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AMBROSIA RESTAURANT & BAR 174 E. Broadway. 342-4141. [NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. 11:30 am-10 pm M-Th, 11:30 am-11 pm F-Sa, 4:30 pm-10 pm Su.

AX BILLY GRILL & SPORTS BAR 999 Willamette St. 484-4011. [SPORTS BAR, LIVE MUSIC] Wine, beer microbrews, full bar. Live jazz on Saturday nights. 11:30 am-10 pm M-F, 5 pm-10 pm Sa.

AXE & FIDDLE 657 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. 942-5942. www.axeandfiddle.com[LIVE MUSIC, OUT OF TOWN] New Cottage Grove pub and music club with live music three to five nights a week. Northwest beers, local wines, full menu including "the tastiest little pizzas in Lane County." 3 pm-close M-Sa. BEL AMI LOUNGE 1591 Willamette St. 485-6244. [LOUNGE] Friendly eclectic Pacific Northwest influenced cuisine. Wine, draft beer, full bar, fireplace and lounge. Wholeheartedly supporting local farmers and ranchers. Recent reports suggest the Bel Ami burger is not to be missed — and the fries are nothing to scoff at either! After 9:30 pm daily: $3 off bistro menu. 4:30 pm-11 pm M-W, 4:30 pm-1 am Th-Sa.

BIER STEIN, THE 345 E. 11th Ave. 485-2437. [BEER HEAVEN] Voted Best Beer Selection in EW's 2005 Best of Eugene and Best Beer on Tap Selection in the 2006 poll for a reason: with more than 900 bottled beers and ten ever-changing beers on tap, the Bier Stein's selection simply can't be beat. The kitchen serves up soup, salads, scrumptious sandwiches and appetizers. This place is packed after work, so arrive early if you want to sit! 11 am-11 pm M-Sa, 4 pm-11 pm Su. TV.

BLACK FOREST 50 E. 11th Ave. 686-6619. [NEIGHBORHOOD, LIVE MUSIC] Bartender Mac Goodwin is this year's EW Sexiest Bartender. Great stage, music, comfortable atmosphere and good food. No cover charge. Rocker scene. Voted Best Place to Do Karaoke in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers' poll. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm. $1.75 domestic, $2.75 micros, $2.50 wells. Specials: $3 Jaeger, $4 Long Islands, $1 add red bull to a shot, $2.50 PBR, $3 Big Fosters Can, $5 Steak Night on Tuesday. 8 am-2:30 am. Lottery Games. TV. Karaoke.

BRICK HOUSE, THE 136 4th Street. Spfd. 988-1612. [TITTY BAR] 11 am-2:30 am daily.

CAFÉ LUCKY NOODLE 207 E. 5th Ave. 484-4777. [LOUNGE] 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. 8 am-midnight Su-Th, 8 am-1 am F & Sa. Outdoor Seating. DJs.

CAFÉ SORIAH 384 W. 13th Ave. 342-4410. [LOUNGE] Bartender Aaron Hopps is this year's EW Sexiest Bartender. Dimly lit, romantic yet comfortable bar with specialty drinks and more. 5 pm-10 pm Su-Th, 5 pm-11 pm F-Sa.

CANDY SHACK 2251 Main St., Springfield. 744-5499. [TITTY BAR] 18 and over gentlemen's club. 8 pm-3 am Th-Sa.

CHANTERELLE LOUNGE 207 E. 5th Ave. (5th & Pearl Bldg.). 345-2832. [LOUNGE] The lounge part of Chanterelle magically manages to be cozy and welcoming despite its close proximity to the train tracks. Much of that has to do with the bar's exceptional bartenders, who work cocktail magic. It's a tiny place and there seem to be a lot of regulars, but you can probably find yourself a seat and order up a snack from the small bar menu after work. TV.

CLUB 1444 1444 Main St., Spfd. 726-7299. [TITTY BAR] Noon-2:30 am M-F; 3 pm-2:30 am Sa & Su.

