(Formerly Valley Ball Cabaret, Oddball Cabaret, The Ball)
8532 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys
Exit 405 @ Roscoe, north on Sepulveda
(818) 893-3392 (recording w/ dancer list)
(818) 893-5444 (live person)
Web site: http://www.valleyball.com/
Sun: 6pm - 2am, Mon - Thr: 11am - 3am, Fri - Sat: 11am - 4am
Room capacity: 240
Name changed to Bare Elegance: 3/2009
Last review: 5/2005
Last visit: 4/2005
All Valley Ball photos by Paul Hart
As of 2003, this club is now owned by a new owner who also now owns
Bare Elegance. The new owner has
purchased the property to the north and expanded the parking lot and created
a new building for the dancers dressing room and gym. Yes, you read that
right. There's a gym for the employees.
From Sepulveda, you will drive to the back of the building. Valet parking
is available or you can pay and park yourself. The entrance is on the
south side of the building. There is a small lobby area where you will
pay the cover to the cashier.
There is no cover with work ID before 3pm, $5 until 6pm, no cover from 6pm -
8pm, $10 from 8pm to close, $15 on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm to close.
The DJ booth adjoins the cashier booth. As you enter, the right side is
the main club area. The left side is the VIP area which can be used for
VIP Room with separate stage and bar.
In the main club area, the bar is on the left, the main stage (with runway)
is on the far right and the stage dressing room is behind the main stage.
The renovated restrooms and back exits are also located in this area.
There is also a shower dance
booth here but it is not in use. New plasma screen TVs also show sports
in this area. There is a second smaller stage on the far side of the room,
along with the dancer schedule. There is a raised area to the right (on
the same side as the entrance) where the
private dance booths are
VIP Room lap dance area with comfortable seating.
As you enter the separate VIP area, there is yet another stage on the far
side of the room. To the left are more VIP lap dance booths, and another
small bar. To the right are the offices and more VIP lap dance booths.
There is also a dancer store with outfits and other dancer related merchandise.
There are several lap dance types to choose from, as well as locations to get
them. There are 2 nude table dance booths near the back exit which are
$15. Then, bikini lap dances are $25 but I don't think anybody does these. Topless
are $30, and nude are $45. You can get a discount by doing 3 topless dances
for $80 or 5 for $125. The booths in the VIP area are more private, especially
when there are no customers in that area. Also, the chairs are much more
Valley Ball has always had more emphasis on the stage performance than many
other nude clubs which consider the stage as an afterthought. The main
stage still has a runway which makes the dancers want to strut their stuff.
So look for a little more class, and a little less nasty action here.
All in all, a great hang-out and relax kind of club, especially if you enjoy
the stage action. This is also the place to come for a good bachelor party
upscale and classy dancers here.
workout gym and private dressing rooms make for happy dancers.
||This is not the place to find mileage. It's sexy
and sensual, along with actual stage shows.
Vally Ball - 2000
(Formerly Industrial Strip)
6872 Farmdale Ave., North Hollywood
Exit Sherman Way off 405 or 170, near Van Owen
(818) 765-0814 FAX
Web Site: http://www.bluezebracabaret.com/
Sun - Thr: 11am - 2am, Fri - Sat: 11am - 4am
Reopened: 3/2001 (As Blue Zebra)
Last review: 2/2008
Last visit: 1/2008
All Blue Zebra photos by Paul Hart
The Blue Zebra is located in an industrial area so you might have a
little bit of trouble finding it the very first time you come here.
The street signs warn you that you cannot park on the street from 10pm to
6am or you will be towed.
Just park in the club parking lot for free, then
walk to the front entrance.
There is a small lobby area to pay your cover charge of $5 during the day,
and $10 at night, plus a one drink minimum for another $5.
As you enter, there is yet another lobby type area with an ATM machine and
bathrooms. The bathroom is large and clean. Once you enter the club proper,
the bar is on the left side near the entrance, there are lap areas to the right
and also the entire left side is for lapping.
Main stage on the left, looking towards front
entrance from back area..
The main stage is connected to the back area and comes out to the center
of the room.
