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3100 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR | Directions 9721245.530908 -122.632453
Mon- Fri 10:00am 2:00pm
Sat 2:00 pm- 2:00 am
Sun 2:00 pm -12 am
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Kerns
Whether comedy shows, patios, art openings, rap, metal, trivia, or just straight booze is your thing, you'll find it here.
New ownership and full renovation! The live music venue is still a great place for live music. The food and facility are now worlds better.
keep your expectations low – This is a rock club. Don't come here for the food (totinos and tater tots), don't come here expecting great service, don't come here hoping to find the "next big thing". You come here to listen to good bands. The sound is really good here, and there are some pretty amazing shows. I was just here to see Pierced Arrows, and they were rediculously good. Fast service, stiff drinks, and a pretty good jukebox. Oh, and don't worry about all the smoking "loosers" now, they'll all be out on the lovely patio.
Avoid at All Times – The owners of the Tonic must be Neanderthals, still knuckle-walking around in their cave, because they still allow smoking in their venue. That is sooo 1940s! Someone please tell them that WW2 ended more than 60 years ago, and nobody with a functioning brain wants to breathe that road-tar anymore. Give the loosers at the Tonic a pass.
Five months from now, it will be illegal to smoke within any public venue in Portland. The people who own the Tonic Lounge just like to be behind the curve, I guess. They should see if Wayne Newton is still available to perform for them at the Tonic Lounge.
good live music room, ripoff jukebox bar – I was in the bar room with friends getting wasted. i asked the barkeep if they can play CDs, he said no. later they did in fact turn off the juke box and play other recorded music. coincidentally i had already programmed a bunch of songs into the juke and therefore lost my $ :-(
some drink prices are outdated, they could use a price drop considering the glass is mostly ice.
bar is not recommended, go there for live shows only.
The Northeast side's undisputed king of live clubs. – In Short
There are two sides to this hot spot: one dark and cavernous, featuring live music; the other cushy, lounge-y and quiet. Young adults chat each other up in the lounge area, while the stage area is packed with people bobbing to the beat supplied by DJs or live bands. Many of P-town's bigger alt-rock favorites circulate through here, but new discoveries await also. Live sets are mostly on weekends with DJ nights during the week.
Eh – Used to hangout here often -- it has become too expensive when judging it's location, and lack of consistently good bands in the past year or so. In a poor spot in NE portland so you will not find much else around (except a porn shop or two). The service is really good however. You can often find an eclectic music lineup on any given week. Night to night - it's a toss-up.
Fun and Loud. – My sister and I went there as one of the stops for her 21st birthday. It was a Wednesday so great Reggae was playing non-stop. The drinks were pretty good, the atmosphere was cool, but if you're looking for conversation it's not the place for you as the music is extremely loud. If you're just there for music, drinks, a little dancing, and some pool playing--it is a great place for that as well as experiencing some of the different kinds of music Portland has to offer.
where is anyone??? – Sorry, I'm going to make this short and sweet... Having gone to some great hang out bars in P-Town, this is definitely not one of them. The service was fine but something from the place smelled foul, and we had to say enough is enough. I've always dropped by every so often for a drink with the friends but recently have noticed that its just been getting worse, the drinks, the crowd, the draw... Believe me save your money, and hop on to your next stop.
Nippin' Out – We went to see a friend's band play.
It was rainy, windy, and in the 50's outside.
It was so COLD inside the "club" part.
I was there until 2 when they closed and it never warmed up.
There were close to 100 people in there so it wasn't for lack of body heat.
Some of the band members wore their coats on stage!!!!
DJ MattBastard ROCKS – If you are going out on a Monday, you must hit the Tonic Lounge for their S.I.N. (service industry night). All are welcome for great drinks, service, food, and enjoy rock phenomenon-DJ Matt Bastard. Non-stop rock, requests are welcome. I left with a smile. A good time was had by all.
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