All kidding aside, Club Eden represents a monumental waste of potential. It’s in a safe neighborhood, there’s plenty of parking, drink prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is pleasant and laid back. Unfortunately, everything else is sub-par. The club rarely has more than five or six dancers, and it’s especially deserted on weekdays. Besides Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s ($2 drink specials), they’re liable to be closed during the week. Club Eden is a place to go if you don’t want to spend much money and don’t want to hassle with getting downtown. Good prices on lap dances as well (but they suck).
BE WARNED: Club Eden is not a topless club. The dancers are required to wear latex pasties at all times. Some people aren’t aware when they go, so be mindful of that.
3229 Lisa Drive
Metairie, LA 70003
$10 (sometimes $5 or free if there are only a couple of girls working)
Tuesday-Saturday: 7:00pm ’til close (usually around 3:00am)
Water/Soda – $3-$4
Beer – $4
Mixed and specialty drinks – $7-$8 (some are a little more)
$30 per song
VIP is $250 for a half hour (special rate of $125 for 15 minutes on Fridays only)
The interior leaves something to be desired. Old, tropical-themed chairs, not much bar seating, and only one stage. It should be noted that the main stage doesn’t even have a stripper pole; it has a painted support beam running down the middle (which the dancers rarely use). It’s actually pretty funny – and indicative of how sleazy this place really is.
I liked the setup of the stage. Every seat has a good view. The other two stages, which are only used when there’s a large crowd, are also very patron-friendly.
The VIP section isn’t much, and the girls there aren’t even allowed to touch you in the regular lap dance area, so lap dances at Eden are pretty unexciting for the most part.
There are some cute ones, but this ain’t the Penthouse Club. You’ll see your fair share of dogs.
I will say that these girls are very friendly. They’ll talk to you without trying to hustle you for a dance, and if you decline they’re very courteous. The bartenders are pretty chill, and the doorman’s not bad either. It’s a small club so there really aren’t many staff members.
Don’t waste your time here. Its location and prices lure a lot of people in, but your money’s much better spent at other places. Jefferson Parish seems to hate strip clubs, so there’s a chance Club Eden won’t be around much longer.
UPDATE 1/12/2013: While the girls are still required to wear pasties, they no longer have to be completely opaque. It’s basically like they’re not wearing pasties anymore. The club starts to pick up at around 9:00-11:00pm, and starts to wind down considerably at around 2:00am. The quality of girls is MUCH better than before. Parking is a breeze (unlike anywhere on Bourbon) and the surrounding neighborhood is safe.
I did a standard lap dance and VIP room. I was not bothered during any of my dances, nor was there a bouncer looking over my shoulder. There are no cameras (that I could see) anywhere in the club. That said, this still isn’t THAT type of club. 99% of girls here aren’t selling pussy. The mileage is very good, but the extras are rare. It’s a very laid back atmosphere. No hustle, no one pressuring you to buy drinks or dances. You can sit back and chill or get a good stage view during dances.
The VIP dance area is behind the stage to the right. They are both completely private (a curtain separates you from the rest of the club). One has a leather couch / loveseat and the other has a big leather chair (the one with the loveseat – the room on the left – is bigger). It was pretty dark but to the point where you can’t see anything. When I went, I was not bothered by the bouncer or waitress at all until the dance was over. And unlike places like Visions, your time will not be cut short in the VIP.