After just over a year of operation, EastBurn has overcome opening jitters to become one of the hottest bars in town for the sort of Portlanders who prefer beer and Skee-Ball to Red Bull and tube tops. The reason for its success? Diversity and deals: Upstairs you can find live music, a publike atmosphere, swing chairs and a fire-lit patio. Downstairs the vibe is more clubby, with DJs, fish tanks and low-lit funkiness. But let's not forget the most impressive part—$2 pint night on Tuesdays, with 16 beers on tap, and $3 whiskey on Wednesdays. And for your birthday? Take the EastBurn challenge and bring up to nine friends to drink for free for one hour. You'll have to sign up a week in advance and in person.
What you are drinking: A 10-ounce glass of Arrogant Bastard Ale, $4.25.
Happy hour: $3 draft pints and well drinks, $5 house cocktails 4-7 pm daily.
Entertainment: Skee-Ball, arcade games, pinball, live music, trivia Sundays, crayons.