[Note: This club closed permanently on June 27, 2016.]
Third-Rate Dancers Work the Downtown Tourist Crowd
Girls of Glitter Gulch survives almost 100% on the tourist trade and it does a lot of business in its prime Fremont Street location.
Two years ago I upgraded this club from Grade C to B, then last year down to B-, now it’s back to C. The premises were renovated a couple years ago and the physical upgrade is notable. They actually closed the club for a couple months, gutted it, and redid the entire interior. The new setup is pretty much like the old one, with the runway stage, parallel bar, small VIP area, and booths along the walls. But it’s new and clean and lots more comfortable.
One tip: The selection of dancers here is much better on weekends than weekdays, but lately, even on weekends, the dancers were old and tired compared to the dancers at the major Vegas strip clubs. There are a lot of dancers here who can no longer work at the major clubs, but they can make money at this club because the downtown tourists usually don’t know better.
Of all the strip clubs in Vegas, this is the one where you’re most likely to fall into the clutches of a strip club vulture, and be unable to extricate yourself without physically leaving the club.
I know that if you went to this club a couple of years ago, right after their remodel, you won’t believe me, but things have declined since then. You should realize your value as a customer if you go here, and feel free to bargain. One dancer quoted me 3 songs for $100 in the VIP. When I said, “Maybe later,” she said, “How about 5 for $100?”
In the summer months when the downtown casinos are jumping with tourists, this club is always crowded. This club is also female-friendly as many tourists come in here in couples.
But I’ve also gone into this club on a Saturday night, especially in slow periods when Vegas wasn’t crowded with tourists, and seen not a single dancer I’d rate as fine or very fine.
So, my general advice at slow times is to forget this place, even if you’re staying downtown. Instead, call up one of the best Vegas strip clubs, where you’ll find better dancers, better lap dances and stage shows, and better prices, and have them pick you up in the free club limo.
Girls of Glitter Gulch has Vegas’ Strictest Two-Drink Minimum
This club has no cover charge, but instead a two-drink minimum for all, and as soon as you get two feet inside the door, you’re met by a waitress who seats you, takes your drink order and waits for you to pay in advance before she brings the drinks.
Domestic beers and well drinks here are $9.25 to $9.75 each. A lot of Vegas clubs have a two-drink minimum, but this is the only one I know that enforces it with an iron fist. You will buy both drinks the moment you sit down or you’re outta here!