Union Jack's938 E Burnside st Portland, OR 97214 Southeast Portland & near Northeast Portland
Update this Bar - Review/Comment on this Bar
Look for video on:
BarFly's Review of Union Jack's
Boasting Portland's finest alterna-seductresses since before Suicide Girls were capitalized, Union Jack's goth ’n’ punk-tinged ladies shimmy to better-than-average tunes and the occasional band (twas a recognized venue of the old NXNW), while the rocker crowds, and relatively-female-friendly atmosphere (many drawn by the instructional pole dancing classes), loosen boundaries between performers and clientele.
Not the best place for a lapdance, perhaps, and the surly-to-hostile bartenders make proper boozing a chore, but a small price considering the club's distinct, edgy charms.
Getting to Union Jack's
Reader ReviewsAdd your own review or comment
first rev of an SC. i've been traveling around for work all around the country for quite some time but only started hitting these types of establishments in the past year. every club really is different, but the atmosphere here was right up my alley and may now be a favorite though it's probably for my personal taste. i did stop through Mary's and LD as some basis for local comparison. venue itself is a bit divey, but has a legit edgy feel to it, plastic glasses + tattoos make me think hipster hell but i was down. it was a first to see some of the girls reading books on the couch in between their sets but that prolly just means it was slow for them. the girls on the balance were very cute and they do dance, and there were those who performed very very well. mostly had the alternative look which worked for me. the regulars seem cool also - met a few while getting to know my fave from my visits. drink prices were great @ 4.50 for bottle beer or well drinks with soda. i did get the push for dances within the first moments of interactions with a few of the girls, but that's expected with the territory.
i go to clubs to be entertained and yes the interactions you have here can be very entertaining from chatting with the girls, either when at the bar or when you get rocked all the way back in the deep rolling recliners placed around the stages during a performance ;). to patrons, remember to tip and do so accordingly! the cash exchange part of course alters real world interaction dynamics, but for what it is, the value i received from the interactions here was quite good.
soundtrack was awesome for this patron; it was a tasteful selection of rock from the 80s to the present. watching one of the very talented pole workers mouthing the words to INXS - Need You Tonight during her routine and rounds around the rail was great addition to her performance. word of note, definitely watch your drinks around the stages, i watched one patron get his shot of Bushmills knocked over from a stomp during the same girl's routine at smaller front stage. i think she might have done so intentionally also as it was encroaching on her performance zone, but oddly enough, that made me like this place even more.
Keep it up UJ..
The reason being that i felt totally disgusted when I entered the bathroom. The stench of piss almost made me willing to go piss outside and pay the cover to get back in. Maybe they should use some of those cover fees to hire a fucking janitor. Sure it was a saturday night but other places are just as busy and their bathrooms dont smell like uncleaned outhouses, i say outhouse because calling it a port-a-potty would be to nice.
The dancers were amazingly hot and very skilled in high energy pole dancing. If I was not going to drink and therefore not pee, i would go there... but without food (did they have food?) and drinking, why even go?
oh yeah, the really fucking hot and skilled dancers...
clean that shit up, or is that part of the gutter punk, unbathed, wearing the same clothes every day and not showering vibe your are going for?
Stopped by while waiting for a seat at nearby restaurant Le Pigeon. It was a really slow Thursday night - but the dancers were still smiling and dancing with heart (and other anatomical parts) whether or not anyone was at the rail. I sat at the bar (... walked tips up to the stage - not a deadbeat, thank you) and received great service and some friendly conversation with the demure barkeep and one of the more extroverted dancers. Good well coordinated tune selection - even before the DJ showed-up. The dancers ranged from traditional to alt beauties; one dancer was surgically enhanced (within reason - I'm guessing she was already hot before the mods... just my 2 cents) the others were natural. Excellent assortment of draft and bottled beers. I'll be back - and will recommend this place to friends and coworkers.
I know who this guy is, or I thought I did. Middle aged, below average height, salt and pepper hair, recently divorced, basically the strip club clientele cliche.
He seemed like an okay guy until I found out he had unsuccessfully attempted to date one of my coworkers (Veruca) and was borderline stalking her by coming into her workplace (Union Jacks). Interesting that you deem her "too old" for the job when she is still about ten years out of your league buddy.
For the record the girls at Union Jacks are hands down the most talented, kick-ass chicks i have ever worked with. We like each other and we like our customers, which is a rare thing in this industry. It doesn't usually work so much when you try to play us against each other. When that didn't work he trashed us online, which in my opinion was both cowardly and inaccurate.
