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AMBROSIA RESTAURANT & BAR

174 E. Broadway. 342-4141.

Ambrosia's long, impressive bar just asks to be stopped at for cocktails, wine or beer and snacks to start out the night. There's even a slightly-out-of-place TV on which you might catch a game, though this comfortable Italian restaurant is definitely not a sports bar. 11:30am-10pm M-Th, 11:30am-11pm F-Sa, 4:30pm-10 pm Su.

AX BILLY GRILL & SPORTS BAR

999 Willamette St. 484-4011.

Wine, beer, microbrews, full bar. Live jazz on Saturday nights. 11:30am-10pm M-F, 5pm-10pm Sa.

BIER STEIN, THE

345 E. 11th Ave. 485-2437.

Voted Best Beer Selection in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll for a reason: with 700 bottled beers and ten beers on tap, the Bier Stein's selection simply can't be beat. The deli counter serves up soup, salads, sandwiches, grilled panini and appetizers. This place is packed after work, so arrive early if you want to sit! 11am-11pm daily. TV.

BLACK FOREST

50 E. 11th Ave. 686-6619.

Great stage, music, comfortable atmosphere and good food. No cover charge ever; music or karaoke just about every night. Rocker scene. Specials: $3 Jager, $4 Long Islands, $1 add red bull to a shot, $2.50 PBR, $3 Big Fosters Can, $5 Steak Night on Tuesday. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm. $1.75 domestic, $2.75 micros, $2.50 wells. 8am-2:30am. Lottery games, TV, karaoke.

BLUE LUNA CLUB

1280 Willamette St. 484-2583.

Full Caribbean restaurant with live music ranging from acoustic solo performer to MCs, reggae, jazz and blues. A business crowd at dinner changes to a college crowd at night. Karaoke on Tuesdays. $1.50 rum & Coke and $2 Red Stripe. Happy Hour: 2pm-9pm. $2 pints and $2.50 well drinks. 11am-2am Tu-S. Darts, outdoor seating, TV, karaoke, DJs.

BRICK HOUSE, THE

136 4th Street. Spfd. 988-1612.

11am-2:30am daily. Adult.

CAFé LUCKY NOODLE

207 E. 5th Ave. 484-4777.

A dynamic clientele and one of the only places in town to go after 10pm to enjoy non-bar food. Cool, funky music and decor, and great service. Specialty cocktail list features 22 original and smooth tasting drinks for starlets (Champagne Bellini), harlots (the stilletto), jocks (Italian cowboy), Southern Belles (mint julep), and Hell's Angels (the good, bad and ugly). Blended drinks with homemade gelato also available. Voted Best Margarita in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll. 8am-midnight Su-Th, 8am-1am F & Sa. Outdoor seating, DJs.

CAFé SORIAH

384 W. 13th Ave. 342-4410.

Dimly lit, romantic yet comfortable bar with specialty drinks and more. 5pm-10pm Su-Th, 5pm-11pm F-Sa.

CANDY SHACK

2251 Main St., Springfield. 744-5499.

18 and over gentlemen's club. 8pm-3am Th-Sa.

CLUB 1444

1444 Main St., Spfd. 726-7299.

Noon-2:30am M-F; 3pm-2:30am Sa & Su. Adult.

CLUB TSUNAMI

2222 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 343-4734.

