Attending a strip club may be on your to-do list when you go to Las Vegas or any other big city. Growing in popularity more and more each year, you may be surprised to learn that not all strip clubs are alike, and neither are the laws associated with who can or cannot attend these clubs. So if you’re ready to learn more about the specifics of who can and cannot enter strip clubs in Vegas or elsewhere, here’s what you need to know.
Virtually all strip clubs in Las Vegas and elsewhere have rules stating that anyone attending a strip club must be at least 18 years of age or older. However, this generally applies only to strip clubs that do not serve alcohol. For example, should you want to attend a club that does serve alcoholic beverages, most localities will require you to be at least 21 years old before going through the front door.
Contrary to what you and many other people assume, the majority of Las Vegas strip clubs do not feature full nudity from their dancers but rather are topless-only clubs. In most situations, this will still not impact the age requirements for admission, meaning you will need to be either at least 18 or 21 to enter. In Las Vegas, it is generally recognized that the best strip club performers work at topless-only clubs, so keep this in mind when deciding which clubs you wish to visit.
Private Strip Clubs
While most strip clubs in Las Vegas and other cities are open to the general public, many strip clubs across the country are private and open only to those who pay a membership fee. In addition to this, there is also a very distinct difference between private and public strip clubs you should keep in mind.
Although most private strip clubs fall in line with public clubs and have age requirements of 18 or 21, private clubs are often not bound by any laws or regulations in their locality regarding this stipulation. As such, they are free to set their own rules about who can or cannot attend their club. Because of this, it is conceivable that if you are a member of a private strip club, you could bring a guest along with you who is under 18 years old without being in violation of club or local policies.
Booking a Reservation
When you want to attend a strip club, especially one that is extremely popular, it is usually recommended that you make a reservation well in advance of when you want to attend. However, even if you don’t have a reservation, most strip clubs in Vegas and other cities will likely still let you inside.
Whether you are a walk-in customer or have a reservation, remember that most clubs do charge cover fees, so be prepared to pay this in addition to any drinks or food you may have along the way. Also, you should keep in mind that if you don’t make a reservation and just show up at a club’s front door, they are then free to charge you whatever amount they see fit for admission. Thus, you may not only have to pay more to get in but also still have to pay the cover fees.
Avoid the Taxis and Ubers
When you make a reservation at a strip club in Las Vegas, one perk you will enjoy is having the club send one of its own vehicles to pick up you and your guests. Should you decide to take a taxi to the club or call an Uber driver to your location, you’ll wish you had just waited for the club’s vehicle. Should you arrive in any vehicle other than the club’s vehicle, your reservation will be voided, meaning you will be considered a walk-in customer.
While strip clubs are not for everyone, most feature performers who put on shows that are very classy and impressive. If you keep the tips mentioned here in mind when planning your trip to a strip club and follow the rules established by the club itself, you can have a fun and memorable experience.