Gentlemen’s Guide LA’s Top Strip Clubs
By Ralpah Lorida
Fellas want to go to a strip club, but don’t know which one to go too?,Don’t worry we have some suggestions for you. Our Gentlemen’s Guide writer reviewed 12 for you. Get the scoop on hottest Gentlemen Clubs in town. Here’s our list, in every part of town. Gents go visit these and find out for yourself which is your best club.
If you fancy yourself a bit of a badass, too edgy to succumb to the wiles of your average bottle-blond stripper but not above ogling pretty girls in general, Cheetahs is probably for you. Thanks to the tattooed, punk rock, Suicide Girl vibe of the place, you can feel like you’re the sexual equivalent of eco-conscious by not buying into unrealistic standards of beauty, and since the dancers don’t get naked, you can also get drunk enough to justify getting a lap dance. Pat yourself on the back and tip your dancer, my friend.
• 4600 Hollywood Boulevard • 323-660-6733 • cheetahsclubhollywood.com •
2 . 4Play
This venerable L.A. hotspot has appeared on local and national best-of lists, solidifying its place as a favorite among Angelenos after 15 years in business. 4Play offers VIP bottle service as well as limo service and, on Tuesdays, up-and-coming pole dancers vie for cash prizes at its Amateur Beauty Night competition. The club apparently has drawn celebs, as 4Play features a video on its website of someone they claim to be Spencer Pratt. Hankering for brunch and willing to eat strip-club food? 4Play serves dishes such as steak and eggs, as well as pancakes.
• 2238 Cotner Blvd • 310-575-0660 • 4playclub.com •
3. Seventh Veil
Urban legend holds that the neon sign blinking outside the Seventh Veil on Sunset served as the inspiration for the Mötley Crüe song “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and history tells us that parts of the music video were filmed there. But if old-timey hair-metal lore isn’t enough to entice you to the club, how about this: Two stages. All nude. Skeezy enough that you feel like your dirty mind will be welcome, not so skeezy that you feel like maybe you should towel off the chairs before sitting down.
• 7180 W. Sunset Blvd • 323-876-4761 •
4. Jumbo’s Clown Room
The vampy landmark known as Jumbo’s Clown Room sets the standard for nightly strip shows in Los Angeles. Other spots may show more T&A (the ones near LAX, for example) but this East Hollywood hovel isn’t the consistent first choice to bring friends visiting town, or where newly legal liquor seekers celebrate their 21st birthdays, for nuthin.’ The atmosphere is hip yet unpretentious, tarty but never trashy. It may have been different decades ago, but these days, the comely gals gyrating in barely-there get-ups and sky-high heels tattoos, and a lap-dance “room,” which is really an open area that has all the privacy of a jailhouse.
• 5153 Hollywood Boulevard • 323-666-1187 • jumbos.com •
5. Fantasy Island
Say you were on a road trip, and you were looking for the weirdest, most Raoul Duke-esque titty bar in town. In such a scenario you would find yourself thrilled to stumble upon 4. Fantasy Island in West L.A. The flashing but worn-down exterior looks like a haunted carnival, and the interior keeps up the façade with bright house lights, girls dressed in neon sporting menacing neck tattoos, and a lap-dance “room,” which is really an open area that has all the privacy of a jailhouse.
• 11434 W. Pico Blvd • 310-473-5678 • fantasyislandclub.com •
6. Sam’s Hofbrau
Sam’s Hofbrau is one of the most reliable strip clubs that serves alcohol in Los Angeles. Sam’s has topless strippers and a full bar. Sam’s is inexpensive and in an industrial neighborhood. Cheap beers and no cover charge make it a really low commitment to just stop by and check it out for a drink . The women at Sam’s range a lot. You have nice looking gals but you also have really tight supermodel bodies as well. Stage shows are mild but can be sexy. Lap dances depend on the girl but are $10 and are done in a bikini with no nudity and with no privacy because you are in the same main room as everyone else.
• 1751 E. Olympic Blvd • 213-623-3989 • samshofbrau.com •
7. Candy Cat Too
The Valley is a veritable goldmine of factory-style strip clubs like Déjà Vu and Spearmint Rhino, but sometimes a person just wants a beer and some boobs. For that, there’s Candy Cat Too. The little topless bar in Canoga Park has stale pretzels resting on the counter and patrons who all seem to know each other, horsing around like a bunch of high school buddies at their 25th reunion. As for the girls, they’re good dancers and low-maintenance. Just don’t fuck with them.
• 6816 Winnetka Ave • 818-999-3187 • thecandycats.com •
8. Déjà Vu
Complex ranked Noho’s Déjà Vu 29th among its list of America’s 50 best strip clubs. The club has been around for more than 15 years and offers a bunch of amenities for its customers, including more than 30 dance couches and six VIP booths outfitted for bachelor parties. The warmly lit interior may remind visitors of the ’70s, as disco balls hang from the ceiling above plush, red couches on the main floor.
• 7350 Coldwater Canyon Ave • 818-982-1199 • dejavu.com •
9. Crazy Girls
The lights and stage here are like something out of a B movie, but don’t expect things to get too blue at Crazy Girls. It’s been a bikini bar (no nudity) for years, though the get-ups are teeny-eeeny. All the better to show off the ample ink decorating the rock chicks who shake here. Though it’s somewhat divey, it’s never actually crazy, dodgy or dangerous. Its heart of Hollywood locale (and live rock nights) attract a less aged-perv type and a more bodacious booze- and sex-seeking scenester contingent.
• 1433 N. La Brea Ave • 323-969-0055 • lacrazygirls.com •
Rouge is the kind of behemoth strip club that makes you lose all sense of time and place, with five private dance areas and enough seating on the main floor for all of the bachelor parties, ever. The plush red velvet furniture in this Van Nuys strip emporium likely will remind you of opulence, which in turn will remind you of how much money you’re shelling out to bear witness to these goddesses of night time nudity, which you should try to quickly forget.
• 14626 Raymer Street • 818-786-1822 • rougegentlemensclub.com •
11. Spearmint Rhino
Strip club Downtown Los Angeles is an elegant nice and clean upscale Gentlemen’s Club that has beautiful woman most of the time and men really seem to like it. As of late, Spearmint Rhino has reached its slimy paws into the food service industry, having opened a Dames & Games—a topless club and sports bar—in Downtown Los Angeles in September. And to celebrate, they’re now offering cheap eats along with their cheap tricks. Though the “one of a kind establishment,” according to, isn’t an actual topless sports bar, it does offer the best of both worlds under one roof. On one side entertain the topless dames, while the sports bar serves up eats and drinks on the other. What more could you possibly ask for? Perhaps a burger with a price tag under $3?
• 2020 E. Olympic Blvd • 213-629-9213 • spearmintrhino.com •
12. The PlayPen
A gem that shows gents a great amount of fun, with pretty women, that aren’t stuck up or snobby. This place is amazing and has a juice bar, non-smoking, DJ, bikini dancers, topless dancers, nude dancers, bikini lap dances, topless lap dances, nude lap dances, private lap dance rooms, and a VIP room.
• 1109 S Santa Fe Ave • 213-489-2000 • playclubs.net •