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AMBROSIA RESTAURANT & BAR174 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.

ASTORIA BAR & POKER ROOM, THE 2406 W. 11th Ave. 465-2277. [LIVE MUSIC, AVERAGE JOE] Blink and you might miss the Astoria’s small sign, dwarfed under Staples’ giant red glowing thing. The West Eugene bar hosts live music on the weekends, open mic on Mondays and “bring your own vinyl” night on Wednesdays. Four TVs show all games. Texas hold ‘em, pool, jukebox.  

AX BILLY GRILL & SPORTS BAR 999 Willamette St. 484-4011. [LIVE MUSIC, SPORTS BAR] 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. [LIVE MUSIC, OUT OF TOWN] Cottage Grove’s local pub offers live music and entertainment six nights a week. Northwest beers, local wines, full menu including “the tastiest pizza in Lane County.” 3 pm-close M-Sa.

AZUL 2101 Bailey Hill Road. 681-9335. [LOUNGE] This new West Eugene establishment is from the owners of Koho Bistro and neighbors the popular restaurant. Free enter-tainment includes a Tuesday movie night and live music Wednesdays and Fridays. Open at 5 pm M-Sa.

B2 WINE BAR 2794 Shadow View Dr. 505-8909. [WINE BAR] B2, in the new Crescent Village development, is working to become a north Eugene hot spot, with a crowd that ranges from business lunchers to college students to seniors. A Sunday brunch omelette bar is $6, with a mimosa added for $4. Outdoor seating, live music, TV. Noon-11 pm M-Th, noon-midnight F & Sa

BIER STEIN, THE 345 E. 11th Ave. 485-2437. [NEIGHBORHOOD] The Bier Stein has repeatedly won Best of Eugene awards for its selection for a reason: with more than 900 bottled beers and 10 ever-changing beers on tap, the selection simply can’t be beat. The kitchen serves up soup, salads, scrumptious sandwiches, grilled panini and appetizers. This place is packed after work, so arrive early if you want to sit! TV. 11 am-11 pm daily.

BLACK FOREST 50 E. 11th Ave. 686-6619. [LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] Great stage, music, comfortable atmosphere and good food. Rocker scene. Voted Best Place to Do Karaoke in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll. Lottery games, TV, karaoke. 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 daily

BRICK HOUSE, THE 136 4th Street. Spfd. 988-1612. [TITTY BAR] “Gentlemen’s club” with a full menu available at all hours. Performers have a “no pressure attitude” and the bar hosts special events as well as games such as Beach Party Bingo. The Brick House has a “comfortable cozy atmosphere that feels more like a tavern or pub than a strip club,” they explain. Ten minutes from downtown Eugene via EMX. Lottery games, TV, DJs, pool, video games. Happy Hour: Power Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: 23 oz. beers instead of the usual 16 oz. 11 am-2:30 am daily

CAFÉ LUCKY NOODLE 207 E. 5th Ave. 484-4777. [LOUNGE] CLN touts its “welcoming, vivacious, romantic atmosphere,” and offers a specialty cocktail list that includes the key lime martini, organic berry kamikaze, espressotini and chili margarita — not to mention a “full late-night food menu to rock you steady.” Outdoor seating. 11 am-midnight M-F, 9 am-midnight Sa & Su.

CAFÉ SORIAH 384 W. 13th Ave. 342-4410. [LOUNGE] Dimly lit, romantic yet comfortable bar with specialty drinks and more. 5 pm-10 pm Su-Th, 5 pm-11 pm F-Sa.

CITY, THE 2222 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 343-4734. [DANCE CLUB, NEIGHBORHOOD] Full lunch and dinner menu, daily drink specials, outdoor seating as weather allows. Karaoke on Wednesdays and DJs Thursday through Saturday. Pool, video games, lottery games, TV. 11:30 am-closing daily.

CLUB SNAFU 64 W. 8th Alley (behind Lazar’s and John Henry’s). 342-3272. [DANCE CLUB] “Feeling the need for something fresh and funky?” SNAFU asks. “Your all night dance party is waiting for you around the corner — just break from the typical Eugene bar scene and let your soul boogie shake it down!” DJs spin house, techno and hip hop — “complete with rockin’ energy, hot love and liberation!” Happy Hour: 8pm-10pm. $1 PBR, $2.50 wells. All night free cover for drag queens, drag kings and “freakishly outrageous costumes.” 8 pm-2 am F & Sa. 

