Bars where Pete has had a Drink (3,200 bars; 1,476 bars in Seattle):
Bars where Pete has had a drink
Monday, March 15, 2010
#1011 - Teardrop Lounge, Portland - 3/11/2010
The Teardrop came with several rave reviews from friends with reliable judgement of fine cocktails and I was still impressed on my first visit there. I had a traditional Chauncey and a Between The Sheets, and both were as well-made, balanced, and tasty as any cocktails I've ever had.
Portland already had a great richness of neighborhood bars with character, and now they are piling on with great stops for the best quality cocktails. At Teardrop, one wants to drop by regularly, working your way through the menu, the bartender's recommendations, and the massive arrays of bitters and tinctures aligned in little blue bottles like the mad scientists they are.
The decor is spare and elegant and the bartenders were friendly and engaging. I don't think I'll ever visit Portland again without trying to make it there at least once or twice.