Bottoms Up Bar Comments

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4661 North 5th Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140

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Kristie R.  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 1 March, 2015
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This place is cool and fun. It is very different from pretty much most of the bars/hang outs closer to my home, for good reason. It is a strip club on one side, and everyone speaks Spanish. I ran into this place by accident, years ago, when a friend's boyfriend's cousin's ex-husband worked here, and we were meeting my friend's boyfriend after work, and I needed somewhere to use the restroom. Largely I think this place is known as a low-ish end strip bar (I know pretty much nothing about strip clubs and this is the only one I've ever been in, but I can safely assess that this is not the kind of place people book bachelor parties at.) That said, the premises are divided - with a door and not much back and forth traffic, into a large strip bar area - with several pool tables, and a side entrance bar about a quarter of the size with a couple of pool tables - and some VERY GOOD pool players, and very fun people, almost constantly playing Latin music, and a small bare-bones bar with take out beer and extremely economically priced drinks. All drinks come in plastic cups (unless you are drinking out of the bottle), and they typically have maybe 2 brands of Vodka, 2 brands of Rum, and 3 brands of whiskey, plus an assortment of maybe 15 to 20 other varieties of liquor available. I used to come here a lot and mostly drank soda or beer, and an occasional shot or two. It's nice to get a Heineken with a wedge of lemon squeezed into the top of the bottle - that seems to be a cultural favorite amid the culture of this community bar that shares its space with the strip joint. They serve a little food that is kind of ethnic meets cheap street food meets grease meets grease that's been in the fryer for a few days. I don't recommend it. Unless you are starved, in which case you still shouldn't eat it. Your arteries will thank you. But the atmosphere is really fun. Very friendly outgoing people (especially if you are a girl/woman - and some of the men will try to buy you drinks but some people will also try to propose to you, hug you a lot, and possibly try to kiss you goodbye when you leave. You kind of have to be on top of that, lest you not make your inavailability clear (assuming you are unavailable or not interested ...) But people are really gregarious, and it is a great break from the boring every day bars of northeast philadelphia, Center City, Manyunk, anywhere. The pool tables are really fun, and there are some quite enthusiastic, and very skilled players. I have gone there over the years for the pool tables, the most, and the pool table scene. Other interesting side amusements include people who will randomly walk in - usually several on an average weekend/more on a weekend night, and try to sell things. This ranges from silk flowers to perfume to bootleg dvds to small appliances. It is really something to experience. The one bathroom on the non-strip joint side is small and can range from reasonably clean to really not so great. There is a ladies' room on the strip bar side of the bar that is virtually never used, except mostly, I suppose, by the strippers. If you want a cleaner bathroom, especially if you are female, I would suggest going to that side, if only to use the bathroom and return to the nice kitchy bar on the other side. And the local bar side is really retro-kitchy. Looks like something from the 60s or 70s. Anyway, it's a fun place but obviously not for everybody. Also, I once took a guy I was having a boring time with from JDate here, to take control of and make much more entertaining what was otherwise a waste of an evening. I definitely sensed that it made an impression.

This is history now...  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 28 November, 2012
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This club is gone, long ago. The building was taken over by the nearby hospital for some sort of lab. This page needs to be removed.

Not!  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 20 February, 2011
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Ha ha

strange  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 20 February, 2011
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gosh, six years' worth of commentary fit on this one page. Not too much going on, eh?

pole rider  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 25 November, 2010
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This club needs to be remolded and they need a better pole and stage for the girls to dance on...The dancers that's in this club now particularly one of them do alot to get a buck...smh (warning to other dancer no money in this club.....

Curious  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 4 July, 2010
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If this club is still in existence the management would do well to post something to that effect. I'll be in the area next week and I remember the place from long ago, but I won't bother coz this club may have been torn down long ago for all I know.

Pole Dancing Competition  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 18 October, 2009
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I heard there is a Pole Dancing Competition @ CR Fannys in Easton Pa Wed. November 25th 2009 Big cash prize

open?  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 21 August, 2009
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can anyone verify if this place is open or not?

