From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
A strip club is a nightclub or bar that offers striptease (the erotic removal of a performer's clothing) and possibly other related services such as lap dances. While usually considered much less objectionable than more explicit adult entertainment such as live sex shows, they are often the focus of morality campaigns and restrictive legislation.
High-end establishments tend to be known as "Gentlemen's Clubs". More down-market competitors may be referred to as titty/tittie bars, nipple derbies, skin bars, girly bars, nudie bars, or go-go bars. Sometimes, they are referred to as men's clubs (not to be confused with working men's clubs). In a bikini bar, dancers must not disrobe completely.