Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Centerfolds (Worcester, MA)
Note: This review is for Centerfolds at 229 Southwest Cutoff, Worcester, not to be confused with Centerfolds 2000, which is a few miles west of here.
Quality of dances (14/20) – These are some of the best dances that you'll get in Massachusetts. The dances are nude and the girls are very aggressive with grinding and over the pants rubbing. I assumed that the usual no-touching rule applied based on the sign so I wasn't participating too much, but some dancers will grab your hands and put them on their tits, so no complaints there. I get the feeling extras are offered by some girls, so choose wisely if that's your thing. Refer to the beginner's guide so you have a better idea of what type of girl to look for.
Quality of dancers (5/10) – If they fired half the girls that work here, they could rate at least a 7 for quality of dancers, but they have a few of the worst dancers that I've ever seen. I thought one girl was constantly walking around with a top on but no bottoms, but it was just that her FUPA was covering it up. On the flip side, there were several knockouts and my silicon detector showed no signs.
Number of dancers (8/10) – There were 10+ dancers in the mid-afternoon, and probably about a 1/1 dancer to customer ratio. On a Friday night there were 12-15 girls, and the ratio was definitely in my favor until 12:30am when the biker bar across the street spilled over onto the scene.
Variety/Diversity of dancers (4.5/5) – It was a fairly even mix of black and white, and one very outgoing Brazilian (when aren't they?). We even spotted an Asian waitress with great curves. You could find just about any body type or age that you want in here.
Attitude of Dancers (6/10) – Before I even ordered two shots of Jameson, my friend and I were greeted by the massage girl, shot girl, and two friendly dancers. This is pretty aggressive behavior compared to the last few times I was here, but the ratio was great for me so it appears the dancers were paying attention to that. Throughout the night, I was approached by six girls without even making eye contact and only one of them gave the dreaded, "Hi, do you want a dance? No? Bye." That's a pretty solid batting average...and I wasn't even wearing a suit.
Value (6/10) – Beer is $5.50, the cover is $5 in the evening, and the dances are $20. $20 really isn't a bad price to pay for these dances though. A drink from the shot girl was a reasonable $7, especially since she was very friendly and lets you take the shot off her chest (the finest way to imbibe, in my opinion).
Dance Setup (3/10) – The dance room is off to the side of the main room, but people at the right angle can see right in. The room is open and there are benches around the walls, and strangely, it's brighter in here than in the rest of the club. It isn't terrible if you're the only one getting a dance, but it would be terrible to be in there with other people, which you always will be on a weekend night. A simple separator to give some privacy between you and the guy next to you would make this much more bearable.
Club Setup (1/10) – This club is tiny and there isn't really anywhere to sit other than the stage, the tiny bar, or the small row of bench seats that have no dividers. Since guys sit here, and guys don't like to sit next to each other, we all conform to the every other urinal rule, so while there is room for maybe 12 guys total, it's really more like six.
Club Atmosphere (1/10) – The vibe in here isn't terrible with the nice TV and friendly girls, but the lack of seating makes it awkward if the place is even mildly busy and you have nowhere to sit. Not having a real table to chill at makes it tough to want to stay here long if you're with a friend or a large group.
Club Accessibility (2.5/5) – The club is only a few minutes from Worcester, but it's probably not cab-able. Also, Centerfolds is within walking distance of Lamplighter II, so if you don't like what you see here, it's easy enough to change venues.
Overall - Mario's in Webster (about 15 miles away) is a better club overall, but the dances here and down the road are good enough to make these clubs worth a visit to mix things up if you're not up for driving further to a better club. And please don't confuse this club with Centerfolds 2000 (aka Centerfolds Worcester), because that place is the exact opposite of this one with hot girls, an upscale atmosphere and terrible dances.
TOTAL SCORE = 51