Doll House Burlesque Lounge
311 East Sherdon, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 455-3655Add Hours
Phone: (405) 298-7625
I'm really not sure how to begin explaining this, but I'll try. The employee I encountered was truly the most rude individual I have ever met. First off, I waited in an enormous line and paid $30 to get in on New Year's Eve. We're in the club, the music is subpar techno, and I usually really like techno. One of my friends has a jacket and asks if there's a place to put it so I offer to go ask. I approach the front with the jacket in hand and a burly woman yells "hey go back!" and I respond "oh I'm just wondering if there's a coat rack of any kind?" She rolls her eyes at me and calls the bouncer who grabs me by the arm and says "she wants you out-says you're too drunk or something". I try to respond that I simply asked if there was a place for coats and that I was not near my limit when he tossed me outside, in 15 degree weather after paying $30, completely away from my friends and having been in the club for TEN MINUTES. I was beyond shocked. Words could not even come to me. Stay away.
This place is amazing!!! We went Valentines weekend - we are out-of-towners. I have no idea what these other reviews are talking about - we had a wonderful experience! We arrived around 8:45. The show started at 9:30 - the show is in sections. They perform for 15 - 25 minutes at a time and then there are breaks that range from 10 - 30 min for dancing on the floor. They perform until midnight and then the party is on! The gentlemen at the bar are spot on and the drinks get stronger thru the night. The old time movies and outfits are really fun. People are amazing here and everyone is so nice when you accidentally bump into them. And I love the non-smoking environment. It was absolutely amazing. I can't wait to go back! The ladies that perform are great - no Rocketts, but do a great show! Call ahead to reserve a seat to enjoy the night completely, but if it is a spontaneous visit, it all works out and is completely worth it!
I went to Doll House for a friends birthday party and got a couple 3 rounds of shots (5 shots each time) and a couple drinks and my tab there was $166. I wasn't upset with the amount for a club downtown, but then 3 days later the pending charge became a $366 charge and I called and emailed the merchant to dispute the charge. I have a copy of my receipt from the night that clearly shows $20 and they said on their copy the tip says $200 and the total line wasn't filled in so they just took it as a $200 tip on $166. I asked if we could reverse and correct the amount since this was clearly wrong and the manager told me that they couldn't do that and it would have to come out of her pocket. I am now having to go through challenging the charge with VISA's fraudulent claims department and since Doll House is in breach of contract on the receipt that I even called about the incorrect charge for a 120% tip that had no total line filled in this may have to go all the way to a civil suit in small claims court. I have been to Doll House a lot and I will never be back. My recommendation, pay in cash here.
So I go into the Doll house Burlesque Lounge for my gf burthday. We set down and the owner tells me to take my hat off. No problem I can do that. I turn around and its like 10 people with hats on, and nnobody is telling them to take their hats off. So I put my hat back. So this guy comes to me (the same guy I checked in with before I paid to get it) and says you need to take your hat off. I ask him why do I have to and no one else is being made to take their hate off. He tells me all I know is the owner wanted me to tell you to take your hat off is dress code. .y point exactly why isn't anyone else being forced to take their hat off except me. So we feel uneasy and decide to leave, but before I do I ask that same man where the owner was. He says idk inside. So I ask the lady that took my money if she knew wheree she is. She says no probably doing shows is there something I can help you with and so I tell her..she tells me if she tells you to take your hat of then take it off....but she also had a hat on. So I go back in 5 steps another SECURITY guard stops me and tells me to take my hat off. Aa we are talking 2 people walks pass me with hats on...I'm like are going to make them take their hat of...of course he is stuck one..that caused another security guard to come too...and by this time its probably 15-20 people with hats on..I'm like seriously I dont mind taking my hat off but that's not fair at all..you are wrong and you know it. Very wrong.
The 5 star review with the corrected number was written by big top entertainment who owns/manages this awful club. For more accurate reviews written by actual patrons, see the other listing for Doll House. Or better yet do yourself a favor and skip over this place altogether.
DO NOT go to this place. The concept is new for OKC and it's decorated nicely, but I have nothing nice to say beyond that. The place is overpriced and the service is beyond terrible. The "bouncers" like to attack people they dislike from behind and manhandle women. After reading reviews from other patrons, I see this is not uncommon for this pathetic establishment. Let's hope the place doesn't see it's 2 year mark of being in okc.
The Dollhouse is a bit different then what I expected. Being in Okc, you expect Affliction shirts and OU hats and even though some did slip in, the place was full of really well dressed people. The $15 to get in was a bit much but, it does keep alot of the trash out. The band was really good, the Dancers were few but, were good, and the DJ was good too but, I just wish there was more live music. It's a very nice alternative to strip clubs, as I can bring my coworkers and wife. There was a alot of bachelorette parties there...all though they loved the host/comedian on stage, they seemed to be very B****y to the dancers and female staff. I doubt they tipped them worth anything. Over all it was really fun. I can finally dress to go out and not feel overdressed!
This is the worst customer service I have seen at a bar in my life. Not because they were busy, noone else was even at the bar when we approached to purchase a bottle of champagne. This 'classy' joint had a $25 bottle as our option, I assume it was Andre or comparable, but wouldn't know because we didn't get to see it. The waitress refused to let us purchase without closing tab, running card from the other side of bar, opening new tab, and some other complications with the continuous eye rolling and as much attitude as she could squeeze into her short responses. Did not want to be helpful at all. When we told her forget it, we could go to the other side and deal with them, she went and threw a fit about who knows what to her manager. This led to us, who'd already bought 8 shots, about 14 drinks between the group, getting thrown out. And this they also did in their classy way by approaching my boyfriend from behind, grabbing him by his arm and dragging him out, an adult male who has never been in a physical fight. This place is worthless. I enjoyed the band, the dancers were good, but in no way a real burlesque show, the rest of the staff an embarrassment.
