Club Onyx Philadelphia Honored As Best Nightclub At Philly Hip Hop Awards

PHILADELPHIA- (July 20, 2009) -, Club Onyx Philadelphia, part of the Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ-GM:RICK] group of adult nightclubs, was voted Best Nightclub at the third annual Philly Hip Hop Awards ceremony.

The tribute was announced at a packed ceremony at the First District Plaza in Philadelphia July 12th, just eight months after the club at 2908 South Columbus Blvd. was converted to the upscale format catering to African-American gentlemen. It previously operated as a Rick's Cabaret.

The luxurious 25,000 square foot club featuring the best in hip hop and R&B music, and dancers is located just south of the professional sports complex where the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers play their home games.

The format for the club was developed by Ed Anakar, Director of Operations for Rick's Cabaret, who launched the first Club Onyx in the Galleria district of Houston in June 2004. Subsequently the company has converted other nightclubs to in Charlotte and Dallas to the Club Onyx format.

"African-American gentlemen have responded enthusiastically to the Club Onyx concept, which provides a first class, upscale environment, terrific entertainment by beautiful women, warm hospitality and great food," said Mr. Anakar. "We are honored to have been voted Best Nightclub in Philadelphia after being opened for such a short time, but it just shows how well the concept has caught on in Philly."

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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, as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact

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