325 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: “7 Days a Week Noon Until The Party Stops” per their website
The Low Down
Aaahhh Stiletto’s… despite my “love/hate relationship” with your eclectic little club – not as pristine or upscale as your Bourbon Street counterparts but still holding your own with a good crowd and mix of dancers – I have found myself visiting you once again during this year’s Gentlemen’s Club Expo and am happy to finally give you a proper review despite having a year pass between visits, this time on a Monday evening at around 10:30pm with a decent weekday evening crowd. As with all of my gentlemen’s club reviews, I’ve rated the club on a scale of one to five stars, with five being the best possible rating. Before we get started, I did have the chance to review quite a number of gentlemen’s clubs during my most recent trips to New Orleans, and there are a few things you should be aware of before you head out to the Bourbon Street gentlemen’s club scene:
New Orleans Club Rule #1: Stick With The Name Brands!
While the name brand clubs, such as Penthouse, Hustler and Déjà Vu, may be the more upscale and pricier options, the quality of your experience will usually be much better here than the little hole-in-the-wall clubs on Bourbon Street (several of which have been shut down between my visits in 2015 and 2016). The name brand club parent companies have put a ton of money into giving “Vegas-quality style” to the older historic properties on Bourbon Street. Despite the name brand stigma, however, drink prices are usually the same and you can still enjoy yourself on a conservative budget.
New Orleans Club Rule #2: Be Careful On Bourbon Street!
While this could be said for any gentlemen’s club, be careful of your surrounding on your way to, while on and leaving Bourbon Street. With a high crime rate and excessive outside drinking, Bourbon Street can get a little sketchy, especially in the late evening, so it’s best not to wander around by yourself and arrange your transportation in advance.
Location & Facilities – 3 Stars
Stiletto’s is located right on Bourbon Street in the famous French Quarter section of New Orleans and its year-round nightly party atmosphere. The first floor has one main stage with three poles, while the mezzanine level offers two poles. While you can’t beat Stiletto’s location, a block and a half from such attractions as the Hard Rock Café and Acme Oyster house as well as the big-name clubs that inhabit the street, the one thing that really bothered me about this club was its dated interior. While the club works well as a “locals” club, it is in desperate need of some interior updating and remodeling, especially to the men’s room.
Staff – 4 Stars
While I didn’t interact with many of the staff, I have to say that the highlight of my trip was the gorgeous waitress Ruby, who provided excellent service with a friendly attitude during my visit.
Food & Drink – 4 Stars
While the club doesn’t serve food, which the club is prohibited from by law, don’t let that hold you back from visiting, as the amazing local cuisine will probably be available before or after your visit to the club. The club offers plenty of domestic and imported beer options; I enjoyed an $11 Malibu and pineapple juice, which is pretty much the standard price for this drink both at competing gentlemen’s clubs as well as local restaurants.
Dancers – 3.5 Stars
While not quite up to the level of attractiveness as the dancers at some of the other big-name clubs nearby, the club makes up for it by offering a diverse ethnic background. I enjoyed a sexy lapdance with Sapphire, a gorgeous dancer from Memphis with crazy blonde hair that matches her wild and engaging personality.
Value – 4 Stars
The prices at Stiletto’s are in-line with other local clubs. While I didn’t pay a cover charge when I arrived, be sure to print out your free admission coupon from the Stiletto’s website before going, especially during the busy weekend hours. Lap dances are $40 for one song and $100 for three.
Website & Social Media – 2 Stars
I like gentlemen’s club websites that give you all of the basics – pictures, specials, directions and social media – right up front, which http://www.stilettosnola.com does. The 1990’s-level website layout, however, is a huge turn-off and won’t help attract out of town patrons who do their homework before picking a club to attend. The worst part…? The “Good Times” page with low-quality pics of the patrons and very few of the talent!
While making for a good locals club in a crowded Bourbon Street gentlemen’s club market, putting some investment into their “brick and mortar” and website appearances will definitely propel this club to the next level.
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