These places hire attractive scantily clad independent contractors to entertain and amuse attendees of bachelor and bachelorette parties as well as other solitary clients
The challenges faced by bars and nightclubs just to stay in business were formidable even before the Covid-19 pandemic. Aside from many “dive bars” that appeal to the solitary drinker looking for an escape from the stresses of life, bars must maintain an image as the place to be and provide a comfortable and safe environment for their customers. If food is served, the staff is taxed with maintaining standards of cleanliness and hygiene that are frequently inspected by public health agencies. One incident can destroy a reputation very quickly. Now, establishments that survived are faced with how to comply with social distancing, mask-wearing, and capacity restrictions all aimed at stopping the spread of the virus. A bar’s HVAC system plays an important role in keeping customers comfortable enough so they stay to order that next round. If smoking is allowed, the smell of the tobacco must be directed upward to ceiling vents that will keep it from imposing on non-smokers. If food is sold, the heat from the kitchen will stress any air conditioning system trying to keep bar patrons cool on a hot summer night. An even greater HVAC challenge is faced by the owners of strip joints. These places hire attractive scantily clad independent contractors to entertain and amuse attendees of bachelor and bachelorette parties as well as other solitary clients. Social distancing has certainly changed the concept of the “table dance” but I’ve often wondered how the HVAC systems in such places keep the less dressed comfortable as well as those wearing sport coats and suits. I told my wife that my research into this matter required that I carry many dollar bills, but I don’t think she fell for my story.