If you like going out somewhere a little different, Portland has plenty of places to choose from. If you are a fan of funTiki bars with tropical slushies or quirky horror-themed bars and hardcore liquor, there's something for everyone in the city. From hip and trendy to unique, these are the most interesting and unusual bars in Portland, Oregon.(In no particular order)…
1. Raven's Manor: A cool and mysterious bar that offers unique cocktails
Rabenhausis a supernatural themed cocktail bar in the Old Town.
Try their signature cocktails with reviews like Deadly Tonics, which have the spirits at the forefront of the cocktail, and Eerie Elixirs, which cool you down with more sweetness.
Deadly buffs include Hellfire, The Exorcist, Mad Scientist, and Lingering Shadow. Examples of Eldritch Elixirs are Dr. Raven's Reserve, Pumpkin King, Ectoplasm and Uranium Fizz.
Address:235 SW 1st Ave, Portland, ODER 97204
2. Hey Love - A fun exotic bar with a natural tropical interior and local art.
Buckman DistrictHello Darlingis a bar in the Jupiter NEXT Hotel.
What makes this bar one of the cool and quirky bars in Portland is that the surrounding area is surrounded by greenery, creating a natural feel as you enjoy cocktails and small plates.
Cocktails include La Vida Secreta de las Plantas, La Mula de Loprinzi (Ron Anejo), Spanish-style Gin & Tonic de la Casa and Summers with Genevieve (Tito's Vodka & Fino Sherry).
Tuesday through Friday, try the secret breakfast menu featuring shakes, parfaits, burritos and sandwiches.
Address:920 E Burnside Street, Portland, ODER 97214
3. Teardrop Lounge - A cool and trendy cocktail bar in the heart of Portland's Pearl District
Next time you're in the Pearl District, stop byhall of tearsfor a unique bar experience thanks to the talented on-site mixologists.
Late Check-out, Lima Spirit, Skyrocket, Bamboo Cocktail, Windowsill and others are among the Cocktail Lounge's signature cocktails.
Sample spiced nuts, oysters, canned eggs, chicken skewers, cheese board, shortbread and other small dishes to complete your bar experience.
Address:1015 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
4. Pink Rabbit: a fun themed bar where customers can enjoy their drinks in comfortable blue velvet booths.
the Pearl Quarterrosa HaseIt's upscale with blue velvet booths and Asian-fusion-style small plates.
If you visit their website, they have a special dish on their homepage. On a Wednesday, they introduced sliders on the homepage.
Paloma, Poisoned Prawn, The Economist, Pocket Watch and Bad Santa are some examples of Pink Rabbit's signature cocktails.
Aside from sliders, they also serve kimchi fried rice, pad thai, fried mushrooms, wantan nachos, and more dishes to choose from.
Address:232 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
5. Hale Pele: A lively tiki bar with a lively atmosphere and creative cocktails
the house of the skinis a tiki bar in the Grant Park neighborhood specializing in rum-based cocktails, fancy cocktail syrups, and tiki fare.
There is a wide range of exotic cocktails that you can enjoy and feel like you are in Hawaii. Try the Mai Tai at Trader Vic's, Oakland, 1944, or the Zombie's Punch at Don's Beachcomber, Los Angeles, 1934.
Poke, Hawaiian bread, crab cakes and lumpia are some of the dishes.
Address:2733 NE Broadway, Portland, ODER 97232
6. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and Bar - An innovative arcade bar with traditional video games and pinball machines.
Ground Kontrol Classic game room and barIt's a cool and unusual bar and arcade parked in the old town.
It's a futuristic themed establishment that offers old school games and pinball. Feast on beers and small plates while playing a few rounds of pinball.
Bubble Bubble, Bust-a-Move, Killer Queen, Mario Kart Arcade GP2 and many more games grace the list of old games.
Nachos and Cheese, Chili Bowl, hot dogs like sauerkraut, grilled cheese and BLT are some of the delights at Ground Kontrol.