Rose stole my heart. Only in Portland for a few days. Now I'm gone and can't stop thinking of her. She is perfect in every way: beautiful, exotic, mysterious, energetic, and very generous in her erotic dancing. Union Jack's is way better than anything on Bourbon Street.
Um...is this still the place to write reviews of Union Jacks??
During my stripping career in Portland, I started out at UJ's and am damn proud of it. The place has great management and a pretty unique vibe. Sure, there's stuff I wasn't that into, but that's any club. I have fond memories of dancing at Jacks and found a lot of the regulars to be pretty cool. The place really helped me get my dancing and performance game on. Appreciation.
I'm glad you prove my point. Everything you think about me is wrong. I've been laid 4 times this week, don't work 9-5 make tons more than you ever will and have gone to strip clubs for many years enjoying the female form in all it's beauty. Something I enjoy but in context. I have met 100's of girls and find almost all to argue the same points about their jobs and always, always bring up the non-needed college degree. I far from hate strippers, I just know how silly it is to try and become more with them and I like to inform my fellow patrons of the dangers that lurk there. Don't try and separate relationships and sex. Of course you'll read that as it's only about sex but actually my point is that it's not. I'm trying to think of the equivalent of having the rolls reversed but the difference between men and women make that hard. A few strippers I have met have built a giant wall around what they do in order to have some kind of normalcy in their home life... an interesting dichotomy unto itself. There is a giant gap in the emotional side of someone who does what you do when it comes to love. That is a generalized opinion and I have not yet found the exception. I'm sorry you find that offensive. You should try not hating so much.
In response to "Doing Jack" aka "Just talking Smack" Quote - Really funny stuff here. Just reading from Jim Wood and the strippers response. First off, Jim what are you thinking, that these women would ever be anything more than what they are? Do you really want to be friends with them or worse? Here's a little test for you to try this theory. Go down to the Pearl this weekend and stop the first young couple you see. Ask the guy if he'd mind if his girl friend took off all her close for you, bent over and let you examine her holes in detail while she swung her legs around and touched herself. After you wake up in the hospital you may not yet be convinced, I would suggest you try a few more times but this time offer them a buck. If you survive maybe you'd start to get the idea of what it might be like to date such a female and how you might actually take to it. I've had the opportunity to date a few strippers over the years and I'll tell you once the fun wares off it gets old fast. All the ones I talk with at these clubs all have some major issues. Take the humorous response you got. There's the ubiquitous college degree mention and the hilarious Cirque du Soleil reference. In touch with reality? I think not. Good luck with your fantasy hopping, don't spend too much money on these things and go find yourself some real women, they can be even more passionate and actually emotional which goes a long way."
Dude. What is your problem? Haven't gotten any lately? Do you have any idea how hard it is for a "stripper" to find a boyfriend that doesn't A) Want her to quit dancing and control her ... or B) Keep dancing so he can take all of her "hard" (no pun intended) earned money and control her?
I have been dancing nearly a decade and "Exotic Dancing" is one of the most mind-fucking professions out there. Don't be so judgmental and cruel, you do NOT "know" EVERY "stripper" in the world; though it seems you either wish you did or that you innately have a deep yearning to want to get to know ALL of us (hence you always going after a hot piece of that stripper tail) Not to mention.. Just where was it you said you met ALL of these MANY strippers you have dated? Was it on campus at the non-existent-stripper-college you attended or was it merely accomplished by frequenting those very fine establishments you claim to be such a waste of YOUR time and money?
I do have a college degree (of course I do, what stripper doesn't right?)
But then again, I have also met multi-millionaires without them. What difference does a fricking degree make anyways?! No one cares or should even give a shit besides a potential employer or perhaps the person that holds the degree for (usually for their own piece of mind).
Though I have a degree and you do not... I am not any more respectable than you (I consider manners, diplomacy, honor, wisdom; and the application there of) to be the "respectable" characteristics of a human incarnate. On the same note, just because I am working as a "Strip-club-party-hostess" (and I'm damn good at it to boot) and you my sad, angry friend are stuck working in some 9-5 shitty-low-paying job does not make you superior to me in any fucking way....
Though it seems to me we are in very separate tax brackets. ;p
Don't be a hater.
