Rick's Cabaret - NYC Now Open For Lunch; Plans Lunchtime Erotic Dance Lessons For Ladies

The Best “Students” Can Win a Cash Prize

NEW YORK CITY--(October 6, 2005)-- Rick's Cabaret - NYC, the luxurious new midtown Manhattan gentlemen’s club (50 West 33rd Street), has begun serving a sumptuous midday buffet lunch and will soon begin erotic dance lessons for ladies” with a $2,500 cash prize for the best “student.” The club is operated by Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ:RICK], which owns 10 adult nightclubs around the country.

The buffet lunch will be the handiwork of Executive Chef Daniel Cohn, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who oversees a state-of-the-art kitchen at Rick’s where first class meals are available up to 4 am in the morning.

In addition to providing a pleasant accompaniment to the buffet lunch of carved meat and fresh salads, the famous Girls of Rick’s dancers will soon be available to tutor female patrons of the Manhattan Club in the gentle art of intimate dances. A $10 cover charge gains access to the club, the buffet, the dance lessons and the cabaret show. All drinks are $7 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“We’ve been getting an increasing number of women customers who come as dates of our male patrons and they have been requesting private dances for themselves,” said Eric Langan, CEO of Rick’s Cabaret. “A number of them have asked our dancers to give them lessons, so we’ll provide the lessons. After we’ve had a few classes we’ll be holding a series of contests for the best amateur dancers, and we’ll award the top prize of $2,500 in late November.

A four-day grand opening extravaganza for Rick’s Cabaret Sept. 21-24 drew packed crowds at the three-story club that is located between the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden.

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 ir@ricks.com.

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, ir@ricks.com