Gentlemen’s clubs are regarded as more upscale places and with that reputation, you would expect to pay a lot for a visit to one. The first cost consideration is the cover charge paid at the door and it is not the same for every club. A conservative price for a cover charge might be somewhere close to $20. That might be all that you need to spend but that is extremely unlikely if you want to have the best experience out of your visit to a gentlemen’s club. You should be willing to spend money from the moment you come through the door to the moment you leave.
You have to ask yourself what it is you want to get out of your gentlemens club experience. Will you be drinking? In that case, Find out what the typical prices for alcohol are in clubs around your area. Will you just be sitting on the floor and watching stage performances? Then you will need to tip the dancer. Strip club etiquette says you should change your money into smaller denominations. You can draw out a performance with periodic $1.00 tips $5.00 bills are even better- you can get more attention, if you don’t throw 1s like everyone else., Change your fifties and hundreds into dollars. Are you planning on getting a lap dance or trying out the VIP room? Then expect to pay more. The price for a lap dance or VIP room treatment varies from club to club. In strip clubs, it can be at least $50 a dance. A dance is only one song but the experience varies from club to club and so does the price. With Gentlemens’ clubs, you can expect to pay more. Plan for a minimum of $100. However, no one wants a cheapskate. You don’t want to be that guy who sits next to the stage and orders water and leaves tips that don’t even go up to $50.
Gentlemen’s clubs are well-tuned machines that are made to separate you from your money as efficiently as possible.
Let’s try to break things down just to illustrate the kind of money you should expect to part with.
Assume that the club does not have a cover charge, then here is what you will be spending your money on.
The cheapest drink cost around $10. If you are going to spend more than an hour, people will start looking at you sideways if you spend that entire time nursing your beer.
Stage performers usually dance for the duration of three songs. A single set can take 5-10 minutes. You should try to show your appreciation by tipping stage dancers well.
Dancers generally do a 3 song set; that’s about 10 minutes. You should tip the stage dancer at least a couple of bucks per set. the minimum you can tip is $5 per set, but there is no reason to be stingy when the performance is exceptional.
A hundred dollars might seem reasonable but things can add up pretty quickly and if you are lax with your credit card, you can blow a serious hole in your finances from one gentlemens club visit. So, it is important to only take cash if you can, credit cards are dangerous and should be left at home.