Monday, January 4, 2010

Local Strip Club Considered 'Upscale'

Most people are excited that the South Loop now has an 'upscale' movie theater, but according to an article we read today it's not the only thing in the neighborhood that caters to an 'upscale' market:
Local strip club aficionado Mr. Goodtimes, who asked we use his internet handle because he works in social services, pointed to Atlantis and clubs such as The Pink Monkey in Chicago's South Loop as proof the customer-service trend has come to Chicagoland.  Mr. Goodtimes runs the web site Chicagostripclublist.com

That's right, our local strip club, the Pink Monkey (750 Clinton Ave.) has good customer service (as compared to other strip clubs we would assume).  Another interesting fact that we read was that it's a BYOB (bring your own booze) establishment.  That is highly unusual for a strip club.

We haven't been to the place, but have heard mixed reviews.  The cover always seemed steep ($30), but I guess the BYOB thing could save you some money.

Anyway, if you're interested "Mr. Goodtimes" has a full on review of the club at this link.

(image from chicagostripclublist.com)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe strip clubs with full nudity in Chicago (and possibly county and/or state- can anyone confirm?) are not eligible for liquor licenses, so they are BYOB by necessity. I doubt the BYOB would save one money over a club without full nudity like Heavenly Bodies, because those clubs often have have cheaper cover and very inexpensive drinks (and sometimes free food). I haven't been there though, so I suppose the experience could make up for the extra cost.

Anonymous said...

Err, to correct myself, it appears that the Pink Monkey does not have full nudity, so I guess they are BYOB by choice. The liquor license rule is why Admiral is BYOB, but apparently that is not the case for Pink Monkey.

Lance Uppercut said...

If you've never been to a strip joint before, this is good place to start. Nice variety of dancers.

Support your local businesses.

Tom said...

The BYBO definitely does not save you money. We had a party bus drop us off here for one of my friend's bachelor parties. Despite the large group, we received no discounts. In addition to the $30 cover, I was charged $4 for each glass of ice I requested for my Ketel One, a freakin glass of ice!!!

Lance Uppercut said...

You rarely see the words "saving money" and "strip club" in the same sentence.

Anonymous said...

I've lived in the South Loop for almost 4 years and have never considered stopping by this place. I don't go to a strip club for the food, comfy couches, or chic decor. Like most, I'm going for the girls and to get the most "bang" for my buck! To do so, I feel that you need to cross state lines and head into Indiana.

Lance Uppercut said...

I'd fly to Vegas or Amsterdam before I drove to Indiana.

Jason said...

Lance,

Keep getting ripped off. I'll head to Indiana.

Lance Uppercut said...

Jason, I suggest you get out a little more . . . Indiana is "bush league".

Jason said...

LOL okay.

I live in Chicago. So wouldn't going to Indiana technically be considered "getting out"?

And, I've been to Vegas & Windsor in the last three months, not that it really matters.

Anonymous said...

Lance and FGFM going to strip joints. Frankly, I am not surprised that these degenerates frequent them.

Let me guess, you also where your cap backwards, sun glasses indoors or on your head and sport a goatee. Chuckleheads for sure.

Lance Uppercut said...

Seems we've got an Anon Troll who wants to add "Profiler" to their resume!

Don't quit your day job . . . your stereotyping couldn't be more faulty.

Tim said...

Don't worry Anon, one of your slurs will hit the mark one of these days!

Anonymous said...

"Dear Advertisers, I am disgusted with the way old people are depicted on television. We are not all vibrant, fun-loving sex maniacs. Many of us are bitter, resentful individuals who remember the good old days when entertainment was bland and inoffensive."

FGFM said...

Lance and FGFM going to strip joints. Frankly, I am not surprised that these degenerates frequent them.

While I'm no prude, I don't particularly care for strip clubs and have never been to one around here. This place seems pretty low-key, so it's OK with me.

Rob Sc said...

"Let me guess, you also where your cap backwards, "


'WHERE' your cap backwards!!!

god this ignorant troll is laughable. the troll casts aspersions at everyone around him, yet can't even spell 2nd grade level words correctly...

Anonymous said...

Strip clubs in Chicago?? I remember reading about the south loop area in the early 1900's. There were dozens of them...
I am a believer that strippers are people too, but with wonderful bodies. Watching a gorgeous woman strip on stage is a beautiful thing. I look forward to visiting this establishment with a bottle of whiskey in one hand and a stack of dollar bills in the other.

FGFM said...

I think the last of the old-time State Street burlesque houses, located on the current site of the Harold Washington library, burned down in the mid-70's. It was having a bit of a revival from what I can tell from hippie types renting it out for functions.

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Sloopy said...

Just deleted two comments on this thread. Let's try to keep the language respectable and not make this a race thing as well...please!