Hey, it’s not just deep dish pizzas and corrupt politicians that Chicago is known for. We also have some of the hottest strip clubs in the country!

There are several strip clubs and fully nude bars in Chicago where you can spend the night in the company of some drop-dead-gorgeous exotic dancers.

Below is our guide to the best adult entertainment that the Windy City has to offer.

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

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A look at the best Chicago strip bars

PoleKatz Chicago

7337 W. 100th Place, Bridgeview, IL 60455

Phone: (708) 599-1111

Okay, so it’s located a fair way out in the Chicago suburbs near Midway Airport. It’s not the easiest place to get to. But Polekatz is a strip club experience unlike no other in Illinois.

Polekatz is modelled on a Vegas nightclub and has a whooping 18,000 square feet of exotic dancing, pole dancing, table dancing and just about every type of hypnotic gyration you can imagine.

The dancers are known as the Polekatz Kittens, and there’s certainly no shortage of them. This bar has over 150 ladies on its books. Meaning you can visit twice and see a completely different group of women each time.

Polekatz is a popular spot for Bachelor parties but also specialises in birthdays, corporate events, bachelorette parties and even divorce(!) parties.

Opening hours at Polekatz:

  • Monday to Thursday: Midday to 3:00am
  • Friday: Noon to 4:00am
  • Saturday: 5:00pm to 4:00am
  • Sunday: 5:00pm to 3:00am

There’s no cover charge before 7pm. $10 cover charge after 7pm.

To access the club you must be dressed suitably (no baggy or scruffy clothes) and aged over 21.

Check out our feature: Atlantis v Polekatz, battle of the Chicago strip clubs.

Pink Monkey

750 S Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 312-663-9100
Email: info@pinkmonkeychicago.com

Pink Monkey is perfectly situated in Downtown Chicago and just minutes away from the Magnificent Mile. The Chicagoland Awards gave Pink Monkey the “Best Adult Entertainment” prize in 2013. It’s one of the top strip bars to be if you like your eye candy surrounded by exquisite modern decor.

This is a ‘bring your own bottle’ gentlemen’s club, but they also have a variety of cocktails which you can enjoy with the Pink Monkey ladies in some comfortable and intimate VIP dance rooms.

The VIP suites are available in slots of 15 minutes, or by the hour.

Opening hours at Pink Monkey:

  • Open seven days: 7:00pm to 4:00am

Read our full Pink Monkey review.

Admiral Theatre

3940 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60625

Phone: (773) 478-8263
Email: comments@admiralx.com

What was first opened way back in the 1920s as a vaudevillian-style house, is now one of Chicago’s top adult playgrounds. Admiral Theatre is a historical venue that is in remarkably good shape for its age.

This venue serves as a gentlemen’s club and nude bar. It is known for its sexy and erotic costumes that the ladies will wear before revealing all in one of the many regular stage shows.

The theatre-style gives this venue an intimate and classy vibe that is quite unlike any other strip club in Illinois. Expect plenty of pole dancing from their ladies who are a mix of local Chicago girls and exotic dancers plucked from all over the States, as well as some of them international.

The main showroom is open 364 days a year (it’s closed Christmas Day).

Opening hours at Admiral Theatre:

  • Open seven days: 7:00pm to 6:00am

Atlantis Gentlemen’s Club

1897 E. Lincoln Highway, Ford Heights, IL 60411

Phone: 1-866-99ATLANTIS
Email: info@atlantischicago.com

The Atlantis Gentlemen’s Club is a themed strip bar that promises to transport you to a completely different world. Namely: an ‘ancient adult playland’ filled with exotic foreign beauties and stunning dancers. It is located around 25 minutes by car from Downtown Chicago.

Atlantic has 24 private dance rooms, including 8 larger suites and 2 master suites for those seeking the ultimate VIP treatment.

