It’s late, and he’s drinking gin.“Now look at the guys.“ Another sweep with the glass. “Guys like them, to get a girl like one of these in the States, they’ve gotta have three things. “All these guys,“ he says, “they’ve probably got one of those things. But I guarantee you, none of them have all three.“When you’re not drunk and the place is almost empty, this is what it looks like: There are tables just inside the door to the right, three rows of them between the windows fronting the street and the wooden rail that keeps people from tumbling off the raised platform that holds the main bar, which is huge, two peninsulas poking out in the shape of an upside-down U.
There are TVs bolted to the walls and tuned to sports channels, because this is ostensibly a sports bar, and there are fish—stuffed fish, carved fish, and sculpted fish—mounted above the liquor shelves and dangling from the ceiling, because the “World Famous“ Blue Marlin is also ostensibly a fisherman’s bar, even though it’s hours away from any place where you might actually catch a fish.
As they drive off, she stares blankly into the blackness ahead.
According to rules laid down by Safer Leeds, a partnership between the police and the council, officers will turn a blind eye to seedy activities in this part of the city, as long as they take place between 7pm and 7am.
Seven girls sit on stools in the back corner, smoking cigarettes and looking bored.
Six more are off the to the left, just beyond the casino, in the lobby of the Hotel Del Rey. Not much to choose from this early—not for them, not for the men.
You can get online tickets for Red Light District Pubcrawl and enjoy nightlife with other party seeking people.Throughout the year, Wendy Ordóñez teaches Florida International University students about sexual assault and consent.