Cabaret Lounge (CLOSED)503 W Burnside Portland, OR 97209 Northwest Portland & near Downtown Portland
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The more down and dirty of downtown's strip club offerings, Cabaret plays to mixed reviews. The bouncers are reputedly surly, and the drinks none-too-strong, but so what else is new - it's a strip club. Word on the street is the lap dances are worth every penny. This location has been approximately one million bars in the last twenty years - you may remember it most recently as The Caribou ("The Buck Bar") or Canita.
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The waitress was super awesome and the dancers were talkative and wanted to give a good show.highly recommended!!!
I was there yesterday for the first time.
There was a tiny little chick with almost no tits doing unbelievable acrobatics on the bar. There was also another tiny girl who was smoking hot. She had one of the best bodies I've ever seen. Another black woman who did handstands, shoving her face into your crotch and her crotch into your face. It was nice.
I might go back again tonight.
We went here for my boyfriends 21st birthday. I have also never been to a strip club before..I had SUCH a fun time! The girls were super sweet and treated my boyfriend and I awesome. It's a really chill atmosphere and the bouncer was super nice. It's nice how you can hang out and tip the girls or just sit and relax at a table. The drinks are about average price but super strong. They really want to get you trashed! We went here again last night and once again had an awesome time. I've been to cabaret II in Gresham and THAT place is a DUMP. you must come here, it's awesome.
Walking into Cabaret, I wasn't sure my bf and I had picked a winner. Definitely dirty but being completely trashed I figured we'd give it a chance. We got the best lap dances we'd ever had from some really cool girls. Most fun I've ever had at a strip club.
guy at the front door was a mini juan carlos w too much attitude. most of the strippers were skinny blondes w fake tits (your run of the mill) and backwards wearing thongs. good music rotation , bad customer care skill from everyone but the bartender.
I live not really far from there and that corner at night like early is one I avoid because of the other people not because of the club. I have not been doing a vary good job the last two nights of avoiding that block because it is a strait shot to get acrost burnside. Last night O went by and a dancer (didnot get her name) was in that nook where they smoke and asked me for a light. I was perfectly ok with that and upon digging threw her purs she was out of smokes and so I gave her one. we talked about leagal problems DUI and she was one of the most plessent people I have talked to yet in the 3 weeks I have lived hear. Being that it is her bissnes to be nice to the public it would I supose be normal But this vary beautiful blond lady in the yellowish lepperd pattern like outfit was a vary sweet person. Im in my fortys and not unatractive but average so I'm not an intimmadating person but she suprised me with her cander and looked me in the eyes when she spoke. After I went on I thought it would be nice to know her name and her and I could have good conversation over a cup of coffee. I have been in the place once and its ok but that day the striper was not neerly as plesant as her. You know who you are please wright me at (michaelroach1967@yahoo)
I was looking for a strip club, can anyone direct me to one? How about a cup of coffee, I've been looking all morning. Big whoop- it's a strip club- somewhere to show your outta town friends..
My Boy friend and I like to go the Cab from time to time. It gets his motor running for the girls to get nasty with me...which most of them do. It's the old thing about guys liking to watch 2 women togther. LOL The girls are beautiful and smell wonderful. With not being into women enough to take someone home with us this really is a great substitute....although a couple of the girls were very interesting Hmmmm???
I spent 160.00 for 6 lap dances with the same girl and it was awesome I want some more of her sometime soon
Made a trip to PDX this last weekend and wanted to check out the strip scene, glad that I did, Lilly had me hooked on lap dances, You guys got a good girl in her. Lilly, come on over and see me.
Friends and I were enjoying our time there. Great staff, great dancers, stiff drinks, not to bad on prices. After several lap dances, we were, well I was, ejected in the end. Hands to myself, and still being pretty new, I crossed a line I am still not sure where it existed (still don't). Thankfully I was sober, had already paid (and tipped) the bar staff, and had cash for the 20 second lap dance. This allowed me to exit quickly, quietly, and without disturbing the other guests. It was a fun time in all, just still left scratching my head at the end. Probably will not be going back, avoid a followup awkward moment.