There is a secondary "cage stage" near the front, which is only used when it is busy.
This stage is circular with stainless steal poles
all around it. It's a very peculiar looking stage but could be
interesting with the proper dancer in it.
The DJ booth is behind the back wall. The dancers' dressing room is behind
the DJ booth so the dancer can give the DJ her music, then proceed to the
stage. There's the usual lighting and a smoke machine which dancers seem to
like but many customers don't. Personally, I don't care as long as
they don't over use it.
The club itself is very dark
like all Rhinos but all the chairs are the nicer type and
the carpeting is zebra patterned to fit the name of the club.
"Cage Stage" near front entrance.
The drinks are $5, served by an efficient staff of waitresses who pick up
glasses like they were going out of style. Amazingly, the dancer drinks are
only $5, which must be the cheapest dancer drinks in any nude club.
dances are $20, nude laps are $35 which makes it somewhat economical.
You can also do $300 half hour and $150 15 minute VIP laps in the back VIP
Happy hour is 11am to 1pm and 6pm to 8pm. During that time, the dances
are $15 topless and only $25 for nude. This is clearly a great deal
even if they cut the songs short.
There seems to be a good number of
fairly good looking girls working here, even during the day shift. It
doesn't seem to be super busy during the day so you can get a lot of
attention from the girls.
All in all, if you're in this area, you might try this place out,
especially during happy hour when you do get a great deal.
||Getting a little dated
but still good.
||Good lineup and improving.
||Above average for nude
||Pick the right dancer for
Industrial Strip - 1996
Blue Zebra - 2001
(Formerly Strippers, Playtime)
13324 Sherman Way, North Hollywood
Renamed: 2004? (as Burlesque)
Last review: 10/1995
Last visit: 10/1995
The review below is from 1995. This club is now called Burlesque.
This club used to be called Playtime and has been totally remodeled. I had such
a bad experience before that I have been too scared to go back there and re-review
the club. For a reader's review of the new Strippers,
click here. The review that follows
is of the old club.
It's a good thing there is no cover here. It's ugly on the outside but uglier
on the inside. Instead of cleaning the floor, they decided to simply cover it
with sawdust. Some areas have hard floors, while other areas are carpeted. If
you can imagine dirty carpet covered with sawdust, you get the idea. No matter
where I sat, I kept smelling vomit. My friend actually talked me into staying
until we got our drinks. I kept saying, "I think I'm going to be sick. I've
gotta get out of this place now!" He just laughed.
2 pool tables, very long bar, stage splits into 2 runways. On a Saturday
night, there were 3 customers (not including us), and NO dancers on stage. One
dancer finally came out after about 30 minutes. By this time, I was too sick
to pay any attention to her. Sorry you had to waste your time reading this review.
club so far that gets the double shaft.
8314 N. Sepulveda Blvd., North Hills
Exit 405 Fwy North @ Sherman Way East, right on Sherman Way, right on Van Nuys
Sun - Sat: 12pm - 2am
Last review: 5/2002
Last visit: 5/2002
After driving by this club so many times
over the years, I finally decided to stop in and see what this club was about.
The club is about what I expected. It's an older neighborhood club, that's a
good place to stop in after work for a cool beer. The bartender was extremely
friendly and cute and I suspect most of the customers there were there to see
her. The night bartender that came in when I was leaving was even better looking.
You can park behind the building by driving through the right side of the
building to the back area. From there, you can enter the club from the
back or you can walk all the way around to the front to enter. If you
enter from the front, the small stage is to your left, the juke box is near
the entrance, the main stage is towards the left side of the building, and the
bar is on the right. The main stage contains so many vertical and horizontal
poles, it looks like a playground.
There's some kind of office in the back along with the women's bathroom slash
dressing room. The men's bathroom is closer to the bar on the right. The men's
bathroom is extremely small and although clean, it looks like a war zone in
there. I assume they had to cover graffiti on the walls and mirrors with what
appears to be metal sheets. Not sure what the deal is, but it sure makes it
look like a bomb went off in there.
