This high-ceilinged haunt behind the Bagdad Theater serves up the usual McMenamins fare, but the space is uniquely inviting. A seven-story-high roof allows for huge murals and distant suspended lights, while the bar features four pool tables on the ground floor and a staircase leading upward to two separate small rooms, each with its own table. Regardless of the size of the crowd, it never feels cramped, and private parties can snatch up their own room and hole away for a night of vicious billiards.
What to drink: Terminator Stout.
Happy hour: $3 pints and well drinks, $6 wine, discounted bites; 3-6 pm and 10 pm-close daily.
Entertainment: Pool ($5 per hour, free on Sundays), TV, mural appreciation.