COOLER RESTAURANT & BAR, THE 20 Centennial Loop. 484-4355. [AVERAGE JOE, NEIGHBORHOOD] Watch Duck football or stop in before a night on the town. Young crowd, live music, TV shows all sports, all the time. Fifteen-foot big-screen TV, karaoke, DJs, lottery games, video games, pool. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm M-F and all day Sunday. $1.75 domestic drafts, $3 micro drafts, $2 well liquors, $2.50 call liquors. $5 burger & brew M-F. Specials: M: Burger & Brew 5pm-9pm, $1 domestics, $1.75 micros 9pm-midnight; Tu: $2 Bud & Bud Light drafts, free pool 9pm-midnight; W: $2.50 call liquors 9pm-midnight, $.75 PBR drafts 10pm-11pm; Th: $1 well liquors, $1 domestic drafts, $2.50 hefeweizen drafts 9pm-midnight; F: $1 domestic drafts 5pm-6pm, $3 Pendleton and $2.75 Jaegermeister 9pm-midnight, $2.50 Patron 10pm-11pm; Sa: Specials on all Stolichnaya vodkas and Washington apple shots 9pm-midnight; Su: Happy Hour all day, service industry night and free pool 9pm-midnight. 6 am-2 am daily. 

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. With an “encyclopedia menu” Cornucopia attracts a variable “cornucopia” of folks, from the funky to the fussy. Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm M-F. $1 off micro pints, glasses of wine and appetizers. Daily lunch and dinner specials. 8 am-10 pm daily

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. 11 am-11 pm M-Sa, 1 pm-11 pm Su.

DAVIS’ RESTAURANT & BAR 94 W. Broadway. 485-1124. [LOUNGE, NEIGHBORHOOD] Sure, you can go to Davis’ on those nigts when the dining room becomes a dance floor, but you can also go for an after work drink, a date — even a solo supper at the bar.

DIABLO’S DOWNTOWN LOUNGE 959 Pearl St. 343-2346. [LIVE MUSIC, LOUNGE] Two floors of entertainment ranging from live music to a whole host of theme events: monthly parties, Texas hold ‘em, Fetish Night, Naked Sushi. Bartender Joey Morales was voted Best Bartender in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll. M: Big Money Comedy Bingo with all-you-can-eat spaghetti, 8pm. Tu: Big Taco Tuesday, open mic 7pm, karaoke 9pm. W: Downtown Blues Band, Bikes & BBQ, show 8 pm, jam 9pm. Th: Funk and reggae jam, 9pm, and enchilada special. F: Live music and Diablo’s DJ dance party. Sa: DJs, bands and breakfast until sundown; comedy shows. Su: $6 bloody Mary bar, karaoke at 9pm (family karaoke 5pm-8pm first and third Sundays). Pool, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball, DJs, darts, karaoke. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm: $1 well drinks and microbrews, plus daily drink specials. Originators of Lucifer’s Lemonade, Fresh-n-Clean and Pimp Juice coctails.1 pm-2:30 am daily. Minors permitted until 9 pm. 

DUCK INN SPORTS BAR 1795 W. 6th Ave. 302-9206. [SPORTS BAR] Darts, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball, karaoke. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm weekdays: daily liquor special. Sun: $1 PBR or Coors Original, free pool. 

EL DORADO 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. Pool, video games, lottery games, TV, DJs, karaoke. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm. $1.75 domestics, $2.75 micros, $2.50 well drinks.10 am-2 am daily

EUGENE CITY BREWERY 844 Olive St. 345-4155. [NEIGHBORHOOD] More than 25 Rogue brews on tap. 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 delicious buffalo chips (even tastier with bleu cheese for dipping!). Outdoor seating, TV, lottery games. Specials: Happy meals 11am-2pm M-F: a pint of beer and a toy for $2 with any meal. Bingo at 7:30 pm Wednesdays and trivia with Mr. Bill Fridays at 8 pm. 11 am-12 am Su-Th, 11 am-1 am Fr & Sa. 

FATHOMS BAR 790 E. 14th Ave (below Pegasus Pizza). 349-0765. [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] Small, intimate bar with great Pegasus Pizza. Fathoms’ scene is students and people looking for a good time. $2.50 well drinks all the time. Pool, TV, video games. Specials: M & Tu: $5.95 Pizza ‘n’ Brew (mini two-topping pizza with domestic beer; $6.95 with microbrew). $1.50 wells and domestics from 8:30pm-9:30pm daily. W-Sa: $1.50 slices after 9:30pm. Two-topping medium pizza $9.99 after 10pm nightly. 5 pm-2 am M-Sa. 