COOLER BAR & GRILL, THE 20 Centennial Loop. 484-4355. [AVERAGE JOE] All ages until 7pm. Now serving breakfast seven days a week until 2pm. Young crowd, live music. 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. Specials: M: Burger & Brew 4pm-9pm, $3 Hornitos shots 7pm-midnight, $2.50 Corona & Deschutes drafts 9pm-midnight; Tu: $1 domestic drafts, $2 micro drafts 9pm-midnight; W: $2 Long Islands, Jack Daniels & Pendleton 9pm-midnight; Th: Ladies Night: $1 well drinks, $2.50 Absolut while everyone else gets $1 domestic draft, $2.50 Fat Tire pints; F: $2.50 Jaeger shots, $4 Jaeger & Rockstar, $3 Coolerade, $2.50 Wild Turkey 9pm-midnight; Sa: $3.75 Washington Apples, $5 Patron shots & $4 PBR pitchers 9pm-midnight; Su: Happy Hour all day, $2 Bloody Marys, service industry night, free poool 9pm-midnight. 7 am-2:30 am daily. TV. Live Music. Karaoke. DJs. Lottery Games. Video Games. Pool.

CORNUCOPIA 295 W. 17th St. 485-2300. [NEIGHBORHOOD] With a fairly sizable selection of bottled beers and 10 beers on tap, Cornucopia is known for its happy hour — which gets even better in the summer when you can sit in the gardenlike backyard. Wine tastings Friday 7pm - 9pm. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm M-F. Micro pints $2.75. Specials: All day Su, $1 off appetizers and glasses of wine. 8 am-10 pm daily. Outdoor Seating. Live Music.

COZMIC PIZZA 199 W. 8th Ave. 338-9333. [LIVE MUSIC] 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. 11 am-11 pm M-Sa, 1 pm-11 pm Su.

DIABLO'S DOWNTOWN LOUNGE 959 Pearl St. 343-2346. www.diablosdowntown.com[LIVE MUSIC, LOUNGE] Oregon's only bar included in Nightclub and Bar magazine's Top 100 Clubs listing for 2007. Two floors of entertainment ranging from live music to a whole host of theme events: monthly parties, Texas hold 'em, Fetish Night, Naked Sushi, Bingo Mondays and Open Mike Tuesdays. Southwestern menu includes scorpion wings and chipotle mac and cheese balls. Bartender Joey Morales was voted Best Bartender in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers' poll. Happy Hour: 4-6 pm: $1.50 Bud, $1 off well drinks and microbrews. Daily food specials. 11 am-2:30 am M-F, 3 pm-2:30 am Sa & Su. Minors permitted until 9 pm. Pool. Video Games. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. TV. Pinball. DJs. Karaoke.

DUCK INN SPORTS BAR 1795 W. 6th Ave. 302-9206. [SPORTS BAR] Karaoke on Thursdays and Saturdays, weekday lunch specials. Happy Hour: 4 pm-6 pm weekdays: daily liquor special. Sun: $1 PBR or Coors Original, free pool. Pool. Darts. Video Games. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. TV. Pinball.

EARL'S JUKE JOINT 1712 Ivy St., Junction City. 998-5688. www.earlsjukejoint.com[LIVE MUSIC, OUT OF TOWN] "Earl's is known as much for what it doesn't have as for what it does have!" says an email from the owner. No TV, no video poker, no pool table — but live music and a large dance floor are the bar's selling points, along with karaoke Tuesdays and Thursdays and basic but tasty-looking bar menu (burgers, wings, the lot). Karaoke. Darts.

ELDORADO 3000 W. 11th Ave. 683-4580. [NEIGHBORHOOD] 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.10 am-2 am daily. Pool. Video Games. Lottery Games. TV. EUGENE CITY BREWERY 844 Olive St. 345-4155. [NEIGHBORHOOD] More than 25 Rogue brews on tap, including those made by award-winning local brewer Trevor Howard, who's racked up more than 17 medals for his Track Town ales. Menu includes Kobe beef burgers and tasty fish and chips, but it isn't cheap: if all you need is a snack to absorb your beers, don't pass up the unbelievably delicious buffalo chips (even tastier with bleu cheese for dipping!). Specials: Happy meals 11am-2pm M-F: a pint of beer and a toy for $2 with any meal. Bingo at 7 pm Wednesdays and trivia with Mr. Bill Fridays at 8 pm. 11 am-12 am Su-Th, 11 am-1 am Fr & Sa. Outdoor Seating. TV. Lottery Games.

