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Q: Las Vegas Strip Clubs Etiquette ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Las Vegas Strip Clubs Etiquette
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Performing Arts
Asked by: burnt_toast-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 23 Dec 2004 20:52 PST
Expires: 22 Jan 2005 20:52 PST
Question ID: 446706
What is the appropriate etiquette in a Las Vegas strip bar?

For example, how do I order a lap dance, and when I order a lap dance,
do I pay her directly or does it get added to my tab, how much do I
tip her, when do I tip her and how do I tip her?

Bonus marks for recommendations of clubs that would be perfect for
21-25 year olds, first-time in Vegas. (I hear there's one behind
Treasure Island that isn't too shabby, what's it called?)

Comments welcome as well!
Subject: Re: Las Vegas Strip Clubs Etiquette
Answered By: bitmaven-ga on 23 Dec 2004 23:07 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I always love the subversive questions :)  

There's actually a great book out there, which I own, titled
"Etiquette for Outlaws" by Rob Cohen, and David Wollock
 It's a fast-and-easy guide to everything you'd ever want to know
about the unmentionable subjects that occupy our time (including,
etiquitte for strip clubs!)

But if you're not interested in shelling out the $10, a few websites
will come in handy:

The first is, Ask Men's How To: Behave in Strip Clubs:
(, including
such useful bits as 'tip the bouncer,' and 'befriend the DJ,' amongst
more helpful tips for dealing with the women;

Second, is a specific-to-Vegas guide, titled simply, 'Strip Club
Etiquette' which is a pretty simple guide to Vegas specific
dos-and-don'ts, including the various dress codes of Clark County
clubs.  (

Third, the Strip Club Network
( offers a list of
rules that will keep your strip club visit enjoyable and fun, without
getting you kicked out.  And what better authority, eh?

Finally, Frommer's offers us 9 tips from two strippers.  This is a
rather cheeky 'guide' with the suggestions I'd give to anyone,
including 'bathe,' and 'Don't lick us. We're not popsicles.'  

Thanks for the fun!  I always enjoy questions that tickle my personal curiousity. 

Search terms:  "Strip club" +etiquette +Vegas
"strip club" +vegas +rules 
"Vegas Strip Club" +rules | etiquette

Request for Answer Clarification by burnt_toast-ga on 23 Dec 2004 23:20 PST
Thanks bitmaven-ga, but save for the Strip Club Network article, I
have actually read all the others before posting this question.
Unfortunately, those articles do not answer my questions, which posted
above are:

how do I order a lap dance,
when I order a lap dance, do I pay her directly or does it get added to my tab,
how much do I tip her,
when do I tip her
and how do I tip her?


Ps. I don't need links to articles, I just need answers.

Clarification of Answer by bitmaven-ga on 24 Dec 2004 00:23 PST
In answer to your questions: 

1. how do I order a lap dance,

The most common way, according to the web, is to wait until a dancer
stops by your table and asks you.  Otherwise, there's always the
tried-and-true method of walking up to the stripper you're interested
in and asking her.  Watch the protocol of the club, some places may be
more flexible than others. If you see a girl on the floor for
instance, tipping her well while she's dancing will likely attract her

2. when I order a lap dance, do I pay her directly or does it get added to my tab,

You pay the girls directly.  They're the performers.  And each dance
is song-based.  So as many a guide has forewarned -- stop her when the
song ends, lest you pay for another (un)wanted dance.

3. how much do I tip her,

Tipping seems to be viewed as variable, and ultimately dependent on
you.  However, there is often a set house fee for the dance itself. 
The club's rate may be anywhere from $20+  depending on where you are,
and what she's doing (e.g., how close she is, etc.)  What you tip her
in addition will be at your discretion.

4. when do I tip her?

At the end of the lap dance, when you pay.  Remember, CASH CASH CASH. 
Every reccomendation has pointed out the fact that the
bouncer/bartender will direct you to an ATM machine in the club(which
may have a surcharge).  This is a pretty good hint that these places
(and the girls) are not walking credit-card processors.  When she's
done with her dance, give her the house fee, and tip her accordingly. 
Obviously, the more you tip, the more likely she'll be to stick around
and perform again.

5. and how do I tip her?

This seems to be largely dependent on House and dancer rules.  I can't
give you a better answer for this.  Some clubs are strict no-touching
venues, meaning you'd probably be limited to handing her money at the
end.  Other clubs are more liberal.  It doesn't hurt to ask a) the
bouncers and b) the dancer.  If you seem like an amiable sort, and
she's comfortable with you, you might get a more flexible tipping

Much of this came from:

burnt_toast-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Answer clarification was perfect, thanks!

Subject: Re: Las Vegas Strip Clubs Etiquette
From: timespacette-ga on 23 Dec 2004 21:58 PST
sorry, you can't go to Las Vegas. The entire city is soon to become a
Beta Test Zone.

but if I had one last night to spend there before the first, possibly
deadly, experiment, I would definitely visit the above sponsored link:
see: <>

the poor dears . . .

Subject: Re: Las Vegas Strip Clubs Etiquette
From: bitmaven-ga on 23 Dec 2004 23:13 PST
In my rush to answer, I forgot to include another link that
(of all places) has on reccomended clubs: -- Strip Club Guide

Additionally, Strip club Review
( has an excellent FAQ on what
clubs are good to go to for various reasons, what clubs are rotten,
and what general Tipping Guidelines are for Vegas.  This probably
should have been added to the post, but o-well.

Subject: Re: Las Vegas Strip Clubs Etiquette
From: bitmaven-ga on 24 Dec 2004 20:32 PST

Thanks for the Tip!  


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