GOOD TIMES CAFE & BAR 375 E. 7th Ave. 484-7181. [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] Sports bar by day, service industry hangout at night, college kids on the weekend. Always a trustworthy choice when you can’t find the game on TV. 36 taps, 5 pool tables, outside patio, full bar and 14 big screen TVs. Video games, lottery games, live music, pinball. Specials: Su & M: free pool; T: blues jam and $2.50 wells 9pm-midnight. 11 am-2:30 am daily

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. Outdoor seating. 11 am-1 am M-Sa, noon-midnight Su. 

HIGHLANDS BREW PUB 390 E. 40th Ave. 485-4304. [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] 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. 11 am-2:30 am daily.

HOP VALLEY BREWING COMPANY 980 Kruse Way, Springfield. 744-3330. [NEIGHBORHOOD] It’s just a hop (er, sorry) out to Springfield to try out this new brewpub, which boasts former Eugene City Brewery brewer Trevor Howard’s newest creations, including the delicious vanilla porter. With a full menu, a good beer selection and a big, booth-heavy space, Hop Valley is a great addition to Springfield’s eating and drinking lineup. 11 am-2 am daily.

HORSEHEAD BAR 99 W. Broadway. 683-3154. [AVERAGE JOE, NEIGH-BORHOOD] Laid-back local bar with generously sized smoking patios in front and back. Cool staff with diverse musical tastes makes your stiff drinks fast. Great tattoos on most of the staff and half of the customers. Voted Best Bar Food and Best Happy Hour in the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 EW Best of Eugene readers’ polls. Pool, darts, video games, pinball, outdoor seating, TV. Happy Hour: 11:30am-9pm daily: $2.75 well drinks, $5.50 well doubles, $.75 off call drinks, $2.25 PBR, $2.50 domestics, $3.50 micros. 10pm-2:30am: $6.75 well doubles. Super Happy Hour: 4pm-5pm: $1.50 domestics, $2.50 micros. Daily food specials. Free pool until 10pm every day, and all day Su & M. 11:30 am-2:30 am daily. 

INDIGO DISTRICT 1290 Oak St. 434-6553. [DANCE CLUB] The spacious bar and venue is now hosting a ton of live music, from reggae to rock, acoustic to DJ nights. As it’s just a hop, skip and a jump down 13th from the UO, expect a lot of students. Pool, DJs, live music. 9 pm-2:30 am M-Sa. 

JACKALOPE  LOUNGE 453 Willamette St. 485-1519. [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] Comfy sports bar with a good number of beers on tap, friendly bartenders and more TVs than you can shake a stick at. Burger or bratwurst & brew on Monday; Monday nights also offer Guitar Hero and Rock Band competitions starting at 8 pm. Pool, darts, video games, lottery games, pinball, TV, outdoor seating, wi-fi. 11 am-2:30 am daily. 

JAMESON’S 115 W. Broadway. 485-9913. [LOUNGE] A warm, stylish, often packed (at least on the weekends), comfortable place to 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 in between rounds of darts, and the high-backed booths are just right for a place like this. Outdoor seating, TV. Happy Hour: 4pm-9pm daily. $3 wells, $1 off all liquor, $3 micros, $1.75 PBR, $3.75 Guinness. 4 pm-2:30 am daily. 

JIMMY MAC’S OVERTIME GRILL 770 S. Bertelsen. 342-5028. [AVERAGE JOE, NEIGHBORHOOD] Good food for good prices, great service, cold beer and great soups. Diverse clientele. 25-cent pool tables. Breakfast 7am-11am M-F and 7 am-3pm Sa & Su. Happy Hour: 7am-9am and 4pm-7pm daily; 11pm-midnight weekdays. $2.25 domestic drafts, $3.25 micro and well drinks. Video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, live music, TV, pinball, horseshoes. Specials: Th: Westside Blues Jam 8pm-1am; Sunday Services - $1.25 domestic drafts, $2.35 micros 7am-5pm. 7 am-2 am daily. 

JO FEDERIGO’S HOUR HOUSE 259 E. 5th Avenue. 343-8488. [LIVE MUSIC] Jo Fed’s is “preserving the art form of live performance, one local act at a time.” Happy Hour: 5pm-6pm and 10pm-close Su-Th; 5pm-6pm F & Sa: $3 drafts, $4.50 premium well drinks and rotating cocktail special. Tu: Burger & Brew. 5 pm-close daily. 

JOE’S BAR & GRILL 21 W. 6th Ave. 338-9000. [LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] From Joe’s to Latitude 21 and back to Joe’s again, this neighborhood bar offers live music, pool tables, a huge bar and more. Watch the game or just stop in after work and unwind. Lottery games, TV, darts, video games, pinball, DJs. 11 am-2:30 am M-F, 8 am-2:30 am Sa & Su.

