Adults Only Part 2
Time to Double Down
Any visitor to Las Vegas knows there are more restaurants, shows, clubs, concerts, designer stores and blackjack tables than can fit into 1 trip -- the same holds true for Vegas late-night entertainment. If Adults Only left you saying "hit me," we're happy to deal another round.
Folies Bergere at The Tropicana is quite possibly the show that started it all, brought over from Paris to Las Vegas in the late 1950s. A traditional style French revue with a twist, the show introduced Las Vegas to the showgirl -- now the icon of Vegas entertainment. See the show Monday through Saturday at The Tropicana, and become a part of Vegas entertainment history.
Another Las Vegas show spanning over 20 years on the Strip is Jubilee! at Bally's. At Jubilee!, bigger is better. Hundreds of dancers perform in the show, and there's even a number re-creating the sinking of the Titanic. If you're only going to see one show in Vegas, Jubilee! will definitely deliver the bang for your buck.
Vampires have never been bigger -- "Twilight" and True Blood have become cultural phenomena. So when The Stratosphere premiered a show combining classic rock and topless vampires, they appealed to a die-hard vamp-loving population. Bite features extreme production value with flying, silk acts, contortion, fire manipulation and levitation. It's perfect for those seeking a bit more edge to their late-night entertainment.
X Girls the Show at the Flamingo considers itself the sexiest show on the Strip, and surprisingly, it contains no nudity. However, it's as close to nudity as you can possibly get. If you're looking for traditional Vegas showgirl entertainment with a heavy-metal edge, this is the show for you.
Fashionistas is based on a 4 1/2-hour adult film by the same name. The show isn't topless, but it's highly erotic with imaginative costumes and a driving soundtrack. A heavy dose of S&M also distinguishes the show from other Vegas revues.
An erotic dance style that's been around for over a century, burlesque concentrates on the act of stripping rather than the outcome. It's a style that's found a comfortable home in Las Vegas. Forty Deuce at Mandalay Bay combines masculine decor with the feminine sensuality of burlesque.
To see burlesque as it's never been performed before, view Cirque du Soliel's incredibly sexy Zumanity at New York, New York. The unique artistic vision of Cirque du Soliel is only intensified in the troupe's only show with a seductive twist.
To get a more intimate experience, get out of the theater and head to the nightclubs. Several Vegas nightclubs offer up plenty of sexy performances. The Pussycat Dolls Lounge at Caesars Palace and Tangerine at Treasure Island both have featured performers dedicated to getting your heart rate going.
For intimacy in the truest sense of the word, head to Teatro Euro at the MGM Grand, the smallest nightclub on the Strip. Every half hour the club's champagne bar is turned into a catwalk where the bar's sultry performers encourage a little bad behavior.
Taking adult entertainment out into the sunlight are several Vegas hotels. European sunbathing is now allowed at the following pools: Beach Club 25 at the Stratosphere; Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay; Bare at The Mirage; and the Sapphire at the Rio.
Vegas nightlife isn't for just for men. American Storm is an all-male revue featuring performers from VH1's reality show Stripsearch. Brought to you by the same producers as Thunder from Down Under, the show is giving ladies something to scream about night after night.
A name synonymous with female entertainment is Chippendales. The infamous all-male revue now has its own theater at The Rio, and its shows are bigger and better than ever.