Happiest Hour: The Fox Club

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The weekend is fast approaching, and we're looking to kick up our heels. That means it's time for our latest installment of the Indy's weekly homage to local watering holes.

This week: The Fox Club.

Claim to fame: Well, it ain’t the drink specials. Instead, it’s mostly undressed women sporting a variety of scintillating styles, including pierced punk and girl next door. When not performing an array of acrobatic feats with a pole, Fox Club ladies sit, drink and chat with club patrons. Lap dances are also available for those looking for personal attention.

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Atmosphere: Plush red velvet couches, a heavy granite bar and lots of mirrors make the Fox feel like an upscale bordello. A live poker table, gambling machines and two pool tables illuminated by black lights are underutilized when the ladies are on stage.

What you’re drinking: Patrons these days favor the Irish Trash Can, says Fox Club bartender John Erickson. The drink includes a stomach-churning array of vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, blue Curacao and peach schnapps. “Then you just basically put a Red Bull on top of it,” Erickson says.

Who you’re drinking with: The stereotypical lonely older gentleman with a pocket full of dollar bills, plus a smattering of women, frat boys, bachelor party attendees and random locals.

Happy Hour specials: Between 9 and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday the Fox offers two-for-one cover—that’s two for $5. A Kokanee sets you back $2.75 and well drinks run $3.50. Keep an eye out for an array of nightly drink specials.

Extras: The club hosts a raucous amateur night on the last Sunday of every month. And if you want to bring something home, Fox Club g-strings sell for $10.

How to find it: 2006 Ernest Street, off of Brooks Street.

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