Posted: 11/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
So- I just went out this weekend, and after so many positive experiences, decided I NEEDED to write a review!
Before Barracuda- I had tried the Greek Cuisina (which is now closed) and Dirty (which completely lives up to it's name) and I wasn't really impressed with the Portland Scene. I was out one night with a friend, and we kept running into a nasty crowd everywhere we went, and he suggested Barracuda- I don't go out often, but it's been a staple ever since!
There aren't a lot of options for places to go out dancing, but Barracuda seems to blow the others out of the water!!
For starters, the door staff is always friendly and look like they enjoy their job, which is a good sign walking into a club. Next- They have ladies night every Friday, so it's free for girls up until midnight.
The dancefloor is huge, and the drinks are consistently good! They also have GoGo dancers on boxes throughout the club on Saturday nights, and these girls can actually dance! (not just booty shaking like most places)
Oh- and the mgr gives out prizes on stage all the time, so it makes it a fun and unique event each time you go! Plus- they have celebrities come and ""host"" parties from time to time, which makes for a good night.
My guy friends like going with because they've got pool tables upstairs too- so if you're tired of dancing, you can do something else.
I don't know if there coat check is open year round or not, but it's nice and I've never had an issue! Although the bar by the dancefloor is typically crowded, they have 4 bars throughout so it really doesn't take that long to get a drink! I usually hit up the one off to the left as soon as you walk in- it's hardly busy and the drinks are amazing!
The thing I really like is that the bathrooms are way cleaner than most! There is a girl who hands out towels and has candy, hairties, hairspray, safety pins, and whatnot (I think you have to tip for the stuff, but for a towel it's free) so it stays decently clean. My friend said they've got a guy in the men's bathroom too.
Oh- and I found out from the doorgirl that you can get VIP (no cover and full access upstairs and down) as long as you call in to the club before hand and ask if you can be added to the guestlist. They do have time restraints as to what time you need to be in by so it's free (Fridays-till 11pm for VIP, midnight if you're a girl and just groundfloor; and Saturdays- till 10 pm I think? ) And then if you are on that guestlist and come after- it's just $5- which is still the Cheapest on a saturday I've seen!
Anyway- all in all- this is a club that is a great place for going out dancing, and awesome for a girl's night out! :)
I highly recommend it!!