What Happens in the Strip Club Stays in the Strip Club

Several Las Vegas Strip Clubs Closed Their Doors in 2013

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — Rachel @ 9:08 am December 17, 2013

Closed Las Vegas Strip ClubsThere once was a time in Las Vegas when owning a strip club was a fairly secure way to generate a sizable profit. After all there was an abundance of people who were eager to visit a Las Vegas strip club and not shy about shelling out money for a cover charge, pricey drinks and high end dancers.

Such demand along with a growing Las Vegas sparked the opening of many new strip clubs. These new clubs were much bigger and nicer than anything that had previously existed in Vegas. Then came a mortgage crisis and high unemployment and soon the strip club market was not as advantageous as most of us were accustomed to.

There is about 2 weeks left to the year 2013 and looking back over the last 12 months I have observed the closing of at least 6 strip clubs and a pan-sexual sex club. At one time that was unimaginable but it really did happen lets take a closer look at the clubs that closed their doors this last year.

Secret Gentlemen’s Club – This was a decent size club on Valley View Blvd near the Rio Hotel that has operated under several different names over the last 15 years. Not sure if this location ever did well anytime I had been there or drove by it never was real busy.

Cover Girls Gentlemen’s Club & Steakhouse – Cover Girls was an upscale topless strip club and steakhouse located near West Desert Inn Rd and Valley View. This location was formerly home to Rick’s Cabaret, Scores and Jaguars. Back in the mid 1990’s this site was billed as the world largest strip club but many larger clubs have since opened.

Vince Neil’s Girls Girls Girls – Hmm, this previously was Déjà vu Ultimate Nightclub before that it was Seamless then in 2012 it reopened with rock band Motley Crue front man Vince Neil’s name on the sign. Sad to see this club close, love Vince Neil and the Crue not sure how much he was involved but being located behind The Orleans along with high unemployment numbers in Vegas was probably too much to overcome.

Privilege Gentlemen’s Club – This was where the Badda Bing once existed which was a good size club and a nice location providing easy access for locals and tourists. The Bing did a lot of advertising, three or four years ago they were always running ads on the radio, Youtube videos and numerous publications yet it still wasn’t enough. The club then reopened as Privilege a hip hop themed club; sorry to say it didn’t seem to last long.

Discreet Gentlemen’s Club – This was such a nice place, not real big but not small. Discreet had a nice friendly atmosphere but the location may have hindered business. Most of us remember this was the site of Minxx where over the 2007 NBA All Star weekend a tragic and highly publicized shooting took place making any future business here difficult to succeed.

Sheri’s Cabaret – This was a small 2 story totally nude strip club on Highland Dr. Just recently realized Sheri’s was no longer open, they had been in operation here quite some time. Their website is still up and running and the phone number is not disconnected as it just rings and rings. Perhaps this closure is temporary just don’t know will watch closely.

Power Exchange – Wow where do I start with this club? Power Exchange was a pan-sexual sex club which means it was friendly to all legal sexual preferences imaginable. The place was huge but losing about $10,000 a month but that is not why it closed. Power Exchange closed because back in July of 2013 they were raided by Las Vegas Police, Homeland Security and US Customs. Those guys can really damage your business but then again they just don’t knock your door down for any reason.

The raid was not sexually oriented it was about the manufacturing and distributing of synthetic drugs, some pretty serious stuff. The club changed ownership this year and it appears the new owner was using Power Exchange as a front to his drug manufacturing, allegedly of course. The funny thing is their phone number is still in service and goes to a recorded message as if I just called on off night or something. A simple check on the Clark County business license search shows that no business license is current or pending for this address and furthermore that the Power Exchange license became inactive in September 2013.

One thing all these closed strip clubs have in common is that they were all located on a site that previously was the home to failed strip club. Sometimes the location just does not work no matter what you do and sometimes a location just gets a bad reputation that it can not shake.

Then again Las Vegas is pretty well set with strip clubs of all sizes and value so opening a new strip club in today’s market is very risky.

How to Avoid that Costly Las Vegas Strip Club Cover Charge

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — Rachel @ 9:43 pm December 16, 2013

strip club cover charge Las VegasLas Vegas is famous for so many things and yes strip clubs is one of those things. There are approximately 23 strip clubs open for business throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Yes a few Las Vegas strip clubs recently closed bringing the total number down sad but true.

Over the last decade we have seen many of these strip clubs transform into large luxurious clubs that offer many fine amenities and feature hundreds of beautiful dancers but with that comes a hefty cover charge to enter the club. Typically the cover charge for most of the upscale strip clubs in Vegas is $30. So if four men decide to go out and party at one of the better strip clubs it will cost $120 for all four of them to get through the door.

That is a lot of money to fork over tow walk through the door all before you get anything to drink or even take a peak at any of the girls. Oh but relax as there is a way to bypass that cover charge and in some cases even get a free ride to and from the strip club, let me tell you how.

