The sign pointing you to the 1881 Club on Washington Blvd. is a classic old beauty. The club itself, however, looks like the kind of night spot I wouldn't enter on my own.
So although I can't review it I googled some links for you:
A review from ClubPlanet.com.
And here's a rave from SleazyBars.com.
So my guess was right, but it's all relative.
I'm not saying I've never been in a sleazy bar. I'm saying...well, I'm not saying. I'm sure the owners of the 1881 Club would understand. One doesn't get to be a classic old beauty without some wear and tear.