Penguin Pub8117 SE 17th Ave Portland, OR 97202 Southeast Portland
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Around since the late '30s, very cute, cabin-like, penguin-paraphernalia strewn hole in the wall is a gem. 2 for $1 Jello shots at all times. Ask the bartender to find out how you, too, may become "Customer of the Day."
Jello shots for $1
Tue/Sat packs 'em in for .75 tacos (veggie or meaty).
Karaoke - Fri/Sat, 9pm - 2:30am
Penguin Pub's Happy Hours
|Monday||4pm-6pm $2 doms/drafts, $2.75 well 4pm-6pm|
|Tuesday||No happy hour info available.|
|Wednesday||4pm-6pm $2 doms/drafts, $2.75 well 4pm-6pm|
|Thursday||4pm-6pm $2 doms/drafts, $2.75 well 4pm-6pm|
|Friday||4pm-6pm $2 doms/drafts, $2.75 well 4pm-6pm|
|Saturday||No happy hour info available.|
|Sunday||1:30pm-3:30pm $2 doms/drafts, $2.75 well 1:30-3:30pm|
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really nice reubens. pretty nice beer selection. tacos are excellent also. fun crowd. small as hell to be sure. er... is hell supposed to be tiny? neat place though, very nice food.
Wonderful dollar tacos Tuesday and Saturday I run the karaoke Fridays and Saturdays and we always have fun friendly staff I don't even drink and I love going to the penguin
Coming in from the rain and cold The Penquin Pub offered a warm a cozy place to drink beer and watch football. Our bartender, Penny was the best ever. Hi Penny. Will go back next time Im in Oregon, Monica from Wimberley, Texas
i have lived 10 blocks from the penguin for three years now and i consider it my one and only neighborhood bar. it's filled with great local flavor and is a tamer version of a small-town dive. if you want someplace that smells nice and has folks who like expensive drinks, then you should go elsewhere cuz the penguin's too cool for you.
Why does this bar stink so much like the taco bell shits? After a 7-layer burrito and a fiesta gordita. would be a pretty "cool" bar if you were in the middle of nowhere and had Asperger's syndrome, but you don't. Do yourself a favor, go somewhere cooler than this...like maybe Claudia's...or the A-Crop.
place sux. plain an simple. If you're in a place like Portland, with a plethora of options...go someplace else.
Friendly and comfortable for a relaxing afternoon. Friendly bartenders. Fantastic Tacos.
If your a penguin lover this a good start for you on an adventure. The Reuben was absolutely wonderful. Will recommend every time.
I love this place, cheap beer, Coldest PBR in town. I love karaoke nights.
The Pengo is the S***
The Penguin Pub, Sellwood
This is the bar that you pass by frequently, sparing a glance at the slight decor, but never actually offered patronage. Part of the parking lot is now a defunct Goodwill donation center, which brings its own appeal.
Going in, I expected a large penguin shrine, perhaps with a convenient altar to which alcoholic offerings could be made. Alas, this was not the case. But what makes up for this ill-advised expectation are the 75 cent tacos offered every Saturday night. Hell, it's better and cheaper than taco bell.
And the drinks are solid and cheap. I'm a no-fuss girl, and I enjoy a potent vodka cranberry. There had been a previous occasion where I had ordered said drink at some restaurant, and they charged me a gruesome 7.50. There's something to be said for simplicity, especially when it produces a 3.75 tab.
The attractive barkeep was pleasant, chatting it up with some of the local patrons who inhaled their beer and tacos like they were going out of style. And yes, behind the bar, there was a small homage to the flightless water fowl, but I thought it rather humble. A majestic experience.
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