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.
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.
Horse Brass Pub is the perfect place to raise a pint and get lost in a very colorful crowd. Do not be surprised if someone offers to play a tune on a bagpipe. The Northwest's best microbreweries are here, including Rouge YSB, as well as a huge selection of scotches. A full menu of British cuisine is offered. If you have ever wanted to order steak and kidney pie or see someone who actually would, bring a friend and have a ball.
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.
Nestled within Portland State University campus, The Cheerful Tortoise is a wonderful haven for students, offering them a lively break from their studies. This family-run sports bar boasts of more than 40 televisions, over 15 draft beers and entertaining games like Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee and Mega Touch. They also have two pool tables, where you can enjoy a few rounds with your friends. Their free Wi-Fi service ensures that you are not disconnected from your virtual life. Enjoy cold beers along with burgers and wings, while enjoying the cool breeze on the patio.
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.
Since the early 1900s, this fun, family-owned restaurant has been shucking oysters for Northwesterners. Seafood lovers will revel in the nautical environment decorated with sea artifacts and stein collections. Woods dominate the interiors and add to the feel of the place. Oysters are the specialty and are usually served on the half shell. Enjoy many varieties, including the Ekone oysters from Oregon and the Alaskan Halibut. A tempting array of Northwest micro-brews will wash them down perfectly. If you prefer, enjoy one of the other delicacies such as garlic parmesan fries or a fish sandwich.
Ring in the weekend in the company of your favorite people at Dirty Nightclub. This nightclub is one of the liveliest night spots in the city and a must-visit if you want to explore the nightlife of Portland. Dance the night away at Dirty Nightclub as the DJ spins his magic with your favorite number, the club never has a dull moment with DJ and theme music events hosted here regularly. The club is usually crowded with youth and has an energetic ambiance that sets the good time rolling. In case you feel thirsty after all the dancing, Dirty Nightclub offers an array of drinks to accompany you for an evening here.
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.