FATHOMS BAR 790 E. 14th Ave (below Pegasus Pizza). 349-0765. [SPORTS BAR, NEIGHBORHOOD] Small, intimate bar with great Pegasus Pizza. Next to the UO, Fathoms' scene is students and people looking for a good time. Happy Hour: 5pm-7pm M-F. Specials: M: Free pool; Tu: $5.50 Pizza 'n' Brew; W: Ladies' Night, $1 wells and domestic pints; F: $3 Jack and Jager; Sa: $3 call drinks. 5 pm-2 am M-Sa. Pool. TV. DJs. Pinball.

GOOD TIMES CAFE & BAR 375 E. 7th Ave. 484-7181. [SPORTS BAR, NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. Specials: Su & M: free pool; T: blues jam and $2.50 wells 9pm-midnight.11 am-2:30 am daily. Pool. Video Games. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. Live Music. TV. Pinball.

HIGH STREET BREWERY & CAFE 1243 High St. 345-4905. [NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. 11 am-1 am M-Sa, noon-midnight Su. Outdoor Seating.

HIGHLANDS BREW PUB 390 E. 40th Ave. 485-4304. [SPORTS BAR, NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. Pool. TV. Pinball.

HORSEHEAD BAR 99 W. Broadway. 683-3154. [AVERAGE JOE] Laid-back local bar with a great smoking patio in the back and bamboo-fenced seating area in the front. Cool staff with diverse musical tastes from Johnny Cash & DJ Spooky to Scissor Sisters and The Replacements. Stiff drinks fast. Voted Best Bar Food and Best Happy Hour in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers' poll. Happy Hour: 11:30 am-9 pm daily. $2.50 wells, $5 well doubles, .75 off call drinks, $2 PBR, $2.25 domestics, $3.25 micros. 10 pm-2:30 am $5.75 well doubles. Super Happy Hour: 4 pm-5 pm, $1.25 domestics and $2.25 micros. Daily food specials. Free pool until 10 pm every day, and all day Su & M. 11:30 am-2:30 am daily. Pool. Darts. Video Games. Outdoor Seating. TV. Pinball. DJs.

INDIGO DISTRICT 1290 Oak St. 434-6553. www.indigodistrict.com[LOUNGE, LIVE MUSIC] 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. Pool.

JACKALOPE LOUNGE 453 Willamette St. 485-1519. www.jackalopelounge.com[NEIGHBORHOOD] Comfy new sports bar with a good number of beers on tap, friendly bartenders and more TVs than you can shake a stick at. Look for the tiny plastic Buddha in the pretty parqueted bar. Why? 'Cause it's funny! But the bloody marys are nothing to laugh at. 11 am-2:30 am daily. Pool. Darts. Video Games. Lottery Games. Pinball. TV. Outdoor Seating. Wifi.

JAMESON'S 115 W. Broadway. 485-9913. [LOUNGE] The former Café Paradiso has been transformed into a warm, stylish, often packed bar free of TV and other visual distractions. Many of the bartenders are familiar faces from other joints around town, and 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.4 pm-2:30 am daily. Pool. Outdoor Seating.

JAXX 1010 Oak St. 485-4695. www.premium-pour.com/jaxx.html[NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. Happy Hour: 5pm-9pm. $3 beers, wells & appetizers. 5 pm-2 am Tu-Sa. DJs. Live Music. Video Games. Darts.

JIMMY MAC'S OVERTIME GRILL 770 S. Bertelsen. 342-5028. [AVERAGE JOE] Good food for good prices, great service, cold beer and great soups. Diverse clientele. 25-cent pool tables. Happy Hour: 7am-9am and 4pm-7pm daily; 11pm-midnight weekdays. $2 domestic drafts, $3.50 micro and well drinks. Specials: Th: Westside Blues Jam 8pm-1am; Sunday Services - $1.25 domestic drafts, $2.35 micros 7am-5pm.7 am-2 am daily. Pool. Video Games. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. Live Music. TV. Pinball. Horseshoes.

JO FEDERIGO'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 259 E. 5th Ave. 343-8488. [LIVE MUSIC] 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. Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm daily. $1 off everything.11:30 am-2 am daily.Outdoor Seating. Live Music.

JOGGER'S BAR AND GRILL 710 Willamette. 343-0224. [SPORTS BAR, DANCE CLUB] 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 a massive music library. 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. 11:00 am-2 am M-Sa, 4 pm- 2 am Su. DJs.

