Portland >Arts & Entertainment > The Uptown Billiards Club
120 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.524136 -122.698227
Neighborhoods: Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest
Worse office party – I went to the worse office party ever there.
The stairway was so dark I could not see my feet as I climbed the stairs.
The snobby bar maid made a point of waiting on everyone else who arrived at the bar after me. The point she was making is that I didn't have the right look to hang out at her trendy overpriced bar. If I had been there with friends, I would have left, but since I was at an office party, I had to stay.
The wine list is mediocre, overpriced and hard to read in the dim light. The wine was not even served in a wine glass but in a small water glass. There were no local wines on the list.
This is a great bar for pretentious people who want to max out their credit cards on a trendy scene. If you want a quality food and drink, good customer service in a well-lit place, go somewhere else.
Nice place, good food – My wife and I had a very nice evening here. The place is very cozy, nice and dark with a great old wood bar. Food was excellent, from salads to dessert, everything very fresh and tasty. Nice pool tables (NOT coin operated, which I love). The servers and hostess were all very friendly and helpful. My only issue with the service is that when we first arrived we waited a pretty long time to have our drink order taken and delivered, despite it being very slow. But after that initial delay the service was great and unfailingly friendly for the rest of the night.
Sneaky charges, but I guess it should have figured. . . – Came in here with my cousin and her fiance (it's been a few months ago now), thought we would grab some happy hour and check it out a little. While ordering our drinks at the bar, we asked if the pool tables were open, the place was completely deserted mind you. Told the bar we were going to play a game and would be ordering food. We played two games and sat by our table for 2 hours, during this time only two more tables became occupied. We ordered apps and each had a couple of drinks. when received our bill it was over 80 dollars, only 50 of that charging for consumables. We were not informed that they're was a charge for pool at all hours, tho we should have assumed it. And even if we had assumed it we never would have expected to pay 30 bucks to play a couple games of pool and eat. Had it been busy we would have moved to a typical table or the bar, but as I said the place was bare!
Basically, I would have expected the bar to inform us of the charge, and perhaps our server to let us know that even though we aren't playing pool, we are being charged by the hour to be parked beside the table during their slowest hour.
Beyond that, I was incredibly disappointed with the prawns in the anchovy butter. I nearly gaged. By far the worst thing I have ever eaten. I would recommend they remove the item from the menu, if they haven't done so already.
Upscale pool hall brings back a swanky speakeasy style. – In-the-know imbibers and pool sharks climb the flight of carpeted stairs that leads to this virtually invisible billiards club. At the top, a clubby space unfurls with a parlor-like dining room on the right, an expansive billiard hall on the left and an immaculate bar in the middle. The billiard tables attract a crowd but just as many clientele come for the speakeasy-style scene and upscale cuisine. Patrons lap up corn and crab chowder in a dimly lit dining room, where they enjoy entrees like lamb with a cinnamon cabernet glaze before finishing their meals with raspberry sake sorbet and another round of drinks.
BEST POOL AND HAPPY HOUR IN PORTLAND – This is the naughty little secret that you want everyone to know about. Uptown Billiards Club is the best kept secret in Portland. The speakeasy atmosphere is circa late 19th century with the best pool table's in the city. The Happy Hour is off the hook!
act quickly for raspberry fest – Such a deal! A flight of 5 interesting wines paired with 5 small plates of food -- featuring fresh raspberries thru the end of July. This "Happy Hour Experience" is available 4-7pm. The food is excellent and the service friendly.
great burgers – uptown billiards is a cool pool joint.....someplace you would take your girlfriend to throw the game down the toilet/ miss easy shots for her to win......it's definitely has a warm feeling to the atmosphere.......food there is excellent, excellent food made with high quality products............parking could be a slight pain in the arse....although some of the waitresses are pretty hot!!!
I feel at home – Please don't go here; it is my secret get away. Elegant but comfortable. Have never had a bad drink, food,or service.
Great Billiards, Great Customer Service, Excellent Atmosphere All Around! – This is a great place to come if you are looking for a kick back place to shoot pool and even have a dinner with friends. The waitresses were very friendly and always there to help if you needed something. Their salads are amazing as well as their burgers. Since I am a non-smoker, if helps that they are a non-smoking environment. I would recommend this to all age groups who can attend.
A fun, upscale environment – I went here to have a few beers and play pool. The night I went was a little bit less crowded than normal for some reason, but the menu selection was great and the tables are in good condition. I had a flatbread pizza, which is an amazing deal for 6 dollars! The staff was very pleasant and easy to talk to.
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