Tucked away in the basement of the Rialto Pool Room, this remodeled old betting parlor has made its presence known as the swankiest ’80s lounge. With a mid-size dance floor, on-site DJ, and comfy couches — the atmosphere demands relaxation. Lit only with a string of Christmas lights and colored light bulbs, slip away in this downstairs drinking hole.

Jack London Bar hosts Stumptown Stories and Authors in Pubs, opens space for local musicians and artists, and shows its brainiac-side with Tuesday trivia.