Pub 18118415 SE Division Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 666.4457
Located in: Gresham
BarFly's Review of Pub 181
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Hours: 7am-2:30am all 7
Monday: Monday Night Football & Taco Night (4/$1!)
Friday & Saturday: live bands (no cover)
I work there and probably am the other " nasty " guy the first person who commented is referring to but I work behind the bar and not on the floor. That customer was asked to leave because her and her group of 8 people come in often and between the 8 of them only spend about $6-$10 in 3 hours while tying up a table or two. We have to pay the bands a lot of money to play there and I've never made certain people buy anything when technically it's loitering if they don't. This particular night she asked numerous people while they were eating how much longer they were gonna be there because she wants their table and a birthday party if she could have one of their tables. All these people had been there for a while and I find it rude to be bothered by a stranger while your eating. I asked her to leave then after 10 minutes of bad mouthing me to several customers I raised my voice and told her it was now time to leave. I don't mind if people like to dance and they're only drinking water, but when you bother paying customers it's time to go. We make a lot of money off our parties and they are not allowed to bring their own food in they purchase it from us which also helps to pay the band. I would put our service up against any other bar in town and if you had a bad experience I'm truly sorry.
The owner needs to fire his rude nasty waiters (mike and the other guy that works the floor) and hired friendly new waiters. I have gone to Pub 181 off and on for a couples years , the last couple time I have gone the service sucks and the waiters are rude. The tables are given to people having parties so there are no tables left for other guest. (the parties bring their own food, cake and drink little) Last time I was there they kicked out a woman asking others if they were leaving soon because she had at least 8 friends and they were looking for a table. The party had all the tables and one held all their food on a Saturday night!!!! This place is going downhill, they need new waiters and charge a small cover charge, will bring the class of people up!! Don't think I'll be going back for a long time if ever.
Worst service ever received at any bar. Went into the bar to play pool, and found an open table. Was told they need to keep an id for the balls, gave him the id and was asked if we wanted a beer, we ordered a pitcher, and after being charged for the pitcher was told the table didn't work. Didn't say anything about it, and proceeded to just sit and drink. Asked 3 different waitresses while drinking the beers what was wrong with the table, and got the same response from each which was oh let me grab the balls ill be right back, and was never approached again by them. When finishing, 2 apparent regulars get balls and start playing on the supposed broken table. When we approached the bartender to bring up the situation rationally, we were told they were regulars. Without even raising my voice or using foul language, asked why they get priorety over us, when we had clearly been tricked into buying a pitcher after being obvious that our intentions were to play pool there. Again the response we received was they are regulars. bartender refused to apologize, and when asked to speak with manager or owner came back with she had left for the night. When asked for her number bartender returned with a heavier set lady who basically told us to leave, and refused to apologize as well. I felt like I was on the worst episode of bar rescue where nobody gave a damn about their customer or us coming back. Won't ever go back to this bar, and will continue to tell anyone and everyone I meet and know to never go back..
We've been going there for about 2 years.... bands vary....sometimes it's awesome...sometimes we walk in and walk out.....hit n miss on the music according to your taste..... but food has always been good....not ok....good.... and fairly priced.... and at least it's no cover.... have had many good times there..and a few duds..... overall.... worth checking out.
since the new owners took over, they raised the price on drinks. they do still have good bands. there is no lottery. they did keep most of the old staff. most of them very good. the food is ok. not as good as it was when bob and Liz had it.
I have been frequenting this venue for quite some time and absolutely love it there! The beer prices are the best and our server is usually Katherine who is very accomodating and shows a genuine kindness towards everyone which continues to amaze me as she's always extremely busy and not all are friendly. Our party was large and demanding so that demeamor is much appreciated! Thank you, we will continue to return :)
Great atmosphere--wonderful food. Being a single gal not uncomfortable to go in alone and eat or shoot pool. Stereo music a little loud if you want to have a conversation with someone
Fantastic place. The food is to DIE for and the specials are usually pretty great. I stay away on most super busy nights, but they give away a ton of stuff on big game days... great place!!!
Great bar, Had a monster sized burger and a supersized beer, This bar it a little out of the way for me(I live in Hillsboro) but I'll definitely go back. Has pool tables and a friendly staff. Saw some guy eating a double burger on a hoagie roll, will try that next time.
We have always been proud to support our military.
Bob himself is a disabled COMBAT Vet.
We require two (2) pieces of ID.
Although the Oregon Liquor Commission says a military ID is an a
ACCEPTABLE ID Oregon law says the only forms of identification we may legally accept alone as proof of age are:
1. A valid state driver license with a photo
2. A valid DMV ID card with photo, name, date of birth, & physical description from any state
3. A valid passport
4. A valid U.S. military ID card
Nice place to stop in after work and a better place to hang on Friday and Saturday nights. Good food, good bands and a mellow neighborhood crowd. Check it out, you won't be disapointed.
I have a few friends, one guy named Bill with very loong hair goes there to pick up on chicks, with a female friend, Lorriane, do you know them? She is only a friend, yeah right! anyway he goest there to pick up on chicks, do you know him? I hear its a great meat market? Are there are hot guys there? let me know