Rick's Cabaret NYC Chosen As "Best Gentlemen's Club In Northeast"

LAS VEGAS - (August 27, 2010) – Rick's Cabaret New York City was chosen as the #1 gentlemen's club in the Northeast this week at the Gentlemen's Club Expo. The night club at 50 West 33rd Street is part of the Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ-GM:RICK] group of upscale clubs.

Club general manager Ken Sistrunk accepted the award at the 2010 ED Awards Show on Tuesday, August 24th in the Grand Ballroom at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The ED's Awards nominees are determined by a ballot of previous ED Awards winners and nominees, as well as by select industry professionals.

In addition to the award for Best Club in the Northeast, Stefan Ghica, a popular bartender at Rick’s Cabaret New York City, was chosen as Employee of the Year. Stefan works the main bar on the cabaret floor of the club and is a favorite of both customers and waitresses for his warm personality and unflappable attention to service even at the busiest times.

With three floors of non-stop entertainment and a roof top cigar lounge that has spectacular views of the Empire State Building, the club features 75 entertainers seven nights a week and is a trendy lunch spot for business executives who enjoy its $10 three-course gourmet weekday lunch special prepared at the highly rated Rick's Cabaret Steak House. Conveniently located near MadisonSquare Garden and Penn Station the club is preparing to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a gala party on October 14th.

About Rick's Cabaret:
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) is home to upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live entertainment, dining and bar operations. Nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities operate 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 Publications, and owns the adult internet membership website www.couplestouch.com as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL www.naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected].

Contact: Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, [email protected]