Gentleman's clubs typically fall into only a few categories — either Vegas-style megaplex or scary neighborhood dive. So how do you get your club to stand out? With gimmicks. And some of those gimmicks get pretty weird. Here’s ten of the most bizarre strip clubs in the civilized world.
Climax Gentleman’s Club
Climax Gentleman’s Club was an establishment in the town of Congruity, Pennsylvania that was unlike any other nudie bar: it was drive-through. Customers would drive around to a carport in the back of the building where they could watch strippers gyrate through a diamond-shaped window. Sadly, the Climax closed in 2009 with the death of its owner Nick Climax (probably not his real name).
The 2001 Odyssey Nude Strip Club is located in Tampa, Florida. With a small investment of $200 you can take a girl up into the flying saucer for a private dance
Have you ever wondered why strip clubs aren't more well equipped to cater to the average customer? Me either. But the owners of Club Cabare’t in Illinois try to make multitasking part of the nudie experience by giving the option for a shoe shine, a haircut, or a car wash and wax. Shoot, get a pedicure, if you want, all in the company of half-naked women. All they need is a karate school and a VHS rental and they’ll basically be their own strip mall.
Have you ever been to strip club and wanted to bit into a nice juicy soy burger? Well now you can at Casa Diablo, the world’s first vegan strip club. This Rose City institution attracts dancers who are a little more hip than the usual folk. Even though the menu is completely free of animal products, regulars don’t really come there to eat hummus and carrots. At least it smells better than a normal strip club right? Right?
We all know Detroit as a place where chaos reigns and the law has no recourse, but the story of Jay Thunderbolt is wild even for the Motor City. Shot in the head in an alleyway when he was 11 years old, Thunderbolt is Detroit through and through, so it surprised no one when he opened a strip club…in his basement. Taking advantage of a loophole in the town’s zoning laws, Club Thunderbolt features a three-ring binder full of strippers that you can request ($10 a lapdance with panties on, $20 if they’re off) and a bizarre '70s rumpus room ambiance.
Nymphas Show Bar
A marine biologist discovered the abandoned structure of Nymphas Show Bar off of the coast of Eilat in Israel, and while the place was open it was a peeler bar where girls would doff their duds in front of a wrap-around aquarium.
The huge reddish-brown jug that marks Pirate’s Cove was originally painted white to symbolize healthy, all-American milk (it used to be a dairy). It became a nudie bar in the 1990s and when new owners picked it up in 2002 they decided to get creative and rebrand it as the world’s first pirate-themed strip club. The jug was painted to look like a bottle of rum and a huge mural of pirate action was painted on the inside for the yo-ho-hos to dance in front of.
The owners of The Manor in know that religious folk do not take kindly to strip clubs. That’s why they decided to hold a Christian fellowship service at their Ontario club on Sundays in order to bring religion to the community. The Manor’s first service was on Easter Sunday, drawing over 70 unusual parishioners.
The School House
The owners of The School House took an abandoned school building and made it into a contributing part of society. Sure, they turned it into a strip club, but their intentions were good. The School House gets its weird vibe from the many educational leftovers in the décor, from portraits of Presidents on the walls to the private “teacher’s lounge” that serves as a VIP room.
We all know that Florida is a hotbed for senior citizens, but retirees aren’t really the supreme clientele for strip clubs. That’s why Rachel’s in Castleberry came up with a unique promotion to fill seats. Every year the owners turn the VIP room into a temporary clinic and give free flu shots to area seniors. They are then welcome to enjoy a buffet lunch and watch some dancers gyrate. The owners report that they give out over 300 shots a day to elderly citizens from all walks of life.