is a chain of nightclubs owned and operated by Playboy Enterprises
. These clubs were on hiatus from 1991 to 2006 but three clubs have since been relaunched. The first club opened at 116 E. Walton Street in downtown Chicago
, United States
on February 29, 1960. The clubs offer cocktail bars, with Playboy Bunnies
serving drinks and food, and live performances. As of early 2011, there are operating clubs in Macao, Cancun, and Las Vegas, which is in the Palms Casino Resort
was inspired by Burton Brown's Chicago chain of Gaslight Clubs. The Gaslight Clubs opened in 1953, featuring women dressed in velvet, one-piece "bunny" type costumes, and had live entertainment.
The first Playboy Club opened in Chicago in 1960, and there were clubs in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Kansas City and elsewhere. There were Playboy Club resorts in Jamaica, New Jersey and elsewhere. The last American location before Playboy Club Las Vegas opened was Lansing, Michigan
located in the Hilton Hotel. It closed in 1988. International Clubs existed until the 1991 closing of the Manila
located in the Silahis International Hotel. Now International Clubs again exist with locations in Macao and Cancun. Manila was the only Club ever to be featured in Architectural Digest
. During the last three months of 1961, more than 132,000 people visited the Chicago club, making it the busiest night club in the world.
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