Vegas Strip Clubs on a Budget

G-Strings on a Shoe String

You can have fun in Vegas strip clubs on almost any budget. If you’ve got $500, you can have a blast. $150? No problem. $50? You can still have fun. $25? You’re still not out of action.

Still, Vegas strip clubs have a reputation for being too expensive, and for good reason. The most common entry fee in the topless clubs is now $45, and most clubs price their least expensive drinks—domestic beers and well drinks—at $12-$18 each. That adds up to around $70-$80 to cover your entry fee and the two-drink minimum that most clubs impose, and when you add the round-trip cab fare from most Strip hotels—another $20-$40—if you take a cab, you’re looking at $90-$120 before you’ve even had a lap dance.

But it doesn’t have to cost this much if you play it right. The rates above apply to out-of-towners who don’t know the game. Let me clue you in.

The $25 Vegas Strip Club Budget

LD girl2 purpleLet’s say I’m a tourist in Vegas for the weekend, staying downtown at The D with my buddy, and after two miserable days of gambling, I’ve got only $25 left for fun. I was really hoping to see a strip club while I was in town. Is there anywhere I can afford to go?

What I would do if I was this nearly tapped-out gambler at the D is hop a Vegas Strip bus north to one of Las Vegas’ premiere strip clubs, Palomino Club (club review / club website). Ask the driver to let you off at Jerry’s Nugget casino across the street, walk into the club and tell the girl at the admissions desk that you’ve arrived by your own transport, and your admission is free if you arrive by 9 pm, $10 if you arrive after.

If you’re with a buddy, even better.  Simply call Palomino at (702) 327-7258 and ask them to send their free club limo for your buddy and you.  Free round-trip limo service is available at Palomino Club seven days a week for parties of two or more.

And not only is the ride free for groups of two or more, but if you take the free club limo, your admission is free too at Palomino (a $30 savings each for you and your buddy). Tip the limo driver a couple bucks and you’ll each still have $23.

Now settle back and enjoy the Palomino Club stage show while you enjoy the club’s $6 drafts.  The stage show is the hottest in town with the best erotic pole dancing in Vegas and close-up floor work from the club’s 1000+ young, toned and beautiful dancers.  Plus the dancers are fully nude.  I’d use my remaining money for tips for the dancers on stage. You’d be surprised what a few bucks, tipped strategically, can buy you in the way of fun.

The best strategy is to show up around 9-10 pm, when the dancers are all on duty but before the big midnight to 1 a.m. customer rush. This way you can get a rail seat and your small tips won’t be competing for attention with the rainmakers. When you see a dancer you really like, be the first guy to throw out a buck and watch how much extra attention the dancer gives you for getting the tipping started.

Another option for guys 18 to 21 would be Talk of the Town (club review), a nude club that admits guys 18+.  If you get there just before 8 pm, the evening dancers are coming on and the admission fee is still only $7 (it’s $25 after 8 pm).

Settle in with a free soft drink to watch the nude stage show, with each pretty young dancer doing a 3-song set, allowing for plenty of scorching striptease.  At Talk of the Town, you can even get a nude high-contact lap dance from some dancers for $10 (other dancers charge the standard $20).

Talk of the Town doesn’t have a limo to transport customers, but it’s right on the Strip, so you can either drive yourself, take a short cab ride, or even hop on a Strip bus.  You can even walk if you’re staying at the north end of the Strip.

If you’re on a tight budget, Palomino Club or Talk of the Town offer the best strip club deals in Vegas for an out-of-towner with no personal transportation who wants to see first-rate dancers.

A number of the major Vegas strip clubs offer free limo transportation with free entry, but their two-drink minimums will eat most (or all) of your money in two drinks or fewer, and most don’t offer the high quality of erotic stage entertainment that Palomino Club offers, or the scorching $10 nude lap dances you can get at Talk of the Town.

The $60 Vegas Strip Club Budget

Butt2 purpleLet’s say that the next time I’m in town, my bankroll’s up a bit so I’m staying at Harrah’s. Again, I have no luck at the tables, but this weekend I quit playing when I still have $60 of mad money burning a hole in my pocket. Once more, I want to go to a strip club … but where can I get the most fun for my $60?

