Rick's Cabaret Celebrates First Birthday of 'Club Onyx,' Its Booming Upscale Urban Gentlemen's Club in Houston

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2005--Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [RICK:NASDAQ] celebrates the first anniversary of Club Onyx, the popular upscale urban gentlemen's club in the Galleria section of Houston. The gala events June 3-5 will include visits by hip-hop and r & b artists, professional football and basketball players and celebrity feature dancers such as Tasty (of 50 Cent and Tony Yayo videos and King and XXL magazine fame).

The club, which has been operating at near capacity since it opened last June 10th, caters to urban businessmen, lawyers, doctors and professional athletes. The club is located at 3113 Bering Drive at Richmond.

The first anniversary weekend will feature door prizes, free admission and $2 drinks from 7-9 pm on Friday and Saturday, free curbside car washes by girls wearing bikinis plus a free customer appreciation barbeque on Sunday evening (6-11 pm).

"We continue to attract an A-list clientele of gentlemen from every sport and every profession, so this is our chance to say thanks for a fabulous first year," said Eric Langan, CEO of Rick's Cabaret, a publicly traded company that operates the upscale Rick's Cabaret clubs in Houston, Minneapolis, Charlotte and at a soon-to-open midtown location in New York City.

Club Onyx opened June 10th at the newly remodeled 12,800 square foot site of the original Rick's Cabaret nightclub after the company's management decided to take its highly successful upscale gentlemen's format into one of the fastest growing but underserved demographic segments - the universe of highly successful and increasingly affluent urban males.

Since the 1980s Rick's Cabarets have enjoyed a reputation for offering high quality entertainment for gentlemen at upscale nightclubs, featuring beautiful women and fine restaurant service. Anna Nicole Smith met her wealthy husband while dancing at Rick's Cabaret in Houston. Thirteen performers from Rick's have become Penthouse Pets (three have been named Pet of the Year) while three have become Playboy Playmates. Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. went public in 1995. Mr. Langan joined the company in 1998 and has led it since 1999. He has steadily expanded Rick's operations, adding new club formats and growing revenues and profit.

About Rick's Cabaret
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (RICK:NASDAQ, www.ricks.com) owns and 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, New Orleans, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," "Club Onyx" and "Hummers." No sexual contact is permitted at any of these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns an adult Internet membership Web site, couplestouch.com, and a network of nine online auction sites for adult products under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected].

Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050,
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