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roguedenise
Portland, OR65 contributions
Jan 2020
Love the atmosphere. Quite little music bar, decent menu but the waitress was the worse. First people there for the evening and took 20 minutes for her to even ask us about drinks. Acted annoyed with everyone the whole night. Extremely rude.
Written 21 January 2020
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_hianga_cyrild
Sao Paulo, SP9 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The server was tall, skinny and white with glasses. He greeted my friend asking how much drinks he had, in a rude manner. I had just got off from work and wanted a bite and drink before bed. We ordered food off happy hour, he charged full price. No apology! I’m a mixologist and I’ve worked all over the world and I’ve never been treated this way. I will never be back.
Written 5 May 2019
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Victoria_Ess
Toronto, Canada25 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Loved the vibe at this bar that's located below Zeus' cafe. Food and drinks were great, live music was fabulous, crowd was friendly -- all the elements of great night out.
Written 7 April 2019
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RSNN
Portland, OR6,303 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
I walked into the Ringler's Annex on the west end of the Crystal Hotel, that weird pointed end of the triangular shaped building. Walked around the small bar and down the steps that bring you down into Al's Den.

Today was the 105th Birthday of the Crystal Ballroom and they were having a Free-For-Al there and at the various Mcmenamins places near it. At Al'd Den they had Todd Clouser playing. So I ordered a pint of Terminator stout and enjoyed the live music. I love the underground bar feel of this place. So cool. So unique. Such a great place to get away from the street and feel you are far far away from it all. Just chilling out.
Written 28 January 2019
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Matt G
89 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Stopped off here for a drink (or three) with a group of friends before the most recent Timbers v. Sounders match, wasn't disappointed. Good vibes, great beer, can't ask for much else.
Written 28 August 2018
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jjmack31
Mount Macedon, Australia77 contributions
May 2018
Enjoyed local live music at the basement venue during our stay in Portland. Great range of beers, local wines and whiskey. Staff and service is excellent. Has a bohemian bar area separate from the music room to enjoy a quiet drink.
Written 17 May 2018
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pott1432
Saint Louis, MO161 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Staying at McMenamins Hotel we ventured into the basement to Al's Den for the live band performing. Al's Den is small but well worth rubbing shoulders with the locals! The band was outstanding, the drinks were cold and the service was very good. We had a hard time checking out but everyone was leaving about the same time, so it was expected. Go early, get a seat and enjoy!! It is a 21 and over because of drinks being served.
Written 14 March 2018
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shewholovestoeat
Portland, OR528 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
How can you go wrong with a free music venue? Shows start early, nice touch.
Small stage in the corner, acoustic style. Wide range of acts. We saw Dan Sheron. Good music. Enjoyed his set.

The bartender was great, we wanted decaf coffee nudges, so he brewed a pot for us. Good drink. Also tried a caesar salad. Big serving, good croutons. We split it.

Wait staff was attentive. Overall a great time.
Written 1 January 2018
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Megan R
New Zealand9 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
Great little underground bar hangout!
Sat at the bar for a few hours and tried lots of different cocktails they had on their menu. The bartender, Anthony, had a warm personality, was welcoming and his ability to work around the bar was impressive.
The whole vibe is nice and the FREE live music was a bonus!
Written 21 October 2017
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Pharvey45
Manlius, NY98 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
My wife and I were in town after moving away 25 years ago and were looking for some music and a bite in downtown.
I found this place on a music scene website and it was perfect. I small venue with free music and some simple food options. We had the pizza and a prawn appetizer. The craft beer was good and people watching was nice! Music was good and it was a nice find. Parking was available in a large garage just a couple blocks away.
Written 23 September 2017
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