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Svelte Cocktail Lounge & Strip Bar | Langford | 737 Goldstream Ave.


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#1 bluefox

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:46 AM

Apparently this finally opened in the last few weeks - it's located in the basement of the Station House Pub.

Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook...eCocktailLounge

EDIT: Just browsing said Facebook page and they are claiming to be "Victoria's first cocktail lounge". I wonder where that leaves Clive's, Veneto, Oyster Bar, etc.? I'm sure they'll have something to say about that. ;)
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#2 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:06 AM

Nice find. I guess the Condo's all sold and the "Blue Pearl" can open again... Real nice decor for a club I can't believe it sat empty for so long. For a "Svelte Cocktail Lounge" you think they would have a drink menu online?.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:45 AM

Maybe their drink menu will look something like this.


#4 bluefox

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:10 AM

Maybe their drink menu will look something like this.


Wow, look at those prices! And sales tax included!! :o
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

What year was "Da Tandoor" on Fort st a Ukrainian/Russian themed bar? If I had to take a wild guess it would be 1960-65.

I can't imagine "Cointreau" being a popular drink by itself on the menu :o.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

unfortunalty i heard that George from the old Jellyfish lounge was now the gm over at Svelte.
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#7 Mike K.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:36 PM

Word on the street is Svelte will become Victoria's newest strip bar. Preparations are now underway with an official opening for dancers in the near future.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:57 PM

hey finally some culture for the city!

#9 renthefinn

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

Wow, nice to see a reverse of the trend of strip clubs closing down!

#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:55 AM

Confirmed by Michal D. Reid in today's TC.

Some time on October 20th the dancing begins.

The Hard way to Victoria

...The official wrap party for the homegrown flick featuring cameos by Pamela Anderson, Jamie Kennedy, Rob Wells, Nicole Sullivan and more is being hosted Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. by Svelte Lounge on the night of the Langford nightclub's pre-grand opening.

Svelte is being transformed into a lush gentlemen's club
and Hanus assures us there will be some wild visual surprises, a Jackhammer beverage special, protein shots courtesy of Popeye's and more.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:28 AM

Baja is changing, we had a fantastic three years with so many people, and so many countless events, its sad to say we are leaving downtown a new restaurant is opening soon. Thank you to all of you for your patronage and support, come visit us at the new Svelte Show Lounge opening this Thursday at 5 pm taking adult Entertainment to a whole new level of class with the latest liquor licence in town, till 3 am, Shuttle service and a new meaning to VIP After hours starting soon. Please visit the SONiCA Late night group for more information and join Svelte Show Lounge to receive updates on upcoming events. Great tequila selection available as well, as always! OLE!!


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#12 Mike K.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

Very, very few people from Victoria/Saanich will regularly make the trek to Langford to enjoy the latest and greatest in gentlemen's entertainment. Once the novelty wears off will they survive with only local patrons?

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#13 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

Very, very few people from Victoria/Saanich will regularly make the trek to Langford to enjoy the latest and greatest in gentlemen's entertainment. Once the novelty wears off will they survive with only local patrons?


Well, Colwood/Langford has the demographic of people that will stay out until 3am, if anywhere does.

28,000 people live in Langford, 18,000 in Colwood.

Port Alberni, Williams Lake, Salmon Arm, Smithers, Merritt and Kitimat all have strip bars.
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#14 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 03:39 PM

I guess this place closed March 21st.  Can't say I really noticed.


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#15 Gary H

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

I guess this place closed March 21st.  Can't say I really noticed.

 

And yet, you appear to be the only one who did notice.  Also, in your previous post from a couple of years ago it sure seemed like you pulled up that list of cities pretty quickly!  :cool:

 

All kidding aside VHF, and on a serious related note, I saw a news segment recently on Global BC1 concerning Vancouver's ever dwindling population of strip clubs.  It was funny because it was during their regular chit-chat session where Anne Drewa and the weather gal chat up the next segment with the sports guy.  Of course Anne looks at the sports guy and says "you're going to love this next segment"...  Nothing but awkward moments from that point until they played the segment.  It was basically a piece on the No. 5 Orange strip club in downtown and how it was one of only a handful of "surviving" clubs in Vancouver.  They asked the long time manager why there was such a big decline in clubs and his answer was simple: "the internet".  Duh.  :P

 

http://globalnews.ca...ke-no-5-orange/


Edited by Gary H, 21 June 2014 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

No. 5 Orange is a temple.

#17 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

 

 

All kidding aside VHF, and on a serious related note, I saw a news segment recently on Global BC1 concerning Vancouver's ever dwindling population of strip clubs.  It was funny because it was during their regular chit-chat session where Anne Drewa and the weather gal chat up the next segment with the sports guy.  Of course Anne looks at the sports guy and says "you're going to love this next segment"...  Nothing but awkward moments from that point until they played the segment.  It was basically a piece on the No. 5 Orange strip club in downtown and how it was one of only a handful of "surviving" clubs in Vancouver.  They asked the long time manager why there was such a big decline in clubs and his answer was simple: "the internet".  Duh.  :P

 

http://globalnews.ca...ke-no-5-orange/

 

Ya, I saw that.  You know, I'm not convinced the internet is per se the stripper-bar killer.  I think that they never evolved, customer service was never their thing.  Usually you have a grumpy bartender that's been there for years, and maybe a waitress or two that's the same.  They just relied on the fact they had the only place with naked girls.

 

Now when they have to compete with the internet, they have not sharpened any of their other skills.  But go to Vegas, or Atlanta, San Francisco, or even Brandy's in Vancouver.  Some places still know how to do it well.


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#18 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:16 PM

Apparently Portland does it well, very well :) , Its not the internet its the clubs and the atmosphere here, also the regulations. 



#19 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:30 PM

Apparently Portland does it well, very well :) , Its not the internet its the clubs and the atmosphere here, also the regulations. 

 

http://content.time....1975585,00.html

 

For a while now, Portland has claimed the title of most strips clubs per capita in the country. It's hard to discern whether this is an old sexy wives tale or statistical fact, but one thing is certain: this town has an abundance of eccentric and very naked establishments. The State Supreme Court has long protected the right of strip joints to host totally nude entertainment, so, of course, leave it to Portlanders to create a club for every taste: for instance, Casa Diablo serves only vegan food and allows its strippers to shed only non-animal-based clothing. Meanwhile, Acropolis Steakhouse serves up discounted, locally procured T-bones with your T. & A. (Check out the online mag Portland BarFly for listings.)

 

Classic, one is famous for being vegan, one famous for great steak.  The vegan one has topless bartenders too.  The closest Washington State can get is bikini baristas.

 

http://www.thrillist...est-strip-clubs


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#20 Holden West

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

Ya, I saw that.  You know, I'm not convinced the internet is per se the stripper-bar killer.  I think that they never evolved, customer service was never their thing.  Usually you have a grumpy bartender that's been there for years, and maybe a waitress or two that's the same.  They just relied on the fact they had the only place with naked girls.

 

Now when they have to compete with the internet, they have not sharpened any of their other skills.  But go to Vegas, or Atlanta, San Francisco, or even Brandy's in Vancouver.  Some places still know how to do it well.

 

I think you are correct. The Internet didn't kill the strip bar--it killed the adult theatre.

 

“It’s going to need some scrubbing,” Mr. Duprey said of the Fox on Thursday, standing outside the tattered establishment on Main Street in the [Vancouver] neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant with his business partner, Rachel Zottenberg.

“Lots of bleach,” he said, with relish. “When you want to get a job done right, sometimes you have just got to get in there and do it yourself.”

 


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