A great strip club is like a sexy playground straight out of many guys’ dreams, complete with half-naked playmates, a fully-stocked bar, and plenty of delicious snacks. It’s everything you could ever want to indulge in under a single roof, putting fun temptations within easy reach for a truly excellent night out. The girls are gorgeous, barely-dressed (if at all), and ready to show you an incredible time, setting the stage for a seriously memorable experience, every single time.
But if there’s one way to bring your fun to a grinding halt, it’s not being well-versed in basic strip club rules and etiquette. Not only do you run the risk of a seriously awkward encounter with an offended dancer, but you might even get yourself kicked out of the club for good.
Luckily, we’re rounding up the most common mistakes guys make at the strip club, giving you a handy cheat sheet that will have you acing the experience like a true regular. Here’s our advice about ten things you definitely don’t want to do the next time you and the guys are headed out for a sexy, sinfully good time at your favorite Gentleman’s Club.
1. Being rude to the dancers, servers, or other staff.
It should go without saying that acting like a jerk (in any place of business) is a big no-no, but being rude in a strip club can come with especially unfortunate consequences. Keep in mind that you can be asked to leave at any time and that making the entertainers feel uncomfortable is a sure ticket to the street outside. Be courteous and keep the too-cool attitude to yourself, and you can bet that you’ll have a much better time.
2. Failing to respect the strip club’s rules.
Every strip club has its own code of conduct, which is often dictated by the specific rules and regulations in the state where it’s located. For example, a Dallas lap dance could be much different than the one you’d get in Utah, New York, or any other of the 50 other United States. And while we don’t expect every guy to dive into deep research of local strip club laws, you should make the effort to be aware of the rules at the club where you’re headed. Double-check their FAQs page to make sure there you know the basics (e.g. no touching, full-friction allowed, etc.) – or even just ask a staff member – and respect all of the rules to a T.
3. Forgetting to check prices up-front.
Once you’ve said yes to a lap dance, there’s no option to “opt-out” of paying, not even if you didn’t realize how much it cost. Even though the ladies performing are there to help you have a good time, it’s important to remember that they’re also professionals, and should be paid for their work. Make sure you know what to expect in terms of lap dance pricing to avoid any potential surprises later on.
4. Trying to snag a sexy photo or video.
We’re guessing that if someone snapped a photo or took a video without your permission, you’d be a little annoyed, right? Now imagine that same scenario, except you’re naked on a stage. With that in mind, you can see why plenty of entertainers don’t appreciate when guests try to sneak a photo. Sometimes, they’re happy to share in a sultry selfie with you – but always make sure you ask first.
5. Bringing a date who doesn’t want to be there.
We think that date night at a strip club is one of the most enjoyable ways to spice up a relationship, and plenty of wives and girlfriends love the sexy and exciting atmosphere. That being said, it’s not necessarily an experience that’s for everyone. Before you surprise your lovely lady with a front-row seat to a striptease show, make sure it’s something she actually wants to do. Otherwise, your fun will definitely be ruined, and her discomfort (or worse, a bad attitude) will keep the entertainers far away from your seat.
6. Not checking the club’s money-saving specials.
So you want to have an epic night at the strip club, but you aren’t exactly rolling in cash – don’t worry, because, with a little smart sleuthing, you can find all the best strip club specials and save some serious money. Look for offerings like free lunch buffets, discounted drinks, and even special events, and you’ll be able to have a rock star-style experience without the larger-than-life budget.
7. Not tipping the stage entertainment.
Don’t be the guy that shorts the on-stage dancers on tips. You don’t necessarily have to make it rain, but tipping at least a few dollars to each dancer is both a courtesy and a smart way to stay on the Entertainers’ good sides. Show them that you appreciate their talents with a proper tip, and they’ll make sure you’re well taken care of.
8. Skipping the VIP experience.
You might assume that VIP memberships at a strip club are reserved only for their rich and famous guests – but actually, they’re often totally free to join. Signing up for the VIP guest list can score you a seriously impressive list of perks, ranging from free gifts and insider emails to access to exclusive party packages and deals. With just a few minutes of your time and next to no effort, you can elevate your crew from everyday patrons to the club’s select list of very important people – why wouldn’t you take advantage of the opportunity?
9. Being too “shy” for a lap dance.
This might not be strip club etiquette, but it’s definitely a common mistake guys make at the club. Even if you’re usually pretty reserved, don’t miss out on treating yourself to a lap dance. Even the best stage entertainment can’t quite hold a candle to the experience of a beautiful, scantily-clad dancer in your lap.
10. Not taking advantage of all the strip club amenities.
You already know that there are stunning exotic dancers waiting for you at the strip club, but are you ready to make use of all the other amenities the venue has to offer? An excellent strip club is more than just adult entertainment – you can also enjoy delicious food, a full bar, cigars, sports viewing parties, party planning services, and so much more.
Take a Crash Course in Strip Club Etiquette with the Sexy Entertainers at Baby Dolls
As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect – and what better way to learn all the most important strip club rules than becoming a regular at the best strip club in Dallas? Baby Dolls is a legendary Dallas strip club well-known for our gorgeous and fabulously flirty dancers, our great food and drinks, and a laidback atmosphere that gives new meaning to Southern-style hospitality. Make us your go-to hangout spot and it won’t take long for you to discover that everything really is bigger – and better in Texas… at least while you’re at Baby Dolls!
Ready for a little hands-on lesson in all things sexy at our Dallas strip club? Plan a visit to Baby Dolls today and our topless Entertainers will teach you a thing or two about adults-only fun.
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