Went on a Wednesday night and had a good time. Most of the girls were very hot and very nice. Some a very aggressive on the touching, which I understand isn't the norm for this area -- but much appreciated. Dances aren't private, but they are in the back dimly lit area -- which is good enough as long as it isn't too crowded back there. Bouncer is a bit of a douche. I sat at the rail most of the night, tipping steadily for 2 hours. One song goes by and I'm zoned out or talking, and the guy comes up and tells me I have to tip _every_ song to sit there. Probably would have gotten more money out of me after that if he'd just let it go, but I moved soon after this comment. But overall had a good time and will likely go back next time I'm in town.
So this place is neither a palace of debauchery and sin with tits being slammed into your face like at (Safari, Spyce, or Carnival) nor a temple of gorgeous flesh to view but not touch as at (Dolphin II or Stars). The stages are high so it's hard to talk to the girls. They don't seem to want to talk that much anyway. There's two stages but even with the multiple stages I would often run into the problem of only seeing blondes dancing (which bores me) so I've bailed both times before spending more than 15, 20 minutes there. Sorry. Staff seems nice enough. A lot of the girls are hot. But they're just not friendly like at other clubs. The low cover is a bonus though. But I would go to Spyce first.
no private lap dance rooms. but that doesn't stop the "dirty" dancing. i saw one cute tattooed girl with dark hair give some fat sweaty bald dude a dirty lap dance. it was pretty sad. but good for him.
Iíve lived within a mile of this place for three years and pass it almost everyday on my way downtown. Truthfully Iíve been scared of by the rough looking clientele on the corner and a somewhat unfavorable reputation among my friends.
The other night after enough liquid courage consumed at multiple other bars in the area I manned up and decided to give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised. Itís not an international destination mind you but a bar that fits right in to Portland eclectic atmosphere. The dancers were sexy, the music bumping, and the bartenders were friendly. I had an interesting conversation with one bartender in particular whose name Joyce; she was super smart, sexy and she poured a mean drink. Overall she made my night and I left feeling completely satisfied.
I hung out at the Cabaret a couple times this past week..WOW..It's like something outta pulp fiction...I was really impressed by the Dj.. I normally hate stripclub dj's listening to them talk in that wierd over-caffinated voice..The Dj at Cabaret(His name is either C.O. or O.C.)was actually witty and fun, and he talked like a regular person....If your scared to take a walk on the wild side the cabaret isn't for you..but if you like sexy chicks, good drinks and intresting peaple check it...ms rob...
Love it, Love it, Love it!!! had a great time!!! Defly some creepy people up in there but it worth it for the girls. Debra is the BEST, i love that girl!!!
Never have a bartender in a strip club make you a drink, you're way better off having a pint. After you have a pint or three make sure you get a couple of lap dances form Casie.Im not saying I've had a lot of dances but damn, it was the best I've ever had. I was sporting wood for a hour because of her.
Cabaret is no more a blight on the eye along Burnside than any other building in that area and much less than many.
However, judge not a strip club on it's four humble corners... for that, who can not agree that we must enter... into a club that is entirely amusing, distinct, fun and more than a bit reckless.
Cabaret has absolutely the best blend of patrons, dancers and music of any club I've ever been to.
Businessmen, undercover cops, drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, histers, musicians, actors, bike gangs, street kids, skateboarders, frat boys and their arm candy, underage gaggles of girls, bums, drunks, philosophers and professionals all gather under this one roof, and I'll eat a hat if you can show me another club with that mix on nearly a daily level.
