Rick's Cabaret Consolidated Club Sales For November Rise by 96.5% Over Previous Year; Same Store Sales Grow 38.5%

(December 8,2005)- Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ:RICK],said today its consolidated adult nightclub sales for November 2005 increased by 96.5 percent over the same month last year. Same club-same period nightclub revenue rose by 38.5 percent in November over the same month last year.

Total nightclub revenue for the month of November 2005 was $1,846,259, compared with $939,723 in November 2004. Same store sales this year were $1,301,341 compared with $939,773 in November 2005. The figures do not include the former Rick’s South Houston location, which was sold in March 2005.

“We are delighted with the continued revenue growth and with the increased brand awareness that we have received since the opening of our Midtown Manhattan club ,” said Eric Langan, CEO of Rick’s Cabaret, which owns and operates 10 adult nightclubs nationwide. “We are exceptionally happy with the growth of our Club Onyx in Houston and with overall same store sales.”

About Rick's Cabaret
Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK, www.ricks.com) 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 the adult Internet membership Web site, www.couplestouch.com, and a network of nine online auction sites for adult products under the flagship URL www.naughtybids.com. Rick’s Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected].

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involves significant risks and uncertainties, and is subject to the safe harbors created by this section. Important factors that could cause actual results for Rick's Cabaret to differ materially from those indicated in this press release include the risks and uncertainties as to the future operational and financial results of our Web sites, conditions relevant to real estate transactions, the future operational performance of our partners, the laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competitive and economic factors, dependence on key personnel and the ability to manage operations. Rick's Cabaret has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances. Please refer to the documents Rick’s Cabaret files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in particular the most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and annual report on Form 10-KSB, which are available at the Company’s website, www.ricks.com.

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