Obviously, Palomino Club and Talk of the Town would still be great options. At Palomino Club, $60 covers the Flying Solo package, which gets you free round-trip transportation, free admission, and two drinks.  Settle in and enjoy the most erotic strip club stage show in Las Vegas.

If you’re coming with a buddy, call Palomino club at 1.702.327.7258 for the free limo call and free admission, tip the driver a few bucks, and spend the rest of your $60 on drinks, lap dances, or tipping the dancers on stage.  It’s $20 for a high-mileage topless lap dance at Palomino Club.

The point is, even with a $60 budget, you can have a great time in Vegas with some beautiful naked women.

The $150 Vegas Strip Club Budget

CH3 girl purpleNow I’m staying at Treasure Island, and with $150 strip club money I can start having some serious fun. But I must continue to keep in mind that I should not take a cab because the cab fares to and from the club, plus the club entry fee, would eat up $50-$70 of my budget.

Palomino Club remains a great option at this budget level. Again, if you’re going with a buddy or group, you can get free limo service to and from the Vegas hotels, with free admission just for taking their limo.

Palomino Club has 100+ gorgeous young dancers at peak hours.  And with my $150 budget, I could even consider getting a $100 3-song nude private dance at Palomino, alone with a beautiful naked dancer in one of the club’s private booths, which have doorways covered by an opaque curtain.

Again, call 1.702.327.7258 for free transport for groups of two or more to Palomino Club.

Sapphire (club review / club website) and Spearmint Rhino (review) are also in reach on this budget, if you spend your money wisely.  Sapphire has 400+ gorgeous dancers and Spearmint Rhino has 200+.  Both offer free entry if you arrive via the club’s limo service (Sapphire charges a $15 limo reservation fee, but waives that fee if you purchase a buy-1-get-1-free drink coupon or a bottle–a no-brainer).

The play if you go to Sapphire with $150 is to take the club limo, get free admission, get the $15 limo fee waived by purchasing the buy-1-get-1-free drink coupon, and nurse a few drinks while spending the rest of your money on the club’s famous high-mileage lap dances on the main floor.

Or, to make your money go the farthest, check out the VIP packages at Sapphire.  If you buy a package online, even the basic package includes free admission, free limo transport, front-of-line admission, a reserved VIP table (a real value at this club, where it can be hard to find a place to sit down), and a discount on drinks–essentially $120+ in value plus the royalty treatment for $65 for the VIP65 package, suitable for a guy going solo.

The club also offers packages for groups, or guys who prefer a specific bottle.  See the club website for details, but I highly recommend the packages at this club, not only for the deal on liquor and free admission and ride, but again, because it can be impossible to get a seat in this club at peak hours if you don’t have a reserved table.

Call 1.702.869.0003 to reserve the club limo at Sapphire.

The $500 Vegas Strip Club Budget

Mauve corset purpleOh, man, I’m staying at Caesars, and now I’ve got $500 to have fun in the strip clubs tonight. Where do I go? What do I do to experience the best Vegas has to offer on this budget? First, I have to decide how much I want to spend on lap dances, VIP room time, and booze. (I’m still not going to waste a nickel on cab fares or entry fees.)

With $500 to spend, I could swing a 30-minute nude private show at Palomino Club, in a private room with a sofa and an opaque curtain over the door ($250), and still have money for a 10-minute nude VIP dance in the same room ($100), plus plenty of money for drinks and tips and topless lap dances on the main floor.

With a $500 budget, I can even swing some VIP room dances at Sapphire or Spearmint Rhino.  Drink prices in these clubs are higher, and bar tabs are added in the VIP rooms, but with $500 to spend, I can afford it.  (Check out the VIP packages at Sapphire to get a discount on your drink price, free admission and limo, plus the royalty treatment if you plan to have more than one or two drinks.)  Or you can enjoy an evening full of high-mileage $20 lap dances in the main showroom, with hundreds of dancers to choose from.

