The Seven Greatest Names for Strip Clubs ... All Found in Phoenix
Strip club owners will try absolutely anything to get you to step through their front door (preferably with pockets full of cash).
Other establishments, however, entice patrons by giving their joint a shameless or salacious-sounding name that implies the sort of adult-oriented thrills that await. Some of the names of said establishments are also pretty amusing to boot.
We've surveyed the local strip club scene and complied a list of some of the most brazen and bizarrely funny strip clubs names in the Valley.
Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
If you didn't already guess because of its shape and color, the building that houses this Grand Avenue skin emporium used to be the location of an old Pizza Hut. These days, however, there's nary any Italian food to be seen as the joint serves up topless dancers who tease their patrons (hence the name) by shaking their moneymakers for cash.
According to the employees of the divey Seventh Street show lounge, which has practically become a downtown Phoenix institution, it's amusing name stems from the fact that topless performers were required by to wear pasties back when club first opened in 1969. Its original owners had its dancers use Bandaids and the rest is history.
5. The Blue Moon
The construction workers and other blue-collar types who frequent here witness plenty of mooning, even if it's in the afternoon (a popular time for the day shift to sneak a peek). The dancers at the all-nude Blue Moon typically go the Full Monty and take off everything, leaving nothing to the imagination. Sadly, per state liquor laws (which ban alcohol from all-nude clubs) they won't be able to enjoy a snootfull while getting an eyeful.
4. Bottoms Up Gentlemen's Club
A few years ago, this 19th Avenue club boasted more of a Latin vibe and was called Chi Chi's (a.k.a. the Spanish slang for breasts). Its new owners renamed it the equally amusing name Bottoms Up, which refers to the fact that its topless dancers keep their g-strings and bikini bottoms in place while climbing the stripper pole or dancing to hip-hop hits and Top 40 jams.
3. Dick's Cabaret
We always get a little chuckle whenever we hear the name of the Valley's only male strip club, which is a not-so-sly allusion to what's on stage for the world to see inside the all-nude joint. Just ask any of the women and gay men that have flocked to Dick's for years.
2. The Great Alaskan Bush Company
Here's another joint that been shamelessly promoting the naughty bits of its dancers in its name for years. A staple of the strip scene since the '80s, the Great Alaskan Bush Company (or ABCO as its sometimes called), also plays off its name by resembling a rustic-looking frontier dance hall. Topless entertainers are featured in room while all-nude action takes place in another one part of the club.
1. Juicy Lucy's
The name of this newly opened adult entertainment spot near the intersection of Washington and 32nd streets, which offers one-on-one rooms and private dancers, is both humorous and kinda gross at the same time.
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