Dolphin (CLOSED)17180 SE McLoughlin Milwaukie, OR 97267 Milwaukie
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Extra-Vegas, slicker-than-slick showcase with fine, fine ladies dancing in three racks, plus a semi-private couch-lined VIP/lap dance tier, and a superduper sound system. A well-stocked humidor for your stogie needs, and a convivial square bar staffed by good-looking, top-notch barkeeps who are pretty damn entertaining in their own right.
Daily drink and food specials, + dollar lap dances offered nightly. Wells & 16 oz domestics now $1 all day, everyday.
Open from 11am till 2:30am everyday, food till close. Home of the Miss Nude Oregon pageant (held in July).
Sundays: Free buffet (starts at 9pm). Never a cover, one drink minimum per person.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11am - 2:30am
Dolphin (CLOSED) 's Happy Hours
|Monday||11am-2:30am $1 wells and domestics all day, $3.75 well drinks and Budweiser|
|Tuesday||11am-2:30am $1 wells and domestics all day, $3.75 well drinks and Budweiser|
|Wednesday||11am-2:30am $1 wells and domestics all day, $3.75 well drinks and Budweiser|
|Thursday||11am-2:30am $1 wells and domestics all day, $3.75 well drinks and Budweiser|
|Friday||11am-2:30am $1 wells and domestics all day, $3.75 well drinks and Budweiser|
|Saturday||11am-2:30am $1 wells and domestics all day, $3.75 well drinks and Budweiser|
|Sunday||11am-2:30am $1 wells and domestics all day, $3.75 well drinks and Budweiser|
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Ran into a girl I went to high school with the last time I was here, guess she's been bartending there for a minute. Our conversation went something like this~
"so, is it always this dead in here on Saturday nights?"
"well, it's like this everywhere, not just here. After the economy fell nobody has the money to go out to strip clubs like they used to.."
I almost felt embarrassed for her. Poor thing, obviously doesn't get out much.
this place is so depressing. A tumbleweed rolled over my shoe on the way to the rack where it hit 1 of 8 , 200+ pound strippers in the head.
Then it landed in a pile of crickets.
They weren't even the "you've got such a pretty face" type of fat girls either. listen ladies: just because you're willing to take it off does not mean that you should.
pick another, just about ANY other club in Portland & you're already on you're way up from here.
I love the Dolphin me and my friends go there all the time drinks are somewhat expensive but its a strip club so it makes scence. love that there's free pool Sunday night. Girls are good Natasha is to die for absolutely most beautiful dancer in all of Portland if you haven't seen her you need to vip room was amazing with her on several occasions. overall fun place good looking girls
Did get back here sooner than expected. Still think the girls are VERY nice, with a good variety of personalities, dancing and ethnicities. My compliments to Bobbi, Laura and Lola, especially, all of whom are sensual, tending to come on to you in a friendly and exciting way, making you feel special. Afternoons are good, with lots of attention for the few customers at that time. The drinks are secondary. Will come again very soon.
Both my husband and I went and the cover was ok $3.00, however drinks are NOT $1.00 the guy at the door laughed at men then said no we don't have $1.00 drinks, the waitress said the same. Then we order a drink andante beer bottle wad mold spores all over the outside of the bottle, my napkin looked black. The waitress was kind enough and took the note back and got me a new beer, so thank you for understanding. The dancers are ok, not beautiful or ugly, some of the girls have some real cool moves, other girls do need to eat before their rib cages come out. Over all an ok place.
Great place and exhilarating sound system that adds to the erotic atmosphere. Gorgeously clad barkeep. Lovely, exotic dancing. Friendly, cute ladies....no, very beautiful and all very real. Arousing and respectful all at the same time. Fun, entertaining place. I'd go back in a heartbeat but, unfortunately, live hours away. Oh, well, next trip to Portland, for sure.
Just a little FYI: New drink prices $1 well drinks $1 domestic tap beer $1 food menu
Also a little reminder the Dolphin is not McDonalds and since your getting great service and cheap drinks/food TIP TIP TIP TIP TIP the bar staff and the dancers. The general rule of thumb for tipping is a dollar a drink and a dollar per song per person.
See you soon!!!
