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BOULDER, Colo. –

Connoisseurs of the naked female form will soon be able to pursue their aesthetic interests while enjoying a frosty glass of domestically produced ale in downtown Boulder.

The Nitro Club, a strip club at 1124 Pearl St. that recently won a fight against the city for its existence â and landed a liquor license in the process â will be celebrating its newfound freedom with a “Grand Re-Launch” party Friday night.

“Liquor At Last,” blares an ad for the event on the club’s MySpace page.

Dan Foote is excited. The University of Colorado student has been rounding up his friends on Facebook to come watch naked women â or nearly naked, since with a liquor license they’ll only be allowed to be topless â and enjoy libations.

Foote said he was already a fan of the club, which opened in late 2007.

“I’ve just been to quite a few strip clubs in the Denver-Boulder area, and I found this place to be a little bit more appealing than some of the other ones,” he said. “I feel like a lot of people have a lot of preconceived notions that strip clubs are dirty, nasty cesspools. But Nitro â it’s a great place to relax and enjoy yourself.”

Now, he said, he’s hoping other people â who may have been turned off by the lack of a liquor license before â will want to join the fun.

“Now that they’ve got their liquor license, it gives me all the more reason to go check it out,” he said.

Boulder’s liquor board granted the license last month after holding two hearings on the matter. After hearing from Boulder police, who said they didn’t think the club would pose a problem, liquor board members voted to approve a license.

The license might have made the difference between his business succeeding or going belly-up, because city zoning officials had classified the Nitro Club as an “indoor amusement establishment.”

That designation meant Michael Cobb, the club’s owner, would have to go through a “use review” before the Boulder Planning Board, a process that could have shut the business down.

Archived comments

How shocking the Daily Camera isn’t running this as its lead article.Oh, I see it is on the other page.

Did you have fun, Ryan, or just trying to lower property values in Boulder before Scripps goes under?

I understand that quite a few of the strippers at Nitro and Bus Stop are CU law students, working their way through college.Or, so they tell me at the beauty supply store where I buy shampoo.


3/5/2009 9:35:50 PM

I salute you Boulder!

This is the first evidence of hetero males I have seen here in 5 years.


3/5/2009 10:19:55 PM

Dan Foote: makes his moms proud.


3/5/2009 10:23:32 PM

Hopefully Cobb will have the sense to keep drink prices reasonable, otherwise, peeps will just duck into the Scumdowner for shots like I do.


3/5/2009 10:23:55 PM

“Connoisseurs of the naked female form…”Oh, awesome…so, like, we can have beers with Rubens, Rodin, and Degas at the Nitro?Killer.I am so there.


3/5/2009 11:23:56 PM

Don’t know about the Nitro, but there is no way any dancers at the Bus Stop are law students.That place is a pit.

I’m going to try the Nitro and see what it is like.

I love it mostly cause it is just so not a Boulder-type place.That’s worth a $5 beer and a $20 cover in its own right.


3/6/2009 1:10:51 AM

One of the dancers has her butt pierced.True story.


3/6/2009 6:25:03 AM

Wait…her cheeks are pierced together? I gotta see this and drink a beer!


3/6/2009 6:56:23 AM

“Posted by Ralphie2 on March 6, 2009 at 6:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

One of the dancers has her butt pierced. True story.”



3/6/2009 7:14:38 AM

Hey, free advertising for Nitro’s grand opening party! DC you are a bastion of journalistic excellence!! I feel so much more informed now that you have told me for the second time in 2 months that Nitro got its liquor license. And thanks for the hard-hitting interview withCU troglodyte Dan Foote, I had no idea guys in college like strip clubs. Brilliant!

Connoisseurs of naked women everywhere owe you a debt of gratitude DC. Keep up the great work!

3/6/2009 7:19:02 AM

Cool, I love life drawing…Ill bring my sketchpad !


3/6/2009 7:45:10 AM

Not only does Mr. Foote do his family proud, but he will give potential employers insight into his personality when they google him before an interview.

Seriously, DC, maybe a smaller article, in the business section ( Nitro t it tie bar gets liquor license), would have been more appropriate than this front pager?

Although, given the Watchman ad that you ran on the front of the electronic version yesterday (above the fold, if you will), why not include a better picture for this article?


3/6/2009 8:32:52 AM

How do you pierce a butt? Is it like Capt. Lou Albano’s pierced cheek (with rubber bands) in wrestling’s heyday?


