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->'''Sookie:''' [T]here's this vampire bar where Maudette and Dawn use to hang out at in Shreveport. You know it?\\
'''Bill:''' Fangtasia.\\
'''Sookie:''' ''Fang-tasia?''\\
'''Bill:''' You have to remember that most vampires are very old. Puns used to be the highest form of humor.
-->-- ''Series/TrueBlood'', "Escape From Dragon House"

In UrbanFantasy settings where vampires exist, there is an interesting tendency for one or more of the vampire characters to own night clubs.

Naturally, when you ([[OurVampiresAreDifferent usually]]) can't go out during the day, subsist on the blood of humans, can't enter someone's home without an invitation, and are part of a mythological race that is commonly associated with [[VampiresAreSexGods sex]] and a [[LesbianVampire lack of inhibitions]], such a business venture makes sense. You can operate during the night without anyone batting an eye, you can get your prey to come to you, and hey, everyone wants to have a little fun now and again even if they're dead, right?

See also VampireDance and VampiresAreRich.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the first ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' anime, the Valentine brothers own a nightclub. All the women that work at the club are vampires, too.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': In "Het Witte Bloed" ("The White Blood") a doctor of a plasma bank turns out to use the blood of his patients to establish a bar for vampires.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In a twist, the mafia boss who gets turned in ''Film/InnocentBlood'' already controls a nightclub in addition to a large number of other businesses.
* ''Film/{{Vamp}}'' (1986) had a vampire-owned ''bar''.
** More like a strip club. The ones in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' (1996) went even farther downmarket, operating a bordertown off-highway whorehouse.
* "Common" in ''Film/{{Blade}}''
* ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' - Vampires and werewolves work in a nightclub owned by their French boss.
* In ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'', the vampires use this as places to attract their victims, as there are people who seem to get off on being fed on. Jesse is almost killed after venturing near such a club in downtown London before she's saved by Lestat in the nick of time. Akasha later enters the same place in search of Lestat and soon starts a massacre.
* Like all the other vampire tropes, ''Film/WhatWeDoInTheShadows'' parodies and deconstructs this. There is a vampire-owned nightclub that the main cast frequents, but it's not very good and never attracts a crowd. Because the vampires were all BornInTheWrongCentury and are unable to make themselves look socially acceptable due to lacking a reflection, they can't actually get into a real nightclub and have no idea what they're actually like.

