Las Vegas Gentlemen’s Clubs

Prime Time in the Vegas Strip Clubs is Later than in Other Cities

Las Vegas strip clubs are on a late schedule compared to strip clubs in most other cities. Prime time in the Vegas clubs—by which I mean the hours when you’ll find the greatest number of lap dancers working the floor and generally the best performances on stage—is from 1:00 am to 3:00 am.

The crowds start getting serious around midnight in Vegas.  The clubs get packed between 1:00 am and 3:00 am, and stay crowded even later than that.  If you’re around at those hours, you’ll find that a significant number of dancers at the Vegas strip clubs start arriving at 2-2:30 a.m.

This isn’t because the dancers who show up early aren’t good performers.  It’s just that a big crowd tends to bring out the best in any performer, and the crowds start getting serious around midnight in Vegas.  The clubs get packed between 1:00 am and 3:00 am, and stay crowded even later than that.  If you’re around at those hours, you’ll find that a significant number of dancers at the Vegas strip clubs start arriving at 2-2:30 a.m.

If you show up at pretty much any Vegas strip club at 10 to 11 pm, don’t be surprised if the audience doesn’t fill the club and you see a smaller number of dancers than the TVO club review told you to expect.  That’s because half the club’s dancers are still in the dressing room chatting and putting their make-up on.

You might deem this club a waste of time and never return, when in fact the club is only starting to wake up.  Come back in a couple of hours, and you’ll likely find the joint is jumping.

Las Vegas is a town that comes alive in the wee hours, more so than any other city in the country.  There are a number of reasons for this. First and foremost, Nevada is the only state in the U.S. that allows the on-premises sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages 24/7/365. There’s no “last call for alcohol” in any bar or nightclub in Nevada unless an establishment elects to shut down its bar service voluntarily.

Nevada is also one of few jurisdictions anywhere in the world where public drunkenness is 100% legal and where state law prohibits local jurisdictions from making public inebriation a crime.

In most cities, the majority of the work force gets off between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm–rush hour–a time when the local bars see a slew of customers coming in to unwind with a drink or two (or 3 or 4).  But in Vegas a huge chunk of the work force is employed on swing shift in casinos or hospitality-related businesses like restaurants.

The Vegas swing shift ends between midnight and 3:00 am. So, that’s when the night clubs and bars (including strip clubs) really come alive.

The Vegas swing shift ends between midnight and 3:00 am. So, that’s when the night clubs and bars (including strip clubs) really come alive.

Vegas strip clubs that have special events like feature dancers often advertise these events as starting at 10 pm, 11 pm, or midnight, but you shouldn’t be surprised if the event doesn’t actually get going until closer to 1 am.

So, if you’re looking for the biggest crowds, best stage shows and greatest selection of top-end dancers in the Vegas strip clubs, the wee hours of the morning are your best bet.

But, late night isn’t always the best time strategy for everyone.