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Fox Club Cabaret



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.

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.

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