Sewickly's Addition (CLOSED)4901 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97215 Southeast Portland
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Alas, Sewickly's closed its doors on February 29th, 2016. Building set to be razed, making way for more condos. Yay.
A favorite of locals and weekend warriors alike, primarily for its well-earned reputation for drinks of paint-peeling strength. Fun, sassy, bar staff. Dedicated regulars include a slew of hardcore darts players and pool sharks (free darts x 5, pool x 4, TV x4).
Miscellaneous fact #3,799: Named for its six-square-block neighborhood's traditional (and all but unknown) designation, a la "Ladd's Addition".
Adjoining restaurant keeps the deep-fried goodies (and a fine all-day breakfast) flowing.
Trivia Jock Shanrock does her thing on Tuesday nights
Bunyan sized iphone looking juke.
Sewickly's Addition (CLOSED) 's Happy Hours
|Monday||4pm-7pm $2.50 wells, $1 PBRs, 4pm-7pm|
|Tuesday||4pm-7pm $2.50 wells, $1 PBRs, 4pm-7pm|
|Wednesday||4pm-7pm $2.50 wells, $1 PBRs, 4pm-7pm|
|Thursday||4pm-7pm $2.50 wells, $1 PBRs, 4pm-7pm|
|Friday||4pm-7pm $2.50 wells, $1 PBRs, 4pm-7pm|
|Saturday||No happy hour info available.|
|Sunday||No happy hour info available.|
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I came in here celebrating my dirty 30 with a good size party with me. we were greeted right away. the bartenders were absolutely amazing, very friendly, attentive and accommodating. one even came from around the bar and gave me a huge sqeezing hug in honor on my bday. drinks were badass, great prices, and bartender was very quick and efficient, with taking our orders, pouring the drinks and gettin change back to you, no matter how busy it got. the atmosphere and vibe of the place was chill and relaxing, lots of comfortable seating, tvs, pool, darts, video poker, and very roomy.so many different kind of ppl visit the bar , all of which were incredibly friendly and respectful of one another. loved the blues bros...me and my girls took quite a few pics with them ;) loved the jukebox and all thr different music playing!! only suggestion... make it to where we can bring drinks outside while smoking:) other then that awsome place!!! will definitely be visiting again soon.
This is still the best god damm bar in Portland. And its sucks not having George or Santino anymore. But still a great spot to booze it up! Man I was drunk when I made those comments 5 years ago. The Don Michael De Paleologo
We were closed for a minor face lift and a lot of cleaning but it's done now are we are back in business.
I come here every Tuesday night for the Shanrock Trivia. The beer is pretty awesomely priced, as are the drinks(which are quite strong)!
The food is decent and not overpriced either. The staff is pretty attentive and fun.
Good place to come and get tanked out of your gourd if you don't wanna break the bank doing it.
If you come into Sickly's with any pre-conceived notion of what you expect a bar to be, then you're gonna go home disappointed. The only people that should come to this place are the following: Dart throwers, pool sharks and people who want to get tanked out of their gourds and don't give a damn what comes of it later.
I'm alright at darts, awful at pool and excellent at drinking, so I enjoy the place. The rum/whiskey and cokes are Magnus Ver Magnusson strong and well priced to boot.
I get the negative reaction though. The place is as visually appealing as a garden shed. You're SOL if you want to watch the game as they have one piddling TV. People looking for "atmosphere" should probably be downtown anyway. The place gets crowded on weekends, so if you're not playing darts, pool or video crack, you'll just have to drink and talk to people, or drink and be that weird, quiet guy at the end of the bar. I choose a combination of the latter two. I come with my friends and let them do the talking, since I'm much better at writing than speaking in person.......except maybe after a few jungle juices.
That's probably why I like the place. It allows you to contemplate and really focus on the art of drinking. Just be careful of the weird, quiet guy at the end of the bar. He'd rather not be bothered.
