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110 NW Broadway, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.523922 -122.677324
11 am till 2;30 pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Old Town - Chinatown
A sad decline – Just one creative, fun person in management could turn everything around. But unfortunately the Entertainment Director would be better employed at a funeral home.
The drag queens perform to the most boring depressing music. Like clockwork around 11pm you'll see a fairly large crowd, lots of wedding parties, etc. Then they'll just peel off and start leaving.
Why? Because they are there to party not listen to a drag queen do a slow version of a depressing showtune.
Wow. . .I haven't laughed like this in decades – We (3 girls) came from Longview on the train, with our hotel was 5 blocks away. Decided to check it out. I haven't laughed so hard in soooo long. Host Valentine was a Masterpiece. Had a blast and the pictures we took will live as long as we do. Although run down bar and needing some serious cleaning crew. . . . I'd go again. Service was quick. never an empty glass.
Entertaining, not best drinks for the money – This place would have earned 3 stars if they didn't make the weakest alcoholic drinks I may have ever had. For $4 I need rum in my coke. I ended up spending $4 per shot (mixed drink was as much as the shots...)
$2 jello shots, I don't think I've ever paid more than $1 for one. Bill Cosby is turning over in his grave.
Despite that we had a pretty good time.
cut a rug! – excellent club! great music, environment, people.
if you like techno, dance, or house music, you'd love this club :)
prepare to cut a rug and get sweaty!!
Great Atmosphere – Ember's was a blast. I went there with two straight friends and we had a great time. The music was good, the drag shows were good, and the drinks were good.
Not a hater, but... – Drag show leaves much to be desired. These "Ladies" have little or no talent. If you're going to lip-sync--please try to learn the words.
No ventilation--so be prepared to be hot boxed by cigarette smoke.
Dance floor is small, lights are over-the-top in a bad way, creates a feeling like a bad acid trip--and watch out for gropers.
Bathroom stalls are shorter than 5', so be prepared for awkward situations...
Rude staff, cool club – Rude large bartender with long frizzy hair wouldn't fix my drink right. He has an attitude problem, and
even threw an object at a customer. However, really fun drag queen, lip synch show with
great costumes and dance moves!
Fun show that went on for a few hours on friday night. Plenty of video poker machines, pool
table and gold fish aquarium inside the bar, must see to believe!
In the back dance club, another rude waitress pushing drinks on me over and over, even though
I had a drink 2/3 full.
But great dark, moody atmospher and fun retro music from Depeche Mode, Human League
and classic bands with real style. Not todays American Idol and rap junk.
Interesting crowd of gay, straight and bi folks. Some were dancing alone, seemed to be
in their own world. Not too much mingling, people seemed to stay alone, or stick with their
group. Older rundown place, but seems to fit the mood and character of the people there.
depressing filthy black hole – Embers should have been put out of its sorry misery long ago. It's a pathetic, tired, wannabe excuse for a dance club. They haven't upgraded a thing in 20 years - not the music, not the lame-ass dj who spins only for himself, not the terrible drinks, not the inattentive bartenders, not the ancient drag queens, not the overflowing toilets. And masses of idiot patrons think it's all fantastic! I don't get it. It's as if it's in a black hole with no awareness of time: I would like to be able to dance to something besides "Tainted Love."
Great place to start the night off – I went to enjoy some drinks and some drag queens... I can't complain about either one. On the other hand music was tired, the dance floor was small and the sitting area was tiny, but I still had fun.
Watch Out for Some Pervs – Two weekends ago, my best friend & I showed up at Embers looking forward for a fun break in dancing the night away. The drag queen show crowd were feisty, fun and funny. While the atmosphere appears run down and could use some sprucing up, it served its purpose. The bar tender kindly submitted our 80'S song requests that the DJ honored all of them. Thank you! All was good, until some black (cute) dude came along and started to aggressively dance with me and then exposed his private thing to me right on the dance floor! I was angry, shocked and disgusted. He attempted to apologize and left after I warned the pervert to get away from me. Here I thought was once a safe friendly bar to go to and this dude had to go ruin it. I'll never go back due to no longer feeling safe.
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