GET YOUR DRINK ON
AMBROSIA RESTAURANT & BAR 174 E. Broadway. 342-4141. www.ambrosiarestaurant.com [NEIGHBORHOOD] Ambrosia’s long, impressive bar just asks to be stopped at for cocktails, wine or beer and snacks to start out the night. This comfortable Italian restaurant is a longtime Eugene standard; its clientele ranges from young couples on prom night to groups of friends of all ages. 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. www.myspace.com/theastoriabarandpokerroom [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, karaoke 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.www.axeandfiddle.com [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.
B2 WINE BAR 2794 Shadow View Dr. 505-8909. [WINE BAR] B2, in the 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. www.myspace.com/thebierstein [NEIGHBORHOOD] The Bier Stein has repeatedly won Best of Eugene awards for its selection for a reason: with more than 1000 bottled beers and 10 ever-changing beers on tap, the selection simply can’t be beat. The kitchen serves up soup, salads, grilled panini and appetizers. More often than not, the Stein is packed after work, so arrive early if you want to sit! TV. 11 am-11 pm M-Sa, 2 pm-10 pm Su.
BLACK FOREST 50 E. 11th Ave. 686-6619. blackforesteugene.com [LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] Great stage, music, comfortable atmosphere and never a cover. Voted Best Place to Do Karaoke in the 2006-2007 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll. Hosts Cannon’s Kick Ass Movie Night (Sundays), karaoke (9 pm Mondays & Wednesdays), Rooster’s Blues Jam (8 pm Tuesdays) and live music Thursday through Saturday. Pinball, pool, Megatouch, lottery games, 10-foot projection screen, TV. Happy Hour: 11 am-3 pm Sa & Su, 4 pm-7 pm M-F: $1 off well drinks, micros and domestic drafts. Specials: M: Pork chops and applesauce; $1 off Eugene beers; T: Buger & Brew, $5 domestic, $6 micro; W: Meatloaf, $1 off flavored vodkas; Th: Lasagna; $1.50 PBR pints, $5 PBR pitchers; F: Prime rib, $1 off New Belgium beers; Sa: Pasta night, $3.50 desert Long Islands; Su: Theater food, service industry night ($1 off drinks with OLCC or food handler’s card). 11 am-2:30 am daily.
BLUEPRINT, THE 23 W. 6th Ave. 338-8787. www.myspace.com/theblueprint90 [DANCE CLUB, LIVE MUSIC] The Blueprint (and its 18 & over upstairs neighbor, The Attic) takes the place of Taboo, hosting DJ nights and live music and staying lively until the wee hours. 8 pm-2:30 am nightly.
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. Power Happy Hour 4 pm-7 pm: 23 oz. beers instead of the usual 16 oz. 11 am-2:30 am daily.
CAFÉ LUCKY NOODLE 207 E. 5th Ave. 484-4777.www.luckynoodle.com [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. www.soriah.com [LOUNGE] Dimly lit, romantic and cozy bar with specialty drinks, a delicious late-night menu and more. Soriah is part classy restaurant and part comfortable neighborhood bar; rotating art shows and friendly bartenders add to its warm, wood-paneled charm. Café Soriah tied for Best Place for a Date Night Out in the 2009-2010 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll. 5 pm-10 pm Su-Th, 5 pm-11 pm F-Sa.
CITY NIGHTCLUB, THE 2222 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 343-4734. thecityeugene.com [DANCE CLUB, NEIGHBORHOOD] Munchies menu, $2 wells, $2 Long Island iced teas. Poker nights every Tuesday and first and third Thursdays; Comedy Night every second and fourth Wednesday (7:30 pm); Karaoke every Wednesday (9 pm). Pool (free after 10 pm), video games, lottery games, HDTV, covered smoking area, in-house breathalyzer, outdoor seating that overlooks the Willamette River estuary/Alton Baker Park. 11:30 am-1 am M-Th; 11:20 am-2 am F & Sa.
CLUB SNAFU 64 W. 8th Alley (behind Lazar’s and John Henry’s). 342-3272. www.myspace.com/clubsnafu [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: 8 pm-10 pm. $1 PBR, $2.50 wells. 8 pm-2 am F & Sa.