And, the chicks are falling out of the cracks in the ceiling, and seemingly multiply (a downfall, alas, broke strippa's be meeeeaan!) by the week. NO SHIT, THERE ARE SELDOM FEWER THAN 20 GIRLS ON A NIGHT, SPLIT BETWEEN THREE STAGES, AND AS MANY AS 30 ON THE WEEKENDS.
certainly, they are not all a treasure to behold, but, seriously, look around, take some names.... there is a huge migration pattern between Union Jacks and Cab... note, formerly featured cover and ad girls Paris and Madigun work at cab. as does Necee, who is freakin hot AND smart. whatever, besides girls of reknown, there are a smattering of super hot, talented, sexy girls, and more than a few willing to get down for the dollar.
all in all, Cab is a distinctly Portland downtown experience, that represents a more true cross section of our city.
go there. or die.
she was HOT ,unique,special,great dancer.i'm still remembering you cute ass,great bud,WOW SALMA ,TELL ME WHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK.IDON'T MIND XPENDING MORE MONEY ON YOU,AWESOME TREATMENT.DA
It's a strip club in Oregon, not Amsterdam dumbass. Get better at keeping your drug habit on the DL or get used to having this happen a LOT. Hope they took your stash. I couldn't stop laughing at your indignation you ignorant fuck.
Had the best lap dances I've ever had at this place. There was a couple of very sweet, beautiful girls there that I spent some quality time with. One of the waitresses was a complete bitch and almost kicked us out because a girl that was with us was drunk and belligerent. The other waitress was very nice and never let us go thirsty. Drink prices were outrageous, and I spent WAY too much money, but I had a great time because of the sweet ladies and the one nice waitress.
Last night, the bouncers aka "macho men" told me to BE QUIET! In a strip club, what the hell were they thinking! Anyways, they told me to be quiet and then after I failed to do so, these beef cakes walked up and picked me up, literally throwing me out like DJ Jazzy Jeff on Fresh Prince! After I was laying on the sidewalk with my 140 lb skinny ass, the 6 bouncers aka "macho men" decided they wanted to teach me a lesson. So they continued to beat my ass on burnside at 2 in the morning. Talk about unprofessionalism! I didn't even do anything wrong and was beat up for having a good time. I will never go back to this establishment, except for when I hand them my lawsuit.
I was in the club on sat. night and i got the BEST lap dance i have ever got at any club by Cameron. She is so so beautiful and is also the nicest dancer i have ever talked to! if you want to be fully satisfied from a lap dance go into the cabaret and find cameron and ask her for one, she is the one with the hot body and the long legs. You will not regret this I promise you!
I went there last night with a group from work. Not a bad place, Bambi is the greatest. Philly needs her badly. I spent most of my night there with her.
One of my friends had been giving the dancers cash all night, then a girl came on stage who saw a one in his hand, and when he didn't give it to her IMMEDIATELY, she yelled at him until he set it down and also got the bouncer to kick him and all our friends out. We're still not sure why or how this happened; she wasn't a good dancer, and as soon as she saw the bill started heckling him to put it down. WTF? This place was WEIRD. Sure, they had good music for the girls to dance to, but it was pretty much the creepiest strip club I've been to.
12:15 AM Saturday night, Dude is being led to the private area for a dance.
[bouncer] do me a favour, if youre getting a dance, dont touch [dude] what are u talking about? Who did I touch? [bouncer] Ive seen you here too many time [dude] youre being a jerk. it's my second time. what the fuck! [bouncer] just dont touch [dude] i didnt touch anyone. ive spent $400 on tips and drinks. whats your fucking problem? [bouncer] dont like it, get the fuck out [dude shoving his drink in bouncer's chest] why dont you shove this up your Ass?
dude is kicked out through the side door.
Big picture: Overlly aggressive security staff. Overall: Nasty place, weird vibe.
The place is filthy; not just dirty, but filthy...I'm talking disgusting despite the dim lighting filthy.
The staff is rude and pushy and the booze -insanely- overpriced. ($9.25 for a shot of Bushmills and $4.75 for a weak and watered down well drink?!) The bartender told me they were out of the cheap beer that I asked for then I saw a different bartender pour the same kind of beer for another patron. Then the bartenders also seem to have a habit of dumping drinks before they're finished.
Don't waste your time...don't waste your money. There are much better places within spitting distance.
