The interior of this hip downtown bar was originally built very close to the shape of a tube, but got popular and has since expanded. It still possesses a modern design, with quality cocktails and mega hot djs many nights during the week. The menu has an excellent array of vegetarian/vegan bites.
With it's big fenced-in front patio complete with garage door, to it's super-groovy bar, to pinball machines, a pool table and the spontaneous-fun-inducing photo booth, The Standard really does set the standard for east-side "dive" bars, hell, for bars in general. The food varies somewhat but generally keeps to the pub grub/comfort food realm. And contrary to what the hours might imply, they don't actually serve lunch.
A tiny, basic little bar on the ground floor of an apartment building. They have beer, liquor, a good jukebox, pinball and even shuffleboard. Overall, a great place to hang and escape from the crush of the crowd. Stiff drinks, friendly staff and daily food specials. Prime rib lunch every Thursday!
Part lounge, part arts center, the Someday is a cool, casual, comfortable place to meet for drinks as well as a good spot to catch some performing arts action. From live music to theater, dance to spoken word. They offer some tasty specialty drinks and a nice selection of sandwiches, items that are "not sandwiches," soups, and salads. The food is all meat-free so you can park your guilt at Burger King. Also, they boast one of the longest happy hours in town!
One of very few live music venues in the Northwest Portland area. Comfortable, lounge-y, and cool, serving a small but varied menu from fish 'n' chips to pizza. live music plays most nights. OR you can make your own party by renting out their back room. Way cool.
Formerly indie destination acme, Plan B has a decidedly more heavy metal vibe (at least as far as the staff goes) The space is wood paneled with some booths, a nice stage/dance floor area and a large bar dominates. In warmer months, large widow panels open onto one of the biggest patios on town. The menu consists of more-or-less fancified bar food.
A divey, drinky Portland mainstay unchanged in years. Friendly staff, cheap drinks w/plenty of specials. Pool, video games, and greasy pub food as well as that x-mas tree in the window year-round. Breakfast served all day. Scrambled eggs and a Bloody Mary for your hangover? I thought so.
Dim, friendly, authentic British pub with a large selection of beers and liquor--if you prefer, say, a gin and tonic to a Chimay. Food is basic-but-tasty limey fare like bangers and mash, fish and chips, pasties, shepherd's pie, etc. When the weather's nice, this is the perfect spot for patio cavorting, and if it's a game of darts you're looking for, this is the place.
This homey pizza pub has just about everything. Well, as long as everything consists of: comfy atmosphere, beer, pizza, and live music seven days a week! The Atlantis Lounge in back mixes some sweet and exotic drinks.
Le Happy is delicious in every way. The place is lively and intimate without feeling crowded. Choose from a large list of crêpes both savory and sweet or create your own from myriad ingredients. Cocktails, beer, wine, ciders, fresh-squeezed juice coffee and tea are also available to quench your thirst.
Homey, relaxed neighborhood pub featuring local live music. Delicious weekend breakfast menu featuring scrambles, pancakes and more. Lunch and dinner selections range from soups and sandwiches to burgers and burritos. Lots of vegetarian options and lots of microbrews on tap.
Cave-like bar in the basement of Jarra's Ethiopian restaurant with a scaled-down, super-cheap version of their menu. A nice little hangout with lots of board games in the back room for your enjoyment.
From the folks who brought you the venerable (and now sadly defunct) Hungry Tiger. Taking up the rest of the building next to the Three Friends Coffeehouse, it is certainly not the divey old Hungry Tiger, but it is warm and homey in its own right. HT2 consists of two rooms, one housing the gigantic bar, the other, comfy booths, pinball, a mural of tigers (depicted with varying degrees of competence) and a sunny, new back deck. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options include classic American bar chow like burgers, sandwiches, salads but they also have a separate all-vegan menu with meat-free versions of some of the same favorites and more. A meat and cheese-free ruben that will rival the cheesy, meaty version, and a vegan mac-n-cheese to name just a couple. If you're willing to brave the crowd, check out the popular corndog day on Wednesdays for $1 corndogs (vegan or regular). It's hipster heaven!
Serving: scotch eggs, bangers, fish-n-chips, pasties, and other British homestyle food along with a few not-so-British specials to soak up an impressive selection of American and import beers on tap. Dont forget: single malt scotches as well as dart lanes for a true public house expierence.
All your favorite arcade games from yesteryear to recent. From Burgertime, to Street Fighter 2, to Dance Dance Revolution. The only thing that can overpower the cacophony of all those bells, bleeps and bloops? Live DJ music dude!