COOLER RESTAURANT & BAR, THE 20 Centennial Loop. 484-4355. www.thecoolerbar.com [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: 4 pm-7 pm 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 5 pm-9 pm, $1 domestic drafts, $1.75 micro drafts 9 pm-midnight; Tu: $2 Bud & Bud Light drafts, free pool 9 pm-midnight; W: $2.50 call liquors 9 pm-midnight, $.75 PBR drafts 10 pm-11 pm; Th: $1 well liquors, $1 domestic drafts, $2.50 hefeweizen drafts 9pm-midnight; F: $1 domestic drafts 5 pm-6 pm, $3 Pendleton and $2.75 Jaegermeister 9 pm-midnight, $2.50 Patron 10 pm-11 pm; Sa: Specials on all Stolichnaya vodkas and Washington apple shots 9 pm-midnight; Su: Happy Hour all day, service industry night and free pool 9 pm-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: 3 pm-6 pm M-F. $1 off micro pints, glasses of wine and appetizers. Daily lunch and dinner specials. 8 am-10 pm daily.
CORNUCOPIA BAR & BURGERS 207 E. 5th Ave. (5th & Pearl). 485-2676. www.eugenecatering.com [NEIGHBORHOOD] The younger sibling of the establishment on 17th & Lincoln, Cornucopia Bar & Burgers brings new life to the space that was once home to Chanterelle. Nightly events offer something for everyone: M: Trivia with Keith Appleby; Tu: live music from Jesse Meade; W: Karaoke Night (with trophies!); Th: Big Screen Veg Night; F & Sa: live music; Su: Sports (on the restaurant’s 10-foot big screen, we assume). Don’t miss the happy hour Wheel of Prizes or a chance to play late night free Wii. Happy Hour: 3 pm-6 pm M-F. $1 off pints or glasses of wine. 11 am-2:30 am daily.
COZMIC PIZZA 199 W. 8th Ave. 338-9333. www.cozmicpizza.com [LIVE MUSIC] High variety venue with everything from music and dancing to films, fundraisers, 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. All ages at all times.
DIABLO’S DOWNTOWN LOUNGE 959 Pearl St. 343-2346.www.myspace.com/diablosdowntownlounge [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. M: Big Money Comedy Bingo with all-you-can-eat spaghetti, 8 pm. Tu: Big Taco Tuesday, open mic 7 pm, karaoke 9 pm. W: Downtown Blues Band, Bikes & BBQ, show 8 pm, jam 9 pm. Th: Funk and reggae jam, 9 pm, 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 9 pm (family karaoke 5 pm-8 pm first and third Sundays). Pool, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball, DJs, darts, karaoke. Happy Hour: 4 pm-7 pm: $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.
DISTRICT, THE 1290 Oak St. 434-3387. www.thedistricteugene.com [DANCE CLUB] The spacious bar and venue, which changed hands and got quite a remodel last year, is home to a whole lotta dance events, from a Haiti benefit to a running dance-off competition. As it’s just a hop, skip and a jump down 13th from the UO, expect a lot of students. Pool, DJs, live music. 10 pm-2:15 am Th-Sa.
DOC’S PAD 710 Willamette. 343-0224. [DANCE CLUB, SPORTS BAR] “#1 amenity is customer service,” say the new owners of Doc’s Pad, which reopens in the space that was formerly Joggers. A family restaurant with a full menu (and late-night hangover breakfast menu) by day (minors welcome until 9 pm), the new Doc’s intends to be a dance spot on the weekends. Events include Monday B3 session hosted by Skip Jones, karaoke (Tuesdays), DJ TY (Wednesdays), ’80s Night (9 pm Fridays) and dancing on Saturdays. Specials: Su: Half-off beverages for service industry; M: Late-night happy hour 9 pm-midnight; Tu: $2 pints 9 pm-midnight; W: $1 well drinks and $5 Red Bull cocktails 8 pm-midnight; Th: Oysters and Ales, 6 pm; F: $4 Long Islands until midnight. Pool, projection screen, lottery games, outdoor seating. 11 am-2:30 am daily.
DUCK INN SPORTS BAR 1795 W. 6th Ave. 302-9206. [SPORTS BAR] Darts, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball, karaoke. Happy Hour: 4 pm-6 pm weekdays: daily liquor special. Sun: $1 PBR or Coors Original, free pool.
