McFadden's (CLOSED)107 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209 Northwest Portland & near Downtown Portland
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After an eight-year run, McFadden's closed its doors at the end of May 2011.
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An Irish pub for the frat boy set, McFadden's is a traditional pub by day, sports bar on weeknights, and dance club on weekends. Weekends are a meat market with no cover before 10pm and cheap drink specials practically guaranteed to lure underage women with fake IDs into improprieties.
The crowd's made up of suburbanites who've clearly dressed themselves carefully for the occasion, but the vibe can be fun nonetheless as DJs spin undeniably-danceable booty music into the wee hours.
Service is generally affable, and spot-on. Large smoking/drinking patio attached, with its own d.j., given the weather.
Wednesdays: Last Call Trivia at 8pm.
Cover $5-7 Thursday-Saturday.
Monday-Thursday 11am-12am Friday
11am-2am Saturday 3pm-2am
Dark on Sundays
McFadden's (CLOSED) 's Happy Hours
|Monday||4pm-7pm Huge $2 food menu 4-7pm|
|Tuesday||4pm-7pm Huge $2 food menu 4-7pm|
|Wednesday||4pm-7pm Huge $2 food menu 4-7pm|
4pm-2am Huge $2 food menu 2-7pm
|Thursday||4pm-7pm Huge $2 food menu 4-7pm|
|Friday||4pm-7pm Huge $2 food menu 4-7pm|
|Saturday||4pm-7pm Huge $2 food menu 4-7pm|
|Sunday||No happy hour info available.|
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I had always heard about my friends having a great time here, so i decided to give it a try. I don't think i have ever had this much fun at a bar! I love dancing, (they were packed) and love having a good time drinking, but McFadden's proved to me that the Bartender's can actually be fun and personable too! He actually took the time to make a specialized drink for me! Only downer was my bartender was so high demand, that it took forever to finally get a drink outta him! I'm super picky about where i party, and McFadden's nailed it!
I attended a trivia event at McFaddens on a Saturday at 4. For 120+ people, scheduled well in advance, McFaddens only provided 1 cook, 1 bartender, 3 waitstaff and no manager in sight. In sum, it took THREE FULL hours to receive our food. The staff was completely unattentive, unprofessional and even tried charging us for our missing food and butchered orders. Not to mention, it took 45 minutes for the bartender to pour a beer. It was appaling. It was the most atroicious service hands down I have ever received at a restaurant or bar.
Me and my girlfriends had a great time on thursday night we had great drinks at reasonable prices, they played the best music that other clubs don't play. And the ac kept us cooled off if your out thursday nights come by mcfaddens
I went out last week for my friend's 21st and we ended up hearing about McFadden's at the end of our night. It must have been pretty late because the "bouncer" (some stumpy old guy dressed up as an irishman...or maybe just an irishman) was kicking everybody out. We were pretty bummed to say the least, but didn't make a scene as the doorman asked us to leave. As we were turning to go, the bartender, a fine man named Glen, told us we could come in for a few minutes to toast our friend's birthday. I'm sure he was just doing it for the tips but he was a good guy, offering up drink suggestions, generously proportioned shots, and worldly advice. We left drunk and content, and have Glen to thank for it. I support McFadden's.
A Group of us were in the other weekend and seriously had so much fun! I the vibe was awesome, we were able to dress casual and feel under dressed while being able to dance it up. We snagged a table behind the bigger bar when we needed a dance break. It's the perfect blend of a chill bar/clubby atmosphere. Oh ya, and I never know what to order when I get to the bar and usually the bartenders haaate me, but hottie who served me was very patient and made me up a special drink, not sure what it was but so delicious, I kept ordering it all night:)
this place would actually be an alright place if they tried changing the music once in a while me and my fiance were regulars for a while cause the drinks are good but we started looking for other places to go because they played the same stuff over and over again never anything new everything they played we heard on the radio i dont know about most people but we frequent clubs that have new and different music, me and him didnt go for a whole year and when we came back the dj was still playing the exact same stuff.. very irritating and most the people there looked like they were in high school. TIP FOR THE OWNER/MANAGER .. PLAY TECHNO MIXES I SWARE YOU WILL UP THE DOLLAR AMOUNT YOUR CLUB MAKES EACH MONTH TAKE A LOOK AT VEGAS CLUBS.. MAKE MILLIONS.
This place really needs more bartenders! It took us way longer then any place I've been to to get a drink. I've been there three times and everytime this problem seems to happen. Plus the place is way to small for the amount of people who are packing in there. And it seems to be a big place for the 30 something crowd. All and all, if your over 30 and like a small bar where you cant move or get a drink, this is the place for you.
I love this bar! very friendly staff, great music, and awesome drinks! My girls and I hit McFaddens for ladies nights on Thursdays and the VIP parties on Saturdays. By far my favorite place to be downtown. Always a good selection of men to choose from and if that fails they have plenty of eye candy staff.
I hate it there honestly... The first and only time I went I was told by the bartender that I owed him 30 dollars and really I only ordered 2 drinks, I was mad I said no I would not pay this, then he proceeded to tell me he would call security and the manager if I didnt pay. Finally my boyfriend said he would pay and leave no tip, he signed it for 30 dollars even. We went about our business and then the security gaurd came to us and grabbed me and my boyfriend by the arm and pulled us out of the place... He told us we were kicked out for "harrassing" the bartender and not paying... I was outraged and will continue to talk "bad" about McFaddens. THE NEXT day my boyfriends Credit Card was charged for 36$!!! If you ask me this bartender was cheating out the cutomers and McFaddens... I would tell anyone NOT to go....
