The Number 5 Guide: ‘Top Notch’ Vancouver Striptease

One of just three strip clubs in Vancouver still managing to pull in the punters – of both sexes – after at least three decades or more, the No5 on Main Street is certainly legendary.

And with the interior featuring in this year’s blockbuster Hollywood movie Deadpool, it’s about to enjoy a whole new notoriety.

Here we’ve created a guide for what you should expect to find behind the famous orange exterior of The No5. Read on to discover info on such essential stuff as prices, location, VIP services and more.

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Live adult entertainment at the No 5 on Main Street

Live adult entertainment at the No 5 on Main Street, image via their Instagram page

A club praised for its ‘top notch’ girls – both those on stage and VIPs, it’s one of the city’s more popular venues, frequented by stag parties and office parties as well as singles or couples.

But Number 5’s comfortable ambiance has also led to it being described as US sitcom ‘Cheers with boobs’ by one long-standing, happy local.

Why such a crowd pleasing strip club?

Maybe because the No 5 also has TVs where it’s possible to watch the odd soccer/hockey match with your buddies while the ladies writhe winsomely on the nearby stage…

Inside the Number 5

A large main stage in the middle of the well-lit room plays host to the dancing fully-nude strippers while there’s a small shower area nearby.

The Power Lunch is weekdays at noon and involves five dancers onstage, one after the other. The VIP area is upstairs and there is a back room with bed and locked door for those looking for more intimate entertainment.

There are DJs but the music isn’t too loud so that it’s also possible to hear what your neighbours are saying.

The legendary No5 has a big celebrity claim to fame – even before featuring in the new Spiderman movie.

Previous dancers have included pop star Courtney Love, Italian MP Ilona Staller (a.k.a. Ciccolina) and Kimberly Conrad (before marrying Playboy King Hugh Hefner). It’s also had tributes from famous musicians, notably Bon Jovi who mentioned it in song lyrics, Motley Crue, AC/DC and Aerosmith. Actors who’ve seen its interior include Sylvester Stallone, Bill Murray, Ted Danson and John Candy.

Opening Times at No 5

  • Monday to Saturday: 11am until 1am
  • Sunday: 11am until midnight

It gets really busy on Friday and Saturday night, so best to head there early.

Entrance and Prices

Entrance is $5 per person (both males and females) and occasionally $10 depending on when in the week and the particular time of day.

Over 19’s only and there is no dress code.

Drinks are generous measures (ie. they’re not watered down) and cost around $8.

At night you’ll be greeted at the door by a pretty lady selling iced beers from a barrel for $7 (but they’re 75 cents cheaper inside), and accompanied by a burly bouncer.

There are booths (at a cost of $100) for larger parties and tables for couples or a group of three to four. The area is carpeted and just off the main room (where the large bar is located) there sits a pool table and wall-hung TV screens.

Private dances cost $50 but this can be shared between two.

The Club has gained a lot of publicity recently for the quality of its food after famous Vancouver chef Stu Irvine gave the kitchen and its culinary offers a make-over.

Instead of frozen burgers warmed up, customers are now tucking in to the likes of satay kebabs, dill-pickle chicken wings, wild sea-prawn, vegan Southwest Chili Dogs and sea-salted skinny fries with gourmet hot dogs.

Drinks include craft beers or even a $300 bottle of Grey Goose. Starters are around $7 to $9 and mains $7 to $12.

Getting to the Number 5 on Main Street

The club, which is run by bikers, is located in what has been described as a ‘run down’ area just 20 minute walk from downtown Vancouver. A police station sits opposite the bright orange painted exterior and a fire station is also nearby.

Here is a map of the location for your convenience:

Looking to make a booking or speak to the management?

Here are the contact details you will need:

205 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada, V6A 1K7

Phone: 604.687.3483

Outside the No.5 Orange in daytime.

Outside the No.5 Orange in daytime.

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