ELDORADO CLUB 3000 W. 11th Ave. 683-4580. [NEIGHBORHOOD] “A completely different bar than in the past,” say Eldorado’s owners. The west Eugene bar offers a host of entertainment options, from pool tournaments (7 pm Thursdays) to beer pong tournaments (7 pm Tuesdays) to weekend karaoke (9 pm), Wii games and nightly blackjack (9 pm). Daily drink specials, homemade chili and spaghetti. Tuesday is $1 day, with dollar beers and tacos and free pool. Pool, video games, lottery games, TV, darts, covered smoking area, outdoor seating. Happy Hour: 4 pm-7 pm: $3 micros, $2 domestics, $1 house beer, $3 well drinks.11 am-2:30 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 11 am-2 pm 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). 344-4471. pegasuspizza.net [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] Small, intimate bar with great Pegasus Pizza. Fathoms’ scene is students and people looking for a good time. Two Wednesdays a month the bar is home to Rock and Roll Damnation with live DJs spinning classic rock, punk, metal, glam, New Wave, soul and blues on vinyl only. When you tire of burger ‘n’ brews, try mini pizza and brew, 5 pm-9 pm Monday and Tuesday: $4.95 domestic, $5.95 micro. Happy Hour: 8:30 pm-10 pm M-Sa: $1.50 well drinks and domestic beers. Pool, pinball, HDTV. 5 pm-close 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 9 pm-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 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. Impressive selection of beers on tap. 11 am-2:30 am daily.
HOP VALLEY BREWING COMPANY 980 Kruse Way, Springfield. 744-3330. www.hopvalleybrewing.com [NEIGHBORHOOD] It’s just a hop (er, sorry) out to Springfield to try out this brewpub, which boasts former Eugene City Brewery brewer Trevor Howard’s creations. 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. www.myspace.com/horseheadbar [AVERAGE JOE, NEIGHBORHOOD] 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. Bartender Ty Connor was voted Eugene’s Best Bartender in the 2009-2010 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll. Pool, darts, video games, pinball, outdoor seating, TV, daily food specials. Happy Hour: 11:30 am-9 pm daily: $2.75 well drinks, $5.50 well doubles, $.75 off call drinks, $2.25 PBR, $2.50 domestics, $3.50 micros. 10 pm-2:30 am: $6.75 well doubles. Super Happy Hour: 4 pm-5 pm: $1.50 domestics, $2.50 micros. Daily food specials. Free pool until 10 pm every day, and all day Su & M. 11:30 am-2:30 am daily.
HOT SPOT, THE 201 W. Broadway. www.myspace.com/thehotspotishot [LOUNGE, LIVE MUSIC] The latest establishment to crop up at the corner of West Broadway and Charnelton is the Hot Spot, which hosts DJs, karaoke nights and more.
JACKALOPE LOUNGE 453 Willamette St. 485-1519. www.jackalopelounge.com [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, 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. Free pool 4 pm-9 pm daily and all day Su & M. Outdoor seating, TV, pool, darts. Happy Hour: 4 pm-9 pm daily: $1 off micros and liquors, $1.50 off martinis, $1.25 PBRs. 4 pm-2:30 am daily.
JIMMY MAC’S OVERTIME GRILL 770 S. Bertelsen. 342-5028. [AVERAGE JOE, NEIGHBORHOOD] Cold beer and good food for good prices. Diverse clientele. 25-cent pool tables. Breakfast 7 am-11 am M-F and 7 am-3 pm Sa & Su. Happy Hour: 7 am-9 am and 4 pm-7 pm 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 7 am-5 pm. 7 am-2 am daily.
JOHN HENRY’S 77 W. Broadway. 342-3358.www.johnhenrysclub.com [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 local bands 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 Best of Eugene awards include Best Place to Go Dancing and Best Place to Meet Someone You’d Never Take Home to Mom (2009-2010 and 2008-2009).
LAVA LOUNGE & RING OF FIRE 1099 Chambers. 344-6475.www.ringoffirerestaurant.com [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 2009-2010 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll. 11 am-11 pm M-Sa, noon-11 pm Su.
LAVELLE CLUB ROOM AT THE MARKET 296 E. 5th Ave. 338-9875. lavellevineyards.com [LIVE MUSIC, LOUNGE] Owned and operated by LaVelle Vineyards. Wine tastings during the day and small menu served evenings, with live music 5:30 pm-8:30 pm Th & F. Noon-6 pm Sa-Tu, 3 pm-9 pm W-F.
LOFT AT TURTLES, THE 2690 Willamette St. 465-9038. [LIVE MUSIC, LOUNGE] The Loft, located just behind the popular south Eugene restaurant Turtles, 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. luckeysclub.com [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. Darts, video games, lottery games, TV, DJs. Happy Hour: 4 pm-7 pm daily. $1 off microbrews, $1 off liquor. $2 featured micro Monday-Thursday.
