Vegas Strip Club Value Guide – 2017 Update

Strip Club Paradise vs Tourist Trap

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Las Vegas’ Palomino Club is Famous for its Wild Stage & VIP Shows

Vegas offers the best strip club deals in the world for people who know what they’re doing.  But for the average tourist who grabs a cab to whatever strip club the cabby recommends, Vegas strip clubs can be the worst ripoff in the world.

The typical Vegas cabby takes you to a club that charges $45 to $55 just to walk through the door, and that’s after you’ve paid the cabby $20 for the ride.  The typical club will also have a two-drink minimum that will cost $12 to $20 per drink  – now you’re in $90+ dollars and you haven’t even had a lap dance yet.

To make it even worse, some of the most desperate strip clubs in Vegas tend to gouge the most, while offering a poor selection of dancers both in quality and quantity.

This is the kind of Vegas strip club that gets tourists screaming on Yelp about ripoffs.

And even the best Vegas strip clubs can feel like a ripoff if you don’t know how to work the angles.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.  If you read this post, you can spend a lot less money for a lot more fun in some of the best gentlemen’s clubs in the world.


2017 Cover Charge Update

*Cover prices below are based on arriving by cab.  If you’ve been to the clubs before you’ll note that most covers have recently gone up, but they can be avoided if you follow the tips below the chart.

Palomino Club 30

A Snyder’s Pick: The only nude club in Vegas with a full bar; great dancer selection (130+ at peak hours); wildest stage show; cover is free before 9 pm or $10 after if you drive yourself (free for groups of 2 or more who take the free club limo – reserve by calling or texting 702-327-7258).  See the club review page for other free admission options.

Deja Vu Showgirls 35

Open bar (domestics & wells) 7 days a week from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Free admission plus a free drink if you arrive by the free club limo (reserve at 702-308-4605 or text SGLV to 702-767-8118)

Little Darlings 35

Nude club, no alcohol, age 18+.  Admission is only $15 if you arrive by the free club limo.  Call 702-366-1141 or text LDLV to 702-767-8118 to reserve your ride.

Cheetahs 40 Older topless club, reasonable drink prices, average dancer selection
Crazy Horse III 44 Large glitzy topless club, above-average dancer selection, late-night sushi
Treasures 44 Large fancy topless club, gourmet steakhouse, average dancer selection
Sapphire 45

A Snyder’s Pick: Elegant topless club in Vegas with an unsurpassed dancer selection (400+ at peak hours) and high-mileage lap dance scene.  The way to do this club is with a drink package (available here) that gets you a discount on liquor, free limo, free admission, line pass and VIP table.

Centerfolds 45 Classy topless club with only average dancer selection, overpriced drinks
Sophia’s 45 Classy topless club with only average dancer selection
Hustler Club 50 Large glitzy topless club, above-average dancer selection, if you take a cab you’re required to buy two $20 drinks in addition to the $50 cover
Spearmint Rhino 52 Older classy topless club, high hustle factor
Floyd Mayweather’s Girl Collection 50 early; 100 at peak hours

A Snyder’s Pick: The first Las Vegas gentlemen’s ultra-lounge with dancers all hand-picked by Mayweather.  Get there by 9-10 pm to get $50 admission (there is no second string here).  At $100 this club is worth it, both for the exceptional experience it offers and because once you’re through the door, drink and dance prices are a deal.


Pro Tips for Getting the Most for Your Vegas Strip Club Dollar

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KJC is a Sapphire Gem

1.  Do not take a cab to a Vegas strip club.  The major clubs all offer free limo service to the club.  Not only do you save on cab fare, but if you take the club limo, you usually get free admission.  You may be able to drink for the night on your savings.

2. Check out package deals.  Sapphire (club review / club website) is a first-class club, known for its elegance, comfort, beautiful women, and high standards of service.  It’s a club where it would be easy to blow a thousand bucks but it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Sapphire, for example, has a $15 reservations fee for their limo (call 702-869-0003 to reserve), but waives the fee if you purchase a two-drinks-for-$18 voucher, and they throw in free admission.  That means, if you take the club limo, you get a ride to the club, two drinks, and admission for only $18 – a steal for a club of this caliber.

And if you plan to have more than two drinks, you can get an even better deal with one of the club packages.  The solo package for $65, for example, includes $50 in drink vouchers plus a free shot, as well as free limo service, free admission, free line pass, free VIP table, and free host service at the most elegant strip club in town.  There are also excellent package deals for groups and couples.

The cover charge for Palomino Club (club review / club website) has remained at only $30 for out-of-staters who arrive by cab (or Uber), but you can save that money for a lap dance if you simply call Palomino for their free round-trip limo service (reserve at 702-327-7258). Note that Palomino’s free limo service is for parties of two or more. If you’re alone, check out their package deals online that include drinks or a bottle, free round-trip transportation, free admission and a reserved table and you’ll find you can save money.

The Vegas Strip Club Taxi Wars

It may help you to negotiate the Vegas strip club minefield if you understand that the reason for the high cover charges for out-of-state visitors is the “spiff” (bribe) the clubs must pay to cabbies who drop off customers.  This spiff right now is $100 per head.  That means if you and two buddies arrive at a club via cab, the club will have to shell out $300 to the cabby for bringing you. In order to survive, the club must do what it can to get this money back from you.

The free limos and package deals at the Vegas strip clubs are not gimmicks.  The clubs would prefer that your money go to your enjoyment, rather than to enriching cab drivers.


8 Responses to “Vegas Strip Club Value Guide – 2017 Update”

  1. BuddyRich

    Great site!
    Is the cover free at most clubs during the day, like before 7:00?

    • Arnold Snyder

      Buddy, every club is free in the day before 7 pm except Sapphire, which is free only until 6 pm (though if you take the free club limo you can get in free 24/7), and Little Darlings, which is free until 8 pm.

      Another exception is Deja Vu Showgirls, which has a $45 admission fee from the minute it opens at 6 pm (unless you arrive by the free club limo, in which case your admission is free).

      Also, Hustler Club charges $50 admission round-the-clock for out-of-towners.

      • BuddyRich

        Thanks for the info.
        I will have a car. Is that the same as taking the limo?

        • Arnold Snyder

          BuddyRich, it depends. If it’s early and it’s not a big fight night, tell the club you drove yourself and they will often let you in either for free or the locals’ price. At Deja Vu, for example, the locals’ price is $10.

          At Hustler, they’ll charge you the full $50 even if you drive yourself.

          If it’s standing room only at Sapphire on a Saturday night, they’ll likely charge you the $45 admission even though you drove yourself. If you get there earlier, or it’s a Tuesday, they may let you in for free if you ask.

          In general, the clubs charge full admission for out-of-towners if you drive yourself unless you specifically point out you drove yourself and ask them to waive the fee, in which case they may.

          In other words, the clubs *hope* to charge you full admission unless you show you’re hip about the whole cabby thing and ask for a break, in which case many will let you slide.

      • Tred

        Rule of thumb: A lot of nude clubs always have a cover. I think talk of the town has a cover 24/7

        • Arnold Snyder

          Tred, true, but Palomino Club and Little Darlings have free admission before 8 pm. Palomino Club has free admission after 8 pm as long as you arrive by the free club limo (reduced admission if you arrive by your own car), though you may be charged for two drinks at the door unless you have a package.



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