If every successful club has a niche, Jimmy Mak’s has two: great jazz and strikingly gorgeous bartenders. Both seem to set well with the white-haired boomers and pre-boomers that make up the swank downtown club’s core demographic, as do the young musicians who come in search of inspiration or delicious falafel ($8). Despite its tennis-court size, Jimmy Mak’s retains most of the atmosphere of previous location. It’s still the house that Mel Brown built—the legendary Portland drummer plays Tuesday through Thursday.
What to drink: Whiskey, neat, no chaser.
Happy hour: $5 food menu 5-7 pm Monday-Friday.
Entertainment: Live music.