03/02/2012 AT 06:00 AM EST
Only a week after announcing he'd completed stint in rehab
, Gerard Butler
hit up Beacher's Madhouse in L.A. around 1 a.m. to scope out the scene. The Scottish actor
tried to go incognito in a hat and leather jacket: He was immediately noticed – especially by female clubgoers, who came over to chat throughout the night.
Butler, meanwhile, stuck to bottled water and chatted up the burlesque show's impresario, Jeff Beacher, who also sipped water. The two seemed to be pretty good friends, according to an onlooker. But that didn't stop the female attention, and at one point, a woman came over and danced close to the actor while DJ Baby Chino performed.
Butler was polite but didn't seem very interested in the women's attention, leaving the club solo around 1:30 a.m.