Presenting itself as a Gentleman’s Club, Hollywood Showgirls is decidedly upmarket for a strip club.
It may not be for everyone, but there’s no denying that the place is impressively fitted out.
Italian leather chairs, a two-storey waterfall, velvet curtains, chandeliers, marble: they have certainly spent a lot of money making it look nice.
Although it does have the feel of a nightclub, it’s still the dancers that bring in the crowd. And of course it’s mainly men, but as ladies always receive free entry it is a mixed crowd. Entry for men is $20 as of January 2014. It’s more to enter the VIP Area, of course.
Downstairs is the Main Stage area where you can watch the girls perform some impressive acrobatics on the poles. This is a very busy area, obviously. There are five elevated Private Booths you can hire if you are so inclined.
Upstairs is the VIP Area with it’s Balcony Bar. You can get a good view of the show going on below while enjoying a somewhat more private experience. There are more booths up here, and also a dance floor.
There is also the “Million Dollar Lap Room” for all the high-rollers.
While this obviously isn’t a venue that will appeal to everyone, if you want to see some exotic dancing in plush surroundings you should enjoy it. The atmosphere – while appropriately sleazy – is generally quite upbeat and non-threatening. Smart dress is required.
Suitable for couples, not just the guys. Open seven nights a week until 5am.
Hollywood Showgirls is located at 19 Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise. Telephone (07) 5592 2272