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“Decent Space, Good Program”
Review of Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom
Ranked #4 of 215 Nightlife in Portland
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Owner description: A swing music nightclub.
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited this venue for the NW Girl Fest, a show featuring female performers we thought. The show, held in Delilah's Den, was really quite good and worth the cover charged, which I believe was $10 or less. However men did play also. One group actually had 2 men, with the sole woman being the front performer. The space was medium sized and could probably hold about 200 people comfortably, but the dark paneling and well used furniture gave it a slightly shabby appearance. Also, one of the two female bartenders didn't seem experienced and wasn't competent with making drinks. The staff was friendly and helpful though. Overall we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Courtney M
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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The sound system was perhaps not as good as one might hope (as the lead singer spoke into his mic, people at the back shouted "we can't hear you!), but this historic ballroom is absolute vintage eye-candy. The architectural details are delightful and are some compensation for barely being able to see the stage during a sold-out show.

Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Attended a sold out concert here in May. It was a hot 80 degrees outside and had to be well close to 100 inside. The makeshift fans kept only narrow areas of the club cooled down. Wierd that there's no windows that could be opened. Seating was fractional for large crowd, fortunately you could get in and out from the club and head outside to cool down or have a seat. It was just a big open room with no real lay out. Could be made way nicer but looks like they were going for minimalist old school warehouse look. Was a great show, venue ok.

Thank kpattison
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went to 80's night, They play 80's music all night accompanied by music videos on massive screens. Went with a bunch of girls for a birthday party, had an absolute ball. It was busy, but still able to get a drink quickly, queues for the bathroom weren't too bad either. If you like 80's music this is a must!

Thank KristyOB
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great venue, great food, awesome atmosphere...could clean their bathrooms a little bit. Went here for a wedding, and the bride didn't even need to decorate because the rooms were so neat. The staff was very helpful and made some great drinks.

Thank kelsmuir25
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