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This Vancouver Bar Will Pay Part of Your Rent If You're Up For The Challenge

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This Vancouver Bar Will Pay Part of Your Rent If You're Up For The Challenge

The end of the month is a tough time for everyone, especially in this city. 

But imagine this:

You're at the bar with your friends, drinking the night away and stressing about how you're going to pay rent and eat this week at the same time. Then suddenly, almost out of nowhere, you hear someone on the stage announce something about getting part of your rent payed. Though you're a little drunk, you agree to take part and compete because, you need the money.

READ ALSO: 15 Struggles That People Who Go Clubbing In Vancouver Know Too Well

So uhh...what did I just sign up for anyway? And how do I win?


What's Rent Cheque? It's Vancouver's only "anyone can enter" amateur strip night at The Astoria! Hosted on the last Friday of every month, choose your song of choice before 8 PM on the day of and email the Youtube link to, and you're in! And even if you're in last minute desperation mode, don't worry. As long as you have an iPod/iPhone/MP3 player/smartphone with the song on it, they can still get you in!

via @squirtlemyrtle

Alright, lets talk about the cash: 1st place wins $500, 2nd wins $200, And 3rd wins $100. Cover is $5 at the door and the winner is chosen based on cheers from the crowd. So bring your whole squad out to watch you get naked for cash, and make them cheer for you like their lives depend on it!

Doors open at 10 PM, the DJ comes on at 11 PM and performers start in performing in increments starting at 11:30 PM. The performers usually finish between 1:30 and 1:50 AM and a winner out of the three finalists is chosen by 2 AM.

In between performers they have topless dance parties too for our non-competitive folks out there so feel free to #freethenipple all night long by ditching your shirts and bras at coat check.

And you don't have to worry about any weirdos. This is a sex positive, body positive, and lifestyle positive environment with a strict zero tolerance rule for creeps, racism, sexism, transphobia, or any discriminatory behaviours in general.

So what are you waiting for?! Go live out that fantasy and get your rent paid!!

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