There were 2 coin op pool tables, and 2 TV sets with ESPN. Drink prices are
moderate ($3.25 up to $10 for an import pitcher of beer) and there were no chair/lap/table
or any kind of private dancing available. However, there are some tiny tables
with poles on them near the back of the room. I guess on busy nights,
it serves as a 3rd stage of some sort. As far as I could tell, no drinks are
even pushed very much by anybody. There were no waitresses during the
There were 4 dancers and 1 was very attractive. There were no ugly girls. Even
though there were very few customers, all the dancers went on stage like clockwork.
I suspect they get paid to work there so they are required to go on stage.
All in all, this club kind of reminds me of Jumbo's,
and I say that in a nice way. Yes, the building is obviously old, but I'm sure
it has it's fans like Jumbo's. Come here for a cold one, play some pool and
watch ESPN while you tip the dancers a couple of bucks.
||Small and very old.
||Not very many but a few
||Talk all day, especially
if you're a regular.
||Would be zero if this place
(Formerly Valley Strip)
7557 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys
Exit 405 N at Sherman Way, right on Sherman Way, right on Woodley.
Sun - Sat: 11am - 2am
Name changed to Club 7557: 2006
Last review: N/A
Last visit: N/A
Due to management changes, and pressure from the city, the name has been changed
to Club 7557.
The club is affiliated with Alameda
7350 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood
North of Sherman Way at Raymer
(818) 982-1100 (Recording)
(818) 982-1199 (Live person)
Web site: http://www.dejavu.com/
Sun - Thr: 12noon - 3am, Fri - Sat: 12noon - 4am
Room capacity: 450
Last review: 12/2004
Last visit: 12/2004
Photo By Saxbeat
Since my last review in 1999, there's been some changes but for the most
part, this club hasn't changed all that much. In this case, that's a good
There's street parking available, or you can use the free valet parking available
by driving into the building from Raymer. As my dedicated readers know, I normally
don't use valet parking but on the night I visited, it was raining so I tested
it. The setup here is perfect for a rainy night because the entrance is
indoors so you don't get wet at all. I don't think there's another club that
offers this setup. Free valet doesn't hurt either.
As you enter the lobby area, the casher (with computer touch screen POS).
The cover is $10 (or FREE with Z-VIP card), plus $10 for the bottomless drinks.
Next, you enter the actual club area where you can pickup your drink at the
bar on the right. The bathroom is to your left, the dressing room, female
bathroom, and stage are all the way on the other side of the club.
The stage seats about 16 or so, and has 3 poles and lots of fancy lighting.
The club contains about 80 chairs and 40 stools in the main area. Past
the bar, there is an upper level which may become a VIP section in 2005 when
they do some renovations in January or so. For now, this area is
great if you want to chit-chat with your favorite dancer, or checkout the action
from a higher vantage point. When you go up the stairs, the first area
is the DJ booth who uses multiple screens on a computerized system.
All around this area are comfortable chairs and about 14 booths for the $20
topless or nude lap dances. The old curtains are now only half wide to
conform to the new LA ordinance. Therefore, if you want to, you can peek
into the booth to see what kind of action people are getting. It's a good
compromise that still allows for some privacy, but keeps the city happy.
Down below in the main area, there is a second micro stage on the side of the
room where the lap booths are located. This second stage is only used
on busy nights but can be a great place to sit if you want up-close viewing.
This stage reminds me of the small stage at the old Star Strip.
The stage is connected to the dressing room so the dancers can come out to
the stage directly from there. The dressing room is fairly large, well
lit, and has mirrors and lockers for the dancers.
To the left of the dressing room area, there used to be another set of lap dances
booths which are no longer being used. This area now is the hallway to
the smoking lounge area. This area is outside the club, but still inside
the building and contain yet another micro stage with a pole. I didn't
see anybody dancing here but I assume you could request a dancer to dance outside
when it's warmer.
Now, under the area upstairs, there's even more lap booths. These are
similar to the ones upstairs with the half sized curtains. Further inside this
area are the half hour rental rooms for $100. These micro-rooms (or large
booths, whichever way you want to look at it), now contain ottomans, since beds
are now illegal because of the new ordinance. Personally, I don't really
see a difference except it's a little narrower that before but more comfortable
than the cheap beds.
