Dubbed as one of "The Best Clubs in America" in 2013 by Rolling Stone magazine, Doug Fir Lounge is the go to place for music lovers. Located within the Jupiter Hotel, the lounge showcases the talents of up and coming artists. A first class sound system boosts the performance energy, keeping the guests asking for more. Even on nights without concerts you can still sip on some classic drinks, relax in the comfortable surroundings and dine on delicious American dishes.
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.
Great entertainers such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown and the Grateful Dead have performed in this historic ballroom that is now owned by the McMenamin Brothers. Three on-site bars—including a popular nightclub, Ringlers - will satiate your hunger and thirst. It is worth a visit just to behold the local landmark's ornate chandeliers, picturesque windows and a 7500-square -foot (696.7728 square meters) dance floor that floats on ball-bearings.
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.
Bailey's Taproom scores over all other pubs in town despite its lack of happy hours and food, simply due to the sheer fun and pleasure that it provides to its patrons. Amidst a comfortable environment full of cheerful banter and board games, are served large mugs of beer from a selection of 24 on tap. The beer ranges from labels like Wheat Wacker, Acclimator, Oyster Stout, My Bloody Valentine, Project 48 and Grand Cru. Various events are organized and partying becomes a grand affair here. Do drop in and discover the magic that lies within.
As Irish as its namesake, this cheery downtown establishment is warm, welcoming and close to the city's heartbeat. The wood and brass tones exude an authentic yet casual tone. Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub's full bar is accommodating, boasting one of the largest selections of malt scotches in the Northwest. Varied menu offerings include traditional Irish cuisine as well as salads, sandwiches and more. Catch your favorite football team, Gaelic games or rugby on their television screens or tap your feet to the nightly live music.
Walking into the Dixie Tavern is like watching a scene from Coyote Ugly, as this vibrant bar always has something or another going on. From DJs to ladies' nights and dancing, Dixie Tavern is all about having a fun time. If all the dancing and screaming leaves you tired, you can always grab a pulled pork sandwich to go with your canned beer.
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.
Situated across Ankeny Street, Valentines is a trendy but casual bar. It is an ideal spot to hang out after work and enjoy few drinks with your friends. Open late till 2.30a, the bar is especially known for its live music sessions as well as DJ nights, theme parties, poetry readings, music concerts and film screenings throughout the week. You'll find well-mixed drinks at the bar, and there's an excellent selection of sandwiches and tapas if you're feeling peckish.
One of Portland's busiest nightclubs, Dante's is a mid-sized venue that hosts live music events through the week. The menu has a bit of Americana favorites as well as an Italian touch; Dante's pizzas have even won an award! You can even do karaoke with the live band whose performance is slated for that day.
Housed inside the iconic confines of the Roseland Theater, Peter's Room offers a more intimate stage setting for concert bands. This sub-theater is located in the basement of the original Roseland Theater, consists of a fully-stocked bar and offers reasonably-priced bar eats such as meatball subs, burgers, nachos and chips. Admission is typically on a first come, first serve basis, so head here early to find a spot closer to the stage. Occasionally, Peter's Room at Roseland will also stream live ongoing concerts from the Roseland Theater stage for patrons who have settled at the bar.