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The Bada Bing from The Sopranos: Filming Location

This is the filming location of the "Bada Bing!" strip club from The Sopranos.

It is situated at 230 NJ-17 in Lodi, New Jersey.

The Bada Bing appears in most episodes of the show. Along with Satriale's, it serves as a key hangout spot for Tony and his crew.

Because the club is partly owned and run by Tony's consigliere, Silvio Dante, it is one of the few locations where the family feels safe enough to discuss business.

During the show, many important decisions are made at the bar or in Tony's office at the back.

For example, this is the place where Tony conspired with Silvio and Bobby to whack Lupertazzi boss Phil Leotardo. It is also the location where Tony decided to get rid of Richie Aprile.

Notably, neither of these hits went according to plan.

In the penultimate episode of the series, Silvio is gunned down in the parking lot by members of the Lupertazzi family.

In real life, the building is home to a go-go bar called Satin Dolls. Although the bar does feature dancing girls, nudity is not allowed.

This is because New Jersey state law does not allow establishments to sell alcohol at topless bars.

In other words, a business can only have one or the other.

Although all of the exterior and interior strip club shots were filmed at Satin Dolls, the scenes for Tony Soprano's back office were actually filmed at the Silvercup Studios in Long Island City.

In December 2017, the club was temporarily closed after state authorities claimed that the business was being run by a convicted racketeer who had ties to the Genovese crime family in New York. Afterwards, the club was forced to transfer the ownership of its liquor license.

When The Sopranos ended, the owners of Satin Dolls auctioned off a number of items from the interior. The pool table, the neon "men's room" sign, and the stripper poles all went under the hammer.

Bada Bing filming location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


230 NJ-17, Lodi, New Jersey, NJ 07644, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the club are:

40.882139, -74.066877


The club sits beside the Interstate 80 highway in Lodi, New Jersey.

Details about the general area

Lodi is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey. It lies to the south of Patamus.


Photos of the club and other related images.

The first appearance of the "Bada Bing!"

Episode 1, Season 1 - Pilot

Tony, Hesh and Christopher

During "The Bing's" first appearance, Tony, Hesh, and Christopher discuss Junior Soprano's plan to whack someone at Artie Bucco's restaurant.

This plan does not sit right with Tony, as Artie is one of his best friends. He knows that such a killing will tarnish the restaurant's image.

In this scene, Hesh tells Tony to get Artie "out of town" for a couple of weeks. That way, the restaurant will be closed, and the hit will have to take place elsewhere.

The sign says "Satin Dolls" in a number of scenes

Episode 2, Season 1 - 46 Long

Satin Dolls

In episode two, Tony is loading a stolen DVD player into the back of his vehicle.

During this scene, you can see that the sign outside of the strip club says Satin Dolls, not "the Bada Bing!"

Jackie Aprile dies

Episode 4, Season 1 - Meadowlands

Jackie Aprile dies

When the crew finds out that their acting boss, Jackie Aprile Sr., has passed away from stomach cancer, they decide to do a toast in his memory.

Tony learns about upcoming indictments

Episode 9, Season 1 - Boca


New Jersey police detective Vin Makazian warns Tony and Silvio that indictments are coming. However, he isn't sure whether Tony's name is included or not because the organized crime task force is keeping the indictments "very internal".

The "Bada Bing!" sign in Season One

Episode 9, Season 1 - Boca

Bada Bing sign

This image of the "Bada Bing!" sign is from Season One.

Bonpensiero is wearing a wire

Episode 11, Season 1 - Nobody Knows Anything

Tony and Paulie

At the start of episode 11, Detective Makazian informs Tony that Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero is "wired for sound."

Later on, at the strip club, Tony tells Paulie that he is "90% sure" that Bonpensiero is wearing a wire. Although Paulie is shocked by this revelation, he assures Tony that he will "handle it".

Tony then states that they will need to be "110% sure" before they do anything.

"Doesn't mean he's a liar."

Episode 11, Season 1 - Nobody Knows Anything

Tony and Silvio

Tony and Silvio discuss the Bonpensiero situation outside of the strip club.

During this scene, Silvio tells Tony that Makazian is probably lying because he owes "Pussy" $30,000 due to a football gambling debt.

However, Tony remains suspicious. In his opinion, Makazian doesn't "have the balls" to try something like this.


Episode 3, Season 2 - Toodle-F**king-Oo

Comedian The Sopranos

During this scene, a comedian is performing at Richie Aprile's welcome-home party. However, Tony and Sil quickly tell him to end the show after several of his jokes fall flat.

"He's got a real f**cking attitude problem."

Episode 3, Season 2 - Toodle-F**king-Oo

Attitude problem

When Christopher remarks that Richie Aprile has a "real f**cking attitude problem," Tony assures everyone that Richie will be alright.

