Sam's Hofbrau

Downtown

PlayPen

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Arts District
Food: Yes
Booze: No
When most people talk about the Arts District as an “up-and-coming” neighborhood, they probably don’t have the PlayPen in mind. Or maybe they... do??
Nudity level: Fully nude

Sam's After Dark

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Downtown
Food: No
Booze: No
Wondering what to do with your time when Sam’s Hofbrau closes at 2am? Head down the road to his only slightly shabbier sister location that’s open until 6am for the full, ahem, view.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Alameda Strip

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Downtown
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
Yes, there are $15 lap dances and a pretty extensive food menu ($2 tacos! Hot wings! Pozole?), but there’s still not much more to write home about here. It doesn’t feel as sketchy as it once did, though, so that’s a plus.
Nudity level: Topless

Dames n' Games

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Downtown
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
It can get pretty packed on the weekends at this slick Downtown location (now open in Van Nuys!), which can make it difficult to concentrate on the, uh, games. Good news, though: $5 weekday lunch specials, $2 steaks on Tuesdays, and the occasional live “girl-on-girl cage fighting!” So, there’s that.
Nudity level: Topless

Sam's Hofbrau

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Downtown
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
If you haven’t made it rain in this iconic Downtown topless joint -- where the roster of dancers is almost as extensive as the halfway-decent menu -- you definitely know someone who has.
Nudity level: Topless

Cheetahs Club Hollywood

Los Feliz/Glendale

The Gentlemen's Club

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Glendale
Food: No
Booze: No
After a few rounds at Golden Road Brewery down the street, this venue’s tagline -- “Not just a strip club, but an experience...” -- starts to make a lot more sense. We think. And with an active Instagram account, you can get a preview of the, ahem, coming attractions.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Nicola's Gentlemen's Club

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East LA
Food: No
Booze: Yes
Remember that dude you heard about who converted a run-down bar into a not-as-run-down strip club by adding lots of mirrors, red lightbulbs, and a small stage with a pole? Yeah, his name was Nicola.
Nudity level: Topless

Cheetahs

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Los Feliz
Food: No
Booze: Yes
Definitely the "fanciest" of the bikini-clad pole-dancing joints, Cheetahs offers just enough grit and just enough polish to convince your visiting cousin that you live an edgy, yet respectable life in the big city.
Nudity level: Bikini bar

Jumbo's Clown Room

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East Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: Yes
Far from the creepy daycare that the name might suggest, Jumbo’s is not only one of our favorite dive bars and a great place to make bad decisions, but there’s also a good chance you may recognize some of the impressively talented tattooed dancers from when you last visited the Silver Lake farmers market.
Nudity level: Bikini bar

Flickr/Thomas Hawk

Hollywood

DĂ©jĂ  Vu Showgirls

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Hollywood & multiple locations
Food: No
Booze: No
If you have that strange feeling that you’ve been to a place where waitresses dressed as maids bounce on a balloon on your lap and also clean the poles after the strippers dance; you’ve probably been to Déjà Vu.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Seventh Veil

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Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: No
The neon of this Arabian palace on Sunset has likely caught your eye more than once. New management revamped the joint with a new VIP room and fresh carpets, but besides that, not too much seems to have changed since Mötley Crüe raised hell there as one inspiration for "Girls, Girls, Girls."
Nudity level: Fully nude

Crazy Girls

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Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: Yes
A fresh coat of paint and a change in management a few years back significantly (if ironically) toned down the sketchiness of Crazy Girls, and a fun amateur night on Tuesdays doesn’t hurt either.
Nudity level: Bikini bar

Jet Strip Gentlemen's Club

LAX-Adjacent

Rio Gentlemen's Club

Address and Info

Harbor Gateway
Food: No
Booze: Yes
Not the most gentlemanly club, but hey -- you didn’t come here for a lesson in manners, you came here for the inexpensive dances, right? Right?
Nudity level: Fully nude