COOLER BAR & GRILL, THE

20 Centennial Loop. 484-4355.

All ages until 7pm. Now serving breakfast seven days a week until 2pm. A great place to watch Duck football, or stop in before a night on the town. Young crowd, live music. Specials: M - Burger & Brew 4pm-9pm, $3 Hornitos shots 7pm-midnight, $2.50 Corona & Deschutes drafts 9pm-midnight; Tu - $1 domestic drafts and $2 micro drafts 9pm-midnight; W - $2 Long Islands, Jack Daniels and Pendleton 9pm-midnight; Th - Ladies Night: $1 well drinks and $2.50 Absolut, $1 domestic draft and $2.50 Fat Tire pints for everyone; F - $2.50 Jaeger shots, $4 Jaeger & Rockstar, $3 Coolerade and $2.50 Wild Turkey 9pm-midnight; Sa - $3.75 Washington Apples, $5 Patron shots and $4 PBR pitchers 9pm-midnight; Su - Happy Hour all day, $2 Bloody Marys, service industry night and free pool 9pm-midnight. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm M-F and all day Sunday. $1.75 domestic drafts, $1.25 PBR pints, $3.25 micro drafts, $2 well drinks, $2.50 call drinks. $5 burger & brew M-F.7am-2:30 am daily. TV, live music, karaoke, DJs, lottery games, video games, pool.

CORNUCOPIA

295 W. 17th St. 485-2300.

Voted Best Happy Hour in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll. Huge selection of bottled beers along with 10 ever-changing beers on tap. With an "encyclopedia menu" Cornucopia attracts a variable "cornucopia" of folks, from the funky to the fussy. Wine tastings Friday 7pm-9pm. Specials: All day Su, $1 off appetizers and glasses of wine. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm M-F. Micro pints $2.75. 8am-10pm daily. Outdoor seating, live music.

COZMIC PIZZA

199 W. 8th Ave. 338-9333.

High variety venue with everything from music and dancing to films, fund-raisers, private parties and community events. Exclusively Oregon beer and wine selection. Cozmic attracts an eclectic crowd. Nightly specials on large pizzas. 11am-11pm M-Sa, 1pm-11pm Su.

DIABLO'S DOWNTOWN LOUNGE

959 Pearl St. 343-2346.

Calls itself the most diverse bar in town with live bands that range from hillbilly rock to punk to hip hop, a swanky lounge scene upstairs and a devil-made-me-do-it dance club downstairs. No cover weekdays and live bands every weekend. Specials: $5 Lucifer's Lemonade and the Fresh and Clean. Happy Hour: 4-6 pm. $2 well drinks, $1 off draft beers, food specials. 11am-2:30am M-F, 3pm-2:30am Sa & Su. Pool, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball, DJs, karaoke.

ELDORADO

3000 W. 11th Ave. 683-4580.

All ages poker house and restaurant with indoor smoking room and open grill inside to cook steaks. Card games every night. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm. $1.75 domestics, $2.75 micros, $2.50 well drinks, $5 steaks.10am-2am daily. Pool, video games, lottery games, TV.

EUGENE CITY BREWERY

844 Olive St. 345-4155.

25 microbrews on tap. Locally brewed beer for local people. Mr. Bill's trivia night every Friday from 8pm-11pm. Specials: Happy meals every day from 11am-2pm: a pint of beer and a toy for $2 with any meal. 11am-12am Su-Th, 11am-1am Fr & Sa. Outdoor seating, TV.

FATHOMS BAR

790 E. 14th Ave. 349-0765.

Small, intimate bar with great Pegasus Pizza. Next to the UO, Fathoms' scene is students and people looking for a good time. Specials: $3.50 Jaeger shots all the time. Tu: Pizza & Brew, $5 domestic, $6 micro. Happy Hour: 5pm-7pm M-F. Daily specials. 5pm-2am M-Sa. Pool, lottery games, TV, DJs.

G. WILLICKER'S

440 Coburg R. 338-9094.

Older day crowd, outdoor smoking deck, lotto. 11am-10pm. Video games, lottery games, TV.

GOOD TIMES CAFE & BAR

375 E. 7th Ave. 484-7181.

Sports bar by day, service industry hangout at night, college kids on the weekend. 36 taps, 5 pool tables, outside patio, full bar and 14 big screen TVs. Voted Best Smoking Area in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll. Specials: Su & M - free pool; Tu - blues jam and $2.50 wells 9pm-midnight. 11am-2:30 am daily. Pool, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, live music, TV, pinball.

HIGH STREET BREWERY & CAFE

1243 High St. 345-4905.

It can be hard to get a seat in this comfy, welcoming brewpub-in-a-house on a weekend night, but always worth it for those burgers, tater tots, surprisingly filling salads and pitchers of McMenamin's beer. Outdoor seating.