MAC’S AT THE VET’S CLUB 1626 Willamette St. www.macsatthevets.com [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, full dinner menu. Happy Hour: 4 pm-6 pm. $.50 off well drinks and draft beers. Specials: Tu: $7 dinner specials; W: $6 Burger & Brew; Th: $2 MacTarnahan’s 9 pm-midnight. At least three drink specials nightly. $1 PBR for veterans. 9 am-10 pm daily.
MARCHÉ 296 E. 5th St. (Fifth Street Market). 342-3612. www.marcherestaurant.com [LOUNGE] There are very few seats in the bar of this respected Eugene restaurant, but they’re worth grabbing — both for the carefully made cocktails and for the bar menu, which ranges from pizzettes to oysters to an ample charcuterie plate. Like the restaurant’s food, Marché’s cocktails are made with an eye to what’s in season; ever-changing aperitifs and other drinks make use of fresh, local produce. 11:30 am-11 pm M-Sa; 11:30 am-10 pm Su.
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 trivia night; head down at 8 pm 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 — just watch out for the tricycle racers on Tuesdays! Pool, darts, video games, lottery games, outdoor seating, TV, pinball. Happy Hour: 4 pm-7 pm M-F. $2.25 well drinks, $1.75 domestics, $1.50 PBRs, $2.75 micros. Specials: M: Micro Mondays, $2.50 micro-pints 4 pm-midnight; Tu: Two Buck Tuesdays, $2 well drinks from 7 pm-midnight; W: Women’s Wednesday, $1 off all food and beverage purchases for ladies; Th: Burger and Brew $6 4 pm-midnight; F: $5 Long Islands 7 pm-midnight; Sa: Stoli Saturdays, $1 off all Stolichnaya cocktails 8 pm-midnight; Su: Service Industry Night, $1 discount on all food & beverage purchases for service industry workers. Free pool 10 pm-2 am nightly. 11 am-2:30 am daily.
MULLIGANS 2841 Willamette St. 484-1727. [AVERAGE JOE] This down-to-earth Willamette Street bar is home to a dedicated group of regulars and a busy open mic night on Wednesdays and Sundays (sign-up is at 8:30). Pool, outdoor seating, lottery games.
MUSE LOUNGE, THE 21 W. 6th Ave. 338-9000. www.myspace.com/themuselounge [LIVE MUSIC, LOUNGE] This downtown building has been home to Joe’s and Latitude 21, but its newest incarnation is heavily focused on live music, with resident artists, DJ nights and more rounding out a varied schedule. Live music, live DJ or karaoke every night. Specials: M: $1 off house martinis; Tu: $1 tacos and $3 Coronas; Th: Ladies’ Night with DJ Reddfox, women get $1 off from 9 pm-midnight; F: Long Island family of drinks $5 9 pm-midnight; Sa: $1 off drinks with student ID; Su: live music with Stone Cold Jazz. Service industry night every night 9 pm-midnight. Happy Hour: 4 pm-7 pm M-F, $3 tapas menu. 4 pm-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. 4 pm-2:30 am M-Sa, 4 pm-midnight Su.
O BAR, THE 115 Commons Dr. 349-0707. [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] “The ultimate Duck experience,” say the folks at the O Bar, which was in Playboy’s 2009 list of the top 10 college sports bars. Full kitchen serves pasta, pizza, burgers and more until 2 am; breakfast is available on the weekends. Events include Monday trivia night (7:30 pm) and karaoke on Tuesday and Friday. Weeknight happy hour offers $2 domestic drafts and $3 wells. Specials: Su: 50-cent tacos; Tu: Ladies’ night, $2 wells; W: Burger and brew, $5; Th: Thirsty Thursday 8 pm-midnight, $2 domestics, $3 micros and $2 wells. Lottery games, TV, outdoor seating. 11 am-2:30 pm.
OAK STREET SPEAKEASY 915 Oak St. 284-4000. www.myspace.com/oakstreetspeakeasy [LIVE MUSIC] This underground space at the corner of Oak and Broadway hosts live music on the weekends, but never has a cover charge.11:30 am-midnight M-F, 4:30 pm-midnight Sa & Su.
