Hundreds of Beautiful Dancers and High Mileage for Lap Dance Aficionados
No matter how many times I’ve gone into Sapphire in the decade or so since it opened, I’m always amazed at the sheer number of gorgeous babes with big boobs walking the floor in platform heels and skimpy lingerie. If a selection of 300-400 slender, busty, beautiful dancers available for high mileage lap dances is enticing to you, Buddy, you’ve come to the right place.
Sapphire markets itself as the “World’s Largest Gentlemen’s Club,” and it may well be. The main showroom is 10,000 square feet, and that doesn’t count the smaller showroom where the Monday Night Football and comedy shows are held.
To give the club a more intimate feeling, Sapphire uses a huge floor-to-ceiling curtain to cut the main showroom in half during all but peak hours. Even when this curtain is closed, the club looks notably bigger than most other Vegas strip clubs, but this curtain squeezes the dancers working the floor into a tighter space, which increases the agreeable impression of a wealth of available female flesh.
The lighting is mostly Sapphire’s signature wall of small twinkling turquoise lights, which means it is suitably dark for a man to unwind with a beautiful woman in his lap. There are three full bars and three stages, the center stage on a platform about 20 feet up. The guys on the main floor watch the dancers on the two small stages at either side of the center-stage platform.
I’ve been seeing an improvement in the stage shows here lately, with erotic pole dancing, acrobatic dancing, and floor work, but the stages are too high for guys who like to sit on the rail and watch the show close up. The stage shows here are more like a decorative bonus amidst the splendor of all the beautiful women around you.
Sapphire is a Tit Man’s Paradise
Sapphire has a preferred type, and if you like big tits, you’ll be a happy man here. Most of the dancers are on the high end of the spectrum for both beauty and body, and even when there’s a big crowd, there are plenty of dancers working the crowd.
The lap dances on the main floor are probably the highest-contact in Vegas, priced at $20 per song like everywhere else. The dancers in this place work the crowd relentlessly when they’re not on stage, but if you politely turn down a dancer, she’ll usually move on to the next guy quickly. If you’re the shy type who doesn’t know how to approach dancers, you don’t have to worry about that here. Just sit anywhere by yourself and you’ll be approached over and over again by knockout babes looking for a comfy lap to dance in.
After a recent visit to the Sapphire comedy hour, I stopped in the club for a while. There were women draped across nearly every available man. I’ve never seen so many men in one room look so happy.
Getting Extra Value at Sapphire
The VIP room prices at Sapphire are a half-hour for $200 with an $80 bar tab or a full hour for $400 with a $300 bar tab. (For a private VIP experience where you can go 1-on-1 with a dancer and close the door, see Sapphire’s VIP Skyboxes below.) If you want to make your money go the farthest, do as the locals do and just get multiple lap dances in the main room at $20 each. You get a lot of lap dance for $20 at Sapphire, and the dancers know where the more private nooks and corners are.
Sapphire’s VIP Packages are a Great Value and Get You the Royalty Treatment
If you’re coming for the evening, check out the VIP packages at Sapphire. There are packages for single guys, groups, guys who prefer a specific bottle, etc.
The packages include free admission ($45 savings), free limo transport ($20+ cab fare savings), front-of-line admission (the lines at the door can get lengthy), a reserved VIP table in the center of the action, and a discount on drinks if you buy online. Even with the basic VIP65 package (suitable for the average guy going solo), you essentially get $69 in alcohol (if you buy online), plus free admission, a free limo to the club, and the royalty treatment once you get there, all included in the package for a total price of $70 ($65 for the package plus tax).
I recommend this or another package because of the value of the reserved VIP table. At peak hours at Sapphire, this can be the only way you’ll be able to sit down. Here’s how it breaks down:
|VIP65 Drink Card Package||Arrive by Cab|
|Free limo to club||$20+ cab fare to club|
|Free admission to club||$45 admission|
|Includes $50 free drinks plus free shot if you buy online = $69 value in booze||No booze included|
|Limo driver escorts you straight to front of line||Wait in line|
|Reserved VIP table waiting for you in the center of the action with a great view of the club’s three stages||Try to find an empty table somewhere until a VIP comes to claim it|
|Summary: $134+ in value if you buy online plus reserved VIP table and royalty treatment for only $65 + tax = $70||Summary: Pay $20+ for cab plus $45 admission = $65+ before you’ve had a single drink, plus no royalty treatment and no reserved VIP table.|
The Sapphire Monday Night Football Party is the Best in Vegas
From September through December, you could also start the evening at Sapphire’s Monday Night Football party (excellent man chow buffet, three drinks, three giant screens and a good crowd for $20), where you can sample the lovely dancers at half-time with their 30-second $1 topless lap dances (in my opinion, the best lap dance experience in Vegas). When the game ends you’ve already had three drinks and you have a better idea of which girl you’d like in your lap for a longer stay.
Sapphire welcomes couples and the percentage of couples in the audience has been increasing, so if you bring your wife or girlfriend on a busy night, she won’t feel alone or awkward.