HIGHLANDS BREW PUB

390 E. 40th Ave. 485-4304.

With plenty of pool tables and pinball machines, Highlands is a great place to get a pint or a pitcher and watch a Ducks game. Wide selection of beers on tap. TV.

HORSEHEAD BAR

99 W. Broadway. 683-3154.

Laid-back local bar with a great smoking patio where you can drink out of the rain. Cool staff with diverse musical tastes from Johnny Cash & DJ Spooky to Scissor Sisters and The Replacements. Stiff drinks fast. Great tattoos on most of the staff and half of the customers. Specials: Tu - free pool, 4pm-10pm, and $2.25 sushi rolls; W - half price nachos. Happy Hour: 4pm-9pm every day. $2.25 wells, $4.75 well doubles, $1 off calls, $1.75 PBR, $2 domestics, $3 micros. 10pm-2:30am $5.75 well doubles. Super Happy Hour from 4pm-5pm: $1 domestics, $2 micros. 4pm-2:30am daily. Pool, darts, video games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball, DJs.

INDIGO DISTRICT

1290 Oak St. 434-6553.

A great place to people-watch the young and fashionably garbed. Delicious food and a good selection of beers on tap. If you don't know about the ginger lemonade, be sure to ask. Voted Best Singles Bar in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll. 8am-2:30am M-F, noon-2:30am Sa & Su. Pool.

JAMESON'S

115 W. Broadway. 485-9913.

The former Café Paradiso has been transformed into a warm, comfortable, often packed bar free of TV and other visual distractions. Shoot pool, talk to friends and partake in the bar's selection of Scotch, Irish and American whiskeys. The padded, massive bar is a great place to perch and people-watch. Happy Hour: 4pm-9pm daily. $2.50 wells, micros and Stella Artois, $1.50 PBR, $3.25 Guinness imperial pints, free pool.4pm-2:30am daily. Pool, darts, outdoor seating.

JAXX

1010 Oak St. 485-4695.

The only bar in 145 mile radius with "competitive flair bartenders." Everyone is welcome, from bio-dynamic wine & single batch to bog bottle beer drinkers. Live music several nights a week including the Audio Schizophrenic on Wednesdays, Gaia Tribe Fridays and Drummers' Lounge Mondays. Happy Hour: 5pm-9pm. $3 beers, wells & appetizers. 5pm-2am Tu-Sa. DJs, live music, video games, darts.

JO FEDERIGO'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB

259 E. 5th Ave. 343-8488.

A classic Eugene nightspot offering live music seven days a week from some of the Northwest's best musicians. Wine selection features the best of Oregon and Italy. Jo Fed's is home to last year's Sexiest Bartender winner Mary Beth Zazone. Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm daily. $1 off everything.11:30am-2am daily. Outdoor seating.

JOGGER'S BAR AND GRILL

710 Willamette. 343-0224.

Great drink specials and a dance club on Fridays and Saturdays when Jogger's becomes Motion Nightclub. Joggers boasts some of the best lights in Eugene, great sound system and DJ Ty, a veteran DJ with many years of experience and a massive music library mixed to perfection every night. Specials: M - Workin' Man Blues Jam: $2.50 wells, pints, wine 4pm until close; Tu - $2 middle shelf drinks, beer pints, wine; W - Mug Club, $1 beer pints 3pm-close; Th - Burger & Brew $5 4pm-11pm; F - $2.50 Vodka Lemonade, Long Islands, Sex on the Beach, Buttery Nipples; Sa - 2 for 1 Vodka Lemonade, Long Islands, Sex on the Beach, Buttery Nipples. 11:00am-2am M-Sa, 4pm- 2am Su.

