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Guide to Downtown Eugene's Nightlife

Published: May 07, 2019

 

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

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

Through the Roots at Sessions by Melanie Griffin
Through The Roots at Sessions Music Hall by Melanie Griffin

Live Music 

  • Sessions Music Hall - A two-stage music venue and bar in the heart of downtown.
  • 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 Pie - A pizzeria with a fun community stage hosting a diverse array of performances.
  • Wildcraft Cider - Eugene's first cidery offers an upstairs balcony stage for music that can be enjoyed anywhere in the building.
Heritage Cocktail by Colin Morton
Cocktail by Colin Morton

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 menu crafted by renowned chef Stephanie Kimmel.
  • Civic Winery - The newest addition to downtown, Civic offers wines fermented in clay pots - an ancient technique called amphora. 
  • Starlight Lounge - Voted Eugene's "Best Happy Hour" for nine years. Starlight is the relaxed lounge where locals go.
  • Party Bar - Seasonal and locally sourced cocktails and bites in an Instagram-worthy space. Upscale foods at an affordable price with a laid-back vibe.
Level Up Arcades by Melanie Griffin
Level-Up Arcade by 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. 
  • Game Pub - Formerly Shoryuken League, this friendly game space has Pokémon themed drinks and fun events. 
Falling Sky Brewpub by Stephen Hoshaw
Falling Sky by Stephen Hoshaw

Craft Beer

  • Claim 52 Kitchen - Heaven for hazy IPA lovers. Claim 52 offers outdoor dining and a full menu.
  • Tap & Growler - Offering 40+ beer, cider and wines on tap from Oregon and beyond as well as a locally sourced food menu.
  • Falling Sky Brewpub - 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.

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.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Hult Center by Turell Group

Performing Arts

Late Night Eats

  • Voodoo Donuts - Open 24 hours. Voodoo offers wild donut creations you'll have to see to believe.
  • Mandy's  - Open 24 hours. Friendly space serving classic diner fare with a fresh twist.
  • Sizzle Pie - Open until 4 a.m. Friday - Saturday. Delicious pizza in a punk rock setting. Vegan options available.
  • The Barn Light - Open until 2 a.m. Thursday - Saturday. Casual and sophisticated coffee shop and bar in the center of downtown. 
Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology and Cinema. After finishing school, she worked as a touring concert photographer for many years before expanding into writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Tourism Marketing Coordinator for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia. 

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and buying too many house plants. Follow her Instagram for Lane County's best kept secrets.

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