Oscar's Place400 NE 112TH Ave Vancouver, WA 98684 Vancouver, WA
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We decided to try Oscar's for karaoke tonight and boy were we disappointed. When we arrived it was well after nine o'clock which was when Karaoke was supposed to start. We sat ourselves in the most torn up chairs we have ever seen in the lounge area and were greeted by our server who asked us what we wanted to drink. My wife asked about the after 9 drink specials and was told that the only specials were The Mr Oscar and The Mrs Oscar which are root beer spritzers. I saw a sign for Red Stripe and ordered one and received the dull stare of a dairy cow and a "I don't know if we have that" REALLY? Do you NOT know what beers you have? When the server came back with two diet cokes and my Red Stripe we were given some great news. The only food they have on possibly the busiest night of the week is what comes out of the deep fryer. Karaoke kind of lurched along as if it was an unplanned event. The sound system is horrible with the music drowning the really bad microphones that appeared to be cutting in and out. We finally got an order in for food which was an appetizer platter and some clam strips. We found a hair in one of the fried mushrooms and the onion rings were cold before they hit the table which brings the temperature of their deep fryer in to question. We were able to get our song choices up to the DJ and all was well...... UNTIL it came time to put in our songs for the next go round. I understand giving everybody a chance to sing and all that BUT it seemed as though the DJ was a bit lackadaisical about rotation. It seemed as though she was reading our minds because she came over to our table and yelled at us "If you don't like my karaoke you can just leave" and then stormed off for a while. We looked at each other in disbelief as if we just witnessed a a mental break down. When my wife went up to the booth to ask her what her issue was ,she apologized saying she had thought she heard us yelling at her because our names hadn't been called in a while. This was completely unprofessional!! Even if we had been complaining,confronting a customer in the manner in which she did is neither appropriate or professional. Then after she half- heartedly apologized she explained that she was doing the best she could. Let's be clear. If this was her best she should not be a KJ. Multiple bouts of dead air or several minutes of really loud Gangsta Rap between singers is just wrong. Needless to say we will not be returning.
Absolutely the worse place I've ever been. The owner thinks that he has to power trip, but even when he power trips his grease ball attitude and unprofessional customer service is clear. Its really quite a site to see a business owner cuss and yell at his own patrons. I can't wait for this dive to close. Its only a matter of time.
I had been to this bar many times in the past. Although it was never on point with security as far as the president goes, it had always been any other typical bar in terms of safety.
Tonight was my first time in there in about 5 years. After hearing the many negative reviews about the new owner, I honestly assumed the best and assumed the negative reviews had to have been attributed to the transition of ownership.
I showed up to the bar at about 11pm for a few drinks after a long day at work. After one beer, I had noticed a sign that said on Friday and Saturday nights, they had Jello shots. I personally love Jello shots. I asked the bar tender about them and she said that they come out every hour.
After an hour and fifteen minutes, I asked about the Jello shots again. The bartender seemed annoyed that I was asking and told me that they may be out of them and that she would check on it. After another 30 minutes, I asked again and she said that she didn't know if they had them or not. Now if you had ever been to Oscars, you would know that the bar and the kitchen share a wall with each other, so the question of Jello shots is a simple one. After several inquires and a plea for an explanation, the bartender finally said that she will not have Jello shots that night. I was totally fine with that, but I wish she would have stated that fact when she knew 1.5 hours before than dragging me along as she did. In addition, she was extremely rude during the whole process, and this is coming from someone who spent 7 years as a server and bartender.
As I walked outside to leave, the owner was out there. I literally, walked up to him and said politely, " I had the worst service at a bar tonight as I have ever had." Before even asking why, he touched me and demanded that I leave. His goons were outside with other people and quickly came there to watch. I told him that I was trying to politely tell him that I had a bad experience and that I wanted him to know. He was incredibly hostile and would not take the customer input. As he walked inside, I climbed in my car an left.
Long story short is that this restaurant/bar has an owner that obviously has zero experience and thinks that being a total jerk will help his business.
Owner*** --- If you read this, please pull your head out of your below, take this to heart, and start listening to your customer concerns as they come in. Just because you have grease slicked hair and a pile of underpaid goons does not mean that you are a special person.
The words on this bar’s billboard should be “It’s Good to be King”! If you want to be treated with total disrespect not only as a customer but as a woman PLEASE open the door to Oscar’s! This owner did not go to the College of Hospitality but decided to “Buy” his own Domain. Evidently he has not only no life; but because of the size of his small genitals he has to hire not one but four big bad bouncers to enforce his total disrespect for his customers. Not only disrespect and rudeness list at the top of his menu, but total prejudice and dishonesty slap you right in the face. So if you ride a bike and wear leather, are under 25 and wear a hoody , or your hair is past your collar; if your skin is a bit dark or not the same as his…you will definitely be treated rudely and asked to leave by the owner, whom we shall hence forth refer to as “The Bully King” and his thugs. This is of course after you pay dearly for bad service and nasty tasting drinks. Don’t look for this “Kingdom” to be open much longer…pretty soon he will alienate his handful of regulars and will go broke. At least we all hope so anyway. However, you never know where he gets the cash to operate like a Mafioso and keep the place going; since most of his cliental he throws out if he doesn’t like the way you look or the race you are born from. This establishment is one never to frequent, reminds me of someone that may support having meetings with secret organizations of an anti democratic nature. This owner believes in bias not only in who he serves but he acts as a judge when he lays eyes on you; judging a human being by their color and how they dress. So unless you want a heaping portion of degradation served up and a heavy pour of narcissistic anarchy…don’t even drive in the parking lot and consider going into this establishment. We can only hope that someday the Bully King goes out of business and moves to the East Coast where thugs like him can live “Happy Ever After…”
Oscar's is a great place to go, they have plenty of pool tables, video games, and other things to occupy your mind while drinking. They have a full bar with fantastic bartenders, you'll often see the owner down there and though he comes off kinda rough around the edges hes pretty cool. They have a few big screen TVs for watchin the game. friendly but strict bouncers everynight. Karaoke on wendsday through sunday starting at 9.. I moved up to vancouver and found Oscar's by accident one night and it just became the bar i always go to. The crowd at night is mostly the younger crowd ranging from 21-32. It is a great place if you havent been there you should stop in. The Bartender that is there the most i think her name is lydia, but she'll always give ya a smile, and treats all of her customers great.
Place thinks it has revamped... as the most popular bar in Vancouver for degenerates and fighters, seems to have cleaned up a bit, Still a HUGE menu so when im in a drunk huss cant pick a thing...lol Rickster delivers the good karaoke for what it offers, overall just go there if you dont want to go to a slow bar and want to sign good music, of not go elsewhere!!!
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