Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free. The nice, pretty lady in glasses asks, "Are you sure you don't want a private room? The place is mostly empty, a cavernous expanse of tables covered in white linen bathed in the eerie X-ray-blue glow. Three men sit at one table near the front, just to the left of the stage over which two sculpted jaguars keep watch, their eyes glowing.
Strip clubs are reopening: Wyoming club throws 'masks on' party
This essay appears in issue 26 of The Lifted Brow , an Australian magazine of letters. When I walk into the club this is what I see: a long, low room with vinyl-padded walls. Dim red lighting. Low seats surrounding a catwalk with two poles. High round tables and bar stools. Other job applicants already filling out application forms. One elderly guy in a seat by the catwalk.
13 Things No One Tells You About Going to a Strip Club
Strip clubs are not only open at night. You've never once seen a movie where a bachelor party goes to Da Club in broad daylight, have you? Well, it is an option, if you are adventurous enough. Although, to be fair, nobody at a strip club in the daytime looks particularly "adventurous" — more like sad, lonely, crusty and divorced.
And that got us wondering what else is out there. Turns out that themed or niche strip clubs are less popular than you might imagine. Not too many clubs feel like they need to go too far outside the box.