PDX - Favorite Dive Bars - now smoke-free!
When I was younger, I used to enjoy a good dive bar - interesting ambience, cheap drinks, etc., but over the years the smoke got to me, so I stopped going.
But now with the new non-smoking laws, I'd love to hear your recommendations. The first place I visited was the Horse Brass and it was such a pleasure drinking beer without cigarette smoke on either side of me. Then it was Renner's in Multnomah. Different vibe, but still better off without the smoke.
Any recs of cool places - i.e. dive bars - that used to be smokey, but now are not?
What about the Space Room? Hadn't been in years, finally made it back a few weeks ago. Still pour a nice, strong drink. Nice to be able to breathe in there again! The Pagoda closed on New Year's Eve - RIP. Planning to go to the Lowbrow Lounge if it's still worth a visit - went many many years ago and didn't return because of smoke . . .we live near the Moon & Sixpence and had braved the smoke to go there over the years but it is so much more pleasant now. They did close for several days after New Year's and did a deep clean including steaming the rugs, so there isn't too much lingering smoke smell. We are just so happy to be able to eat there again. Haven't ventured into Sandy Hut yet. Guess we'll have to one of these days for old time's sake..........cheers!