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
Let’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
Let’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
Now 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
Oh, 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
Okay, 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.