The first table dance club to open, Champagne Club is a welcome alternative to the seedy old-fashioned stripclubs in Lisbon. It’s run along the lines of an American strip-bar, and shows are topless only.
Unlike other bars, Champagne Club is selective when it comes to clientele, and the girls treated as professionals. Expect to see 10-12 different performers over the course of one night hailing from Portugal, Holland, Canada and Eastern Europe, with regular ‘star’ appearances by US Playboy models.
Drinks cost around €10, while a table dance will set you back €30 (which includes two drinks); the entrance fee is €25. The venue itself is stunning: a wall-to-ceiling single-way window commands breathtaking views of the Tejo at night. A high-tech light show and comfortable surroundings meet with the approval of Lisbon’s moneyed elite. A secure environment enjoyed by both men and women.