I always love the subversive questions :)
There's actually a great book out there, which I own, titled
"Etiquette for Outlaws" by Rob Cohen, and David Wollock
It's a fast-and-easy guide to everything you'd ever want to know
about the unmentionable subjects that occupy our time (including,
etiquitte for strip clubs!)
But if you're not interested in shelling out the $10, a few websites
will come in handy:
The first is, Ask Men's How To: Behave in Strip Clubs:
such useful bits as 'tip the bouncer,' and 'befriend the DJ,' amongst
more helpful tips for dealing with the women;
Second, is a specific-to-Vegas guide, titled simply, 'Strip Club
Etiquette' which is a pretty simple guide to Vegas specific
dos-and-don'ts, including the various dress codes of Clark County
Third, the Strip Club Network
(http://www.stripclubnetwork.com/stripclubrules.asp) offers a list of
rules that will keep your strip club visit enjoyable and fun, without
getting you kicked out. And what better authority, eh?
Finally, Frommer's offers us 9 tips from two strippers. This is a
rather cheeky 'guide' with the suggestions I'd give to anyone,
including 'bathe,' and 'Don't lick us. We're not popsicles.'
Thanks for the fun! I always enjoy questions that tickle my personal curiousity.
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Request for Answer Clarification by
23 Dec 2004 23:20 PST
Thanks bitmaven-ga, but save for the Strip Club Network article, I
have actually read all the others before posting this question.
Unfortunately, those articles do not answer my questions, which posted
how do I order a lap dance,
when I order a lap dance, do I pay her directly or does it get added to my tab,
how much do I tip her,
when do I tip her
and how do I tip her?
Ps. I don't need links to articles, I just need answers.
Clarification of Answer by
24 Dec 2004 00:23 PST
In answer to your questions:
1. how do I order a lap dance,
The most common way, according to the web, is to wait until a dancer
stops by your table and asks you. Otherwise, there's always the
tried-and-true method of walking up to the stripper you're interested
in and asking her. Watch the protocol of the club, some places may be
more flexible than others. If you see a girl on the floor for
instance, tipping her well while she's dancing will likely attract her
2. when I order a lap dance, do I pay her directly or does it get added to my tab,
You pay the girls directly. They're the performers. And each dance
is song-based. So as many a guide has forewarned -- stop her when the
song ends, lest you pay for another (un)wanted dance.
3. how much do I tip her,
Tipping seems to be viewed as variable, and ultimately dependent on
you. However, there is often a set house fee for the dance itself.
The club's rate may be anywhere from $20+ depending on where you are,
and what she's doing (e.g., how close she is, etc.) What you tip her
in addition will be at your discretion.
4. when do I tip her?
At the end of the lap dance, when you pay. Remember, CASH CASH CASH.
Every reccomendation has pointed out the fact that the
bouncer/bartender will direct you to an ATM machine in the club(which
may have a surcharge). This is a pretty good hint that these places
(and the girls) are not walking credit-card processors. When she's
done with her dance, give her the house fee, and tip her accordingly.
Obviously, the more you tip, the more likely she'll be to stick around
and perform again.
5. and how do I tip her?
This seems to be largely dependent on House and dancer rules. I can't
give you a better answer for this. Some clubs are strict no-touching
venues, meaning you'd probably be limited to handing her money at the
end. Other clubs are more liberal. It doesn't hurt to ask a) the
bouncers and b) the dancer. If you seem like an amiable sort, and
she's comfortable with you, you might get a more flexible tipping
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