The Best Illinois Strip Clubs

Illinois is not all about the Windy City and there are plenty of small town lap dance bars and strip clubs where you can get an authentic experience.

Running regular amateur nights as well as playing host to big name performers, the Illinois strip clubs offer great adult entertainment across the state.

We’ve put together our guide on the best of the bunch so you can sample more Illinois strippers than just those in Chicago.

A Guide to Illinois’s Best Strip Clubs and Lap Dance Bars

Whether you are just passing through and looking for some private entertainment or planning a party weekend away we’ve found some great venues that offer a unique experience.

Some of these clubs are premium venues whilst others will take you back to your college days of using someone else’s ID for your first stripper experience. Whatever you are looking for these Illinois strip clubs can provide.

Big Al’s

400 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309-673-9893

This strip club in Peoria was first opened in 1974 as a speakeasy and named after the infamous Al Capone. Just like the mobster, Big Al’s has earned itself a reputation for being just a little bit ‘naughty’. Home to some excellent dancers, the club is clean and modern with a friendly atmosphere.

They regularly hold big events and play host to big names like Ryan Ashley, the former National Champion of Exotic Dance. Every Wednesday is amateur night with reduced price drinks for just $3.

Cover charges are under $10 and the drinks won’t break the bank unlike Chicago strip clubs.

It’s not a high end experience but Big Al’s has got to be one of the best small town Illinois strip clubs you are going to find. If you think so too then you can take home some of their branded ‘World Famous Big Al’s’ merchandise from the souvenir shop.

Opening hours at Big Al’s:

  • Monday to Friday: 4:00pm to 4:00am
  • Saturday and Sunday: 6:00pm to 4:00am

Kappa Kabana

906 E. Dixon Ave. Kappa IL 61738

Phone: 309-527-3440

This large central Illinois gentleman’s club is not your big city strip joint but a small town lap dance bar. But what it lacks in finesse and opulence it certainly makes up for in atmosphere and an authentic topless dancing experience.

The Kappa Kabana is a large club with a main stage (with two poles), big tip rail and fully stocked bar. There is a VIP area that can cater for large private parties as well as three private champagne rooms for more discreet entertainment.

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Amateur night is every Thursday when the local ladies get a chance to perform. Though not always the height of sophistication there is a good atmosphere on these nights.

There are three large screen TV’s to enjoy sports, cash slot machines with high payouts and a free shuttle bus to take you back to Bloomington/Normal.

Opening hours at Kappa Kabana:

  • Monday to Saturday: 4:00pm to 4:00am
  • Sunday: 4:00pm to 2:00am

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, St Louis

5420 Bunkum Rd, East St Louis, IL 62204

Phone: 618-874-9334

There aren’t many clubs that come without the need of an introduction but the Hustler Club, St Louis is one of them. ‘Home of the Beaver Lover’, the Larry Flynt brand assures guests of a certain standard and the St Louis venue is no different.

The venue is tastefully decorated with a modern and stylish feel offering a great backdrop for the talented dancers to entertain from. There are VIP areas with bottle service to give you an exclusive night out or you can enjoy happy hour (6pm-9pm), five nights a week.

The club runs plenty of events and has a host of TV’s to screen big games making the club an ideal venue for parties as well as a great drop in for some private entertainment.

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One of the big players in St Louis, the Hustler Club. Image via website.

You can purchase membership to the Hustler Club network from just $50 which will give you free access for six months to six clubs including Déjà Vu in Springfield.

Opening hours at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club:

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday: 12:00pm to 6:00am
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm to 4:00am 

Déjà Vu Showgirls Springfield

3220 Lake Plaza Dr, Springfield, IL 62703

Phone: 217-529-9309

As part of the larger Hustler chain, Déjà Vu can offer more bells and whistles with its dancers and venue than some small town clubs. Showgirls in Springfield is a fully nude lap dancing bar offering feature acts in its 350-people capacity club.

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Showgirls in Springfield is a big strip club with plenty of Illinois strippers. Image via Deja Vu

Originally opening in 1988, the club has undergone a refurbishment and now offers 20 private dance caves and five champagne rooms. They employ around fifty dancers, most of whom are of a pretty good standard both in dancing talent and in looks.

The club has a juice bar, video arcade and TV screens plus a ‘Love Boutique’ where you can pick up a little souvenir of your night from a range of adult toys and accessories.

Just five minutes from the downtown area of the capital city, Déjà Vu offers free admission with a voucher you can download from their website.

Opening hours at Deja Vu:

  • Monday to Thursday: 12:00pm to 3:00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 12:00pm to 4:00am
  • Sunday: 6:00pm to 2:00am

Club Coyote

De Soto, IL 62924

Phone: 618-867-3084

With a $5 cover charge, Coyote’s is an Illinois strip club that always seems to pull a good crowd.

Drinks are well priced (beer for just $2) and you can easily spend a good night here without it costing the earth which is probably the main reason so many locals come here.

The dancers are very friendly and can be quite chatty but know just how to perform when there is cash around.

Though not the most luxurious of Illinois’s strip clubs, Club Coyote is definitely a club to tick off your list as one of those dying breeds of genuine out of town strip bars.

Opening hours at Club Coyote:

  • Monday to Saturday: 3:00pm to 2:00am
  • Sunday: 3:00pm to 12:00am

Hollywood Showclub

5481 Bunkum Rd, Washington Park, IL 62204

Phone: 618-874-9000

This family owned business has a strong reputation for being a club that runs a clean establishment; the venue is smart, the girls are talented and the management doesn’t tolerate badly behaved guests.

As such, the Hollywood Showclub has avoided any lick of controversy and the place seems to attract some really talented and hot performers as a result.

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Showcasing plenty of Illinois Strip Talent, the main stage at Hollywood Showclub. Image via Hollywood Showclub Facebook pages.

The cover charge is $10 with drinks being priced at city rates which could be a bit steep for some. However, the bar staff, waiting staff and dancers are all extremely friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal despite the strict rules on behavior.

With a big bar and main stage, the place is big enough to showcase at least a dozen girls and with around four out of five of them being well worth the cover charge alone, you can guarantee yourself a good night.

Opening hours at Hollywood Showclub:

  • Monday to Thursday: 12:00pm to 3:00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 12:00pm to 4:00am
  • Sunday: 6:00pm to 2:00am

Penthouse Club St Louis

1401 Mississippi Ave, East St Louis, IL 62201

Phone: 618-274-0380

Where your magazine fantasies come to life…..

The closest strip club to Downtown St Louis, the Penthouse Club is a high-end Illinois strip joint offering stunning dancers, fine dining and private lap dances.

There are three large stages from which the feature acts perform including the main stage which often has two or three girls. If you fancy something a little more private then there are private VIP suites available.

The cover charge ranges from $6-12 depending what time you arrive on which night but is a good price for access to this premier gentleman’s club. The Penthouse brand is synonymous with luxury and you will be treated like a VIP here as long as you know how to behave like one.

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The decadent styling of the Penthouse bar in St Louis

Sundays are free admission for members of the service industry.

The dancers are of an unusually high standard and come from a stable of over 120 ladies each hand selected for their combination of looks and talent.

Opening hours at Penthouse Club St Louis:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00am to 5:00am
  • Friday: 11:00am to 6:00am
  • Saturday: 4:00pm to 6:00am
  • Sunday: 4:00pm to 5:00am