In addition to the five clubs named earlier, Babe’s Cabaret and Big Daddy’s will also lose their alcohol permit according to WWL and NOLA.com. Louisiana ATC reports instances of prostitution and “drug activity” at both strip clubs, plus two other bars on Bourbon Street (The Swamp and Bourbon Cowboy).
While a club named Big Daddy’s World Famous Love Acts – yes, that’s the full name of the club – getting shut down for (alleged) prostitution doesn’t surprise me, Babe’s Cabaret does. Babe’s had undergone a serious renovation to the club and had become pretty tame, I thought. There really weren’t any “private” rooms, or at least private in the sense that nobody couldn’t easily see what was going on in there. I’m sure there was some OTC going on there (just like there is at all of the “clean” clubs… Hustler, Barely Legal, etc). But unlike Lipstixx, Scores, etc. – there wasn’t much fucking going on inside the club whenever I went. Unless the club changed dramatically in a short amount of time.
It’s an interesting time for the New Orleans strip club scene.