However, Tony's facial expression tells us that he is starting to worry about the situation.

"You ever hear of wiretaps?"

Episode 8, Season 2 - Full Leather Jacket

Bada Bing restroom

In episode 8 of season 2, Matthew Bevilacqua and Sean Gismonte attempt to impress Tony by talking to him in the men's room of the Bada Bing.

However, this does not go to plan, as Tony is fearful of wiretaps and does not want to talk business in the restroom of the club—especially with two low-level associates who he barely knows.

As soon as Gismonte mentions the pair's recent safe robbery, Tony immediately grabs him by the throat and says, "Jesus f**king Christ, you stupid little sh*t-eating twat. You ever hear of wiretaps?"

"We gotta do something to get ahead in this world."

Episode 8, Season 2 - Full Leather Jacket

Matthew Bevilacqua and Sean Gismonte

When Matthew Bevilacqua and Sean Gismonte realize that their mob careers are on the fast track to nowhere, they decide that they need to do something big in order to raise their profile.

This eventually leads to their brainless decision to shoot Christopher Moltisanti.


Episode 6, Season 3 - University

Tracee The Sopranos

In the episode "University", a dancer called Tracee approaches Tony at the Bada Bing and offers him some homemade bread. She explains that the bread is a "thank you" gift for his earlier advice about her sick son.

However, Tony is quick to point out that they have an "employer-employee" relationship and that she should not be bringing him gifts. When Tracee asks "Can't we be friends?", Tony tells her that it is not a good idea due to her relationship with Ralphie.

At the end of the scene, Sil points to his watch and says, "Let's go Betty Crocker."

Tracee is pregnant

Episode 6, Season 3 - University

Tracee is pregnant

Tracee approaches Tony outside of the club and tells him that she is pregnant with Ralph Cifaretto's child.

In response, Tony advises her that Ralphie does not care about her and that she should get an abortion.

Tony attacks Ralphie outside of the Bada Bing

Episode 6, Season 3 - University

Tony attacks Ralphie

Ralphie beats Tracee to death outside of the Bada Bing after she slaps and insults him.

When Tony sees Tracee's lifeless body, he loses his temper and assaults Ralphie, punching him several times. At that point, Paulie, Furio, and Silvio step in to separate the pair.

"What happened to the Jarlsberg that was here?"

Episode 10, Season 3 - To Save Us All From Satan's Power

Silvio Dante

In episode 10 of season 3, Silvio Dante angrily questions his dancers about where his wedge of Jarlsberg cheese went.

Shortly afterwards, he wanders into a room in the back and finds Salvatore Bonpensiero caught in a rat trap.

He then immediately wakes up in bed.

Tony beats up Georgie

Episode 1, Season 4 - For All Debts Public and Private

Georgie Santorelli Bada Bing

In the episode "For All Debts Public and Private", Tony takes his bad mood out on Georgie Santorelli, who is a bartender at the club.

After entering the club, Tony sees that Georgie is pouring out ice and begins to reprimand him for wasting it.

Although Silvio tries to warn Georgie to "be quiet" and let it go, he continues to argue his case that the melted ice will dilute the drinks.

At that point, Tony loses his temper and assaults Georgie with the ice bucket.

Paulie's welcome home party

Episode 7, Season 4 - Watching Too Much Television

Paulie's welcome home party

The family holds a welcome home party for Paulie Gualtieri. This was following his four-month jail sentence for a gun possession charge.

Carmela's cousin wakes up on the stage of the Bada Bing

Episode 7, Season 4 - Watching Too Much Television

Brian Cammarata

The morning after Paulie's welcome-home party, Carmela's cousin Brian Cammarata wakes up on the stage of the Bada Bing.

Afterwards, Tony, Brian, and Ralphie discuss a HUD mortgage scam over breakfast.

"I don't care if he's got a hundred kids in the ICU with arrows in their heads."

Episode 9, Season 4 - Whoever Did This

I don't care if he's got a hundred kids in the ICU with arrows in their heads

When Ralph Cifaretto's son is rushed to the hospital following a bow-and-arrow accident, Paulie Gualtieri refuses to express any sympathy for him.

Earlier on in the episode, Ralphie made a prank phone call to Paulie's mother, during which he introduced himself as a police officer and told her that Paulie had been arrested for engaging in a lewd act with a club scout.

Although Paulie rightfully suspects that it was Ralphie who made the call, he does not have any solid proof that it was him.

The Bada Bing stage

Episode 9, Season 4 - Whoever Did This

Bada Bing stage

A weary Tony Soprano stares at the empty stage in the Bada Bing.

This scene occurs shortly after Tony murders Ralph Cifaretto in revenge for the death of the racehorse Pie-O-My.