Deja Vu always offers specials, and this one is no exception. Mondays are
$10 lap dances, Tuesdays are two for $20, and Thursdays are 3 for $40 night.
It's pretty hard to beat the $10 lap dances. That's a good deal in anybody's
On a Saturday night, it wasn't as busy as I thought it would be, but it was
raining. However, there were 30+ girls and more were coming in as we were
leaving. Plenty of girls to pick from and I love watching all the girls
go on stage for their specials. That always looks great when you see so
many girls on stage at once. I saw some lookers and plenty of variety for any
taste. I also noticed that there were a lot of female customers and couples
watching the show from off stage. By the way, couples get in free.
This is a great place for a big bachelor party because of the large size of
this place, and apparently, a popular place for females and couples too.
With the good location and quantity of girls, this club should be on your to-do
The second micro-stage is a great place to get some close-up views.
playground. Watch for renovations coming soon.
and selection. Some lookers available too.
for nude clubs.
Deja Vu - 1999
(Formerly Silver Reign, Pink Diamonds)
7348 Bellaire Ave., North Hollywood
Exit 101 @ Coldwater Canyon, left on Coldwater, right on Sherman Way, left on
Sun - Wed: 12pm - 3am, Thr - Sat: 12pm - 4am
Grand opening: 12/2005
Name changed to Silver Reign: 1/2007
Name changed to Desire: 10/2008
Last review: N/A
Last visit: 12/2005
This club has changed owners yet once again and is now called Desire GC as
of October 2008.
Free lunch from 12pm-3pm, Mon-Fri.
Silver Reign - 2006
15164 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys
Exit 405 @ Burbank, right on Burbank, left on Sepulveda, right on Oxnard St.
Web site: http://www.erosstation.com/
Sun: 12pm - 12am, Mon - Sat: 10am - 1am
Last review: 2/2005
Last visit: 1998
This is not technically a strip club but since there are nude women here,
it's included here. Eros calls themselves an "adult playhouse" and basically
is a modeling studio with private domination and fantasy rooms. There is an
adult bookstore and lingerie store in the front, and the private rooms are in
the back area. Note that there are no dancers dancing except in the private
rooms if you get a session. Like Vegas, what you do in the private room stays
in the private room.
The most interesting thing about this particular establishment is that on
August of 2004, they were quietly granted a new zoning as a "Sexual Encounter
Establishment." According to Eros, what that means is, customers can legally
masturbate in the room in front of the dancers, or customers can rent a room
and have sex with their partners. In addition, with the new LA ordinance,
this establishment is the only place where they can have legal private rooms
This is a great place to bring a open minded partner for some kinky fantasy
room action, or shop at the store in front, or try out one of their "fantasy
Every Tuesday is porn star night.
7900 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys
Exit 405 @ Sherman Way, right on Sherman, right on Woodley.
Sun - Sat: ? - 2am?
Last review: N/A
Last visit: N/A
Full bar with billiard tables.
This club is now a neighborhood bar.
15832 Stagg St., Van Nuys
Exit 405 @ Sherman Way, right on Sherman, right on Haskell, left on Stagg.
Web site: http://hushgc.com/
Sun: 6pm - 2am, Mon - Thr: 12pm - 2am, Fri - Sat: 12pm - 4am
Room capacity: 175
Re-opened: 2010 as Hush
Last review: 4/2006
Last visit: 1/2006
This club has re-opened as Hush. The review
below is for Shenanigans from 2006.
This club is closed.
This unassuming club is located in a business
and industrial section of Van Nuys and is a little hard to find but just follow
the directions. There's free indoor and outdoor parking, along with ample
The entrance is on the side door closer to the indoor parking area. As
you enter, there is a small hallway where you pay the $20 cover charge ($10
w/ coupon) plus a one drink minimum ($6) upon entering. The club offers
a free lunch buffet Monday through Fridays from 11am to 6:30pm.
As you enter, the bar is in front, the main club area is to the left, and the
lap dance room is to the right. The DJ booth is near the stage and the
dressing room is behind the stage and the dancers come out onto the stage on
the right side.
