Playboy Clubs Were Freakin' Awesome
Playboy has announced that they will be bringing back Playboy Clubs to the United States with the first one due to open in New York City sometime next year in a hotel near Times Square. Playboy says the club will have a game room, a restaurant, a lounge, and the female Bunny wait staff with what Playboy says will be updated outfits.
Playboy currently has clubs operating other countries in places like Hanoi and London but the last American Playboy Club closed about 20 years ago. There were 30 of these clubs back in the day and they were hip as fuck with top musicians and musical acts playing at them while hot chicks served booze up to glammed out patrons. The company has a Shanghai Playboy Club on the way and with plans to expand the clubs and the brand throughout Asia, it makes sense to bring them back here in the U.S. to reinforce those goals.
I can't emphasize enough that these places were not a Hooters kind of deal. The clubs were elegant and classy, and well, I think the response from modern consumers with their love of cocktail culture will be really interesting.