JOHN HENRY'S

77 W. Broadway. 342-3358.

Scene changes every night of the week but most nights, John Henry's has a mixed crowd. Wide variety of events from '80s dance night to burlesque show. National and international bands plus one of Eugene's best scenes for regional and local music. Friendly staff and cool t-shirts. No happy hour, but reasonably priced drinks all the time. Voted Best Place to Shake Your Booty in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll. 9pm-2:30am daily. Pool, video games, lottery games, pinball, DJs.

LATITUDE 21

21 W. 6th Ave. 338-9000.

Newly renovated, the former Joe's Bar & Grill space looks fantastic, with a new setup that allows for live music in one of the two rooms. A diverse menu features Jamaican dishes. Polynesian, Italian, Southern and American entrées. 11am-2:30am M-F, 8am-2:30am Sa & Su. Pool, lottery games, TV, outdoor seating.

LAVA LOUNGE & RING OF FIRE

1099 Chambers. 344-6475.

Great food and bar. Hot waitresses, hot waiters, and hot food. The original infusion drinks in Eugene — kamikazis, Chili Margaritas, Flaming Volcano Bowl, Mixed Melon & Berry Kamikaze. 11am-midnight M-Th, 11am-1am F & Sa, 12pm-midnight Su. Lottery games.

LAVELLE WINE BAR & BISTRO

296 E. 5th Ave. 338-9875.

Owned and operated by LaVelle Vineyards, a local winery. Wine tastings during the day and dinner five nights a week, with Gus Russell on piano 5:30 pm-8:30 pm F & Sa. Noon-6pm Su & Mo, noon-10pm Tu-Sa.

LUCKEY'S

933 Olive St. 338-8116.

Eugene's oldest bar, this Irish pub has loads of history (just read the framed articles on the wall while you wait for your turn to shoot pool!) and hosts live music Tuesday-Saturday: generally indie, funk, alt country, jazz and singer-songwriters. Voted Best Place to Shoot Pool in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll. $2 featured micro Monday-Thursday. Happy Hour: 4-7 daily. $1 off microbrews, $1 off liquor. Pool, darts, video games, lottery games, TV, DJs.

LUNA & ADAM'S PLACE

30 E. Broadway. 344-6948.

Brings in an eclectic clientele. Mainly business folk after work during happy hour. Luna is candlelit, with romantic nooks and crannies with couches throughout the room. The bar has hand-crafted quality cocktails, a menu of 40+ martinis, the second largest single malt scotch collection in the state, a wine program that has been awarded the Award of Excellence by WIne Spectator numerous times, a rotating seasonal drink menu, a premium well, and the home of the Eugene Martini Association. Also offers micro-brews for $4.50 and rotating wine flights. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm every day. $2 off anything on tapas menu. Free hot wings Wednesday nights. 4pm-late Tu-Sa, dinner starts at 5. Outdoor seating, live music.

MAC'S AT THE VET'S CLUB

1626 Willamette St. 344-8600.

Diverse crowd — jocks, hippies, bikers, business folks, old folks, veterans, kids and musicians. $1 PBR for veterans. Specials: Tu - $7 dinner specials; W - $6 Burger & Brew; Th - $2 MacTarnahan's 9-midnight. At least three drink specials nightly. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm. $.50 off well drinks & drafts. 9am-10pm daily. Dance floor, Video games, live music, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV.

MAX'S TAVERN

550 E. 13th Ave. 349-8986.

Eugene's old standby is back with a beautiful new bar and extensive renovations. Occasional live music; always friendly bartenders. Pool, video games, TV.

MCSHANE'S BAR & GRILL

86495 College View Rd. 747-4031.

A new bar owned and operated by a local bartender with 12 years experience serving Eugene/Springfield bar patrons. Indoor smoking section and a diverse clientele. Free pool 10pm-2am. Specials: M - Micro Mondays, $2.50 micro-pints 4pm-midnight; Tu, Two Buck Tuesdays, $2 well drinks from 7pm-midnight; We - Women's Wednesday, $1 off all food and beverage purchases for ladies; Th - Burger and Brew $6 4pm-midnight; F - $5 Long Islands 7pm-midnight; Sa - Stoli Saturdays, $1 off all Stolichnaya cocktails 8pm-midnight; Su - Service Industry Night, $1 discount on all food & beverage purchases for service industry workers. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm M-F. $2.25 well drinks, $1.75 domestics, $1.50 PBRs, $2.75 micros. 11am-2:30am daily. Pool, darts, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, live music, TV, pinball.

