Tonic Lounge (CLOSED)3100 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97232 Northeast Portland
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Viva la Tonic! Under invigorating new ownership, as of 2011, Tonic has made a strong comeback as a house of rock - look for well-chosen local and touring acts taking the stage in the spacious main room.
Front of the house, you'll find a large, smoker-friendly, patio, and the cozy front bar, with its two fireplaces, and a convivial shoebox bar.
A game room, replete with pool, pinball, and various video games, joins the front bar and rear performance space.
Pool x 1, TV x2 + video wall, Pinball x 2, various video games.
Open 11am-2:30am Monday-Saturday, 11am-12:30am Sunday.
Live music most every night. House music djs every Thursday.
Monday: Jedediah's Facial Hair Appreciation Night (aka Jed's FHAN Club - Jedediah is a featured player on Portlandia, among other things), 8pm-close. Two-for-one well drinks for beardos. Guest deejays (start @ 10pm, no cover).
$3+ menu, $3.50 well and micros, $2.50 tallboys, 3pm-8pm every day.
Tonic Lounge (CLOSED) 's Happy Hours
|Monday||5pm-7pm $3+ menu, $3.50 well and micros, $2.50 tallboys, 5pm-7pm Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-7pm Friday and Saturday.|
|Tuesday||5pm-7pm $3+ menu, $3.50 well and micros, $2.50 tallboys, 5pm-7pm Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-7pm Friday and Saturday.|
|Wednesday||5pm-7pm $3+ menu, $3.50 well and micros, $2.50 tallboys, 5pm-7pm Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-7pm Friday and Saturday.|
|Thursday||5pm-7pm $3+ menu, $3.50 well and micros, $2.50 tallboys, 5pm-7pm Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-7pm Friday and Saturday.|
|Friday||No happy hour info available.|
|Saturday||No happy hour info available.|
|Sunday||5pm-7pm $3+ menu, $3.50 well and micros, $2.50 tallboys, 5pm-7pm Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-7pm Friday and Saturday.|
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Went in to see what all the fuss is about. I used to think of Tonic as a nasty dive only good for a rock show. (there have been some good shows) They actually have quality food, booze on the shelves, ice cold beer, and the place looks awesome now. There is a couch and stuffed chairs in the venue! Nothing like chillin on the couch for a rock show. The front room is all fixed up with cool lights and art on the walls. My new hangout. :)
Tonic has new owners starting Jan. 2011. Expect the place fixed back up and great food / drinks / shows.
I hadn't been here in over a year but wanted to check out a friend's band. The layout hasn't changed, it is still a good place to see a band, love the long room where you can see for miles.
The problem was the drinks. If you are going to charge $6.50 for a stoli tonic, many you've gotta put some booze in it! Possibly the weakest drinks that I've ever been served in Portland.
I love the Tonic, the bartenders are good company, the music is loud, the beer is cold even served in a frozen pint glass!
on Tuesdays at 9 pm - signup at 8 pm.
They had a nice mix of diverse acts when I went recently.
The only thing that is true about the rumors is that there are new owners. Bands are still getting booked and paid, and they still get drink tickets and guests.
Tonic apparently has new owners as of October 2007. The word from staff is that they're just waiting for the current booked shows to run out so they can turn the back room into a karaoke / video poker room. In the mean time, they aren't paying the bands still scheduled to perform. Or even offering drink tickets.
First timer last weekend. Kinda weird layout but The Rock was loud and the staff seemed cool. Cozy, smoky, low ceiling type dive. Constructive critique: Tear out the smelly carpet and better taps. Arrogant Bastard and Bridgeport IPA are good starts, but in this town you gotta do better! (hint: Terminal Gravity IPA and/or Lagunitas Maximus) Do that and i'll be coming back for more than shows.
Oh sweet winter! Furious flurries of white swirl in the odious stalls! Look! Fantasy man has warty...balls cracking about near the exit door, Nay! dare not kiss the mom with falsies you know she's a...horrible smells from jamaican pretenders, whilest out in front soundman regurgitates after twenty benders. Tattoo mommy with no ambition, serves it stiff, then gets bossed in the kitchen. The booths they fill with dirty old twits who'd pay a dog to see it's...titilating musicians slump at the bar and drink away their 'lives', they're all going nowhere and that's why they call these places dives.
Now that Lindsay is gone, this place fucking sucks. All of the chick bartenders are complete sluts. I have to ask for more napkins each time because the coke-head waitress and the deathly skinny manager can't stop drooling on me. I JUST WANT A FUCKING BEER! NOT YOUR NASTY PUSSY! The guys are still pretty cool, depending on their mood. I dunno, I used to go there a few times a week, but I'll never go again. Unless I want an STD, or a rat in my burger. What happened to Marnie, CaL, and Lindsay? They fucking ruled.
That waitress is not only the best waitress EVER, but she's hot too. What more can you ask for?
This place rocks. Awesome happy hour, fucking hot bartenders, 2 fireplaces, hauntingly creepy, and LOUD rock music. What more could you ask for?
Marnie, not sure if she still works there was an awsome bartender. Can be a more of an uppity crowd but really dark and comfy. A couple of pool tables in the back. Smaller area for live shows. Not bad to hang out with some friends and have a drink...they get stronger with every next order.
you can just chill out by the fireplace nice and cozy. Some good music and Dave the bartender rocks.
you are a man ! there is no way you're a chick ! you're a dude ! you're not fooling anyone ! goodnight , sir !
all of this was yelled at a woman . she WAS a woman !
that is the last time i was at the tonic lounge .
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