Compared to Rasputin’s overt emphasis on imported sensuality, this strip club is like tried and tested commer- cial pop music. Running since 2001, Mavericks is the most popular place in the city to eyeball pole-dancers, have svelte ladies dance on your table or on your lap, and even settle in for an in- formal chat, or conversation. Leather armchairs on the ground level mean you can relax comfortably while watching events on two dance floors. Then, there are two VIP lounges, with plush velvety drapes, private booths and an overt sense of exclusivity, with the Platinum lounge going for opu- lence with its cage-style stage, and more private rooms for lap dancing. There’s a properly stocked bar, and women are welcome, too.