Binks2715 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211 Northeast Portland
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Simply because the bar boasts a few touches that seem, for lack of a better word, Californian (precise, colorful interior décor; salad-topped pizza), Binks has attracted an unearned reputation for snottiness while, in actuality, the servers are delightful, there’s a friendly clientele, and, come spring, the walls slide open for a true neighborhood atmosphere.
Patios upfront and out back, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, pool x 1, jukebox, tv x 1.
Open 12pm-2:30am, daily.
$1.75 select dom, $3 well, $3.25 micros, $5 9" pepperoni or cheese pizzas, 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday, and 7pm-8:30pm Sunday.
Binks's Happy Hours
|Monday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1.75 select dom, $3 well, $3.25 micros, $5 9" pepperoni or cheese pizzas, 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday, and 7pm-8:30pm Sunday. |
|Tuesday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1.75 select dom, $3 well, $3.25 micros, $5 9" pepperoni or cheese pizzas, 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday, and 7pm-8:30pm Sunday. |
|Wednesday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1.75 select dom, $3 well, $3.25 micros, $5 9" pepperoni or cheese pizzas, 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday, and 7pm-8:30pm Sunday. |
|Thursday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1.75 select dom, $3 well, $3.25 micros, $5 9" pepperoni or cheese pizzas, 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday, and 7pm-8:30pm Sunday. |
|Friday||4:30pm-6:30pm $1.75 select dom, $3 well, $3.25 micros, $5 9" pepperoni or cheese pizzas, 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday, and 7pm-8:30pm Sunday. |
|Saturday||No happy hour info available.|
|Sunday||7pm-8:30pm $1.75 select dom, $3 well, $3.25 micros, $5 9" pepperoni or cheese pizzas, 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday, and 7pm-8:30pm Sunday. |
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Complaints about taking only cash? Better than losing 3% for taking your credit card, they can keep the prices lower. Submit a receipt for your business expenses - no, wait - martinis are not tax deductible?
Unbelievably slow and the bartender had a stick up her ass. After waiting ten minutes for our drinks my friend ordered a pizza and told the bartender we were moving to a table and she said she’d bring the pizza to us. After 30 minutes we still hadn’t gotten the pizza, but it was relatively busy so we were patient. But after 40 minutes we decided to cancel the order because it was taking too long. We walked back to the bar and my friend asked to cancel the pizza order. The bartender said “Yeah it’s right here I just haven’t had a chance to bring it to you” and she pointed hastily to the pizza which was sitting on top of a microwave. At this point we didn’t want to be there anymore so my friend asked to just take it to go. The bartender’s reply was “Yeah it’s still warm I can reheat it if you want”…….. So definitely come to this place if you love being ignored, or come here if rude bitches turn you on. But if you’re not into those things then I suggest exploring some other options. Side note – after we left we sat on the sidewalk and ate half the pizza and threw the rest in the street for the cars to run over. And we got more enjoyment watching the cars hit the slices than we did eating it because the pizza was just as bad as the bartender.
binks is a small bar that is great for LOCALS who are in the neighbhorhood to mingle and hang out. This is not a destination place for people from all over town to come check it out so they can compare it to all the other bars. This place has a vibe almost like you are just going to a neighborhood BBQ. The only time anyone was ever rude at all that worked there was years and years ago when I was being accused of trying to pickup women when I totally was not!! But, every bar is likely to have at least 1 asshole that works behind the counter so don't blame a nice place for the fact that you/me/I/us are all insufferable A-holes!
I have been showing up at Binks very regularly for years and have always loved how the Binkstresses (sorry J & M - and Binksters) interact with me and all customers. I think most of us regulars feel like (and felt like the first time we mosied in) that we are amongst friends. I can't even imagine what the people are talking about that would think that the service is bad. I am definitely not hip or whatever the hell somebody said you had to be and I have always been treated great here. They (regulars and staff) definitely won't put up with shit here... but they shouldn't have to.
Great jukebox, great beer, great mixed beverages, great garage door, perfect people-watching location, decent pool table and sticks, good food, friendly clientele, amazing owners, and friendly and prompt service. What's not to love....
errrrr... wait?!?! The place sucks - don't go there. Especially don't go to play pool. Try the New Copper Penny... You'll like it... it's much better!!!
