Rick's Cabaret New York Opens "The Top Of Rick's Smoking Deck & Garden" With Spectacular Empire State Building View

New York City- (April 15, 2009) - Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ-GM:RICK], Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) will open "The Top of Rick's Smoking Deck & Garden" on April 21st – a futuristic smoker's oasis on top of its upscale gentlemen's club in Midtown Manhattan.

The deck sits on a dramatic stainless steel superstructure spanning the roof of the Rick's Cabaret building at 50 West 33rd Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, affording a spectacular view of the Empire State Building across the street. The new amenity was created by Joseph Kleinman of Kleinman Architects Co., who designed the luxurious three-story club that opened three years ago.

The Top of Rick's deck features back-lit translucent screening and lush evergreen yew hedges (Taxus Densiformus). VIP customers enjoying a smoke or a drink on the deck are warmed both by specially designed heaters and their conversations with the lovely Rick's Cabaret entertainers.

"The deck is a great amenity," said Ed Anakar, director of operations for Rick's Cabaret. "It's a relaxing spot to sip a drink and enjoy a cigar or cigarette while taking in an amazing view of the most famous building in the world, and of course socializing with our beautiful girls."

Beneath the deck the topless cabaret show goes on non-stop from 11 am to 4 am weekdays (4 pm to 4 am on weekends). Diners can also enjoy fine food in the second floor Rick's Steakhouse and guests can mingle with the Girls of Rick's in more than 20 private VIP suites.

The smoking deck and garden will be launched with an invitation-only party April 21st from 6 pm – 8 pm. For information email [email protected].

About Rick's Cabaret:
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations. The company owns, operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," "Club Onyx" and "Tootsie's Cabaret". Sexual contact is not permitted at these locations. Rick's Cabaret also operates a media division, ED Publication, and owns the adult Internet membership Web site, couplestouch.com as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected].

Forward-Looking Statements:
This document contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in this document, including the risks and uncertainties associated with operating and managing an adult business, the business climates in cities where it operates, the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company’s businesses, risks and uncertainties related to the operational and financial results of our Web sites, conditions relevant to real estate transactions, and numerous other factors such as laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competition and dependence on key personnel. Rick's has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances. For further information visit www.ricks.com.

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