NEVER GOING TO DOLLHOUSE AGAIN!! They charged me for a round of shots, 6 shots roughly $46, that I DID NOT order. When I went to correct it, our waitress said-and I quote- "well, someone has to pay for it." Really?!?!this is how you treat your patrons?!? Be careful, they are a bunch of snakes!
Went last night for a friends birthday. 7 of us girls in our mid 20's- early 30's. Didn't make reservations but ended up getting a table around 9:45 due to some no-shows. The place looks great! The live band was amazing! The "burlesque" show was nothing more than a few girls in their underwear doing Dallas Cowgirl routines. Pretty bad. And they weren't even that good at it. The drinks were tiny, overpriced, and little alcohol in them. By 11 the shows were over. A Dj came out and it turns into a dance club. Fine, except there's a dance floor the size of a coffee table. The whole place is small, which was nice earlier in the evening. But by 11 they had so many people crammed in there you couldn't move. Personally I wouldn't waste my $10. Especially if you think you are actually going to see a burlesque show.
Attended a birthday here. For there at 8:15 and stood for 2.5 hours while the "few" tables that are in the place remained reserved and unused. 1 of the 5 performers was good looking, the other 4 wore multiple padded bras to fill out their 1950's era bikini style lingerie( very unimpressive). Shots are $8 bottles are $4. They charge guys $15 cover and girls $10. The dress code includes frayed denim shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops. I'll never go back. Don't waste your money.
Dollhouse in OKC is absolutely ABISMAL. THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST HORRID PLACE I'VE EVER BEEN TO IN OKC. IT IS POORLY MANAGED AND THE STAFF WAS COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT AND RUDE. THE PATRONS ARE just SAD &amp;amp; I WON'T BE SURPRISED IF THIS PLACE FAILS MISERABLY. I made reservations 2 MONTHS in advance for a Bachelorette party, called ahead a week before to confirm and showed up ON TIME and we had to basically fend for ourselves after walking in the door, it took them 30MINUTES to find this &amp;quot;Misty&amp;quot; person who could confirm the reservation and get us to our seats. I would NEVER recommend this place to ANYONE I know. It was terrible.
It's been a month since our first visit, returned for last nights Candyland show it was excellent! The Doll's have really gotten in sync on their performances. The themed show and decorations were awesome. The live band was great and the mix of Willy Wonka, candy themed music and dance music made the experience that much better. The Malibu Doll drink created for me by bartender Greg was perfect, love the bubbling effect of the dry ice! Plan to return soon, had a great time!
My co-workers and I had a great time at the Doll House. The dancers were good, not always spot on as a group but still good, very entertaining. Loved the band, nice combination of live music, burlesque and dj. There was also a good mix of older and younger people, makes for great people watching if you like to people watch, and I do. :) Over all I would definitely do it again even at $20 a head. No other club in town offers dancing, a live show and a live band for the $10 it cost to get into most clubs. Love it!
Had a good time, show was good still needing some work but all in all a cool place. Live Jazz band was great. Cover for couple was $20 with reservations. Noticed the crowd didn't really pay attention to the performances, people ought to take the time to watch and interact with the performers. We did and they were all really friendly and made our experince that much more fun.Definately not the average place after eleven they did start to play techno if you like that type of music. Check it out for yourself, don't just read the reviews.
Dollhouse Lounge didn't open until 28 January 2012, so disregard the first two ratings -- which, incidentally, happen to be of a five-star caliber. Don't you find it interesting that a place can be reviewed so favorably BEFORE having opened, and yet be trashed by reviewers after the establishment finally opens? Here's the deal: this place does not deserve your hard-earned money ($20 at the door). I get that a burlesque lounge is not supposed to be a strip club; however, the burlesque art is supposed to be a form of striptease. Worthwhile burlesque shows depict women disrobing but remaining covered through choreographed use of props and angle. The women at Dollhouse Lounge do not disrobe. They basically just strut out onto the stage wearing lingerie and proceed to dance. And if that happens to be enough for you, so be it. But keep in mind that these acts last only about five minutes and for a frequency of maybe three per hour. So, for your $20, you will be treated to roughly 15 minutes worth of dancing (no disrobing) per hour, which is interdispersed with live jazz music. To boot, some of the girls are hideous. The redhead was a knockout, but the rest were either so-so or just downright ugly. Is that worth your $20? For $20, you can purchase two tickets to see the Thunder play (depending on home game scheduling and availability of tickets). Until the act improves, find somewhere else to spend your money.
Ive been in the entertainment biz for almost a decade in Bricktown, and THIS venture will NEVER make it! Tried in vain all week to call and get info, nothing...left msg's...nothing...no reply! Doors opened @ 8 tonight according to a "go-nowhere tell you nothing one page website", but the staff made us wait in the blowing cold for 20 mins. until rudely opening the door. Dress to impress? I think not... just another jeans and boots crowd it seemed. Hard to get in?? No...uh-uh...8 people at best waiting just to get out of the weather, in clear view of the staff. Upon asking the doorman about cover...he "wasnt sure"...what? Then we found out WHY...$20 per person cover!! Are you kidding me? In BRICKTOWN? Insanity at it's best! Then the lady taking the cover could not figure out how to take and run a credit card! We had seen enough and left in a hurry. Sorry, but Ive seen them come and Ive seen them go in Bricktown over the years, and this one will surely nose-dive REGARDLESS of the "show". So if you want to be clipped at the door for a good chunk 'o change and actually SEE the show, you might want to hurry. They will not be there for long. Nice try but no cigar!