* Jean-Claude from the ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' series owns several, including "Guilty Pleasures" (a male strip club where the performers are vampires and shape-shifters), "The Laughing Corpse" (a comedy club), and "Danse Macabre" (a dance club).
* Piscary from ''Literature/TheHollows'' owned one, later managed by Kisten after Piscary goes to prison.
* Karen E. Taylor's ''VampireLegacy'' series features a vampire - owned night club.
* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', the White Court vamps own a creepy sex club called Zero (boundaries, inhibitions, limitations, ''fulfillment'' etc.). Bianca, a vampire of the Red Court, runs the Velvet Room, but it's more of a high-class call girl ring ([[spoiler: and when she gets burned up by Harry, the fully mortal Johnny Marcone resurrects it]]).
* In the ''Literature/KittyNorville'' series, vampires owned nightclubs before they were widely known to exist. And since these vampires could hypnotize and play with people's memories, the bitten tend to go home remembering what a great time they had.
* ''Lady Crymsyn'' by P. N. Elrod. It's both the name of a book in the ''[[TheVampireFiles Vampire Files]]'' series and of the club the main character owns for the rest of the series.
* A variation in ''Sweetblood''. A [[DirtyOldMan man]] who claims to be a vampire holds huge parties at his house for goths and for others who claim to be vampires.
* In Kelly Armstrong's series ''{{Women of the Otherworld}}'', there is a bar that is completely run by vampires in the book ''Broken''.
* Marianne Mancusi's ''Blood Coven'' series features a nightclub run by the leader of the eponymous coven as a recurring location. Interestingly, the "getting your prey to come to you" aspect isn't really present. Members of the Blood Coven only feed from voluntary donors, who are put through a rigorous screening process, are allowed to leave with their skins intact, and are paid handsomely for their trouble.
* The Night Life section in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Complete Ankh-Morpork City Guide]]'' lists the Heaving Bosom, an exclusive night club run by [[VegetarianVampire the Uberwald League of Temperance]], which specialises in serving red wine at body temperature and a sort of scarlet absinthe that [[GargleBlaster will probably kill anyone who's alive before they drink it]].
** [[PunnyName Biers]] is a bar frequented and run by TheUndead, including mostly vampires and werewolves.
* Averted in ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Rhesus Chart]]''. Vampires are essentially {{serial killer}}s, so need to pick victims that no one will miss. That means the elderly or homeless runaways, not pretty young things who can afford to go to nightclubs. The newly-turned vampires in the novel don't know this (being yuppies who are just [[WrongGenreSavvy doing what they see vampires do on television and movies]]) and are regarded as literally TooDumbToLive by their kin.
* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' discusses this. Vampire nightclubs like Fangtasia are much more lucrative than, say, all-night groceries and dry cleaners, which is why vampires tend to own them instead.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Lillie Langtry from ''KindredTheEmbraced'' owned the night club "The Haven".
* Janette in ''Series/ForeverKnight'' owned the night club and popular vamp hang-out "The Raven"; when she left the show, her sire [=LaCroix=] took it over and made it more {{fanservice}}-y.
-->'''[=LaCroix=]:''' It's time to peel away the layers and reveal our inner selves. Yes, it's Amateur Night at the Raven, and tonight our amateurs will reveal their inner selves by GETTING NAKED!
** Wait... a vampire woman named Jeanette owns a night club and has a superior named [=LaCroix=]? [[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines That seems vaguely familiar...]]
*** The game seems to have ripped off ''Forever Knight'', since FK came first.
* Averted in the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffyverse]]'', which features demon bars instead, oft portrayed as a BadGuyBar except for [[Series/{{Angel}} Lorne's place]] "Caritas". Some of these serve as places where [[KissOfTheVampire humans can go to be fed on by vampires]], but they're portrayed more as [[FantasticDrug junkie dives]] than glamorous nightclubs.
** The episode [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish "The Wish"]] had the Bronze turned into one of these. Normally, the Bronze is a music venue, and apparently family-friendly enough to allow teenagers in without any questions, but in the AlternateUniverse that Cordelia [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wished herself into]], the Master, having taken over Sunnydale, uses the place as his base of operations. Humans are kept in cages and tied up on the pool tables, where they are fed on by the vampires partying around them.
* A vampire's efforts to ''open'' a nightclub kicked off the plot of the ''Series/HouseOfFrankenstein1997'' TV miniseries.
* A 700-year-old vampire named Lola owns a night club in an episode of ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'', using it as a front for her vampire drug operation. There is a VIP section that requires one to have a chip implanted into the hand that confirms one's identity and VIP status. This is because the VIP section is where the drug is sold.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'' has Fangtasia, owned by Eric Northman and Pam Swynford de Beaufort.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has a supplement book about "The Succubus Club", a vampire night club in [[TheWindyCity Chicago]].
** Something of an understated tradition in both ''Masquerade'' and [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem its successor]]. Any good court will set up a Rack or two where its citizens can feed without anyone getting pissy about territory. And as the humans often gather at bars and nightclubs, and it's much better to manage these things if you're the owner...
* In the city of Lekar in ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', the living monstrous-humanoid vampyres own "feeding houses": sordid clubs where they can pick up victims, and which double as fighting-pits for human-vs-monster gladitorial duels.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has four of them: "Asylum", owned by Therese and Jeanette Voerman, "Asp Hole", owned by Ash, "Vesuvius", (a strip club) owned by Velvet Velour, and "Confession", which can be co-owned by the PlayerCharacter.
* Occurs in the ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxBeyondTimeAndSpace'' episode "Night of the Raving Dead".
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', while vampires don't exactly own nightclubs, the only way to find the Grand Vampires (and turn your Sim into a vampire without cheats) is at Downtown lots.
** Similarly in ''The Sims 3'', nightclubs and vampires were introduced in the same expansion pack.
* In ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' not exactly stated in-game, likely it's their master's club, but you do have to fight through a BDSM-style club of vampires.
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Dark}} Dark]]'' has The Sanctuary, which serves as a hub for in between missions.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Parodied at one point in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''. The vampires opted for UsefulNotes/TheRedCross instead of night clubs.
* Carmilla in ''Webcomic/ThisIsTheWorstIdeaYouveEverHad''.
* Specifically averted in [[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=1061 this story arc]] from ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' -- they choose to run an IHOP instead.
* In ''Webcomic/WereGeek'' the geeks hang out at a goth nightclub after their ''Vampire: The Masquerade'' LARP sessions. And the owner of the club is actually a former player, who rejoins the game in one arc.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Catering to those who live the "vampire lifestyle" that originated from the Gothic subculture, this website features a directory of vampire-friendly bars and nightclubs in cities. http://www.vampirewebsite.net/vampirebarsclubs.html