Club Reviews

Spearmint Rhino (Downtown) Review For 2002

Nude Spearmint Rhino, Downtown

2020 E. Olympic Blvd., Downtown LA
Exit 10 Fwy on Alameda, north to Olympic, turn right on Olympic
(213) 629-9213
(213) 629-9214 FAX
Web site: http://www.spearmintrhino.com/
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Sun - Thr: 11am - 2am, Fri - Sat: 11am - 4am
Room capacity: 71
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Opened: 3/2000 (Grand opening: 5/2000)
Last review: 12/2002
Last visit: 11/2004

According to John Gray of the Rhino chain, they have spent over $1M on this property. The outside looks like a Vegas strip club with palm trees in the parking lot and a fancy sign. Since the club is 2 stories, you can see their sign on the building from the 10 freeway.

Currently, you can park in the front or back lots, which are well lit for $5. During the busy hours, you can valet park right near the front door. There is a dress code so don't come here wearing tank tops and flip flops. Enter at the front entrance into a small lobby area to pay the cashier. The cover is $15 or $20 depending on the day and time, and the drinks are $5.

As you enter, you will notice the signature look and feel of the Rhino chain throughout the club, starting with it being super dark. The actual club area is about the same size as Van Nuys but there is no fancy bar/stage. The DJ and dressing room (upstairs) are to the left past the bar. Since this is a nude club, the bar only serves soft drinks. If you need to get alcohol, go down the street to Sam's (w/ no cover) then come here. The stage is in the center of the room towards the right with the Rhino couch. The signature fireplace is to the right of the room with private areas for laps all around the club. This club continues Rhino's tradition of upscale gentlemen's clubs, with fancy seats and romantic lighting, even in this 'hood.

The bathroom is in the hallway as you exit the club and is still new and clean looking. The waitresses and bartenders seem to interchange their jobs and all were friendly and not pushy.

On the weekends, this club gets really busy and full, like standing room only, so come early. On the weekends, they stay open late and many customers stay until closing. On the busy nights, you will find 20+ dancers, and several are very good looking. The hiring practice seems to be consistent and you won't find any dogs here.

As for the lap dances, topless dances are $20 and nude is $40.  You can bring a free topless dance coupon and if you pay the full cover charge, you get one free.  There is a big mixture of different mileage from one dancer to the next, so pick carefully.  The mileage here seems change like a roller-coaster, but it's never low.  Sometimes when there are features, the audience interaction gets to be pretty entertaining.  Read my review of Alisha Klass when she featured here. Of course, not all features are this wild, but one can hope. Once in a while there will be a girl/girl show, which is the as good as any I've seen in LA.

Be sure to checkout Solay (DOM for November 2002) or any of the other beauties here.

Expert Customer Hint:
The lap room to the left of the fireplace is now reserved for nude laps only. It's expensive but it's a little more private than the topless lap areas. If you do spring for the nude laps, sit at the extreme right side of the room so people casually walking by can't see you are in there, or what you are doing.  

Club

3.5 Standard Rhino high rating, except for location.

Dancers

3.0 Has improved since opening.

Attitude

2.5 Usual lap factory level.

Nasty Factor

3.5 Higher mileage possible with right choice.

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