959 Pearl St., (541) 683-3855
This is a great club for those who love dancing to hip-hop and techno music. Cover charges vary with the talent performing. Thursday night’s ladies get in free. Upstairs lounge always open for those with two left feet.
The Downtown Lounge
959 Pearl Street
Located above Diablo’s dance club, the Downtown Lounge is a classy blend of bar, pool hall, music venue and art gallery. The deep red interior, from walls to furniture, provides about as chic and trendy a vibe you can find in Eugene and is the perfect place to sip martinis, check out art and chat with fellow bar goers. The Downtown Lounge regularly books music acts in a wide variety of genres. Check out 80s night on Thursday.
The Highlands Brewpub
390 East 40th Avenue
Located deep in South Eugene territory, the Highlands is a bar and pool hall popular among the college crowd and the nearby neighborhoods. Featuring eight full-length pool tables and over 40 beers on tap, this brewpub is a great place to shoot a game or just schmooz with some buddies. A full bar, greasy food menu, jukebox and poker machines complete the get down, get drunk atmosphere. Stop in and check out their daily changing specials.
Joggers Bar and Grill
710 Willamette Street
Across from the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of downtown Eugene, Joggers has become most famous for its karaoke nights. It takes a little push to get the folks on stage though, and Joggers gets the toes tapping, hips shaking and vocal cords blaring with a wide variety of brews and stiff drinks. Joggers features weekly specials and has a slew of televisions to ensure all the game coverage possible.
Koko Mo’s Island Grill & Bar
707 Willamette St. (541) 683-5160
This is island cooking at its finest. Hawaiian style barbecue ribs and teriyaki chicken are among favorites. Meals range in the neighborhood of $7-10. Koko Mo’s is also a popular place for night-life and exotic mixed drinks. Tuesday night is hip-hop night and the dance floor is always crowded.
1214 Kincaid, (541) 687-0600
A popular campus bar and restaurant. Daily specials are always on the menu, but the fish n’ chips are a must. Open for breakfast and minors are allowed until 3 p.m. Open M-F 7:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Sat & Sun 9 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Meals $5-10.
Taylor’s Bar & Grille
894 E 13th (541) 344- 6174
Another campus favorite! Premium, well-sized hamburgers with fries $5-6. Wednesday night’s microbrews are $1 from 9-10:30 p.m. Lively college atmosphere. Open till 2:30 a.m. every night.
Turtles Bar & Grill
2690 Willamette, (541) 465-9038
Traditional American food such as barbecue ribs and home-style hamburgers. Full bar included. Hefty portions. Meals $7-10.
44 E 7th, (541) 683- 5160
Put on your boots and chaps and get ready to do some line dancing! For those who prefer to dance to country music, this is the place to go. Open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., there’s a nightly cover charge of $3 that begins at 9:30.
The Wild Duck
169 West 6th Avenue
This bar, microbrewery, restaurant and music hall is a Eugene staple. Most of their micro brews, not available in stores, are famous locally while others, like the Sasquatch Strong Ale, have reached a more infamous status; famous cause its dangerous! The Duck features an extensive menu of fine Northwest cuisine that diners can enjoy in the restaurant or on the upstairs terrace. Check out the local music listings for touring acts coming to the area; the Wild Duck music hall is a favorite spot to meet up and get down.
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