Downtown Eugene's nightlife scene is a buzz of intimate music venues, craft breweries, great dining and excellent performing arts. 

Downtown Eugene is adjacent to the Whiteaker neighborhood known for its craft distilleries, breweries and an artsy, counter-culture history that is visible on every street.

Hi-Fi Music Hall - Through The Roots band

Live Music in Downtown Eugene

Photo: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Live Music

  • WOW Hall - A volunteer-powered music hall dedicated to bringing great musical acts to the community at affordable prices.
  • McDonald Theatre - A large historic theater built in 1925 which hosts the largest touring bands to downtown.
  • Whirled Pies - A pizzeria with a fun community stage hosting a diverse array of performances.
  • Wildcraft Cider Works - Eugene's first cidery offers an upstairs balcony stage for music that can be enjoyed anywhere in the building.
  • The Big Dirty - This venue is a wall-to-wall art experience like no other and hosts live music on its unique stage. 
  • Mac's Nightclub and Restaurant - A great place for blues, jazz and rock n' roll with live music 5 nights a week. 
A rooftop bar with two cocktails

Cocktails at Carlita's Rooftop

Photo: Julia Voigt

Wine Bars & Cocktails

  • Oregon Wine Lab - A boutique wine bar with artisan labels located on the edge of downtown towards the Whiteaker neighborhood.
  • The Vintage - A charming restaurant known for creative cocktails, crepes and fondue. 
  • Marché & Le Bar - A beautiful bar space with an impressive wine list, fine cocktails and an amazing French-inspired menu crafted by renowned chef Stephanie Kimmel.
  • Carlita's Rooftop - Tacos & Tequila + the best rooftop view in Eugene located in the Gordon Hotel. 
  • Starlight Lounge - Voted Eugene's "Best Happy Hour" for nine years. Starlight is the relaxed lounge where locals go.
  • 86 Speakeasy - A hidden speakeasy requiring a password to enter with excellent cocktails and wine. 
Level Up Arcade by Melanie Griffin

Level Up Arcade

Photo: Melanie Griffin

Arcades & Billiards

  • Level Up - Popular barcade open daily with a wide variety of games and occasional live entertainment.
  • Luckey's - One of the oldest bars in Oregon, Luckey's has been open since 1911. Great place for pool and a live burlesque show. 
  • Jackalope Lounge - Local favorite dive bar with so much more. Games include pinball, darts, pool and many others.
  • Jamesons - In the center of Eugene's "Barmuda Triangle", Jameson's has a funky vibe and the pool tables are free every Sunday.  
  • TopGolf Swing Suite - Not an arcade but you'll definitely have fun with these games including golf, zombie dodgeball, football and more. 
Stout from The Bier Stein

The Bier Stein

Photo: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Craft Beer

  • Claim 52 Kitchen - Heaven for hazy IPA lovers. Claim 52 offers outdoor dining and a full menu.
  • Falling Sky Brewing House - Great food and 42 taps rotating through over 400 different recipes covering many traditional styles and pioneering new ones.
  • The Bier Stein - With over 30 taps and a bottle list of over 1,000 beers, Bier Stein is for the true beer fan. All servers are Cicerone certified.
  • First National Taphouse - More than 30 taps from around the world but a focus on PNW beers. The menu is international. 
Cowfish Dance Club by Melanie Griffin

Cowfish Dance Club

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Dance Clubs

  • The Drake - A sports bar by day, The Drake becomes a dance club at night with live DJs every Friday and Saturday.
  • Cowfish - This club offers dancing every day of the week each with a different theme right in the heart of downtown. 
  • Spectrum  - An exciting and safe place for LGBTQ+ with an event calendar always packed with fun.
WICKED at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts by Joan Marcus

WICKED at the Hult Center

Photo: Joan Marcus

Performing Arts

VooDoo Donuts pink donut

Voodoo Donuts

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Late Night Eats

  • Voodoo Donuts - Open 24 hours. Voodoo offers wild donut combinations and some adult humor that is funnier after some late-night activity.
  • Mandy's  - Open 24 hours. Friendly space serving classic diner fare.
  • The Barn Light - Open until 2 a.m. Thursday - Saturday. Casual and sophisticated coffee shop and bar in the center of downtown. 

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