OLD PAD, THE 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, four pool tables and other games (including Oregon Lottery). This long-running bar, which opened in 1962, has 21 beers on tap and offers regular drink and beer specials. The Old Pad is “Eugene’s home for the UFC,” they say; events are shown without a cover, and prizes are given out after each event. Specials: Tu: $1 tacos, free pool; W: $1 broasted hot legs and half-price bottles of wine; F: full prime rib dinners, $9.99. Caught-in-the-Act karaoke at 9 pm Thursdays. Pool, video games, lottery games, heated outdoor seating, TV, pinball, karaoke. Happy Hour: 4 pm-6 pm 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. www.myspace.com/papassoulkitchen [LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] Papa’s isn’t just about satisfying soul food; it’s also home to a full bar and $3 hurricanes, with live music some nights — and on the back patio in the summertime. 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.
RABBIT BAR & BISTRO, THE 2864 Willamette St. 343-8226. www.rabbitbistro.com [LOUNGE] It’s surprisingly easy to forget you’re just steps from several giant superstores when you’re at the Rabbit’s small and welcoming bar. The generous cocktail list offers the classics, the solid creations of the Rabbit’s bartenders (often named for bands) — and the cheerily silly Bubblegum Drank, made with house-infused bubblegum vodka (it’s a vivid, frightening pink) and lemon. 11:30 am-10 pm M-F (closed 2 pm-4:30 pm weekdays), 4:30 pm-10 pm Sa, 4:30 pm-9 pm Su.
RED AGAVE 454 Willamette St. 683-2206. redagave.net [LOUNGE] The tiny but enticing bar at this Latin American restaurant offers a bright and interesting cocktail list (though sadly the drink involving balsamic vinegar seems to have gone missing — no, seriously! It was delicious!). Dine off the regular dinner menu or the smaller Cantina Menu, which is also available after dinner service. 5 pm-at least 11 pm M-Th; 5 pm-at least midnight F & Sa.
RENNIE’S LANDING 1214 Kincaid. 687-0600. www.rennieslanding.com [NEIGHBORHOOD] Comfy college bar with a late night menu. Two decks and great fish and chips. Free pool on Sundays. Happy Hour: 4 pm-7 pm Su-F and 10pm-midnight Su-Th: Domestic pints $2.25 and pitchers, $5.50; micro pints $3 and pitchers $7.95; $2.50 wells, $4.50 doubles. Pinball, video games, pool, flat-screen TV, smoking on patios, Bud pong. 7:30 am-2 am M-F, 9 am-2 am Sa & Su.
ROCK ‘N’ RODEO and RUN ‘N’ RIVER SPORTS BAR 44 E. 7th Ave. 344-1293. rocknrodeoclub.com [DANCE CLUB] The largest dance floor in town attracts a varied crowd. The venue also hosts nightly Texas hold ’em, Wednesday open mic (9 pm) and Thursday ladies’ night (9 pm). DJ Rob spins on the weekends. Early bird specials run from 5 pm-7 pm. Pool, video games, lottery games, TV, karaoke, DJs, smoking deck. Happy Hour: 5 pm-7 pm M-Sa. 11 am-3 am M-Sa.
SAM BOND’S GARAGE 407 Blair Blvd. 431-6603.www.sambonds.com [LIVE MUSIC, NEIGHBORHOOD] Voted Best Bar in last four EW Best of Eugene readers’ polls (not to mention the Best Regular Event Night, for Monday’s Bingo Night, in the 2009-2010 poll). Funky space with varied live music and friendly 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. [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] West Eugene’s friendly, local bar. Lottery games, outdoor seating. 9 am-2:30 am M-F, 8 am-2:30 am Sa, 8 am-midnight Su.
SIXTH STREET GRILL 55 W. 6th Ave. 485-2961. www.sixthstreetgrill.com [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 probably see it here, in a mellow, social atmosphere with plenty of food options. Good array of taps and daily specials, including the Tuesday Burger and Brew ($7) — but expect a wait for that one. Monday is Free Beer Night; get a free beer, wine or cocktail with your dinner entrée. Mark Alan plays Thursday nights (no cover). Happy Hour: 4 pm-6 pm daily. HDTV, lottery games, video games.11 am-midnight Su-Th, 8 am-1 am F & Sa.
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 Th-Sa. Pinball, lottery games, darts. Tu: $1 tacos starting at 4 pm. 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: 4 pm-6 pm daily. $1 off all drinks, $2 off appetizers. Specials: M: $1/oz. prime rib; W: Open mic and Ladies’ Night, any drink $2.50 8 pm-midnight; 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. www.myspace.com/thestarlightlounge [LOUNGE, NEIGHBORHOOD] 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 2009-2010 EW Best of Eugene readers’ poll. Darts, lottery games, video games, ourdoor seating. Happy Hour: 4 pm-7 pm daily: $2 white Russians made with Crater Lake Vodka; $2 rotating tap featuring Ninkasi, Oakshire or Hop Valley beer; $2 Hinman wines. $2 Sauza tequila shots nightly from 9:30 pm-10:30 pm. 4 pm- 2:30 am daily.