O BAR, THE

115 Commons. 349-0707.

OFFICE, THE

2165 W. 11th Ave. 683-6021.

Noon-2am M-F, 2pm-2am Sa & Su. Adult.

OLD PAD, THE

3355 E. Amazon. 686-5022.

Breakfast all day, huge menu, great service, and the largest pancakes in town. PBR always $1.50 a pint or $5 a pitcher. Daily food specials and killer Bloody Marys. Specials: Tu - Ladies Night; We - Men's Night. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm M-F. Domestic pints $1.50. 7pm-9pm M-F, micro pints $2.75. 7am-2:30am M-Sa, 7am-midnight Su. Pool, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball.

OVERTIME GRILL

770 S. Bertelsen. 342-5028.

Good food for good prices, great service, cold beer and great soups. Diverse clientele. Sat-Sun breakfast 7am-4pm. Specials: Th - Westside Blues Jam 8pm-1am; Sunday Services - $1.20 domestic draft, $2 micro 7am-5pm, Pool Tourney 3pm. Happy Hour: 7am-9am, 4pm-7pm, 11pm-1am. $1.75 domestic drafts, $3 micro and well drinks. 7am-2am daily. Pool, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, live music, TV, pinball, horseshoes.

PANDORA'S LOUNGE

1030 Hwy. 99. 688-1869.

Naked women, 132 beers on tap and a full kitchen. $10 lap dance, $4.99 New York steak, $2.99 burgers and $2 domestic beer all the time. Noon-2am M-Sa, 3pm-midnight Su. Pool, video games, TV, DJs. Adult.

PHIL'S CLUBHOUSE

1195 Main St., Spfd. 741-0402.

High-end dance club, just opened Feb. 15. Young professional crowd. Food specials every night. Noon-2:30am daily. Pool, TV, DJs.

PRIME TIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL

1360 Mohawk Blvd., Spfd. 746-0549.

QUACKER'S LAST STOP

2105 W. 7th Ave. 485-5925.

RENNIE'S LANDING

1214 Kincaid. 687-0600.

College bar with a late night menu. Two decks and great fish and chips. Famous Rennie's Lemonade $5.25. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm and 10pm-12am Su-Th, 4pm-7pm F. Domestic pitchers $4.75, micros $6.75, domestic pints $2, micros $2.75, well drinks $2.25, doubles $4.25. 7:30am-2am M-F, 9am-2am Sa & Su. Pool, video games, outdoor seating, pinball, TV.

RICK'S PUB

20 Hwy. 99. 344-3074.

ROCK 'N' RODEO

44 E. 7th Ave. 344-1293.

The largest dance floor in town attracts a crowd that gets younger as the night goes on. M - karaoke; Tu - hip hop; W - dance contest; Th-Sa - dancing. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm. Changes every day and every week. 11am-2:30am daily. Pool, video games, lottery games, TV, karaoke, DJs.

SAM BOND'S GARAGE

407 Blair Blvd. 431-6603.

Funky bar with great live music and diverse crowd. 4pm-late daily. Outdoor seating.

SAM'S PLACE

825 Wilson St. 484-4455.

SAMURAI DUCK

980 Oak St. 345-6577.

Dinners until late, full bar, live music, lottery. 6am-2:30am M-F, 4pm-2:30am Sa, 11am-2:30am Su.

SHAKERS BAR & GRILL

1836 South A St., Spfd. 736-5177.

11am-2:30am M-Sa, Noon-2:30am Su. Adult.

SILVER DOLLAR

2620 W. 10th Ave. 485-2303.

Noon-2:30am M-Sa, 6pm-2:30am Su. Adult.