Address:115 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
7. Bye and Bye - A dimly lit, relaxed but trendy bar where you can enjoy vegan food and a spacious terrace
bye and byeis a hippie bar serving late-night Southern vegan cuisine at its King District location.
Pretzel Knots, BBQ Brussels Bowl, Peanut Broccoli Bowl, Spaghetti, Weeping Tiger Sandwich, and Vegan Chipotle Mac and Cheese (with cashew cheese) are among the many items on the Bye and Bye menu.
The Bye and Bye Signature Cocktail features peach vodka, cranberry juice, soda, lime and peach bourbon in a pitcher.
Address:1011 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
8. Creepy's: A quirky and unique bar where you can enjoy clown puppets and curios.
Hang outIt's one of the really cool and quirky bars in Portland with clown dolls and other eclectic collectibles behind the bar.
Buckman Happy Hour runs daily from 3pm to 6pm. to 6:00 p.m. with food and drinks for $5.
It makes the business connection more personal even if the bar name is Creepy's.
Address:627 SE Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97214
9. The Alibi Tiki Lounge - A trendy karaoke bar with island-style murals and a cozy atmosphere
Tiki-Salon roomis a karaoke bar in the Overlook District. Enjoy tiki murals and tropical cocktails while singing to your heart's content.
Potstickers, Alibi Wings, Coconut Shrimp, Alibi Nachos, Weekender Burger, and Kalua Pork are among the all-you-can-eat options at the Alibi Tiki Lounge.
Between stays, grab a cocktail for after-dinner karaoke, which starts at 9pm. m. Rain Killer, Mai Tai, Hurricane and Shark Attack are among some of the tropical cocktails.
Address:4024 N Interstate Ave, Portland, ODER 97227
10. Bible Club - One of Portland's quirkiest bars with an old-fashioned vibe
Bible SocietyIt takes you back to the 1920's speakeasy with antiques behind the bar, classic cocktails and their small plates at their location in the Sellwood-Moreland District.
Try one of their separate libations in the Old Testament and New Testament classifications to match the biblical name.
Old Testament libations include Rosemary's Ring, Remember Maine, Gypsy Queen, and others. New Testament libations include beverages such as East of Eden, Cup of Joe, and Barn Burner.
Address:6716 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
11. Dig A Pony - A cool, hip and unique bar housed in a converted drug store
southeast of portlandDig a ponyIt is known as "A Home for Many" where people can relax and enjoy delicious food and quality cocktails.
Ruby Bishop, 96 Tears, Adore Me and Way We Were are the names of some of Dig A Pony's signature cocktails.
Many of their happy hours include a DJ or live music. Dining options include Chicken Parmesan Hero, Italian Sausage Smash, Burger and Aubergine Parmigiana Hero.
Address:736 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
12. Paydirt - A posh, posh bar that serves craft beers and a wide variety of wacky snacks
dirty paymentspecializes in serving rare snacks, craft beers and whiskey drinks at its Kerns District Bar.
Bourbon drinks include 1792 Small Batch 11, Angel's Envy Bourbon 16, Baker's 17, and others. There are also bourbon and rye drinks, bourbon, rye and scotch mixes, rye drinks, Japanese whiskey and more.
Paydirt is an upscale bar that only serves drinks, which is why it's known as a dedicated drinking establishment.
Address:2724 Northeast Pacific Street, Portland, OR 97232
13. Multnomah Whiskey Library: A stylish members' bar with a wide range of spirits
ÖMultnomah Whisky-Bibliothekis a sophisticated and unusual bar in downtown Portland where you have to pay a subscription to enter the facility. There are over 1,500 liquors to sample, with endless opportunities to vary your experience with each visit. If you're not a member, you can pay for a lounge pass to see what all the madness is about.
If you'd rather get in for free, try the Green Room under the library so you don't have to worry about paying for a membership or hall pass.
Address:1124 SW Alder Street, Portland, OR 97205
14. Two Wrongs Portland - A really fun place that has some of the tastiest drinks in town.
the Pearl Quartertwo error barsIt's unusual in how it works. Cupcakes and cocktails are accepted. You can go to the bar alone but hang out with new friends because of the social atmosphere. Anything can happen in Two Wrongs.
