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Full-nude or full-bar? A guide to Las Vegas strip clubs

July 1, 2016  |   4:21 pm

The City of Sin is filled with numerous attractions. From the family-friendly showings of the Rat Pack to the risque performances of Cirque du Soleil, Vegas has something for just about everyone. But for those of us who’s inclination is for something of the more scandalous variety, only Las Vegas strip clubs can offer the much needed break from the status quo of daily life.

But what’s entertainment without a little liquid-aid for what ails us? Needless to say, alcohol and strip clubs go together like peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately, there were those in the mid-90’s that decided no one should be able to enjoy both vices at the same time. As a result, section 6.35 in the Las Vegas Code of Ordinances was amended to include the prohibition of alcohol in Las Vegas strip clubs which opted to host full-nude erotic dancing.

The only exemption to the law would be the acquiring of a strip club license prior to July 19, 1995. Since that time, Las Vegas strip clubs have had to bear the burden of no longer providing a full-nude full-bar type of service. Subsequently, strip club owners were forced to make the decision of prioritizing one over the other. Some of the establishments around at the time found subtle loopholes by opening taverns or bars adjacent to their existing clubs and creating a “bring your own booze” (or “BYOB”) policy.

The only remaining Las Vegas strip club that provided the full-nude full-bar experience was the world famous Palomino Club of Las Vegas, which was established in 1969 and still boasts its full-nude full-bar status to this day. Clubs that offer the full-bar side of the “full-nude full-bar” experience include such establishments as:

  • Babes
  • Cheetahs
  • Chicas Bonitas
  • Club Paradise
  • Club Platinum
  • Crazy Horse III
  • Deja Vu Showgirls
  • Girls of Glitter Gulch
  • Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club
  • Olympic Garden
  • Sapphire
  • Spearmint Rhino
  • Treasures, and more.

But if sacrificing the full-bar side of things is worth it to you, then many of the finest Las Vegas strip clubs still await your patronage, such as the:

  • Can-Can Room
  • Diamond Cabaret
  • Little Darlings
  • Pussycat’s
  • Talk of the Town

All in all, there’s not much you can’t get away with in the City of Lights.

3 thoughts on “Full-nude or full-bar?

  1. The Palomino is a one of a kind experience in Las Vegas. This club is the most relaxed and low pressure club I have been to in the world, and I don’t say that lightly as I have lived all over the world. Everyone from the top down, owner to dancer, goes out of their way to be friendly and provide a second to none customer experience. However, the aspect that I loved best was the fact that the upstairs Ultra Lounge has a very relaxed bar feel to it. It is most definitely something I’ve not encountered elsewhere. Whenever friends are in town that want to hit up a strip club, this is where I send them, and they have all thanked me for it. If you’re interested in Vegas nightlife, don’t miss out on this place.

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