This place went to pot. I got in for free cuz I knew someone but no way in hell would I pay 10 bucks... you can't get service, girls are stuck up, and the drinks are way too much.
I ordered a pint of beer and got a 12oz plastic cup, which cost me $4.50 I was in a party of roughly 100 (probably more)people and NONE of us were happy about the pricing or service.
Faddens is the shit man...get on the vip list and your night is set...cheap drinks, dripping hot pussy, and nice looking guys (not trash)...if you want a good time head over to Faddens and remember to tip the guy in the MALES bathroom he is awesomw
I don't imagine I would even be allowed in McFadden's after 9 p.m., but they have an awesome happy hour!! Three sliders and an order of fries for $4, among other huge plates. We got High Life drafts for $2, also. It's a great deal from 4 to 7...
man the place is sweet..cheap drinks, lots girls, and the front door girl is so hot...i want her, and i want more mcfaddins.
Went to McFaddens last weekend. It was kind of busy. I asked for a book of matches (wink, wink) and my night got much better. Ask the Irish manager for some and he will hook you up. The service was bad, the drinks were crap, but the yay was awesome
What the heck happend to this place,it use to be the best in town, and now it's crap. Back when they opened, they had the best looking staff in town, now ( except for select few) it looks like they raided a side show at a carnival. Not only was the customer staff untrained and half appeared to be intoxicated, the outside staff was 10x's worse. First I was insulted at the door by the doorman, because my name was mis-spelled on there VIP list. Then I was treated like less then nothing by two of the barstaff for ordering a drink that had to be shaken and chilled, and it was still not right. Finally I saw so much drug use in the bathroom, I swear, I thought Lawernce Taylor and Robert Downey Jr. was on call in the bathroom. When I told someone in charge what was going on, he and one of the security gaurds laughed at me and did nothing. By then I had enough, I closed my tab, and the only bright spot of the night, was when I was appoligized by two male bartenders ( one asian, one with long hair )for my crummy night. The first bartender was funny, and bought me a tasty round of drinks. The second bartender with the long hair offerd me free passes, and offered to put me on the VIP list next time I came in. He was also very entertaining. If it wasn't for those two bartenders, my night would have been ruined.
I use to love this place back in the day, I knew all the bartenders by first name, and was treated great. Now there is almost a complete young staff who can't even poor a beer properley, and I get harrased every week from some girl there, who says I won A VIP party, but now I will never go back. I heard bad things were happening in around this place this place, and Voodoo, and would not want to be asociated with that kind of crowd, or scene. Try some of new spots you may be surprised
I have always had a blast everytime I go to Mcfaddens the service was great, and happy hour is friggin' fantastic. But, yeah there is a but, it is small and really crowded after the night hours hit. you cant even walk through to the other side of the bar let alone dance..
This past weekend (Nov 18 AND 19) was my first outing to McFaddens. I have never been to a place with so many hot ladies. Very outgoing (caused by alcohol) and well dressed. No too many people, but you can see how it could fill up real fast. Great drinks (plenty of alcohol). Great Music. Couldnt as for anything better. I will be going back again and again.
It was my first time there and I loved it. Good Music and a big dance floor, Pdxmagazine was having a party there, go-go dancers, hot men and even a tv crew, this night club is the place to be seen in portland, bring your hot clothes and leave your men at home because your going to have a good time.
The place was packed with cute guys and wild girls...My girlfriends had a great time dancing and the staff was hot!! While a cover is always a pain, the energy and music inside the bar made it all worth it!!! With a little patience we all got served great drinks at a normal price for a bar that packs that many people
McFadden's is a really fun spot to be! It is not so great on Friday nights, we have discovered that Saturday nights are when it is really hopping! The guys are well dressed and well mannered, and there is a really good guy:girl number. It isn't a meat market, it is just a spot to go and have a really fun time! Although watch out, there are always tons of bachelorette parties there.
My experience here was that it was mostly beautiful people who have money in their thirties. The cover charge was ridiculus and we got served juice. I dont think there was a drop of alchohol in any of our drinks. We left after our juice and headed to VooDoo where we got served some good drinks and enjoyed the dancing. I definenlty would prefer Voodoo if your looking for a fun night out in the city.
McFadden's bar is the best place for the cheapest price. I would rather spend a little more money and be in a clean environment with nice customers and staff than save a few dollars and deal with unnecessary attitude. The sound system is great and it's at a level that those who want to dance and others who want to talk can both enjoy.
McFadden's (as well as their sister bar across the street, Voodoo Lounge) offers a wide assortment of Shirt Guys and Lengerie Ladies. If you like Shirt Guys and Lengerie Ladies, then this is your place. McFadden's is usually crowded, overly priced to get in, and aquiring drinks is a drawn out process. The music is very top 40's and the dance floor is not equipped for the entourage of bar goers that frequent this bar. If I had to choose, I would choose Voodoo across the street. Both are trendy, but Voodoo is less crowded.
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