With most visitors only coming to Sin City for a weekend, it can be tough choosing how to spend your time (especially when it comes to the variety of adult entertainment available). Unfortunately for most travelers, figuring out the best shows to see can mean a process of trial and error, leaving some patrons discouraged. But don't worry, we're listing our top picks for the best topless revues and what to expect. You can thank us later.
FANTASY at Luxor
Produced by Emmy Award-winning choreographer, Anita Mann, and headlined by powerhouse vocalist, Jaime Lynch, it's no wonder this show is still hot after 14 years on the Strip. More than a topless revue, you'll be entertained by the dancers' aerial silks, pole work, ballet technique and burlesque charm. The assortment of dance styles, music and talent won't disappoint.
VIDEO: Hilary learns to dance like the FANTASY cast
Shows are performed nightly at 10:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $39. Must be 18 or older.
Zumanity at New York-New York
Exploring the limits of sensuality and sexuality with humor, allure and a touch of the bizarre, this show is different form what you've grown to expect from Cirque du Soleil. Set in an intimate theater and complete with raunchy clowns, exquisite dancers and of course, variety acts and acrobats, you're in for an uninhibited night of entertainment. With so much grandeur, you may even forget the dancers are topless. We recommend getting there early for the warm-up act (because it's that funny) and sitting in front if you want to be picked to go on stage.
Tickets start at $69. Special anniversary offer (buy one ticket get the second for $10) runs through December 10, 2013. Shows are performed twice nightly Friday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Must be 18 or older.
X Rocks at Rio All-Suite Las Vegas
X Rocks stays true to a traditional revue, letting the costumes, props and visuals add flare to a rock soundtrack. A flaming guitar, strobes and blacklight paint accent the dance numbers, and you'll find this show moves as quickly as the beats. The costumes are top-notch and the choreography is tight.
Performances run Thursday-Sunday at 10:00 p.m. with tickets starting at $41.75. Must be 18 or older.
Raack N Roll at The D Las Vegas
Downtown now offers a competitor to the Strip's top adult shows, featuring rock hits by AC/DC, Alice in Chains and Metallica. While the show is equipped with energetic dancers (like a moon walking ballerina) and cohesive pieces, the venue makes it difficult for audience members in the back to see the full show. Arrive early and ask for seating near the stage to enjoy the complete experience.
Shows run Thursday-Sunday at 10:30 p.m. and Monday at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $43.95. Must be 18 or older.
X Burlesque at The Flamingo
The most artistic of the revues, X Burlesque pushes limits with dramatic numbers and unique themes, such as a tribute to burlesque dancer Sally Rand. These ladies show the most skin and with the added stage and pole in the center of the theater, audience members can expect to see the action from every angle.
Performances run nightly at 10 pm. Tickets start at $61.55 (plus tax and fees). Must be 18 or older.