Crystal Ballroom

Concert Hall, Rock Club, and Bar
Downtown Portland, Portland
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  • ELS Language Centers
    "regular "80s Video Dance Attack""(2 Tips)
    Lady S.
    "There dancing floors are amazing!!!"(3 Tips)
    Richard C.
    "Dress cool as it is always too hot on ballroom floor."(2 Tips)
    Nicole K.
    "Jalapeño Margarita from some great staff"(2 Tips)
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  • Timothy M.
    If you get the chance to see a show you're interested in here, don't miss it! I've been to two concerts here and they were both amazing. The place has a really cool vintage feel to it too!
  • ELS Language Centers
    Come here for good music from well-known performers and local bands alike. They also hold a regular "80s Video Dance Attack" on most Friday or Saturday nights.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BrehmJanuary 2, 2014
    No, that's not an earthquake. Just the whole room shaking as they get into the music. To my knowledge this 3rd floor ballroom has never collapsed due to excessive rocking.
  • Natalie
    NatalieJune 4
    Potentially lacks air conditioning but serves free water in the back (at least for the show I went to). Beautiful venue overall.
  • Jen C.
    Free tour at 2:00 on Saturday. Do it's also, Ringler's has some of the best beer.
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 5, 2010
    The main room features a mechanical floating dance floor, thought at the time of building to be the only one on the W. Coast, and potentially the only one still in existence.
  • Katie H.
    Katie H.August 15, 2011
    Drinks are wayyyy overpriced. $3.25 PBR is your best bet. Otherwise, fantastic venue! Amazing acoustics.
  • Lady S.
    Lady SmileJanuary 14, 2016
    There dancing floors are amazing!!! The best part of the entire experience.
  • Charles D.
    Charles DyeJanuary 17, 2015
    Quite possibly my all-time favorite music venue
  • Eric S.
    Eric SchraderFebruary 2, 2016
    Friday is 80s night. Sat is 90s night. These dance parties get wild and entertaining.
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MyersAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to get VIP for the fade to light event Awesome!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MyersJuly 1, 2016
    Grab a bite and/or drink at Ringler's before your show and line up to get in before the front doors open.
  • Wilkie W.
    Wilkie WilkinsonJuly 29, 2015
    Get the Jamaican rice bowl, don't use to much haze.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay StarkSeptember 21, 2013
    This venue kinda sucks. McMenamins is always disorganized, doors open late and the service is terrible. Luckily for them our favorite bands play here often. But I seriously question why!?!
  • Richard C.
    Richard CaplanMay 30, 2014
    Dress cool as it is always too hot on ballroom floor. Hotter in balcony
  • Lady S.
    Lady SmileSeptember 6, 2016
    Their dancing floors are amazing!!
  • Eleven Mag P.
    Eleven Mag PdxJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    So many great events at the Crystal, Lola's Room and Al's Den. Check em out!
  • Mick Management
    Mick ManagementJanuary 31, 2012
    Wear your dancing shoes and get ready to party when Walk the Moon opens for Kaiser Chiefs here on March 22, 2012!
  • Naomi M.
    Naomi MartineMarch 5, 2013
    Bouncy floor, need I say more?
  • Ricky M.
    Ricky MJuly 13, 2010
    Great venue. Just wished they would make the over 21 side layout better.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KnutsonMay 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Jalapeño Margarita from some great staff
  • Porter B.
    Porter BishopMay 15, 2016
    The floor is amazing
  • Derek S.
    Derek ShawJanuary 1, 2016
    Can't explain how good just please trust.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydApril 20, 2012
    Let the floor bring out your inner Elvis moves
  • Laura I.
    Laura IsabellaSeptember 21, 2012
    80's video dance attacks are hella rad.
  • Suzy E.
    Suzy EAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go somewhere else to see your favorite bands. It's mainly standing-room-only (on a level floor, so the view is limited) over-priced drinks in plastic cups, and they pack the place full. Meh.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GardnerApril 8, 2016
    Very nice place for a wedding reception
  • Devyn D.
    Devyn DeLoeraFebruary 27, 2016
    Rubber floors make bouncing fun
  • Enrique G.
    Red Fang was great!
  • Mary D.
    Mary DaggettApril 13, 2013
    Beautiful place for a wedding!
  • Mindy G.
    Mindy Good-GalluzzoJanuary 20, 2013
    Bring a flask :))
  • Myeshia C.
    Myeshia ClevelandFebruary 4, 2012
    80's night Biiiiiiiiiatch!
  • Raul C.
    Raul CabralJune 21, 2014
    Awesome place
  • Derek S.
    Derek ShawJanuary 1, 2016
    Hidden Jim
  • J
    JJuly 13, 2012
    I'm so happy
  • Paul B.
    Paul BraddockFebruary 19, 2012
    Sweet venue but $$
  • bllix
    bllixFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Breadsticks falsely advertised as endless.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MarfaMay 30, 2013
    Dress light...it's hot as eff!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SamplesSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get down on it!
  • Philip C.
    21+ area sucks & the pbr tastes watered down.
  • Benny C.
    Benny ChristiansenDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Dance on air = Pure rad!
  • Leigh A.
    Why, why, why are the acoustics in this place so bad? Seriously, no bands should ever book this place.
  • Aaron E.
    Aaron EdwardsJuly 17, 2010
    If you're disabled and need a seat, this place sucks.
  • Bahtera R.
    Bahtera RYNovember 23, 2010
    the coffeee
  •  Wawan S.
     Wawan Setiantoro October 28, 2010
    i was hereeeeeee zoooom zooooooommmmm
  • Riez d.
    Riez de FarlanFebruary 21, 2011
    rock.. whahaha
  • Bahtera R.
    Bahtera RYNovember 23, 2010
    the coffee
  • Weston T.
    Weston TracyApril 24, 2010
    Don't forget to stretch!
  • Endang Real Suryana 4.
    Endang Real Suryana 4sqOctober 28, 2010
    unlock "Beat Junkie"
  • Matt M.
    Matt MooreOctober 8, 2009
    80s Night every Friday.
  • Lauren
    LaurenSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pizza is sternly terrible.
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