Montego's (CLOSED)15826 SE Division Portland, OR 97236 Milwaukie & near Southeast Portland
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Montego's closed in 2011. The venue is now Wild Orchid.
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I stopped in on a Monday or Tuesday a few weeks ago for the first time. It was only about 3pm and the place was full. Patrons were all having a lively conversation, seemed like everyone knew each other. The dancer on stage was really hot, I decided I’d get a drink and some change and go sit by the stage. The girl behind the bar ran up to me yelling “Hold on guys, I gota say hi to my future lover”, touched my hand and winked at me saying she’d be right with me. She started making some flaming drink, it was pretty cool to watch. The rum and coke she poured was almost clear and it only cost 3 bucks. The price was surprising considering they don’t have a cover. While she was making my drink one of the patrons next to me introduced himself as Steve and told me they were arguing about the Blazers. I’m more of a football fan, but I really liked how friendly the atmosphere was. The mix of people was interesting, there was a guy in a white dress shirt and slacks, a couple of frat boys, a biker and some older guys that looked like construction workers on lunch. They had 5 girls, three of them really hot. The bartender was hot too, reminded me of Anna Nicole. They all were really flirty, one dancer started giving me a neck rub while I was sitting by the bar. I ended up spending a few hours there instead of having one drink like I planned. So yeah, great bar. Wish it was closer to my place though.
I used to go to this bar a long time ago and it used to be pretty sketchy. But I have to say it's been cleaned up pretty good. I like that they still allow strippers under 21 unlike most other bars, so even during the day the strippers have been hot. It's really laid back since it's pretty small, I go with my girlfriend almost every other week. Most bartenders there mix awesome drinks, especially the two chicks that work there. The blonde one gets excited if you ask her to suggest a drink, she is funny as hell and we usually go on her days. I heard the other chick bartender was the owner? Not sure if that's true but I wish she was on stage! If you go don't get their house vodka though, it's pretty crappy.
I have driven by montegos a numerous amount of times and not once did i think I would go in there. Drunk already and I was bored on a weekend night with a buddy. First chick I saw I could have gone without. there was 2 tattooed HOT as FUCK I mean hot! women I could have been content with those 2 all night. Besides them being hot. I like the dive bar and the bartender pours some nice alcoholic drinks for real. I myself will be going back on a friday night in hopes to see more tattooed girls
I went into montegos the other night and it was small, had one stage, there were 3 hot girls, no bouncer but the bartender and the dj looked like professional football players, alot more intimidating than your average wimpy strip club security guards, i felt completely safe and there might have only been one stage but the rack was completely full i could barely find a place to sit but luckily got one and i was impressed, good cheap drinks and hot girls, what more could you ask for?
I have a friend who dances for a living. Through a series of events she found herself being scheduled at the "low end" clubs in town. (Thankfully, she's moved to much higher end places since then.) During this stretch of time, I'd escort her to a club, drop her off, and then spend a couple of hours visiting the locations for her next two or three shifts.
Of all the dives she was scheduled at, none were as bad as Montego's.
The place is a dark, dismal bar with a single stage. I vaguely remember a place for lap dances in a corner, but most of the "customers" weren't even looking at the girls who took the stage. The bartender was a nice, talkative guy and the DJ seemed so pleasant as to be out of place. Bouncer? If there was one, he was either the DJ or the bartender pulling double duty. Like many of the girls I spoke with, she refused her shift at Montego's.
If you're looking for girls - or even just a place to relax and get a beer - Montego's is NOT the place to go. To call it a hole would be insulting to back alley potholes everywhere.
What's worse is that the bar has a very bad reputation in the dancing community. Sure, they're rumors - but I heard them from bouncers and dancers alike, questioning the safety of the girls that work there. Can you imagine hanging out in a low-rent sort of place where even the dancers are scared? Me either. Definitely cross Montego's off your list.
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