Alan  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 16 July, 2009
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This place sucks! Get ready for the hottest thing in adult club history. The Penthouse club is comin to 3001 Castor Ave. Philadelphia, PA. Call 215-423-6000 or toll free (877) 6 - PHILLY Forget Hustler or any of these other over rated shitholes. My place is classy, fun and soon to be the crown jewl of adult entertainment here in Philly. Tell em Alan sent you!

$$$$$$$$  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 20 April, 2009
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party want fun 6102834968

Bob  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 15 April, 2009
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Anyone know Sasha a Russina girl from Moscow- worked Myrtle Beach in March- need her

.  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 18 March, 2009
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hey i was wondering if this club has a housemom, Im a housemom in the detroit/ dearborn area I also run a small business as a traveling store selling dance wear, dance shoes, jewelry and other accessories. I do travel around the state and outside of the state at times and set up in clubs and give the girls an opportunity to purchase dance wear and things at very reasonable prices. I'm wondering who can I contact to see if I would be welcome to come to this club and let the girls see what I have to offer, I do have a few dancers that do travel with me and work the clubs im invited to for the nights im in town. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks Jo Ann Fantasy Nights Dance Wear

jamie  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 14 October, 2008
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Hey lady?s ?I know its slow, but something you should look into is the Honey Hunt at Larry Flynt?s HUSTLER Club in Baltimore. My girlfriend was down there for it and won $2000 dollars cash. All it is an amature night w/ no competition!!!!!!!! Easy money!!!!!!! They have it on the first Wednesday of every month, well worth the drive.. Trust me!

Re:Palin to Drop  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 9 October, 2008
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You are an ass .

Palin to Drop Puck  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 9 October, 2008
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I see the Governor Palin is going to drop the puck at the opening Philly Flyer game! That's just fine, enjoy it, but just don't ask her any tough "gotcha" questions, like "What do like about hockey?" or "What is your favorite food?" LOL

Hey Becca  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 15 April, 2008
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What do u want people to call for phone sex or something?

Triumph  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 21 October, 2007
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I'm the looney with bong. All they know are others that don't know. I don't play b ball. Needed one day off. Stick and move.

re: Former Dancer  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 20 October, 2007
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This is not news. Management in almost every clun known to man tries to get into the pants of the dancers. In some clubs they are a slight bit more patient or gentle but that's nearly everywhere. Only exceptions I know are 2 places in jersey. One a woman owns the club. The other an old fucker of about 80 (no joke) own it although he has sons that may move into the business and I wouldn't trust them either till they are over 70.

New Gentlemans Club  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 7 September, 2007
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The Dream Lounge Gentlemen's club is now open. Hot sexy all nude ladies private shows, and lap dances available 2 girl stage shows start at midnight BYOB Monday thru Thursday 8p-2a

Becca  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 3 July, 2007
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Becca here and looking for a good time call me at 570-347-0271. You will not be upset. Call me.

Filthadelphia  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 27 May, 2007
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Real smart advertising for a fake ID here. Oy vey. Only 14 comments? Not a popular place. Ain't been back to Philly in 20 years. Don't miss it. Maybe the cheesesteaks.

Dakota  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 30 April, 2007
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Here is a Dakota pic i found

Dakota  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 28 April, 2007
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Dakota at carousel in West Nanticoke pa. phone (570)735-9885 open everyday 3pm till 2am lots of hot girls. Free Bachelor parties always.

SC Aficiando  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 25 February, 2007
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Club is open again, after supposed "remodeling". I'm not sure what it looked like before, but I didn't see any signs of newness.

SC Aficianado  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 11 February, 2007
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I discovered last night that club is closed for remodeling. Banner on building indicates that club is under new management. I was hoping to check out this club, but guess I will have to wait until the Grand Reopening.

Ehscence  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 22 January, 2006
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I learned all I know about dancing in this bar and I personally feel if they cared more about the people they hire(mgmt) with the location they have, that could be a premier gentlemens club like it once was.

FORMER DANCER  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 21 June, 2005
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I used to dance at bottoms up and that place is very upsetting. the manager is always trying to sleep with the girls and when you get in trouble he fires you and treat you like shit. he also fires the girls that he did sleep with so they wont tell no one. the manager got jumped by the girls also because we are tired of his stuff. he alway sexually harrass the girls and we dont feel right there thats is why some time no girls are there.

upset  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 20 April, 2005
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. bad management, horrible girls and they serve watered down drinks. the whole experience was horrible and it's a total rip off.

Unknown  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 27 February, 2004
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Streekers night club is now hiring!! Call 8144466454 for details..$$$$$

koko b. horny  on Bottoms Up Bar

posted on 26 February, 2004
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kas - this club was terrible the one time i stopped by. are you serious? there was one girl dancing. has it changed?

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