JOHN HENRY'S 77 W. Broadway. 342-3358. www.johnhenrysclub.com[LIVE MUSIC, AVERAGE JOE] 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 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 and Best Pickup Joint/Meat Market in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers' poll. 9 pm-2:30 am daily. Pool. Video Games. Lottery Games. Live Music. Pinball. DJs.

LATITUDE 21 21 W. 6th Ave. 338-9000. [NEIGHBORHOOD, LIVE MUSIC] Recently 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. 11 am-2:30 am M-F, 8 am-2:30 am Sa & Su. Pool. Lottery Games. TV. Live Music. Outdoor Seating. Darts. Video Games. Pinball. DJs.

LAVA LOUNGE 1099 Chambers. 344-6475. [LOUNGE] 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. The Chili Margarita was voted Best House Drink in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers' poll. 11 am-midnight M-Th, 11 am-1 am F & Sa, 12 pm-midnight Su.

LAVELLE WINE BAR & BISTRO 296 E. 5th Ave. 338-9875. [LOUNGE, LIVE MUSIC] Owned and operated by LaVelle Vineyards, a local winery. Wine tastings during the day and small, tasty menu served evenings, with live music 5:30 pm-8:30 pm F & Sa. Noon-6 pm Su, noon-8 pm M-Th, noon-9 pm F & Sa.

LUCKEY'S 933 Olive St. 687-4643. luckeysclub.com [LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] 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 Bar Games in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers' poll. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm daily. $1 off microbrews, $1 off liquor. $2 featured micro Monday-Thursday. Pool. Darts. Video Games. Lottery Games. TV. DJs.

LUNA 30 E. Broadway. 434-LUNA. www.lunajazz.com[LIVE MUSIC, LOUNGE] 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 Specator numerous times, a rotating seasonal drink menu, a premium well and the home of the Eugene Martini Association. Microbrews for $4.50 and rotating wine flights. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm every day. $2 off anything on tapas menu. Free hot wings Wednesday nights. 4 pm-late Tu-Sa, dinner starts at 5. Outdoor Seating.

MAC'S AT THE VET'S CLUB 1626 Willamette St. [AVERAGE JOE, LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] Diverse crowd — jocks, hippies, bikers, business folks, old folks, veterans, kids and musicians. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm. $.50 off well drinks and draft beers. Specials: Tu: $7 dinner specials; W: $6 Burger & Brew; Th: $2 MacTarnahan's 9-midnight. At least three drink specials nightly. $1 PBR for veterans. 9 am-10 pm daily. Video Games. Live Music. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. TV.

MCSHANE'S BAR & GRILL 86495 College View Rd. [NEIGHBORHOOD] An out-of-the-way but totally worth it bar owned and operated by a local bartender with 12 years experience serving Eugene/Springfield bar patrons. Indoor smoking section and a diverse clientele. Building has tons of character and several floors of amusement — just watch out for the tricycle racers on Tuesdays! Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm M-F. $2.25 well drinks, $1.75 domestics, $1.50 PBRs, $2.75 micros. Specials: M: Micro Mondays, $2.50 micro-pints 4pm-midnight; Tu: Two Buck Tuesdays, $2 well drinks from 7pm-midnight; W: 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. Free pool 10pm-2am nightly. 11 am-2:30 am daily. Pool. Darts. Video Games. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. Live Music. TV. Pinball.

MIDTOWN MARKETPLACE WINES 1591 Willamette St. 485-6268. [WINE BAR] Wine shop and wine tasting bar, international flights weekly, extensive champagne, burgundy and Italian selection. Warm, cozy, wine-friendly place. Limited menu in bar; buying bottles to take to Bel Ami encouraged. 10 am-9 pm M-Sa, noon-5 pm Su.

NEW MAX'S TAVERN 550 E. 13th Ave. 349-8986. [NEIGHBORHOOD, AVERAGE JOE] Eugene's old standby is back with a beautiful new bar and extensive renovations. Occasional live music; always friendly bartenders and endless bowls of buttery popcorn. Tuesday is now trivia night; head down at 8 pm and win cash or wacky prizes! Pool. Video Games. TV. Wifi.

OLD PAD, THE 3355 E. Amazon [AVERAGE JOE, NEIGHBORHOOD] Breakfast all day, huge menu, great service, and the largest pancakes in town. Daily food specials and killer Bloody Marys. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm M-F. Domestic pints $1.50. 7pm-9pm M-F, micro pints $2.75. Specials: Tu: Ladies Night; We: Men's Night. PBR always $1.50 a pint or $5 a pitcher. 7 am-2:30 am M-Sa, 7 am-midnight Su. Pool. Video Games. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. TV. Pinball.

