Low Brow Lounge

(503) 226-0200

1036 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR | Directions   97209

45.527169 -122.681930

Open Hours

Monday To Saturday From 03:00 PM To 02:30 AM

 
Lounges, Bars & Clubs, Bars & Pubs  more

More Categories: Dive Bars, Neighborhood Bars, Restaurants

Bar & Club Special Features: After Work, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Permitted

Bar & Pub Special Features: Happy Hour

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Pearl, Neighbors West - Northwest

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Reviews for Low Brow Lounge

Low Brow Lounge
Recommends

Low Brow lounge is a neighborhood "dive" bar. It's not fancy but it does have local art adorning the walls, it's comfortable & great tots. Plus a very cool Alice in Wonderland psychedelic painted john.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Try the blue balls! – this is a fun dive-ish bar. it has a great atmosphere, local art, great burgers, stiff drinks, great beer specials and an awesome late night food menu.

service can be slow when you want your check. the staff is friendly.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Low Class... – Used to be a decent place to wind down...A long, long time ago, in a far, far away dream.

To say the service is poor would be a compliment.

"Dive bars" are supposed to be nice for their local feel and charm. The Low Brow is now anything but.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

WORST SERVICE EVER! – WE WAITED OVER TWO HOURS FOR CHICKEN STRIPS!

We stopped in for ONE drink and a quick bite so we closed out our tab right away. Then after 45 minutes we wanted another drink because our food wasn't there yet. They wouldn't let us run our card again, so we sat and waited and waited and waited some more. We asked our server twice about it. And over two hours later when our food finally arrived our server was a complete dick about it. I have been in this industry for years and am very forgiving of busy times, mistakes and long ticket times but this was by far my worst experience anywhere.

Then when I confronted the server he had an attitude and didn't do anything to compensate us for our two wasted hours on a saturday night. He let me know that "we don't do that at the lowbrow"

I manage a restaurant currently and if a customer came in and received this kind of (or lack of ) service they would receive some kind of compensation at the very least.

Then to make the whole night better, when we finally were leaving, the incompetent server was smoking outside talking crap about us. Really? Really? Can you still be employed and be such a douche?

I will never ever waste a dime of my money on such a ridiculous establishment and I encourage you to do the same

Bottom line: You would get better service (and food) at a food bank.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Having been in bars since I was 16 I have experience to know. These people have attitude beyond the typical dive bar patrons attitude. It really seems to be the attitude of deeply disappointed ands sad people. With all the bars being run by decent people in the neighborhood, give someone more worthy your money.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Terrible bar – The bar is awful. Stay away. Service is bad, the dish ware including glasses are dirty, bartenders are complete jerks, the list goes on. I will NEVER go back to Low Brow.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Always my last stop – Drinks are expensive for a "dive bar" but us girls always love to go after we are already wasted.

Mini corn dogs french fries and a bucket of ranch. my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Dont stay for too long or you may get lung cancer. Love the decor as well.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

No more.... – Third strike?. You are out!

So, I can remember the day when the Low Brow Lounge was ?Keeping the Pearl Real?, after tonight I have had it. No kidding, over the past month (3 times) I have been treated not so good (I guees the word I am looking for is poo) there and will never go back. So, I know I have some obnoxious friends, but after a evening where most of us have been greeting a crowd in a non drinking environment (first Thursday), we (being 6 peep?s) where yelled at by a female owner for questioning if something (of all things food) had actually been delivered/charged to us. I feel bad for the servers because it was obviously under staffed. My question is why take it off on patrons that have supported your business since the time you broke away from the ?brothers??

At first my friends where harassed by her, but when I tried to pull her aside and ask her then explain the issue at hand, she at first said that some of us could stay but then changed her mind mid sentence and proceeded to kick the rest of us out.

So, I guess if you question your bill, you are automatically kicked out of the Brow.

Again I must stress that the staff at the ?Brow? was nothing but courteous, but this lady was a total?.ya, I will leave that up to you. Warning? question your bill and you will get kicked out of the Low Brow!

Wow? I have been in pdx for 11 years and have never been treated the way I was treated tonight. I actually felt like I was in the Pearl and not Portland. In all honesty I hope that something changes and you (yes, you Low Brow) become what you used to be.

I calling you out Low Brow Lounge! If Its one of those things where you would like to cater to those people in the pearl then please let the rest of us know? I am sure that there is a bar on the other side of 405 that would appreciate the business?.

Let Portland know? are you really catering to us, or just you rich neighbors?

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Psycho owner – Don't stand outside for a cab or the owner will yell at you. Not kidding! Apparently more concerned with the loft purchasers across the street than his own patrons. We moved down the block and he yelled again?! Who does that? To a handful of 30 something females-- cause we were so out of hand? Hardly. It was odd and scary.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

the truth – the bar is solid, as is the fare. the crowd is fine as well. the smoke, well welcome to a dive bar people, that's how it works. but the attitude from the bar staff is what kills this place and if you don't notice the angry outbursts over . . . who knows, then you're either too loaded or just oblivious. the staff at the bar are class A Norris Division fcuk sticks. don't try to argue and don't over tip- why the hell would you? besides that, have a great time and enjoy the High Life in a bottle!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Stylish Dive Done Right – Casual in a non casual area. Drinks were good enough for me. Tatertots tasty and cheap. I'll be back. Nuff said.

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