317 NW Broadway, 467-4111, tigerbarpdx.com. 5 pm-2.30 am Tuesday-Friday, 7 pm-2:30 am Saturday.
Nothing like its original incarnation as a slinky, becurtained makeout bar, today’s Tiger Bar is a brick shoebox heavy on the rock-and-roll attitude. It’s the kind of place where the door guy stands under a Rock Star Energy Drink banner drinking a Rock Star Energy Drink (his second so far). Every type of Absolut vodka is enticingly displayed in a backlighted shrine thing, including the limited editions Boston and Brooklyn. The key to loving the Tiger Bar, as you should, is to enjoy (exploit?) its generous happy hour, perhaps while reading a close-captioned Seagal movie, then make a graceful pre-band exit. BECKY OHLSEN.
What to drink: Jack and Coke.
Happy hour: $3 well drinks, $1.75 pints of PBR 5-8 pm Tuesday-Friday, happy-hour and late-night food specials ($3-$5).
Entertainment: Karaoke from Hell on Thursdays, Strip Bingo at 8 pm Fridays, live music, DJs, giant TVs, movies, motorcycle parking.