Both Dallas and Houston are known across the country for the number and variety of “Gentleman’s Clubs” or strip joints to be found in and around those cities. The Texas Alcoholic beverage Commission (TABC) keeps tabs of which liquor licensees run afoul of prostitution laws, and a records search reveals that 19 clubs across the state have been fined, or their licenses suspended in the last three years.
In a story from the Houston Chronicle, the report shows that just over half those clubs are in the Houston area, and the others scattered across the state from the border to the Metroplex.
The violation handed down from TABC is called “place or manner prostitution.” That means the establishment is operating their business in a place or in a manner that is in violation of the law, said TABC spokesman Chris Porter.
And while many clubs have been investigated for allowing prostitution, most recently “Treasures” in Houston, the locations detailed here are places where the investigation is closed and the club received a penalty or alcohol license suspension from TABC.
Breaking it down by region:
Foxxy’s Cabaret $9,000 + suspension.
G Cabaret in Houston $1,500 + suspension
Glamour Girls Cabaret $1,500
Hi 10 Cabaret $4,500
Mirage Cabaret $2,100
Moments (Pasadena) $1,500
Moulin Rouge $5,400
The Palace $7,500
Vegas Club $4,200
Club Onyx $4,200
Silver City $2,100
Babes, San Antonio $1,800
Cheetahs in Corpus Christi $3,600
Dakota’s Dixie Rose in Lytle $1200
Rio Bar- in San Benito-Suspension
Stiletto’s in Pharr $2,100
Yellow Rose in Austin $7,500