Summer Drinking Guide 

5th Quadrant (3901-B N Williams, 288-3996) Lompac pub with tons of microbrews and great burgers.

21st Avenue Bar & Grill (721 NW 21st, 222-4121) Spectacular patio, cool servers.

A&L Sports Pub (5933 NE Glisan, 234-7607) Tons of TVs, and about a gazillion beers on tap.

Aalto Lounge (3356 SE Belmont, 235-6041) Hip, but not too hip.

Acapulco's Gold (2610 NW Vaughn, 220-0283) Lots of tequila.

Acropolis (8325 SE McLoughlin, 231-9611) Steaks and boobs.

Alberta St. Public House (1036 NE Alberta, 284-7665) The quintessential neighborhood pub.

The Alibi (4024 N Interstate, 287-5335) Tiki + Karaoke = Best Night Ever.

American Cowgirls (500 NE MLK, 233-2211) Cowgirls with flair!

Amnesia Brewing (832 N Beech, 281-7708) Where to go drinkin' with your dog.

Ash Street Saloon (225 SW Ash, 226-0430) Rock, bike messengers, and great mixed drinks.

Aura (1022 W Burnside, 597-2872) It's like a bar... in the future!

B Side Tavern (632 E Burnside, 233-3113) Cold beer, great jukebox—now with booze.

Bar of the Gods (4801 SE Hawthorne, 232-2037) Low-key. Smoky. Good.

Barley Mill Pub (1629 SE Hawthorne, 231-1492) Hippie-themed McMenamins.

Barracuda (9 NW 2nd, 228-6900) Bridge-and-tunnel honeys.

Basement Pub (1028 SE 12th, 231-6068) Dark, smoky, and comfortable—just like a basement should be. Good food, too.

Bear Paw Inn (3237 SE Milwaukie, 239-9208) Dive bar featuring video crack and the occasional live show.

Belmont's Inn (3357 SE Belmont, 232-1998) Trivia night, lots of pool tables.

Belmont Station Biercafé (4500 SE Stark, 232-8538) Holy mother of beer!

Berbati's Pan (10 SW 3rd, 226-2122) Now hosting the occasional all-ages show.

Bettie Ford Lounge (1135 SW Washington, 445-8331) Hot DJs.

Beulahland (118 NE 28th, 235-2794) Great local with live music sometimes, a cute clientele usually, and excellent nachos always.

Biddy McGraw's (6000 NE Glisan, 233-1178) Classic Portland wannabe Irish pub, complete with smoky atmosphere, Celtic jam sessions, and dart lanes.

Bink's (2715 NE Alberta, 493-4430) Beer, booze, pool, a good jukebox, and The Simpsons on Sundays.

Bitter End (1981 W Burnside, 971-222-2000) Pre-func for games at PGE Park, or to catch some live music.

Blitz Bar (110 NW 10th, 222-2229) Two-story sports bar with shuffleboard.

Blue Bird (8734 N Lombard, 283-2737) Divey tavern in St. Johns.

Blue Dragonfly (1195 SE Powell, 234-2585) Salsa music, dancing, and good happy hour grub.

Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont, 595-0575) Former jazz club now has darts, pinball, and pool in the basement.

Blue Moon (432 NW 21st, 223-3184) McMenamins with snooker and a good jukebox.

Bob & Alice's (6517 SE Foster, 774-8046) Friendly dive bar with an old-timey schooner feel.

Boiler Room (228 NW Davis, 227-5441) Vaguely demonic karaoke bar in Old Town.

Bonfire Lounge (2821 SE Stark, 232-3704) Hot bartenders and surprisingly good bar food.

Boxxes (330 SW 11th, 226-4171) Spacious, comfortable, gay.

BridgePort (1313 NW Marshall, 241-3612; 3632 SE Hawthorne, 233-6540) Solid brewpub food. Your parents will love it.

Brown's Bar & Grill (6526 SE Foster, 772-0669) Dive bar with great jukebox and inexplicable velvet ropes outside.

Buffalo Gap (6835 SW Macadam, 244-7111) Live music, decent bar food.

C-Bar (2880 SE Gladstone, 230-8808) A slick neighborhood joint, with patio seating, a cozy banquet, and a shiny, well-stocked bar.

Café Wonder (128 NE Russell, 493-0371) The place to go before an event at the Wonder Ballroom, with great drinks and yummy food that's a little too posh to be described as bar food.

Camellia Lounge (510 NW 11th, 221-2130) MarTEAni bar (get it?) serving unusual tea-infused cocktails.

