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View Poll Results: Which is better?
Houston 14 20.00%
Atlanta 30 42.86%
Miami 7 10.00%
Vegas 19 27.14%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-17-2019, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Thank god it's not that big out here. Tacky back in my younger days and even tackler now.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Boston
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houston is pretty well known
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What's not accurate? Have you provided solid statistical proof that your top choices belong there? I'm not even claiming that Tampa has the most, or the very best, I'm just saying that it belongs on the list. I'm not turning in a term paper, I'm just talking about the cultural relevance, which doesn't have a specific metric. So sure, a lot of the links are comparing apples to oranges- per capita, total number, etc. But you don't have to do more than skim any of these links to get the fact that Tampa has a name for strip clubs, or that it has some fairly legendary establishments.

I mean, I didn't tell Wyclef to mention Mons Venus in Perfect Gentleman. And I didn't tell Thrillist or Daily Beast or Ask Men, etc. to name two of them among the top clubs in the nation. And I didn't force Deadspin to tell the story about how Joe Redner invented the lap dance (great read, worth more than skimming if you have the time): https://deadspin.com/5939346/how-joe...nd-beat-cancer. Anyway, a quick Google search more than proves my point.

LOL, this isn't something that I'd make up to brag about, I'm just telling you that growing up in the Tampa Bay area in the 80's and 90's, strip clubs were the one thing that Tampa was known for around the country. It's where most of the celebrity athlete and mobster sightings were, etc. And other places certainly have more clubs, but I doubt there are that many metros where the ongoing saga of outlandish club owners, their new ventures, and big, provocative attempts at freedom of expression were literally daily headline news.

These days, I have no idea. I don't frequent strip clubs, and don't live anywhere near the area. Laws have changed, I'm sure, so maybe the notoriety has faded into the past (and for the record, Tampa wasn't/isn't known for classy joints, in fact quite the opposite). But the constant stereotype persisted for many years. So again, for its history, culture, and considerable fame of a couple clubs, I'd maintain that Tampa belongs, or at least belonged on the list. And seriously, if you get a chance, read that article that I posted. Great backstory, if nothing else!
I’m not saying you are making this up, but in 2000s the cities in this polls have definitely pulled away from Tampa in recognition. I’m sure they all have history.

I will read that story on the lap dance.

Furthermore, these “lists” are always shocking to people. Some lists place Portland Oregon as the foodie destination of the US or the poster who has a place in Wisconsin as the the actual strip club city of the US, these shock facts are used to generate web traffic or whatever. Ppl who have been paying attention to the scene in recent years know why I have only included the 4 in the poll.

To drive my point home, Atlanta is so heavily ensconced in this culture this happens at clubs that aren’t even strip clubs. This is a local rapper’s birthday celebration, which was both a dance party and strip Club

https://www.facebook.com/22608382857...158576?sfns=st

This is why it is difficult to use a list counting “official” strip clubs, it doesn’t account for this nuance. A stripper would definitely care about the amount of money generated in certain cities, it will determine the quality of dancer you get as well.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Thank god it's not that big out here. Tacky back in my younger days and even tackler now.
They generate a lot of money here, even if you don’t like the stripping... the financial side is intriguing.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:40 AM
 
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How is Portland - the large city with the highest number of strip clubs per capita and some of the most relaxed laws you’ll find in the country - not on this poll?
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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Yup...and Beaverton doesn’t go by that name without a reason

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How is Portland - the large city with the highest number of strip clubs per capita and some of the most relaxed laws you’ll find in the country - not on this poll?
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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I wasn't aware Atlanta was known for strip clubs.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I’m not saying you are making this up, but in 2000s the cities in this polls have definitely pulled away from Tampa in recognition. I’m sure they all have history.

I will read that story on the lap dance.

Furthermore, these “lists” are always shocking to people. Some lists place Portland Oregon as the foodie destination of the US or the poster who has a place in Wisconsin as the the actual strip club city of the US, these shock facts are used to generate web traffic or whatever. Ppl who have been paying attention to the scene in recent years know why I have only included the 4 in the poll.

To drive my point home, Atlanta is so heavily ensconced in this culture this happens at clubs that aren’t even strip clubs. This is a local rapper’s birthday celebration, which was both a dance party and strip Club

https://www.facebook.com/22608382857...158576?sfns=st

This is why it is difficult to use a list counting “official” strip clubs, it doesn’t account for this nuance. A stripper would definitely care about the amount of money generated in certain cities, it will determine the quality of dancer you get as well.
For the most part I agree with you, but a) You titled this as "most prominent" and "most well-known" - and I provided plenty of lists/references that don't talk about sheer numbers, but rather notorious establishments in Tampa b) you seem focused on rappers and their connections- I'm sure that Tampa's aren't maybe as classy as some of the others- as I acknowledged, Tampa was/is high on the sleaze factor- so maybe a different demographic or scene than what you're referring to, but as several the articles mention, Tampa was/is definitely on the prime time circuit for strippers traveling and making money c) I'd go further than the 2000's and say that sometime in the 2010's Tampa may have fallen off the list, quite a bit having to do with changes to the law in the region.

FWIW, I never knew ATL was known for strip clubs either, though admittedly it's not my scene and I live on the other side of the country. That said, the reputation of Tampa being a city known for having a bunch of strip clubs has been ongoing for decades, and I recall announcers making during several of the most recent Super Bowls there, and a ton of prime time news jokes about Tampa during the 2012 Republican National Convention. It sounds like it was more hype than actual reality- or at least that's the case these days. But by any search of notoriety, Tampa and several of the clubs there deserve a spot on the list, even if it's a completely different clientele.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Atlanta and then Miami
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:58 PM
 
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Metro Portland, Oregon has about 60 nude strip clubs. They're in every neighborhood there. The opening credits of the sit-com "Portlandia" show the sign reading "Mary's Club", historically the first such establishment allowed there. Youtube has a video about a blonde dancer, and mother, who has danced at Mary's Club, over 20 years, even after having breast cancer.
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