Bars have become the meeting places of choice now that libraries, public parks, and desolate midnight crossroads are all under Prohibition. Enjoy a legal and delicious dalliance with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Diablo’s Downtown Lounge.
In a lively space boasting billiards and live music, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge serves traditional pub grub alongside 10 beers on tap and cocktails from a full bar. A beer-battered fish basket ($7.95) takes a hint from the English, serving fried cod alongside french fries. Burgers such as the El Diablo ($9.95), sprinkled with fire-roasted anaheim peppers, Diablo’s own aioli, and pepper jack cheese, stuff stomachs, and the Hawaii Five-O ($9.95), adorned in homemade teriyaki sauce, ham, pineapple, and swiss cheese, encourages guests to eat with their hands or tiki-torch chopsticks. Piled with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pepper jack cheese, the Firebird chicken sandwich ($8.95) hails from the kitchen tossed in a secret spicy sauce and advised to use an alias if confronted by recipe thieves.
Diablo’s Downtown Lounge
At street level, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge hides behind the guise of a traditional bar. There, hearty burgers and beers culled from 10 tap lines arrive at tables surrounded by subtle red upholstery and a gallery’s worth of local artwork. But tucked away on the pub’s subterranean level is a shadowy nightclub where painted flames race up the walls and repeatedly disappoint revelers trying to light their cigarettes. Formerly Perry’s Nightclub, the downstairs haunt still invites dancing on a large floor infused with ‘80s, hip-hop, or contemporary house music handpicked by DJs and special guests. Each level hosts its own events throughout the week, including karaoke and bingo upstairs and Goth-themed dance nights downstairs.
959 Pearl St.
Eugene, Oregon 97401Get Directions