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Who Let The Dogs Out? Who? Who? Who? Who?


Bar Reviews
A recent Saturday night at Underdog Sports Bar (2100 NW Glisan St.) was like stepping into a 1980s strip club. Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” blared over the sound of pool balls colliding ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 Samantha Herman

Party With The Pros


Bar Reviews
There’s a line full of shivering, scantily clad VIPs standing on the steps outside the Pearl District’s Bay 13 (701 NW 13th Ave., 227-1133) sushi bar/dance club, and a big bouncer hollers ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Shine On


Bar Reviews
The New Year’s bacchanal has subsided—leaving only a headache and the rubble of broken resolutions—and it is no longer legal to put match to cigarette while sipping your rye. What r ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 AARON MESH

Brew Master


Bar Reviews
There are pubs and then there are beer meccas, and Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern (1004 N Killingsworth St., 206-4252), owner Sarah Pederson’s diminutive love note to Midwestern schmaltz an ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Sportscenter


Bar Reviews
Last Saturday evening, just before the storm of the De La Hoya fight, I was ushered into The Agency (1939 SW Morrison St., 548-2921) by a gaggle of spiffy-looking black-clad ladies to a table in front ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 David Robinson

Nightlife, Baby


Bar Reviews
If pressed, I would insist that a youth spent floundering in southwest England (where clubbing really is the sole option for evening entertainment) makes me a credible candidate for gauging the qualit ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 David Robinson

Every Breath You Take


Bar Reviews
Maybe there’s more to the mural overlooking the dining area at Report (1101 E Burnside St.) than simple hipster irony. The painting in question is a giant, Last Supper depiction of Jesus. But in ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Matt Graham

Prohibition Booze


Bar Reviews
Nestled at the bottom of an apartment complex in inner Southeast, Gil’s Speakeasy (609 1/2 SE Taylor St., 234-8991) is so inconspicuous one would surely miss it if not for the Rainier emblem in ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Take Me Out To The Ballgame


Bar Reviews
It’s literally impossible to miss the game at The Cheerful Bullpen (1730 SW Taylor St., 222-3063). Located just across the MAX tracks from PGE Park, the Bullpen has long been a haven where pint- ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Take Me Out To The Ballgame


Bar Reviews
The same quandary confronts all West Coast sports bars: When all the contests are concluded by 10 pm—10:30, if a Pac-10 game goes to overtime—how do they keep the beer-sodden spectators in ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 AARON MESH
 

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