Yo, dis place is da bomb. Hooked up wit sum fine sista bout a month ago and she still be calling me fo mo. And i'm not even the kiss and tell type. All you got to say is show me the kavaseeahhhh. Dis place so good, I'm scared to go back. True dat, dare are sum trashy folk who ought to go back south but fo the EZ hook up wit a sista transista who is I to complain. Aren't we all a little trashy afterall? Sike! Just stay on the barkeep's good side, wink wink. Sorry if I'm coming off as rude but i'm reviewing this from a pimp's perspectiv, yo. Next time your there look fo me. I'm the dude wit the purplr velvet derby hat adorned with peacock feathers and a ho in each arm.
Damn, fuckin' white trash...no other way to describe it. Drinks are strong but the atmosphere...ugh...tons of Gresham girls trying to get laid by the one or two bruthas in Portland that pop in...tons of trash from Milwaukie and East Metro gettin' drunk and rowdy. Super smoky (hey, its Portland right?) and just tragic. A step below dive bars...if that's possible.
notice quite a few negative reviews...i guess you could say the staff was rather run of the mill..not especially rude or nice..and the atmosphere was nothing special (wood paneled walls, high bars along, sparse decor). however, there was an open pool table and it wasn't too crowded. and the drinks were indeed strong. and 3.50 for a tequila sunrise is not bad!
I have never seen anything good come out of this place. The horror stories related here don't surprise me: I still have photos of a bevy of emergency vehicles responding to one of two major stabbing incidents there in that particular year (about three years ago or so). All I can say is stay clear of it, as if your life depended on it - 'cause it does. To quote King Crimson: "It's a dangerous place....it's a dangerous place."
What a great visual, Chaz - nicely done! My first time at Sewickly's I got so drunk that I followed Tonya Harding in the bathroom to take a picture of her. I'm not normally that stupid, I just didn't realize that my 5 rum & cokes had really amounted to 10 rum & cokes.
Sick Quickly's? Enough said. When we'd play gigs at The Tabor, SickQuickly's was good for one thing only; Gettin' liquored up. I once saw the bar frau pour a vodka tonic where the vodka gun was held down for one.. entire... lungfull... of smoke from her genetically attatched Pall Mall cig. But I pine for the good times of old hippy Tabor.
Well duh..really? That is what we were joking about among other things :) What ever happened to the poor boy anyway? I think I should go check out his Myspace.. Ahh nevermind.
Hey Kyle do you see a pattern here?Hahahaha.AAAhhhh youngster don't get your panties in a ruffle.You and ALL your friends,DAMN!Sicily by the way is not part of Italy,myself being born in the town of Fanatalucca,Italy,I know this.Besides you say your Italian,then proudly show the Greek flag and your grampas name is Potter?Huh.All I'm tryin to point out is that this is a review of establishments not a sword fighting ring.Besides ask around the blvd.You dont want to mess shit around Sabala's,it's not like another frat bar downtown where you may get booted out,around here you get thrown out,your ass handed to ya,and then we call the cops so THEY can deal with you.Make wise decisions not threats.Besides ask the guy who runs this how I came to review this kinda stuff.....Thanks again Kyle.
So Micheal De Paleologo are you and "Guido" going to pound my head in too? LMAO! By the way I am NOT Italian, never sit by the JUTEBOX and always follow the rules ;)
Dear: Gravy Legs Santino Sicilian which is par tof Italy and Kelly Is Sicilian also. I was in the Marine Core % years and Spent two yeas In Afganistan. I will be lookin for you and we will see how much of a Gumba I am when I pound your fucking head into The Ground on Hawthorne Blvd. with all of my gumba Friends. You dirty old bald Moby wanna be bitch ass.
Kyle, Let me take a crack at this Goomba.Alright Chochie....first off let me explain something to you.I was drinking in this bar when you where in the 4th grade.It also seems you have'nt expanded the educational process since either.You must "fur sur b da bigst drunkest at da s'wicks"..My God,Santino,for cryin out loud is'nt even Italian,George is so you got one right.Now as far as you being "The custest Italian" Custest?That IS what your awesome profile page says Next time try reviewing the service,the drinks...hell the tail next instead of gettin your myspace address out there for people to look at.This is why the excellent ols scholl watering hole continues to get a bad rep for a few dingle balls.See ya next to the "jutebox" kiddo.