There are approximately 15 lap booths on the lap dance room. The booths are
real booths, with enough space for just one person to sit and enjoy the dance.
There's also a nice waterfall in this room to calm the nerves. Topless
laps are $20 and nude laps are $40. There are 2 for 1 specials every hour
and half off on Sundays ($10 topless, $20 nude), which is a great deal for a
Since this is a relatively new club, there aren't tons of dancers here yet.
However, the ones that are here are not only pleasing to the eyes, but can actually
dance and do pole work on stage. Since the lap dances are in a separate
area, it's more private than at some other clubs.
||Not many but
pleasant and friendly.
for nude club.
but there's some potential so pick carefully.
(Formerly Classic Lady of Oz, Bob's Classy Lady)
14626 Raymer St., Van Nuys
Exit 405 Fwy North @ Sherman Way East, north on Sepulveda Blvd, east on Raymer
Web site: http://www.rougegentlemensclub.com/
Sun - Thr: 11am - 2am, Fri - Sat: 11am - 4am
Opened: 9/1993 (As Bob's Classy Lady)
Official grand opening: 1/24/2002 (As Classic Lady of Oz)
Reopened: 11/2005 (As Rouge Gentlemen's Clubs)
Last review: Coming soon.
Last visit: 1/2006
Spearmint Rhino has taken over this club and have remodeled the entire club
inside and out. The new look is similar to an upscale European version
of Spearmint Rhino. Lap dances are $20 topless and $40 nude.
Expert Customer Hint:
If the dancer you pick uses the lap room on the right (near the bathrooms) and
in the corner spot around the bend, you've picked the right girl. When
the floater comes around, he can't see what you're doing.
Bob's Classy Lady - 1998
Classic Lady of Oz - 2002
15004 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys
Exit 405 at Burbank, right on Burbank, left on Sepulveda, right on Oxnard.
Web site: http://www.spearmintrhino.com/
Sun - Thr: 11am - 2am, Fri - Sat: 11am - 4am
Last review: 2/1999
Last visit: 2/1999
As usual, Spearmint Rhino has opened yet another plush looking club but this
one is much larger than the one in the City of Industry. Because of the protests
from residents nearby, the club does not have a big sign outside so you have
to look carefully or you may drive right past it. There is parking behind the
building or you can park on the street. As you enter, there is a greeting table
where you pay the cover which may vary depending on if there is a feature.
As you enter, there
is a bar that looks as good as any bar I've seen at any bar in Los Angeles.
The picture shows the bar and the main stage behind it. Behind the bar is a
bar-stage with poles along with a padded chair that the dancer can sit on. There
are micro tables with comfortable lounge chairs. The main stage is about the
same size as Industry and the, now Rhino signature, couch is on the stage as
well. The lap areas are hidden behind the main room and a VIP area with fireplace
is to the right side.
You can use your credit card to buy "Rhino chips" and pay for your dances
in this way so you can write-off your laps. Your credit card will be billed
with the name "Inland Restaurant Venture" when you get your credit card statement.
However, if you use your credit card in the ATM machine, I've been told that
there is a 10% surcharge.
There will be features here from Thursdays through Saturdays and a dance
contest on Wednesday nights.
I've been told by dancers there that the dressing room and back office area
is humongous and almost doubles the size of the club. The bathrooms are to the
left of the main stage and matches the upscale look of the club.
By now, it's standard procedure to wait until the club picks up some speed.
But so far the hiring practive is up there and the quality is high, but the
quantity is still low for now. There is currently no tipout to entice new dancers
to work at the club but this will change shortly.
I've made many predictions before and I'll stick my neck out again and predict
that this new club will cause some serious competition in the Van Nuys area
which will be good for customers. Since Bob's will no longer be the sole provider
of features in this area, I predict that mileage will go up at all clubs.
Gigi (DOM January 1999) and Athena (DOM September 1996) both work here for
now. Also Dillon from Bare bartends here and sometimes dances. If you see Austin,
tell her Z said "Hi".
Update April 19, 1999:
Free lunch buffet from 11:30am - 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.
||New LA standard.
not many of them yet.
sell but not too pushy.
for a brand new club.