I've got to respond to "Jim Wood" (nice stage name)! I have been a dancer for a couple years and have worked in a couple clubs around Oregon, including Union Jack's. First of all let me tell you that along with being the cleanest and classiest club, Jack's also has the genuinely nicest core crew of girls that I've ever worked with! And they are crazy talented!!! Mr. Wood, I'd like to say that somehow you managed to pick on three girls who are particularly talented, sweet, and freakin' gorgeous! Their dancing isn't just on par with Sassy's (I love Sassy's girls too!), the three you mentioned could practically be in Cirque du Soleil AND they're willing to teach newbies all their tricks (and do your makeup)! Billie is one of the most powerful dancers I've EVER seen and she is so hot with her long rainbow-colored dreads. Veruca is definitely a Barbie, if Barbie wore black vinyl, had tattoos, and could kill you with a look. And Kennedy is a tall, cool blonde contortionist. Oh ya, and I'm pretty sure all three have college degrees just FYI.
You say you bought dances and spent $200... sounds like you were having a pretty good time until something went wrong. My guess would be that if you got attitude from one or all of these three girls that says ALOT more about you than them (as does posting such rude comments). You must have either propositioned one (or all) for illicit acts, said mean things abut their coworkers, or smelled really, really bad- 'cause remember we dancers are there to make $, that means we'll put up with a lot of nasty & be nice to you anyway. If you got dogged by these sweeties, you deserved it. And now, you're just angry with no pretty girl on your lap and no place else to vent. How sad :(
Stopped in over the Christmas holiday when I was in town expecting to see what I always loved Union Jacks for. Stiff drinks, hot tattooed chicks, and great music! But I was very disappointed. The girls were so so looking (not to mention snappy and rude), the drinks were impossible to get, the DJ wasn't remotely interesting, the stage was uncomfortable for my neck to strain to see the girls, and there was no where to sit. Bad times =(
I saw Ms. Gunn last night.. I see you don't know her REAL name, which is what she introduces herself as/ goes by; and no I won't tell you.. let her do it. She gave me one of her cards with her schedule on it so I thought I would take the liberty of posting it for her (she's my favorite stripper at jacks) Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat 1o:30 -close.. She doesn't seem to make it till around 11pm - says it takes her 24 hours to get ready or something. Peace, see you at Jacks ;P
Rockin' good time... I read another review complaining about the cover at the door.. SHUT THE FUCK UP... GO HOME CHEAP ASS. FYI (you buy a vip you, your friends, the cheap bum under the Burnside bridge all can get in riding your sexy little golden card like the magical unicorn it is!)Sad to see Paris is back.. Yuck. Billie's cool (good stage dance)Reagan (hot red-head), Bella's cute (when she fall's off the stage)There is a few that should loose a little weight.. oh Madigun? super-hot dances, extra nice ass ;p All in all this is a great club, and they have great russian food... CHECK IT!
Second time i been there for like about a year. Girls seem Miserable ha. One of em was Obviously havinga Bad day i didnt even wanna sit near Stage. Mad Face dancing. As she was picking her Money up from the stage and sayin Thanx!, She had a Mad Dog Face like she didnt wanna be there and not loking at anybody.But like i said second time being hre after a year. So ill be returning to check it out and see what day is the best day to go.
I used to come every weekend to see this girl and now she's missing?! What did you do with Ms. Gunn and where can I find her... Oh, by the way great job on the Exotic Magazine cover with her on it :o Best one I've seen yet.
its one of the best places in portland, however, the metalfence needs to be removed. you need to sit straight up to see something...
I used to LOVE Union Jack's. The girls were fabulous entertainers who knew how to work the pole, the stage and the audience. However, things have really changed in the last few months. Girls I LOVED are MIA(Paris, MaryJane, Dominique), and many of the new girls are cute - but just don't hold the crowd's attention. Also, what happened to the stage? I hate that metal 'fence' around the perimeter of the stage, that limits the girls' interactions with the audience and obscures the view for those not sitting front and center. I miss the Union's I knew and loved.
The vibe is exactly what I like in a strip club. Sexy, a little seedy, but not skanky/sleazy. Also, the patrons are not creepy old men, pot-bellied slobs on business trips, or arrogant "playaz". The girls are good looking and I have decent conversation EVERY time. They aren't scammers or fake-boob/colagen-lip/cocaine-thigh types. The drinks are pretty good too.
