Sloan's Tavern36 N Russell St Portland, OR 97227 North Portland
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The absolute cutest bar in North Portland, by far! A retro-lover's paradise - everything is vintage, down to the 50s diner coffee-maker.
A former greasy spoon, this spot cleaned up into a perfect date destination with its deep booths, and fantastic mirrored ceiling. Command the bar in the really fun swiveling captain's chairs! Beautiful wall hangings, combined with kitschy relics of bars past - it's like the ultimate estate sale you hope desperately to stumble upon (though, sadly, everything is NFS).
Even with all this thrift gold, the bar remains clean and adorable, never tacky. Don't care about ambiance? They offer a gorgeous retro pool table, too.
Still don't care? Take a look at that jukebox. No one under the age of 75 has ever had the pleasure of playing records on a such a thing of beauty (an animatronic band "plays" your selections - a choice assortment, natch).
Though this is a certified girl bar, they warmly accept outsiders.
TV x 3 (including 2 big screens), pool x 1.
Occasional DJ dance parties, Friday and Saturday nights.
$3 well, $3.50 micro, 4-6pm, Monday-Saturday.
Sloan's Tavern's Happy Hours
|Monday||4pm-6pm $3 well, $3.50 micro, 4-6pm, Monday-Saturday.|
|Tuesday||4pm-6pm $3 well, $3.50 micro, 4-6pm, Monday-Saturday.|
|Wednesday||4pm-6pm $3 well, $3.50 micro, 4-6pm, Monday-Saturday.|
|Thursday||4pm-6pm $3 well, $3.50 micro, 4-6pm, Monday-Saturday.|
|Friday||4pm-6pm $3 well, $3.50 micro, 4-6pm, Monday-Saturday.|
|Saturday||No happy hour info available.|
|Sunday||No happy hour info available.|
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Sloan's is so good that I hate to share. Whenever I have out-of-town guests I take them there, and frankly I drag all of my local pals, too. It looks like a cross between the Regal Beagle and your grandmother's living room, circa 1977. All that's missing are the glass grapes. Seriously, the kitschy wall hangings alone are enough to bring me back again and again. They only serve beer and wine "on tap" (avoid the wine, unless you like your Almaden with bubbles), they allow smoking (hooray for freedom of choice!) and the bartendress is incredibly friendly and always remembers what you're drinkin. They have the world's worst selection on the jukebox, but it's free, and what the heck, they do have "I Love a Rainy Night" and the entire Huey Lewis "Sports" album, + Zeppelin, so maybe it's not that bad... Anyhoo, this is a place that attracts regulars; it's comforting, neighborhoody and a hidden gem. I pray it doesn't fall prey to the Beaverton-bred douchebaggery that's slowly invading my neighborhood, mostly courtesy of Vendetta (though the owners are nice, the clientele, not so much.) Sigh.
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