6630 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
One block North of Victory
Sun - Sat: 2pm - 2am
Last review: 1/2000
Last visit: 1/2000
The club has new management once again and
is in the process of remodeling. See their
press release here. The following review is from 2000.
This club has been sold to new owners.
This club was bought
by the owner of AdultCheck and closed due to problems with the landlord. As
of March 1999, it has been re-opened by the new owners (Gotham City owners).
The outside of the club looks about the same as before and there is still
no parking lot except for the tiny one behind the club which seems to be available
for employees only. There is street parking available but you might have to
park a little way down the block on busy nights.
The clientele has changed from blue collar to a younger, more hip crowd.
The club has been completely renovated on the inside and now looks very much
like a tiny version of Spice
Lady with a dash of Crazy
Girls. As you enter, the DJ is now to your left near the stage. The small
unfinished room on the other side of the club has been removed to make more
room for the pool table. The bar is still to the right. The bathrooms are to
the back, past the bar and has been rebuilt and cleaned. The men's room is about
as small as a bathroom can be.
There is a micro lap room near the entrance to the right as you enter. This
room is so small, it might not actually qualify as a "room" but is nice, cozy
and could provide some good dances.
There is a pool table near the back of the club and the couches in the back
area has been removed and replaced with ordinary chairs. The lighting has been
changed and is now brighter, especially at the bar and no longer has the cigar
lounge feel it had when it was first remodeled.
Because this is a small club, there are not a lot of dancers. However, unlike
before, there are attractive dancers and waitresses. The dancers, music, and
atmosphere has been replaced to suit the trendy Hollywood crowd that normally
goes to Crazy Girls. This club is small but cozy enough to attract that crowd.
If you like the trendiness of Crazy Girls but would like to see a cozier
place, check out this club.
7707 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys
Exit 405 Fwy North @ Sherman Way East, right on Sherman Way, left on Sepulveda
Sun - Thu: 12pm - 4am, Fri - Sat: 12pm - 6am
Name changed to Godfather in 2006
Last review: 9/2003
Last visit: 10/2002
This club is now owned by the Godfather "chain". The review below is from
2003 when the club was Thirsty's.
Thirsty's used to be a topless club with
alcohol, but has now been converted to a nude club. I never visited the club
before this conversion, so I cannot comment on the interior modifications.
The club is in a stand alone small one story building with a small, but adequate
parking lot behind the building.
As you enter, pay the $10 cover to the cashier ($5 before 7pm) and the tiny
stage is located near the entrance. The bar and micro lap dance room are
to the left and the tiny dressing room is on the far side of the room.
The lap dance room contains comfortable single person lounge chairs that are
separated from others with curtains for some privacy. In the club area,
there are tables, chairs and comfortable couches around the club, which create
a cozy feeling.
There were no big pushes for dances or drinks and the vibe of the club is relatively
laid back. Although the stage is really small, it's a good opportunity
for the rail tippers to get up-close and personal with the dancer on stage.
The lighting on stage is really cool for such a small club. There's one
mode where the lighting makes it look like the stage has water in it.
Although, I didn't see any dancers who had some x-factor for me, this club
has ex-feature dancers who work here. Alicia Rio dances here from 1pm
- 7pm weekdays and Taylor St. Claire dances here on Fridays from 1pm - 7pm.
is new and cozy but the outside needs updating.
||Not a lot
of them, but the club is small so even a handful is all you need.
||Not bad for
nude and no big push for dances.
area is kind of small but relatively private.
6452 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
Exit 101 E at Laurel Canyon Blvd, left on Laurel, right on Victory, left on
Web site: venusfaire.com
Myspace (Daily schedules):
Store Hours: Sun - Mon: 7am - 3am
Club Hours: Sun - Mon: 9am - 3am
Last review: 10/2000
Last visit: 10/2000
The club has new owners. It was completely remolded in the outside and inside in 2009. Much nicer and cleaner, with a bigger parking lot behind building. Sometimes, they have features dancers, like Carrie Ann or Kelly Divine, signing autographs.