Dancers are awesome for the most part. Probably some of the best performances in town. Erotically, acrobatically, energetically. Bouncers however may occasionally use far too much force when throwing people out.
girls were fairly decent. The blonde bartender had a nice rack and was better looking then some of the dancers. I asked if she danced and she said she was to old. Not in my book baby..
Right off the bat, this was my frst experience in a club (as it was for my wife, who came too) so I don't have too much to compare it to. That being said, it was a great experience for both of us. The girls were very hot and the pole acrobatics made our jaws drop. The only down side was the smoke (we usually frequent a non-smoking environment like the Boiler Room). But on the whole, it was great.
Frequent traveler to Portland, first time to UJ's. I went early on a Thursday night around 7:30 - no cover. The bar service was fine, and the girls, wow. All the girls were friendly, smart and hot...not too much pressure for a lap dance, but if you're going to chat better pay up for a dance - don't waste their time. I met a little red head with curly hair - I think I was destined to marry her :) I wish I could remember her name...I hope to see her again before she leaves for Amsterdam
I've been here a few times before, but never late night. There is a cover (5 bucks after 10 and 3 bucks before evidently, that starts around 7 or 8PM).
Different vibe... not always bad, but the women hustle you to buy drinks there more than most places on the eastside (I guess I mean most decent places like Devils Point or Sassy's)...
One dancer kept bugging me to buy her a drink even after I explained that I was only there to see a friend... didn't want to take that for an answer and stormed off! It was mostly amusing more than anything else.
The dancer quality is above average for sure..
The crowd is diverse with biz types, scumbags,stripers wannabe boyfriends/girlfriends, hipsters, and suburban cruisers.
The drink service I received was pretty prompt but the alcohol content was weak.
All in all... I'd say a 6 out of 10 rating for me.
I worked at UJ's for about 6 months recently. I've danced all over the west coast and Nevada so I know how clubs can differ. This was a great experience. The clientele is fun, the place gets busy and rowdy, and the girls are very down to earth for the most part. I truly appreciated every unique style and look that the dancers here had to offer. The staff there are wonderful and I'm going to miss seeing you guys! I just wanted to tell everyone thank you for all the fun times, and I'll be sure to stop in and say hi now and then. To all of my regulars and everyone else I've had the pleasure of dancing for, thank you all so much and I hope to see you again sometime. You can always send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to see where I'm at. Have a great year!
Went and had the best lap dance in PORTLAND?! with a girl named Judy, super hot 70s babe with sweet lil bush, thank god, it's nice to see a woman who known how to really please a man. I just wish she wasnt so busy. And get another bartender. & Kennidy had the best stage set ever, made it look easy. thanks girls ;)
I've been frequenting another club in East Portland for years, but went to Jack's for the first time last week. Great selection of girls, even on a weekday afternoon. All seemed friendly -- of course I usually tip a girl $5 per set on stage. ($1 seems almost disrespectful for what they do, and we started tipping strippers $1/dance 20 years ago or more. Time to catch up with inflation.) The only downer was the bartender. I got tired of standing there holding my $20 on the bar while she ignored me and shot the breeze with her friends. This happened repeatedly. I always tip the bartender $1 per drink, so that wasn't it. She's just rude and unprofessional. A bartender can determine the atmosphere of a place, and this one sucks.
The place is absolutely the coolest club in Portland... I'm from LA and I was so impressed to find such a rockin' club in Lil' Ol' Portland! Wow~ the girls were amazing, dances exceptional, the girls seemed so happy to work there... One girl did mention something about the boss/ owner.. I guess they are from Russia... she said it's the best company she's ever worked for, so whomever is running this place seems to really value their dancers (and as a long time stripclub patron I think that's very rare). Not to mention there was some famous band and their whole crew in the club one of the nights I was in (thought that to be kind of strange seeing as I wasn't in LA). Anyways... Thanks for the great time uj's! Next time I'm in Portland I'll definitely Be back to check you guys out!
Hottest stripper in Portland! Hands up! Yes Please! Though it's hard (no pun intended) to get a dance with this girl.. it's well worth it. Damn, I wish I wasn't married. So any ways the only nights I can go see her are always on Tues. nights (the wifey takes some kind of class)... but I'm pretty sure I've seen her on the weekends... Wouldn't be surprised considering she's the hottest one there. If you like the super hot Latin-type chicks.. She is it. Period.
Bianca won my heart and my wallet this weekend. I don't go to strip clubs often but after visiting Portland recently for a long weekend bachelor party I want to return to see Bianca move her sweetness for me again. Amazing woman, amazing talent! I want you again, Bianca.
