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Club 41 is the local bar on Flotsam Island, owned and tended by the island's judge W.P. Grindstump. When Guybrush Threepwood first washes up on the beach, the club has a restrictive policy; the unseen doorman, Rockrib, tells him that only card-holding members are allowed within the bar and probationary members have to wear blindfolds. (It is later revealed by Grindstump that the "probationary members only" clause is just a gag, indicating that Rockrib is "always good for a laugh".) The bar also has a "No Feet, No Service" clause, which causes Hemlock McGee to be prohibited from entering after the Marquis De Singe cuts off his second leg. Earlier, Guybrush had accidentally started a brawl with Hemlock and Bosun Krebbs using his pox-infected hand in order to make pirate news for Davey Nipperkin.
Reginald Van Winslow is a probationary member of Club 41, and has fond memories of the bar from his last visit. He had since lost his membership card, which Guybrush discovers inside a sock on Winslow's clothesline. Hemlock was also a frequent customer of Club 41, having a "long term relationship" with a keg of grog until being kicked out. Later on, when Hardtack and Trenchfoot end up on Flotsam after drifting on a bit "without a captain or a ship", Grindstump hires Hardtack not only as bailiff, but also as chef, working at Club 41 creating all sorts of new delicacies and providing Flotsam's prisons with the finest in haute cuisine (for only the guards and judges).
When Guybrush returns to Flotsam Island after finding La Esponja Grande, Club 41 has removed its restrictive policy, and the door is open to anyone. While the washroom (also occupied by Rockrib) appears to be in working order, Bosun Krebbs's initial use of it (or Guybrush's if the player has him use it first) releases an icky puddle of unknown origins onto the floor during the Ladies' Night swordfight (and also releases a recipe for Tri-Island Tuna Colada). The rug is described as "No Longer Red", and can be static-charged by walking back and forth on it, causing a shock each time Guybrush exits the bar.
The bar is also home to the Fugu Jolokia Challenge: whoever is able to place their tongue on the Fugu Jolokia, "the hottest pepper in this world or the next", for a total of 11 seconds is allowed to keep it. Guybrush is able to acquire this pepper and use it to satisfy one of La Esponja Grande's six courses.
Also, the bar is a hiding place for Grindstump and its newest member, Bugeye, where a wake is held for Guybrush's body after he has died at the hands of LeChuck with the Pox being removed from the entire Gulf of Melange, until Guybrush revives as a zombie with help from Winslow and the Voodoo Lady's locket, and later finds the blindfold as one of the ingredients needed for the Diet of the Senses used to shrink La Esponja Grande (unaware that LeChuck is in hiding and intends to push him out when he is exiting the club, of course).
Club 41 has served the following drinks:
- Grogatini (with a miniature sword stuck through an olive)
- Blood Island Volcano Shots
- Phatt Island Phuzzy Nostril
- Scabb Island Sling
- Tri-Island Tuna Colada
Items to find
- Volcano Shot glasses
- Candle wax
- Bag of sugar
- Recipe for Phatt Island Phuzzy Nostril
- Recipe for Scabb Island Sling
- Recipe for Tri-Island Tuna Colada
- Portrait of Flotsam Island Jungle Beast
- Fugu Jolokia
- Root beer
- Rockrib the Doorman
- Hemlock McGee (full member)
- Reginald Van Winslow (probationary member)
- Morgan LeFlay
- Bosun Krebbs (full member)
- Guybrush Threepwood
- Killick Hardtack
The Club is a popular venue but not all who pass through its doors are ever known to buy anything.
- Marquis De Singe
- Elaine Marley
- Jacques the Monkey (hypnotized into opening a rip in the Crossroads)
- LeChuck (in hiding after Guybrush starts his "Diet of the Senses" quest)
- In "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood", there is a provocative painting of the MerLeader hanging above Grindstump in Club 41; this painting is most likely a spoof on the classic 1636 painting Danaë by Dutch artist Rembrandt.
- In the PS3 version, achieving such required goals in Club 41 will reward the player with three bronze trophies in Chapter 4 ("What's in a Name?" (reference to Juliet's quote from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), "Musical Memories" and "What Do You Do with a Drunken Guybrush?" (reference to the song "Drunken Sailor")), and one bronze trophy in Chapter 5 ("Dance, Monkey, Dance!"), all in the "PlayStation Network Trophy Achievements".
- Tales of Monkey Island - "Launch of the Screaming Narwhal" (first appearance)
- Tales of Monkey Island - "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood"
- Tales of Monkey Island - "Rise of the Pirate God"
According to the commentary from the Tales of Monkey Island Collector's Disk, a puzzle was originally going to be created in "Launch of the Screaming Narwhal" that was actually inside Club 41. The puzzle would take place entirely in the dark. Unfortunately, the Wii version could only hold 40 megabytes, which the game already was. So Club 41 was named after the 41st megabyte that would be needed to create the game. In-game, even W.P. doesn't know the origin of the name, having won the bar from the previous owner very shortly before the latter died.