Well, I tried the O'Farrell theatre today. I went based on the history of the place, not current reviews.
If you want to get robbed (literally), then go to O'Farrell.
I don't mind high prices; in fact if a dancer or an establishment wants to charge $500 for a dance, that's OK, but she and the club need to be honest and upfront about the price.
First, as I came in, I noticed a sign indicating prices for lap dances: Bikini Lap Dance $20, Topless Lap Dance $40, and the third line is blanked out (the line where you would expect the price for a nude lapdance to be indicated).
I found that worrisome - that the 3rd line would be blanked out.
Anyways,a dancer (nude) who just came off the stage, asked me for a lapdance. I asked her whether the lapdance was nude - she said I need to come into one of the cabins to discuss more.
I asked her why she cannot tell me now - she finally answered yes. I also asked if the dances were 2 way contact (not just her on me) -she also said yes.
In the cabin she asks first $200 for 15 minutes (about 3 songs). But the sign says $40 +$60=100 for 3 songs - she makes all sorts of excuses (none made sense to me so I don't remember what she said) but then she agreed to $140 for 3 dances - of course I wasn't thinking with my brain, so I accepted.
I accepted even though in Quebec (where I am from), lap dances are $20 per song.
The dances were not the 2 way contact dances I asked for, and that was agreed to. Touching her was limited, and certainly no sucking.
After the time was up, of course there was a discussion about doing another set. She knew exactly what I wanted, but I told her again anyways. I also told her I would go on if she would allow the full 2 way contact I was asking - she said "for a price". She quoted prices of $200, $300 - she even said that I could finger her (which actually is not my thing); but given her saying this, I thought she was serious and the dances would be interesting.
I finally agreed to pay her $300. Before I gave her the money, I again reminded her about the full 2 way contact I was looking for; and the fingering she herself suggested. She said "I already told you yes, don't worry".
So I give her the $300. She counts it, and then she asks for $40 more. I said I gave you $300; she replies yes but give me another $40. I said but we clearly agreed to $300; she says "what's $40 to you, give me another $40". I said no, we agreed to $300, and I don't want to proceed at a cost of $340; so I requested my $300 back. She says"no you can't get anything back". So what choice did I have. She was robbing me, and of course I knew I had no recourse. So I gave her the extra $40.
Of-course I don't have to tell you the promised 2 way contact was anything but 2 way contact. About the fingering she suggested - well she leaves the cabin and brings out gloves for my hands. To be honest, that didn't really bother me, as fingering is not my thing. But she also placed a glove between my mouth and her body - so I was robbed of $300 so I can kiss a glove, and still once more robbed of the additional $40 that she demanded after I handed over the agreed amount of money.
Someone might say it is not the club, but only the dancer. In Quebec, a dancer like that would be fired for robbing her customers. I know what she did to me, she has done to her other customers, and she will repeat with other customers today. And I certainly don't believe that she is the only dancer who does this... Her technique was quite professional.
The fact that the club is not honest / upfront with the prices from the start (again, just look at their sign - it's not an accident that the price for nude lap dances is left out) , clearly indicates that the club is in collusion with the dancers to effectively rob customers. The club gets a cut of the money stolen from customers - and please don't anyone tell me the club doesn't know or doesn't approve of what the dancers are doing.
Because if the club didn't approve, the sign would be clear and upfront about prices. Again the club has a right to charge how much it wants for dances, but it has to tell you in advance how much it costs, and not get what it wants by trickery and thievery.
I know that readers, even after reading this, will walk in to O'Farrells, and still be tricked and robbed :(
But at least I posted this review (as I have benefited by the reviews of others).