I took some friends to this place last evening. They were fresh to this kind of place. It was fun to see them react like kids in a toy store. I had a great time to, even though I was the designated driver and I am kind of jaded to this kind of thing. To the girl who calls herself "Saphire". If you are reading this, please reserve a special place for me in your heart. You are cute. If you don't mind, I will be throwing bills at you in the future again. all the best.
I love the jacks. Possibly the best service of any club on the planet. Probably, your getting ignored because your tips suck. We are trying to make money. Don't want to be ignored? Tip ten dollars every round. The key to Rami's attention. But, what do I know, I just work there.
Obviously Union Jacks isnt that bad all of you who went there must have liked it enough to go to the website, why dont you say this stuff to someones face, if you wanna say it to mine go ahead ill be in and out of jacks all this week prettty much.
This is not for all of you but most with a negative response, yes the guy bartender can be alittle slow, but if any of you guys had a decent personality like us you wouldnt have a problem.
For all of you guys and girls bitchin about paying one dollar a song you shouldnt be there because obviously you cant afford it. you are gettin to see top notch dancer get naked for a doller quit complaining, its one dollar...
It doesnt metter where you go for a private dance it is gonna be 20 bucks. At least here you are getting a dance from a beautifull girl that knows what she is doing. Its not some run down dancers who does a special trick for an extra 5 bucks.
acrop for good steak...dolphin for plastico...stars for good mainstream. but i have to tell you, union jacks is really the best. It isnt about drooling there it is about watching some very artistic erotica at work. If you have a girl who is even remotely bi curious they will enjoy the talent there. The women there are seductive talented and just incredibly aesteic. A+++
I could beg to disagree. Not that I've never known a smart stripper but I have worked in a couple of local strip clubs and I'm sorry to say, most strippers don't dumb it down they dope it up. I know this leaves a tarnished image on the rest of the girls in the industry but unfortunatley, it's true. I give kudos to the girl that is learning how to operate xray machines but she is definately a rare exception. Oh yah I also worked at union jacks for some time in the past and I think I saw more dope go through that place than you could find in a rave. Some good memories though oh yes P.S. I know I am a horrible typer so save your fingers and don;t rant and rave about how bad typers shouldn't have an opinion
Hey now... I happen to be a dancer that is majoring in sonography.. There's no rule that states that strippers are dumb. Infact, most strippers have a higher than average intelligence level. Sadly, most men find that a turn off, so usually the girls dumb it down. For your sake, and for ours.
the dancers are amazing. And they're nice. And some of them are very smart. One i spoke with said she's a St. John's Wort girl (that it helps her health). When i asked her if she might just be experiencing the Placebo Effect, she jokingly said that the results were in, from "double-blind" studies. Imagine that... where else in the U.S.A. will you hear strippers talking about double-blind studies? The second girl i spoke with divulged that she has a vampire fetish. Then she proceeded to put in some fangs (which looked very fuckin' real), and showed me the scars on her arm where someone had bitten her to drink her blood. Creepy..... but i have to be honest, it was arousing. hmmm... Overall, i didn't want to leave. And the bartender was fine, and finally, no dick DJ's this night.
Anyone know what happened to a dancer named "Sin" who used to dance at Union Jacks around 2000? Heard she got a gig dancing for Marilyn Manson but maybe that was just someone pulling my chain. She was not hard to notice, she used to have countless face piercings and tattoos. She was one of the best poll dancers EVER! Is she still in PDX?
Yes, confirming that bar service sucks. But, the cover was cheap ($4 on a Sat night) and I didn't have any problems with the dancers, the doorman, or the bouncer... all very nice. Olive was my favorite dancer. Completely gorgeous, and very sweet to talk with. No complaints.
Hot chicks at Union Jacks, but nothing private about the lap dances- as I learned after the following exchange: "DONT TOUCH THE GIRLS!" "Hey fuck you, she was touchin me" "NO FUCK YOU" "Wait, you can HEAR me also?" "I CAN HEAR YOU, I CAN SEE YOU, SO WATCH IT" "Piss off, you peeping Tom, get your own damn lap dance!" Screw Union Jacks, take your money to the Caberet in China-town.
