Dancin' Bare

8440 N Interstate Ave. Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 285.9073

Located in: North Portland
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BarFly's Review of Dancin' Bare


Rambling roadhouse across from Paul Bunyan. Dancers from 12pm, on three stages. DJs Thurs-Sat, jukebox rest of the week. Never a cover, unless some unique extravaganza. No credit cards, but 2 ATMs on premises.

Food till 9pm weekdays, till 11pm weekends. Megatouch and pool x2, and a unique "fusion table" (free on Sunday). Siamese-style pool, with two tables conjoined on one side, shaped like a Tetris block, is one of only two in Oregon. Fusion pool rules posted.

Hours 11:30am-2:30am everyday. 

Sunday and Monday: $3.50 Skyy Blue at all hours. Free pool on Sundays, too. Tuesday: Bud pitchers $7.25, from 7-9pm. Wednesday: Miller Lite bottles $3, all hours. Thursday: Coors Light pitchers $7.25, from 7-9pm.

Reader Reviews of Dancin' Bare
Dancin' Bare has 3.3 out of 5 based on 8 ratings and 35 user reviews.
INDIKA

I started goin in because I hate sitting in traffic. That was alot of years ago!! Now, I know most of the folks that work there, and for the most part, all are pretty good people. In the time I've been stoppin in, I met a stunning young lady that dances there named Indika( stage of course). All I can say is in all the years I've stopped in, I've NEVER met a more incredibly sexy and friendly gal! You owe it to yourself to stop in and say Hi to her! (YOU WON'T BE DISAPOINTED!)

Reviewed Anonymously by Mike on May 23, 2013, 9:44 am
Why you no think I make you happy?

Beautiful waitress woman,... why you no think I can make you happy? I first come in because I look at all the beautiful girls that dance for me, and tasty foods I can eats all day for good price, then I fall in love and give you please my phone number and you never call me. I say to myself she probably have boyfriend that look like lead singer of Cradle of Filth so he make her happy. Maybe she no want to be happy like all the angry girls that work at the scary mall store they kick me out of. Oh well.

Reviewed Anonymously by Julio on January 14, 2013, 12:32 pm
awsome

The private dance was the best i ever had.

Reviewed Anonymously by dan on October 24, 2012, 12:36 am
Very decent watering hole.

This location is near my place so I went in to get a drink and play some video poker. I ended up buying a $5 steak special which turned out to be way better than expected. The drinks were good, the girls were cute but not pushy, and the clientele seemed mellow. I could definitely see this being a regular hang out for a lot of people. Easy access, quiet neighborhood.

Reviewed By BarFly User spidertactics on August 3, 2011, 1:02 am
facts about the bare

Cash only bar yes but there is two atms on site. Food is good with very decent prices. I guarantee if you come in and can manage to act like an adult and not act like cocky jack a** you will have fun. Don't disrespect the staff or girls or you will be leaving. Just like any bar. It's not hard to tip the bartender/server. Don't expect to touch the dancers or proposition them or again you will be leaving. It's got a neighborhood bar feel which makes it comfortable. Yes it could use improving but hey nobody is perfect. If you don't like it get up and leave pretty easy solution. And to the cry baby about the spilled beer its up to the dancer to replace your drink at her expense not the "barmaid" and since they didn't replace your beer you probably weren't spending as much as you try to portray. Get over it.

Reviewed Anonymously by annonymous on June 22, 2011, 5:03 am
the bare

Some friends invite me away from a party to a strip club. Fine. Then they are at the rail tipping dancers that just are not my cup of tea. Ok, I'll tip to be nice. Then the dancer knocks my beer onto me. No biggie. Nobody replaces my fucking beer? Now we got a problem. I will never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever go to this shithole again.

Reviewed Anonymously by unimpressed customer on June 4, 2011, 12:19 am
20yrs of patronage

I have been going to "The Bare" for as long as I could hit bars, its been my main bar to goto. I have seen all the other clubs in town and the Bare is still one of the top 10 in town, in my book top 4, but I am biased. I like to think that any given day if you stop in there wil be someone that you will find attravtive. There are times when a staff member seems rude, sometimes I believe unattentive covers it better. Over the 2 decades I have been in there, there have been a few bouncers that have been a bit over the top, but it is usually handled. I have to say that what the owner is trying to do with the club is a good path. I also live in the neighborhood the club is located in and like all strip clubs you have a faction of not in my back yard types, but if not here then where? I will see you there when you are ready for some good food and great entertainment. a 8.5 of 10....for now.

Reviewed Anonymously by Elroy on August 3, 2010, 1:23 pm
Dirty Dump with Pushy Staff

When I went there I encountered nothing but a dive with rude staff members and semi-ok dancers. The staff had an attitude giving me and my friends crap as if we were lucky to be in a deserted dump. The bathroom was just a urinal with piss covered floor. Plus some of the dancers were hot, but others had stretch marks and extra skin. Definitely not worth the gas and travel time to that neighborhood.

