- John Taylor
Most peeler bars require their guests to buy at least a drink or two when they visit, so you might as well know what you’re getting into, temperature-wise, right? Here are a few samples from Utah strip joints.
33.6 Duces Wild
Described by its owner, Rydell Mitchell, as “Cheers with titties,” Duces claims the hottest lineup of dancers in town. A full bar with an affable wait staff and performers who talk to the clientele, Duces’ amiable spirit means that whether you’re there for the beer or the girls, it’s all good. 2750 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City, 801-467-4600, DucesWildSLC.com
This State Street bar makes being small a virtue, at least when it comes to atmosphere. It’s cozy and intimate. You turn on your bar stool and the modest stage is just a few feet away. Unapologetically old-fashioned—check out the humor page on its Website—Pinky’s understands that a gentlemen’s club is about good conversation, cold beer and women, and leaves it at that. 4141 S. State, Salt Lake City, 801-261-3463, PinkysTopless.com
While Trails prides itself on being, as dancer Selina says, “a true gentlemen’s club,” the staggering number of 80 dancers it currently employs does not mean that the club skimps in other departments. Its chef does a wickedly good steak, and both dancers and bar staff work hard to ensure that patrons feel taken care of. 921 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City, 801-363-2871, TrailsClub.com
49.5 The Bear’s Den
Maybe you were lookin’ for Bill’s Lounge and found this place? Bill’s used to occupy 8785, but now it belongs to the bears. Nah, not the animals or the rainbow breed—just a clientele that, much like high schoolers, have a mascot foisted upon them. What sets The Bear’s Den apart is that it’s the only strip club—albeit part-time—in Magna, and, for darts purists, there are three bristle boards in the very back. 8785 W. 2700 South, Magna, 801-250-6616