SNAFU

64 W. 8th Alley. 342-3272.

One of Eugene's newest bars, SNAFU is a gay-friendly discotheque. Two wooden cabanas line the dance floor, complete with rugs, pillows and tree-stump tables. An extravagant lighting system offers maximum visual stimulation. $2.50 PBRs. 6pm-2:30am Tu-Sa. Live music, DJs.

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RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE

401 E. Main, Cottage Grove. 767-0320.

Located on the historic bank of Cottage Grove. Clientele includes business folk, teachers, hippies, locals. Specials: M - $1/oz. prime rib; W - Open mic and Ladies' Night, any drink $2.50 8pm-12am; Th - Long Island Ice Teas $2.75, 18 flavors to choose from. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm daily. $1 off all drinks, $2 off appetizers. 4pm-11pm-ish daily. Live music, TV, outdoor seating.

STEELHEAD BREWERY

199 E. 5th Ave. 686-2739.

Known for good food and beer. 11:30am-midnight daily. TV.

SWEET BASIL BAR

941 Pearl St. 284-2944.

Have it wild or have it mild! Bartender Jake Bliven was voted Best Bartender in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll. 10am-1am daily.

TABOO

23 W. 6th Ave. 338-8787.

Formerly the Jungle, Taboo is a live music and dance venue. Shows range from Derek Trucks to JGB; DJ Tekneek keeps the crowd dancing. Crowd ranges from college kids to everybody and their dog as the weekend progresses. 25 cent PBRs. 8pm-2:30am nightly. Pool, video games, outdoor seating, TV, DJs.

TAYLOR'S BAR AND GRILL

894 E. 13th Ave. 344-6174.

A college/sports bar with a diverse crowd: jocks, students, hippies, faculty, business folk and more. Taylor's has been around since 1922 and just finished its second remodel in the last three years. Specials: M-Tu - $1 well drinks 9pm-11pm; W - $1 micros 9pm-10:30pm, $2 well drinks 10:30pm-midnight; Th - $2 Long Islands, well drinks and PBR bottles, $1 domestics; F - $2 supermugs 9pm-10:30pm, $4 supermugs 10:30pm-midnight; Sa - $2 Long Islands, $3.75 Taylor's lemonade. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm M-Sa and all day Sunday. All drinks $.75 off, all pitchers $1.25 off, half off select appetizers. 7am-2am daily. Foosball, shuffleboard, Texas hold 'em, pool, darts, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, live music, TV, pinball, karaoke, DJs.

TIME OUT TAVERN

5256 Main Street. Spfd. 746-2148.

TURTLES BAR & GRILL

2690 Willamette St. 465-9038.

Great food and drinks. Fun, warm, casual, family friendly atmosphere. Wide variety of comfort food, full bar, low prices, large portions. Specials every night on food and drinks and a lengthy menu of specialty cocktails. Happy Hour: 3pm-5pm daily. $2 pints, $1 off appetizers, $1 off glasses of wine & well drinks. 11am-midnight daily. Outdoor seating, TV.

WETLANDS BREW PUB & SPORTS BAR

922 Garfield. 345-3606.

Diverse scene with everything from punk rock to hip hop. Heated smoking & pool area. Live music every Saturday. Specials: M - $2 margaritas, $3 Corona; Tu - $3.50 bananaramas; W - $3.50 40 oz PBR; Th $2 wells 9-11pm; F - $4 Long Islands, AMF's, black opals; Sa - $3.50 Wetland Leomonade; Su - $5 PBR pitchers, $1.50 PBR glasses. Happy Hour: 7am-11am daily, $1.75 domestics. 4pm-7pm daily, $2.75 micros. 7am-2:30am daily. Pool, darts, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball, DJs.

WOW HALL

291 W. 8th Ave. 687-2746.

An all-ages venue and Eugene institution. Shows most nights, from folk to indie to punk and back again. Downstairs bar with several beers on tap and a large selection of bottled beers. Voted Best Live Music Venue in Eugene Weekly's 2005 Best of Eugene poll.

 

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