3/6/2009 8:49:12 AM

The headline implies the patrons can also strip. Is it more fun watching a stripper if you’re also drunk and naked? Inquiring minds want to know.


3/6/2009 8:58:47 AM

Boulder’s Nitro Club: Drinks available, clothes optional

—Cool!I can’t wait to strip down to my tighty whitey’s and kick back with a beer at the Nitro…


3/6/2009 9:01:50 AM

“One of the dancers has her butt pierced.” Umm, doesn’t everyone have a pierced butt?


3/6/2009 9:04:32 AM

Butt piercing, I’ll have to remember that if I ever go to prison.I’ll want both cheeks stapled together.


3/6/2009 9:18:48 AM

T!tties and Beer!

Woo-HOO!!!! What more could a guy ask for?


3/6/2009 9:50:42 AM

“I’ve just been to quite a few strip clubs in the Denver-Boulder area”


Dan Foote – This little boast will be cached online for all eternity.Just wait until you meet Ms. Right and she Googles you.Somebody’s got some splainin’ to do…..


3/6/2009 10:11:47 AM

User Name – Is it more fun watching a stripper if you’re also drunk and naked?

Hell yes.

BTW ladies, if you hold attending a strip club against men, you might as well join the other team. Two kinds of men in the world, those that have been to a strip club and those that lie about it.

Oh yeah, I’ve seen members of the other team there too.


3/6/2009 10:21:36 AM

Man; some days I read this rag and I have to shake my head at how uptight Boulder’s become.You used to be able to buy 100 lots of acid on the corner in front of The Sink.

Although, back during mining times, Boulder DID ship it’s prostitution to Louisville.

The only things about this town now that remind me of the way it used to be are a 2 music venues, a book store, 2 cofee shops and KBFR, the pirate radio station on 93.9.


3/6/2009 10:44:41 AM

The funny thing about all this is that the club wouldn’t be doing so well if the city prudes didn’t try to fight it every step of the way.

Targetting the club had made it more popular than ever. That’s justice.


3/6/2009 10:49:33 AM

What’s with all the slander folks?Lighten up, seriously.I’ve never been to a strip club, but its just an article.If you don’t agree with its subject, then turn the page and stop whining.


3/6/2009 10:56:42 AM

Now we’re talking stimulus package.Or package stimulus.


3/6/2009 11:32:47 AM

Alright! Topless babes. Sweet.

3/6/2009 11:44:44 AM

No CU law students dancing at the Bustop Gentleman’s Club, but there have been a few homeless women residents of the Boulder Shelterdoing so.

Old Doc hopes that the owners of the Nitro Club at least pay their dancers a living wage (plus tips).


3/6/2009 11:48:38 AM

apart from Jan_van,I can’t believe Boulder is one on the smartest cities in the US.

Stereotypical comments, like most of them above, are indicative of ignorance, not intelligence.But I might assume that most have never been to an adult entertainment establishment so maybe they only have the stereotype to draw comments from.Sad.

3/6/2009 1:46:54 PM

It’s not a matter of prudery, it’s a matter of tact.Duh almost everybody has at least been to a strip club once (guilty as charged), but not many of us make it a habit and even fewer of us brag about it casually to strangers.

There are definitely women out there who really enjoy stripping for strange men – I’ve even known a couple.They weren’t victims or ignorant or slutty; they just enjoyed showing off their bodies and they liked the income.But if I were a young woman looking for a husband, I’d be stupid to court a guy who is so cheerfully open about his…transgressions.It’s juvenile and just plain icky.


3/6/2009 2:08:02 PM

ThatCertainWoman: “There are definitely women out there who really enjoy stripping for strange men – I’ve even known a couple. They weren’t victims or ignorant or slutty; they just enjoyed showing off their bodies and they liked the income.”


I am a strange man.

Phone numbers please?


3/6/2009 3:32:50 PM

Thanks for keeping us abreast of the news. I enjoy these titillating stories!


3/6/2009 4:19:05 PM

The product sells itself. Thanks for all the advance notice, would have loved to have flown out for the re-launch.

Maybe the third week of April ….

3/6/2009 6:13:36 PM

Love it!Everything about this is fantastic.Boulder finally gets a bona fide strip club, the Daily Fishwrap provides free advertising, a local undergrad expresses his endorsement, and a local woman expresses her concern that the undergrad will never get a job or a wife as a result of his indiscretion! LOL!Lighten up folks – it’s just boobies and beer — something virtually every guy in the guy in the world (and more than a few women) has been enjoying since they were about 13.


3/7/2009 8:34:15 AM