Sundays at The Blue Keg were open to people who were “down on their luck.” Wooden kegs were utilized back in this day and they also served as perfect bar stools. The NE corner had a small table with kegs for seats and that was the designated “locals” area of the restaurant.
Currently LaurelThirst Public House is a casual, affordable music pub that has beautifully been described as a “historical hippy dive and cozy live venue.” With multiply daily musical acts and Happy Hour always have free music from 6-8pm. Evening music is never more than $10 at the absolute max.
Arrive early to snag a booth along the wall and you’ll be sitting comfortably and pretty as the bar fills with people and the air with music. If you can’t get there early, go anyway and find a snug place in the crowd. Even though this is a crowded bar, it’s not a rambunctious bar where people will be pushing and elbowing.
The turkey sandwich is a great choice on their menu and so it the good’ol comforting grilled cheese and tomato soup. Microbrews, ciders, wine and a full bar is available.
Street parking onlyLaurelThirst Public House (503) 232-1504 2958 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR