The Chippendale Show is unmissable. Men are welcomed (my husband accompanied me). Very professional. Worth seeing for the dance and singing talent alone but those men really do have it all! Worth the cover charge and you can mingle after the show.
Dress Code: Dress to impress those hunks
I, of course, went to Chippendales at the Rio which is the classic 21 year old woman's birthday wish. It was worth it. The guys are gorgeous and you feel like you are in love with at least 3 of them by the time you leave (have a couple drinks before you go, you'll enjoy it more).
There is also a show that takes place in the casino next to Chippendales in which dancers on small platforms trolling along the ceiling dance, sing and throw necklaces down to you. A stage with perfomers completes this 15 minute entertainment. It occurs every hour at the Rio.
The ladies that work inside of the Rios bars, IBar and Bikins, respectively, are the FINEST waitresses and bartenders in Vegas in my opinion. Guys who go here to party, you will be very, very pleased to have gorgeous girls serving you drinks 24/7. IBar is near the main entrance of Rio, and has beautiful short clad- referee strip wearing cutie serving the best of drinks. Thursday thru Sunday, you can party all night long in Bikinis (on the lobby level), where gorgeous, bikini-clad, modelesque girls make your every round a memorable one. A msut for any bachelor new to Vegas, but also a great time for anyone. And, for those who can't wander too far away from the tables, there is always the Masquerade Bar near the gambling area.
Dress Code: IBar seemed to have alot of well dressed patrons, Bikinis was the usual clubwear, and not as "uppety" as clubs in Bellagio or even The Venetian.
Although not as popular or as hip as other clubs in Vegas, going to Bikinis won't leave you entirely disappointed. If all else fails, just keep buying drinks from the gorgeous bartenders in (what else?) bikinis.
Dress Code: Dress to impress
This is an "old Vegas style" variety act preformed by the Scinta family. They do everything: song, dance, impersonations, comedy and they do it all very well ! An excellent show, priced well for Vegas.It is off the strip but worth the trip !
Bikini's is inside the Rio. About a $12 taxi ride from the Riviera. Great looking waitresses and awesome music. Didn't take my camera here either.
Dress Code: Casual $20 cover on Saturday but we got free passes at the Riviera
Lighted floats, dancers, singers and clowns perform during the free parade around part of the casino floor.
Lively Spanish music to keep the crowd tapping their feet. A great festive experience at the Rio.
Club Rio is a big-city disco in every sense of the word, positive and negative: Many, many bodies, booming top-40 dance hits and cheap drinks for the fairer sex. To call Club Rio a 'meat market' is considerable understatement.
Special events: Wednesdays: ABSOLUTE 8TEEZ ('80s music), Thursdays: Latin-la-beat-oh (latin, salsa and dance), Fridays & Saturdays: (dance, top 40, hip hop and house).
Dress Code: Attire: Tucked in collared shirts for men and ladies must be dressed to impress. No athletic attire, shorts, tennis shoes, hiking boots, flip flops, etc. are permitted. Dress code is enforced.
A HUGE club in the Rio Hotel. It is a circular shaped club with a stage on one end. Flanking the stage are huge TV screens that play psychedelic images all night long. Earlier in the night, people are able to have notes put up on the screen like 'Happy Birthday' or 'Congrats!' or whatever is appropriate. Music ranges from house/trance to some top 40 with a little techno mix.
Dress Code: Nicer pants, shirt, shoes....No jeans or tennis shoes.
This club has the most amazing night views of Vegas - from the rooftop bar. Have a drink outside - as long as you don't suffer from vertigo - you really are quite high!
Dress Code: Casino dress
CLUB RIO: Haven't been here so I can't really give any opinions. I think they play a wide variety of music.