Candlelight Room (2032 SW 5th, 222-3378) The only blues bar on this list.

The Cheerful Tortoise (1939 SW 6th, 224-3377) PSU-centric sports bar.

Chesterfield (1101 E Burnside, 236-6133) Skateboarding-themed lounge with killer cocktails.

Chin Yen (18 NE 28th, 231-7781) You can't handle these drinks!

Chinese Village (520 SE 82nd, 253-7545) It's like being in Big Trouble in Little China!

Chopsticks (2651 E Burnside, 234-6171) A good place to offer your rendition of "Darling Nikki."

Clinton Street Pub (2516 SE Clinton, 236-7137) For pinball wizards and bikers.

Club 21 (2035 NE Glisan, 235-5690) The Official After-Hours Offices of the Portland Mercury.™

Colosso (1932 NE Broadway, 288-3333) Strong drinks, expensive tapas.

Concordia Ale House (3276 NE Killingsworth, 287-3929) Tons of taps, tons of yuppies.

Cosmos Bar & Grill (6219 SE Foster, 777-9222) Friendly staff, video crack.

County Cork Public House (1329 NE Fremont, 284-4805) Very chill, very Irish.

Crackerjack's (2788 NW Thurman, 222-9069) Kickass patio.

Crow Bar (3954 N Mississippi, 280-7099) Good happy hour, and free WiFi!

Crush (1400 SE Morrison, 235-8150) Fabulously swanky.

Crystal Ballroom (1332 W Burnside, 225-0047) Bouncy.

Dad's (8608 N Lombard, 286-5512) Loud and dysfunctional—like your real dad!

Dancin' Bare (8440 N Interstate, 285-9073) No, not "bear"—bare.

Dante's (1 SW 3rd, 226-6630) Steven Seagal's Portland digs.

Devil's Point (5305 SE Foster, 774-4513) The home of Stripparaoke.

Dingo's (4612 SE Hawthorne, 233-3996) Don't take your baby.

District (232 NW 12th, 228-8888) Sip cocktails under a chandelier and watch the pretty people go by.

Dixie Tavern (34 NW 3rd, 234-9431) Faux cowboy bar that prides itself on only serving beer in a can.

Dot's (2521 SE Clinton, 235-0203) Clinton Street's standby. Velvet wallpaper, cheese fries.

Doug Fir (830 E Burnside, 231-9663) Good shows, fancy drinks, a much-improved menu, and a brilliant happy hour.

Dunes (1909 NE MLK, 493-8637) Dark little club that luckily has good cocktails, since they sometimes run out of beer.

The Eagle (1300 W Burnside, 241-0105) Who doesn't love big, furry gay men?

East Chinatown Lounge (322 NW Everett, 226-1569) Chinatown's source for upscale attitude.

Echo (2225 NE MLK, 460-3246) Good food in a classy but relaxed atmosphere.

Edgefield (2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, 669-8610) McDrinkin' on the links.

Farmer's Barn (7421 N Denver, 283-3044) Dive-o-riffic.

Fez Ballroom (318 SW 11th, 221-7262) Sweet, opium den-ish atmosphere.

Florida Room (435 N Killingsworth, 287-5658) Church of the Bloody Mary.

Gladstone Street Pub (3737 SE Gladstone, 775-3502) Comfy neighborhood bar with tasty, tasty food.

Goodfoot Lounge (2845 SE Stark, 239-9292) Drinking + dancing = fun.

Gotham Tavern (2240 N Interstate, 517-9911) Home of the beehive booth.

Greater Trumps (1520 SE 37th, 235-4530) Cozy nook beside the Bagdad Theater.

Greek Cusina (404 SW Washington, 224-2288) Downtown restaurant and dance club. Home of the famous purple octopus.

Green Room (2280 NW Thurman, 228-6178) Year-round patio.

Ground Kontrol (511 NW Couch, 796-9364) Pac-Man: easier when drunk!

The Gypsy (625 NW 21st, 796-1859) Hotspot on NW 21st, with all that phrase implies.

Hal's Tavern (1308 SE Morrison, 232-1259) Attention hardcore shuffleboarders!

Hawthorne Hideaway (2221 SE Hawthorne, 445-4600) Spacious. Pool! Contradiction in terms: A clean dive bar.

Hawthorne Theatre (3862 SE Hawthorne, 233-7100) Look, kids—all-ages rock! With 21+ drinking in their Balcony Bar

Holman's (15 SE 28th, 231-1093) Where else can you spin a wheel to win a free meal?

Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, 239-7639) Arty warehouse space packed with Portland's hippest.

Horse Brass Pub (4534 SE Belmont, 232-2202) Like England! On Belmont! Don't miss the bangers.

Hungry Tiger Too (207 SE 12th, 238-4321) A newer, cleaner Hungry Tiger.

The Hutch (4606 NE Glisan, 235-4729) Cheap beer, shuffleboard, and pool.

Hutch on Holgate (4515 SE 41st, 774-1822) Formerly Grandma's—now the Hutch.

Jade Lounge (2342 SE Ankeny, 236-4998) Cozy, greenish little lounge affixed to Il Piatto.

Jake's Famous (401 SW 12th, 226-1419) Good happy-hour menu, expensive drinks, and tourists.

Jax (826 SW 2nd, 228-9128) Can't argue with a rooftop patio.

Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th, 295-6542) Great jazz, new building.

Jolly Roger (1340 SE 12th, 232-8060) Solid sports bar.

Kalga Kafe (4147 SE Division, 236-4770) Veggie restaurant now open until 2:30 am, with live music and DJs.

Kay's Bar & Grill (6903 SE Milwaukie, 232-4447) Deliciously smoky grandma bar.

Kell's (112 SW 2nd, 227-4057) Like Ireland! Sort of. Not really.

Kelly's Olympian (426 SW Washington, 228-3669) Motorcycle bar. No scooters allowed.

Langano Lounge (1435 SE Hawthorne, 230-8990) Solid drinks, Ethiopian food.

LaurelThirst Pub (2958 NE Glisan, 232-1504) Good food, live music, congenial atmosphere.

Laurelwood (5115 NE Sandy, 282-0622; 2327 NW Kearney, 228-5553; Laurelwood Pizza Co., 1728 NE 40th, 943-6157) Laurelwood's schlepping pizza pies these days, plus there's a new location on NE Sandy.

Le Happy (1011 NW 16th, 226-1258) Fanciful crêpes.

Life of Riley (300 NW 10th, 224-1680) Dumb name, decent bar.

Local Beet (2415 NE Alberta) Big patio, emphasis on local ingredients.

Los Baez (2424 E. Burnside, 230-0956) Margaritas on Burnside

Low Brow Lounge (1036 NW Hoyt, 226-0200) A divey, smokey oasis in the midst of the Pearl.

Lucky Inn (440 NE 28th, 233-6937) Italian bar food.

Lucky Labrador (915 SE Hawthorne, 236-3555; 1925 NW Quimby, 517-4352) Your two best friends: beer and dogs.

Mac's Taproom (2730 NW 31st, 226-7623) Brewpubs are good for you.

Magic Gardens (217 NW 4th, 224-8472) Old Town's friendliest strip club.

Maiden in the Mist (639 SE Morrison, 232-5553) Classy, nautically themed bar with a Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Marathon Taverna (1735 W Burnside, 224-1341) Sports bar that opens super early.

Mary's Club (129 SW Broadway, 227-3023) The Portland strip club.

Mash Tun (2204 NE Alberta, 548-4491) Great food, kickass servers, homemade beer.

Matador (1967 W Burnside, 222-5822) The legendary dive has gotten some spit and polish lately—it's not as grungy as you remember it.

Matchbox Lounge (3203 SE Division, 234-7844) Mellow, smoke-free bar serving upscale pub grub.

McFadden's (107 NW Couch, 220-5055) Bumpin' Irish-themed club.

Mississippi Pizza Pub (3552 N Mississippi, 288-3231) Chill NoPo pizza joint with tasty 'za. (Note: za is an accepted two-letter Scrabble word.)

Mississippi Station (3943 N Mississippi, 517-5751) Good food, and movies on the patio on Mondays.

Mock Crest Tavern (3435 N Lombard, 283-5014) Live music and a late-night menu.

Moloko Plus (3967 N Mississippi, 288-6272) Named for the LSD-laden concoction consumed in A Clockwork Orange. Good for a hot sandwich and intellectual conversation accompanied by decent music.

Montage/La Merde (301 SE Morrison, 234-1324) Funky décor, famous mac 'n' cheese, elaborate foil-wrapped leftovers.

Moon & Sixpence (2014 NE 42nd, 288-7802) Cozy British pub with darts, a sweet patio, and a great beer selection.

Morrison Hotel (719 SE Morrison, 236-7080) Spankin' new bar with an amazing bottled beer selection—more than 80 bottles!

