C-Bar2880 SE Gladstone St. Portland, OR 97202 Southeast Portland
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There is apparently a front section of C-Bar where people sit and talk and make friends and such. It looks quite nice. When we find ourselves on that part of Gladstone that's hard to get to on the bus, it's usually to sate our pinball desires in the rear gameroom, which makes a damn fine showing with 10 machines. 10, I say!
Love this place.
C-Bar's Happy Hours
|Monday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1 PBR, $2.75, $3.75 4:30-6:30, then 9:30-11|
|Tuesday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1 PBR, $2.75, $3.75 4:30-6:30, then 9:30-11|
|Wednesday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1 PBR, $2.75, $3.75 4:30-6:30, then 9:30-11|
|Thursday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1 PBR, $2.75, $3.75 4:30-6:30, then 9:30-11|
|Friday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1 PBR, $2.75, $3.75 4:30-6:30, then 9:30-11|
|Saturday||4:30pm-2am $1 PBR, $2.75, $3.75 4:30-6:30, then 9:30-late|
|Sunday||4:30pm-2:30am $1 PBR, $2.75, $3.75 all day|
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Have been going here for about 2 years. Tonight was my first really really bad night. Our waitress forgot to put our food in so after an hour we finally asked. No food. About five minutes later we saw her drinking sips out of four different beer glasses for her customers to figure out what beer was what. Yes, off the rim...no straw. The real problem was that when we saw the manager and told him he said that she was just sniffing it to find out what one was what and then gave her some straws. I am NOT on LSD or drugs. I know what I saw and that is really that. From one customer to another that was way not cool. Its sad.
So this is my first time reviewing, and or entering a complaint on an establishment. I had some friends coming into to town this past Sunday, 04/08/12. We left my fav bar in town, Slowbar, so I could show them this great bar around the corner from my place that had pinball. I started going to C-Bar in boycott towards the Gladstone Pub, another bar that only caters to the Reed College Improv crowd and their bartender decided to charge me and a friend for food when we never received it... Ugh, nonetheless, I started going to C-Bar hoping it would be the new spot I could take people to in the neighborhood. Anyways, this particular night a young woman behind the bar decided that we were "too drunk" even though no one in our party acted in anyway surly or ornery towards her. I have been to this place several times in way worse shape than this particular evening and I actually tipped the girl well for the first set of drinks she let us have. The second round my friend from out of town tried to get she denied him, politely, but denied nonetheless. It was a bit embarrassing to say the least but besides that, this place regularly does not have nearly half of the ingredients to make most of the cocktails on their menu (this has happened several times). It is a shame that I have yet to find a decent bar in the Gladstone/Creston Park area that doesn't have certain staff members who have some personal agenda towards its patrons. I will not return. I feel bad because I don't normally care for the usual criticisms by people on here but I gave this place several chances, hoping for it to be friendly enough but I was wrong and I just figured I would put it out there.
I order a drink, a man offers to pay for it, I refuse. I fervently try to pay, waving a $20 in the bartender's face, the bartender gives me two options: either I can let the man pay for my drink, or the bartender will accept my money and promptly kick me out because of his "right to refuse service to anyone". Um, sorry, no. You don't have the right to discriminate by gender. Management was apathetic.
It had been a spell since my last visit to C bar. The place has completely changed for the better. There is a new chef who has gotten out of the common bar food rut and introduced some tasty new options At least 80-90 percent is made in house and there is no deep fryer so healthier yet delicious offerings are available. I had the SE sampler(mac&cheese, collard greens, and pork&beans). The fall salad was also a hit w/ its candied nuts, julienned pear and a fig vinnagrette. Like I said, The chef makes this stuff in house! I will be coming back for more,, especially during their late happy hour. $2 off food and $1 off wells and drafts.
I just went last night for the first time and I enjoyed myself. It classy, with nice seating, good ambience, and art. And I really like the fact that there is a smoking section thats pretty much a game room. Lots of pinball!
There are better bars on Gladstone. C just feels too pretentious (maybe it's the red lighting scheme) and not a place where you can comfortably drink. If you're on a Gladstone pub crawl, do not start or end here. Pop in for one drink, then be on your way.
I have been to a lot of bars in Portland, but I have never been in a bar that just makes you feel that your business is not appreciated or even wanted. I live with in 5 blocks of this place for about three years and could have been a repeat customer, but for how slow this place is the service is terrible. There is two other people in this place can I get some service or are you to bussy texting your friends to get us some beers. I've gone there four times in the past three years Every time I go I say may bee I judged them to quickly but no its the same thing rude stuck up bartenders in an empty bar.