Jet Strip

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Lennox
Food: Yes
Booze: No
Oh, so you happen to have time before your flight at LAX and want to grab a burger or a steak while watching lots of nakedness? Jet Strip is the place to land.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Knockouts Gentlemen's Club

San Gabriel Valley

Knockouts Topless Sports Bar

Address and Info

Arcadia
Food: No
Booze: Yes
If enjoy watching the UFC match on a huge screen behind the dancers, this is your place. If you don’t care what’s on the screen behind the dancers, this could also be your place. Depending on the night, it’s either packed or a bit of a ghost town.
Nudity level: Topless

Flickr/Thomas Hawk

South Bay

Ron's Barbary Coast

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Gardena
Food: No
Booze: No
While the name may be a subtle reference to San Francisco’s old red light-y district, there's nothing else subtle about this sketchy spot.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Starz

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Gardena
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes (downstairs only)
Definitely not that other premium cable channel, this dual-level club offers dinner, drinks, and topless dancing downstairs, while those in search of something more can head up to the booze-free “Nude Room.”
Nudity level: Fully nude

Spearmint Rhino

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Torrance & multiple locations
Food: No
Booze: No
Definitely more on the corporate side of the strip scale, but, hey, any club with “Customer Appreciation” specials is alright in our book. Bonus: If you’re heading to the Downtown location from anywhere else in Downtown, they offer you a free cab ride!
Nudity level: Fully nude

Gold Club

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Harbor City
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
This one’s more of a laid-back neighborhood hang than a destination strip club -- but, should you find yourself in the neighborhood...
Nudity level: Topless

Fantasy Castle

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Signal Hill
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
You won’t find any damsels in distress at this castle -- just plenty of dancing damsels (who we suppose will be distressed if you’re shy about tipping). The drink specials are always an added bonus.
Nudity level: Topless

Gabriella Muttone

South LA

Bare Elegance

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Inglewood & multiple locations
Food: No
Booze: No
This place has so many stages you won’t know where to look. Oh, wait, yes you will.
Nudity level: Fully nude

King Henry VIII

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Hawthorne
Food: No
Booze: Yes
It’s good to be the king.
Nudity level: Topless

Charlie's Live Entertainment

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Hyde Park
Food: No
Booze: Yes
This super-tiny bikini bar feels a bit like a locals-only spot, though they do offer a little something for the ladies on Sunday nights.
Nudity level: Bikini bar

Club 7557

The Valley

Godfather: The Gentlemens Club

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Canoga Park/Van Nuys
Food: No
Booze: No
There’s probably going to be a few offers here that you are definitely going to want to refuse.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Odd Ball Cabaret

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North Hills
Food: Yes
Booze: No
While not as oddball as some might hope, this reliable spot has long been a favorite among members of the Valley’s “industry.” And while they don’t have the “shower shows” they once had (look it up), the entertainment is still worth a visit. The food ain’t bad, either.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Red Tie Gentlemen's Club

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Van Nuys
Food: No
Booze: No
This relative newcomer to the Valley has already earned a loyal following. It may not be the most spacious, but the late hours are a big draw (open until 4am Sunday-Thursday, 5am Friday-Saturday).
Nudity level: Fully nude

Xposed

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Canoga Park
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
Not only can you order chicken nuggets and pigs-in-a-blanket with your lap dance, but Xposed also offers the added bonus of Thursday night’s no-cover-for-couples deal and an adjoining bikini bar, The Wet Spot, where you can drink in between, uh, shows.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Blue Zebra Cabaret

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North Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: No
If the promise of iced coffee on hot days isn’t enough to lure you into this cabaret, perhaps two-for-one dance specials will.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Club Burlesque

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North Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: Yes
Thanks to new management, this formerly dodgy spot received a major upgrade. A laid-back, friendly vibe, pool tables, a well-stocked bar, and... oh, right, topless dancers, make this a solid destination for both a guys’ night out and a girls’ night out.
Nudity level: Topless

