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Restaurants & Bars

Gentleman's Club(s) Tampa/Clearwater Area

jrvedivici | Jan 23, 201401:06 PM     4

There is a thread on the site talk board about the appropriateness of a discussion regarding food at topless bars. This made me think of a vacation I took as a much younger single guy to Tampa Bay. I remember on the way to the beaches in Clearwater there was a stretch of highway, before the bridge(s) where there were a number of Gentleman Clubs.

I remember walking into one and being surprised by how "up-scale" it was compared to Jersey. If memory serves me correct the down stairs was a more typical bar, sports bar type environment with a stage or two where some girls would dance (not nude or topless if I recall). Then there was upstairs where there was a full service restaurant and a "VIP" area / lounge.

I'm going back about 25 years ago.....1989/90 range so obviously things could have changed, but is my memory correct? I remember the Gentleman Clubs to be very "upscale" and incorporating sit down table cloth dining as well as typical bar / pub food at the main bar.

Someone help me out....are my foggy memories that far off?

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