Minks (formerly Babes) – A Step Above a Locals’ Joint

  • IN A NUTSHELL: A step above a locals' joint with good food, cheap drinks and neighborhood girls
  • GRADE OF DANCER: Some fine, some average, some below average
  • SPW: 55%
  • 5901 Emerald Ave, Las Vegas, NV
  • PHONE: (702) 435-7545
  • HOURS: 3 pm – 5 am; Sun, 7 pm – 5 am
  • VALET PARKING: No; fenced well-lit private lot in warehouse district
  • COVER CHARGE: No cover charge
  • FULL BAR: Yes
  • FOOD: Yes. see description
  • LAP DANCES: Main room, $20; VIP room (prices include 2 drinks), 3 songs/$120, half-hour/$250, full hour/$450

Minks (shouldn’t it be Minx???) is an out-of-the-way topless club in the warehouse/factory hinterlands just north of Henderson (south of Las Vegas). The recently renamed Minks has one of the larger main stages and the lighting isn’t bad. The setup of the club has not changed since it acquired a liquor license. The VIP rooms are still in the back and lap dances in the main room still take place in a separate area against the wall at the back. There’s a one-drink minimum now.

The Best Strip Club Mini-Stage in Vegas

If you like watching dancers close up, the best stage is the mini-stage in the hookah lounge area, cordoned off from the main floor of the club. This is a small single-pole stage, low to the floor, where you’re rarely more than two feet away from the dancer, and she’ll often be right in your face. If she were any closer, it would be a lap dance. The main problem with this stage is that it is only used when the crowd is big enough to justify it, which means you’re more likely to see the mini-stage in use later in the night and on weekends.

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Babe’s VIP room prices have gone up. The half-hour dance is $250, but at least the price includes two drinks. The one-hour dance is $450, and that price includes four drinks. Some of Babes’ dancers are pretty loose with the time clock. The half-hour VIP could actually go to 40 minutes with no extra charge. Don’t expect it, but go with the flow. This is a friendly neighborhood club with an easygoing attitude.

Minks Offers Great Prices – Female and Couples Friendly

Since converting from a no-alcohol nude strip club to a topless club with alcohol, Minks has seen its business increase considerably. It’s the only strip club in the southeast Las Vegas area that I know of and its drink and dance policies beat the Vegas competition. Some of the dancers are not top grade, but there are always some top-of-the-line dancers here. This club is female friendly. You’ll often see women and couples in the audience.

Minks has a separate sports bar in the same building as the topless club, where local rock bands play on Friday and Saturday nights. Same drink prices as Minks and also no cover, so you can go back and forth between them if you want.

Minks has a grill open daily from 10 pm to 2 am. You’ll find all the standard bar food fare like wings, sandwiches, burgers, fries, etc., plus soups, salads, and even spaghetti and meatballs and baby back ribs.

Minks regularly offers drink specials.  If you want to keep up on what’s happening at Minks and get free drink coupons and special offers, just text BABES to 25827.

Other Vegas Strip Clubs You Might Enjoy

Sapphire (club website) offers busty, long-legged beauties by the hundreds (400+ during peak evening hours). This elegant club is a babe bacchanal, with the wildest lap dance scene in town.

Treasures (club website) is the most luxurious of the high-mileage Vegas topless clubs, populated with stacked 9s and 10s who know how to pamper a man.

And Palomino Club (club website) — the only Vegas strip club with both a full bar and nude dancers — features the wildest stage show in town. Gorgeous dancers and $7 draft beers.


13 Responses to “Minks (formerly Babes) – A Step Above a Locals’ Joint”

  1. David

    Went on Sunday 4/19. Small crowd, medium selection of dancers.

    Instead of 3/$100, I was offered (and took them up on) $120/15 min. with the drinks.

    Nice curtained cubicles and the watcher was kinda late on the time call. (I only noticed by song counts after a while. For some reason I was distracted…)

  2. Anonymous

    Happy Hour is great if it’s just to drink but at 7pm on a Thursday there were only two dancers.

  3. Jimmy

    I don’t like that. Lots of places to drink in Vegas. I want a nice variety of girls.

  4. Ken

    Went there today and had a great experience. I was looking for a place to watch a game I couldn’t get and they were happy to put it on the TV for me.

