The Rookery Bar

Specialties: Dancing and Specialty Cocktails

If it weren’t for the dark-marbled bar, the impeccable leather upholstery, the grand, unblemished pool table, and the stainless steel LED lamps hanging from the burly beams above, the Rookery Bar just might transport you in time. Making its cavernous home in the former hayloft of the Ladd Carriage House—built in 1883, trucked across town in 2007, and trucked back to its historic home in 2011—the Rookery serves as a convivial alternative to Raven & Rose’s more staid dining room below. Cocktail precision from ubiquitous bar director David Shenaut fills out an ambitious menu that ranges from an immaculate manhattan to Caroline’s Fancy, a fiery blend of reposado tequila, curaçao, and cardamom bitters that somehow tastes like a classic. Tasting expeditions to Kentucky, Jalisco, and beyond have yielded a collection of “Single-Barrels” that bear the bar’s logo and serve as the foundation for a menu of single-barrel cocktails (spendy, but worth it). When the Rookery is swinging with live Irish folk music, fireplace blazing and rare liquor flowing, there’s hardly a more impressive room in Portland.

We featured The Rookery Bar in our guide to Portland's best bars of 2014.

Updated 02/05/2014


1331 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
Mon-Fri: 11:30 am - 2 pm
Mon: 3:30 pm - 10 pm
Tue-Fri: 3:30 pm - 12 am
Sat-Sun: 10 am - 2 pm
Sat: 5 pm - 12 am
Sun: 5 pm - 9 pm

Please Note: Before making plans, please call ahead with the establishment to verify that this information is still accurate.