Portland >Food & Dining > Mc Fadden's Restaurant & Sln
107 NW Couch St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.523961 -122.671657
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Old Town - Chinatown
FreakinG AwesomE BirthdaY!!!! – I had my 21st Birthday Party here on Friday! We had VIP so we were able to get drinks and food for only $2!! The place was packed! Absolutely loved the dance floor. SUPER Hott bartenders... since it was so busy we had wait a bit for drinks but they always seemed to help me right away when I got to the bar. Cool place to meet people.
GREAT NIGHT OUT! – I went there last Saturday night and it was AWESOME! The music was bangin' the crowd was lovin' it and the staff is HOT!!! Highly recommend it!
What happened? – What happened to this place? It used to be so much fun. The bartenders don't seem to know what they are doing and are very uptight. It is much easier to get into now days. No line, but now I understand why. The music is the same stuff they were playing 3 years ago, but too loud and cuts out all the time. Too bad, I used to love this place. Now it seems like another lifeless bar trying to hang on to the past.
ROX – McFadden's Rox. I love this place. It's always a party! Comfortable, great drinks really great food. If you can work magic you never have to pay cover and if your HOT there's enough guys in this place you won't have to pay for a drink either. Highly recommend McFadden's on any given weekend Thursdays aren't bad either.
Bartender completely ignores you! – So, a bunch of us girls went to McFadden's for a bachelorette party. While the music was good, the dancing was fun and the bouncer gave us a deal, the bartender left something to be desired. I stood there for a least a half hour, right in front of him, and asked for a drink at least twice, while he served up everyone around me...by the time he got to me, I ordered two and left no tip...I'm not unattractive, but I didn't have my chest busting out of my top...although, he seemed more interested in serving the guys...I watched him do the same thing to two other girls in my party and two other girls that had been in line behind me...this guy needs to do a much better balance of serving drinks up in timely manner. I'm used to waiting for a drink at a busy bar...but this was a joke...for that reason alone, I may not return!
Crooks! – We went to a charity event for MDA that Mcfaddens was was throwing with the help of the portland spirit, and absolut vodka. it was advertised as an open bar, however we only recieved 3 drink tickets and the drinks were the size of a double shot glass, with a small selection of vodka drinks, as the night went on a raffle was held... my group along with many of the other groups bought tons of raffle tickets to find that all of the winners of the raffle were mcfaddens employees and their friends. Fishy?
Best place in Portland – I really don't know what these other people are talking about, but McFadden's rocks if you are into meeting the friendliest staff in town. They are so accommodating, but like any bar, can get a little busy behind the bar. So if they aren't shining your shoes, cut them some slack because I seriously doubt any of us could do what they do and how well they do it. The drinks...yeah ok, they do pour a bit short, but shots are still shots and beer is still beer so if your goal is to just get wasted, then do it the right way. Other than that, their drinks are delicious because cocktails are made to enjoy, not get obliterated off of. I will always go to McFadden's as long as I live in Portland. Oh, and you definitely have to see the bartenders Pete and Scott. Sooo cute and they have the best special drinks. I know whenever I say bartender's choice, they give me a heart melting smirk and pour me the most delicious drinks I've ever tasted...and its something new every time! I swear, if your a girl like me, you are going to have so much fun and the place is really safe. Boys, tons of cute girls there and the bartender girls are pretty hot!
DO NOT BUY DRINKS HERE!! – I'm not sure how this spot has such a high ranking but for sure DO NOT BUY DRINKS HERE ? unless you like spending $6 for a glass of juice and ice. We took our friend out for her 21st birthday and dropped $200 and none of us were even buzzed. We?ve been to McFadden?s before and were trashed after a few drinks. Not sure if the fact we were in VIP had anything to do with it but when we were just part of the regular crowd the drinks were stiffer. The music was also pretty weak which was counter to prior experiences. Who the hell wants to shake it to Michael Jackson these days. With all of the good music out there I wonder if the DJ is just too cheap to buy new records. Not sure what?s going on with this place but there are better clubs out there ? don?t waste your funds. Oh, the service was great. Our server kept the juice flowing. Now if she can just get them to put some dam alcohol in it?
VERY UNPROFESSIONAL, NOT RECOMMENDED, HORRIBLE BOUNCERS, TYPICAL CLUB, BUT WITH NO PROFESSIONALISM WHATSOEVER – I'm not sure if the last review is really accurate. Maybe it was an employee that wrote it, or maybe their service has just really gone that much downhill since last December... Anyways, a real recommendation, STAY AWAY!
I've been to Mcfaddens many times and each time I go back my taste for it has gone from dislike to absolutely hate.
When you first get there get ready to stand in line unless your early. NOT because its sooo busy that it's hard to get it, but because the doorman is very slow at taking ID's. When you finally reach him be ready for an absolutely rude and cocky bouncer. This is the biggest turnoff of the place for me! YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION!.... Almost every bouncer is uptight and seems to believe they are gods gift to the nightlife scene. Try not to bump into them or they will most likely throw you out without an explanation (SEEN IT BEFORE).
The bar? Horrible. I've only had 1 bartender that was actually friendly to talk to and would make a decent drink. Most of the time you will stand in line forever while the bartender infront of you will look at you and keep chatting with a female, he has no chance with. Don't worry he thinks you will be there all night! And when you finally get a drink, most likely your cup will be full of all ice with about a drop of alcohol.
The only thing positve I can say about the place is for the few women that work there seem to be decent. They have usually been friendly and helpful. Maybe the women should run the place???
All-in-all, I've been going there over the past few years and each time, it has been worse. I will never go there again, and i'm pretty sure most of my friends and family will not either. There are many other places to go in Portland and I'm sure the crowd will start to realize this as well.
If you don't believe me see for yourself! I wouldn't have written all this if I was lying!
One of the best club/bars I have been to. – The few times I have gone, The staff has always been super nice and the drinks are well priced and well poured. It's was pretty slow intill about 10:30pm though. The dance floor is an okay size and the music is a a mix of pop to rap. The crowd is college age and a little older. It's def. not like the Barracuda which is full of trashy people. I had a wonderful time and their staff members are eye candy! Def. some hott staff! I would recommend checking it out on a Saturday night!
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