Any location that features alcohol served on the premises are subject to a large number of regulations, these regulations become even more stringent when the venue also includes exotic dancers. The overarching legal requirements will vary by state and municipality so it is important to understand what the rules are in your local area. If you are from out of town then there are some general hints and tips that you should follow to avoid an ignominious end to your evening’s entertainment.
Initially many strip clubs have particular dress codes defining what manner of attire is acceptable on their premises. Depending on the venue some higher class establishments will feature more stringent and particular regulations on what clothing is allowed, most however ban sportswear and in particular hats. If you are planning to visit a particular venue then it may be advisable to research this before heading out for the evening to avoid any trouble at the door. IT is important to remember that as a private business they are allowed to enforce any rules they like and it is fruitless to attempt to argue with door staff.
If you are unfamiliar with the regulations in your area governing what level of nudity or the distance that must be maintained between dancer and patron and are unable to find that information before entering a strip club you should keep careful watch for those rules being posted around the venue. Most venues that are subject to these rules will state them explicitly around the club to avoid any question of non-compliance. If you are unable to spot this information posted publicly then simple common sense will inform you with some careful observation.
If you notice that the dancers are keeping to the center of the stage and not approaching the edges that may be a good indication that there is a strict distance rule in effect and that you should respect that. If other patrons are placing tips around the edge of the stage without reaching towards the dancer then this should be your rule also. Door and security staff will watch carefully to ensure that these rules are being followed and you could find yourself removed from the venue if you fail to do so yourself.
On the subject of tipping it is essential that you are willing to tip dancers and serving staff for their services. These workers rely on gratuity to make their living, people who do not tip or tip poorly can seriously affect their income for an evening as they will still be expected to tip out other staff members and in many cases pay the venue for their spot in the rotation. If you are not indicated to do so by the dancer themselves do not attempt to place tips upon their person, you will be informed clearly if this is acceptable practice. This rule follows for any type of physical contact.