Cocktails & Dreams (CLOSED)3620 SE 35th Pl Portland, OR 97202
Located in: Southeast Portland
BarFly's Review of Cocktails & Dreams (CLOSED)
Now closed, see Rose City Strip. Here is our old review:
Flashy and friendly nudie palace. Three racks, 1 shower stage! Pretty girls, good service. Never a cover.
2pm-2:30am all 7
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here's the inside scoop from one of the dj's who was there when it happened: the owner gambled away all of his profits before paying his staff. hence, no staff. I hear they're trying to reopen, but, at this point, I walked away and couldn't care less. Sorry for all those of you who enjoyed the place. It had SO much potential, it just needed someone better at the helm.
I tried to go there but it was closed... even though the sign said "open 2pm till 2:30 am" .. I had such a great time the last time I was there .. I was really hoping Gwen would pour me a beer. I went back later in the week and the old bartender was there sara.. yikes! The place was going great, good food, great bartenders, nice looking dancers and some upbeat D.J.'s. I have know idea what happened to the staff, and if anyone has a clue where they went please say so! I have heard thru the grapevine the owner did not pay there wage and they were forced to quit. Can't say I blame them. Do miss hangin out there for the 2 buck beers.... However, I would pay 10 bucks a beer as long as sara or alexis did not serve it to me. Sorry cocktails but you got a long road ahead of you if you plan on selling anything... and most people have 2 bucks in there pocket.
I was in no hurry to go to a bar that my stripper friends call "Crack-whores and Screams." I figured since it was next to Tommy's, it would be a white version of Tommy's. But it's actually decent inside,and the dancers are decent too, not Tommy's caliber, thank God! Guess it pays to have low expectations.
Not feeling like we were 21 anylonger wanted to a fun place close to home with good drinks,cute girls and at the verry least food we could keep down own our throates. Cocktails and Dreams (the last place we stopped at) Kickes ass. Beautifull women decent food and courtious staff. Damb I spent a little bit more than I wanted to buttttttt worth it... next time I have extra $ You know where I will be at. Thanks ladies
I was in this bar the other night... and wow wee! hot babes, excellent service, and really good food. The surf and turf I ordered was perfect. I had been a few times before, but the day bartender was awful! So, I thought I would try at night and see if there was a difference, and there was! Bartender was a very funny, with a nice rack, and poured me a mean jack and coke, even came back around to ask me if my drink was okay. I told her it was.. strong and good, and she said " well, I didn't figure you wanted to pay for mixer!' Nice touch. Anyway , you want good drinks, good food, and some really cute girls this is the place.
What happened to this place is right. I haven't been there in a few years, but what happened to Jarrid and Darleen? They were great! These "bartenders" now look confused and couldn't pour a drink to save their lives! You call that good food? Some burgers and snacks that I could just as easily get at 7-11. What happened to the steak and crab legs? Where's Tony? He was the greatest cook ever! He always had some new special going. The good old days. As for this Asia and her "new faces", I didn't know Cocktails and Dreams was trying to give Darcelle's a run for their money. I came to see the beautiful women, not to question my manhood. I guess everyone is entitled to try something new, but I don't know about this.
This bar is finaly comming back after totaly going to hell!! The new management has gotten rid of the fucked up people! (Darlene and Sarah are gone thank god, and all those nasty strippers are gone as well!!!!) They have a new booking agent, I believe her name is Asia. She has brought new girls, and I see a new face almost everyother day. Barbara, the new manager always has a smile on her face and very friendly. Barbara is always talking about the improvements that she is working on. The bartenders are getting better the attitudes are gone. They finally have good food again. (it's about damn time) I have told all my friends about this bar!
This place was alright I guess. I dont know why everyone is commenting about this Darlene chick. She just looked like a regular bartender to me. Nice enough I suppose. She looks like a Nigerian immigrant or something.
So anyway some asian stripper talked my fucking ear off all night. I was supposed to be keeping my helpless friend from spending 300 bucks on lapdances again, but China Chow was running interference for her co-worker. Good wing-man I guess (or wing-woman, maybe wing-slut).
Anyway the Asian broad wasn't that hot but she could drink like a motherfucker. We ended up getting shit-housed together and then I went outside and puked. End of night.