Mt. Tabor Legacy (4811 SE Hawthorne 232-0450) Mt. Tabor lives on. Still throwing shows and keeping the rock alive.

Muu-Muu's (612 NW 21st, 223-8169) Stylish but unpretentious, good Bloody Marys.

My Father's Place (523 SE Grand, 235-5494) Loud music, drunk hipsters, and breakfast all the time.

The Nest (1801 NE Alberta, 282-0230) Liquor drinks and pinball on Alberta.

New Old Lompoc (1616 NW 23rd, 225-1855) A well-loved NW bar with a huge patio.

Night Light Lounge (2100 SE Clinton, 731-6500) Classy neighborhood haunt with tons of board games.

Noir (203 SE Grand, 231-2925) Basement bar, DJs.

North (5008 SE Division, 546-9973) Cool new Eastside outpost.

North 45 (517 NW 21st, 248-6317) Travel-themed bar specializing in international cocktails and mussels and fries.

O'Brien's (519 NW 21st, 223-5390) Unpretentious Northwest sports dive.

O'Malleys (6535 SE Foster, 777-0495) Hippie meets punk meeting hall with tons of pool tables.

Oaks Bottom Public House (1621 SE Bybee, 232-1728) Great food, Lompoc beer.

Ohm (31 NW 1st, 241-2916) Get your freak on.

Olé Olé Restaurant & Bar (1235 SW Jefferson, 478-0505) Restaurant and cantina goodness.

Outlaw's (722 E Burnside, 233-7855) Yee-haw.

Pala (105 NW 3rd, 242-0700) Fashion lounge, heavy on the house music.

Pause Kitchen (5101 N Interstate, 971-230-0705) Great food, great patio, great place.

Paragon Restaurant (1309 NW Hoyt, 833-5060) Artsy, upscale drinkin'.

Pinnochio's (1005 SW Park, 595-2227) Italian food and drink.

Pi-Rem (433 NW 4th, 227-5494) Always something spinning at this downtown art lounge.

Plan B (1305 SE 8th, 230-9020) The old Acme, reborn as a punk rock bike mecca.

Pogo's Taproom (6707 SE Milwaukie, 233-4220) Great karaoke, Friday-Saturday.

Press Club (2621 SE Clinton, 233-5656) Magazines, crêpes, wine, general classiness.

Produce Row Café (204 SE Oak, 232-8355) We like patios. A lot. And beer. Patios, and beer.

The Pub at the End of the Universe (4107 SE 28th, 235-0969) Reedie hangout with a labyrinthine layout, great beer selection, and plenty o' pool tables.

Purple Tooth (938 N Cook, 517-9931) Wine and cocktails in a little pink house.

Red Room (2530 NE 82nd, 256-3399) Hipster dive on 82nd where you can unleash your inner Guitar Hero.

Rialto (529 SW 4th, 228-7605) Stiff drinks and off-track bettin'!

Ringler's (1332 W Burnside, 225-0627) Pre-func for shows at the Crystal.

Ringler's Annex (1223 SW Stark, 525-0520) One of the cooler McMenamins pubs, recently remodeled.

Rock Bottom (206 SW Morrison, 796-2739) There can never be too many breweries.

Roots Organic Brewery (1520 SE 7th, 235-7668) Some of the best micros in town.

rontoms (600 E Burnside, 236-4536) Chic '50s aesthetic, one of the sweetest patios in town.

Rose & Thistle (2314 NE Broadway, 287-8582) Great pub atmosphere with a big patio.

Rotture (315 SE 3rd, 234-5683) Hot Eastside music destination.

Sagittarius (2710 N Killingsworth, Suite B, 289-7557) Clean, with fancy cocktails.

Sam's Hollywood Billiards (1845 NE 41st, 282-8266) Self-explanatory.

Sandy Hut (1430 NE Sandy, 235-7972) AKA "The Slut." You know why.

Sapphire Hotel (5008 SE Hawthorne, 232-6333) A romantic vibe matches upscale drinks and snacks.

Sassy's (927 SE Morrison, 231-1606) Hot naked girls.

Satyricon (125 NW 6th) Legendary punk club reinvented as an all-ages venue, with drinks for the big kids.

Saucebox (214 SW Broadway, 241-3393) You'll think you've died and gone to ironic T-shirt heaven!

Scandal's (1125 SW Stark, 227-5887) Scandalous!