Recently many of the larger strip clubs began providing transportation to and form the club. You may reserve a free ride in a limousine or a shuttle van depending on the club and best of all get in the door for free.

You are probably wondering why would they do this after all does this not cost them money? The truth is this new practice saves them money and helps to build their business at the same time. There are two reasons for this, let me explain.

The first reason to offer free transportation is that the economy since 2007 has been quite challenging causing many financial troubles in Las Vegas and the strip clubs are no exception. In the earlier part of the last decade several new upscale strip clubs opened for business in Las Vegas after all the town was booming with new hotels every year. Now with the economy being so challenging strip clubs have to create more of an incentive to get people to come in and getting a free limo ride to a strip club along with free admission is a strong incentive for most guys to pull money out of the ATM and spend an evening at the strip club.

The second reason has to do with the taxi cab drivers of Las Vegas. You see for a longtime now taxi cab drivers have played a huge part in the success of Las Vegas strip clubs. Many times a taxi driver will pick up a group of men from an upscale Las Vegas hotel who just want to be taken to a really good strip club. These guys will not have a clue on which club to go to and rely completely on the taxi driver to connect them with a worthy club.

What happens next is the taxi driver will take the guys to a club that gives him a bonus or kickback usually about $100 or so which is pretty close to what the cover charge is for 4 people to get into the club. If the strip club refuses to pay the taxi driver a bonus then chances are no more taxis will bring any future business to that club.

This is why many upscale strip clubs will provide free transportation and waive the cover charge all so they will not have to rely on and pay the sketchy taxi driver to bring them customers. Many times if an individual arrives to the club by any method other than a taxi they will also waive the cover charge. But come to the strip club by taxi and you will for sure pay that $30 cover charge as it mostly likely will end up going right the taxi driver’s pocket for bringing you there.

 

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This my friend is why you never want to tell a Las Vegas taxi driver to take you to the best strip club in town as you will end up where the driver gets paid not necessarily the best strip club. That is just the way it is, several lawsuits later nothing has changed.

So, if you are coming to Las Vegas and plan on going to a strip club then first review Las Vegas strip clubs and then select one you wish to visit and contact them and schedule a free ride to and from the club. You may not only get free transportation but free admission as well.

Las Vegas Strip Clubs to Visit When On a Modest Budget

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , — Rachel @ 9:38 pm December 13, 2013

las vegas strip clubs budgetGoing to a strip club in Las Vegas is truly an exciting time as some of the largest and most luxurious strip clubs are in Vegas. Such places offer an unforgettable experience but as you can imagine that experience comes with a steep price. If you are a tourist who has saved a bundle of money for your Vegas trip than you probably can afford such prices but if you came to Vegas with minimal funds or a local who need to stick to a monthly budget you will need to be more selective on which strip clubs you can visit.

The truth is you can visit a Las Vegas strip club and not have to shell out hundreds of dollars to have a good time. There are strip clubs in town that offer great happy hour prices and have dancers that will not bother you every 5 minutes to sell you pricey lap dances. I am going to reveal 3 strip club you can visit when on a budget that still will provide you with a great experience and not leave you short on your monthly rent.

The first strip club is Babes Cabaret in southeast Las Vegas. This is topless strip club that serves alcohol and offer many great daily specials. Babes Cabaret is not located near the Las Vegas Strip or near downtown rather it is located near US 95 and Russell Rd so if you are in the southeast part of the Vegas Valley or in Henderson then you are not far.

What makes Babes so affordable is that they have free admission every day of the week. There is a daily happy hour that starts at 5 PM (3 PM on Fridays) and last until 8 PM. During happy hour a draft beer is $1.50, domestic bottle of beer is $2.00 and well drinks start at $2.00. Those are great prices for any bar none the less for a strip club and during happy hour lap dances are priced 2 for 1.

Another strip club that provides value is Club Platinum which is located on Flamingo Rd about 1 mile east of Las Vegas Blvd. Club Platinum is a small topless bar that has no cover charge just a 2 drink minimum. Drink prices are reasonable and the dancers are not pushy making this a favorite strip club among many of the locals for many years.

The last of the 3 strip clubs for the budget minded person is Larry’s Villa which is on Bonanza Rd and Rancho Dr. Larry’s has been in operation for over 40 years and offers topless dancers and full bar with video poker. This strip club is open 24 hours a day and has free admission along with daily drink special from 2 PM – 7 PM. Cheap drink prices and friendly dancers who understand that guys here are not rich but rather working men who just want to have some fun for a few hours.

There you have 3 low cost Las Vegas strip clubs to visit when you money is tight. Now of course if you go crazy and start purchasing numerous lap dances in a short time well don’t be surprised if you are broke quickly as not matter where you go lap dances can deplete a person’s budget fast.

