Sex & Dating

The Best Strip Clubs in Philly

Published On 11/26/2014 Published On 11/26/2014

If the Wing Bowl has taught us anything, it’s that Philly has a plenty of strippers (or random women who aren’t afraid to show their liberty bells). But there are places -- know as Philly's strip clubs! -- that boast the same let-loose vibe the other 364 days of the year, and we've rounded up the best of them. Bring cash, be respectful.

The Republican

South Philly

Full nude? Yes
Alcohol? Yes

The Republican should be on everyone’s bucket list of things to do in Philly (why not?). But if you find yourself seeing that bright yellow facade late one night, know you’re in for a treat. Part dive bar, part apartment, the Republican seems like it should be illegal. There’s even a dog wandering around. It’s oddly Philly.

Show & Tel

Pennsport

Full nude? Yes
Alcohol? Yes

No longer a BYOB, Show & Tel has lost some of the glitter that once made it one of the better (read: cheaper) strip clubs in the area. Lack of free booze, however, doesn’t mean that the debauchery is completely gone -- Show & Tel is one of the only strip clubs in the area where it is acceptable to throw crumpled dollar bills at the dancers... we’ll stop there.

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Delilah's

Northern Liberties

Full nude? No
Alcohol? Yes

Delilah’s is, by all accounts, one of the nicest strip clubs in the area. The dancers are the best-looking “local” ladies you’ll find on stage, and since Delilah’s also doubles as a steakhouse, you can get an actual, honest-to-god meal there, too. Expect prices to be higher here than elsewhere, but you get what you pay for.

Gold Club

Rittenhouse East

Full nude? Yes
Alcohol? Yes

“World Famous,” at least according to them, Gold Club is what happens when you mix a dive bar and add in a bunch of naked women. It’s not the nicest club in the area, but it is the most centrally located, making it a dangerous option when you’ve had a few too many drinks at the work happy hour.

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Club Risque

Pennsport

Full nude? Topless
Alcohol? Yes

And they say there’s no such thing as a free lunch... well, at Club Risque, you actually can get a free lunch (Monday through Friday) along with a lap dance (not free). Just be sure to wipe off the glitter/stripper smell before heading back to the office.

Cheerleaders

South Philly

Full nude? Yes
Alcohol? Yes

Located a few blocks from all the stadiums, Cheerleaders tends to be the club that gets the most high-end, out-of-town talent in the city. It’s also a short walk from Tony Luke’s, making the Philly hat trick (seeing a sports team lose, visiting a strip club, eating a cheesesteak) a distinct possibility.

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The Penthouse Club

Port Richmond

Full nude? Topless
Alcohol? Yes

Part of a nation-wide chain, Port Richmond’s Penthouse Club is a topless-only establishment, but it does offer specials almost daily, including $20 buckets of Yuengling on Tuesdays, and free admission if you bring a ticket stub from the game.

Club Onyx

South Philly

Full nude? Yes
Alcohol? Yes

If you’re beggin' for a piece of that bubble, Onyx is the place to find girls that would make Sir Mix-a-Lot proud.  

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1. The Republican 1734 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145 (South Philadelphia)

Part strip club, part someone else's apartment, the Republican is a quirky Philly landmark in its own right. This divey titty bar pours cheap drinks, and is open way past most of the other area bars close. This "bad decision bar" should be on your list if you're prepared to have a wild night.

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2. Show & Tel Adult Center & Show Bar 1900 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148

This Pennsport strip club might not necessarily be the most luxe, but it is the most fun. Renovations have kicked it up a notch (check out the spacious stage-side seating), and this formerly BYO place now has a full-service bar. Boobs and booze, what could be better?

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3. Delilah's Gentleman's Club 100 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Perhaps Philadelphia's most popular strip club, Delilah's is one of the only female-run strip clubs in the nation, and runs on the idea that women know better than men, what men want. The joint -- decked with a pole dancing stage -- serves your typical strip club steak-and-cocktail fare, as well as a menu of premium hand-rolled cigars.

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4. The Gold Club 1416 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

“World Famous,” at least according to them, Gold Club is what happens when you mix a dive bar and add in a bunch of beautiful half-naked women. It’s not the nicest club in the area, but it is the most centrally located, making it a dangerous option when you’ve had a few too many drinks at the work happy hour.

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5. Club Risque 1700 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148

And they say there’s no such thing as a free lunch... well, at Club Risque, you actually can get a free lunch (Monday through Friday) along with a lap dance (not free). Located in a central location along Columbus Boulevard, this upscale spot will also host your evenings out, with full VIP and party bookings hosted by beautiful -- albeit glitter-clad -- women.

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6. Cheerleaders Gentleman's Club 2740 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Located a few blocks from all the stadiums, Cheerleaders tends to be the club that gets the most high-end, out-of-town talent in the city. It’s also a short walk from Tony Luke’s, making the Philly hat trick (seeing a sports team lose, visiting a strip club, eating a cheesesteak) a distinct possibility.

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7. The Penthouse Club 3001 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134 (Port Richmond)

With flashy outside decor and extremely theatrical and professional routines, the Penthouse is a solid choice for an over the top night out on the town. This Port Richmond club can be pricey but it does offer daily deals on booze (get a bucket full of Yuengling for only $20 if you show up on a Tuesday), and free admission if you bring a ticket stub from the game at Lincoln Stadium.

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8. Club Onyx 2908 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (South Philadelphia)

The South Philly outpost of this national strip club chain doesn't disappoint. This spacious club offers ample stage-side seating and plenty of VIP perks including bottle service. Full nude dancers and a fully stocked bar ensure the party will go all night long.

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