Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Cadillac Lounge (Providence, RI)

Quality of dances (16/20) - It loses a few points for lack of consistency, but a good dance here is great. Some of the girls will do extras if you opt for the VIP dances, but unlike at some of the other Providence clubs, they'll still put in the effort to give you your money's worth even if you're just getting a dance. Whereas the girls at Cheaters think, "I'll give you such a bad dance that you'll be forced to go to a private booth if you want to have a good time," these girls' strategy is to get you worked up enough that you might be willing to pay for more.

Quality of dancers (7.5/10) - There are a few too many bolt-on tits, but otherwise, the girls rate very well, Most of them fall in the 7-8 range, but it's not uncommon at all to find a girl or two who rate above that.  

Number of dancers (6.5/10) - There are usually multiple girls on stage and several girls mingling with the crowd. They spend a lot of time at the same tables, so you might have to wait a few minutes for someone to come over to you, but it's hard to complain when they have well over a dozen girls working on weekend evenings. During less busy times, the focus is more on quality than quantity, but the number of dancers is still usually sufficient.

Variety/Diversity of dancers (3/5) - The majority of the girls are white, but there are always several Latinas and a few black dancers in the mix.

Attitude of Dancers (2/10) - It's nice that a lot of ladies are happy to sit and chat before asking for dances, but there are way too many pushy dancers in this place.  During my most recent visit, I had to repeatedly tell a Jamaican dancer that I would not be spending any cash on her (I told her that even before she sat down), but she wouldn't leave me alone until I specifically told her to get lost.  Then she got upset and wanted a tip because I'd "wasted so much of her time."  The other girls weren't quite as bad, but several of them pull shit like waiting until you get up to the lap dance area to inform you that they don't do the $30 topless dances, so you'll need to pay $40 for the nude version.  Even if I'd been planning to buy the $40 dances, that pisses me off enough that I just tell them to forget it and go back downstairs to find another girl.

Value (3.5/10) - The $5 dances are a decent deal, but the $15 weekend cover, $30 topless dances and $40 nude dances are all too high.  The dances come close to being worth it, but I just have a hard time justifying more than $20 per dance no matter how good they are.  If you're looking to go to the VIP rooms, they're $50 to the club and whatever you negotiate to the girl.  Most girls quoted $150-250, but I wasn't looking for the VIP treatment so I don't know how flexible that is.    

Dance Setup (6.5/10) - The booths are lined up along a hallway upstairs and are deep enough that no one can see in unless they're walking by. The setup isn't perfect, but it's as good as you're going to get in Providence without dropping $25-50 for a private booth.

Club Setup (4.5/10) - There are high tables around the stage and some regular tables near the bar, and everyone has a solid view of the action. There aren't a ton of seats though, so it can get overcrowded when it's busy.

Club Atmosphere (3.5/10) - It doesn't seem possible that a club that has VIP rooms like these could be stuffy, but somehow this place found a way. Valet parking in Vegas might be classy, but for a club in an industrial part of Providence that shares a parking lot with an adult bookstore, it's just forced and ridiculous. The club does have a surprisingly clean and safe feel to it though, and I'm perfectly comfortable spending an evening there.

Club Accessibility (3.5/5) - The area around the club is dead, but it's not far from I-95, isn't far from a few other clubs and is an easy cab ride from downtown Providence.

Overall - The Cadillac Lounge can be inconsistent, but it's a very good club if you find it at the right time. It's one of the best clubs in Providence and is probably one of the top five clubs in New England.

TOTAL SCORE = 57.5

5 comments:

  1. Have you been back to this club recently? Has it changed?

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  2. I haven't been to the Cadillac Lounge recently, but I've gotten emails from readers that indicate that it's still a very good club. It sounds like some girls still offer extras, but it's a much lower percentage than it was a few years ago, and it will cost you more than it would have back then. I'm going to try to get there for a new review before the end of the year, but feel free to post your comments if you get there before then.

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  3. I have been to this club few times. Mostly, I had a good experience. Off and on you come across a dancer who is just waiting to take advantage of you. Even after negotiating for a LD or some time in champagne room, some girls just turnaround and do not deliver, either they completely change the price or they just want to talk and do nothing. I hope the club management notices these dancers and gets rid of them. After all, it is the club’s business that gets hurt.

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  4. The cadillac Lounge is a score of 50 at best! Food from a makeshift basement disgusting, almost as disgusting as the girls!

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  5. Hey Peter your blog is really informative and great, I just have a couple questions, out of all the clubs in Providence which one would u reccomended the most, Cadillac, desire, fantasies, foxy lady. Which one is the best bang for ur buck( best value of lapdance) and do u know the min age of each club, are they 21 or 18? Thx

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