Strip clubs are dealing with the recession the same way many bars in the city are: drink specials and naked women. A strip club is a good place to spend your money in a recession, or at least that’s what the numbers say, as San Francisco gentlemen’s clubs report losses that are 20% less than in other industries.
Not only are dancers not being laid-off, but there are actually enough job openings to warrant the strip club job fair that was held in San Francisco on Monday. The manager of the Hustler Club, Bianca Woods, says that lately applicants tend to be older, and coming from struggling industries where they have been laid-off.
A consultant for several of San Francisco’s top strip clubs admits that the economy has forced customers to be smarter with their money, sometimes even cutting down from five lap dances to 3. Then he actually lets himself be quoted as saying, “they want more bang for the buck,” which is almost certainly true both literally and figuratively.