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116 NE Russell, Portland, OR | Directions 9721245.540923 -122.663733
Neighborhoods: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Eliot
This Victorian-era music hall and cocktail serves up a wide selection of equally old-world sparkling classics like Hemingway's bubble creation Death in the Afternoon (with absinthe and champagne) or the Spritz (an Italian stand-by combining prosecco and Aperol).
Cute, quaint bar. Great Happy hour menu and popcorn!!!
OK, I'd like to say that I haven't been in hundreds of bars and restaurants over the years, but I have. In a number of different cities and countries. But this is the first one I have ever been to, ever, anywhere in the world, where I have been chastized at the bar for sitting At The Bar without ... being seated by the hostess. WTF?!? At a table, sure, that makes sense, but at the bar?
Hey, Ms. Bartender: If your establishment has a policy completely unlike any other regular bar protocol, you might want Not to assume that people will know it. Snap at the hostess, not at your customers.
All we did was simply sit down, two of us in two open bar stools, and suddenly we have the bartender lashing out at us. Pretty strange.
The wait service was better at the table we eventually got, but made a point of taking my dirty silverware off my appetizer plate to save them for the main course. Please.
Food is ok, atmosphere is real good, service is medicore at best.
New Hot spot – Ladys Ladys Ladys I had an unexpected night out by my self and found this hot spot! Met some great people, it was a find for good spirits and lounge action! I love this place! recommended for a meeting spot.
Fantastic cocktails! – I found this place recently after I went to a show next door at Wonder Ballroom. The whole menu is classic cocktails and the bartenders were really nice. My boyfriend had an absinthe, and they brought out this really beautiful dripper to the table for him to prepare the drink himself. I first had a Moscow Mule, which had vodka, lime and ginger. We ordered paninis off the special board, which were really delicious - prosciutto, black olives and mozzarella. Don't miss the 'ladies lounge' - it's nicer than my apartment! Definitely going back. Prices were reasonable, too.
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