Margarita broth is only good for "parrot heads." If you're having a big party, you can get a margarita pitcher. Try wine, beer or even cocktail slushies.
Their menu specializes in serving tacos, while they also serve nachos, burritos, and quesadillas.
Address:617 NW 13th Ave, Portland, ODER 97209
15. Psychic Bar: A neighborhood bar where you can catch movie screenings, amazing craft cocktails, and delicious food.
Boise neighborhoodPsychic Barit serves signature dishes like the psychic burger and the spicy chicken sandwich.
They are a socially conscious bar that helps raise money for a Psychic Bar friend named Jules who is undergoing chemotherapy. $5 of every cocktail sold goes to this fundraiser. Sip on other beers, wines, and spirits if you don't feel like cocktails along the way.
One of their signature slushies is the Scooby Snack Slushie featuring a tropical mystery sprinkled with banana, melon and coconut. It's $1 off on movie nights.
Address:3560 N Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227
16. White Owl Social Club - A laid-back social club where hipsters can take advantage of local beers and live music
ÖWhite Owl Social Clubin the Buckman District offers local beers, vegan dishes and live music on its terrace. If you go to the terrace you can enjoy the burning fire while you eat.
They are known for their strong alcoholic beverages such as Buckman Sour (Buffalo Trace), The Deuce (aged rum), and Chicharita (Pueblo tequila).
Specializing in tacos, with their taco menu and other snacks like esquites and chips and salsa, the food complements the drinks and not the other way around.
Address:1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OU 97214
17. The Coffin Club - A horror club with a dark gothic bar perfect for emos
the coffin clubit was formerly known as the Lovecraft Bar.
Located in the Buckman neighborhood, you can expect dance nights, concerts and other special music-related events when you visit the Coffin Club. Even cooler and more unusual, their logo is a skeleton drinking a beer, hence the bar's name.
In keeping with the horror story, dragons and other gothic and grotesque images adorn the walls of the Coffin Club.
It was named one of the Top 10 LGBTQ Party Dance Nights in Portland and Best for presenting a variety of themes from the 80's, 90's, Gothic, Post-Punk, Dark Electro and other darker music themes.
Address:421 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
18. Vintage Cocktail Lounge - A classic lounge that offers a relaxing outdoor space
Vintage-Cocktail-Loungein the Montavilla district, it offers one of the best classic cocktail options, as well as modern options for those who want to try something new.
Of all the available drinks, whiskey is the longest list, which means they specialize in selling this alcoholic beverage. Rabbit Habbits, Summer of Swayze, Foggy Bottom, Country Club and Foggy Bottom are some examples of whiskey cocktails.
Happy Hour is daily from 4pm. to 6 p.m. with cocktails like Lavender Cocktail (Gordons Vodka) and Not for Nothin (George Dickel Rye). All cocktails at these times are $6, wine and beer are $5 each.
Address:7907 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
19. The Big Legrowlski: One of the best places in Portland to find talented local artists
Craft beers on tap and growlers to take away are the specialties of theThe great Legrowlskyis in the pearl district.
Enjoy live music, open jams, DJs and other special live performances during your visit. If you are a local band you can book a show on their website.
Although they don't have a drinks menu or menu on the web, be amazed and discover the menu when you visit.
Address:812 NW Sofa St, Portland, OR 97209
20. Bar of the Gods: A Greek temple-inspired bar, hailed as one of the top 10 bars in the US.
Sunny Side DistrictGods bartreats a theme of a Greek temple, hence the name. Enjoy not only alcoholic drinks, but also pinball and pool tables. You can even dine on the covered terrace.
Happy hour starts at 3:00 p.m. thru 6:00 p.m. everyday with $1 off appetizers and craft beers. Bog Moscow Mule, Bog Irish Mule, and Cucumber Gin Mule are just a few of the signature cocktails on the menu.
The menu includes tots, quesadillas, caesar wraps, buffalo chicken wraps and more.
Address:4801 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, ODER 97215
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