The Sweet Dragon for me in terms of design is a truly impressive bar. The bar features a large stage which comes out in a semi circle which means the girls can be highlighted and can have closer contact with the customer. Being part of the DollHouse group the bar is run to a strict regimen and part of that regimen is the show girls and modeling and spotlight dancing etc, etc. When it comes to the show aspects, the circular stage really comes into its own as it acts like a sort of modeling runway where the girls can strut their stuff up close to the customer.
The DollHouse group have always placed an emphasis on T/Back dancers, something which I thoroughly approve of, and the circular stage out front certainly comes in handy when the girls are moddeling in T/Backs.
Like most thoughtfully designed bars the Sweet Dragon operates on 3 levels for the customer. Firstly there are the now DollHouse group trademark chairs which are right up the front besides the stage. These are for the customers that like to have close contact with the girls and interact with them while they are on stage.
The second level is the tables and/or booths that allow the customers a little bit of distance from the stage and to get a better view of all the girls then the third level which is up the back. The third level is normally furthest away from the stage and this is often composed of a series of couches which offer the customers and the girls a little privacy. These are what I refer to as the "touchy feely" areas and in my opinion are an essential part of any bar.
The first thing that I notice about the Sweet Dragon is what a visually impressive bar it is from the sail like covers on the roof and the subtle yet effective lighting through to the tasteful use of brown stained timber, the plush sofas and the tastefully designed wet bar. This bar is a total class act and it is very obvious a lot of planning and money went into its development.
There some very nice little touches that when combined all add up to an impression of functional elegance and customer comfort. For example they have Sweet Dragon bar towels on the tables, they have menus on each table which clearly detail the drink prices, they have a top class Sushi bar and they serve free popcorn.
Although it takes a little effort to negotiate the stairs to get to this bar I find this an advantage because it means that the bar tends not to get so crowded and often I find myself being the center off the girls attention.