and might have only a few dancers on duty, you’ll find a rundown of the day and early-evening bargains in my survey of Happy-Hour Specials here.
No Cover Charges
Clubs with no cover charge for locals or out-of-towners at any time: Babes, Chicas Bonitas, Club Platinum, Foxy Girls, Glitter Gulch, and Larry’s Villa.
Clubs with no cover charge for locals and/or those who don’t arrive by cab: Cheetahs, Club Paradise, Crazy Horse III, Déjà Vu Showgirls, Hustler Erotic Ultra Club, OG, Play It Again Sam, Sapphire, Spearmint Rhino, and Treasures.
My personal recommendation for out-of-towners on a budget is to start with the Palomino Club if you’d like to drink and you’re looking for nude dancers Admission is free if you’re in a group of two or more and come via the free club limo. (If you’re coming solo, take a cab to Jerry’s Nugget casino across the street. Walk across the street to the club and your admission will be only $10.
A draft beer is Palomino Club is only $6. The Palomino is the only strip club in Clark County that has a full bar and nude dancing. The dancers are gorgeous and the stage show, which is nude, is the best in town. I also like the fact that the club posts all of its VIP room prices prominently.
If you’re under 21, Talk of the Town is the best choice on a budget.
If you want to drink, and you prefer high-contact lap dances, Sapphire (club review / club website) is a sizzling lap dance club with 400+ stacked and beautiful dancers and lots of dark nooks and corners where you can go with a dancer for privacy without paying special VIP room prices. You get the best value at Sapphire by buying one of their online packages at the club website. The VIP60 package, suitable for a solo guy, gets you free admission, a free limo ride to the club, extra liquor value, a line pass, and a reserved VIP table–that’s important, because at peak hours it’s often impossible to find a place to sit down without a reserved table.
When you read my reviews of the Vegas strip clubs, keep in mind where the clubs are positioned on the above cost analysis chart. Vegas is the kind of town where it’s good to know what the locals know. The cost of evening admission, a drink and a lap dance can range from $25 to more than $75, and you’re not always getting anything more for $75 or anything less for $25.