Downtown Eugene and the nearby Whiteaker neighborhood's nightlife scene is a buzz of music venues, craft breweries and distilleries, great dining and excellent performing arts. Here's our starter guide for exploring a fun night out on the town!

Hi-Fi Music Hall - Through The Roots band
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Live Music in Downtown Eugene

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 downtown.
  • John Henry's - Bar and live music venue known for karaoke and other themed nights.
  • 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 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

Wine Bars & Cocktails

  • Party Bar - Unique craft cocktails alongside seasonal, local dishes.
  • Marché & Le Bar - A beautiful bar space with an impressive wine list, fine cocktails and mocktails, and an amazing French-inspired, seasonal menu.
  • Carlita's Rooftop - Tacos, tequila, and the best rooftop view in downtown Eugene located in the Gordon Hotel. 
  • Starlight Lounge - A relaxed lounge that's been voted Eugene's "Best Happy Hour" by locals for nine years
  • 86 Speakeasy - A hidden speakeasy requiring a password to enter with excellent cocktails and wine. 
  • Lion & Owl - An extensive, curated wine list, handcrafted cocktails and excellent food.
A row of pinball machines light up.
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Level Up Arcade

Arcades & Billiards

  • Level Up - Popular barcade open daily with a wide variety of games and occasional live entertainment.
  • Luckey's - Open since 1911, a great place for pool and a live burlesque show. 
  • Jackalope Lounge - Local favorite dive bar with pinball, darts, pool and many others.
  • Jamesons - In the center of Eugene's affectionately named "Barmuda Triangle," a funky vibe where 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. Advance reservations required.
Stout from The Bier Stein
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

The Bier Stein

Craft Beer

  • Claim 52 Kitchen - Heaven for hazy IPA fans, with outdoor seating and a full 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, this is a great spot for the true beer fan. All servers are Cicerone certified.

Dance Clubs

  • The Drake - A sports bar by day that becomes a dance club at night with live DJs every Friday and Saturday.
  • Cowfish - Dancing every day of the week, each with a different theme.
  • 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

Shows and Performances

  • Jazz Station - A volunteer-run non-profit performance space open to jazz lovers of all ages.
  • Hult Center for the Performing Arts - Grand performance halls bringing in world-class entertainment since 1982.
  • Shedd Institute - A performance venue and community music school with a special emphasis on American music forms.
  • Oregon Contemporary Theatre - Bold theater taking on thought-provoking productions.
  • Actors Cabaret of Eugene - Laidback dinner theater presenting beloved shows in a fun downtown environment.
  • Broadway Metro - Featuring indie, foreign and blockbuster movies, this small multiplex also serves drinks and offers private showings.
VooDoo Donuts pink donut

Voodoo Donuts

Late Night Eats

  • Voodoo Donuts - Open 24 hours, Voodoo offers wild donut combinations and some adult humor.
  • Mandy's  - Classic diner fare, open late.
  • The Barn Light - Casual and sophisticated coffee shop and bar in the center of downtown open late Thursday - Saturday.
  • Slice Pizzeria and Bar - Open late for pizza and a nightcap. 

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