Tonic Lounge

★★★★★
A dimly lit haven for lovers of the local music scene.
  • 3100 NE Sandy Blvd

    Portland, OR 97212

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  • 503-238-0543

About Tonic Lounge

Hours
Mon- Fri 10:00am 2:00pm Sat 2:00 pm- 2:00 am Sun 2:00 pm -12 am

Food

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New ownership and full renovation! The live music venue is still a great place for live music. The food and facility are now worlds better.

3
★★★★★

New ownership and full renovation! The live music venue is still a great place for live music. The food and facility are now worlds better.

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This place is a great venue for bands that are just starting out. My band played there a bunch of times, and we were given weekend shows after only playing there a few times. The sound folks are wonderful (anyone who understands how to correctly amplify a cello is fantastic in my book), and the bartenders are great. The stage is nice, although the room is weirdly shaped. Definitely reccomended.

4
★★★★☆

This place is a great venue for bands that are just starting out. My band played there a bunch of times, and we were given weekend shows after only playing there a few times. The sound folks are wonderful (anyone who understands how to correctly amplify a cello is fantastic in my book), and the bartenders are great. The stage is nice, although the room is weirdly shaped. Definitely reccomended.

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I have seen some good shows at Tonic and I always keep an eye out for who is playing there. The staff is good, and the music is uaually loud! Easy to get to location right on Sandy, so that is a plus in my book!

4
★★★★☆

I have seen some good shows at Tonic and I always keep an eye out for who is playing there. The staff is good, and the music is uaually loud! Easy to get to location right on Sandy, so that is a plus in my book!

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This is a rock club. Don't come here for the food (totinos and tater tots), don't come here expecting great service, don't come here hoping to find the "next big thing". You come here to listen to good bands. The sound is really good here,

3
★★★★★

This is a rock club. Don't come here for the food (totinos and tater tots), don't come here expecting great service, don't come here hoping to find the "next big thing". You come here to listen to good bands. The sound is really good here,

Pros: next to Fantasy

Cons: ??

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The stage is in the back it is very dark and always too loud but most who listen to that kind of music like it that way. The bar out front is great! they have good food, it is clean and the staff is always pleasant. Even if they are packed!

4
★★★★☆

The stage is in the back it is very dark and always too loud but most who listen to that kind of music like it that way. The bar out front is great! they have good food, it is clean and the staff is always pleasant. Even if they are packed!

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The owners of the Tonic must be Neanderthals, still knuckle-walking around in their cave, because they still allow smoking in their venue. That is sooo 1940s! Someone please tell them that WW2 ended more than 60 years ago, and nobody with

3
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The owners of the Tonic must be Neanderthals, still knuckle-walking around in their cave, because they still allow smoking in their venue. That is sooo 1940s! Someone please tell them that WW2 ended more than 60 years ago, and nobody with

Cons: Allows Smoking

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I was in the bar room with friends getting wasted. i asked the barkeep if they can play CDs, he said no. later they did in fact turn off the juke box and play other recorded music. coincidentally i had already programmed a bunch of songs

3
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I was in the bar room with friends getting wasted. i asked the barkeep if they can play CDs, he said no. later they did in fact turn off the juke box and play other recorded music. coincidentally i had already programmed a bunch of songs

Pros: on-site parking

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Used to hangout here often -- it has become too expensive when judging it's location, and lack of consistently good bands in the past year or so. In a poor spot in NE portland so you will not find much else around (except a porn shop or

3
★★★★★

Used to hangout here often -- it has become too expensive when judging it's location, and lack of consistently good bands in the past year or so. In a poor spot in NE portland so you will not find much else around (except a porn shop or

Pros: Service, Eclectic Bands, Good Parking

Cons: Overpriced drinks, Bad Location

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My sister and I went there as one of the stops for her 21st birthday. It was a Wednesday so great Reggae was playing non-stop. The drinks were pretty good, the atmosphere was cool, but if you're looking for conversation it's not the

3
★★★★★

My sister and I went there as one of the stops for her 21st birthday. It was a Wednesday so great Reggae was playing non-stop. The drinks were pretty good, the atmosphere was cool, but if you're looking for conversation it's not the

Pros: Good music, Good parking, Good drinks

Cons: Loud, kinda smoky

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Sorry, I'm going to make this short and sweet... Having gone to some great hang out bars in P-Town, this is definitely not one of them. The service was fine but something from the place smelled foul, and we had to say enough is enough.

3
★★★★★

Sorry, I'm going to make this short and sweet... Having gone to some great hang out bars in P-Town, this is definitely not one of them. The service was fine but something from the place smelled foul, and we had to say enough is enough.

Pros: Free parking

Cons: destination bar, smells foul, bad mixed drinks

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We went to see a friend's band play.
It was rainy, windy, and in the 50's outside.
It was so COLD inside the "club" part.
I was there until 2 when they closed and it never warmed up.
There were close to 100 people in there so it wasn't for

3
★★★★★

We went to see a friend's band play.
It was rainy, windy, and in the 50's outside.
It was so COLD inside the "club" part.
I was there until 2 when they closed and it never warmed up.
There were close to 100 people in there so it wasn't for

Pros: cool atmosphere, good sound, big rooms

Cons: not a lot of seating, FREEZIN COLD

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If you are going out on a Monday, you must hit the Tonic Lounge for their S.I.N. (service industry night). All are welcome for great drinks, service, food, and enjoy rock phenomenon-DJ Matt Bastard. Non-stop rock, requests are welcome. I

3
★★★★★

If you are going out on a Monday, you must hit the Tonic Lounge for their S.I.N. (service industry night). All are welcome for great drinks, service, food, and enjoy rock phenomenon-DJ Matt Bastard. Non-stop rock, requests are welcome. I

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The Tonic may be a little more of a challenge to get to than the downtown clubs, but it is worth the trip to see some good live music and hang out. It is quite small, and there's not a ton of seating, but they have a good bar, and a second

3
★★★★★

The Tonic may be a little more of a challenge to get to than the downtown clubs, but it is worth the trip to see some good live music and hang out. It is quite small, and there's not a ton of seating, but they have a good bar, and a second

Pros: intimate, live music, bar

Cons: drive/location

 

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