Hostess clubs, originally known as cabaret clubs (キャバクラ, Kyabakura), are places where all the playable protagonists (save one) can spend a certain amount of money to sit down at a table and chat with a hostess. If the protagonist replies to all the questions the hostess asks with jokes, signs of interest, or in some cases, say things that won't stress her out at all, he can then take her out for dates.