Music and cuisine go hand in hand, feeding off each other in a delicious synergy that's led to acts such as Meatloaf, Hall and Oats, and Led Marzipan. Tune up your appetite with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of casual fare and drinks at Hall of Records in Sunnyside.
Voted one of the “Best Bars to Play” in 2010 by Portland Monthly, Hall of Records assuages the appetites of eaters and audiophiles in a hunger-hampering hybrid that combines a restaurant, bar, and music store. Listen for the faint sounds of your mouth's joyful taste-bud chorus as your eyes peruse a menu of laid-back fare such as a vegetarian-friendly sandwich of grilled tomato, mozzerella, and basil ($6.50). All sandwiches come with a house salad or kettle chips, and daily soup and sandwich specials ($6–$8) are in heavy rotation. Wintery stews in chuck roast beef ($7) and vegetable ($6) varieties stick to ribs to keep them from squabbling over creative differences and going their separate ways.
Pints of local beers ($4–$5) stay on the Hall of Records taps, and a dozen different wines are also on hand to fuel fevered discussions about first pressings and spirited arguments about whether jazz fusion or Norwegian death metal provides the best medium for covering Christmas carols. DJs spin at night to keep jealous ears from staring enviously at well-fed mouths. Today’s Groupon is only valid toward fare and drinks.
- Another vintage vinyl shop in Portland? Yawn. One that serves beer, wine, and good grub alongside listening stations and turntables? Now that’s got our attention– Gretchen Holzgang, Portland Monthly
- Hall of Records is a sweet concept - half record store, half bar, one-third restaurant. If my math is correct, that's a whole lot of awesome. – Don B., Yelp, 11/15/10