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE NO CAPS RULE? I can't stand it! Too much idiocy for me! Uhhh...so....what is up? Remember, typing in ALL CAPS makes you look like a FRIGGIN' IDIOT. Any reviews typed in ALL CAPS will be tossed.
HEY I LOVE THIS PLACE SANTINO AND KELLY AND GEORGE ALL ARE GREAT BARTENDERS AND I AM ITALIAN AND SOW ARE THEY WE RULE. I AM THE DRUNK 26 ITALIAN GUY WHO IS A REGULAR ON FRI AND SAT I SIT BY THE TABLE BY THE JUTE BOX. CHECK ME OUT AT WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MDEPALEOLOGO PLUS MY GRANDPA IS THE MAYOR OF PORTLAND GO TOM POTTER. MIKE
Sewick's is a great place to pre-game before a night out. One Jungle Juice will put you under at only $4, and the jello shots rock. It's a dim, cozy, neighborhood bar but the pool tables, bartenders and mixed old fogy/hipster crowd never fails to please.
Sewickly's been a good place since I have been going there. Great Bartenders to say the least. Don't know your mother in law Chrissy but you must have thought see was something. Best to let your mother in law rest in peace and not use her name to further some beef you have with the bar. If she really had a good name around town you should not try an spoil it. Really tacky sweety.
Wow, last two reviewers for Sewick's sound like they have it in for the place. Hey, it is what it is, a good neighborhood bar with good prices. Why should someone have to go downtown to H20 to have fun when you have Sewickly, Space Room, BOG, Sabala's and the Watertrough all within 500 feet of each other? FYI, cops are at Barracuda's every Friday night and I smell barf there too. Does that mean the place sucks? No. Just a few jerks showed up and caused problems. I happen to like that place too. But every time I go into Sewickly's (about once a week or so) everyone seems to be having a good time. How could that be if it sucks so bad??? Who sucks, the reviewers or the place?
Stagger Alley is in bad shape these days, not least because of Sewickly's. It's like a bad fraternity house at night. Most of the people there would be better served at one of the post-college dumps downtown (like Barracuda or H2O), but I think Sickly's attracts the people who would like to be there but can't afford more than about $2 for their drink. There's no shame in poverty, but there is shame in a place where the customers scare the neighbors and where you can be guaranteed a mix of vomit, blood, and spent condoms on the sidewalk on any Sunday morning. I look forward to the day when someone who knows how to run a decent joint takes the place over. Awful. And the service, at its best, is merely rude.
Vicki Curtis- my mother in law used to tend bar here. She died in 2004. I know a lot of people knew and loved her, we still stuggle with her death! I know Sewickly's has gone to hell since her death. We want everyone who knew her to not go there, it is a horrible establishment.
Drinks are good, strong and cheap but the staff sucks. Used to come here all the time until a group of guys started talked to me and my friends in a homophobic and derogatory way. Bouncers and staff allowed the guys to stay but told us to go even after one of the guys punched my friend in the face (who was a girl). You shouldn't expect to have to defend yourself and your sexuality at a bar to some assholes that seem to think every girl needs a guy. If the tables had been turned and we were the ones going over to them and saying racist remarks I am sure everything would have been different. This bar sucks. No wonder they have been sued a multiple of times. Place seems to be a meat market but guys need to remember that not everyone wants them and they need to respect people.
2 words: Jungle Juice! It's the best bang for your buck. You only need 1 or 2 and you will be good for the night.
Heard about this place and had to see what it was about.Way more girls than I thought there would be so the night was right.The drinks were strong and cheap,the music kinda loud but cool.3 big rooms and they were all jamming.We heard they had good food but I guess the main grill closes early, bummer.Not used to standing in line for a drink but someone said that they might add another bartender and some waitress's - no brainer there.Been back twice and had a hard time playing pool cause it is so packed.Overall- a kickass place.
If you like Rum and Choke, this is your spot. My friends died after getting insanely wasted here. I'm not blaming Sewickly's for them driving 100 mph, but at some point the bartenders should know when to quit serving. If you have a short walk home, well then Sewickly's is your spot if you want the most bang for the buck. Try the Watertrough next door, the bartenders rock.
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