Lola's Room is a trendy nightclub located within the Crystal Ballroom in Burnside. Located within the McMenamis complex, the club is host to a variety of concerts and events including live music concerts and DJ nights with some of the best DJs on the party circuit spinning energetic tunes. On nights without live music, there is always a pool table and a variety of local beers and handmade drinks to keep you entertained.
Set in a contemporary industrial decor complete with leather-black paint, low lights and comfy booths, the White Owl Social Club is the Mecca for rock music. While the bar offers specialty cocktails, wine and craft beer from local breweries and wineries, the kitchen serves delish vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian fares. If you are a die-hard rock music enthusiast, you will definitely enjoy the music being played here. It's open till wee hours of the morning making it a great spot to stay put with friends on a weekend until you have had your fair share of music, food and potent drinks.
In a town that is mostly lacking in good dance clubs, Holocene stands out as a place that welcomes just about anyone who wants to shake a leg to good music. The vast space is divided in to rooms and sunken areas with most nights having a theme, so it's always good to check their calendar first. Bands tend to be eclectic or experimental, whereas DJs crank up dance beats most nights. Their bar is known for mixing cool cocktails, but being that the place is so popular, it's always best to order your second one while still working on the first. Holocene is overall a good place to see and be seen.
Do not be misguided by The Whiskey Bar's misnomer as it is not a bourbon joint but one of the best bars and nightclubs in town for electronic music. From great DJ acts to live music, this place is always buzzing with entertaining events. Enjoy their happy hours with a choice drink and dance away to the lively beats. Some of the artists and bands who have performed here are The Crystal Method, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Vanic and 12th Planet.
True to its name, this cocktail bar manages to slip a little bit of rum into pretty much every concoction, and the result is quite fantastic. The Rum Club exudes a warm, cozy vibe, and the dark interior is just perfect for relaxing with an expertly crafted cocktail in hand. The Rum Club Daiquiri, Rum Club Old Fashioned and The Fino Countdown are just three of the many excellent rum cocktails. If you want a cocktail sans rum, you could opt for the many beer, wine and cider varieties available here as well.
Don't come to Apex for dinner. Don't come for themed nights. Now that the initial rules are set, come to here for beer. Not just a beer, but just about every beer. The beer list is so long that one needs cheat sheets to decipher the best choice. Cyclists love this place. There's plenty of bike parking and a great outdoor patio for socializing and, well, drinking beer. The staff is friendly and the crowd always has a great time. Some may consider APEX a tourist attraction. If hunger strikes, go just across the wall to a restaurant that has great food.
Dance the night away to the DJ's beats on the dance floor surrounded by mirrors, with laser shows adding to the entertainment quotient. The absence of a cover charge and regular drag shows and parties make CC Slaughters even more of an attraction, and it comes as no surprise that it is one of the most popular gay nightclubs in the city. The Rainbow Room is a secluded enclave where the mood-lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere, and you can unwind with an Appletini to sip on.
Say hello to good times at The Barrel Room with your favorite bunch of people and great drinks to accompany. Choose from their signature cocktails or opt for the various other spirits offered on their beverage list; The Barrel Room has a lot to offer. This piano bar is touted to be one of the longest running dueling pianos shows and takes care of your entertainment by hosting shows regularly. Besides all this, the bar also has several live music performances and dance parties that keep the energy of this place high. The Barrel Room occupies the ancient Sinnot building from the 1800s and exudes an old-world charm. Its rugged interiors have an intimate seating arrangement complemented by its prompt service and make this a great spot for witnessing the local entertainment with your friends.
This vintage video game and pinball arcade is a trip through time– you will find a black lit wonderland of 80s video games that still costs a single quarter. DJs or bands entertain on most nights, with a small cover charge on band nights. Climb the ornate staircase to the largest collection of pinball machines in the area or try out iconic games like Mortal Kombat II and Pac-Man.
This bar's huge red neon sign beckons as you stroll down Fourth Avenue, and there is no sin in surrendering to its promise of a good game of billiards and a frosty mug of beer. This is how pool halls were meant to be; smoky and lurid, with acres of tables and a little off-track betting downstairs. Rialto Poolroom, Bar and Cafe has a full bar and a delectable menu that offers everything from appetizers to full dinners. Try a meat-free veggie burger. Pool table rates vary depending on the time.
45 East is one of the best nightclubs in Portland. Equipped with world-class sound technology, the venue is available for private parties as well. They have a dance floor and plays some great music. They have regular DJ nights and performances and is open for guests above 21 years. With an upscale ambiance and trendy LED lights, the venue has played host to some popular DJ's and is the right place to groove with your group.