Reviewed By BarFly User RegularDrinker on June 3, 2010, 4:15 am
Sure about that,Chris?

Do you want to date a stripper? Don't tip, having a good drug connection helps, have a car, and (sorry) treat em like crap. The worse you treat them, the more spun they get on you. It's weird, but these are weird girls. Good thing is, it's fine if you don't have a job yourself. Most strippers boyfriends don't.

Reviewed Anonymously by G on April 4, 2009, 9:23 am
fo shit's and giggles

I went to the Dancin' Bare with a friend after work...Now, I am in love with a stripper! I forgot to ask her her name. Fuck my life! In response to her question: "could you date a stripper?" The answer is YES! She was so damn beautiful! Off to take a cold shower! I wonder what it would take to date a stripper? Chris

P.S. She was from Philly!

Reviewed Anonymously by Chris on March 21, 2009, 3:08 am
awesome dancers

I went there with a buddy of mine during the middle of the week. The girls where awesome, very talkative, joked around alot, and really made you feel like being there. I could have spent alot more than what I spent there that night. My beer was never empty. Thanks for a good night.

Reviewed Anonymously by Bear friend on January 11, 2009, 7:49 am
nice

Never been to a strip club until coming to Portland, went to Mary's, and then I found Dancin' Bare. It's the place I go most often. Talia will take you to Heaven. And great food. and pool. The MAX station is outside.

Reviewed By BarFly User billtheman on December 27, 2008, 10:50 am
Cool Spot

This is a bar you could hang out in even if there wasn't dancers. I love the place.

Reviewed By BarFly User SonnyDisco on November 6, 2008, 12:08 am
great girls

i've been going to the bare off and on for ten plus years. good atmosphere and the girls are great for the most part. great personalities to go along with very hot bodies. early weeknights are truly the best, with more 'natural' talent working.

feel free to bring your girlfriend, the ladies love to perform for other females!!!

Reviewed Anonymously by racer38 on June 23, 2008, 2:25 am
Worst Strip Club Customer

$1 to the dancers lmao. If you are that stingy maybe you should go find a lesser club. I like this Strip Club because b/f and I can go in sit at the rack watch some cool tricks on the pole. Those ladies must have a ton of patience.

Reviewed By BarFly User Edella on April 22, 2008, 11:19 am
Loved It

I use to work there Jan-march and it was a blast. Granted some of the bar staff is neglectful, what do you expect with one bartender on a saturday night. The girls are friendly and very talkative.

And to the gentlemen that complain about lack of instant nudity...those tips are all the dancers make, they pay the bar to work there. Getting naked for a dollar is a waste of time and energy, especially when they can dance for one song one on one and make $20.

Reviewed By BarFly User NicoleRene on April 21, 2008, 8:45 pm
I like it there

Well, I just started working there recently and I really like it. The girls are really sweet and the bar staff are so friendly. You just automatically feel good when you walk in and Im looking foward to working there a lot more!

Reviewed Anonymously by nikki on April 11, 2008, 7:06 pm
Great and Close

Went there last few weekends, and this place seems to be coming uphill. Way hot dancers and two mins from Vancouver, so convienent. Wish they took credit cards, but I guess that's another way to keep some 1's on the racks. The girls are almost all very hot and friendly, and they all look different, which is a big bonus. Check out Jenna and Akira-they look like your kids' kindergarten teachers, only naked! HOT, HOT, HOT!

Reviewed Anonymously by steelydan on September 26, 2007, 12:47 pm
worst strip club ever

The bartenders were the most unfriendly i've ever encountered. they wouldn't give me $1s when i ran out and were confrontational. Some of the dancers were tweaked out on i dont know what, and the others worked their asses off, and i wanted to show my respect, but there were no $1s to be had. would not go here again in a million years.

Reviewed Anonymously by bridget on August 26, 2007, 2:38 am
The Monday after Easter is the worst day to go

Probably up there with Christmas and Thanksgiving. But, it was a friendly, down-to-earth place with five customers and seven girls. They tried having fun, but a stripper is dancing and no one's there to watch, it's painful. I'd go again, and on a weekend.

Reviewed Anonymously by Xoloxolox on April 13, 2007, 11:42 pm
B rating

Nicest place I've been so far, which isn't too many. Friendly cute dancers. Some smoke but not too bad. Well lit. They do sell 12oz on tap beers but a little pricey at $4.00.

