Plan B » Discussions » I don't get this place

  • Posted January 6, 2012
    I live close to the sister clubs 4Play and Plan B, and am a very frequent customer of 4Play but have only been to Plan B once. I was pretty underwhelmed. First, I thought the dancers were only so-so in the looks department, and certainly well below the dancers at 4Play. Second, I just don't get how this place works, i.e., how dancers make money. Few people seem to get lap dances here, and from what I have read, there is little or no point to getting a dance here. (I'm not looking for high mileage, but I gather that Plan B dances are almost completely air dances.) Rather, dancers just seem to hang out with customers at the bar or at tables, which is all well and good but I don't get how they make money. Personally, I really enjoy chatting with dancers but I'm also cognizant that they need to make $$$. While I spend a lot of time just talking to dancers at 4Play, I also tend to spend a lot on dances, so it evens out. At Plan B, I see dancers spending a lot of time talking but without seeming to do much in the way of dances. So I just don't get this place. Maybe I need to try it again on another night, but since I tend to enjoy 4Play, I don't see a reason to.
  • Posted January 6, 2012
    Artful, Plan B isn't really a strip club featuring laps, per se. Girls do two types of dances. First, they do really low mileage laps with considerable no fly zones (i.e., very limited where you can touch them) for $20 a dance. These are really more of a way for them to make money from customers who they have been sitting with and don't understand that they can tip them for their company while drinking and chatting with them. The real money maker for the girls is the Champaigne Room, where you can sit with a bit more privacy on a couch and sip a bottle of Champaigne with the dancer of your choice and snuggle while chatting, again with considerable no fly zones for the most part. The key service that the girls offier is sate-like social companionship, not high mileage dances. Of course, you can always tip dancers on stage, as well, and more than a few patrons throw $20s on stage to reward their favorite dancer for their table companionship off stage.

    Dinning at the B is excellent, comparatively speaking, and realtively inexpensive for the quality and quantity of food served. The kitchen stays open until 2am. The drinks are also excellent, and you can buy mid level quality cigars at the bar and smoke them along with the libation of your choice on a covered patio adjacent to the club which is habitable in all but the foulest of LA weather. All of this can be done in the company of a dancer who pretends that she likes you and finds you interesting and witty as long as you keep paying her. My experience with Plan B dancers is that they are mostly slender with smallish boobs, but there are a few that don't meet that description. There are a lot of Eastern European, Asian and Latina dancers at the B, but there are also plenty of Americans, as well. There don't seem to be a lot of blacks, for some reason. The variety of choices varies widely from night to night.

    I suppose that one might say that it's a place for gentlemen whose dating successes don't match their egotistical self images and can afford this type of indulgence as a fantasy substitute. Alternatively, if you are just arriving late in LA and want a place where you can rent, as opposed to invest some unknown level of effort into co-opting, a girl as a dinner and drinking companion, Plan B certainly fits that bill.

    As I said, it's not for everyone. If the above isn't your dish of tea, best to stick to 4 Play, which is owned by the same people, and is more of a traditional gentlemen's club.
  • Posted January 6, 2012
    How do you tip a dancer for joining you for dinner/drinks? I might try this place again, but have no interest in dances there.

    I thought that I would like Plan B, since I'm not a high mileage seeker (after all, I like 4Play) and enjoy chatting with reasonably articulate, good looking women, but I found the place confusing.
  • Posted January 6, 2012
    Two ways: (a) lay a $20 down for their stage work, that usually gets their attention and they come over and start talking to you. Pay attention, though, because if the dancer is already with a regular high-paying customer, she's going to stick with him. (b) Once a dancer has joined you at your table or at the bar, offer her drinks and snacks from the menu and clandestinely slip her $20s every so often while she's with you. She'll get the hint. If you really like her, give her a double or triple tip as you depart. And if you are really hitting it off, slip her a card with your contact details (i.e., cellphone and/or email) and let her know that she can text you anytime. This has consistently worked for me and resulted in outside dates with the dancers that I like. Which is pretty amazing, since I look pretty much like my picture on ZBone.
  • Posted January 12, 2012
    Safir, can you recommend some dancers here? I'm thinking of trying out Plan B again. My preference is for someone with a brain who can hold a conversation. To use 4Play dancers as a reference point, I would prefer someone like Winter as opposed to a Devin or Sage if that makes any sense to you. Thanks.
  • Posted January 22, 2012
    Mishka is pretty sharp if you can get past her Russian accent, a real music expert who also works as a DJ. I would stay away from Coco the Romainian. She is 32 going on 15 in the intellectual department.
  • Posted January 22, 2012
    I agree with the comment on Coco. To me, this place is like a super high end hostess club really, there are some really pretty girls, and the menu is great. But thats about it.