The $1200 Vegas Strip Club Budget

PollDance purpleOkay, now I’ve got a suite at Wynn and $1200 to blow. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Vegas is my oyster. I am the king of Vegas!

First, a warning: It’s not difficult to blow $1200 in Vegas strip clubs, especially in the VIP rooms where the hosts are peddling $1800 bottles of champagne. If $1200 is dear to you, then you might want to stretch that money by using the same tactics described above but in multiple visits to the clubs.

But assuming you want to blow the whole wad in one club in one night, you’ve got lots of options, including some of the crazier features the Vegas strip clubs have to offer.

Perhaps you’d like to take one of Sapphire’s sweet and stacked young things into the club’s elegant Skyboxes for an hour, or the private karaoke room where you can serenade her while she undresses and dances for you. That’s an unforgettable experience for $500 plus a $300 bar tab.  (See the Sapphire club web site.)

Or, perhaps you’d enjoy an hour with a dancer in one of Rhino’s private curtained rooms for $400 plus a $375 bottle.

A 30-minute encounter in a private room with a lovely nude dancer at Palomino would run you $450 with most dancers, and that includes a $100 bottle.  Or you could splurge on a 60-minute nude private-bedroom show at Palomino for $600 to $1000, depending on the dancer (club review / club website).

But no matter where I decided to blow my $1200, I wouldn’t be taking taxis and paying cab fares and full entry fees. That’s just money down the tubes, and even your entry fee goes to the cabbie.

Instead, take the free club limo, get free admission, and have more money to enjoy the pleasures of the establishment, no strings attached.EndGirl0

 

21 Responses to “Vegas Strip Clubs on a Budget”

  1. alex

    Arnold,
    great website you have here, very detailed with straight and honest talk,
    keep up the good work.
    I have read quite a bit of your columns here and ask what your opinion for my situation:
    ill be able to go to a club on a tue or wed this summer and from reading your articles cant decide if sapphire or de ja vue would be better, ill have about 120 to maybe 150 for a budget, will use the club limo and any other offers like free admission.
    generally in my hometown when I go to a club I drink 2 or 3 beers tip dancers servers and door girl and ill usually buy 2 songs from one dancer and im out of there, in vegas I would probably do the same but would look to stay longer since first time to a club in vegas and splurge by buying dances from 2 diff girls, 3 or 4 songs total. which club do you think would be best for my budget for high mileage dances with my budget on a tue or wed evening probably going around 10pm? thanks in advance
    alex

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Hi Alex, at 10 pm on a Tues or Wed in the summer, on $120 to $150, I’d go to Sapphire. 10 pm is probably early enough that you don’t absolutely need a reserved VIP table, so I’d call for the club limo as you plan to do (1.702.869.0003). That gives you free admission.

      They charge a $10 reservations fee for the limo, but if you buy the 2-for-1 drink ticket at the door (it’s $18 or $19 now) they’ll waive the $10 reservations fee. You want that 2-for-1 ticket, because otherwise a draft beer is $14 at Sapphire and the average drink price is $19.

      So now you’ve got two drinks for a total of $18 or $19 and if you want a third you have to keep $14 to $19 in reserve. You tip people, and you can still afford at least 3 or 4 lap dances on the floor. Sapphire doesn’t offer a limo back to your hotel, so you have to keep some money aside for a cab.

      The scene at the club is very erotic. There will be literally hundreds of beautiful scantily clad women (the club’s preferred type is stacked so they won’t be too skinny for you) and hundreds of guys getting super high contact lap dances on the floor.

      The first time I took my wife into the club (after the comedy show) she said it looked like an orgy.

      Plus there are always 2 or 3 stages going by 10 pm, so there’s plenty of girl watching to do while you have a few drinks between lap dances.

      I tend to go to Deja Vu a little later at night (11 pm, midnight is better). The drink prices are better ($10 for out-of-towners) and the stage show is better (I enjoy watching really good dancing and pole dancing). Also, at Deja Vu you get the free limo round-trip, so you don’t have to pay for the cab back to your hotel.

