Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bishop's Corner (Bridgeport, CT)

Quality of dances (17/20) – You should be pleased by the dances at Bishop's Corner as long as you're more brave than you are choosy.  The dances that I've gotten here have been very enjoyable, with all the ladies really giving it their all.  The ladies all seemed fine with me doing some tit groping, and I'm fairly certain that I'd have gotten away with some crotch grabbing too if I'd wanted to.  My sense of decency was really the only limiting factor on the contact, and one girl was completely shocked that I just wanted a dance rather than a "dance."  She didn't think I was serious at first, but once she realized that I was, here's the conversation that we had:

Dancer: "So you no want a blow job or anything?"  
Me: "No thanks. I don't pay for sex."  
Dancer: "Then why you come to Bishop's Corner?"
...And that pretty much sums up the type of place that this is.     

Disclaimer: As far as I know, it was just the individual girls that I talked to who offer extras.  I'm sure there are some girls here who don't, and I didn't see any signs that management condones those activities.  
Quality of dancers (1/10) – Club 418 in Springfield used to advertise that they had the biggest girls in New England, but this place could have given them a run for their money. I'm not talking about girls who haven't shed their baby fat or girls who are pleasantly plump - most of these girls are just obese.  During my second visit, there was one legitimately hot dancer working, but one hot dancer in two visits just doesn't cut it.   

Number of Dancers (3/10) – There were a decent number of girls working when I stopped by on a Friday night, but there were almost too many guys to even fit in the place, so the ratio was terrible.  On a Sunday afternoon, there were only 3 girls working, but that was plenty for the limited number of customers.  And in my defense, I don't usually visit clubs on Sunday afternoon, but I had to make an exception for this place.  I was too freaked out by the "someone's about to start shooting people" atmosphere on a Friday night to stay for a dance, but I wanted to complete this review and thought that Sunday afternoon would be the only time safe enough for me to risk it.  

Variety/Diversity of dancers (1.5/5) – Every girl that I saw was either black or Latina (not that I mind that), and almost every one of them was oversized (yeah, I do mind that). 

Attitude of dancers (4/10) – These girls can't get by on their looks, but thankfully, most of them seem to have fairly good personalities. It was too loud and crowded for anyone to have much extended interaction with the dancers on a Friday evening, but that's not the fault of the dancers.  My only real complaint is that the girl that I mentioned above spent two entire songs trying to convince me to get a bj, and didn't seem too happy that I was shooting her down.  Not that I'm such a stud that girls just beg to blow me (well that too), but I think she started to suspect that I might be a cop and figured her only hope of not getting arrested was to convince me to go through with it.   

Value (5.5/10) – There's no cover, dances are $20, and beers are $4 each. Everything here is a decent value, but it doesn't have the bargain basement type prices that I would have expected from such a dump. I was quoted $80 for other services, but I didn't try to negotiate that and I'm sure it varies from girl to girl among those who do that stuff.

Dance Setup (7.5/10) – The dance area is in the back of the club off to the left hand side when you walk in.  There's a moveable wooden privacy wall that encloses a single couch in the area, so you have more than enough privacy to do as much as you and the girl are willing to do.  I wouldn't want to see the couch under a blacklight, but it actually is fairly comfortable if you can ignore the fact that some dude probably just had his bare ass on it. 

Club Setup (1/10) – This is a small club with a long but very cramped bar and a tiny stage. If you spend a few hundred bucks to add a bar to your living room, you could probably create as good of a setup for a strip club as you'll find in this place. 

Club Atmosphere (0.5/10) – This is the first time that I've ever left a club before getting a dance out of fear for my car and my life. They do pat down customers, but it seems like something bad will happen here. Also, it was very smoky in here, which is less than ideal if you're a non-smoker and have to explain your smokiness to anyone.  The atmosphere actually wasn't too bad on a Sunday afternoon, but the fact that I felt the need to go on a Sunday afternoon for safety reasons should tell you all that you need to know about this place.

Club Accessibility (0/5) – This club is in a run down residential neighborhood in east Bridgeport, and since there's no parking lot, you have to find parking on the side streets. While I was there, there where homeless people wandering around checking out the cars, but at least the club does have security cameras pointing outwards and shows the video in the club so you can try to keep an eye on your car.

Overall – Unless you're looking for a whorehouse, that's no reason to go to Bishop's Corner.  Honestly, even if I was looking for a whorehouse, it just wouldn't be worth the risk to my safety to spend much time here.   Strip clubs generally aren't the safest places in the world, but there are only a few clubs where I really get the feeling that it's only a matter of time until something really bad happens, and this is one of them.  Stay safe out there.  



  1. Peter - ever been to the Silver Dollar Club in Springfield?

    If one goes in with great hygiene (showered, deodorant, breath mints, whitening toothpaste) the dances are over the top. Quality of dancing that is better implied that specified here. Maybe a question, do you like to cup your hands around things? I think that the hygiene of customers may be what makes or breaks the experience in many cases. Anyway, best dances yet, compared to almost any in Portland. Pretty primitive setup though. They also offer a $1 sampler on the floor. Dancers go like just one dance on stage, and then the next gal.

  2. I haven't gotten a chance to visit the Silver Dollar Club yet, but thanks for the advice. I'll definitely keep it in mind the next time I'm in Oregon.

  3. Most girls are no more than $50 for everything. Daytime before 6 is the best time to go.

  4. Well Peter, if you've read the Bridgeport Post lately you'll see that there was a murder directly across the street on Bishop Ave! I find it comical as you said it was just a matter of time - and you were right! Not IN the bar, but on the sidewalk on the corner.