JOGGER’S BAR AND GRILL 710 Willamette. 343-0224. [DANCE CLUB, SPORTS BAR] A dance club on Fridays and Saturdays when Jogger’s becomes Motion Nightclub. Joggers boasts DJ Ty, a veteran DJ with many years of experience and 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: $5 Burger & Brew 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 am-2 am M-Sa, 4 pm- 2 am Su.

JOHN HENRY’S 77 W. Broadway. 342-3358. [AVERAGE JOE, DANCE CLUB, LIVE MUSIC] 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 — as well as a good array of locals — cross the small black stage. Friendly staff and cool T-shirts. No happy hour, but reasonably priced drinks all the time. Pool, video games, lottery games, pinball. John Henry’s varied Best of Eugene awards include Best Place to Shake Your Booty and Best Pickup Joint/Meat Market (2006-2007), Best Place to Meet a One-Night Stand (2007-2008) and Best Place to Bust a Move and Best Place to Meet Someone You’d Never Take Home to Mom (2008-2009). 

LAVA LOUNGE & RING OF FIRE 1099 Chambers. 344-6475. [LOUNGE] “Pacific Rim kisses the Northwest with a fusion of flavors, exotic infusions and Lava Lounge’s specialty cocktails that will register on your own personal Richter scale,” the Lava Lounge folks explain. With local microbrews, made-in-Oregon liquors and the chili margarita, which was voted Best House Drink in the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 EW Best of Eugene readers’ polls. 11 am-11 pm M-Sa, noon-11 pm Su. 

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

LOFT AT TURTLES, THE 2690 Willamette St. 465-9038. [LIVE MUSIC, LOUNGE] We’re hearing all good things about this just-about-a-year-old space behind the popular south Eugene restaurant Turtles. The Loft has two floors, a fireplace and the full Turtles menu, but in a loungier atmosphere, with live music some nights. 5 pm-2 am daily.

LUCKEY’S 933 Olive St. 687-4643. [LIVE MUSIC] 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. Darts, video games, lottery games, TV, DJs. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm daily. $1 off microbrews, $1 off liquor. $2 featured micro Monday-Thursday. 

MAC’S AT THE VET’S CLUB 1626 Willamette St. [AVERAGE JOE, LIVE MUSIC] Diverse crowd — jocks, hippies, bikers, business folks, old folks, veterans, kids and musicians. Dance floor, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, live music. 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. 

MAX’S TAVERN 550 E. 13th Ave. [AVERAGE JOE, NEIGHBORHOOD] Eugene’s old standby got gussied up in the last few years 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 8pm and win cash or wacky prizes! Pool, video games, TV, wi-fi.

MCSHANE’S BAR & GRILL 86495 College View Rd. [LIVE MUSIC, 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 (for which the bar won Best Bar Amusements in the 2007-2008 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll) — just watch out for the tricycle racers on Tuesdays! Pool, darts, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball. 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: $6 Burger and Brew 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. 

NILE GENTLEMAN’S CLUB, THE 1030 Hwy. 99. 688-1869. www.thenileeugene.com [TITTY BAR] No cover, more than 120 beers, full menu until midnight. Noon-2 am M-Th, noon-2:30 am F & Sa, 3 pm-midnight Su. 

OAK STREET SPEAKEASY 915 Oak St. 284-4000. [LIVE MUSIC] This underground space at the corner of Oak and Broadway hosts live music most nights but never has a cover charge. 11:30 am-midnight M-F, 4:30 pm-midnight Sa & Su. 

OLD PAD 3355 E. Amazon [AVERAGE JOE, NEIGHBORHOOD] The former bartending home of Steve Prefontaine features six big screen TVs with surround sound for taking in Ducks or other games, a digital jukebox, three pool tables and other games (including Oregon Lottery). 21 beers on tap, regular drink and beer specials and a recently renovated kitchen which features prime rib on Fridays and monthly food specials. Karaoke at 9pm Thursdays. Pool, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball, karaoke. Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm and 11pm-1am M-F. 7 am-2:30 am M-Sa, 7 am-midnight Su. 

PAPA’S SOUL FOOD KITCHEN & BLUES JOINT 400 Blair Blvd. 342-7500. [LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] Papa’s — which just keeps movin’ on up — is now open until midnight every night, 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. 

PHIL’S CLUBHOUSE 1195 Main St., Springfield. 741-0402. [TITTY BAR] Live nude entertainment. Pool, TV, DJs. Noon-2:30am daily. 

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. Pool, video games, pinball, TV. 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. 

