So, the discussion about the strip club turned out to be academic. (Wow, strip club and academic in the same sentence, who'da thought?)
The Lads have decided that it should be a Lads Night. Which ... I said that right at the start (and not just because I was being a chickenshit about going).
We have been invited to partake of the festivities ... AFTER midnight.
Some of the girls (not me, see above re: chickenshit) got a bit offended at being disinvited, and declined the generous timeslot we'd been offered.
So we're going to the movies. That'll show 'em.