Continuing my erratic tradition of marking the new year by posting photos of strip clubs.
I'm stil disappointed that I missed last year: I had every intention, and even had a club picked out, and meant to take the photo for months. But then the time just slipped away, and January happened way before I expected it. Sometimes things are like that.
This is the Platinum Gentleman's Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's on Flamingo, but significantly off the strip; the Las Vegas Sun says it "arguably holds the titles for the tiniest and divey-est strip club in Las Vegas. The single-room club is more or less the size of a fast food drive-thru, and its faded facade, cheap banner and generally abandoned-looking appearance do bring the word 'front' to mind." But I saw it at night, and it is indeed open for business.
Coincidentally, Penny and I were staying at the Platinum Hotel, which is also a couple of blocks away from the strip on Flamingo, but absolutely nothing like this establishment. Instead it's a really nice non-gaming hotel that was originally built as apartments; the suite we had was bigger than our condo, for a third of what a small room in New York would cost. We would absolutely stay there again.