I immediately was drawn to Binks (perhaps it was the PBR sign in the window); a friendly courteous staff, great regulars and a general feeling of good times! I say they are right on!
I wsa invited there by a local neighborhood girl & found this place to be a cool little locals place. Not fancey, a bit awkward in the layout, not feng sheui, more like wrong sheui, especially the seating around the fireplace. The bar staff were cordial,not too slow, the locals were friendly & I'd probably go back again. the menu looked inviting & varied, too bad I wasn't hungry at the time.
One of my favorite places in town, the bartenders are genuinely nice and the atmosphere is comfortably relaxed; unlike some bars, there is not a pressure to get stupid drunk. Every time I stop in I have a terrific time. I'm interested to see how the new addition of hard liquor will affect the environment, but whatever happens I am sure I'll still love it!
i have been to Binks a couple of times. food was good and had no problems with the staff. didn't remember a pool table there though. weird
I can't believe it, they are rude people here, and they don't accept Credit Cards.. They expect me to use an ATM and be charged $2.00 to do that. Thats a joke. I will not ever return and I will tell everyone I know not to go here as well. I use my credit card as a tax write off for my business. Forget Binks they should be called Dinks.
I live close too. there often too. Never had a bad time. Great service. especially since, and I've bartended before it's not an easy job, these people are making all the food too! if they're working on say Weds, when it's just one person and it happens to get busy and lots of people want food they're slamed! And they have always been nice to me, any everyone else I've seen in at the time. "hip" or "not"
to like this place, I really did! It has the shittiest service. Rude snotty people and I wasn't acting like an ass. I did however think the food was good. The prices were affordable, but with that kind of service they can keep their beer and their food. I will not return.
i'm not trendy, hip or cool - just a neighborhood local that enjoys all that is binks. the bartendresses are all pretty amazing people, serve good beer and tasty spinach pizzas. the vibe is pretty open and welcoming, but definately has a neighborhood community vibe to it. if you follow the golden rule - don't be an ass and people won't be an ass to you - you'll fit in just fine. did i mention they have a great jukebox too!
When did people go from being customers to whiners? They may be whining but that is the potential customer base! I have had nothing but bad service from BINKS staff. Not a whiner. I serve food for a living so I know how to treat and be treated. This place has awful service and rude bartenders.
The bartenders are always nice to me. And people seem to only post when they have something to whine about. I like Binks you bunch of whiners.
I have been to binks on several instances, the atmosphere on Sunday is kinda hit or miss. The best part is during the Simpsons Binks has a great happy hour prices $2.50/pint for mirobrews. Come early they only take cash yet have an ATM inside if you don't pack cash, no plastic, leave it at home....
I agree unless one of the bartenders is in to you - and you want to do em - you can't get a drink without snotty attitude.
Now i will say that the service at Binks is terrible! The service at most local bars in Portland ((((small neighborhood divey type joints that is))) is quite good. Mocks Crest, Delta Cafe, Portsmouth, Lutz, Porky's, Commodore...all have very attentive service. So to the last reviewer...you are wrong. To Bink's..lose all of your servers except for the day girl on Saturdays. I know a lot of people with Masters degrees educations looking for jobs (but seriously).
Now come on guys, how many local bars have you been to with great service?
Every time I ride by, I think of Joe's post. The Pizza isn't very good, I mean really, Ranch salad Pizza? Too bad the closest bar to home is LAME.
What a bunch of whiners... There is one bartender that sucks. That's it. The rest are aces in my book.
I've had my fair share of drinks at binks, but I have to agree with the post above. Most times the bartenders, with the exception of one...ok, maybe one and a half, are snot faced crab apples.
i live just down the road from binks and have the pleasure of enjoying it on a regular basis. binks is the very definition of a neighborhood pub. being fairly new to the area, i've met and made friends with a lot of my neighbors there. the staff are as nice as they come and you will not find a better place on a sunny day than bink's open air pool room or front patio. anyway, just had to write something after reading the last guy's rant. check it out for yourself.
It may be a fine bar for shirt guys. It may also be a fine bar. i wouldn't know. i will never go there again, after trying to enjoy a beer over my lunch from up the street. And i would have tipped, too. . .
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