OREGON WINE WAREHOUSE 943 Olive St. 342-8598. [WINE BAR, LIVE MUSIC] Bottle shop and wine bar with more than 200 Oregon wines, a weekly tasting menu and a tapas menu. OWW specializes in Oregon pinot noir, but there's a little bit of everything Oregon vineyards have to offer. Live music Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 pm-8 pm; never a cover. Noon-8 pm F & Sa, noon-5 pm Su.

PANDORA'S LOUNGE 1030 Hwy. 99. 688-1869. [TITTY BAR] 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-2 am M-Sa, 3 pm-midnight Su. Pool. Video Games. TV. DJs.

PAPA'S SOUL FOOD KITCHEN & BLUES JOINT 400 Blair Blvd. 342-7500. [NEIGHBORHOOD, LIVE MUSIC] Papa's is now open until midnight and home to a full bar and $3 hurricanes. That's on top of the soul food menu: BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, jerk chicken, pulled pork, fried catfish and more. Noon-midnight pm Tu-F, 1 pm-midnight Sa.

PEABODY'S PUB 444 E. 3rd Ave. 484-2927. [NEIGHBORHOOD] Neighborhood bar and restaurant with affordable food, $7 entrées, nifty fireplace, big screen TV, outdoor deck. 11:30 am to closing M-Sa. TV. Outdoor Seating.

PHIL'S CLUBHOUSE 1195 Main St., Springfield. 741-0402. [DANCE CLUB] High end dance club, opened last Feb. Young professional crowd. Food specials every night.Noon-2:30 am daily. Pool. TV. DJs.

RENNIE'S LANDING 1214 Kincaid. 687-0600. [NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. 7:30 am-2 am M-F, 9 am-2 am Sa & Su. Pool. Video Games. Outdoor Seating. Pinball. TV.

ROCK 'N' RODEO 44 E. 7th Ave. 344-1293. [DANCE CLUB] The largest dance floor in town attracts a crowd that gets younger as the night goes on. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm. Changes every day and every week. M: karaoke; Tu: hip hop; W: dance contest; Th-Sa: dancing.11 am-2:30 am daily. Pool. Video Games. Lottery Games. TV. Karaoke. DJs.

SAM BOND'S GARAGE 407 Blair Blvd. 431-6603. www.sambonds.com[LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] Voted Best Bar in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers' poll. Funky space with great live music and diverse crowd. The garlicky-est garlic bread ever seen and delicious slices of pizza stand out on the menu; a handful of micro taps and full bar offer plenty of libations. The back patio is a fantastic place to relax when it's nice out — and way to escape when the inside gets supercrowded. 4 pm-late daily. Outdoor Seating.

SAM'S PLACE 825 Wilson St. 484-4455. [NEIGHBORHOOD] West Eugene's friendly, local bar. 7 am-2:30 am M-F, 7 am-2:30 am Sa, 7 am-midnight Su. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating.

SAMURAI DUCK 980 Oak St. 345-6577. [LIVE MUSIC] Dinners until late, full bar, music, lottery. 6 am-2:30 am M-F, 4 pm-2:30 am Sa, 11 am-2:30 am Su. Lottery Games.

SHAKERS BAR & GRILL 1836 South A St., Spfd. 736-5177. [TITTY BAR]11 am-2:30 am M-Sa, Noon-2:30 am Su.

SILVER DOLLAR 2620 W. 10th Ave. 485-2303. [TITTY BAR] Noon-2:30 am M-Sa, 6 pm-2:30 am Su.

SIXTH STREET BAR 55 W. 6th Ave. 485-2961. [SPORTS BAR, NEIGHBORHOOD] The bar half of Sixth Street Bar and Grill is definitely a sports-focused establishment, from the giant old scoreboard to the many TVS. If there's a game on, you can see it here, in a mellow atmosphere with plenty of food options. Good array of taps and daily specials, including the famous Tuesday $6 Burger and Brew — but expect a wait for that one. Delectable nachos, too. Video Games. Pinball. TV. SNAFU 64 W. 8th Alley. 342-3272. [DANCE CLUB] 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. 6 pm-2:30 am Tu-Sa. Live Music. DJs.

