Slow Bar533 SE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97214 Southeast Portland & near Downtown Portland
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BarFly's Review of Slow Bar
Raucous, stylish, party-people clubhouse has been a bar of the moment for years now. Adjoining My Father's Place in the heart of industrial southeast but just moments from downtown, with serious bar cuisine and wine list as well-selected as the punk-fueled juke, a steady stream of Portland's most beautiful trickle through the narrow corridor 'tween stainless-steel bar and large custom booths made for hopping.
Open 11:30am-2:30am, every day.
Open 364 days/year (closed New Year's Day).
$1 off all drinks/beer, $3.50-$7 menu, 3-6pm, M-F.
Slow Bar's Hours of Operation
|Monday||11:30am to 2:30am|
|Tuesday||11:30am to 2:30am|
|Wednesday||11:30am to 2:30am|
|Thursday||11:30am to 2:30am|
|Friday||11:30am to 2:30am|
|Saturday||11:30am to 2:30am|
|Sunday||11:30am to 2:30am|
Slow Bar's Happy Hours
|Monday||3pm-6pm $1 off all drinks/beer, $3.50-$7 menu, 3-6pm.|
|Tuesday||3pm-6pm $1 off all drinks/beer, $3.50-$7 menu, 3-6pm.|
|Wednesday||3pm-6pm $1 off all drinks/beer, $3.50-$7 menu, 3-6pm.|
|Thursday||3pm-6pm $1 off all drinks/beer, $3.50-$7 menu, 3-6pm.|
|Friday||3pm-6pm $1 off all drinks/beer, $3.50-$7 menu, 3-6pm.|
|Saturday||No happy hour info available.|
|Sunday||No happy hour info available.|
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Go here for the burger, if nothing else. This is not a bar I would normally hang out in, just cuz it ain't my scene, but that burger?? Goddamn that burger...
slow bar is the shit. the food is ALWAYS awesome. they always remember what i want to drink & the bar & bartenders have wicked good asthetics/stlye.
. . . And that is a beautiful thing. Always a great spot to drink. Maybe the most comfortable bar in Portland.
All of the old Vic's Willamette View crowd can be found here if you time it right. Stiff drinks, great food & a jukebox that has D.I.! What more could you ask for?
This place rocks thanks to Rob and Mikey's bar wisdom.They took what the late great Maston Simmons instilled in them at Vic's Tavern,and pimped it up couple notches w/ some swank,while maintaining it comfortably for all of us dirtbags.Super fuck yeah,gentleman!Oh....and AAron,K-Fed says hi.....
The drinks are strong, happy hours is great, nice feel, music is perfect. All the hype, well it's just got all the right things in porportion. Other than that not unusual or very intresting really. Great for after work though. Oh but next time please don't leave me dry for so long.
How does a gay guy suck off straight dudes? They had a blast in a camry? I'm no expert, but that kinda sounds gay. This place rox! Great drinks, awesome food, friendly staff and parking lot suckoffs!
This bar is great! I'm a gay guy and I like to go to str8 bars and pick up on str8 guys. I found a cute skinhead boy that went back to my toyota and let me pleasure him orally. We had a blast! I will definitly go back!!
good tunes indeed...and yes you can get your sex on there for sure thanks to the private bedroom style booths...the rest is a secret....shhhh...
Kick ass bar owned by the old bartender of VIC'S tavern. deff tattoed hipster bar. Also has a great juke box to. weel recamended that you chec kthi place out.
but mostly i like the searededed (yes that's how i spell it) tuna salad. it makes me smiley. like smiley. except i don't say dog as much as him. i say tuna.
Slow bar is the shit, it's got great staff and a more portland feel to it, it doesn't feel like im walking into a singles bar or a northwest fag bar, the sort of place that makes you wanna drink and call all your friends out to have a round even on monday or tuesday.
Slow Bar has a week selection of liquor. They need to bring in some of the new brands that are out ther.
The service is most always great, but it's too smoky to stay for long if you don't participate. The place looks pretty cool (dark and lots of exposed brick) and the food is always excellent. One of the 3 best burgers in town. The juke box is a little bit Motorhead for my tastes, but if that your style it's fully loaded.
I love the slow bar, it's intimate enough for a date, lively enough for a group of friends to have fun, excellent music choices in jukebox. It's decorated like it should be a pretentious, scenester bar but it is not. Owner and staff are friendly, attentive and I feel welcome and comfortable every single time.
As a decidedly not cool person, I have to say that I am always treated well there. Additionally, Slow Bar has the best burger in Portland and serves the best Manhattan. What is the "stiffness" rating for anyway?
This place has the best happy hour menu! You must have the salad. It is incredibly good. The pizza makes my mouth water. The staff, totally awesome. Atmosphere is terrific. Love the Slow Bar!
I don't see how anybody can complain about the Slow Bar. Not 'Vern enough for you pretentious jackasses? Bartenders are all cool. The place looks sweet. Beer is cold. Drinks are good. Food is good. Stop bitching and go there.
Love these boys - the booths are cool but don't lead to social interaction. check the website:www.slowbar.net
Great music, good beer, two plasma HD TV's and a bacon cheeseburger that will blow your mind.
YEEEE-HAAAAAA! Ride your momma on down to the liver-twistinest trough ever! This western-gone-New Jersey-honky-tonk themed bar's got more overly-rouged faced, fringed mini-skirt wearin bar-gals than you can shake yer stick at. Ain't yer game? Try out the mecha-bull located in the rest rooms for a undy-bunchin' scream (only a penny)! Drinks ain't half bad neither, no sir! From the strychnine snake-bite to the vermouth hammock, there's more than one way to wake up pregnant tomorrow after ya danced a while at this here place! Speakin' of dancin' I'ma gunna do it all over ya grandmamma's grave! YEEEE-HAAAAAA!
k-before i thought ick and now i say YES! i'm a fan. i frequent here on my way home from work and eat the burg. YUM! i believe they also are a sponsor of The Famous Mysterious Actor. Does this still ring true? If so, itís quite the hot spot during/after the show.
Slow Bar is awesome. They have everything from Slayer to Blondie in the jukebox, Guinness and PBR on tap, and it's a nice, clean facility. Good Stuff.
Dont listen to Captain Marlowe, he gets salty every time we come to port. Now we share an RV that we have dug into some clay soil by an abandoned mine in Drain, Oregon, where we make methamphetamines in the bathtub. Captain Marlowe has been talking all about Slow Bar this week because of the fumes, wearing nothing but a linen curtain and singing melancholic Edith Piaf songs in an off-key falsetto. He is sleeping now.
loud and obnoxious, yet stark and sterile, lacking warmth in ambience. More tired-looking 30 year old kids with tattoos on their necks. Very postmodern in a sense that it fails to faciliate socialization, but isolates everyone there. Good food, relatively friendly staff, good drink menu. "Rock" of yesteryear. Altogether fragmented at best. Just goes to show how Portland loves to drink, but still cant have one perfect drinking hole. Boycott the dives,leave the clubs for the manequins and be sure to bathe properly after visiting any hippie hangout on Hawthorne. Yawn.
this is by far the coolest bar in p-town. the juke box kills it. the bar tenders rock and the space is very hip. chicks in designer jeans and dudes with tatoos. hot.
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