Strip Clubs: Help or Hurt?
There are three clubs in Cocoa Beach – Lido, Cheaters and Inner Room. Are they attractive or atrocious to tourists? Locals, we want to know what you think.
The first club you see driving South on A1A – the sign is unmistakable with a silhouette of a scantily dressed woman in a top hat and a lipstick kiss as the “o” in the title – even a kid can figure out what goes on inside.
With about 3.5 stars on Google, Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare and The Ultimate Strip Club List, Lido is a relatively well-rated club. The worst review we found was a man complaining that there isn’t full nudity…
While Lido seems to have a decent presence, the club had some (surely unwanted) press the past few years with two incidents – one involving the death of a dancer and the other of unfavorable actions by a Kissimmee police officer.
Does the negative press defame the city of Cocoa Beach or does “No such thing as bad publicity” take effect?
With slightly higher reviews, averaging about 4 stars across the web, Cheaters is one of the best known clubs in Brevard. Located right by the Pier, Cheaters is hard to miss and has become a known name among visitors.
Even with the popularity, Cheaters has managed to stay out of the press in its years of operation.
The average rating of a 3.9 is impressive considering the amount of bad reviews this joint has racked up. Also interesting is the very few photos found online. In 2012 a reviewer stated: “According to The Ultimate Strip Club List…it’s ranked #1 in value in the US and #3 Overall in the US.” Not sure where they rank today.
The most popular comment being “it’s dark” which would have to mean darker than other clubs in a worrisome way, the online and brick and mortar presence of this club could definitely improve, but it hasn’t been the scene of any issues in recent years.
Adult entertainment is just another form of entertainment, when it’s run responsibly it does no harm. Where do the residents of Cocoa Beach stand on the issue?
We want to know what you all think of the clubs, do they contribute positively to tourism and the community or would the City of Cocoa Beach benefit from their closure? Let us know in the comments below!
*I Love Cocoa Beach is not promoting the closure of these clubs in any way. Our intent is to open discussion and shine a light on any and all opinions.