VIP Showgirls

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North Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: No
This laid-back NoHo spot is fairly reliable, and has some pretty solid nightly specials as well. Plus, admission is free if you get there before 7:30pm, so who can complain about that? Nobody, that’s who.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Club La Vida

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Sun Valley
Food: No
Booze: No
There’s nothing particularly flashy about La Vida, and the prices for dances are pretty standard, but with such a friendly and relaxed vibe, you’ll happily part with your hard-earned dollars.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Star Garden

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North Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: Yes
This mom-and-pop-owned neighborhood dive is home to some acrobatic dancers and some not-so acrobatic ones. As a bonus, on slow days you can shoot pool with them and listen to them talk trash about each other while they eat their lunch. Or so we hear.
Nudity level: Topless

The Candy Cat Two

Address and Info

Chatsworth/Canoga Park
Food: No
Booze: Yes
These laid-back neighborhood joints offer plenty of cheap pitchers of beer, local characters, and, like it or not, an eclectic mix of dance styles on stage. The Candy Cat One closed, but Two lives on, proving that cats do indeed have more than one life.
Nudity level: Topless

Sunny's Bikini Bar

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Chatsworth
Food: No
Booze: Yes
A charmingly family-owned and -operated bikini bar, Sunny’s has the laid-back vibe of a local watering hole with the added bonus of a daily happy hour. Oh, and $10 lap dances.
Nudity level: Bikini Bar

Club Burlesque

Address and Info

North Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: Yes
These aren’t the type of burlesque shows that your Grandpa used to attend, but there will be dancing and the drinks will be cheap, so life these days ain’t so bad after all.
Nudity level: Bikini bar

Club 7557

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Van Nuys
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
This local standby may make headlines for all the wrong reasons, but as long as it stays out of the news, the dancers and the lunch specials keep the crowds happy.
Nudity level: Bikini bar

Flickr/Bill Chen

West Hollywood/Mid-City

Synn Gentleman's Club

Address and Info

Beverly Grove
Food: No
Booze: No
Just up the street from the Beverly Center and Cedars-Sinai, Synn is one of the more oddly located strip clubs -- or one of the more conveniently located, depending on your perspective.
Nudity level: Fully nude

The Body Shop

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West Hollywood
Food: No
Booze: No
The first of all nude strip club on the Strip, this iconic joint has likely shown the goods to more celebrities (and anyone else willing to fork over the $20 cover) than any other club in town.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Ace of Diamonds

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West Hollywood
Food: No
Alcohol: Yes
At this buzzy WeHo spot, there’s a good chance you’ll spot a hip-hop celeb -- that is, if you can get in the door. The club’s only open on Monday nights from 10pm to 3am, though, so plan your visit accordingly.
Nudity level: Fully nude

4Play Club

Westside

Skin Gentlemen's Lounge

Address and Info

Palms
Food: No
Booze: No
When traffic on the 10 or 405 looks bad, this slick little joint will likely become infinitely more attractive, and you may even get to see a “star” from the Valley perform.
Nudity level: Fully nude

4Play

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West LA
Food: No
Booze: No
There are many reasons that we consider this classy joint to be one of the best strip clubs in the country, but that model-esque dancer inviting you to the VIP room with a bed will likely do a better job convincing you.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Silver Reign Gentlemen's Club

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West LA 
Food: Yes
Booze: No
You’re definitely not here for the food or for a bargain, but if you’re looking for a tiny club that’s open until 4am, you’ve found your place.
Nudity level: Fully nude

Fantasy Island

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West LA
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
This is definitely not the Polynesian-themed restaurant that some may remember from their childhood. But the place did just get remodeled, adding an improved food and drink menu, so maybe it will become your favorite eatery once again -- especially thanks to the addition of dancing, bikini-clad women.
Nudity level: Bikini bar

Plan B

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West LA
Food: Yes
Booze: Yes
Valet parking, a cigar patio, a decent steak, aaaannndd women in bikinis dancing? Uh yeah, you can skip plan A.
Nudity level: Bikini bar