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Al's Den

303 SW 12th Ave, In Basement, Portland, OR 97205-2302
+1 503-972-2670
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Great bar and music venue

Enjoyed local live music at the basement venue during our stay in Portland. Great range of beers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jjmack31
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Mount Macedon, Australia
A Surprisingly good time in the basement

Staying at McMenamins Hotel we ventured into the basement to Al's Den for the live band performing... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
pott1432
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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303 SW 12th Ave, In Basement, Portland, OR 97205-2302
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+1 503-972-2670
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed local live music at the basement venue during our stay in Portland. Great range of beers, local wines and whiskey. Staff and service is excellent. Has a bohemian bar area separate from the music room to enjoy a quiet drink.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Staying at McMenamins Hotel we ventured into the basement to Al's Den for the live band performing. Al's Den is small but well worth rubbing shoulders with the locals! The band was outstanding, the drinks were cold and the service was very good. We had...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

How can you go wrong with a free music venue? Shows start early, nice touch. Small stage in the corner, acoustic style. Wide range of acts. We saw Dan Sheron. Good music. Enjoyed his set. The bartender was great, we wanted decaf coffee nudges, so...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great little underground bar hangout! Sat at the bar for a few hours and tried lots of different cocktails they had on their menu. The bartender, Anthony, had a warm personality, was welcoming and his ability to work around the bar was impressive. The whole...More

Thank Megan R
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in town after moving away 25 years ago and were looking for some music and a bite in downtown. I found this place on a music scene website and it was perfect. I small venue with free music and some...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Having found this place upon sitting outside of Jake's Crawfish on my first trip into Portland, I have to say this is one swanky place and somewhere you shouldn't pass up if you like unique locations and atmospheres. While my wife and I didn't have...More

Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Al's Den is located down below the street level. You go down into Ringer's Annex and continue further inside to the far end where the room for Al's Den is located. You can drink McMenamins drinks while you are here. There are plenty of interesting...More

Thank RSNN
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went to Al's Den for some live music during the Jazz Festival. They held a special music series for the week. I was unaware of the great food, but will return for more. We had the House Burger (served with tuffle fries - very...More

Thank LynnElsdon
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Came in on a Friday for a drink some music. Figured we should get there early to get good seats but had the place to ourselves until almost seven when the band started. They were a little bit disorganized but were not prepared to do...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

My sister and I came here on a quest for McMenamin's passport stamps but it was one of our favourite places in Portland. Loved the dark coziness, the atmosphere with vintage decor and although we weren't able to catch the live music or the comedy...More

Thank Degan W
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hallju1
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We ate in music venue area but I can't help you with the reservation question.
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