STEELHEAD BREWERY 199 E. 5th Ave. 686-2739.www.steelheadbrewery.com [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] This Eugene staple is known for good food and beer. 11:30 am-11:30 pm daily.
SWEET BASIL BAR 941 Pearl St. 284-2944.www.sweetbasileug.com [LOUNGE] Elegant bar in the downtown Thai restaurant serves up microbrews, cockails (with infused liquors) and appetizers. Happy Hour: 5 pm-7 pm M-W: $2.50 drafts and selected appetizers. 10 am-1 am daily.
SWEET ILLUSIONS 1836 South A St., Springfield. 762-1503. [TITTY BAR] “Always open and never clothed,” says the punny information from this Springfield bar, which touts its “clean and artful atmosphere with 44 nude beauties.” Sweet Illusions offers a private Champagne room and and outdoor covered (and, we assume, clothed) smoking patio. Specials: M & W $15 table dance and drink specials. Video games, lottery games, TV, DJs. “Nude hours” noon-2:15 am daily.
TAYLOR’S BAR AND GRILL 894 E. 13th Ave. 344-6174. [SPORTS BAR] A college/sports bar with a mixed 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: 4 pm-7 pm 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 9 pm-11 pm; W: $1 micros 9 pm-10:30 pm, $2 well drinks 10:30 pm-midnight; Th: $2 Long Islands, well drinks and PBR bottles, $1 domestics; F: $2 supermugs 9 pm-10:30 pm, $4 supermugs 10:30 pm-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. www.territorialvineyards.com [WINE BAR] Tasting room for the local vineyard offers local music Thursday evenings. 5 pm-11 pm Th, 5 pm-9 pm F & Sa.
TINY TAVERN 394 Blair Blvd. 687-8383. www.myspace.com/tinytavern [LIVE MUSIC] Serving Eugene since 1938, this funky Whiteaker bar has loyal followers of its quirky charms. Famous chili, daily beer specials, live music and more. 11 am-2 am daily.
TURTLES BAR & GRILL 2690 Willamette St. 465-9038. [NEIGHBORHOOD] Warm, casual, family friendly atmosphere. Wide variety of comfort food, full bar, large portions. Specials every night on food and drinks and a lengthy menu of specialty cocktails. Outdoor seating, TV. Happy Hour: 3 pm-5 pm daily. $2 pints, $1 off appetizers, $1 off glasses of wine & well drinks. 11 am-midnight daily.
VILLARD ST. PUB 1417 Villard St. 393-0960. www.villardstreetpub.com [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.
VINTAGE, THE 837 Lincoln St. 349-9181. www.thevintageeugene.com [LOUNGE, NEIGHBORHOOD] This restaurant and bar makes its home in a tiny, charming house; sit downstairs at the bar or watch the world go by from an upstairs window. Snack on crepes and make the most of the Vintage’s daily food and drink specials: M: Margarita Monday, buy one get one free; Tu: Tuesday Boozeday, half price cocktails all day; W: Wine Wednesday, all glass pours half price; Th: Burger and 2 Brews, burger and two pints for $8. Happy Hour: 4 pm-6 pm daily: Buy one get one tapas; $2.50 drafts; $3.75 well drinks; $4.50 wines by the glass; $4.75 Absolut cocktails.11 am-10 pm M-Th, 11 am-midnight F, 9 am-midnight Sa, 9 am-9 pm Su.
WETLANDS BREW PUB & SPORTS BAR 922 Garfield. 345-3606. [NEIGHBORHOOD, SPORTS BAR] Wetlands is home to fans of everything from punk rock to hip hop to, of course, the Oregon Ducks. 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: 7 am-11 am daily, $1.75 domestics. 4 pm-7 pm 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.
WINE HOUSE, THE 1591 Willamette St. 344-WINE. midtownmarketplace.com/wine.html [WINE BAR] New wine shop and tasting bar inside Midtown Marketplace offers tasting notes on all wines, hosts live music and events and is home to a wine club. 10 am-7 pm M-Sa, 10 am-9 pm F.
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 consistently wins both Best All-Ages Hangout and Best Live Music Venue in EW’s Best of Eugene readers’ polls.
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