Talk of the Town is Vegas’ Laid-Back, Locals’ Nude Strip Club
Talk of the Town is a small club and no one comes here for the plush decor.
The wooden stage is about eight by eight feet, with a stripper pole in the center and a brass rail around the perimeter. All the walls are painted flat black, with large framed mirrors hanging everywhere.
There’s a life-size white-plaster statue of Aphrodite on which someone has painted black eyebrows. There are 20 small marble-top cocktail tables and comfortable lap dance chairs.
All in all, this place looks like a beatnik coffee house, reminiscent of the joints I used to give poetry readings in when I lived in San Francisco.
That doesn’t mean I don’t like this club–it can be a pleasant change from the disco throb of the typical high-tech gentlemen’s clubs and I like the laid-back atmosphere.
Plus, the girls are always cute.
I just want you to know that some might find this club more of a jeans-and t-shirt dive than they’re comfortable hanging out in.
Small Dancer Selection but Three-Song Sets
Talk of the Town might have 12-18 dancers on duty at peak strip club hours (as few as 2-6 at off-peak hours)–typically young, pretty neighborhood girls.
It’s impossible to tell if any of them can dance very well, because the stage is so small.
However, because there are so few dancers, each dancer does a three-song set, and that has its virtues. For topless dancing, two-song sets are fine, but for a nude strip show, three-song sets are superior for maximizing the erotic punch. In the first song, the dancer just teases, flashing her tits and finally getting topless at the end. In the second song, she dances topless, but spends most of her time taking her panties off, teasing the boys by pulling them down, then back up again, with lots of sexy posing. Then she removes her panties and dances the third song completely naked.
If you’re not into watching strippers, this probably sounds gratuitous to you, but it should be gratuitous. There’s no practical reason why it should take a dancer three minutes to remove her panties, but this is what striptease is all about. Not all of the dancers take advantage of this format. At some point, someone will explain this to the dancers, many of whom get naked withing the first 30 seconds of their performances. Maybe I’m just old fashioned.
Good Lighting to Boot!
On top of that, Talk of the Town has better stage lighting for watching dancers than any of the higher-end Vegas topless strip clubs. A few years ago, they were actually using white spotlights, which I thought was great aesthetically, though I’m sure the dancers thought that lighting was too hot, as sweat wasn’t uncommon on the stage. The club now uses multiple orange spots that brightly illuminate the dancers with less heat, which is still a far better lighting choice than the irritating (and dim) flashing red-and-blue spots that most clubs employ. The dancers here are mostly young and without boob jobs, some a bit pudgy but there are always a number of beauties.
Again, these dancers don’t have the room on stage to exhibit the kind of acrobatic dancing and fancy pole work you see at a higher-end nude club like Palomino, but that scorching panty play during the three-song set makes up for a lot.
Unfortunately, Prices at Talk of the Town Have Gone Up
Talk of the Town used to be a terrific value for those on a budget, with fully-nude lap dances for only $10. That used to be the regular price all night every night.
Now, while you can still find some dancers who will give you a dance for $10, the dance won’t usually be fully nude. And for most dancers, the basic lap dance price is now $20, with mileage lower than it used to be. Plus, I’ve gotten reports that the cover charge is now $25–I’ll get over to the club to confirm that soon.
Talk of the Town has four VIP rooms, all private for 1-on-1 shows, with curtain-covered doorways. Two have humungous bean-bag beds that literally take up the whole room. One has a swiveling lounge chair. Another is set up for private shower shows (read our Talk of the Town shower show review here). The VIP pricing recently was the Vegas standard of 3 songs/$100, half-hour/$200.
Other Vegas Strip Clubs You May Enjoy
Palomino Club–the only Vegas strip club with both a full bar and nude dancers–features the wildest stage show in town. Gorgeous dancers and $6 draft beers. 100+ dancers