Scoreboard (4822 SE Division, 233-2971) The quintessential smoky, divey, sporty, lottery bar.

Shanghai Tunnel (211 SW Ankeny, 220-4001) Loud, dark, good noodle bowls. No complaints.

The Ship Tavern (7827 SW 35th, 244-7345) Peanuts on the floor, leering old men.

Side Door (425 SE Washington, 233-8553) Often-overlooked little café that serves tasty food all day, plus wine and beer.

Side Street Tavern (828 SE 34th, 236-7999) Now serving liquor!

Silverado (1217 SW Stark, 224-4493) Free condoms. Enough said.

Slabtown (1033 NW 16th, 223-0099) Live music in NW? Rad.

Slingshot Lounge (5532 SE Center, 445-6649) Hip new bar in the SE Foster 'hood. There's a cat!

Slow Bar (533 SE Grand, 230-7767) Dark, loud, hip, great food, including a burger that contends for the best in town.

Smokey's Tavern (5522 SE Foster, 774-6101) Tiny neighborhood bar that lives up to its name.

SoLo (1300 NW Lovejoy, 220-0080) Subterranean atmosphere, crazy-cool bathrooms, and martinis.

Someday Lounge (125 NW 5th Ave, 708-0851) Great bar which hosts an eclectic mix of live music and performance art.

Space Room (4800 SE Hawthorne, 235-8303) Like getting drunk on the set of The Jetsons.

Speakeasy Tavern (609 1/2 SE Taylor, 234-8991) A horseshoe-shaped bar and yummy sandwiches.

Suki's (2401 SW 4th, 226-1181) Karaoke with PSU students, Thursday-Saturday.

Sweet Home (2824 N Lombard, 283-0274) Hipsters + neighborhood folk + old drunks.

Tear Drop Lounge (1015 NW Everett, 970-8331) Vintage-inspired cocktails made with only the finest seasonal ingredients.

Tennessee Red's (2133 SE 11th, 231-1710) Ease into the workweek with karaoke on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Thirst Wine Bar (0315 SW Montgomery, 295-2747) Wine on the marina.

Thatch (2733 NE Broadway, 281-8454) Retro tiki bar that makes a killer Mai Tai.

Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd, 222-2155) Soccer.

Tiny Bubble Room (2025 N Lombard, 289-9104) Chinese food, comfy bar stools, and lotsa smoke.

Tonic Lounge (3100 NE Sandy, 238-0543) Breakfast, lunch, dinner, rock.

Towne Lounge (714 SW 20th Pl, 241-8696) Live music and discriminating hipsters.

The Trap (3805 SE 52nd, 777-6009) Divey tavern plastered with Marilyn, Elvis, and soft-tip darts trophies.

Tube (18 NW 3rd, 241-8823) Hipster bar offering delicious vegan food for happy hour.

Twilight Café (1420 SE Powell, 236-7668) Popular rock 'n' roll bar that's finally hosting live music once again.

U & I Tavern (6910 N Interstate, 289-3370) Pool, poker.

Union Jack's (938 E Burnside, 236-1125) Naked ladies. Bring your singles!

Valentine's (232 SW Ankeny, 248-1613) Cute downtown live music destination that just added liquor to the menu.

Vault (226 NW 12th Ave, 224-4909) Martinis are delicious.

Vendetta (4306 N Williams, 288-1085) Cool North Portland hangout boasting a patio and shuffleboard.

Virginia Café (725 SW Park, 227-0033) Strong drinks, hot staff, soon to be no more.

White Eagle (836 N Russell, 282-6810) By far the most rock 'n' roll McMenamins, with a big patio and a cheap hotel attached.

Wimpy's (519 NW 21st, 223-5153) Tiny bar crammed with kids in the know.

Wine Down on 28th (126 NE 28th, 236-9463) Wine, without the snobs—plus outdoor seating in summer and a fireplace in winter.

Wishing Well (8800 N Lombard, 286-4434) St. Johns dive featuring stiff drinks and crusty regulars.

XV (15 SW 2nd, 790-9090) Sleek downtown bar with DJs and specialty drinks.

Yur's (717 NW 16th, 224-0160) Dark, smoky, video golf, attractive young folks.

Zach's Shack (4611 SE Hawthorne, 233-4616) Hot dogs, beer, Ms. Pacman.

Zaytoon (2236 NE Alberta, 284-1168) Stylish bar with pool tables and occasional live jazz.

Zilla Sake (1806 NE Alberta, 336-4104) Asian tapas and the best sake selection in town.

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