One of the oldest strip clubs in North Las Vegas reopened on Monday as a bar and lounge. The Palomino Club returned with reduced capacity and limited services.
Palamino Club says that ladies will be on hand but the setup will be more as a bar and lounge.
The 51-year-old club is the only fully nude gentlemen’s club that serves alcohol in the Las Vegas valley. Most gentlemen’s clubs in Las Vegas that serve alcohol are not totally nude or operate as juice bars to offer nude dancers. North Las Vegas banned alcohol in clubs with nude dancing in 1999, but the Palomino Club was allowed to continue operating under a grandfather clause.
Playboy TV featured the club and its owner, attorney Dominic Gentile, in a 2009 reality TV series King of Clubs. Gentile took over ownership of the club in 2006 to cover legal fees from former owner Luis Hidalgo III, who is serving a life prison sentence for the contract murder of his former doorman Timothy TJ Hadland in 2005.
Gentile turned over operations to his son Adam, the former general manager of Club Paradise, in 2006.
The 30,000-square-foot club features a double-pole stage on the ground floor and an ultra lounge on the second level.
Gov. Steve Sisolak’s phase two of reopening the state for business notes that strip clubs should remain closed, along with brothels, nightclubs, and pool parties. Last week, the city of Reno allowed strip clubs to reopen if they have a liquor license or restaurant, but dancing is not allowed. Last week, Sisolak announced that the state would remain in phase two of reopening through the end of June after a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Nevada. He holds another press conference on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Some nightclubs and pool parties have reopened as tamer versions without the big-name deejays at Encore Beach Club, Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and on July 2, Daylight Beach Club, Marquee’s BoomBox room reopens as a lounge, and Wynn Las Vegas reopened Intrigue as a lounge.