STACY'S COVERED BRIDGE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 401 E. Main, Cottage Grove. [OUT OF TOWN] Located on the historic bank of Cottage Grove. Clientele includes business folk, teachers, hippies, locals. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm daily. $1 off all drinks, $2 off appetizers. Specials: M: $1/oz. prime rib; W: Open mic and Ladies' Night, any drink $2.50 8pm-12am; Th: Long Island Iced Teas $2.75, 18 flavors to choose from. 4 pm-11 pm-ish daily. Live Music. TV. Outdoor Seating.

STEELHEAD BREWERY 199 E. 5th Ave. 686-2739. www.steelheadbrewery.com[SPORTS BAR] Known for good food and beer. 11:30 am-11:30 pm daily. TV.

SWEET BASIL BAR 941 Pearl St. 284-2944. www.sweetbasileug.com[LOUNGE] Elegant bar in the downtown Thai restaurant serves up microbrews and appetizers. Happy Hour: 5 pm-7 pm M-W.10 am-1 am daily.

TABOO 23 W. 6th Ave. 338-8787. www.tabooeugene.com[DANCE CLUB, LIVE MUSIC] A live music and dance venue. Shows range from Derek Trucks to JGB; DJ Tekneek keeps the crowd dancing on the weekends. Crowd ranges from college kids to everybody and their dog as the weekend progresses. 25 cent PBRs all the time. 8 pm-2:30 am nightly. Pool. Video Games. Outdoor Seating. TV. DJs.

TAYLOR'S BAR AND GRILL 894 E. 13th Ave. 344-6174. [SPORTS BAR] A college/sports bar with a diverse crowd: jocks, students, hippies, faculty, business folk and more. Taylor's has been around since 1922. Watch the game on TV or check out DJs, karaoke or live music. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm M-Sa and all day Sunday. All drinks $.75 off, all pitchers $1.25 off, half off select appetizers. 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. 7 am-2 am daily. Foosball. Shuffleboard. Texas hold 'em. Pool. Darts. Video Games. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. Live Music. TV. Pinball. Karaoke. DJs.

TERRITORIAL VINEYARDS & WINE CO. 907 W. 3rd Ave. 684-9563. www.territorialwinery.com[WINE BAR, LIVE MUSIC] Tasting room for the local vineyard offers local music and complimentary snacks Thursday evenings. 2 pm-7 pm F & Sa, 5 pm-11 pm Th.

TINY TAVERN 394 Blair Blvd. 687-8383. www.tinytavern.com[NEIGHBORHOOD, LIVE MUSIC] Serving Eugene since 1938, this funky Whiteaker bar is rumored to have the longest-running Olympia tap in Oregon. Famous chili, daily beer specials, live music and more. 11 am-2 am daily. Lottery Games. Live Music. TV.

TURTLES BAR & GRILL 2690 Willamette St. 465-9038. [NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. 11 am-midnight daily. Outdoor Seating. TV.

VILLARD ST. PUB 1417 Villard St. 393-0960. [NEIGHBORHOOD] Northwest brew pub style in the tradition of Wild Duck Brewery. Wide selection of microbrews and bottles including the return of Spank Dog Pale Ale. 11 am-midnight M-Th, 11 am-2 am F & Sa, 4 pm-11 pm Su.

WETLANDS BREW PUB & SPORTS BAR 922 Garfield. 345-3606. [SPORTS BAR, LIVE MUSIC] Diverse scene with everything from punk rock to hip hop. Heated smoking and pool area. Live music every Saturday. An impressive array of beers on tap and good food (the fries come with a squeeze bottle of ranch dressing!) round out the West Eugene experience. Happy Hour: 7am-11am daily, $1.75 domestics. 4pm-7pm daily, $2.75 micros. 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, AMFs, black opals; Sa: $3.50 Wetland Leomonade; Su: $5 PBR pitchers, $1.50 PBR glasses. 7 am-2:30 am daily. Pool. Darts. Video Games. Lottery Games. Outdoor Seating. TV. Pinball. DJs.

WOW HALL 291 W. 8th Ave. 687-2746. [LIVE MUSIC] 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. Now if only the bar were open all the time ... The WOW was voted Best All-Ages Hangout and Best Live Music Venue in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers' poll.

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