There’s also Athena’s Lounge, a VIP member exclusive lounge set behind a wall of smoked glass where you can ‘people watch’ in privacy. Or for a truly spectacular view, check out Plato’s Penthouse. This is set high above the main dance floor and offers a see-through stage, its own private dance area and the perfect lounging facilities to bask in the erotic eye candy.

Opening hours at Atlantic Chicago:

  • Monday to Thursday: 3:00pm to 4:00am
  • Friday: 3:00pm to 6:00am
  • Saturday: 7:00pm to 6:00am
  • Sunday: 7:00pm to 4:00am

Check out our feature: Atlantis v Polekatz, battle of the Chicago strip clubs.

VIP’s Gentlemen’s Club

1531 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642

Phone: +1 312-664-7400
Email: info@vipschicago.com

It is apparently Chicago’s only full-liquor strip club, but don’t expect any bargains. They mark up the price accordingly.

VIP’s is promoted as Chicago’s premier adult cabaret and they have a fine selection of dancers to keep your eyes on the main center stage that the action revolves around. Expect high class ladies in here… and a lot of bachelor parties.

The venue has a cover charge of $20, but a good tip is to ask your cab driver for a coupon or free pass. You’d be surprised how many drivers have these.

Alternatively, if you’re attending a Cubs/Sox game, you should be able to get in free using your ticket stub.

Opening hours at VIPs:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:00pm to 4:00am
  • Saturday: 7:00pm to 5:00am
  • Sunday: 9:00pm to 4:00am

Club 390

390 E Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Phone: +1 708-758-2582
Email: club390@club390.com

“All the liquor… None of the clothes!”

Club 390 has a large 25 foot main stage that is graced with a selection of beautiful local Chicago strippers. All fully nude. It’s a popular spot for private parties and has its own smoking area as well as a number of VIP suites and booths.

Latest special, correct as of July 2018:

$3 Margarita’s, $1 Taco and
$5 Patron Silver

$3 Fireball Shots

$10 Dances all Day & Night
$5 Jack Daniels

$3 Absolute & 1800 Tequila Every Thursday

2 for 1 Admission
$10 Dances

$2 U-Call-Its

$1 Domestic Bottled Beer
Available Monday-Saturday

$5 Beer & Burger (Starts at 11:00 a.m. till close)

Opening hours at Club 390:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 11:00am to 4:00am
  • Thursday: 11:00am to 5:00am
  • Friday: 11:00am to 6:00am
  • Saturday: 7:00pm to 6:00am
  • Sunday: 7:00pm to 4:00am


4003 W Lake St, Stone Park, IL 60165

Phone: (708) 343-2000

Scores boasts proudly that it is the Midwest’s best strip club for bachelor parties. We can’t guarantee that, but we can certainly say that you’ll be spoiled for choice in terms of the number of dancers strutting their stuff.

Scores has over 100 strippers of practically every taste in the Male vocabulary, including what they describe as ‘brown sugar to vanilla cream and everything in the middle’. Gotcha.

It’s not just the quantity of women that is impressive though. This place is a well organized machine when it comes to handling group bookings and private parties.

You’ve got a bunch of deals (Just text SCORES to 25827) for free group admission that do away with the cover charge completely.

Scores also runs a Vegas-style limo service where they’ll hook up with local limousine agencies to offer you the best possible deal for getting to and from their nightclub.

If you are planning a bachelor party, a birthday party, or simply a wild night out with your friends, Scores Chicago has everything you need to make it a convenient process and an unforgettable night.

Opening hours at Scores Chicago:

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

There are a variety of VIP rooms, ‘Champagne rooms’, and plenty of booths where you can enjoy an intimate, sexy private lap dance from their erotic showgirls.

Looking For Something Different?

We’ve compiled several guides showcasing the best of Chicago’s adult entertainment — including the best sex shops and swinger clubs.

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What’s your favorite strip club in Chicago? Are there any lap dance bars you’d recommend for a great atmosphere and the ideal night out at a gentlemen’s club?

Have your say below.