Tucked in the basement of the 1927 apartment building that shares its name, the Commodore is not much distinguished from the west side’s other all-day booze holes, except in that it is somehow more peaceful than most, and certainly more beloved. The elegant, curved wooden bar was actually built by one of the regulars before he died. The CD jukebox is among the best in town, and includes both Exile on Main Street and 69 Love Songs. It is, if you’ll forgive the cliché, a clean, well-lighted place. After two of the bartender’s generous pours, you’ll forgive clichés. AARON MESH.
What to drink: A pint of Deschutes Black Butte Porter.
Happy hour: $2.75 well drinks 7-11 am daily.
Entertainment: Pool, pinball, jukebox.