Sapphire’s Stripper Karaoke Room
Sapphire also offers a karaoke room—one of the most unusual VIPs I’ve seen anywhere. It’s a fairly large, attractively decorated room with a small stage and a top-of-the-line karaoke system, with some 70,000 song selections, three microphones, comfortable seating for up to 40 people. Plus there’s a stripper pole right in the middle. You can bring dancers here for $400 per hour for each dancer, and if you’re with your buddies, up to three of you can split the $300 bar tab. It’s a good deal for a small Vegas private strip club party. Check out the club website for group VIP package deals on bottles and drinks.
The VIP Skyboxes
Sapphire also has 10 “skyboxes” for rent, which are essentially private mini-VIP rooms, some with multiple couches that accommodate up to a dozen people each and some designed for 1-on-1 time with a dancer. The skyboxes are 25 feet above the main floor and have full-length windows that overlook the main floor below; they also have their own controls for lighting and music volume and even a flat-screen TV.
Skybox rentals (one-on-one) start at $500/hour for the dancer, with a $300 bar tab. Check the Sapphire website for deals on larger rooms suitable for private group parties (bachelor parties and the like), with prices dependent on the number in the group and the number of dancers.
Sapphire has higher drink prices than the other Vegas strip clubs at $15 for a domestic bottle of beer. If you go to the club, you’re essentially making a decision to pay more for drinks to get the superior dancer selection. But you can get more for your money if you arrive by the club limo by purchasing the buy-1-get-1-free drink coupon (purchase of the coupon means the club will also waive the $10 rservation fee).
You may also want to consider one of the drink package deals at Sapphire’s website. The discount depends on the package you choose, but even the basic package is essentially good for a free drink.
Even without discounts, locals (who can get much better drink deals elsewhere) will often go to Sapphire nevertheless not only for the dancer selection but also because of the high-contact lap dances that are the club standard, even out on the main floor.
As a local, I go to this club for their terrific Monday Night Football parties, or just to enjoy the high-mileage laps out on the main floor. Plus the Sapphire Pool and Day Club (see below) is my favorite way to while away a summer afternoon, ogling the Sapphire dancers in their teeny bikinis and pasties, and watching the go-go dancers jiggle.
Sapphire Free Limo Transport
Make your money go further by taking the free club limo (reserve at 702-869-0003), which comes with free admission (a $15 reservations fee will be waived if you purchase a buy-1-get-1 drink or buy a bottle). You can also use Sapphire’s limo for transport to the club’s parties for Monday night football and other sporting events and to the Sapphire Comedy Hour (your club entry will be free, though you will have to pay the event entry fee, $20).
Sapphire is unusual in that the club offers limo transport not only in the evening to its gentlemen’s club, but also in the afternoon to the Sapphire Pool & Day Club. The limo to the Sapphire Pool includes a ride back to your hotel or the airport. If you check out of your hotel on Sunday and would like to enjoy Sapphire’s Pool before your flight (or ride) home departs, Sapphire will even check your luggage for you and take you to the airport.
Again, if you take the club’s limo to the pool, the reservation fee of $15 will be waived if you purchase a buy-1-get-1-free drink coupon or a bottle. If the girl at the admissions desk doesn’t offer to waive the fee if you buy a coupon, be sure to ask for the deal.
Reserve your ride at the Sapphire website or call 702-869-0003.
Sapphire Comedy Club
Every Saturday at 8 pm, you can see a comedy show with burlesque dancers in Sapphire’s showroom. The comedians range from open-mic quality to top pros; the pole dancer and burlesque dancer are superb and worth coming to see all by themselves. The show is fun even when the comics are weak, because the strip club audience is here to party and tends to be quick with comebacks if a comic says something lame. That keeps the show edgy; you don’t feel like you’ve heard all the jokes before. See my full review: Sapphire’s Comedy Hour.
For transport to the comedy show in the club limo, call 702.869.0003 (return ride depends on limo availability). There’s a $15 reservation fee for the limo, but the club will waive that fee if you purchase a buy-1-get-1-free drink or buy a bottle.
Sapphire Pool & Day Club
Sapphire’s Pool & Day Club is open during warm weather (April through October). It’s not completely topless, as pasties or body paint on nipples are required (due to a dumb Vegas law), but it’s the best pool party in town, with the largest number of gorgeous topless girls. Read my full review: Sapphire’s Pool & Day Club.
Sapphire offers a special arrangement on Sundays for people who are checking out of their hotel room in the morning and would like to spend the day at the pool before catching a flight home Sunday night. Take the free club limo to the pool (call 702.869.0003 to reserve your ride), and the club will store your luggage for free. Then they’ll give you a free ride to the airport when you’re ready to leave to catch your flight.
There is normally a $15 reservation fee for the limo ride, but the club will waive that fee if you purchase a buy-1-get-1-free drink or buy a bottle. They’ll offer you the drink option when it’s time to collect the $15 fee.