This is NOT a typical strip club. This is like the NY peep show booth style (except full-on glass here). Although you're separated from the girl by a glass, the shows are hot. Obviously, no touching because of the glass. They have a phone for talking to the girl. If you want to play porno director, and tell a dancer exactly what to do while you "make yourself comfortable", then this is for you.
If you'd rather go old school lap dances, they've added that option.
They now have topless lap dances in a private, roped-off VIP section of the club
that start at $20.
They have also built a stage, fully equipped with stripper poll and glass walls where the girls do bikini dancing on a regular basis, day or night.
Free admission before 10am everyday, $5 afterward. Look for coupons in local publications
like as LA Weekly or El Aviso. You can also find some free admission fliers
at local businesses like Captain Cabins or Southside Tattoo.
Venus Faire - 2000
12147 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood
Exit 170 @ Victory, Right on Victory.
Web site: http://www.vipshowgirls.com/
Sun: 12noon - 4am, Mon - Wed: 12noon - 3am, Thr - Sat: 12noon - 4am
Room capacity: 375
Opened: 9/2003 (Grand opening: 10/3/2003)
Last review: 6/2009
Last visit: 5/2009
VIP has had new owners since 2004, and more recently, now has
new management as well.
All photos By Paul Hart
VIP is one of the biggest LA clubs with approximately 9500 square feet of club space.
in a large strip mall in North Hollywood, along with Sears, this club features
tons of parking. The club can be seen from the front (on Victory)
but the entrance is in the back of the building along with the parking lot.
As you enter, there is a large lobby area
with a cashier behind a counter. The cover is $11 (or free with the Z-VIP) and
one $6 drink (refills are only $2-$3). During the day, the cover is only
$5. In this same area, there is an area with dancer outfits for sale,
and a smoking patio for customers with tables and chairs. There is a separate
smoking patio for dancers accessed from inside the club.
As you enter the club, the large bar is to the left, one of the VIP areas and
the DJ booth are to the right. The huge stage is against the right wall and
is in the center of this main area.
Photo By Paul Hart
The stage is connected at the wall to the
dressing room, which allows the dancers to exit the dressing room directly onto
the stage. There is a ramp onto the stage in the dressing room to comply to
the handicap ordinance, similar to the way Bob's stage
used to be setup.
The dressing room is simply massive. It is about 3 times the size of the
Deja Vu (North Hollywood) dressing room, and about 2
times that of the Silver Reign (Downtown),
which was built by the same builder.
The club features comfortable lounge chairs around small tables, all around
the club. On the left side, past the bar, is a large VIP area for lap
dances. Each chair is separated by a divider. If that's not enough, there
are 2 "celebrity rooms", which are separate VIP rooms that can be used for private
Currently, the lap dances are $10 bikini, $20 topless, and $40 nude. You can
get any of these dances in the VIP area without paying extra. You can also just
get a bikini dance, right at your table. The DJ was offering 2 for 1 bikini
dances for $10, and the songs were not cut. I found this to be a great way to
"test the waters." I did not try any VIP dances. The $10 bikini dances were
good contact and sensual, but mild. I enjoyed them because of the low pressure
by the dancers.
Photo By Paul Hart
One of the best features of this club is that there are no "Lady's drinks."
Therefore, as with Imperial Showgirls,
you will not hear the dreaded question, "Buy the lady a drink?" This alone
makes it a good club in my book.
All the dancers were very friendly, and one that I did not get a dance from
even gave me a free neck and shoulder massage. Even my friend (who is
a picky guy) thought that was the nicest thing he's seen in a club. As
for me, I've gotten massages before. In fact, another dancer was so friendly,
my friend thought that she was a friend of mine. In truth, I had never
met her before.
With the current climate of million dollar upscale clubs, I've gotten used to
seeing them. But, all in all, I like the setup of this place, the lap
prices, and the attitude of the dancers and management.
||Very good location, plenty of parking, near 170 Freeway exit,
upscale gentlemen's club
||There aren't a lot of dancers but there's some from
other clubs that are worth visiting.
||Some friendly dancers.
||Good lap areas. I love the pricing
VIP Showgirls - 2003