Paulie takes the painting of Tony and Pie-O-My

Episode 10, Season 4 - The Strong, Silent Type

Paulie takes the painting of Tony and Pie-O-My

When Paulie pulls up outside the club, he sees Little Paulie and Benny Fazio burning an oil painting of Tony and Pie-O-My.

Immediately, Paulie intervenes and stomps the fire out. Although they tell Paulie that Tony specifically wanted the painting to be burned, he decides to take it home anyway.

"Never would have happened if Paulie hadn't initially overreacted."

Episode 1, Season 5 - Two Tonys

Christopher Moltisanti

At the start of the episode "Two Tonys", Christopher Moltisanti is recalling the time that he and Paulie Gualtieri had to chase a Russian through the Pine Barrens in New Jersey.

Throughout the story, everyone is laughing, and Paulie is adding his own comments.

However, the mood quickly turns sour when Christopher claims that the event only happened because Paulie "overreacted" by choking the Russian with a lamp.

This comment leads to an argument between the two. After a bit of back and forth, tempers flare up, and the pair have to be physically separated.

Shortly afterwards, Christopher storms out of the club. Paulie then states, "I'm telling you right now, it's finished with us."

Tony and Johnny Sack talk business in the men's room

Episode 2, Season 5 - Rat Pack

Tony and Johnny Sack

At Tony Blundetto's welcome home party, Tony and Johnny Sack are talking in the men's room.

During the scene, Johnny Sack is sitting on the toilet and complaining about how "Little" Carmine is back after "five years in Florida fixing wet t-shirt contests."

However, Tony is clearly not in the mood to talk about the subject. Instead of saying anything, he simply sighs and leaves the restroom.

"You know what to do down there!"

Episode 5, Season 5 - Irregular Around The Margins

Silvio Dante megaphone

In the episode "Irregular Around The Margins", Christopher becomes convinced that Tony has been sleeping with his girlfriend, Adriana La Cerva.

This eventually leads to him showing up drunk at the strip club with a gun.

However, Tony's crew is clearly expecting Christopher.

As Chrissy is being overpowered and dragged away by a pair of heavies, Silvio Dante lifts up a megaphone and shouts, "You know what to do down there!"

"Turns out someone got a look at the guy that did Joe Peeps."

Episode 9, Season 5 - Unidentified Black Males

Tony Blundetto

In the episode "Unidentified Black Males", Tony tells his cousin Tony Blundetto that he wants to speak to him outside of the club.

During their conversation, Tony accuses him of carrying out the hit on Joey Peeps. He knows this because a witness saw a man with a limp leaving the scene of the crime.

He then berates Blundetto for threatening the family's neutrality by acting like a free agent.

At the time, Johnny Sack and Little Carmine were at war with each other. However, Tony wanted to stay out of it. By acting as an assassin for Little Carmine, Blundetto was putting the New Jersey family at risk of being dragged into the conflict.

Ahmed and Muhammad

Episode 2, Season 6 - Join the Club

Ahmed and Muhammad

Ahmed and Muhammad are frequent customers at the Bada Bing! During this scene, they are talking to Christopher about Tony's condition.

In the previous episode, Tony had been shot by his uncle Junior.

"F**cking slander if you ask me!"

Episode 6, Season 6 - Live Free or Die

slander if you ask me

Christopher tells the crew that Vito Spatafore has been spotted at a gay bar wearing a motorcycle outfit.

In response, Paulie says, "I don't know. F**cking slander if you ask me!"

Paulie sees the Mother Mary at the Bada Bing

Episode 9, Season 6 - The Ride

Mother Mary - Bada Bing

In the episode "The Ride", Paulie walks into the Bada Bing late at night. While he is walking through the club, something catches his attention. He then looks around and sees a vision of the Virgin Mary floating above the stage.

It is worth pointing out that a reflection of Mary appears in one of the mirrors.

In other words, Paulie wasn't seeing things.

"Vito has to go."

Episode 11, Season 6 - Cold Stones

Bada Bing

Silvio Dante instructs an employee on how to clean the Bada Bing sign.

During this scene, Tony finally decides that Vito has to go. In his opinion, the situation is having too much of a negative impact on the family's business dealings with New York. He also argues that Vito should have remained where he was and never come back.

Tony's losing streak

Episode 16, Season 6 - Chasing It

Tony losing streak

When Tony loses another bet, he leaves the bar and walks into the back office. After closing the door, he lets out his frustration by smashing things and throwing a chair.

Silvio is shot outside of the club

Episode 20, Season 6 - The Blue Comet

Silvio shot

In the episode "The Blue Comet", Silvio and Patsy are leaving the strip club when soldiers from New York pull up and open fire.

Silvio is critically injured in the shooting. Meanwhile, Patsy takes off running.

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