Pépé le Moko

Pépé le Moko

(Now Closed)
Cocktail Bar$$$$
Portland
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  • Eugen S.heart icon on user image
    Eugen SakhnenkoOctober 3, 2014
    Greay cocktails and oysters, even better atmosphere. They serve complimentary corn nuts (great for those with nut allergies). A bit pricy but lovely nonetheless.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineJanuary 19, 2017
    The shrimp chips at Pépé le Moko, which taste ever-so-pleasantly of the sea, are fried and then sprinkled with the Japanese spice mixture togarashi, and served with a lemon wedge on the side. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 10, 2014
    Serving raw oysters, bocadillos, and boozy cocktails. The spot's sense of humor emerges in its drink menu, which re-imagines the shitty drinks of your youth—Grasshoppers, Long Island Iced Teas. Read more
  • Irena P.heart icon on user image
    Irena PierovaJuly 16, 2018
    nice place with speakeasy vibe and tasty drinks. Small and charming type of bar. Mexican bramble - light berry cocktail
  • Peter B.heart icon on user image
    Peter BoyceApril 13, 2019
    Very dimly lit, intimate, great mixologists, friendly staff. Good cheese plate & Mezcal Negroni
  • Patrick W.heart icon on user image
    Patrick WangDecember 20, 2014
    You were never here. You told no one. You didn't have Prohibition drinks in an underground tunnel bar with wicked bartenders and intimate booths lit by bare bulb and dropping in secrets and whispers
  • John D.heart icon on user image
    John DuarteApril 11, 2019
    The espresso martini is amazing!
  • Pam ☕️ O.heart icon on user image
    Pam ☕️ OApril 3, 2015
    Espresso martini is a fantastic classy dessert cocktail for coffee lovers.
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    AmateurConciergeOctober 1, 2017
    Sexy basement speakeasy with a real prohibition vibe. Grasshopper is delicious but pretty sure it's just a milkshake with no booze
  • emily m.
    emily meyerSeptember 9, 2014
    Cute bar with great classics. Although not really a classic, the grasshopper is the perfect after dinner dessert drink.
  • Cusp25heart icon on user image
    Cusp25July 10, 2018
    Wonderful speakeasy cocktail bar
  • Pechluck L.heart icon on user image
    Pechluck LaskeyFebruary 22, 2014
    You might think to skip the espresso martini because you've had them before. That's a mistake, this is the best Expresso Martini Ever.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 25, 2014
    Don't be afraid of trying a drink like the Long Island Iced Tea or Amaretto sour. Here, you're in good hands.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    SHRIMP CHIPS!!! And all of the Bocadillos! Wash them down with the Hotel Nacional Special & the Amaretto Sour!
  • Chantell D.heart icon on user image
    Chantell DawnAugust 18, 2014
    Cool little hidden spot I never would have stumbled upon without a recommendation. Love the cozy atmosphere
  • Suzy E.heart icon on user image
    Suzy EAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The grasshopper is a dreamy boozy milkshake and you should try it, but if you're on a budget, steer clear of their specialty drinks.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughFebruary 15, 2020
    Great old fashioned. Crystal clear ice. Good vibe if you can get in.
  • Mark J.heart icon on user image
    Mark JohnstonSeptember 29, 2016
    The best old fashioned and penicillin I've ever had.
  • Ryan T.heart icon on user image
    Ryan ThompsonFebruary 16, 2014
    There's no wifi but surprisingly (considering its in a concrete bunker) cell phones get decent reception. I'm writing this from my Stratosphere. Hopefully Clyde will add wifi soon.
  • Derek E.heart icon on user image
    Derek EstesFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic Bar. Very New York style speakeasy. Cocktails and Oysters were amazing!
  • Fai V.heart icon on user image
    Fai VisuthichoFebruary 24, 2015
    The Grasshopper is everything and everything is the Grasshopper. Warning: Brain freeze, and no one should drink more than one.
  • Nicole K.heart icon on user image
    Nicole KastenFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The grasshopper is a meal by itself. Staff is interested in your tastes and want you to have fun.
  • Calvin M.heart icon on user image
    Calvin MultanenJanuary 16, 2017
    Great cocktails. Cook speakeasy feel
  • Alex D.heart icon on user image
    Alex DiebaldJanuary 9, 2016
    Open late, great wine and cheese combo, cozy tables.
  • Amber C.heart icon on user image
    Amber C.November 4, 2015
    Watch as your friend's eyes try to adjust to the dark! Try the shrimp chips!
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler McPheetersOctober 24, 2014
    Cool space, it's REALLY small... That's why there is a wait!
  • Jaredheart icon on user image
    JaredJanuary 27, 2018
    Fantastic bar with a bit of a speakeasy feel.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseJuly 26, 2019
    Basement bar with oysters and snacks. Very dark so watch your step!
  • Adam H.heart icon on user image
    Adam HickeyJune 14, 2015
    The old bunker makes for a great space. The amaretto sour is delicious.
  • Michelle H.heart icon on user image
    Michelle HolmesAugust 12, 2015
    Get the Grasshopper.
  • Kristen G.
    Kristen GehrkeFebruary 15, 2014
    Fantastic drinks made by skilled bartenders. Worth the wait, worth the price.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SandraMay 9, 2014
    I don't know if this is always the case, but this place is filled with table after table of handsome gentlemen. Bring your Gays, someone's getting lucky.
  • Lalo H.heart icon on user image
    Lalo HSeptember 24, 2016
    best underground place for drinks & oysters.
  • Vahid J.heart icon on user image
    Vahid JSeptember 14, 2015
    The best Old Fashioned I've ever had. Period.
  • Daniel S.heart icon on user image
    Daniel SimmonsFebruary 9, 2017
    Servers are great, just expect to wait for your cocktails.
  • Heather G.heart icon on user image
    Heather GJanuary 25, 2020
    Best espresso martini I’ve ever had 💕
  • Dan D.heart icon on user image
    Dan DickinsonAugust 7, 2014
    The Grasshopper will make your boozy milkshake dreams come true.
  • catherine D.heart icon on user image
    catherine DaltonNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The grasshopper is amazing. Get it!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Pepe Le Moko as seen on Best Bars in America Read more
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CabreraMay 28, 2015
    We walked up to the door and were told because there were four of us there would be a wait. We waited outside for about 15 or 20 minutes. When we were finally let in, the place was empty.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PollinMarch 28, 2014
    Really great cocktails and bartenders
  • Peter Y.heart icon on user image
    Peter YangAugust 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The classics are made ridiculously well.
  • Zee A.heart icon on user image
    Zee AlexanderJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cocktail bar in Portland, period.
  • Zee A.heart icon on user image
    Zee AlexanderAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the cocktail you want not one off the list.
  • Bennett H.heart icon on user image
    Bennett HilesOctober 21, 2019
    Old fashioned and Mexican firing squad were delicious
  • Robert S.heart icon on user image
    Robert SandlerFebruary 18, 2016
    Great whiskey selection
  • Teresaheart icon on user image
    TeresaJune 19, 2015
    Well made cocktails. Slightly pricy.
  • Anne M.heart icon on user image
    Anne ManickeJanuary 24, 2016
    Lose yourself in another time at this quaint date spot.
  • Mike G.heart icon on user image
    Mike GottliebJune 15, 2015
    Cocktails and smaller food plates
  • Michael S.heart icon on user image
    Michael StephensJune 30, 2015
    The grasshopper is amazing!
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