Published on September 16th, 2018 | by Ti T Boy0
Review of the Cricket Lounge strip club in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Summary: This strip club doesn't offer much in exchange for its higher than average cover charge and dance prices. I'm not a fan.
The Cricket Lounge strip club is one of the many titty bars in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. The Cricket Lounge is located right in the actual city, in a neighborhood that is far from the best. The place is like an old block building from the outside but inside it doesn’t look so bad.
The biggest issue is parking. You have to watch where you leave your car because you can get a ticket or towed. Public transportation is pretty bad in Pittsburgh. Taxis are okay if you call one up, but you can’t just walk outside and flag one down like New York.
The cover charge at the Cricket Lounge is an insane $25. That’s even higher than the overpriced Club Erotica on the other side of the river, and I don’t think it’s fair at all. Maybe they have to pay high taxes or something, but the amount they ask for just doesn’t match the surroundings.
The lap dances are pretty expensive too at $25 per song. The lap dance area is nothing special and the dancers don’t really go the extra mile or anything, so this rate doesn’t really seem justified either.
Beer and other drinks inside are actually pretty cheap at a few bucks a bottle, but like I said the cover charge stings. They have a female bartender and a waitress or two but they lack in the service and charm department. The place gets a lot of locals and they seem more interested in drowning in their drinks than anything else, so maybe they don’t care.
There is a bar in the front with a few seats and tables. Then beyond that there is the stage. It’s big enough for a strip club with seats all around it, but there’s not a ton of room to move around behind the seats. The good thing is that the waitresses come over to you at the stage to bring you drinks at least once in a while.
There is a decent amount of dancers at the club but as with most Pittsburgh clubs there isn’t much of a mix. It’s mostly twenty five to thirty five year old white chicks with tattoos. Once in a while you’ll see an old lady on stage too.
I remember years ago I stopped in this place and there were some students from the nearby university dancing were nice to look at. More recently the dancers weren’t so good looking. The dancers were never all that friendly or talkative to me back in the day, and they still aren’t now.
The dancers do get fully nude and spread their slits on stage while they do their little dances, but the whole time they’re staring up at the ceiling and wishing they were anywhere else. It’s not the most lively and warm scene for sure.
I’m not a big fan of the Cricket Lounge but I might stop in again in the future to see if anything changes. I’d love to be proven wrong and add another awesome titty bar to my list of places to visit when I’m on the road.
The Cricket Lounge is located at 280 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA USA 15213 (MAP HERE). The club is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. The phone number is 412-683-9000. The website is http://www.cricketlounge.net/.