2025 N Kilpatrick St., 503-285-3718, kentonclub.com. 11 am-2:30 am Monday-Friday, 10:30 am-2:30 am Saturday-Sunday. Happy hour 3:45-5:45 pm Monday-Friday: 50 cents off drafts and wells.
"Music, booze and regrets" is Kenton Club's tagline, and with good reason. Add "loud rock 'n' roll" and you've basically got the ins and outs of this Kenton mainstay, which added "World Famous" to its name after being featured in the 1972 Raquel Welch roller derby romp Kansas City Bomber. Formerly a biker hang, the Kenton Club's charm now lies in the fact that walking through its doors is akin to stepping into a Rainier-soaked time machine headed to a simpler time—one unconcerned by things like cirrhosis, lung cancer and heart disease. As such, the menu consists of about eight basic fried items, you can count the taps on two hands, and the guitars are played fucking loud. You can catch a punk, garage or hardcore show most nights, video-poker jockeys humping the American Dream most afternoons and a coterie of chain-smokers permanently installed on the patio.