The Low Down
I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Manhattan’s Vivid Cabaret when I first heard of the club. Sure, the award-winning Vivid brand is synonymous with high-end adult entertainment such as sex tapes, porn parodies, Vivid TV as well as Vivid Radio, but I had never heard of the union of the adult film world with the exotic dancer world before. My concerns were alleviated not only by entering a club that would rival some of the hottest nightclubs in Miami, but also upon discovering that Vivid Cabaret bears the “Vivid” name yet is owned and operated as a subsidiary of RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc., the driving force behind such iconic gentlemen’s club brands as Rick’s Cabaret, Club Onyx and Tootsie’s Cabaret. I arrived at Vivid Cabaret at around 4:00pm on a Saturday afternoon, one of the last stops during a recent trip to New York City. As with all of my gentlemen’s club reviews, I rated the club on a scale of one to five stars, with five being the best possible score.
Location & Facilities – 5 Stars
Opened in early 2015, Vivid Cabaret is located in the Fashion District of Manhattan and is only a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal, The Empire State Building and Penn Station. While parking is a challenge (as is anywhere in Manhattan), the club is easily accessible by subway, cab and Uber. The one thing you’ll notice right away is the strong nightclub vibe that Vivd Cabaret gives off with club music playing and a modern interior design that is bathed in blue light throughout. The club features the city’s only 25 foot pole, an amenity as impressive as its 2nd floor rooftop deck. Throughout the club you’ll enjoy the luxuries of a modern bar as well as plenty of flat screens to catch your favorite sports games.
Staff – 5 Stars
As you’ll find in many of the upscale Manhattan’s gentlemen’s clubs, the floor managers will greet you up on entry, escort you to an available table and will summon a waitress for your drink and food orders. Michael, the manager on duty when I arrived, was nice enough to provide me a tour of Vivid Cabaret as well as explain all that the club has to offer. Despite the slow Saturday afternoon, Esmerelda, a sexy Latina massage girl, gave me an enjoyable back massage in my seat on the main floor for the length of one song for $20.00.
Food & Drink – 5 Stars
Vivid Cabaret offers a variety of impressive food options, including salads, seafood, sandwiches such as Beef Shortrib, Turkey Club, Pulled Pork, BBQ Brisket and Cuban along with pub favorites such as wings, fresh-made guacamole, flat bread pizza and beef sliders available with your choice of cheese and toppings. The bar is well stocked with an excellent champagne selection although I ordered a Guinness for $9.00.
Dancers – 4 Stars
While there weren’t a lot of dancers when I arrived, it being a slow Saturday afternoon and such, the club’s website boasts having hundreds of girls to choose from along with pictures of an array of gorgeous dancers. I did enjoy a couple of seductive dances with Selena, a sexy redhead from Long Island with an adorable smile and bodacious booty.
Value – 4 Stars
Being part of the Manhattan gentlemen’s club scene means having to be competitive with your pricing, and Vivid Cabaret does a great job offering value to its customers. The club offers free lunch from 11:00am to 3:00pm while admission is free until 7:00pm when the cover charge is $20.00 per person (although check their website for a free admission coupon). The couch dances are a standard $20.00 per song. For those of you who have the bankroll to afford a more lavish club visit, you can order yourself a variety of high-end bottle service options, including a bottle (hopefully to share with a few friends) of Hennessy Richard for $7,000.
Website & Social Media – 5 Stars
Being part of the Rick’s Cabaret chain of gentlemen’s clubs, I wasn’t surprised that the Vivid Cabaret website has a sexy layout plus all of the relevant information you’ll need for your club trip. Links to their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media sites are provided to give you all of the latest club info, along with event information, menus and some sexy pictures of their entertainers.
Staying true to the quality level of adult entertainment that the Rick’s Cabaret brand provides, Vivid Cabaret offers an upscale experience and a class of facilities that rivals the hottest New York gentlemen’s clubs.
61 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00am to 4:00am, Sat 4:00pm to 4:00am, Sun 7:00pm to 4:00am
C.J. Asher is a sex and adult entertainment blogger who has interviewed celebrities such as Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, BurningAngel.com owner, director, writer and actress Joanna Angel as well as a sugar baby advisor, burlesque dancer, feminist and many others. His blog, CJAsher.com, also review gentlemen’s clubs nationwide and posts a weekly adult entertainment calendar highlighting adult film star appearances. Follow C.J. on Twitter @CJASHEROFFICIAL