The Slammer500 SE 8th Ave Portland, OR 97214 Southeast Portland
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BarFly's Review of The Slammer
One of Portland's oldest bars, the former speakeasy and cop hangout - move along, fratboys, the name's nothing to do with tequila - had settled gently into an old man's crumbling dive until an early-aughts revitalization. Nothing too dramatic, taco nights are still most popular, and The Slammer remains one of the "friendliest bars in the world," as declared in the very first issue of BarFly Magazine, way back in '99.
Its proximity to the county's elections HQ, and the ebullient owner, Lizzie's, genial proclivity for political theater, makes it a good place to catch debates and watch returns in election years.
Holiday Season: The Slammer is the Peacock Lane of the bar industry - the Xmas light display is not to be missed. Boozing and altruism go hand in hand - bring an new unwrapped toy for the toy drive, some cash for Adopt-a-Family, and a myriad of other charitable events.
7x TVs with NFL, MLB, and soccer packages. 1x pinball (AC/DC!), 1x Big Buck, 1x Skee-Ball, an oddball 4-way table-top PacMan, and a rarely seen stand-up Baby PacMan!
$2.50 well, $2 select domestic beer, 4pm-6pm, Monday-Thursday, 4pm-7pm Friday.
Sunday: SIN ($3 cocktails, $1 off call and pitchers, with OLCC/Food Handler's, 12am-2am).
Wednesday: 3 beef tacos/$2 (with two drink minimum; 5pm til gone!).
Open 3pm-2:30am, every day.
NFL Sunday Football: Open at 10am on Sundays (with $7.25 build-your-own Bloody Mary specials!) with full NFL Package (as of 9/13/15).
The Slammer's Hours of Operation
|Monday||3:00pm to 2:30am|
|Tuesday||3:00pm to 2:30am|
|Wednesday||3:00pm to 2:30am|
|Thursday||3:00pm to 2:30am|
|Friday||3:00pm to 2:30am|
|Saturday||3:00pm to 2:30am|
|Sunday||10:00am to 2:30am|
The Slammer's Happy Hours
|Monday||4pm-6pm $2.50 well, $2 select domestic beer, 4pm-6pm, Monday-Thursday.|
|Tuesday||4pm-6pm $2.50 well, $2 select domestic beer, 4pm-6pm, Monday-Thursday.|
|Wednesday||4pm-6pm $2.50 well, $2 select domestic beer, 4pm-6pm, Monday-Thursday.|
|Thursday||4pm-6pm $2.50 well, $2 select domestic beer, 4pm-6pm, Monday-Thursday.|
|Friday||4pm-7pm $2.50 well, $2 select domestic beer, 4pm-6pm, Monday-Thursday, 4pm-7pm Friday.|
|Saturday||No happy hour info available.|
|Sunday||No happy hour info available.|
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I happily found this place while biking and consider it my 3rd favorite bar (after Sandy Hut and Plan B). I'm sad that the Molson is no longer on tap but easily consoled by the ever present PBR and welcoming staff. Owner, Lizzie, was a joy to meet and the patrons are friendly and entertaining.
I have been to the Slammer quite a few times and like the staff and, for the most part, the vibe. I stopped in for a quick one the other night and paid $8 for a shot of Hornito's (in a standard shot glass)and a beer back. Really? Needless to say, I won't be back anytime soon because, quite frankly, I can't afford it!
I found that strange. I went in on a mid-afternoon on a weekday. There was radio-style Country music playing. Like Tim McGraw and that one American Ass-Kickin guy. The owner was hanging out and she was friendly. She thought I was lost, but I just needed an outlet. They have WiFi, but I don't think many people take advantage of it. They have a pretty poor selection of beer, but this is not the kind of place to go if you want to be picky, anyway.
Overall- nice blue-collar type folk working and drinking there. Strange that the place isn't swamped with hipsters, but maybe that was entirely due to the time of day I went in.
you must get a beer at the Slammer after the shamrock run and party with the "Shamrockers"! They run all morning at shamrock run with ghetto blasters then drink all day at Lizzie's Slammer Tavern creating havoc in the name of David Lee Roth, Metallica, Ozzy and any butt rock band you can think of! Shamrockers love Lizzie!!
I used to be a Slammer regular, due mainly to trivia night, but also it's proximity to my bike route home. I don't miss the smoke so much, but the Slammer is the only place in town where I have made a conscious decision to run from the boys' to the girls' bathroom in naught but my skivvies. My favorite story, though, might be the night I met a girl, bought her a few drinks, watched her fall off her barstool and shout "Take me home!" at the top of her lungs, and complied.
had a few drinks here with friends. nice place. BT and locals were friendly even though i was slightly obnoxious
Glad to see you doing so well!! Miss all the good times we had!
Did Dale ever find his coffee cup? Check the freezer!!!!! (thaw before removing popcorn and utensils)
Lizzie's the best! Anna and Michelle kick ass! The price is right! What's not to love about the Slammer? If you're lucky they'll even let YOU switch out a blown keg. Awesome...
Sign said "possibly the friendliest bar in the world". We figured that would be a good sign. The four of us drank like fiends, and in a true measure of the Slammer's charm, my normally prudish wife downed twice as much wine as she ever does and ended up passed out at home. Good, good, good times.
Are you kidding me, Why is this such a subject? This bar rocks!! Everyone is welcome, and every server there will treat you like you are the one and only!!! I love you Lizzie- Amanda
The Slammer's doing music regularly now... up on the roof!!! Check it out, last Saturday of every month. The Sept. 29th show rocked.
The Slammer is now open on SAT! 10:30 am to at least 1AM. Come in for cheap awesome bloody mary bar! It looks like we may strt havin' music on the last SAT of the month.
So, evidently I won the deed to the Slammer in a trivia contest, but I was so shitfaced I must have left it there since I'm not seeing a dime of profit. That's ok, Lizzy would have tracked me down and put the kibosh on me if I had kept it. I think taking her Ginsu knives was reward enough.
Thanks for the kind words 'bout my pub quiz, Red, whomever you may be . . .
I get a kick out of the owner, too. Lizzy's cranky charm is definitely a selling point for The Slammer.
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