This is in response to the last review. While your response sounded somewhat sincere and was nicely written, your are obviously slightly jaded. It sounds like you didn't get the shifts you wanted and were mostly a "day girl" (if you were a dancer). I worked there for 4 years and now still show up (to dance) once in a while when they're throwing a big party. The night girls do not all have "boyish figures" and are not only very pretty but also represent many different ethnicities and body types. There has never been a drug problem at Dolphin I. I know many of the girls smoked pot but rarely at work since drug use was not tolerated. I have rarely experienced any drama while I've danced there and it was never physical, just arguments. They DO give some girls their choice of shifts, including myself, but we are the girls that are in shape, care about our appearance, and make lots of money. It's not fair but that's just the way the business is. Also, the Dolphin I girls give very sensual dances that are rarely "dirty" yet I do know that because of a lack of bouncers during the day most of the dirty stuff happens then..not at night (although it certainly depends on the girl). You were definitely correct about the pole dancing, Dolphin I and Dolphin II girls care very much about their pole skills and always give an AMAZING show, in particular there is Brittany (NW Pole Dancing Champion 2009) and Athena (Miss Nude Oregon 2005) at Dolphin I, and Sophia (Miss Nude Oregon 2008) and Natalia (Miss Nude Oregon 2007/Exotic Mag. Top Ten 2009) at Dolphin II. Overall, some of the day girls are escorts/prostitutes with drug issues that are NOT very hot (of course this does not describe every girl that gets off work at 6pm but...) while the night girls are classy, gorgeous and great to watch/hang out with. This was MY insider's point of view.
Well, I used to work there. At first it was pretty nice, and the building still is. The oustide is wonderfully designed for smokers and you can take your drink out there. The DJ's will take requests for songs and it's newly remodeled. However, the girls can be pushy or territorial about customers and cause nothing but drama. Many of the night girls do drugs and that's what your money is supporting so go earlier in the day! There's also a greater variety of women in the day too as the managers have opinions as to who is more desirable and schedule accordingly. If you like boyish figures with little to no curves, go at night. If you want a variety of shapes and ethnicities, go before 9. Sadly, the food has gone downhill and often gives people stomach aches. Some of the more "main course" type dishes, such as the alfredo, are still good. The pie is good too. Their drinks are great! One of the bartenders even has her own secret recipes for drinks so you can sample unique drinks on her shifts. As for the dances, it's hit and miss. Some girls are rather prudish teasers, as dancers were meant to be, while others will do what is illegal to get your money (for the drugs). One HUGE plus, many girls do wonderful pole work when tipped and those who don't actually dance. You will be entertained by these ladies if nothing else. It's up to you, but this is an honest review - from the inside.
Shyboy's review made me want to respond. What in the world happened to D1? I worked there a year ago and it was an amazing place...but many of these reviews are so negative! I have never known Dolphin I girls to treat customers the way that Shyboy mentioned. When I worked there all the girls were friendly, beautiful, amazing dancers, and spent tons of time with the customers. This club was also known for girls who did AMAZING pole work (Athena, Brittany, Sophia, Starr to name a few...). I know that all 4 of these girls still work there so...what happened? The D1 20 year anniversary party is this Thurs and I'll be one of the features so I guess I'll get a glimpse of how things have changed.
It been remodeled, looks great and still fun to go there everytime. Ask for Star, she is a blast!
The Dolphin is exactly what I don't like in a strip club. Girls who go from table to table asking if you want a dance. Eventually you get the one who gets mad and says you are getting free peeks or asks "why are you even here?" This was my experience my one and only time last Sunday evening. The fact is I bought $30 in drinks, I did tip two different dancers, I put at least $40 into video lottery, and also spent much of my time watching a late-night baseball playoff game while sipping Johnny Walker. I just wasn't really into the girls on hand. In a town with probably 30 strip clubs, it's easy to skip this joint. There are MANY good ones in SE where the girls are better looking (not the spoiled princess type and more tattooed to boot!) and lay off the pushiness.
i love dean as a owner loved the staff.as a dancer thats the best place i ever worked i was queit the pistol.but a girl the staff will always remember.hi guysi miss you keep on rocken.
I would like a sculpture of Jordan. She is a very beautiful woman and is a better model for figure than any you'll find . . . her dimensions and matrix for hips, breasts and waist etc. are off the charts. Beyond the norm for a girl . . . her and this is what makes her goddess form beyond the "hot" dopes seek. There are no words. You have to see.
i have been to many clubs and most sucked and it has been a few years since i have been to one an im glad that the dolphin is the one my friend and i went to... the girls are great in every way looks shape personality. Mia is amazing on the pole and off:) she has got to be my fav out of all the girls i saw in those 2 nights. The drinks were good the staff was awesome. It feels good when u go in there and its only your second time and they remember u. this place ROCKS!!!
1 dancer, 2 tables, and a slobbering Pedro. Lights might as well've been on. Goose and soda, a few bills on the floor, then left. So much for lusty satisfaction on queue.