Never Ask a Las Vegas Taxi Cab Driver to Take You to the Best Las Vegas Strip Club

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — Rachel @ 6:28 pm December 11, 2013

las vegas taxi driver strip clubEvery year about 38 million people visit Las Vegas and most of those visitors come to Vegas to engage in activities that they can not or will not do back in their hometown. One of those activities is to party at the strip clubs and why not Las Vegas is known as “Sin City” and there are over 30 adult entertainments clubs in the Las Vegas Valley.

Now with so many strip clubs in town how does one decide on which clubs to visit and which ones to pass on after all it really is not possible to visit every strip club during one’s stay. Well first let me tell what you should not do when looking for a strip club to party in. You should never ever ask a Las Vegas taxi driver’s advice when it comes to strip clubs and this is why.

Over the last 5 years with the US economy being so challenging strip clubs have had to do certain things to keep tourists coming in and to keep making money. One thing many of the larger Las Vegas strip clubs do now is offer free transportation to and from the club. That is a great way to get customers in as who can say no to a free limo ride. The other thing some strip clubs are doing is paying taxi drivers for bringing folks to the club. This is nothing new but probably is happening know more than ever. If a taxi driver brings in a large group of men that want to party hard at the strip club chances are that club is giving the drive a sizable kickback for doing so.

So why is that bad you may ask? Well that means if you hop into a Las Vegas taxi cab and tell the driver to “take you to the best strip club in town”, most likely you will be taken to the club that gives the driver the biggest kickback not necessarily the best strip club. Also some clubs do not pay taxi drivers to bring in people therefore the driver will probably tell you that those clubs are no good even if you tell the driver that is where you want to go. In fact do not be surprised if you are taken to some of the worst strip clubs in town as this is the way they get their business. Do not fall for this!

Las Vegas is the home to many great strip clubs and if you are trying to figure which club can provide you with the best experience then you should do a little research and review the clubs individually. It is not that hard to do as websites like Las Vegas Strip Clubs provide simple, easy to read reviews on all the clubs so that you can select the right one for you.

Taxi drivers are out there to make money so there advice is not always truthful. This just does not go for strip clubs as you should research all the activities you hope to do in Las Vegas and not rely on taxi drivers who are people you do not know and are just trying to make a quick buck.

Las Vegas Strip Clubs Located on Industrial Road

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — Rachel @ 5:34 pm December 6, 2013

There are over 30 strip clubs in Las Vegas that is if you include those swinger clubs and other sexually based social clubs. Now that is a lot of sexually oriented businesses but what is even more impressive is just how many of these strip clubs are located so close together.

In this article we are going to examine and review how the many strip clubs that are located on Industrial Rd. Industrial is a well traveled secondary road that is about ½ west of the Las Vegas Strip and runs parallel with the Strip. Basically Industrial runs along the backside of many of the major hotels that are on the west side of the strip which makes it a desirable to street for strip clubs.

Currently there are 4 strips clubs on Industrial Rd and they span just a tad over 1 mile. There are also adult bookstores and boutiques but we are just focusing on the strip clubs.

So our journey shall start from where Fashion Show Dr intersects with Industrial and we will then head north to Sahara Ave. As you may guess by the street name this is pretty much behind the Fashion Show Mall.

The first strip club on Industrial is Déjà vu Showgirls. This a small to medium size strip club that features topless dancers over the age of 21, There is 1 large stage, a small stage to the side, a full bar that serves alcohol drinks and offers bottle service. Nothing luxurious here just your basic Vegas strip club that has VIP packages and numerous specials.

Next we only need to travel about 800 feet northward and we come the Can Can Room. This strip club has existed for over 30 years and features totally nude dancers in a non alcohol environment. Since no alcohol is served the dancers only need to at least 18 years of age. The Can Can Room is a simple walk from Déjà vu Showgirls.

Now we go 1300 feet northward on Industrial Rd and we come the world’s largest strip known as Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club. Guys this is just a wee bit over ¼ mile from the Can Can Room, a simple stroll and you at one of the premiere strip clubs in Las Vegas. Sapphire is huge, 70,000 square feet huge and feature hundreds of attractive topless dancers who are at least 21 years of age and there are many bars inside that serve numerous alcohol drinks and provide top of line bottle service.

industrialstripclubsThat was 3 strip clubs all in walking distance to each other but the fourth strip club on Industrial Rd is a little bit further to the North. If you precede ¾ of a mile northward from Sapphire you will come the latest Las Vegas strip club that open in June 2013. The name of the strip club is The Horse Gentlemen’s Club and it is where the Crazy Horse Too was once located. This is good size club that has many topless dancers 21 and up as well as serves alcohol. The Horse is attempting to capture all the buzz and excitement that the Crazy Horse Too had a decade ago but for now we will wait and see how the do.

Perhaps that is a little far for some of you to walk but still the distance is very close. There you have 4 Las Vegas strip clubs in just a little over 1 mile providing those who enjoy erotic entertainment several choices for the evening.