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. Pool, video games, lottery games, TV, karaoke, DJs. 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. 

SAM BOND’S GARAGE 407 Blair Blvd. 431-6603. [LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] Voted Best Bar in the 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 EW Best of Eugene readers’ polls (not to mention the Bar With the Best Amusements in ’08-’09). 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 a nice place to escape when the inside gets supercrowded. 4 pm-late daily. 

SAM’S PLACE 825 Wilson St. 484-4455. [AVERAGE JOE] West Eugene’s friendly, local bar. Lottery games, outdoor seating. 7 am-2:30 am M-F, 7 am-2:30 am Sa, 7 am-midnight Su. 

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. 

SIXTH STREET BAR 55 W. 6th Ave. 485-2961. [SPORTS BAR] 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 Tuesday Burger and Brew — but expect a wait for that one. Delectable nachos, too. 

SPIRITS BIKER BAR 1714 Main St., Springfield. 726-0113. [AVERAGE JOE] Springfield bike bar proudly lists designated motorcycle parking among its amenities, along with two pool tables, a large-screen TV and a dance floor; live music is on Thursdays and Fridays now, and expanding to Saturdays in April. Pinball, lottery games, darts. Tu: $1 tacos starting at 4pm. 10 am-2:30 am daily. 

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. Live music, TV, outdoor seating. 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. 

STARLIGHT LOUNGE 830 Olive St. 343-3204. [LOUNGE, NEIGH-BORHOOD] The Starlight is a cozy, couch-strewn place that serves only made-in-Eugene beers, features Oregon-made spirits on its cocktail menu and offers a large selection of Oregon wines. A private billiards room with large HDTV is available for $5 per hour, and the Starlight has wi-fi, which is pretty nifty. Voted Best Happy Hour/Drink Specials in the 2008-2009 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll. Darts, lottery games, video games, ourdoor seating. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm daily: $2 Ninkasi and $1 off the cocktail menu. $2 Patron tequila shots nightly from 9:30pm-10:30pm and 11:30pm-midnight. 4 pm- 2:30 am daily. 

STEELHEAD BREWERY 199 E. 5th Ave. 686-2739.[NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] Steelhead offers big comfy armchairs and a good bar for sitting at solo. Its mixed-age crowd also gets good people-watching from the 5th Avenue-facing patio 11:30 am-11:30 pm daily.

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

TABOO 23 W. 6th Ave. 338-8787.[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. Pool, video games, outdoor seating, TV, DJs. 8 pm-2:30 am nightly. 

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 and is a great place to watch the game on TV or check out DJs, karaoke or live music. Foosball, shuffleboard, Texas hold ‘em, pool, darts, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, pinball. 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. 

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

TINY TAVERN 394 Blair Blvd. 687-8383.[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. 

TURTLES BAR & GRILL 2690 Willamette St. 465-9038. [NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. Outdoor seating, TV. Happy Hour: 3pm-5pm daily. $2 pints, $1 off appetizers, $1 off glasses of wine & well drinks. 11 am-midnight daily.

UVA - A WINE BAR 27 Oakway Ctr. 683-6438. [WINE BAR] One of two new kids on the wine bar block, Uva entices with its high ceiling and modern decor --— and tempting pours. 4 pm-10 pm M-Th, 2 pm-11 pm F & Sa, 2 pm-7 pm Su.

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. Villard Street continues the broadening of Eugene’s trivia options with Monday night trivia at 8 pm. 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. [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] Diverse scene with everything from punk rock to hip hop. Heated smoking and pool area. An impressive array of beers on tap and good, reasonably priced food round out the West Eugene experience. Darts, video games, lottery games, TV, pinball, DJs. 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. 

WINESTYLES 2846 Willamette St. 434-WINE. [WINE BAR] South Eugene’s wine bar features more than 20 new wines by the glass each month, weekly themed tasting flights, Belgian beers and light appetizers at all times. With Half-Off Thursdays, Wine Down Fridays (with wine makers or media representatives), live local music on Saturdays and frequent wine education classes, there are plenty of reasons to stop in and find something new to drink. 11 am-6 pm M, 11 am-9 pm Tu-Sa. 

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 both Best All-Ages Hangout and Best Live Music Venue in the last three EW Best of Eugene readers’ polls.

Did we miss something? Get the details incorrect? Reminder postcards were sent to bars a few weeks before Swizzle comes out, asking for updated information, but maybe yours got lost in the mail — or maybe your updates were lost in the Great Swizzle Database Catastrophe of 2009. Regardless, we’d be happy to fix any errors. Send corrections and suggestions to molly@eugeneweekly.com. 


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