The year was 1990 when Al, who had operated several food and beverage establishments, saw the transitioning of “Go-Go” Bars into gentlemens’ clubs and cabarets. It was also the genesis of the burgeoning popularity of “Feature Entertainers”, Women in adult magazines and movies who now made appearances at gentlemens’ clubs.
At the time BYO was the way to go if you wanted your entertainment “Au Natural”. Al’s opened in December of that year and quickly established itself as a pre-eminent club in the northeast, due in part that it was one of the first of its genre. Also, in the early years, having a frequent association with Howard Stern helped cement that fact that Al’s was the place to be.
Patrons and fans would travel from far and wide to be on hand for the appearance of the latest XXX Superstars. Ginger Lynn, Amber Lynn, Christy Canyon, Barbara Dare, Tori Wells, Racquel Darrian, Teri Weigh, Savannah, and of course frequent bookings with Jenna Jameson added to the lure and the Lore. Al’s has had many more occasions when customers would fly in from various parts of the country to see their favorite star.
Al’s made headlines worldwide as the venue where Latoya Jackson DIDN’T strip. But Al’s proudest moment was the naming of the bridge captured from the enemy by our troops in Iraq. “Al’s Diamond Cabaret Memorial Bridge”
Twenty Years later, Al’s is still today totally nude, but now with a contemporary and comfortable decor and full liquor service. But the one quintessential component of Al’s has never changed; the celebration of Al’s Beautiful Women, our house entertainers and features alike.
Al’s has been recognized by the industry with numerous nominations and has twice won Top Club Northeast, Best Feature Club U.S., and is the first independently owned club to be inducted into the Gentlemens Club Hall of Fame.