Pole watching can be an art form in metro Phoenix.EXPAND
Pole watching can be an art form in metro Phoenix.
Courtesy of Scores Gentlemen's Club

10 Favorite Strip Clubs in Metro Phoenix (NSFW)

Bottle service, VIP rooms, body glitter, Thirsty Thursdays – the perks of visiting the many strip clubs across the Valley don’t seem to dry up. There are dozens of topless and full nude clubs across metro Phoenix ready to receive patrons ranging from a group of rowdy bachelors – or bachelorettes – to somewhat composed business types to those just looking to unwind with a beer and a chance at the buffet.

If you need assistance in picking out the perfect place to find scantily clad entertainers and some music from the '80s, '90s, and today, we've assembled a list of 10 of our favorite strip clubs from the dozens upon dozens of flesh parlors that dot the Valley.

Have fun, but remember, no touching.

Bandaids Show Lounge has been around since the 1960s, in a good way.EXPAND
Bandaids Show Lounge has been around since the 1960s, in a good way.
Lauren Cusimano

Bandaids Show Lounge
2548 North 7th Street
602-254-0811
Short on space but long on character, this diminutive CenPho show club is a guilty pleasure sort of place that's been dishing out topless thrills since the late 1960s (when dancers were obligated by a since-repealed city code to wear adhesive strips as pasties, hence the inspiration behind the name). Divey enough to be charming without crossing over into skeevy territory (its staff keeps the place plenty clean, a must for any strip bar), Bandaids boasts two small stages, dancers who aren't silicone-enhanced Barbie dolls, and an unpretentious, lo-fi vibe. The floor space and private booths fill up quickly on weekends, causing patrons to jockey for position and occasionally experience a close encounter with a passing stripper. But, hey, that's what they came for, right?

Women and liquor at Bourbon Street, this time in Central Phoenix.EXPAND
Women and liquor at Bourbon Street, this time in Central Phoenix.
Lauren Cusimano

Bourbon Street
2901 East Thomas Road
602-956-9650
Two things that are in absolute abundance at Bourbon Street: Top-shelf women and top-shelf liquor. The phrase "model quality" doesn't even begin to describe the five-alarm hotties that make up this landmark CenPho topless club's roster. It's as if they stepped straight out of the pages of a Victoria's Secret catalog. For those whose tastes tend toward blondes, they perform nightly, as do stunning redheads and statuesque brunettes. To help quench your dry mouth after your tongue has hit the floor, Tex Avery-style, have one of Bourbon's barkeeps craft you a primo cocktail or two using their cache of high-end spirits. Just remember, no matter how much liquid courage in fueling your mojo, the chances of landing these strippers digits are infinitesimal.

There are more than a few well-known strip clubs in metro Phoenix.EXPAND
There are more than a few well-known strip clubs in metro Phoenix.
Courtesy of Scores Gentlemen's Club

Christie's Cabaret
1675 West Baseline Road, Tempe
480-456-1015
The dirty deeds being done onstage at Christie's, and the even dirtier thoughts bouncing around the filthy minds of the clientele, are about the only thing that's unkempt about the Tempe location of the topless-oriented chain. Both Christie's around the Valley are famous for impeccably ritzy Vegas-like décor and amenities. More than two dozen kinds of premium bubbly are available via the club's VIP champagne hostesses. Happy hour is daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Music is a distant second as far as strip club attractions go.EXPAND
Music is a distant second as far as strip club attractions go.
Benjamin Leatherman

Hi-Liter Gentlemen's Club
4716 North 12th Street
602-234-0128
If the walls of the Hi-Liter could magically talk, you'd likely hear lurid tales from the vintage lounge's 50-year-history, as well as yarns about the countless voluptuous vixens who have shaken many a tail feather over the last few decades. First opened in 1962 as a piano and cocktail parlor, it later became a go-go joint and topless bar in the '70s. But while its wide variety of resident ecdysiasts no longer sport thigh-highs or dance to Beatles songs, they're still plenty groovy. Besides its usual assortment of buxom blondes and Latina beauties getting topless, pulchritudinous pixies in the indie-princess vein roam the oft-crowded club cajoling patrons. Guess the Hi-Liter is still hip after all these years. The Hi-Liter is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., and offers a lengthy menu, featured entertainers, and an A rating from the Phoenix Health Department.

Find most strip clubs in metro Phoenix by their neon glow.EXPAND
Find most strip clubs in metro Phoenix by their neon glow.
Courtesy of Scores Gentlemen's Club

Jaguars Phoenix
1902 North Black Canyon Highway
602-352-0240
There's no shortage of either swankiness or space inside this supersized den of debauchery located just off Interstate 17 (you can easily spot that purple neon from I-10). When Jaguars was built in 2005 as a part of the national chain of Penthouse Clubs, its original proprietors spared no expense to pile on the poshness. And while the name has changed (a couple times, actually), it's still as swank as ever, from its tuck 'n' roll booths to its marble bars. There's plenty of (heavy) breathing room in Jaguars' main showroom, thanks to six stages and over 50 dancers. The equally large VIP section is cloistered behind a glass wall and cloaked in just enough darkness to afford a great deal of seclusion. There's even a small shop just off the foyer selling both merchandise and some adult novelties, just in case a couple want to get their party to go. Jaguars also has after hours, as it’s open till 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night, and 3 a.m. every other night.

