Bartender's choice: Shuffleboard!Once among the only jazz clubs in Portland, the Blue Monk is (sadly) transforming its cozy performance space into a "Basement Lounge," with billiards, darts and shuffleboard. Presumably, this will put the Monk in competition for the heavy-drinking, pool-happy rowdies at the adjacent Belmont Inn. Which would be too bad: The spacious upstairs has a clean, grown-up feel. Knowledgeable bartenders serve an impressive array of beer, and the generous "East Coast menu" gets late-night noshing right. HAPPY HOUR, GAMES, OUTDOOR SEATING, SMOKING LOUNGE. (HN)