Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hot Peppers (Prague, Czech Republic)

Quality of Dances (11/20) – There are several dance options at Hot Peppers (starting at 1000 czk for the no-contact version), but I stuck with the 1500 czk (about $75 US), full-contact version, so that’s what I’ll review.  There was plenty of tit groping and lap riding and the girl was fully nude for the second half of the dance, but there needs to be lots of grinding (there was none) and the girls needs to stay on me the entire time (there was lots of laying on the floor showing me what I’d rather be feeling) if I’m going to spend the equivalent of $75 for 5 minutes.   If they were 500 czk, these dances would be marginally worthwhile, but they’re priced so high that it detracts from your enjoyment unless you get off on burning money.    

Quality of Dancers (8/10) – In a city of beautiful women, these are above average.  They might be a small step below the ladies at Goldfingers or Darling Cabaret, but they’re still very attractive and you should not be disappointed. 

Number of Dancers (8/10) – Even with a jam packed room, if you want company at Hot Peppers, you won’t have to wait long to get it.  There were easily 30+

Variety of Dancers (0.5/5) – Most of the girls are blonde, an even higher percentage are thin and all of them are white.  If you’re looking for variety, Hot Peppers is not your club and Prague is not your city.

Attitudes (1/10) – “You want a dance?” or “You want to buy me a drink?” will be the first words out of almost every girl’s mouth, and spending money on dances won’t win you any goodwill to get the girl to hang out for a bit.  They just take your cash, give you 5 mediocre minutes, then move on to the next one.  On the bright side, it didn’t seem like anyone was trying to rip me off (though, as always, if you agree to buy a girl a drink, make sure you know which drink you’re buying) – it’s just that they’re all business.

Value (2/10) – There’s no cover, good beer is a reasonable 90 czk and the topless stage show, while somewhat tame, does provide a decent value since the ladies put some nice effort into the presentation.  That goodwill, however, is largely undone by the dance prices.  Even though it’s pretty standard for the touristy part of Prague, 1000 czk ($50) for less than 5 minutes of non-contact dancing and 1500 czk ($75) for the same amount of full-contact dancing is ridiculous.  If you feel like spending even more, 2000 czk will get you and your buddies a short table dance in a separate room in the back of the club, and 3000 will get you a lesbian show.  For comparison’s sake, you can bang the ShowPark girls for 20 minutes for that amount of cash. Even if you aren’t interested in going that far, just knowing that it’s available makes this place feel like every bit of the ripoff that it is.  At least you can save some cash at several of the other clubs in the area by relaxing and taking in the sights, but here, you’re also going to be pressured into buying  lady drinks, and they start at 300 czk but more typically run closer to 1000 czk each.    

Club Setup (2/10) – This is a relatively small club that can get absolutely, uncomfortably packed to the point where it’s difficult to move.  There are bars at both ends of the room, a raised area with a few tables near the entrance, and a long bench that runs the length of the club along one wall, but most of this place is just jam-packed with tiny tables and moveable chairs.  The stage is fairly sizeable, so you’d expect that everyone would have a nice view, but unfortunately there are two large pillars in the way, meaning that much of the crowd is stuck in obstructed view seating.  I’ll give it some credit for being clean and modern, but the setup here is far from ideal.

Dance Setup (5/10) – You get individual booths in an area behind the bar where the mob of patrons won’t be able to see you, but the front of the booths are unobstructed, so you’re open to anyone who is walking to or from their own lap dances. 

Atmosphere (7/10) – Hot Peppers has a pretty solid party vibe, thanks in part to the fact that its visible location in Wenceslas Square makes it a favorite destination for bachelor partiers, though the foosball table and boxer game in the back don’t hurt either.  Even when the other clubs are slow, this place is usually going strong.  A ton of loud, drunken Brits and Russians might be annoying if you’re looking to chill, but otherwise, the atmosphere is pretty solid here.  

Location (5/5) – Hot Peppers is located right on Wenceslas Square, so it will be walkable from pretty much anywhere that you’d likely be staying in Prague.  Plus, there’s great food in the stalls right outside the club and there are at least a half dozen other strip joints within a quarter mile of this place, so you have plenty of other options if you decide that it isn’t where you want to spend your evening.

Overall – Among the Wenceslas Square clubs, the show is better at Goldfingers, the sales pitch is more subdued at Cabaret Carioca and the girls are more “available” at Darling and Atlas, but Hot Peppers is a passable option if your top priority is a party atmosphere.  Just don’t party so hard that you forget how expensive these dances are in your home currency, because that would be a good way to go completely broke. 

RAW SCORE = 49.5


  1. great review by a good writer.

  2. I agree with Peter. At Hot Pepper do not hope for sex service. Only nude ordinary women. Hot Pepper is also very expensive and the VIP room is only a tourist trap with no more services than a private very ordinary dance. Stay away. Too much better places in Praha.