Topless tableside dances to private VIP rooms at Scores Gentlemen's Club.EXPAND
Topless tableside dances to private VIP rooms at Scores Gentlemen's Club.
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Scores Gentlemen's Club
4125 North 7th Street
602-277-8487
In the same building as the former Cheetahs Gentleman’s Club, Scores Gentlemen's Club is known for offering everything from topless tableside dances to intimate sessions in private VIP rooms. Weekly specials include $5 u-call-its and $100 Tito’s, while the weekly schedule offers Monday Madness, Wild Wednesdays, Freaky Friday, and Sexy Saturdays. Scores features a VIP Cigar Smoking Lounge, five Scores Champagne Rooms, the Enriques Grill, and plenty of women. You can also encounter Scores on the move if you spot their 45-foot party bus with three stripper poles, couple of flat screens, and a party-style sound system.

Skin Cabaret is found amid the strip-club row of Scottsdale Road.EXPAND
Skin Cabaret is found amid the strip-club row of Scottsdale Road.
Lauren Cusimano

Skin Cabaret
1137 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-425-7546
A die-hard strip club connoisseur we know described Skin Cabaret thusly: "It's where to go when you want to catch a buzz and see some beautiful almost naked women up close." It's not Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric," by any means, but it's an apt summation of the Scottsdale exotic establishment. A topless lounge with an almost supper club-like appearance, its bathed in warm tones with visitors catching a gander of the main stage shenanigans from small table bathed in dim lighting. It's populated with gorgeous dime-pieces that look like they belong in The 'Dale.If you're craving something besides an eyeful of naughty bits, a free buffet is offered daily until 6 p.m. and the DJ calls out hourly shot specials. They also offer VIP rooms, bottle service, private parties, and two stages of dancers.

Find punk and rock vibes at Sugar 44 in Arcadia.EXPAND
Find punk and rock vibes at Sugar 44 in Arcadia.
Lauren Cusimano

Sugar 44
4420 East Thomas Road
602-840-5143
From the outside, Sugar 44 resembles any of the button-down stucco strip mall edifices common to its corner of Arcadia. Inside, however, is a lascivious tempest of vibrant lights splaying across undulating half-naked bodies as amped-up music drives the action. If not for the large onyx-colored stage equipped with a floor-to-ceiling brass pole dominating things, the place might easily be mistaken for nightclub or concert venue. It's an apropos comparison, since Sugar 44 has a certain badass air of rock 'n' roll raunch (it's significant hip-hop playlist aside). Some of the female staff affects a sort of punky, Suicide Girls look, local body mod shops run advertisements on the HDTVs, and the DJ booth is dotted with local band stickers. Metal and alternative anthems also are in equal rotation with urban hits and club bangers, and the colorful clientele includes any number of rocker types into its mix. You might even catch some of the on-air talent from KUPD scoping out some flesh, as the station occasionally co-promotes event here, like the Tattoos 'n' Booze party.

This marquee offers advice for wives.
This marquee offers advice for wives.
Courtesy of The Great Alaskan Bush Company

The Great Alaskan Bush Company
2980 Grand Avenue
602-500-4747
In some circles a “world famous” strip club, the Great Alaskan Bush Company is referred to as Arizona’s original dual strip club – meaning there are two clubs at this 10,000-square-foot facility along Grand Avenue. There is a full nude section for patrons 18 and over, and a topless club with a full bar for the 21-and-over crowd. Weekly themed nights include Monday Madness, Pin Up Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, and Seductive Sundays – but Friday and Saturday, this is just a straight up gentleman’s club. There are also weekly specials at ABCO, including $4 import bottles on Mondays, $7 table dances on Wednesdays, and DJ drink specials called every hour on Friday and Saturday – when they’re open till 4 a.m. Day clubbers can look forward to a daily 11 a.m. open time to boot.

Xplicit Showclub has two VIP rooms in the West Valley.EXPAND
Xplicit Showclub has two VIP rooms in the West Valley.
Lauren Cusimano

Xplicit Showclub
11701 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale
623-872-1365
If you’re looking for a topless showclub in the middle of seemingly nowhere, Xplicit Showclub is set along the dark stretch of Glendale Avenue near 117th Avenue in the West Valley. Catching some of the Westgate runoff, Xplicit features 20-foot poles on the main stage, plus features like an Upstairs VIP Lounge Room, a downstairs VIP area, two full bars, and a decent menu at Café Risque. The 10,000 square feet of lounge space packed full of XGirls has been around since 2009, and features 10 high-definition TVs, two projectors, and special events during sports games. What’s more, the club offers two-for-one domestic drafts each day for happy hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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