      Plus, at Deja Vu you get a free drink along with free admission if you use the coupon at the upper right of the club review page. So you’d only pay $20 average for 3 drinks here with that coupon, plus you’d get free admission and the free limo round-trip.

      The lap dances at Deja Vu are high contact, and you’ll see plenty of them going on, but you will see 35 to 55 dancers at peak hours at this club instead of hundreds. Plus, you’re more likely to see the higher end of that range on Friday and Saturday nights.

      But Deja Vu excels when you want to watch good stage dancing and then get a private room show, or if you’re going to drink more than 2-3 drinks.

      Deja Vu excels also if you want more of a flirtation with a dancer before a lap dance or private show.

      At Sapphire you tend to get asked for a dance, and then if you say no the dancer moves on.

      In other words, Deja Vu tends to be lower hustle. Still, the hustle at Sapphire isn’t bad. The dancers don’t get rude there.

      All of this is based on the current policies and prices, etc. at these clubs, and the Vegas strip clubs are in constant flux, so be sure to check back before your trip.

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  2. Kyle

    Heading to Vegas on May 12th for a quick 4 day business trip. Probably going out on Tuesday or Wednesday night, solo. Recommendations? Not looking to spend a fortune ($100-$200). Best options for my $?

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    • Arnold Snyder

      On a Tuesday or Wednesday night, I would check out Palomino Club.

      Call for their free limo to get free admission (instead of paying the $30 admission fee).

      Draft beers are $6. The nude stage show is outstanding. High mileage topless lap dances on the main floor are $20, or if you’ve got $200 to spend you could get a 10-minute nude private show in a small private curtained room for $100, with no extra bar tab.

      Even on a Tuesday or Wednesday you’ll see all first-rate dancers.

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  3. Tommy

    If it is only 1 person, are there any clubs that will give you a free limo ride? Or does it always have to be 2 or more in the group?

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Most clubs will transport a solo customer, though this may depend on crowd conditions. If a club balks at the idea, ask if they have any kind of package deal you could get to make it worth it for them. The clubs’ concern is that if they send the limo, pick you up and give you free admission, you may buy one beer and leave.

      Depending on where your hotel is located in relation to the club and traffic conditions, you may tie up one of their drivers for the better part of an hour.

      This is one of the reasons Sapphire offers their VIP65 package for solo guests. For $65 you get transport, admission, a reserved seat, and $50 in booze. If that’s all you spend in the club, at least they know they didn’t lose money on you.

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  4. Jason

    I am coming into Vegas on 11/23, and will probably hit a strip club late Monday night (after football, unfortunately because of flight time) or Tuesday. My budget is around $250-$350. What would be the best place to go for high mileage VIP (no preference on nude vs topless) to maximize my budget?

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  5. Arnold Snyder

    Jason: The best selection of dancers on a Monday or Tuesday in your price range, which would allow you one or two $100-150 VIP dances would be Palomino (nude, high mileage). They won’t have their biggest dance crew on the floor, but they’ll have enough dancers of such high quality that you’ll be more than satisfied. Their new Lipstick Lounge is clean, comfortable and private, with curtains.

    Sapphire (Topless) would have a larger selection of dancers, also many of the highest quality, but your VIP room budget won’t go as far. You could easily have a lot of fun at Sapphire if you limited your alcohol intake and stuck to the $20 laps out on the main floor. Mileage on the main floor at Sapphire is pretty damn high and you should have enough funds to go through a number of dancers.

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  6. Bill

    Coming in this Thursday for the weekend with 3 other friends. Our usual plan has been to hit Rhino sometime during happy hour for the $100 bottle specials (usually 2) and go from there. (With free limo ride obviously) Does Sapphire or Palomino (or I guess anywhere else for that matter) have similar Happy Hour set ups? Thx

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  7. Arnold Snyder

    Bill: Any time you come with a group, your best bet is to call the clubs, tell them how many are in your group, and ask about package deals. Most clubs, including Sapphire and Palomino, have numerous package deals that change frequently, and many will put together a package specifically for your group based on your drink preferences.

