Top New York Strip Clubs for
1. Penthouse Executive Club This club is remarkably refined and caters to bonus-laden financial types with well-padded expense accounts...though they do offer special discounts, such as complimentary admission with ticket stubs from same-day sporting events and packages for groups of five to 10 people ($350-$750). The city's most sought-after entertainers—veterans of the New York/Las Vegas/Miami megaclub scenes—perform here on the small stage that sits dead center, with two single-occupancy go-go platforms accommodating additional pole dancers upstairs. If your bonus hasn’t arrived yet, not to worry: A Jackson is all you need.
2. Sapphire This 10,000-square-foot club took over the old Scores space, but it’s a much classier affair: Inside, you'll find VIP cabana lounges, a private Scarlet Room complete with mirrors, flat-screen TVs and leather upholstery ($400 gets you 30 minutes of alone time) and gorgeous dancers who are talented and courteous, whether you’re there by yourself or with a group of friends. There are also plentiful VIP packages for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays and even corporate events. 3. Rick’s Cabaret With three floors spanning 10,000 feet, privacy is no problem at Rick’s, which boasts a 40-foot neon bar, four stages and plentiful VIP suites. Bonus: If you show up between 11am and 3pm on a weekday, the club offers a surprisingly tasty $10 prix-fixe lunch (steak frites, salmon with asparagus and pistachio) plus $8 drinks—which is a steal even if you weren’t at a strip club. Expect to be treated well here, no matter how much cash you come in with.
4. Head Quarters There’s no stage at HQ, but the black leather and plush red banquettes make getting comfortable easy, and the hospitable staff has a genuine appreciation for repeat customers, doling out birthday phone calls, promotional freebies like baseball tickets and discounted dinner packages at the upstairs restaurant. On a weeknight, it’s quiet enough that you can spend time chatting with an entertainer after you've paid for your lap dance. 5. Hunk-O-Mania It’s true that ladies are welcome at strip clubs where female dancers are the ones gyrating. However, there’s a reason Magic Mike is so popular, and Hunk-O-Mania exists to bring it to life. Don’t worry if you’re shy or happily committed: Plenty of women enjoy the show without getting harassed for tips. While shows run Thursday to Sunday nights and single tickets are $25 if purchased in advance, it’s worth upgrading to VIP admission, which guarantees you a seat ($45-$65; $500 for groups of up to six). Up for anything? Get in the hot seat—a chair onstage—for a lap dance from one of the best performers.
6. PUMPS Pumps isn’t your traditional strip club—it’s a no-cover dive bar with topless dancers—but it’s every bit as fun and easier on your wallet, too. Beers are as cheap as $7 a pop ($4 if it’s happy hour), so you’ll have more cash to spend on the bikini-wearing beauties on poles atop the bar-length stage. There’s no real VIP room, but you can get lap dances in a private ro