They just changed this bar around, hired new staff, and added some new stuff to the menu. The music is still good, interesting and not too snooty, the food is cheap, plentiful, and pleasantly melty, and the new staff are all really nice. Additionally, they have hired an attractive male to work there, so everybody wins. This has been my neighborhood bar for years, and it just keeps getting better. It's a good place for friends, a date, and eventually to play shuffleboard (once they add the games room).
The C bar is a great bar to just relax and sip on some finely mixed beverages. The bartenders are great and really know how to make good tasting drinks. If you are looking for fast service this place probably won't have that, nor will you find over poured drinks that are pure alcohol. Being the alcoholic I am, I enjoy sitting around this bar in the afternoon and sipping and reading. When it gets a little later and I feel the need to get wasted, I usually motivate towards the bars that pour "Sewickly style" drinks. I find all the bartenders here to be wonderful and friendly, but like I said it is a slow, mellow place. It has a great private patio out back, a great sushi bar next door, rotating microbrews on tap, non smoking (inside) and newly installed AC this past summer. The C bar is on my list.
service service service. What is with this town and a complete disregard for the customer. I don't get it. This place clearly puts the customer last. Beer selection is ok, food was ok too, though they seemed really annoyed by the fact that I ordered food. Good thing they have Yoko's going for them.
I come here all the time, and I like how quiet and laid back it is. The music is good, and never too loud or too hip: sometimes old-timey, sometimes dub. There's a nice mix. I've never had any problems with the wait staff, even when all I order is an Izze. Service is a little slow, but there are fewer obnoxious people here than any other bar I've been to.
Six of us walked in, and after one drink, six of us walked out. The bar bitch was a nasty skank. She snapped at me for interrupting her conversation with some dude at the bar, after I had waited for 10 minutes for her to notice me, and I was being nice about it. There were only three guys in the whole bar other than us, I mean come on. This place so wishes it was hot , but it's just NOT. "Wanna be' bar.
Everything about this place is pretty cool but seriously the main draw is the two hot big titty blonde bitches that work in the kitchen and serve food. They keep me cumming back every time.
They started serving booze this year (wish they had ages ago.) No more TV dinners, but panini and a few other menu items. Haven't seen a smokin' hot chick BT in a long while, the stereo used to be acid jazz/downtempo/DJ mixes--now it's more indie rock, and I don't think they have any more live music or DJs (good and bad, as there were some awful acts at times.) Décor is more late '60s Euro Mod (like the movie CQ) than Ikea. Nice small patio and roll-up front are great in nice weather. A major expansion is underway, so there will be a full kitchen when finished late Summer '06.
We love this bar! The groove is very mellow and the staff rocks. Non-smoking environment and live music is a major plus., though living four minutes (by foot) from C-Bar is a bit dangerous!
this place totally rocks the house, super good brew, tons of great booze and the bar keeps are like family. over all i love this place.
This place had a great jazz band on Wednesday nights. What happened? They were definitely the best aspect of CBar. Doubt whether I will go back. Where did the Hank Hirsh Quintet go? Bad move C Bar!
Wednesday nights have never been this sweet. Kick back enjoy a cold beer and listen to the live music. This band is great to listen to and equally as good to look at.
by: your biggest fan
I really liked this place...the bartender chicks are smokin hot and there was some great live jazz going on a Wednesday night. Also the best IPA in town (laurelwood) on tap
I stopped in on a Wed. night and caught the Hank Hirsh quintet in there. this is a very swinging band i felt like i was on 52nd street in the 1950's. The decor is also reminiscient of the period. The drinks are good, the staff was pleasant the smoke-free environment was what it should be. The owner has big plans to expand the place into the large space next door and work has already begun. At this point jazz is being booked in there on Wednesdays only with the Hirsh group holding court. When word gets out other bands will be clammering to get in. Enjoy it for now. This is Portland's best kept jazz secret. See you there on a Wednesday.
Great beer, friendly service. I like the outdoor seating. When I've been sitting inside it's been really dark. They serve real TV dinners, jus' like mama used to make. They have a bunch of games including "Operation" and, I believe, an old Pac-Man videogame.
It's got decorations! and drinks and stuff, and it's close to my Capoeira academy so that's nice.
What a great place to chill at and then go next door for kick ass sushi.The best seats in the house are two red velvet chairs tucked back in the corner for two.Non-smoking is the best and hopefully becomes a trend with the rest. Thank you C Bar
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