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204 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.517323 -122.674967
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
So cute! – Absolutely the best atmosphere of any bar I've ever had the pleasure of being at. I would recommend this especially for those single folks looking for a fun night out. And it's in an excellent location!
Aswem Place – It is just great on friday nights, great place to meet people of different ethnicities. It is just one of the best bars i have been at.
High-gloss surfaces and slick clientele glisten in the low-lit mystique of this trendy downtown restaurant and cocktail spot. – In Short
A black marble bar winds around after-work suits and predinner couples waiting for their tables. An urbane, clientele holds stemless martini glasses filled with sweet concoctions, while scantily clad staffers make customers feel at ease with their amiable banter and talented cocktail slinging. It's part bistro, part martini bar, part dance club. White-collar types chill out in the restaurant with mellow live jazz on weeknights and attention-getting singles mingle to pulsing music on weekends.
Swanky – Cool place to visit any night of the week - really good drink menu to choose from - I'd definately go back
it was horrible – Went there for a friends birthday party, the idea was cool for the rooms, but we weren't notified that there would be Salsa there ( friday nights it's free if you show up early enough)- the staff was horrible( especially the GM ), except the bartender - she was sweet - and made great drinks, so much so that when I saw the $70 ( for a few drinks) bill I didn't really freak out! The heating wasn't working, and the dj didn't show up until after we left at 10pm on a friday. The menu was "trendy" - but there wasn't any basics for those who are picky eaters. If we were there to learn Salsa it would have been better, but the "promise" of this "upscale" martini bar was rediculous....I wasn't impressed!! We ended up going to a better place for free (no cover) w/ $2 drink specials!!
Super great!!!! – Fridays, Salsa night....so cool!!!
great place for dance and drink, very gently the staff
great driks, not expensive
and dance floor is big for dance salsa
the only cons are, not enoguht tables, just lave 3 foro everybody, whit 2 chairs..and the people there were sooo nice..and great pleace for meet new people
Not like it says in review – "A laid-back, yet urbane, clientele holds stemless martini glasses filled with sweet concoctions, while miniature sharks swim and survey the scene from a tank above."
This is what it states in the editorial Rating. This was not what I experienced. My husband and I went to H2O to get some dinner and check out the place as it sounds extrordinary in the review. We saw no miniature sharks swimming from a tank above. The only reptile we saw was an alligator in a glass table. Also, When we asked where the restaraunt was we were sent into the bar where a man was getting his hair braided and asked how he could help us. We said we were there for dinner so he told us "they would take our order at the bar". H2O seems great for a club, but not for a restaraunt.
User review by tamarabeara – This club can get packed at times, and even though we were there early and had great seats, we were pressured to move at about 9 because a big party was comming in and needed the booth. If it was reserved they should block it off by 8:30. Music is good, bartenders make great drinks, can be a bit of a meat market at times. I do however reccomend.
It's Meat Market in There! – We had 3 different wait staff "helping" us, so our drink orders constantly got lost or we were served (and paid for) double drinks. Our dinner was average, and took a long time. Since our food took so long, we were still eatting when they took away the tables to create a dance floor. We were left pushed up against the wall, while people rammed into our table and chairs. The club aspect of H2O was horrible! There are plenty of other places to go in Portland.
fun club but don't eat dinner!! – we went with a larger group for a birthday party, hit the restaurant first for dinner. BIG mistake. We waited an hour & 1/2 just for a main course, no appetizer, no salad or bread. By the time we received dinner it was cold. They must have sent out for the food from somewhere else. By looking at the prices you would anticipate amazing food, but not the case here. Extremely disappointing-upon complaining about the meal delay-we did get a round of drinks for our group, but were actually billed for it on our tab.
Good points-rented the VIP room and really enjoyed that-great music and service from the bar staff. Stayed until last call and had a blast- after getting over the poor dinner experience. Highly recommend the bar and dancing. Fun with a group of good friends.
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