Spot 797944 SE Foster Rd Portland, OR 97206 Southeast Portland
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Fab old lounge serves 'em strong to a loyal crowd of mature regulars - thirtysomethings are youngsters here
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The happy hour menu is the best you are going to find in Portland! Super Cheap eats, great selection on Happy hour menu and its all FRESH! ( Best service too- just ask for Mable ) On Friday and Saturday nights there is also Karaoke and I tell you what- it ROCKS!
Love this place -- it's close, it's cheap, it's got good food and strong drinks, and the decor is deep-red dive-bar swank circa 1967.
The big downside is that the clientele probably started drinking back in 1967. While the average age has been trending slowly down in the past year or so it's not exactly a Bastion of Youth. I was born in '71 so I'm catching up to the crowd, but still, you may feel a bit out of your element.
The minor downside is that the service is hit-or-miss; they can be really attentive or amazingly absent depending on... well, not sure exactly. Circadian rhythms? Sunspots? Who can say?
Quibbles aside, they've got a great menu, both for Happy Hour and otherwise. (The occasional Asian food offering is a nice touch.) There are plenty of TVs for your sports-viewing pleasure. Plenty of parking in the back. Give it a try.
It's open again! The chef is great! They serve the best $25 Prime Rib you ever got for just $15! The drinks are strong and the well vodka doesn't taste like grass! They gave me a free LED tumbler just for showing up! Seriously, this is diner food done the way they used to do diner food. The chicken satay was perfectly tender, and that NEVER happens! This chef respects the meat! And when the waiter turned her back, I drank the rest of my au jus. Oh, they have karaoke again to, but I don't let that scare me off.
I used to go for the stong drinks, loose women and drag queen okies, but now its just a ship ready to sink. They close at midnight on fridays and saturdays. What joint do you know like this closes that early. My friend and I used to close the bitch down not we've left to find yet another place to hang.
Fuck this place. But it appears the new owners are doing this to the Spot and fucking it right into the ground. The new queerer lighting in the main floor is enough to keep the hippy queers away but now these fuckers close at MIDNIGHT on a FRI and SAT. Yes ON A FUCKIN FRI and SAT. What bar closes that early. Sure they serve food but for fucks sake talk about shitting all over the regulars. I used to go for the loose women, strong drinks and the drag queen sing alongs but now since they got rid of all of the above, this joint will sink faster than Natalie Holloways corpse. Va Fongul Spot 79.
The kids karaoke on Sunday's was AWESOME!! Is this still going on now that it has re-opened??
Just a heads up to let you know that Spot 79 Bar & Grill reopens today, Monday 4/12/10.
Stop and check us out.
John Shackleford General Manager
great fun and there is definatly a show, if it isnt from de-aan its from the crowd, or both.. thursday is ladies night with cheeper drinks for the ladies. fun for those with open minds and like entertainment
Wow I love it Something totally Different. Regular Karaoke on Thursday nights, But Fridays and Saturdays Wow Dancing, Comedy, Impersonations, Karaoke. With a fantastic Host De-aan, who even has some amazing music videos that she throws in. I would say the Warmest sound system I have ever herd (lots of places sound like a tin can) The night I was there De-aan brought in Special guests (Fire Dancers) that were Amazing. And all this with NO COVER Charge.. I had a fantastic time!
I agree with Amy its a good nite but everyone needs showered before bed you smell like cigs so bad. Get a better ventilation system and business would boom and you might need to get a 2nd girl.
I can't believe no one is raving about the kids karaoke at this spot. Even though its a bar and you leave smelling like a pack of cigs it's super fun for the kids - super cheap fun that is!
Overall Rating of Spot 79
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