This is a spacious place with high ceilings. They have pool as well as an air hockey table to keep you amused if the dancers at multiple stages do not. The crowd is weird and generally runs the spectrum of creepy.
Strong, very strong and served with minimal attitude.
The dream portion has to do with some convo at the rack. The requisite "big spender" showed up to splay about 5 ones across the stage and announcing to the stripper:
Patron: "Baby you're so hot you should be on the cover of Vogue."
Stripper: "The only magazine that I'm gonna be in is one that pays me a $1000.00."
Patron: "Aw baby, you don't need to worry about money...if you come be with me, I'll take care of you so good!"
(the stripper soon tiring of the big spender/talker turns to another patron and asks him if he wants to "see a trick")
Other Patron: "Excuse me?"
(the trick actually turned out to be her shimmying her pants back up and over her ass)
Darlene is the best bartender by far and you would know that if you've had one of her drinks. As far as the dancers though, have they ever had any really beautiful girls? No, Never. It is one of the cleanest clubs I've gone to and will continue to go there even if they have ugly ass dancers. The drinks are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I been to all the strip clubs and this one was not the worst i think the bartend named darlene is hot she make good drinks i have no comment for food. I go to hot cake house after cocktails :)
Last time I went here, there were DOZENS of hot girls and the staff was pretty cool, it was my favorite club by far, one year later and all the hot chicks are gone, Darlene the bartender is always yelling at someone in front of the customers, (but hey, she is still good for a dime bag... a shitty one at that, but none the less.)I asked one of the dancers where all the girls that use to work there had gone and was told that Darlene fights with them and they either get fired or quit! WTF?!?!!! leave your drama at home!! All the food has gone to hell, and to top this shithole off, there is fat bartender named Sarah with a bad attitude who ignores all her customers while flirting with any black man who walks in the door, I literally waited 15 mins for her to get me a drink while she was SITTING at the end of the bar EATING a fucking hamburger patty. I waved, nodded, set money out.... and finally brought my glass to her! Where she looked annoyed that now she was being forced to get off her fat ass. I really don't know what happened... There use to be hot girls on the water-stage, Girls doing the most amazing pole-ticks you had ever seen (sometimes simultaneously) and great service. Where did it all go? did the club change ownership?? who knows, but it went from Amazing to Disgusting in less then a year. pretty SAD really.
Walked in sat down, looking for the bartender I asked the girl, Sarah I'm pretty sure, where the tender was. She said "That would be me, can I get you anything?". Whats up, I wanted to say I'm not here to watch you get back rubs from dudes, I'm here for a cocktail. After she gave us some more attitude and a couple of beers, she went back to her back rub. As we finished our beers she made eye contact and smiled still getting felt up by the dude. After 2 minutes of that I grabbed my tip for the last round and left. Wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy.
The supervisors are too controlling with private dances...to the point of where they are now not so private. And therefore not so good. Its a shame.... this used to be a good place. They need to relax a bit and let the dancers do their thing... duh.
Man, this place was bad. I mean yeah there were 3 stages but c'mon. You don't need all of the stages if you can't fill them w/ descent looking chicks. I am sorry but those chicks shouldn't be stripping for money or any of that matter. As for the drinks go, not bad. Bartender, Sarah or something like that could use a little bit of attitude adjustment.
I don't know what happened to this club. Last time I was in, (a year ago), there were good looking women, nice servers and a bad-ass bartender. On my last visit there were no hot chicks and the bartender, I think her name is Darlene, was to busy arguing with the girls to serve me a drink. I left thirsty after 15 minutes.
I never had so much fun at a strip club.Darlene the bartender was great.the girls where beautiful and lots of fun. The water stage alone was well worth the cover charge.Even the doormen were cool.
Wow what a nice club, somtimes a little dead, but man they've got 3 different dance floors including a Water stage!... two girls got up there and turned it into a slip and slide.Girls of all shapes and sizes all cute. Darlene the bartender makes the Greatest drinks! great times!
Excuse me, I think I left my dreams there? Ready to give it all up and rejoin the great dysfunctional port-o-potty in the sky: search no more.
I have been to a few strip clubs with my guy friends and this was the worst by far. The strippers were not in any shape to be stripping, and I felt bad for them because each one had maybe one guy watching. The pool was fun and the drinks weren't too bad. It was definetly a dive. I left my sweater there and called for it 5 minutes after I left and they said they didn't have it
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