Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cheaters (Providence, RI)

Quality of dances (15/20) – The actual dances here aren't that great, but if you're looking for more than that, you'll find it. Actually, you don't even have to look. You'll be fighting off girls who are offering blow jobs and more from the second you walk in the door.

Quality of dancers (2/10) – In the afternoons, there are at least a few gems sprinkled in amongst the beasts. In the evenings, not so much.

Number of dancers (6/10) – There isn't a whole lot of quality to choose from, but there are somewhere around 20 girls working most of the time.

Variety/Diversity of dancers (4.5/5) – They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes at Cheaters.

Attitude of Dancers (0/10) – Every girl claims that the dances cost a different amount. They'll purposely miscount the number of songs that have played. They'll try to get you to prepay for dances. They'll leave in the middle of a song if they get called to the stage, and they'll still expect you to pay the full amount ("I'll just finish the dance at the stage"). And if you turn down their offers for extras, they'll insult you and say that you're a cheap bastard. And don't think that getting a dance will get them to stop with the sales pitch; they'll just try to get you to pay more to go to the nude room or to a private booth.

Value (2/10) - The $5 cover and $5 cans of beer are both reasonable, but all the crazy fees add up to make dances a very poor value. They no longer offer lap dances on the topless side of the club, so you're going to have to pay the $10 fee to get into the nude side before you can get any dances.  Then you'll have to buy a $10 ticket every time that you want to get a dance, so you're $20 in the hole before you even start negotiating with the girl about her fee. I was quoted anywhere from $20 to $50 per song, on top of the other charges. The songs are long, but you need to make them count as they go, because they'll overcharge you otherwise. If you're looking for more than dances, though, the price is much more reasonable.  It's still $10 to get to the nude side plus $35 for the booth and whatever you negotiate with the girl for pretty much whatever you want to do.  $100 seems to be pretty standard, though the few attractive ladies may ask for more than that.

Dance Setup (1/10) – Dances are given in a big open room that is visible to people in the nude part of the club. There are doors on the private dance booths, but I'm never in the mood to burn my clothes, so I still haven't personally checked the booths out.

Club Setup (2/10) - There's not much of anywhere to sit other than at the stage, where you'd have to tip one of the uglier women you've ever seen, or at the bar, where you'll be harassed until you get a dance or leave. There is a little more space upstairs, but there isn't usually much going on up there except some scary looking dudes playing pool.

Club Atmosphere (1/10) - This place has all the charm of a dark alley, which, coincidentally, is where most of the girls probably work when they aren't at the club.

Club Accessibility (3.5/5) – Cheaters isn't downtown, but it's just a short cab ride away.

Overall - Cheaters barely qualifies as a strip club, but if I have to rate it as one, I'd say it sucks. On the other hand, if you like streetwalkers but don't have the patience to drive around looking for them, you'll love this place.



  1. I've been here, once! And I intend on that being my last time. It felt more like a whore house than a strip club. At least twenty ladies at the bar and I literally was attacked by an attractive enough black women with very large breasts and ass, she put on the "hard-sell" as you eluded to. I did get a nude lap dance from her, she was hot, awesome body, but she definitely did not know how to count! Cost me a small-fortune.

  2. One other question Peter, have you ever been to Club Desire in Providence, not even a mile from Cheaters and far and away classier and safer!

    1. I have been to Desire and like it a lot. I give the Cadillac Lounge the slight edge for non-regulars, but you won't go wrong at either of those clubs.

  3. Thanks for the tip. I don't get to the clubs as frequently as I would like and I tossed it back and forth between Desire and Cadillac. Maybe next time I'll check out CL. I'd love to read a review of desire from you if you get a chance.

    Love the blog by the way.

  4. You must be gay...?
    I'm not sure why someone would say that? It's a review of strip clubs by a guy... Can't get much less gay...

  5. You. Suck tips. Cheaters is the same as anyother club they all do the same shit their just sneaky about it, when it come do e'er n to it where ever you prefer your a TRICK!!!

  6. Cheaters is a great club.
    Gotta get to know the girls same as all.