I think the stripers were pretty, they were nice too. The bouncer was a total dick, I am a super fabulous girl and was looking ab fab in my new dress. I planed a get together with a bunch of my friends. Right after the cutest boy ever showed up, I have wanted to hang out with him for ever, I got kicked out. They did not cut me off they just kicked me out. I was honestly not even being rowdy or any thing. I was the only person who was tiping the stipers. They would not even let me go back in to close out my tab or get my cell phone or tell my friends I had to leave. I will never go in there again. They suck balls
I never fit in at this place, but you gotta love the $2 pbr's, (shit beer I drank in high school).
Dancers are either cute and lushes, or hot and wont talk to anybody, or lots of scrilla with average bodies. This is why I prefer Aces High down the street bc Aces High has much HOTTER girls, even if there are only 2.
I dont mind paying covers, but a cover at this place is a bit too much, although the bouncer is cool and said I could hire him as a bodyguard if I needed it (he must know I'm a big baller).
Just another place I go to get wasted and dont fit in at, before I roll downtown. I usually have a decent time here, cheap drinks, always packed on weekends, and there are a few dancers who are fun to chit chat with.
went in with a couple friends, one of which had never been in there and neither had I. we stood at the bar for eternity as the bartender looked right at us and passed us by. when he finally decided to acknowledge us, it was to tell us we were standing in the wrong spot to get a drink! what an asshole. We will never go back
a few weekes ago,sunday afternoon, my girlfriend and i went to union jacks for the first time ...and we both fell in love with Chicago because she is really hot and has brains...and we got really drunk on gimlets.. and lapdances...
princess is bonkers and all the better for it... i travel from england collecting my boyfriend via seattle to visit this club as often as $£$£ allows and the pole dancing is incredible (and by god i've seen some crap out there) & set to some decent industrial / rock music (instead of the omnipresent hip hop these days) - seems the bar tending gets slower and slower - best to order in your drinks for the night when you eventually get served & i'd buy anyone a drink that could raise a smile out that bar tender... Rule is though. if you're sat at the rack get your $$$ out. why the hell not? These girls aren't just strippers they're dancers and pretty bloody good ones at that. Oh, and I'm told they have to pay $60 a night for the privilege of dancing there..... oh and if you want a lap dance i'd go for Tina at the Acropolis if i were you... serve pretty good steaks as well if you're hungry.
This place would be awesome if the DJ and Strippers were'nt all complete bitches!! I was there for a friends birthday the other night and was continually contributing money to buy everyone lap dances, but the rude ass stripper on the stage had the nerve to get on the DJ's Mic and yell at us calling us assholes for not tipping her. Anyway, all I can say is no one asked her for a lap dance.....
I've read most of the reviews on this site and would have to tend to agree with the majority of them. Basically the bar is slow, and the girls are attractive. Private dances run you $20 and have lasted anywhere from one to one & half songs. Good times.
I think shayla's text will now encourage search engines to hit this review when others are searching for the very things she mentions. Shayla was searching for topics LIKE the ones she mentions - or did she mean to say that she was searching for multiple topics simultaneously, and something drew her to select the link to "Union Jack's - Portland OR - BarFly Guide"? Does that sound like a link that would combine the problems of a continent with the sex life of the President (the affair with Condi Rice?) and the dismantling of our form of governance? BTW, Union Jack's is still an old standard in Portland, without the maximum-money-extraction attitude that prevails elsewhere.
I stumbled upon this shitty site while searching for important things like the problems in Africa, our fucked up President that is destroying the last ounce of democracy we have left and you pukes are writing about shit like this? Try making yourselves useful and writing your senator or congress person instead of mastubating at Union Jacks and writing about it when you get home!!!
The DJ actually yelled at us over the loudspeaker because we were "insulting the girls" by only tipping $1 a girl at the rack. We were the only ones at the main stage, and only at the rack so the strippers didn't feel completely ignored.
And "We," by the way, were three girls -- only there b/c one of our guy friends dragged us there...SO DON'T F-ing YELL AT US WHEN WE'RE SIMPLY TRYING TO MAKE THE NOT-HOT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON STRIPPERS NOT FEEL COMPLETELY IGNORED.
We moved to a table, and then no one was at the rack. So the only thing the DJ managed to do was scare off the only tipping customers. What a jerk.
For once, though, the bartender was nice!
What in the world happened? Although the bar itself is great looking and the bartender knows his drinks what is going on with the dancers? I have been a few times this month and I am sad to say the quality is going down hill. Don't even dream of going in during the day. And as far as the night dancers..let's just say there are a few hot ones left but the standards are lower than ever. Who is in charge of the hiring?