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Joe T, Sapphire is exactly one mile from Treasure Island. Cross the street to Fashion Show Mall and take Fashion Show Lane to Industrial, which is now Sammy Davis Jr. Turn right, go about a block.

      You can’t miss it. It’s huge. It will be on the left. It’s a great club.

      Tell them that you walked over so you get free admission.

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  8. Jay

    Can you give an idea of “how much” we should tip. That is: whats the minimum we should tip (on the rail or in a lap dance) if the goal is just not to be rude? What if the goal is to get a little extra attention? A lot of attention?

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Jay, if you’re going to sit on the rail, the minimum is a couple of bucks for each dancer. Even that much will get you extra attention at slower times, or before other guys start tipping.

      To show extra appreciation for a good performance and get extra attention at busier times, $5 to $10 would be good. Be sure to put it out there in singles, or the dancer may think your ten is a one.

      $20 will usually stand out, unless Floyd Mayweather is making it rain beside you. Again, be sure to put it on the stage in singles.

      There’s no need to tip for a lap dance, but offering a drink or throwing in an extra five to ten dollars for a great dance is always nice.

      In the VIP, an extra 10 to 15% is nice, but not required. Sometimes a dancer will let you know that she has to tip out a certain amount to the VIP host, and asks if you’d like to cover that amount.

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      • Jay

        Thanks!!! I’ve always made sure to tip at least $1 / dance at the rail — its good to know instincts were correct. And I really appreciate the quite response and front-page posting.

        This is a great site. I only make it to Vegas once every few years, and really had no idea if I was behaving correctly. This is a great help.

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Joe, it’s a mile and a half. You’d spend the first 3-4 blocks in one of the higher-crime neighborhoods in town. If you’re a big guy or with a buddy, familiar with lower-rent neighborhoods, you’d probably be okay.

      South on Strip about a block to Baltimore. Right on Baltimore about 3-4 blocks to Tam. Right on Tam about a block to Boston, left about a block on Boston to Industrial.

      Then right 3-4 blocks on Industrial to Wyoming/Oakey. Left about a block to Western. Left 3-4 blocks to the club.

      I’ll check when I’m driving by later whether you can cut through some parking lots straight from Boston and Industrial to Wyoming.

      Update: No, I just remembered that I tried that once. You have to go all the way to either Sahara or Wyoming/Oakey to get from Industrial to Wyoming. In between the streets there are fenced-off elevated railroad tracks, so you can’t cut through the parking lots.

      Here’s what I would do if you’re on a tight budget. I’d call the club or another club for their free limo. When you’re ready to go home, ask the doorman if you can catch a ride with a limo that’s heading back to the Strip. As long as you ask before 2 a.m. and you’re a little flexible about when you leave, you’ll probably be able to catch a ride at least to the Strip. If the driver drops you far enough north on the Strip you can walk it (the Strip is relatively safe), or you can always catch a Strip bus.

      Or you could catch Strip buses all the way to Palomino Club (they also guarantee free round-trip limo service with their Flying Solo package, or free limo service without a package if there are two of you–and they’re good about driving you back). Or you could walk roughly 4 blocks north up the Strip to OG (or again, catch a Strip bus).

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  9. Joe T

    No, I won’t be walking. Only time I have to explore with limited money is Friday afternoon. Cheetah seemed the best deal. Other ideas?

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    • Arnold Snyder

      Cheetahs or Sapphire in the afternoon. It’s the only time you can drink for $3-$4 a beer at Sapphire, and during March Madness they have a $30 open bar deal going. You won’t see 400 dancers in the afternoon, but the selection is decent.

      Sapphire is right behind the Fashion Show Mall on Industrial. Just walk or drive to the back of the mall and turn left for a few blocks on Industrial.

      If you’re near Trump, you can just drive west on Sahara to that ramp down to Crazy Horse Too (now closed) and turn right to Cheetahs. In the afternoon, you can get a 6-minute lap dance for $20 instead of the usual 1-song dance.

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