**Palomino Club – Las Vegas’ Most Erotic Stage Show
IN A NUTSHELL: The only Vegas nude club that serves alcohol, with delectable dancers, a stage show like an erotic circus, private rooms & curtained theme rooms, and reasonable drink prices for all. 21+
GRADE OF DANCER: Very fine
1848 Las Vegas Blvd N, North Las Vegas
HOURS: 4 pm – 5 am (4 pm – 7 am weekends)
MINIMUM AGE: 21
VALET PARKING: Yes; after 9 pm; dicey neighborhood, but public lot well-lit
COVER CHARGE: Admission is free before 8 pm if you drive yourself or arrive by the free club limo. After 8 pm: $10 if you arrive by personal transportation, $30 by cab or limo, or free if you arrive by the club limo. Note: At peak hours, you may be charged $30 at the door to cover the two-drink minimum. If you’re charged for the two-drink minimum, you’ll receive two drink tickets.
FULL BAR: Yes
FOOD: No. There’s a good diner across the street at Jerry’s Nugget casino.
LAP DANCES: Main room, $20/topless. Nude VIP room dances 3 songs/$100, half-hour/$250, full hour/$450; Private theme room nude dances: 35 min./$250 + $100 bottle, 60 min./$450 + $150 bottle, but dancers have been asking more (see note in review)
Palomino Club is the Only Vegas Nude Club with a Full Bar
Palomino Club (club website) is the only strip club in Vegas to feature both nude dancers and a full bar. Because it was licensed for both booze and naked girls before the county passed more restrictive laws, the nude dancing and full bar were grandfathered in, making this club truly one-of-a-kind in Vegas. It combines the best features of both the nude and topless clubs.
For example, most of the topless clubs in Vegas charge customers an additional bar tab for time spent in the VIP room. The nude clubs don’t since they don’t sell drinks. Although Palomino serves liquor, the club goes with the nude clubs on this policy and they charge customers no extra bar tab in their VIP rooms. That means you get a great deal on private dances at this club.
Best Erotic Stage Show in Las Vegas
The nude clubs usually have better stage shows, with better stage lighting and better dancing than the topless clubs, which typically have small dark stages and girls limited to simple bump-and-grind moves. Palomino has a large well-lit stage with lots of rail seats and two poles, at the perfect height for watching (and getting attention from) the exceptionally talented (and naked) dancers.
In fact, the stage show at Palomino Club—with erotic acrobatics and pole dancing with multiple dancers on stage on multiple poles, girl-on-girl shows and the hottest striptease—is so good that I recommend it as the best erotic stage show in Las Vegas.
And although customers must be 21 or older to be admitted to Palomino Club, the dancers only have to be 18. That age allowance was grandfathered in with the nude dancing and drinking allowance. That means Palomino has a good percentage of college-age dancers, as well as top experienced dancers who could work at any strip club in this town.
Plus, while you can get high-mileage topless lap dances for the usual $20 at Palomino, the dancers really loosen up in the high-mileage nude dances in the club’s private curtained booths and private bedrooms. Even the 3-songs-for-$100 nude VIP dances at Palomino take place in a roomy private booth with an opaque curtain. That’s excellent privacy and a nude dance for less than you’ll pay for the group VIP at most Vegas topless clubs.
And imagine the creative positions you can get into in the club’s luxury private bedrooms (see Palomino Penthouse below), again, with an opaque-curtained door.
Palomino also has a more intimate feel than most of the high-tech topless joints that have been taking over the Vegas strip club scene for the past 20 years, and I like that. Its layout and lighting are grounded in classic striptease. The drive lately in the Vegas clubs has been to make clubs flashy and “space-age,” where the club itself is the show and the dancers are just decorations. Palomino’s more about giving 130+ of the best and most beautiful erotic dancers in Las Vegas a real stage where they can show their stuff.
Palomino Club has been one of my regular stops for quite a few years now. I love this club.
Best Drink Deals in Vegas for Locals & Out-of-Towners Alike
Another plus at Palomino: Domestic beers and wells are only $8, and domestic drafts are only $6. And that price is for every customer, whether you’re a local or from out-of-town, every hour the club is open.
That’s like the happy hour price at most of the high-end topless clubs in Vegas, which are now charging $12-$18 for domestics, wells or drafts at peak hours.
Still, the major draw for most customers will be the fact that you can watch 100-130+ toned, young, consistently beautiful nude dancers while simultaneously drinking an adult beverage.
Free Admission with Free Limo Transport
Palomino Club offers free round-trip transport by the club’s shuttles for groups of two or more, with free admission for anyone who arrives by the club transport. Call 702-710-8841 to reserve your ride or book at the Palomino web site. (Note: At peak hours, the club may charge $30 at the door to cover the two-drink minimum.)
If you’re a solo guy coming to the club, the club is offering a new $60 “Flying Solo” package that gets you free round-trip transportation to the club and back to your hotel in one of Palomino’s shuttles, free admission (normally $30), and your first two drinks on the house. See the club website or call 702-710-8841 to reserve. (This package is only available Sundays through Thursdays.)
If you drive yourself to the club, the admission fee for out-of-towners who arrive by their own car is $10, but you may also be charged a two-drink minimum at the door ($30) at peak hours. If you’re charged the two-drink minimum, you’ll receive two drink tickets to give the cocktail waitress.
And the club offers free admission, with no cover charge at the door, if you arrive by your own transportation before 8 pm.
The other option is to purchase one of the club’s bottle packages in advance (suitable for two people to larger groups, or solo guys who don’t mind buying a bottle).
With a package, you’re not only guaranteed free admission and locked-in free limo transport, but you’ll also have a reserved VIP table for the night. That’s a real value at this club, which gets packed at peak hours. With a reserved VIP table, you won’t lose your table if you leave it for a private nude show in the VIP or private rooms. And top dancers head straight for the VIP tables after they leave the stage.
If you don’t see a package that’s right for you, the club is good about coming up with custom packages. Just call 702-710-8841 and tell them what you’re looking for or go to the club website and fill out the online form. You can also purchase a package at the door.
Pro Tip For If You Take a Cab
If for whatever reason you decide to take a cab to the club, you can save $30 on admission by simply having the cab take you to Jerry’s Nugget (a casino right across the street). If you walk over to the club from Jerry’s Nugget, you have arrived by your own transport, and the club will admit you for $10 instead of $30. (At peak hours, you may also be charged $30 at the door for the two-drink minimum.)
That’s an extra high-mileage lap dance for you. You save the money because the club doesn’t have to pay the cabbie a $50/head “tip.”
If the cab driver tries to press you on whether you’re going to Palomino, just say no, you love the diner at Jerry’s Nugget—which is great, by the way. I eat there a few times a month.