Nearly even 50/50 male/female mix in the audience blew my mind, but hey, I'm from out of town and unused to your progressive west coast ways. HOT dancers, very beautiful, and not just in that Maxim/FHM boring way either. Good tunes. Enjoy your drink; you'll have to wait a long time at the bar for another one. Private dances an utter waste of money.
I love the club. The girls are super hot (with a few exceptions) and they are not fake in that overly tanned clear high heel way. The music is good and the DJ is great. One problem, where did Gia go? She was my favorite dancer and I have not seen her in a month or so.
The girls are the hottest! Top club of the 150 that are in Portland. The music is top notch... NEVER what you hear in any other strip club across the west coast really. The DJ sounds like he's radio trained and I notice, gets better the more he drinks. The bartender serves at a good pace but I believe could be a bit quicker if they didn't use a measuring system. Buy the free pours! The women... if you like exotic, tattooed, pierced, or just plain unusually beautiful (and fit) girls ranging from the petite to the large breasted... then this is your watering hole! The $3 cover's not too much to ask in my opinion. 5 out of 5 stars!
There was one hot girl of the six or seven we saw. A few of them were good dancers, but not all that attractive. The drinks were overpriced and took FOREVER to get. There was next to no service, but in her defense, there was only one bartender and the place was kinda packed. I might go back on a slower night when the service isn't so bad
union jacks was the first bar i went to whilst holidaying in portland last year,yea it took a while to get served a drink but come on lads theres plenty to look at whilst your waiting ,the girls in there are the hottest in portland ,and cool .no fake smiles and you can have a right laugh with them especially top punk chick rivit wot a girl,coming back this year to get another close up of that asss (julian) G.B
SERVICE: Yeah, the bartending situation is a bit challenging, especially when they're busy. Just get in line, and watch the stage, you'll be drinking before you know it.
GIRLS: By far, the hottest coolest girls in town. If you're all about the fake blonds with the high squeaky voices and fake boobs, this ain't your place. These girls are dark, sexy, in awesome shape, and actually seem to be enjoying their job. They choose cool music, do some awesome moves, and more often than you think, they'll sit down and chill with you, and not pressure you for tips.
PRIVATE DANCES: If you're looking for a great lapdance, go elsewhere. That doesn't seem to be their focus, and if you do get one its pretty unexciting. Now on the plus side, you don't get hassled to buy one either. Nothing worse than smiling at a girl and then have her gunning after your 20s the whole night.
Basically, check it out, its so entertaining, you don't feel like a sleaze for hanging out (regardless or whether or no you are)
I really enjoy this place. Only been here a couple times, and yeah... the service sucks. The gorilla behind the bar only notices you if you grunt and roar at him in his native tongue, but fuck it, whatever. I got my beer. Planned on hanging out for just a bit with a friend who was in town for the night... we ended up making "friends" with a couple of the dancers and stayed here for four hours getting shitfaced and talking about Egyptian archaeology and comedy improvisation with strippers. I like the edgy crowd and the darkness of the dancers. I hate silicone and bubblegum pop princesses. This place does it for me.
yeh that dude bartender has got to go.. is it really that bad looking at 20 hot chicks every night that i haven't seen you smile in three years?
other than that the place rocks
If I am a dumb ass, at least I can spell, and understand the challenging definition of "tipping", unlike you. And no one is looking for sympathy here, this is just a forum to enlighten bar patrons. Get it? Probably not... May be a dictionary could help you.
Thats a common courtesy rule - you tip a girl for every dance if your at at the stage, or go sit at the bar. You won't get any sympathy for bullshit like that in a strip club.
Sure you can argue the semantics of tipping, but it won't get you anywhere.
The dancing troll, much more suited for WalMart duty than stripping, demanded a dollar per dance which I felt that as a TIP, implied a voluntary gratitude which I felt was undeserved. She got loud and brought over the "manager" who pointed to a wall sign which in several languages said that "dancers work for tips only". So? "You should make that more clear", I tried to reason, "the dollar per dance requirement". So he pointed to the sign that said "we deserve to refuse service to anyone"! Hmm... It was getting more confusing. So, after being accused of being "rude to the girls", and asked to leave, I demamded, and got, my money back and left. Totally weird experience, a first in a strip joint.
good god I love this place. centrally located, cute AND hot girls (especially Marie!)and plenty of drink options. I do suggest having your money out when you go to the bar, though. Bartenders are quick to wait on you only if you flash the cash.
