Sure, any day of the week you can brave Times Square to get an eyefulbut NYC also offers more festive ways to appreciate the human form in its unclothed glory.
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Our strip clubs may not be as flashy or famous as their counterparts in Vegas, but the people of this city are just as sexy and talented as anywhere else in the world more so, even and everybody can enjoy a comely boob or butt in their proximity. While there are tons of incredible burlesque, performance parties and other wonderful shows that skew in the strip direction, we limited this list to those that fit True Strip Club Criteria: naked nipples and lap dances.
Below, our favorite spots to get rubbed on by beautiful bodies; as always, leave yours in the comments. Nevertheless, the women who work it are incredibly talented—and strong —performing feats high above the stage as they contort their bodies into beautiful poses for the crowd below. Crowds here are diverse, from the standard bachelor party to after work suits to couples to women and all genders who appreciate the female form.
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Despite its size, the club still manages to feel intimate, with some darkened corners available for more private encounters plus a large section with tables and chairs right in the open. Happy Hour 'til 9 p. Hustler Club is located at West 51st Street,website.
PUMPS : This East Williamsburg t, which has been around sinceis an "an old school titty bar," as described by its owner, who told us, "We're not trying to be and don't want to be a gentleman's club. Seats at the bar face a long, narrow stage on which ladies pose and twirl around.
The setup can be somewhat awkward—bartenders must often navigate around performers interacting with customers over the bar—but it makes for a more casual experience that's conducive to hanging out as much as it is interacting with the diverse and dynamic performers.
As the owner says, "All we want is people to come in buy some drinks tip some girls have a good time and at the end of the night go home. Pumps is located at Grand Street in East Williamsburg, ; website.
No guarantees of otherworldly experiences, but this Queens club is the best of the borough, boasting cheaper prices than its Manhattan counterparts on everything from drinks to private rooms. A version of Gallagher's has also been operating in the neighborhood sincemaking it the oldest cabaret club in Queens if not in all of New York City. As with many of the city's clubs, they also offer a full food menu to consider if you're making an evening of it.
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In fact, their food program is one of the most comprehensive around, consisting of a big Friday afternoon buffet until p. But you're here for the view, you say? No cover until 8 p. RICK'S CABARET : Rick's has just about everything one could want in an evening: a steakhouse-style menu and a second floor dining room in which to enjoy it, a roof deck and multiple floors, stages and areas for enjoying the company of gown-clad ladies.
The club, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of its NYC flagship in October, doesn't have the most athletic pole dancing but we love it mainly for its relaxed environment and diverse staff cheers to Rick's for employing not just rail-thin year-olds.
On many nights, the space is teeming with around dancers, some of whom can be found on one of the club's four stages or entertaining in a private VIP Suite. Rick's Cabaret is located at 50 West 33rd Street, ; website.
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What began as a tiny Greenpoint pop-up has expanded to events in NYC, LA and Vegas and performances by featured dancers at several venues throughout the week. Everyone from porn stars to special guests are apt to grind on the laps among other things of the willing male clientele; "whatever your style or flavor, Adonis is guaranteed to have it in stock, and jock," so their motto goes. The M4M show features over 30 dancers who serve as eye candy in the go-go arena and also offer one-on-one lap dances to paying clientele.
Dudes with extra scratch can also opt for a more private experience in one of the club's Champagne Rooms.
The men of Adonis and Spunkanother male revue, also perform at Fairytale Loungea go-go bar at West 48th Street seven days a week 7 p. The space is beautiful, rivaling any of the big names clubs out in Las Vegas, with comfortable leather seats and couches, a large bar area and private rooms tastefully curtained off with tasseled rope.
To match the decor, exceptionally beautiful dancers of all varieties plus a charming and equally beautiful staff of waitresses and bartenders to boot. Friday and Saturday nights are popular for obvious reasons, but it's the club's legendary Sunday night industry fetes that are a sight to behold.
Strippers bearing flaming bottles of champagne, celebrity DJ appearances and an energetic, club-like vibe make it a go-to for anyone who doesn't have to be up early on Monday morning or can survive the hangover.
Sapphire is located at East 60th Street, ; website. And what a Though the very hunky, very muscular men at Hunk-O-Mania feel weirdly predatory when you're not in a big group, this place is perfect for women who want to get a few inebriated laughs at the expense of a future bride or birthday girl. The club is open Thursday through Sunday nights, with doors open at p.
If you're lucky, though, door guy Dino'll give you a ride to the afterparty at Club La Souk, where you get free entry, a bottle of vodka, and maybe even a visit from some strippers post-show. Rebecca Fishbein.
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