This is a crazy fun place! The dancer are hot, and so is the bar staff,'Jamie the bartender is one of the greatest girls anyone could ever meet she is great at what she does and excepts everyone for who they are and knows how to make everyone fill good. I loved everyone there, the girls were all like sisters to me and I miss you all... So if you are looking for a great night out i highly recommend this club, dont let the outside scar you away cause the inside will blow your mind!
My wife and I travel around to as many of these type of clubs as possible. Had a good time here, girls were hot. Enjoyed the diverse set of dancers, preferably of darker skinned orientation. I would go back.
F'ing awesome. WAAAAY better than I expected. Went to Magic Garden earlier, and my usual high expectations for once were not met (they're usually great over there). Decided to try out the Cabaret and wow ... what a great time on a Tuesday night. Glad I'm not making more money, else I'd lose it all there. Good stuff.
First time ever at a strip club, first lap dance ever by "Kelly". I dont know if all strippers are that nice but she blew my mind. I..think im in...love?
Note to pussies in Portland: A few black guys on the corner doesn't constitute a bad neighborhood. Come up to the Ranier Vally if you want to see a real ghetto. The Caberet is the best club in your pathetic "city". The dancers are mostly anorexic, but they compensate with friendliness and utter shamelessness. (On your knees, rubbin my cock and suckin my finger...now that is a lap dance) Chick named Judy gave me the best private dance I've had, even in Vegas.
We had fun here. Some HOT ladies!! Three stages. Saw only one chunky chick, a good time to hit the john when she comes up, for the most part nice honeys. Some of the girls were bruised, probably from the poles or ???
Music was mostly hip hop and rap, They need to mix in some techno and dance styles IMO. The girls here are not shy. One of the girls folds a dollar and slides it up her trim and dances around.. talented! A couple of the girls were making out on stage and spanking eachother...Fucking Hot. Didn't see this kind of love at any of the other places. Good drink service. Didn't get a lap dance but looked over and saw the girls were climbing on the boys, compared to the Acrop where they wont touch you and they wont let you touch..LAME.
Highly recommended place!!
the door guys are pretty good but scum does get in, trust me. i have even had money stolen by a BT there (short changed often) though she has been suspended (i think for three months). my favorite BT Jamie (sp?) there is chill though. beautiful & tough!
I'd always driven by this place and figured it would be a total disaster. Looks shady, in a bad part of town, have to step over drugged out homeless to get in... But I was downtown and drunk on st. patty's day and stopped in. Had a fantastic time. The music was great, the girls were smokin and the staff was all very friendly. Security must have been good too cause there were no shady patrons to be found. But bring lots of cash! Those girls can milk ya! Oh... and get a private dance with Nikita! Best $20 you can spend!
We ordered a drink from a waitress, and then she dissapeared. So, we ordered a drink from another server, and the original waitress had a real attitude towards us after that. She refused to let us leave without ordering more drinks; she swore at us; told us to get the f*** out. Nice customer service skills, right? This place is straight up skanky and they have nothing but trash for employees. Mary's club is a better choice, as far as strip clubs go.
Everyone is just damn nice in this place. They might not quite measure up to the little place on the corner by your house, but for a strip club I've been surprised at how everyone behind the bar and most of the guys at the door and most of the girls are genuinely nice and friendly. The ambiance is pretty good and it's less of a dive than most of the clubs in town. The only thing I don't get is Rich in the other review talking about smoking a hukka. Whatever he was on that day I want some. I haven't seen anything resembling equipment like that in several visits. I wonder if he was sitting with a giant caterpillar...
Seriously. The girls are scary. The location is scary. Having to walk through hookers and drug dealers to get in the front door is scary. How long before they crack down on those nasty table dances? Ah! Get me out of here!!!!
I enjoyed my time at Cabaret.I was treated fairly and not like some perv, the owner introduced himself and offerd to buy us a round. What other place would do that? Compaired to the other strip joints that have tried following in Cabarets foot steps in that district and failed. It blows the others ("Lush", and others not to be named) out of the water. I enjoyed smoking a Hukka while eating my $5 dollar Steak and washing it down with glass of scotch, wile having hot girls nude..Ummm what more can a guy ask for. I would recommed it.
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