I look forward to my trips to P-town 'cuz I know I'm going to my fave strip joint around! I have been to U-J's 4 times & the girls are hot!
door charge for a small club. private dances are pretty much a joke. a couple decent girls, but it does cater to a mainly dark crowd. i loved getting ignored by the bartender after standing there for at least ten minutes, and making quick eye contact every so often, but never a chance to actually get my request in. he looked like a dickhead, anyway. also, the owner's girlfriend strips there (i believe that's the relation) - i should use the term "strip" lightly, as she doesn't usually show anything. i guess girls aren't pressured there to bare it all.
however, the very first time i did go there, a girl was doing more of a broadway show number to a song on the "chicago" soundtrack, which made it more interesting than typical stripper shit.
"Yeah, sure...I've been to Michigan" With the fervor of a forty-two year old ElectroLux salesman at the bottom of an old marble quarry (that nobody really goes to anymore), Kim stared at her chipped glass plate of wet lettuce and hot onion rings. Bob had confused her with his, well,what she felt to be, tireless verbal lambasting of the jews and his pitiless discursive regarding low-yield savings bonds from a made-up country. 'After last night?' a slow voice said in her head. 'After all we had said to each other?' His thick Mexican (or was it Armenian? She hadn't decided)body had been so warm and safe in that little motel room off of I-5.And yet now, she felt sick and helplessly conflicted. Like A little girl regarding her fancily-dressed Ken doll that has just been fished out of a 'full' toilet. Was this...thing in front of her the wonder she had truly known. Was it simply that now, the dreams were falling gently away from a very real nightmare ; a nightmare of hair and saying things she didn't understand? Was that undigested corn kernel she had mistaken for a twinkle in his chinese hand-painted blue eye, in reality, always been there? Nothing made sense anymore and, quietly between Bob lighting himself a 555 and pinching the frilly little ends of his moustache (pretending to know a great deal about Caravaggio's exile) she got up. Without a thought to anything else in the world she gracefully walked one confident foot in front of the other, stopped at the table five feet from the previous, pulled out the vinyl chair with a booster chair still on its seat and sat down.
there were so many girls there I couldnt even see a girl dance twice while I was there, I am left to wonder why I am paying a cover at the door to be ignored by the bartender and not even get to see the same girl twice on stage. oh and that bald runt of a guy was a huge asshole. and since when is a lower back tattoo alternative? I'm with "go elsewhere".
the girls are hot, but alternative so expect lots of tattooes and or piercings. Good conversations, and decent drinks. Recommend: Magick or Madigan..HOT
Too many strippers for it's size. Wanna-be Vegas decore, with a door charge? Non-attentive bartenders kill it for me. I hate haveing to ask for service.
The dancers don't have gigantic boobs, which is nice for a change and for the most part, their better than adverage looking. Oh, did I mention, the bartender that's works the weekends is hot! She's the tall one with br/bl hair.
Overall Rating of Union Jack's
What You Think:
Yes, these CAPTCHAs suck, but they are a necessary evil. Typing the words you see below proves you are a human.
Before hitting that submit button, please read the following guidelines:
Owners/Managers/Employees: Please do not make up a name to shill for yourself or bad mouth competitors because we WILL catch you. We have been known to "out" repeat offenders. It's fine to plug your own biz, or to reply to other reader's comments, just identify yourself as the owner/manager/employee you are. Trust us, it works to do it that way. It's great PR, our readers love it, we love it, and your business will love it.
Want to update the info in this listing? Please do not submit your info via a reader reviews. Instead, please click here to update this listing.
Libel ain't cool, man. Naming names in an undeservedly negative or totally false review? That's libel. However, if you truly had a bad experience, please share it. If it's true, it ain't libel!
Were you 86ed for being a complete douchebag? Are you the perpetually unsatisfied bitch? The bartender's psycho ex? Are you copying & pasting the same review from/to Yelp, Facebook, etc.? Then you're undermining the value of our reader reviews. Don't waste your time posting.
The First Amendment covers your right to say whatever you want, and our right to choose whether or not to publish it. All reader reviews must be approved by BarFly staff, prior to being made live on the site.
- By clicking submit, you authorize us to release details about your review(s), including your IP address, email, name, and any other contact info, if we are required to by "the authorities." Again, take your libel elsewhere.
Now, if you think your review will pass muster, click the submit button.