The Crown Room205 NW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97209
Located in: Northwest Portland & near Pearl District - Visit Website
BarFly's Review of The Crown Room
We will admit to affection for this place, which remains both ahead of and behind its time. More than anything it is an upscale breakbeat-riddled Euro-Disco most at home in late 1990s provincial Germany or France, a style of venue wholly unknown to a Portland for which cutting-edge and couch-lined dance club could not possibly mix.
Crown’s bouncers aggressively enforce the club’s notions of class (which, to their credit, mostly involve not being drunk or terrible or date-rapey) to the extent that the Crown is always somehow a bit hollowed out.
The indie kids with fancy feet almost universally end up at Yes And No or Tube or Rotture, while the bump-bump nightclub crowd now consistently siphons itself off to the gross anything-goes of Dirty or Aura.
Crown Room remains in the uncomfortable middle by insisting that clubgoers are actually there for the music—a notion that reigned in the ‘90s and whose time might someday again, we hope, come.
3 x pinball, 1 x darts, 1x pool.
The Crown Room's Happy Hours
|Monday||$3 wells, $3 drafts, $6 specialty drinks, $3+ menu, 4pm-close|
|Tuesday||$3 wells, $3 drafts, $3+ menu, $6 specialty drinks, 4pm-8pm|
|Wednesday||$3 wells, $3 drafts, $3+ menu, $6 specialty drinks, 4pm-8pm|
|Thursday||$3 wells, $3 drafts, $3+ menu, $6 specialty drinks, 4pm-8pm|
|Friday||$3 wells, $3 drafts, $3+ menu, $6 specialty drinks, 4pm-8pm|
|Saturday||Alas, no happy hour today.|
|Sunday||Alas, no happy hour today.|
Getting to The Crown Room
Thanks for having Zo!!! and Sy Smith play @ your Winter Soulstice and could you try and bring Foreign Exchange some time soon...thanks izzy
First club I ever went to when I moved to Portland. I was spoiled my first time. I moved from NYC where dancing is taken seriously, and the DJ's are usually pretty good. People actually dance and have a good time. Pretty chill vibe. You get your small groups of hipsters and douches but for the most part, it seems to be a soulful intelligent dance oriented crowd. Most times I've been there it's been dub steppish type stuff, live guest Dj's touring through. Not your usual top 40, techno, lame crap.
we walked in (2 of us) and waited patiently for the BT to ignore us and serve his friends. after waiting 10 min, the BT served everyone else in the bar, and then sat down and played poker, without so much as asking if we wanted to be served. it was 8 pm on a tuesday, and not busy. he saw us, made eye contact, and decided we didn't deserve service. i will never, ever go back. maybe, but only to put gum in the BT's hair.
The Crown Room on thursday nights is amazing. They have great Burlesque. What a fun show. and the food is good too!!!
Been coming here since it opened. It was great to begin with but now with all the opening week kinks worked out the place really rocks! Nice and relaxed in the later afternoon to early evening, and hopping come the evening (the Wed night Elvis show is a thing to behold).
good atmosphere. nice food. great parking (just across the street) overall it was a good find for my weekend visit to portland. i will return and bring friends next time i'm in town.
no band but they said they are working on it.
Lots of deep dark booths to sink into. Perfect for meeting friends after work. Food is way above average. Servers and bartenders are nice. Drinks are good. Two thumbs up.
Went in on Tuesday evening for happy hour - the bartender was the coolest guy ever - super sweet - helpful, and kind of cute? Anyway - decent place - good prices. Although I don't enjoy smoking outside -
This place is cool-good food, good staff and smoke free! The only thing i would change is they need to step up their happy hour. The drink deals are weak the only discount on cocktails they give is $2 off a list of dinks that cost $7 and up. Well drinks are the same all the time and why pay over $4 for a rum and coke when I can go right around the corner to East or Tube and get the same thing for $2? Don't get me wrong I still dig the bar but it's not a happy hour destination.
i stopped in again with some friends who wanted to check it out. the BT was much more friendlier than the previous one and actually gave me my change AND they now have PBR tall boys
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