Which cities had Playboy Clubs?
The original New York Playboy Club
The original New York Playboy Club

The following cities were blessed with Playboy Clubs
(in chronological order by date of original opening):

  • Chicago February 29th 1960

  • Miami May 20th 1961

  • New Orleans October 13th 1961

  • St. Louis October 16th 1962

  • New York December 8th 1962

  • Phoenix December 19th 1962

  • Detroit December 28th 1963

  • Manila, Philippines January 1964

  • Baltimore 1964

  • Kansas City June 13th 1964

  • Cincinnati September 16th 1964

  • Los Angeles December 31st 1964

  • Ochos Rios Club, Hotel, & Resort, Jamaica January 4th 1965

  • Boston February 26th 1965

  • Atlanta March 6th 1965

  • San Francisco November 13th 1965

  • London Casino & Club July 1st 1966

  • Montreal July 15th 1967

  • Denver December 9th 1967

  • Lake Geneva Club, Hotel, & Resort, Wisconsin May 6th 1968

  • Playboy Towers, Chicago November 1st 1970

  • Miami Plaza Club, Hotel, & Resort December 22nd 1970

  • Great Gorge Club, Hotel, & Resort, New Jersey December 22nd 1971

  • Clermont Club, London 1972 (not strictly a Playboy Club but non-costumed Bunnies did work there)

  • Portsmouth, U.K. December 1972

  • Manchester, U.K. December 13th 1973

  • Tokyo December 9th 1976

  • Dallas July 27th 1977

  • Osaka, Japan February 1st 1978

  • Bahamas April 11th 1978

  • Nagoya, Japan July 16th 1979

  • Sapporo, Japan April 25th 1980

  • Atlantic City Hotel, Casino, & Club April 14th 1981

  • Buffalo April 24th 1981

  • St. Petersburg, Florida May 8th 1981

  • Lansing September 17th 1981

  • San Diego December 17th 1981

  • Columbus, Ohio December 7th 1982

  • Des Moines March 12th 1984

  • Omaha May 18th 1984

  • Rhodes 1999

  • Las Vegas October 6th 2006

Note: the above opening dates were based upon two sources:

  1. The Bunny Years by Kathryn Leigh Scott

  2. The Playboy Book by Gretchen Edgren

Bunny KayBut these dates cannot be considered conclusive. Kathryn Leigh Scott's otherwise excellent The Bunny Years contradicts itself on the opening dates for four clubs (Miami, New Orleans, Los Angeles and London). The Bunny Years also overlooks the first Baltimore Playboy Club (which was damaged in a fire) and quotes the second Baltimore Playboy Club opening date. But the Playboy Book itself mistakenly cites the Miami Plaza opening in 1980!

In addition, most Playboy Clubs had re-opening dates as they were refurbished or moved to entirely new locations. See the article Bye Bye Bunnies for an explanation. I do not have information for the individual closing dates for the above Clubs.

If you think any of the above opening dates are incorrect then please let me know.

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