Dancers are amazing and social. Dances are great. Drinks are pretty weak. Everytime I go I got 3 or 4 of them at my table, but you usually have to buy them drinks (not such a biggie). The last 3 times I went police cars are IN THE LOT. A police buddy of mine said the literally drive and stop in the lot a couple of times an hour. I started parking a few blocks away and either cab to my car (No Joke) or walk. Better than a DUI.
My wife and i and My buddy and his wife, are all VIP's!! WE go to the dolphin at least once a week. if not two. Friday and saturday nights are the best. Dollar lap dances, free shots, free vip cards (at least 6 are given out from 9-2:00am) THE HOTTEST GIRLS AND MOST ECLECTIC GROUP OF WOMEN. like fake tits? here!! like natural girls(hair and all) HERE! Like your neighbor SHE'S HERE TOO. ALl races, most shapes. ALL NICE WELL MANNERED WOMEN. one girl ELL will burn your eyes with her eye contact. these girls must go to DOLPHIN SCHOOL, cause there are no better strippers anywhere.
Yes there is a 5 cover charge, but remember the bar only makes money off your drinks and food, not the ladies. The ladies pay the bouncer and the waitstaff, and sometimes the house, but usually not. these girls aren't on contract or leasing space, they work for the dolphin.
Go see Summer(seasoned dancer but amazing, and loves swinging couples), Dreamy, Natalia, ELL, and all the other girls.
WEDNESDAY IS LADIES NIGHT, NO COVER FOR ANYONE(usually all weeknights except friday), and $2 off all girls drinks no matter what.
THursdays in novemeber(2006) is bedtime story night. Haven't been yet, but looks like two girls get on a bed and do thinks you'd see in porn.
as i stated before friday and sat nights are the shit there, HARD ROCK MUSIC to rap, to pop. when the dollar dances come up, watch the girls that stay on the stage, this is your only chance to see two girls work the same pole at the same time. we saw some edgy stuff last night, like insinuated girl girl oral...the works man.
GO and go tonight and make sure you vocal chords work, cause you gotta yell for the free shots and free vip cards(work for the rest of 2006) then you cna buy them for $100 for all year, NO COVER.
how can you go wrong and YOUR WIFES will not go home thinking you were googling women all night, my wife saw how much fun it is and not just because of naked women.
man, im telling you! this club is the best thing to happen to me ever in life. You know? girls are so fine you wish you were bonin them on the side. Big boned brawds are the best!!! Hella hot. Yeah, tony the bartender makes the best pina colata. White power!
well whoever wrote the comment about being dissapointed..got to be crazy because I they some of the best dancers Ive seen in portland..And Ive been to a lot of strip clubs...so...and about the homie g's...they probly had g's if you know what I mean..
I went here for the first time last night... First thing is the "No Dress Code" thing... They say they don't have one, but my husband was wearing a beanie and had to take it off. But the homie G's walking around got to wear their baseball caps. Second, they had a rediculous $5.00 cover. There was nothing special going on, no special girls, nothing. After that cover charge, I had a buy a $4.50 RC Cola! I was the DD, and almost every other bar/club I can think of give the DD's free soda. I thought this was a great way for a bar to show their appreciation to those that like to play it safe. Third, the girls were really nothing to look at, I saw about 6 different dancers and they ranged from having fake tits that didn't move, to have a sagging ass and tummy that reminded me of what my grandma might look like under her clothing. Overall, I was very disappointed and perhaps I just came on a bad night, but my main concern was the dress code part, and the fact that as a DD I ended up paying $9.50 just to see some lame girls that were really too lazy to move.
Very unimpressed with the strippers here. Most were overweight. If you are going to be a stripper for a living at least stay in shape and look good. Lots better looking women elsewhere.
my husband got of work and went there with a budy to have dinner ( his excuse ) and they kicked him out for having a hole in the knee of his jeans and a wallet chain. my husband stayed though and said they had realy great food for cheap prices and the drinks were strong as hell ( i guess the drunker you are the more money your willing to put down the g-string) it works we were late with the rent that month!
The hottest chicks in Portland. I mean I've done the strip club thing a million times and it takes a lot to get me out of the house to go to one these days but wow. Hot chicks, good drinks and hot chicks. One dancer, Alex, is so beautiful you wish she wasn't stripping and that you met her in a bar...and that you were either Brad Pitt good looking or wealthier that shit to get her attention. You think "she's too cool and good to be strippig" but that god she is because she so damn hot you can't help but just hand over your wallet. Fine drinks and great service for a strip club. Not to mention the girls here actually look like they enjoy dancing.
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