    Unfortunately the sports bar is now closed, but the host in the front said they are redoing that area so they can have a fully nude area in addition to the current topless layout. Worth looking into.

    The girl I got a dance from was very nice. Her prices were above what the listed house prices were, but only by $20 so I didn’t feel ripped off. She did a wonderful set and wasn’t in a rush. Will ask for her again.

  5. J

    I’m going to be moving to Henderson soon, do you think this is a good strip club to work at as a dancer? I know there’s other clubs but I keep hearing mixed things from different girls about how most clubs are struggling and girls aren’t making enough. I’m fine with just making 200$/night. I’m a dancer from California, just trying to see my options.

    • Arnold Snyder

      J: Not being a dancer, my general perspective is more from the customer’s-eye-view. From dancers I’ve talked with, I think you can make money at Babes if you can develop some dependable regulars. This is true in a lot of the local clubs because you’ll often see the same customers.

      • J

        Thanks for your response!

        From you customer perspective, have you ever been to any of the clubs whether they be the mega ones or the local ones, have you ever visited the club in the afternoons and see it completely dead? Or would you say there’s usually a good customer to dancer ratio? Just trying to get a perspective coming from a California club.

        • Arnold Snyder

          J: Quite a few clubs aren’t even open until early evening. Those that are open and have dancers will have far fewer than in the evening. Strip club customers in Vegas tend to be late nighters, so that’s when most of the dancers work. Most clubs are busiest after midnight, 1 to 3 am being the busiest hours.

  6. Stevo

    my new go-to in Henderson. no cover, drink prices are good and the dancers are friendly. some can be very hot, too.

  7. David LFa

    Trip report for Thursday 10/4/2018

    No cover, which is always nice.

    In the three and a half years since I’ve been here, they added a runway extension to the stage.

    Fair sized crowd, but mostly wall-flowers. I like being at the rail, but I hate being the only one at the rail.

    Couch dances are still the Vegas standard 20 bucks, the alcoves are 3/$120, unlike last time, no drinks were included.

    Good drink (Jonnie Walker Black) was $15, bottle of Guinness was nine bucks.

    Fair number of dancers, mostly natural and trending towards B and light C cup sizes.

    Fairly low hustle and the gals will actually chat with you without the hard sell for dances and drinks.

    If you’re in the mood for a friendlier club experience, I recommend this place.

  8. Big Rob

    This is part one of a three club experience me and my wife recently had. Some background first. Wife and I are Vegas locals. We’re HS sweethearts with a couple of young kids and next year I’ll be 40, with her a few years behind me. In our prime, neither of us would be considered a “10”, but we’re easily 8’s when we dress to impress and we know how to rock out with our cocks out! Up until August her only club experiences was an hour at Déjà Vu (18+), OG’s for a male review and Treasures for a co-ed bachelor & bachelorette party. I’ve visited a number of clubs but only went all out for my Bachelor party and a friends, both bottle service at Sapphires. My wife used to be one of those wives that strippers hate: uncomfortable, there against her will and refusing to have fun, coupled with a resting bitch face! But my have times changed because now she is hooked!

    We met a close a friend and his wife (they are regulars here) at 8:30p on a Saturday. This is a no frills “dive” club, but we were there to pre-game thanks to cheap drinks and 1 drink cover. Less than a dozen patrons and no more than 18 girls the entire night. A few 8s, but mostly 6-7s. However, most knew how to work the pole, with two girls having skills to compete in top clubs. It was a decent sized stage, with hip-hop music in the background. The club was brighter than I’d prefer but the vibe was laid-back with zero hustle. A number of girls were hanging with regulars for prolonged periods and genuinely seemed to enjoy the conversations they were having. Lap dances take place along a well-lit wall to the right of the stage. Wasn’t interested in dances under a spotlight, but we took care of a few dancers on the stage. But most importantly my wife popped her strip club cherry by putting dollars in a thong and slapping ass on the stage! Overall a chill experience. We will absolutely visit again when we want a slower paced, casual night out vs going to an overpriced bar. However, we were hell bent on hitting up a bigtime club, so we left at 11:30 and headed to Sapphires (see Sapphires review page for our experience).

    • Arnold Snyder

      cancon: Minks website is not updated regularly. They have been advertising MNF parties and their Monday VIP room special on their facebook page for a few months now, so they are definitely open on Mondays.



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