Friday, 10 August 2007

The Queen Anne, Vauxhall


Features: Covered in graffiti standing alone with a park and railway arches in front and an estate block behind. All windows boarded up, door on the corner with no windows but covered in warning signs and with a close-circuit camera above pointing out. Absolutely no signs of life.

Action: Inside has the feel of a roadhouse bar. No daylight, very little light at all. American pool table immediately ahead through the door (in use), small triangular pit-like stage with three chrome poles surrounded by mushroom stools to the left. Headed for a corner to the side of the bar. Copy of Sunday Sport open on the bar. 3 half-hearted strippers in quick rotation on the stage, money collected in a Hamlet tin. Neon Budweiser signs and big angled mirrors on every wall. Big screen pulled down showing football on the far wall. Elaborate graffiti on toilet ceiling looked to have been done with burnt wine cork. Surprisingly jovial little barman. Few people in there (all male) near the toilets, one fat bloke sitting pride of place on the far side of the pit chatting to the strippers between sets. All strippers took the opportunity to stick their arses in his face whilst on stage. He returned the favour with a closed eyes sniffing motion.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tragically this was done up some time in Sep/Oct 07 and is now a much classier affair (relatively speaking.) However, it's still ostensibly a stripclub so the faint odour of seediness remains.

How gutted was I having made a special journey to the QA only to find it freshly painted tangerine orange...

Anonymous said...

its not that bad

Anonymous said...

This has now closed following the murder of the owner abroad.

Ivan said...

Had my first pint in here as a working man in 1986 and my Stag Night here in 1993 sad to hear it has closed. It was dodgy, dirty, seedy and girm but strangly enjoyable. m

Anonymous said...

Its a good gaff .just bad rep. Shame about denise she was lovely !!