Florida Room435 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217 North Portland
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Trading in the Portland uniform hoodie, I've decided to retire to Florida. Well, the Florida Room, anyhow. This fine new establishment at is a welcome addition to tha hizzy since the demise of our beloved Jockey Club.
It's got everything the pro and amateur barfly can appreciate and then some. Starting with the decor. Drenched in aquamarine blue, the F.R. has a South Beach vibe one would have found maybe 50 years ago. The front room reminds one of a neo-'50s diner, with booths, a couple of tables, and the bar, offset by its mirrored back wall and framed Florida scenes from days of yore.
Head past the pinball and the jukebox to the back patio, where inflatable marlin greet you and about 10 picnic tables, shaded by our beloved Pabst umbrellas, await. The drinks are priced average-cheap, with a huge selection of brands, specialty cocktails, and blended treats courtesy of the Slushy machine. Several standard micros on tap, with some regional selections.
For the cheap stuff, Hamm's, Pabst, and a new Iron City offshoot - Old German in the can. Food is a fairly standard offering as of opening, fries, tots, wings, nachos, sandwiches, shooters - a favorite was the deep fried avocado under salsa with chips.
The big draw on the weekend is Sunday's Church of the Bloody Mary brunch, from 11am-4pm, with 8 different blends of your favorite hangover helper.
Two pinball machines - Sopranos and Mars Attacks, and a killer juke to match the best in town.
Awesome covered heated, smoking patio 'til 2:30am
Hours are 3pm-2am M-Sat, and 11am-2am Sun (with "Church of the Bloody Mary" hangover brunch served 11am-4pm).
Happy hour is 3pm-7pm everyday with free pool. SIN discounts at all times with current OLCC or Food Handler's card.
$1 Old Germans all of the time. By David Krough
Florida Room's Happy Hours
|Monday||3pm-4pm $1.50+ drafts, $3+ wells, $2.75 menu, free pool 3-7pm|
|Tuesday||3pm-4pm $1.50+ drafts, $3+ wells, $2.75 menu, free pool 3-7pm|
|Wednesday||3pm-4pm $1.50+ drafts, $3+ wells, $2.75 menu, free pool 3-7pm|
|Thursday||3pm-4pm $1.50+ drafts, $3+ wells, $2.75 menu, free pool 3-7pm|
|Friday||3pm-4pm $1.50+ drafts, $3+ wells, $2.75 menu, free pool 3-7pm|
|Saturday||3pm-4pm $1.50+ drafts, $3+ wells, $2.75 menu, free pool 3-7pm|
|Sunday||3pm-4pm $1.50+ drafts, $3+ wells, $2.75 menu, free pool 3-7pm|
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I came here twice. The first time I went the bartenders were short with me and had zero patience for my questions. The second time I went, my money got eaten by the vending machine, and the bar tender shrugged his shoulders at me and said "I don't know what to tell you" before hiding back in the employee area. Left a bad taste in my mouth that I can't shake. Cheap drinks and happy hours are great, but if customer service sucks that hardly matters! If you care solely about getting drunk, this is probably a good bar. If you care about getting OK service, go to one of the many other bars around.The staff also smokes while bussing tables outside, which is kind of disgusting, if you're a smoker or not.
Terrible customer service makes everything taste bad. They have been repeatedly rude and even racist towards many of my friends. Gross.
Quite hilarious, all these indie-hipsters saying "dope" ... circa California 1993 - Nonetheless, looking forward to visiting this Florida room.
awesome. neat place to hang out with friends and bullshit after school. the writing in the bathrooms is always entertaining and the servers remember you even if you havent been a patron in a while. plus if you have your olcc card happy hour all the time and your tab is less than you expect! bonus
The Florida Room has cultivated an interesting (it really is, I don't mean that euphemistically) atmosphere, sports a good selection of beers on tap, a tasty (albeit rather simple) and a happy hour food menu. While I haven't found the staff to be outgoingly (that's a word, right? It is now) friendly, they are definitely above par in their customer service. I'm sure I'll be going back again. And again. All in all, I dig it.
Bar is dope - happy hour is pretty cheap, but don't let the prices on this site fool you. The beers on tap are only $.50 off. So unless you're ordering PBR, $1.50 won't get you much.
love this bar. i feel like Norm here. ok, they don't know my name, but i never properly introduced myself. they do know my favorite drink though(at least they know the one i can afford right now....) but even better they saved my ass! i left my wallet on the bar one night, and it was handed back to me the next day by Heather, and Debbie. these people are the shit!!!! tip them well, cuz i ain't got no money!!!!!
With the Paragon gone to that skid-row in the sky I thought I'd rarely set foot on 'kills other than to grab some pho. However, this place seems like a decent joint. Nice layout, plenty of spaces to huddle with your cohorts and plan your next caper, ample pinball, and some pool tables in the back with a more open space for socializing with your neighbor. Add to that stiff drinks and tall beers and I'm already pretty sold. However myself and a few folks I know have had some trouble with the staff, spot rudeness and few uncalled for cut offs. Its been pretty inconsistent so I won't let that shake me, I'll keep coming back for the decent atmosphere and good folk.
My favorite local pub just opened a new pool room! Two billiard tables and some extra seating, too. Should come in handy for when things get crowded late at night. Hell yeah!
though i spend way too much time in the building.... i always have a super time! thanks mostly to all the wonderful peep's who stop by!
They have spicy deviled eggs and we love 'em for that! The bloody marys are fabulous. The help is helpful but not pushy. They could be clearer about when they're serving "lunch" and when they're serving "breakfast" like putting the hours for each on the menu, perhaps. The eats menu is quite small. The drinks menu is creative, though. D keeps asking me for a 'ginger f***' and I'm not sure what to tell him.
You know, when I lived in SE, I LOVED the Bonfire. Good food, relaxing atmosphere....it was where we went when where we went didn't work out. We've been looking for a place like the Florida room since we moved up here, and we found it. Half-decent menu, Rainer in the magnum can, amazing bloody marys. Great little place.
Nice addition to Killingsworth and just across the street from another McMeniman's set to open ASAP.
The papier mache Hamm's bear is dope, and if you like Voodoo Doughnuts, you don't have to travel to Old Town on Friday or Saturday to eat them.
Definitely the "hipster" crowd frequents this place, but I've seen a nice mix of people here on occasion.
Friendly bar staff and good jukebox, too.
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