Reviewed Anonymously by Anonymous on February 28, 2007, 7:38 pm
used to dance there...will never dance anywhere else

this club is hands down the most friendly club you'll ever go to/dance at. all the girls are completely genuine...and each one is different. the best thing about the dancin' bare, in my opinion, it's got the feelin' of walkin into cheers..everybody knows your name. in reponse to the idiot who got thrown out on his head, i was there, and you didnt get kicked out for jumpin on the stage, it was cause you slapped a girls ass, and honestly, you're lucky the girl didnt stick her 5 inch heal through your throat. the bar takes amazingly great care of their girls, and are more than willing to do the same for their customers, just remember, it's a two way street!

Reviewed Anonymously by Brooklyn on January 30, 2007, 10:03 am
The one and only Dancin Bare

Well how do I explain it. After finding out about a 2 week trip to Portland, I was a bit bummed. That was until I found out about the Dacin Bare!! This place was a great place to hang out, shoot pool, see some fine women!! They were all amazing and very cool girls. The ass slapper as mentioned below "Gemini" was a girl that was worth the trip, I dont know how that ass can be slapped like that???

Reviewed Anonymously by Boys from Ohio on December 4, 2006, 5:34 pm
Head injuries and handcuffs

This is the only place I have been "officially" 86'd from. Probably cause I out drank Ireland that night and jumped on stage topless on amateur night. Then security tried to "escort" me out throwing me on my head. Paramedics cleared me and the popo clicked me up. Not after I unsuccessfully tried to hop a 3 foot fence. Thanks to my friend, Jeff, I was not alone at the Hooper center. Apparently, the popo doesn't like you to call detox "decocks". Who knew?

Reviewed Anonymously by Jessica on November 9, 2006, 4:37 am
I love chicks with tatoos

The girle with the shaved head is awesome. I love the ear tatoo! Can I take her home??? Please!!!!!

Reviewed Anonymously by Hesperus on June 19, 2006, 3:41 pm
sleeazy horny bi-babes

My favorite b-yatches are the ones with just that faintest whisp of trash. like in the good ol days. keep it honest, but infuse a shot-momma trailor hag to get some spankin/yankin going' on yo. thatz wheresitsat. p.s. VIVA LA KILLING FIELD!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed Anonymously by Todd Braden on June 2, 2006, 8:33 pm
Dancin'Bear

I am from Washington and when ever my boyfriend and I go to portland we only go here we love it all the girls are very sweet. We love it hope it hasn't changed.

Reviewed Anonymously by sexxy lil' fe on April 6, 2006, 11:19 pm
LOTS A FUN

They have real tits and great asses.Always a good time.

Reviewed Anonymously by Chris on February 25, 2006, 11:57 am
Keep your clothes on

I've seen better

Reviewed Anonymously by yeah on January 30, 2006, 1:00 am
wow

I love it. No cover, great girls and the dive bar feel...what's not to like?

Reviewed Anonymously by M@ on December 27, 2005, 11:20 pm
Dancin Bare

The burger/fries were very good and you can't beat the price. The two 20ish looking dancers were just plain boring. (whats the deal with constantly slapping your right ass cheek? What's wrong with the left one?) The only dancer worth being there to see is an awesome chick who calls herself "Desire".. she is the hottest chick I have seen in awhile.. and I love the handstands!

Reviewed Anonymously by Mike on December 18, 2005, 3:57 pm
dancin bare

Another great nopo dive bar. Only this time - with breasts. The people that work there can be a little weird however - the manager flipped out when I was talking on my phone because he was afraid I would take a pic of a dancer - c'mon dude. She wasn't that hot.

Reviewed Anonymously by Rodney on December 9, 2005, 11:28 am
please relay

The Bare was my home and family for 10 years. ive moved and lost contact,can you please forward my email add.thanx iamjamie2u@hotmail.com

Reviewed Anonymously by salsa on May 1, 2005, 1:14 pm
I like this place

Dancin' Bare is a perfect balance between dive-bar strip club (like the Rooster and Backswing) and pretentious "we're so Vegas" smarm (like Star's Cabaret and the Dolphin.)

It's not so fun on Friday or Saturday nights, like that other guy said (hey guys put your hairy palms together for Steffie! And throw some dead presidents on the rail) but those times are usually when the most stunningly augmented dancers work.

Reviewed Anonymously by JoJo the Dancing Bear on January 1, 2005, 7:33 am
Amateur Night

How can you not have visions of nightmares run through your head every time you see the reader board advertising an upcoming Amateur Night? Well, it's bad. From the huge monster truck parked out front the night of, to the crowded, packed house of oogling guys inside, it was the announcer that was 100% cheese factor that did it for me. The girls, the ones that work there to dance, were great. But that announcer? Ewww. As for the pit area for amateurs, most with their tops off, girls, put down the drinks and realize what you're doing! Leave it to the professionals!

Reviewed Anonymously by Jellybeanbonanza on December 28, 2004, 9:23 am
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